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Events Happening this Week in Orange County: July 13th – 19th

Wednesday, July 15th

Harvest Wildflower Seed With Us at the Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm Parking Area

Irvine Ranch

Want to stand knee-deep in rows of blooming color? Want to refresh your senses while giving back to Nature? Sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from native Spring wildflowers, like California Poppies and Arroyo Lupines. Tools and training will be provided, and no experience is needed.  After a quick ride to the Farm-site in an open-air safari vehicle, you will get introduced to some of our beautiful native plants, and then we’ll get to work! Event runs 9:00am – 12:o0pm for ages 8 and up. Register online. Driving directions emailed upon registration.

Modjeska House Tour

25151 Serrano Rd.

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds. Tour runs 10:00am – 12:00pm. Cost is $5 per person. Advance reservations required, call (949) 923-2230. Directions provided with reservations.

Baby Tales Songs and Story Time

Granola Babies

3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Bring your little to enjoy songs and stories at Granola Babies. It’s on Wednesdays at 11:15am and it’s about 20 minutes long. Complimentary to attend and no registration is required. For questions, please call the store at 714-445-4948.

Breastfeeding Group

Granola Babies

3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA  92626

The breastfeeding support group at Granola Babies is an inviting, friendly and welcoming group for mothers and mothers-to-be. Children are welcomed and there’s a comfortable sofa for nursing. You’ll receive both education and breastfeeding support for a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child. A new topic is discussed each week. Pre and post baby weigh check available to measure mild intake. The event is complimentary and starts at 1:00pm.For questions, please call the store at 714-445-4948.

Tustin Concerts in the ParkThe Replicas (Variety)

Peppertree Park

230 W First St.

Tustin, CA 92780

Relax and enjoy the sounds of great music! Pack a picnic lunch or buy food from local non-profit vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Don’t miss out on this free event, which runs 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Seal Beach Summer Concerts in the ParkChris Anderson Band

Eisenhower Park

211 8th St.

Seal Beach, CA 90740

The Chamber, along with individual band sponsors have made these events free to the public. The concerts will run every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 1 through August 19 at Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. In order to ensure there is enough space for all residents to enjoy the concerts, please do not set unattended chairs or any other items to reserve spots until after 4 p.m. All chairs and items that are in the park before 4 p.m. must be accompanied at all times. If left unattended, your belongings will be picked up and held at the chamber booth for pickup and your space will be forfeited. Please contact the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at (562) 799-0179 for additional information.

San Juan Summer Nite Concert SeriesFamily Style

Historic Town Center Park

31852 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Enjoy free summer concerts in the park. Historic Town Center Park, located at 31852 El Camino Real in beautiful San Juan Capistrano is the site for the June 17 concert featuring live music, dancing, free activities for kids in the youth zone, a business expo with information booths and local restaurants where you can purchase great food fare. The San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce will offer beer and wine for purchase. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and enjoy an entertaining evening with your friends, family or neighbors. Event runs 6:00pm – 8:00pm and is free. Public parking is available as well as disabled parking adjacent the park. For more information call (949) 493-5911. Concert Schedule click here.

Brea Summer Concerts in the ParkRetro Soul (Pop Rock)

City Hall Park

401 S Brea Blvd.

Brea, CA 92821

Each week a new group will take the outdoor gazebo stage in City Hall Park for free Wednesday evening performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a different musical genre each week, this series invites audiences to relax and picnic on the lawn while the music plays. On-site sales of tri-tip sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks help support this program. Concerts will take place Wednesdays, July 8 through August 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Fullerton Concert in the ParkMemphis Kings Featuring Kid Ramos (Rhythm and Blues)

Fullerton Sports Complex

560 E Silver Pine St.

Fullerton, CA 92835

The sounds of Rhythm and Blues music will be heard when “Memphis Kings featuring Kid Ramos” performs at the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department’s popular outdoor summer concert series on Wednesday, July 15. Memphis Kings featuring Kid Ramos plays songs about complex themes, such as love, family and home. Group members are James Barrios bass and vocals; Jesus Cuevas, accordion and vocals; Mike Molina, drums; and Kid Ramos, guitar, banjo sexton and vocals. The band will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

All concerts in the series are free and will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. While food will be available for purchase at the complex, from the Soho Taco Truck and Kona Ice, concert-goers are welcome to bring a picnic supper to enjoy, as well as lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Parking for the disabled will be available at the site.  Overflow parking will be provided at the First Evangelical Free Church parking structure on the northwest corner of Bastanchury Road and Brea Boulevard.   Shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking structure and the sports complex from 6-9 pm.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Parks and Recreation Department’s Information Hotline at (714) 738-3333, or the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the concerts are asked to notify the department staff prior to coming to the sports complex.

Nature Nights

Oak Canyon Nature Center

6700 E Walnut Canyon Rd.

Anaheim, CA 92807

Come join us as we meet experts from a variety of natural fields. Each evening begins with a twilight walk at 7:00pm led by our staff naturalists, followed by a formal presentation at 7:30pm. Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation per family is suggested.

Buena Park Concerts in the ParkBritain’s Finest Beatles Tribute Band – Wear Your Favorite Beatles Costume!

Boisseranc Park

7520 Dale St.

Buena Park, CA 90620

Gather the family, call your friends, and invite new neighbors to kick off this summer’s free Concerts in the Park. The 2015 series promises to be especially memorable as the most popular bands from the past return to perform. From big band to The Beatles, this summer’s musical lineup includes a variety of exhilarating entertainment that will get you tapping your feet and dancing to the beat. Concert runs 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Remember to . . .

  • Please bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Food will be available for purchase at a snack booth and food truck.
  • Stop by the Bubble Fun Zone so the kids can work out their energy.
  • Visit the Reading Village for comfy story time and a free take-home book.
  • Make sure to visit the Fine Arts Committee booth to sign up for opportunity drawings for prizes that take place at intermission.

Orange Concerts in the ParkKnyght Ryder (80’s Flashback)

Hart Park Band Shell

701 S Glassel

Orange, CA 92866

Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy fantastic free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky! Bring your blankets or low lawn chairs and get ready for a great time!

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of a local non-profit group and please leave pets at home. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. Performers subject to change. Concerts run 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

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