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4th Annual Bunnies & Books for Kids Festival

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

4th Annual Bunnies & Books for Kids Festival

  Your family is invited to the 4th Annual Bunnies & Books for Kids Festival at the Newport Beach Central Library. The event will feature a bunny-themed story time, face painting, arts & crafts, games and other outdoor activities are planned for this year’s festival. This is our biggest children’s event of the year so come prepared to read, create and move throughout the library and the beautiful Civic Green area. Meet live bunnies courtesy of Save-Some-Bunny Rabbit Rescue. Festival Schedule: 10:30-11:00 a.m. Storytime in the Friends Room (inside the Central Library) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Activities on the Green Face Painting StoryWalk® (see below for details) Games Crafts on the Green Save-Some-Bunny Rabbits on the Green Bistro Express Café will have box lunches available for $5.00 Admission is FREE; reservations not required Location: Newport Beach Central Library & Civic Center 1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Info: 949.548.2411 or...

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Irvine Spectrum Center Toddler Tuesdays Fiesta

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Events, Featured, Shopping | 0 comments

Irvine Spectrum Center Toddler Tuesdays Fiesta

 Hosted in partnership with the Irvine Spectrum Center The Irvine Spectrum Center Toddler Tuesdays kicked off last week with a festive fiesta. Families from all over Orange County came to the shopping community to create memories that will last a lifetime with their children. The event was located in Giant Wheel Court from 10 am to 12 pm. During the event, Wahoo’s and TLT Food offered delicious complimentary food to all the guests. Children were savoring every bite of Wahoo’s chicken tacos and TLT Food’s cheese quesadillas. Along with the food, was endless fun. Children had an opportunity to decorate mini maracas at the art table and Pretend City was on site to offer play advice for parents. On each side of the Giant Wheel Court were face painting, balloon making, and a super creative photo booth for parents to capture memories from the special event. In the center of the court was a stage that parents sat in front of to listen to the music. There were a mariachi band, folkloric dancers, and DJ’ed music. Children were dancing and enjoying every moment of the celebration. During the special event, all of the rides at The Irvine Spectrum Center were complimentary. Children were able to ride the train, carousel and giant wheel complimentary during the two-hour event. Did you miss the fiesta fun last week? Don’t worry! There are three more weeks of complimentary family fun at the Irvine Spectrum Center during Toddler Tuesdays in the month of May. The next Spring Gardens celebration will take place tomorrow, May 9th from 10 am to 12 pm. Photos courtesy of Allen Thomas...

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dana Point Harbor

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Events, Holiday, Mother's Day | 0 comments

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dana Point Harbor

 Sponsored The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite families to spend Mother’s Day weekend enjoying ocean activities, delicious dining and more at Dana Point Harbor. The weekend of May 13 – 14 will welcome a calendar of special activities including an art sale, trunk show, brunch menus and marine events. Known as the “Whale Capital of the West” Dana Point Harbor is home to many activities perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day, including whale watching, parasailing, sailing and more. Families can also enjoy shopping in Dana Point Harbor during the weekend-long Mother’s Day Fine Art Show from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. under the outdoor pergola. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at Dana Point Harbor and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. For more information visit...

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22nd Annual Taste of Anaheim

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

22nd Annual Taste of Anaheim

  Anaheim GardenWalk and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce invite the community to participate in the 22nd Annual Taste of Anaheim. The event will benefit the Anaheim White House Restoration Fund, with $5 from each ticket sold going towards the Fund. Participating restaurants include: California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., House of Blues Anaheim, Fire + Ice Grill + Bar, Grasslands Meat Market, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, P.F. Chang’s, Bowlmor Lanes and Roy’s Restaurant. The Taste of Anaheim event will also feature live music and a silent auction. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets. Follow Taste of Anaheim on Facebook for upcoming details and entertainment schedule. Tickets are currently available online. WHEN: Thursday, May 11th from 5:30 – 10:30pm WHERE: Anaheim GardenWalk 400 W. Disney Way Anaheim, CA 92802 COST: Advanced Ticket Price – $40 Day-of Ticket Price – $45 Children 5 and under –...

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Life, Love and Happiness in An American in Paris

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Entertainment, Events, Theatre | 0 comments

Life, Love and Happiness in An American in Paris

 We visited as a guest of the venue How lovely is it that a musical can stop time and capture two of the most basic feelings of life; love and happiness! If you are like us and enjoy the theater, then we have a fantastic recommendation for you! We were invited to attend the recent opening night of “An American in Paris,”at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The movie we all know so well from the 1950’s inspired the creation of the musical for the stage, and it is truly breathtaking and beautiful. The story is set on a young American soldier and a sweet, beautiful French girl in the city of Paris, 1945 at the end of the Second World War. The two main characters are looking for new beginnings at the end of such a tragic war. The story which does recognize the war, but instead shifts it’s focus to a celebration of life; full of singing and dancing. Delivering the simple yet powerful reminder even in today’s world, to cherish life and all the goodness that still exists. It’s challenging for this writer to capture the flawless beauty of the production and give it justice in sharing it with all of you. From the moment the actors take the stage, and you hear the catchy, familiar tunes of George Gershwin you are immediately pulled into the story, having forgotten about the outside world. Admittedly, there were moments during several scenes that we were going to clap in the middle; we felt as though we were in the story, on the stage with a lovely circle of friends. We then remember, “Oh wait, we’re watching this musical.” The actors are stellar! They are classically trained ballet dancers who crossover to share with us their love of dance in a Broadway musical, and it’s magic! Gliding across the stage; singing, dancing in the midst of set changes. In the first scene alone the set changes numerous times; sharing with us all of the places in Paris we would visit this evening. The ease and energy the actor’s display is amazing; full of perfection! The writing delivers comedic jokes throughout so be prepared to laugh too. The musical is such a celebration of life that emits out to the audience. On opening night, we laughed together; applauding in places that brought pure joy to all of us. We wanted to dance, sing and wear the fabulous costumes; we wanted to be in Paris! If you want to toe tap from your seat, smile and feel happy, then go see this fabulous musical, “An American in Paris”! The production runs through this Sunday, May 7th, 2017. You can learn more about tickets by visiting: www.scfta.org. Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball...

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