One of the ways I relax is by being in the garden at my daughter’s school – learning, teaching and growing fresh, organic vegetables. So I and am always delighted to see events such as this one. Tanaka Farms is hosting their first ever “Plant Fest”!
Head over to Tanaka Farms September 23 and 24 as they celebrate the plants and the arm they grow on. Spend the day on the farm farm and eat lots of yummy vegan food while you’re there!
There will be Vegan Food Trucks, Cooking Demonstrations, Music, Cruelty Free Shopping, plenty of Fresh Produce, activities for the kids and for an optional fee the always fun U-Pick Farm Tours!
The event is free and the entire family will love it. The best part is that a portion of all the sales goes to an animal rescue group!
When: Saturday, 23rd and Sunday September 24th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where; Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA
“Life is like a waterfall, always moving and there is an uneven flow to it”
Join me this week at one of my classes to even out the flow that is life. In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin every Saturday morning at 7:00am, I am also subbing several days this week. So come in to get relaxed, grounded, and flowing.
Some great news this week is that I now have a “Yoga Blend” class at Private Fitnessin Anaheim Hills, every Wednesday at 9:30am.
For the kids, there are 5 weeks left for the Storytime and Yoga/Groovy Kid’s class at Once Upon A Storybook located in the Enderle Center in Tustin.
Here’s my schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday, September 12th:
8:30am for an All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
4:00pm Kid’s Yoga at Once Upon a Storybook
Wednesday, September 13th:
9:30am – Yoga Blend at Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills
Ok, Orange County – I hope you’re ready because I certainly am!
I am pleased to announce that I now have a Yoga class
for every member of the family!!!
In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared every Saturday at 7:00am , I now offer a Kid’s Yoga class every Tuesday at Once Upon a Storybook. Kid’s classes begin this Tuesday, September 5th at 4:00 pm.
I am delighted to be able to offer a kid’s yoga class, which will include a mindfully based storytime and yoga.
I have several sub dates on the calendar this week at Yoga Squared, so there is no excuse! I’ll look forward to seeing you and your kid’s on the mat!
Here’s the schedule for the week.
Tuesday, September 5th:
8:30 am – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
4:00pm Kid’s Yoga at Once Upon a Storybook
Wednesday, September 6th:
6:30 pm – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
Thursday, September 7th:
3:30 pm – Kid’s Yoga at Yoga Squared
Saturday, September 9th:
7:00 am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
Yoga Squared is located at 195 El Camino Real #201, Tustin, CA 92780
Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 17th St C, Tustin, CA 92780
My family and I go to Roger’s Garden every year for their Halloween Boutique and I can tell you this place never disappoints! This year the Halloween Boutique’s theme is: Magic & Mayhem.
If you love Halloween as much as I do, you simply can’t miss this. Rogers Garden is a Garden Center like no other garden center I’ve ever been to.
The Halloween Boutique is made up of several rooms all decorated differently within an overall theme. It’s hard to focus on all the details in the room (at least for me) because there is so much to look at. You can browse around for hours and still find things you missed.
My family and I look forward to this as a way to welcome in the fall every year and get ready for Halloween.
Here’s the details for this years boutique:
WALK THROUGH FOUR DIFFERENT CURATED STORES:
The Owl Post | General Store – Are you expecting a package? Come and check to see if one of our Owl’s has delivered it. And while you are here, we are a full service convenience store, offering all of your décor supplies. Truly a one stop shop in the land of Magic & Mayhem.
Weezer’s Joke Emporium – Apprentice mischief-makers stop here! Filled to the brim with hilarious jokes, tricks and candy we are waiting to fill your basket with surprises. A prankster’s paradise!
Wykeham’s Wizarding Supplies – Lurking in the shadows, a world of magic beckons. Shop for the perfect wand, brows our selection of spell books or get lost in the gaze of a crystal ball.
Morgan & Murkes Apothecary – Phrenology, palmistry or a simple potion; pick your poison, it’s all here. Loaded with skeletons and skulls the apothecary is ready to fix what ails you.
When: September 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Where: Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd. Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Cost: FREE but bring your becuase there’s tons of neat stuff!
Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, bring the kids to a fun welcoming environment learning the skills of mediation and yoga at Once Upon A Storybook in Tustin.
