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Weekend Hikes

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Get your hiking shoes on, grab your water and get to one of these FREE OC Parks guided Hikes this weekend. They are both bright and earlier in morning to be the heat. Remember these guided hikes are FREE, just cover the parking.

Happy Hiking!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this enjoyable, moderate paced 3.5-mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain). Terrain can be steep and rocky.

  • For ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  10/10/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Subject to cancelation without notice

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 10/11/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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Weekend Hikes

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Geology and Natural History Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Step back 25 million years in Orange County’s history to a time when the seas receded and the San Andreas Fault was just starting to form. With a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist, discover the geologic processes going on today and how they affect the natural landscape. This moderate 3-mile hike is over uneven, steep and sometimes rocky terrain with a 300-ft elevation gain.

  • For ages 10 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; and make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 3/7/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Redwood Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Join OC Parks’ trained staff on the first Saturday of the month for an easy 1.1-mile interpretive hike to the park’s Coastal Redwood grove. You will use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about our native plants along the trail. The hike begins at 9:30 a.m. from the park’s Nature Center. Don’t forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!

Participants should remember water, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes.

  • All ages (small children may have to be carried).
  • Meet at Nature Center located at east end of park.
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com

Parking: $5 per vehicle

Date: 3/7/2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike at Irvine Regional Park

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Regional Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date: 3/7/2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Sunday, March, 8, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 3/8/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Wilderness Walking Club at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Enjoy a wonderful, moderate 3-mile walk (535-ft. elevation gain) through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Catch views of the canyons and mountain ranges from the ridge top and then walk down to Barbara’s Lake, a hidden jewel and the only natural lake in Orange County.

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Hat, water and snack recommended for your comfort.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 3/8/2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Weekend Hikes

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This Weekends Hikes are going to gorgeous! We have some great weather conditions this weekend, so take advantage and get outdoors!

My Spolight Hike for this weekend is the Ben Franklin’s Birthday Adventure at Aliso & Wood Canyons Park on Sunday.  Children and their parents  will enjoy an activity-filled 2 mile hike to celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s birthday by recreating inventions used by Orange County’s native peoples and Poor “Ranger” Richard will recite from his famous almanac. Sorry, no kites please.

Another hike that sounds very interesting is with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist, Karin Klein (author of 50 Hikes in Orange County)  – Edible and Useful Plant Hike OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on Saturday. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nature Walk
OC Parks – O’Neill Regional Park
Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Contact: (949) 923-2260 with any questions

Date:  1/17/2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Edible and Useful Plant Hike
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Early pioneers found their uses for local and introduced plants, and now science is finding out about potentially valuable medicines in our wild backyard. Learn about these edible and useful plants during a moderate, but steep, uneven 2-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist, Karin Klein (author of 50 Hikes in Orange County)

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • Online reservations required.
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324.
  • Parking: $3.
Date:  1/17/2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

 For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 1/18/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Guided Interpretive Hike
OC Parks – Irvine Regional Park
Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6835 if you have any questions

Date:  1/17/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, January 18, 2015

 

Birding Basics
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn the basics of birding and spot native and winter resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 1.5-mile hike over primarily flat, but uneven terrain through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • No experience necessary!
  • For ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars (Limited binoculars available on loan).
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • Online reservations required.
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324.
  • Parking: $3.
Date: 1/18/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Morning Walk Around the Lake
OC Parks – Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Come enjoy a wonderful morning walk around the lake and learn about the native plants and critters in the park. This is an easy 2.5-mile walk (both paved and dirt trail) with no elevation gain. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer Naturalists. Dogs on leashes welcome.

