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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: July 27th – August 2nd

Wednesday, July 29th

Harvest at the Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm

Native Seed Farm Parking Area

Irvine Ranch

letsgooutside.org/activities/2015/07/29/harvest-wildflower-seed-us-native-seed-farm-3-2015-07-29/

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 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

ocparks.com/modjeskahouse/

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.

Parent and Me Time

Shipley Nature Center

17851 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA  92648

shipleynature.org/childrens-programs/

Nature-related stories, crafts and stroll along the trails. Today’s theme is Ladybugs. Cost:  $3.00 Per Parent. No reservation required. Event runs 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Baby Tales Songs and Story Time

Granola Babies

3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA  92626

granolababies.com/products/baby-tales

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

granolababies.com/collections/events/products/breastfeeding-support

The breastfeeding support group at Granola Babies is an inviting, friendly and welcoming group for mothers and mothers-to-be. It’s on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. 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.

Eileen Meyer Book Signing

Once Upon a Storybook

17300 E 17th St. #C

Tustin, CA 92780

onceuponastorybook.us

We’re so fortunate to have children’s book author Eileen Meyer join us for readings and signings of her books! My favorite is Ballpar, and to celebrate it, we encourage all the little ones to wear baseball jerseys or shirts to be entered to win a prize! Ages 4+ No cost! Event runs 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Tustin Concerts in the ParkPettybreakers (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute)

Peppertree Park

230 W First St.

Tustin, CA 92780

tustinca.org/departments/parksrec/events/flyers/ConcertsinthePark.pdf

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 ParkAbbey Road (Beatles Tribute)

Eisenhower Park

211 8th St.

Seal Beach, CA 90740

web.sealbeachchamber.org/events

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.

Nature Nights

Oak Canyon Nature Center

6700 E Walnut Canyon Rd.

Anaheim, CA 92807

anaheim.net/title/Community+Services/Oak+Canyon+Nature+Center/

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.

Brea Summer Concerts in the ParkThe Kelly Rae Band (Country)

City Hall Park

401 S Brea Blvd.

Brea, CA 92821

cityofbrea.net/index.aspx?NID=448#Concerts%20in%20the%20Park

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.

Buena Park Downtown ConcertsA Tribute to the King, with Scot Bruce

Buena Park Downtown Mall

8308 On The Mall

Buena Park, CA 90620

buenapark.com/Index.aspx?page=346

There’s more to do at the mall than shop! Each year, Buena Park Downtown hosts the Summer Concert Series in the Krikorian Courtyard. Enjoy live entertainment and interactive activities for the kids, as well. Buena Park Downtown is one of the City’s many community partners that make the concerts possible each year. Concert runs 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Fullerton Concert in the ParkBubba and the Big Bad Blues (Blues)

Fullerton Sports Complex

560 E Silver Pine St.

Fullerton, CA 92835

cityofullerton.com

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.

Orange Concerts in the ParkWise Guys (Big Band)

Hart Park Band Shell

701 S Glassel

Orange, CA 92866

cityoforange.org/depts/commserv/special_events/concerts_in_the_park.asp

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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