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

Friday, July 31st

Once Upon a Storybook Preschool Storytime

Once Upon a Storybook

17300 E 17th St. #C

Tustin, CA 92780

Preschool Storytime is offered every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00am. Join us for songs, stories, and surprises at one of these two weekly identical storytimes!  Sometimes we do experiments, sometimes we make crafts–There’s always something fun when we get the preschoolers together!  Perfect for ages 2-5.

Anaheim Family SeriesDiscovery Science Center Reaction Lab

Pearson Park Amphitheatre

401 N Lemon St.

Anaheim, CA 92805

Bring the kids to our family friendly show at 6:30 PM June through September on selected Friday or Saturday nights. The whole family will enjoy professional performing groups offering musical plays, storytellers, circus shows, magic, dance, puppetry, music, ethnic variety shows, and more. See website for details. Tickets are $3/person. Children 8 and under are free.

Laguna Niguel Summer ConcertsRiver Road (Country/Pop)

Crown Valley Community Park

29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Come join us for our annual Summer Concert Series located in the newly renovated Crown Valley Park Amphitheater! Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Free shuttle service for every concert located at City Hall 30111, Crown Valley Pkwy. Shuttle hours 5:30pm – 9:15pm. Food available for purchase. See website for a list of food truck vendors. For the safety of others please no scooters, skateboards, roller blades, pets or smoking in the event area. Alcohol is prohibited in all City parks. Please bring low chairs/blankets. Concert is 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Placentia Movies in the ParkRatatouille

Placentia Champions Sports Complex

505 N Jefferson

Placentia, CA 92870

Outdoor movies are shown on Friday nights during summer months at Placentia Champions Sports Complex. Movies begin at dusk and admission is FREE. Spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable viewing. Titles subject to change.

Brea Family Films in the ParkThe Incredibles

Arovista Park Amphitheatre

500 W Imperial Hwy.

Brea, CA 92821

Summer is set with evening fun at the City of Brea’s popular Family Films series. Admission and parking are FREE. Films are shown outdoors on a gigantic screen. Movie runs 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs to the amphitheater for a family night of fun. Arrive early and have a picnic dinner. Movie snacks and food will also be available for purchase. Parking lot located off W Elm St. and Sievers St.

Anaheim Cinema Under the StarsBrave

Oak Canyon Nature Center

6700 E Walnut Canyon Rd.

Anaheim, CA 92807

COME SEE A MOVIE AT OAK CANYON NATURE CENTER! Each evening begins in the amphitheatre with a twilight walk at 7:30pm led by our staff naturalists, followed by our feature presentation at 8:00pm. Blankets or jackets are suggested. Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation per family is suggested. And what would a movie be without the snacks? Visit the Oak Canyon Snack Bar during your movie to get all your movie favorites, including: popcorn, candy, water, and more! All proceeds go directly to the Nature Center.

Blue Moon Hike

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Willow Staging Area

Laguna Canyon Rd.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. This is a leisurely hike. Observe the changes as day turns to night. Learn about night wildlife. Hear the last bird songs and use the bat detector to listen for their ultrasonic communication. Hike runs 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The terrain on this 3.5 mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain) can be steep, rocky and uneven. Participants should bring water, a snack, a flashlight, a sweater or jacket, and wear long pants and proper closed-toed hiking shoes. Ages 12 and up. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection). For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun. Parking: $3/vehicle. Register online.

Full Moon Hike – Bommer Canyon

Bommer Canyon

Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp

Irvine Ranch

If you’ve ever wondered what happens in the open space when the sun goes down, then sign up for the popular full moon hike. Experience the serenity of a moonlit night in Bommer Canyon. This hike is just over 3 miles and includes 700 feet of total climbing elevation with several very steep inclines. The steepest section ascends 300 feet in a quarter-mile. Participants must be in good physical condition. This free hike runs 7:30pm – 10:00pm for ages 8 and up. Register online. Driving directions emailed upon registration.

Once In a Blue Moon Hike

The Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy

The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo

28811 Ortega Hwy.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Join us for a summer night hike under the light of a blue moon.  Learn about what makes a blue moon unusual and what other rarities can be found on The Reserve. Event is for ages 8 and up and runs 8:30pm – 10:30pm. Register online. Fee is $10 Adult and $5 Child.

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