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Events Happening This Week in Orange County: November 30th – December 4th

Wednesday, December 2nd

Little Naturalists: Winter Wonderland

Environmental Nature Center

1601 E 16th St.

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Little Naturalist programs are outdoor experiential education classes designed for 3 – 5 year olds and their adult guardians.  Activities are designed to encourage exploration and discovery and to enrich a child’s emerging physical and cognitive skills. Event runs 9:30am – 10:30am. Parents remain with children at all times. $6 per participant ($5 for members). Pre-payment is required. Register online.

Parent and Me Time

Shipley Nature Center

17851 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA  92648

The Parent and Me program provides nature-related stories, crafts and stroll along the trails. Cost:  $3.00 Per Parent. No reservation required. Event runs 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Celebrate the seasons with your family at Shipley Nature Center. Discover nature’s changes as you walk through the habitats. A child’s trail guide is available for your use. Winter rains sprout colorful mushrooms in secret places along the trails. The interesting shapes may inspire you to make a mushroom print at home. Buy a mushroom at the supermarket or find one in your backyard. Instructions to make a print are available to take home.

Spring days encourage new leaves and flowers on some of the trees. Look for the amazing yellow flowers on the Fremontia (Fremontodendron californicum, California Flannel Bush). How many different types of trees can you identify? Summer is time for butterflies. Count how many Monarchs you see flying throughout the different habitats. Look for a caterpillar crawling on milkweed plants. You may find a jeweled chrysalis encasing a future Monarch. Fall brings the spiders spinning webs from branch to branch. Watch out! You may walk into one. Can you spot a spider waiting for a tasty treat? How many webs do you see as you walk the trails?

Story Time and Songs

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. 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.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Central Park Amphitheater

7821 Walker St.

La Palma, CA 90623

Join your friends and family for this annual holiday favorite. Every year this event brings the La Palma community together to ring in the holiday season! Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along. Take a picture with Santa and his elves in the activities area before the event. This area will feature crafts, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa, and of course, the young and young-at-heart won’t want to miss an early visit from Santa Claus! Event begins at 4:30pm and is free.

LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build

All LEGO Store Locations

Join in the LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build! Event begins at 5:00pm. You can now reserve your December Mini Model BEFORE you visit the LEGO Store! To register, visit Upcoming Mini Model Build: 
LEGO® Submarine: Sign up for Tuesday, December 1 or Wednesday, December 2. Due to safety and build experience standards, builders must be between the ages of 6-14 to participate. The mini model must be completely built in store. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and quantities are limited. Stores will no longer accept walk ups on the night of the event. You can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. Ask a Brick Specialist for details.

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.

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  1. Great list of things to do! If you’re starting a list for next week, here is something to add!

    Saturday, December 5, 2015 1-4PM

    SNOW DAY in Laguna Niguel
    Sledding, Crafts, Food, and more!
    This is a free community event.
    15 tons of snow will create a winter wonderland, sledding, and snow play fun!

    Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
    30071 Ivy Glenn Drive
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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