I believe every “body” NEEDS yoga and if we can introduce Yoga to our kids at an early age, they will will better off because of it! Yoga helps kids learn coping tools to deal with the emotional, social and the physical challenges our kids face today.
The class will begin with a yoga or mindfulness-related story and move onto Yoga. Your kids will not only learn the physical postures (poses) breathing techniques, balance and meditation but more importantly self acceptance, mind and body connection as well as social and community awareness.
Kids will need their own yoga mats, if you don’t have one, we have arranged for you to purchase one at a discounted rate at Branch & Stone in Old Town Tustin. Kids Yoga mats are $15.00 plus tax.
When: Classes will begin Tuesday September 5th from 4:00 – 5:00pm.
Where: Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 E 17th Street, #C Tustin CA, 92780, in the Enderle Center.
Cost: $60 for 6 weeks – Call or email Once Upon A Storybook to reserve your spot. Email: Susie@OnceUponaStorybook.us or Phone: 714-669-4377.
This class is best suited for kids 5 and older. Kids under 4 may participate with a paying, participating parent.
OC Parks and the Dr. John D Cooper Archeological and Paleontological Center invite you to OC’s Ancient Wonders on Saturday, September 9 at Mile Square Regional Park. This free, educational family event will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and Native American culture to the community.
The event will feature displays of local fossils and Native American artifacts, educational crafts and hands-on activities for kids of all ages, archery demonstrations, Native American storytelling, guided hikes led by Naturalist for You, a volcano demonstration, and a butterfly tent by Western Monarch Guardians.
Schedule of events:
11:45 AM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
12:30 PM – Volcano demonstration
1:15 PM – Native American Storytelling by Jacque Tahuka-Nunez of Journeys to the Past
2:00 PM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
Archery demonstrations and Butterfly tent available throughout the day
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Mile Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (The event will be located at the park’s Nature Area and Archery Range)
Actually, it’s more like a kindness party with rocks. There’s a trend of painting rocks and hiding them in a park or public space for someone to find. I have seen facebook post of people who find these rocks and it makes their day!
Tustin’s very own Donna Peery has spearheaded this project for our community–she’s even been in the paper! Donna will lead kids and parents in a rock painting party! You can paint pictures from your favorite books or just happy images that make you smile, and she’ll tell you how to hide them in the community.
This fun event takes place today, August 2, 2017 at Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin located inside the Enderle Center. This is an open house atmosphere, so come by any time between 2:00 & 4:00. This a FREE event, no RSVP’s are required and great for ages 3+.
I know the notice is short but if your free today – bring the kids in for a FREE Kid’s yoga class at HB Yoga Collective in Huntington Beach. Join us today as we complete our Kids Yoga Teacher Training with a FREE Kid’s Yoga Class!
The class will be lead by Grooveykids founder and teacher, Greville Henwood. Greville has led Yoga Teacher Training’s all over the world, as a matter of fact, this is the 108th Yoga Teacher Training!!! Yep, I feel extremely blessed to be in this one!
So bring the kids and join us for this special class. The class is best suited for kids ages 3 and up.
Where: HB Yoga Collective, 301 Main Street, Suite 109, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Bring your appetite and your Yoga mat at to the Fourth Annual Healthy Junk Vegan Faire! This annual one day festival showcases a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services. There will be booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans, wellness, live music and FREE YOGA!
SOCO and the OC Mix are bringing you a special treat! “Wellness Wednesday”! Wellness Wednesday will take place on the second Wednesday of every month for the next 3 months.
You’ll begin the evening with a visit to the Yarnover Truck. Wear your yoga pants and bring your mat because at 6pm you’ll get an extra special treat with an hour long Yoga session and Tarot card reading with Fortune & Flow, these ladies are awesome!
On July 8th , the City of Tustin will be hosting a Community Volunteer Fair at the Community Center at the Market Place. This event offers a fantastic way for you to discover the many ways for you to give back and make a difference within your community.
