Friday, August 27th:
Wild Tales – “Under One Rock” 10:30 am to 11:15 am Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun at the Muth Interpretive Center.After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience! Class fee is $5.00 per child aged 2-8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please phone (949) 923-2275, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Event Fee: $5.00 per student
Parking Fee: Free
Age: 2-8 years
Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Saturday, August 28th:
Saturday Morning Hike at 9:00am. Join a park naturalist on a one hour interpretive hike. Learn about the plants, animals and history of O’Neill Regional Park. Meets at the Nature Center.
Parking Fee: $5
O’Neill Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
(949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256
Special Instructions: Wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen, hats, and bring water. Fairly easy hike, but does include elevation change.
Story time at the Zoo at 1:00pm. Come join for story time under the beautiful coastal live oak trees. Children of all ages are welcome!
Event Fee: Free with zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free)
Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry weekdays $3 per car; weekends $5 per car
Age: all ages
Location: Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
The food trucks are rolling in! Check out the first ever OC Foodie Fest at the Honda Center on Saturday from 11:30 am – 7 pm. 50 gourmet food trucks will be there serving up tasty treats. Check out http://www.ocfoodiefest.com/ for more info or to buy tickets.
Enjoy Crafts in the Park at the Irvine Katie Wheeler Library. Begins at 10:30 am, appropriate for all ages. Free.
13109 Old Myford Road
Read to a Dog from 11am-12:30pm at the University Park Library in Irvine. Children age 4-12 are invited to read aloud to certified therapy dogs provided by the BARK Organization. It’s fun! It’s free! And kids can improve their reading skills at the same time! No registration is required. Due to limited space, no groups, personal pets or therapy animals, please.
4512 Sandburg Way
Thinking about homeschooling? There’s a free Homeschooling Information Night Saturday from 5 – 6:30 pm. Event will be held at the Irvine Community Church. You can read more about it at http://www.exploringhomeschooling.com/oc/Default.aspx
Get some culture at the Te Vaka outdoor concert at the Great Park in Irvine. ”The 12-piece music and dance troupe represents a culture that spans some 16 million square miles of the Earth’s surface: Polynesia. Drawn from the Maori music of New Zealand, the chants of Tahiti and other far-flung outposts within the massive Polynesian Triangle, Te Vaka’s music is both traditional and original, mixing ancient chants and log drumming with modern instrumentation”. Concert begins at 8 pm, local comedian performs at 7 pm outside the Hangar Cafe near the concert. Admission is free, parking is $10. More information is available at http://www.ocgp.org/2010/05/te-vaka/
Shakespeare in the Park – The Dana Point Theatre Company will perform “Romeo and Juliet” in the park at 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Admission is free with a canned food donation to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Rd
Dana Point, 92629
The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano. Gates open Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 11:30 am.
Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won’t want to miss this year’s excitement. For more information, you can go to http://www.rmvrodeo.com/
30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano
LADY PEACOCK STORYTELLER KIDS MUSEUM 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. A kids museum interpretive center with Lady peacock and her published children’s books. Includes crafts, art lessons, flute playing, taxidermied animals, animal bone collection, and more.
Event Fee: FREE
Parking Fee: 5.00
Location: Carbon Canyon Regional Park
4442 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
714-973-3160 or 714-973-3162
And don’t forget, it’s the last weekend for the Festival of Arts. The Sawdust Festival and Art-A-Far close August 29th, and the Pageant of the Masters runs through August 31st. For more information, go to http://foapom.com
Have a great weekend!