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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: July 20th – July 26th

Wednesday, July 22nd

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.

Afternoon Harvest at the Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm Parking Area

Irvine Ranch

Want to smell the sun-dried sweetness of summertime? Want to feel the crunch of crispy golden brown pods?  Come and 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 our quirky native Summer wildflowers, like Yellow Pincushions and Heart-leaved Beard Tongue. Tools and training with 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 1:00pm – 4:o0pm for ages 8 and up. Register online. Driving directions emailed upon registration.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Unfold Yoga OC Annex

504A S Brea Blvd.

Brea, CA 92821

This breastfeeding support group is for expectant, new, and veteran moms to share and learn in a supportive environment.  We will have lactation consultants and doulas on hand to help answer individual and group questions.  We encourage group discussion and help from experienced mothers as well. The group is offered as follows:

  • Daytime Meetings: Every 1st & 3rd Monday from 11:30am-1pm
  • Evening Meetings: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:45pm

Cost: $10.

Tustin Concerts in the ParkPaperback Writer (Beatles Tribute)

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 ParkGregg Young and the 2nd Street 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.

Fullerton Concert in the ParkBubba and the Big Bad Blues (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 ParkMariachi Tesoro de San Fernando

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 ParkSmokin Cobras (Rockin’ Oldies)

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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