Similar to a job fair, different organizations will be in attendance to educate the community about their respective organization with the hopes of recruiting new members and/or volunteers. Jerri Rosen, founder of Working Wardrobe, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
If your busy on Saturday, California Pizza Kitchen at the Tustin Market Place will be hosting a fundraiser with the proceeds to be donated to the Tustin Police Foundation. Just bring the CPK flyer, present it to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your check to the Tustin Police Foundation on the day of the Community Volunteer Fair.
For further information on how to help, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 573-3027.
Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Tustin Community Center, 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
Zoo Zen, a Yoga Story for Kids is a sweet little kids yoga book that was just released! Join the illustrator Suzi Schwartz and myself, Annette Cruz (aka Project Refined Life) for a book signing event and a FREE Kid’s Yoga Demonstrationat my favorite kid’s bookstore, Once Upon a Storybook, in Tustin.
Join us for this fun afternoon as I guide the kid’s through a FREE yoga demonstration and we practice Lyle’s Yoga Flow!
When: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00am
Where: Once Upon a Storybook, 17300 East 17th Street #C, Tustin CA 92780
Please email Susie@OnceUponaStorybook.us or call, 714-669-4377 – no reservations are required but it would be great to know how many kids to expect.
Looking a wonderful way to spend you Friday evenings this Summer? Spend Every Friday night enjoying access to art galleries & live music at Bowers Museum for just $5.00!!!
From July 7th through 28th you can experience the “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” exhibit.
From August 4 through September 1st witness the “Stark Beauty: Photography” exhibit by Edward Weston.
These events take place every Friday Nights from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, bring your appetite and get some of the amazing food that is available for purchase by Tangata Restaurant, drink specials and a cash bar.
Live music will be provided by musician such as: Joel Aceves, classical guitarist and April Walsh with jazz standards from the 40’s and 50’s.
You can purchase tickets at the door or online. If your a member, the Friday Night program is is free!
Bowers Museum is located at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706
Come to Oak Canyon Nature Center for Nature Nights this Summer!
Join the the staff Naturalist along with experts from a variety of natural fields as they lead you through a series of Nature Nights.
Every Wednesday from June 28th through August 16th, the evening will begin with a guided twilight walk at 7:00 p.m. and followed up by a formal presentation at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free mission but a $5 donation per family would be greatly appreciated.
June 28: Journeys to the Past Jacque Nunez is a Master storyteller and award winning educator. She will captivate you, and every family member. Journey with her back in time and be captivated by her stories, songs and engaging use of ancient instruments!
July 5: Twilight Walk Join us for an introduction to Oak Canyon and a walk with Oak Canyon’s Naturalists as the sun begins to set. Several walks of varying ability levels will be offered. Be sure to bring your flashlight.
July 12: Wonders of Wildlife Cheryl Rendes from Wonders of Wildlife will share a variety of animals, from the savannas of Africa to the tropical regions of South America.
July 19: Orange County Birds of Prey Dr. Kristian Krause, Veterinarian from Serrano Animal Hospital and Orange County Birds of Prey Center, will share information on raptors and will bring a variety along for an audience “encounter.”
July 26: Reptiles from Around the World Dr. Tom Greek from Greek & Associates Veterinary Hospital will bring along an exciting collection of reptiles including local and exotic snakes, lizards and more. Learn about the lifestyles of these unique reptiles and enjoy an opportunity to see and touch these animals up close.
August 2: Our Solar System Mike Beckage will introduce the challenging hobby of amateur astronomy through his breathtaking slide show. Then we will journey up the hill and view the night sky through telescopes aimed at the evening’s best features. *This program involves a strenuous uphill walk to reach the viewing area.
August 9: “Trapper” Dan Jundanian’s Insect Fair Join us for an evening of learning and fun. Dan Jundanian, a former longtime Oak Canyon Naturalist, returns for his annual Nature Night presentation. Enjoy an evening of insect education as Dan displays exciting insects from around the world.
August 16: Annual Flashlight Walk While waiting for the sun to set, get an introduction to the “creatures of the night” then join Oak Canyon’s naturalists on a trek through the trails of the Nature Center. There will be several walks of varying abilities. Don’t forget your flashlight as we explore Oak Canyon at night!
When: Every Wednesday from June 28th through August 16th
Where: Oak Canyon Nature Center, 6700 E Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807
Cost: A $5.00 donation per family is greatly appreciated