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Meet at the Shelter 3 parking lot.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations Link

Date: 1/18/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ben Franklin’s Birthday Adventure
OC Parks – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

Children, bring your parents on an activity-filled hike to celebrate the birthday of one of our country’s greatest patriots, inventors, and writers. We’ll recreate inventions used by Orange County’s native peoples and Poor “Ranger” Richard will recite from his famous almanac. Leave your kites at home please ;). This is a 2-mile hike with a 150-ft. elevation gain.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas, meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations Link

Date: 1/18/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Weekend Roundup – January 9 – 16, 2015

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January 9-16, 2015

Be sure to check back as this list is updated through out the week.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Free Day at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda

Night Hike at Peters Canyon in Orange

Free Shark Lagoon Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

OC Parks Weekend Hike & Bikes  at O’Neill Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve & Irvine Regional Park

2nd Saturday at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

2nd Saturday at Ameal Moore Nature Center in Riverside

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

OC Parks Weekend Hike & Bikes at Caspers Wilderness Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Free Technique Classes  at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Discovery Days at Centennial Farms in Costa Mesa

 

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Hikes & Bikes

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Oh my goodness!!! Yes, I’m excited about this edition of the “Weekend Hikes” post. You may have noticed the tile is “Hikes & Bikes”! Yes, in addition to the regularly scheduled Hikes, OC parks has two mountain biking events scheduled this weekend!!

Okay, a little background, once upon a time, I loved to mountain bike (about 9 years ago). I have a beautiful mountain bike (and road bike) in storage and I think it’s time to get them tuned up and ready to go. Besides the mountain bike events, there are some very nice hikes scheduled this weekend. I hope you find one that fits your needs.

Saturday, January 10 2015

Fitness Hike
OC Parks – Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Take a mildly strenuous 2.5 mile hike along the Back Bay with Preserve staff.  Hike will begin in front of the Muth Center.  The hike is on both paved and dirt paths with mostly flat surfaces.This hike explores the upland areas of the bay- with opportunities to see the birds, mammals and reptiles that make this habitat their home.·         Space is limited and pre-registration is required·         Call 949-923-2275 or email unbic@ocparks.com
Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Winter Morning Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants.

  • This is for INTERMEDIATE riders with mountain biking experience.
  • Appropriate mountain biking equipment required. Must have helmet, gloves, hydration; a snack is strongly suggested.
  • Be prepared for varied weather out in the canyons.
  • This bike ride is not for beginners. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.


Online Registration

Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Beginning Mountain Bike Ride
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn mountain biking basics and trail etiquette on this 6.8-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) while enjoying canyon views. Please come prepared with a bike suitable for off-pavement riding, sturdy shoes, helmet, gloves, water and snack. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants.

  •  Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.


Online Registration

Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

California Native Plants in the Winter
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the seasonal life of California native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this enjoyable 2.5 mile hike (45-ft elevation gain) over moderately uneven terrain.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Nature Walk
OC Parks – O’Neill Regional Park
Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn aboutTrabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • call 949-923-2260 with any questions

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike
OC Parks – Irvine Regional Park
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Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Contact: (714) 973-6835 with any questions
Date:  1/10/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

 For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 1/11/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Wilderness Walking Club
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Enjoy a wonderful, moderate 3-mile walk (535-ft. elevation gain) through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Catch views of the canyons and mountain ranges from the ridge top and then walk down to Barbara’s Lake, a hidden jewel and the only natural lake in Orange County.

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Hat, water and snack recommended for your comfort. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 1/11/2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Weekend Roundup – January 2 – 8, 2015

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January 2 -8, 2015

Be sure to check back as this list is updated through out the week.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Jr. Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Young Explorers Academy at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Free Palo Cooking Class at Surfas Culinary District/SOCO in Costa Mesa

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Target First Sunday at Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana and The Children’s Museum at La Habra

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

Technique Classes  at Williams-Sonoma locations nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Storytime in the Garden in the Great Park in Irvine

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LEGO Mini Model Build at LEGO stores nationwide

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Weekend Roundup – Dec. 26, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015

If your looking for even more things to do on New Year’s check out my Family-Friendly New Year’s Events post.

Snow-Days

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Saturday Science At Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Garden Beats at the Great Park in Irvine

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

More than Meets the Eye in Buena Park

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Garden Beats at the Great Park in irvine

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

Noon Years Eve

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC and LA

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Snow Days at Kidspace in Pasadena

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Celebrate Kwankaa at Pretend City in Irvine

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Rose Parade Float Pre-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Parent and Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Cube OC and LA

Noon-Year’s Confetti Countdown at Pretend City in Irvine

Noon Year’s Celebration at Kidspace in Pasadena

New Year’s Noon Party at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles

Family and Friends New Year’s Celebration in Rancho Santa Margarita

New Year’s Waterfront Celebration in Downtown Long Beach

First Night at Fullerton in Downtown Fullerton

New Year’s Eve in L.A. at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thomas & Friends at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Rose Parade Float Post-Parade Viewing in Pasadena

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Free Day at The Autry in Los Angeles

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Weekend Hikes – December 27-28, 2014

OC Parks has a some great hikes planned for this weekend including a night hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. This hike is very popular with families. My girls were very excited about hiking at night and the live animal presentation prior to the hike was a hit with all the kids.

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Saturday,December 27, 2014

Nature Walk @ O’Neill regional Park – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.) Contact: (949) 923-2260

Date:  12/27/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Hike @ Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  12/27/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Ho Ho Happy New Year Night Hike @ Carbon Canyon – Come see Carbon Canyon Regional Park in a completely different setting – in the dark! Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night.The Ho Ho Happy New Year Night Hike will feature many fun activities, including:• A visit to the Nature Center
• A live animal presentation
• Hot cocoa and cookies
• A hike through the wilderness area (approx. 2 miles round trip. Hike is optional)
• Parking is FREE AFTER 5:30 p.m.
• Event is FREE!This is an outdoor event. Please dress warmly, wear good walking shoes and bring a flashlight. (No pets please)**Rain will cancel event**

Space is limited, please call to register:

(714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com


Date:  12/27/2014
Time:  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ranger Led Nature Hike @ Caspers  Wilderness Park – Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

 For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 12/28/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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Weekend Roundup – December 19 – 25, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 19 – 25, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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 All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival every weekend in Laguna Beach

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City in Irvine

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Las Posadas at Olivera Street

Holiday Classics Storytime at Barnes & Noble nationwide

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Christmas Chalk Walk in Aliso Viejo

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

The Nutcracker for Kids at the Newport Beach Library

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Duck the Halls at the Marketplace in Tustin

Las Posadas in Santa Ana, Garden Grove & Olivera Street

Star Party at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Christmas Chalk Walk in Aliso Viejo

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & Wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Holidays at SOCO/OC Mix in Costa Mesa

Holiday Festival at the Muck in Fullerton

Children’s Garden Workshop at the Great Park in irvine

Las Posadas at Oivera Street

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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La piñata – Diego Rivera

Monday, December 22, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Las Posadas at Olvera Street

Holiday Fun at the Farmers Market & the Grove at the Farifax District in Los Angeles

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Weekend Roundup – December 12 – 18, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 12 – 18, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival every weekend in Laguna Beach

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Moonlight Stroll  at Santiago Oaks Nature Center in Orange – CANCELLED due to rain

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

**Weekend Hikes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park & Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade in Laguna Niguel

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Christmas at the Zoo at the OC Zoo in Orange

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

**Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

A Night in Bethlehem in Newport Beach

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Regional Park and Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Harry Christmas at Tustin Library

Holiday Crafts with Ms. Grace at Orange Public Library & History Center

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Niños pidiendo posadas – Diego Rivera

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Menorah Lighting at Fashion Island in Newport Beach

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parent & Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Pinecone Crafts at Tustin Library

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (12/17 -12/21) in Newport Beach

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Wonderland & Crafting Fun at Newport Beach Library

Cookie Decorating at Newport Beach Library

**Before going to any Weekend Events be sure to call OC Parks or check the website http://ocparks.com/ for cancellation of any scheduled events due to the rain.

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