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Orange County Events This Week January 27th – February 2nd

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Wondering what to do this week? We got you covered with some great Orange County events to enjoy with your family this week. Crafts, cultural celebrations, car shows are more! Your family is sure to have an unforgettable week at one of these family friendly events around the OC.

Don’t forget to plan a visit to the park this week. Find a new park to visit with our extensive fun Orange County park guides. We even make it easy by breaking it down into cities in the toolbar at the top of the website!

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Monday, January 27th

Family Autism Night
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City is hosting a special autism-friendly environment for children and their families from 5-7pm. The event is free, and limited to 300 guests. Pre-registration is required online.

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Tuesday, January 28th

Author’s Festival
Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

23 authors will be presenting at schools around Huntington Beach, and families can enjoy meeting them at the library starting at 2:30pm. The event will take place in the front lobby of the library, and is free to the community.

Pottery Barn Kids Story Time
All Pottery Barn Kids Locations
Potterybarnkids.com

Children are invited to enjoy a special story time at your nearest Pottery Barn store at 11am. Children can get a free passport to collect stamps for every story time visit. After collecting five stamps, children will receive a special surprise. The event is free to the public.

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Wednesday, January 29th

Baby Tales Songs and Story Time
Granola Babies
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
granolababies.com/products/baby-tales

Story time, songs and music for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. Play time and socialization time following Baby Tales program. The event starts at 11:15 and is free to the public.

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Thursday, January 30th

Tideland Tykes
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, story telling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience! The event is recommended for kids age 2-8. Cost is $5 per student and registration is required by calling 949-923-2275.

Baby Tales Songs and Story Time
Granola Babies
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
granolababies.com/products/baby-tales

Story time, songs and music for babies and toddlers and their caregivers. Play time and socialization time following Baby Tales program. The event starts at 1pm and is free to the public.

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Friday, January 31st

Chinese New Year Celebration
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City is hosting a fun Chinese New Year Celebration for children from 10am to 3pm. Activities will include story time, dances, crafts and more. The event activities are included with the price of admission.

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Saturday, February 1st

Lakeshore Learning Free Craft Clinic
Your closest Lakeshore Location
Lakeshorelearning.com

Children are invited to your closest Lakeshore Learning Store for a free craft clinic from 11am to 3pm. Lakeshore will provide all the supplies, and this week, children will be making a creative bookmark.

Eco Challenge Day at The Honda Center
2695 E Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Take the Eco Challenge and bring your e-waste, gently used clothing, and household hazardous materials to the Honda Center for your chance to grab FREE giveaways, tickets and more!

The first 200 cars will receive either Ducks morning skate tickets, game tickets for that night, or an autographed puck. Plus, kids can play street hockey, jump in a bounce house, grab great giveaways and more.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinatown Los Angeles
chinatownla.com/news.php?newscategoryId=1

The Chinese New Year Festival takes place at Central and West Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway on Saturday, 02/01/2014 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, 02/02/2014 12-5 p.m. The 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade is on Saturday, 02/01/2014 1-3 p.m. DTFlea Market at 727 N. Hill and in Central Plaza will operate during all Festival Hours. Spring Festival on Spring is Saturday 02/01/2014 only, 4-10pm.

Science Saturdays at ExplorOcean
ExplorOcean Galleries and Science Courtyard
600 E Bay Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Families can have an interactive experience while learning about the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy at this free event. The event is weather permitting and will be from 10am to 2pm. Registration is not required.

2014 Pinewood Derby Day
Your closest Lowe’s Store
dremelderby.com

Dremel and Lowe’s are hosting a fun Pinewood Derby Day where children can build their own pinewood derby car at Lowe’s. Attendees will receive how-to instructions, patch, and step-by-step instructions for building a car. Children will learn how to make the fastest pinewood derby car they can to win on race day. The event is free to the public, and will be at your closest Lowe’s store location from 11am to 1pm.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
All Home Depot Locations
HomeDepot.com

Children are invited to a free kids workshop at your closest Home Depot location from 9am to 12pm. This week, children can make their own race car where all the crafts and supplies will be provided.

Drop in and Draw
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Ave, Suite A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Families are invited to attend a free drawing event from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Children of all ages can express themselves through art at this fun family event.

Bank of America Free Museum Admission Day
150 Participating Museums
museums.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America patrons will receive free museum admission today at 150 participating museums by showing their Bank of America debit or credit card.

Rotary Care Car Show
San Juan Capistrano Community Center & Sports Park
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Families can come see a wide variety of classic cars on display from 9am to 3pm. There will be face painting, music and food available from Las Golondrinas.

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Sunday, February 2nd

Free Kids Fishing Clinic
Dana Wharf
34675 Golden Lantern Street
Dana Point, CA 92629

Every Sunday! 12-12:30pm
Free clinic held dockside.
No reservations needed.

Every Sunday! 12:45-5:15pm
Free fishing trip. Rental gear included. Reservations required as space is limited. One free child per paying adult.

Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

Get fit by running this weekend at this fun event. The marathon and half marathon will run with the beautiful backdrop of the pacific ocean. Start time begins at 6am, and pre-registraion is required on runsurfcity.com. If you are not a runner, bring your family out to cheer on those participating in the marathon and walk around the expo.

Bank of America Free Museum Admission Day
150 Participating Museums
museums.bankofamerica.com

Bank of America patrons will receive free museum admission today at 150 participating museums by showing their Bank of America debit or credit card.

Science Sundays with ExplorOcean
Back Bay Science Center
600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach

Families can have an interactive experience while learning about the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy at this free event. The event is weather permitting and will be from 10am to 2pm. Registration is not required.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinatown Los Angeles
chinatownla.com/news.php?newscategoryId=1

The Chinese New Year Festival takes place at Central and West Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway on Saturday, 02/01/2014 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, 02/02/2014 12-5 p.m. The 115th Annual Golden Dragon Parade is on Saturday, 02/01/2014 1-3 p.m. DTFlea Market at 727 N. Hill and in Central Plaza will operate during all Festival Hours. Spring Festival on Spring is Saturday 02/01/2014 only, 4-10pm.

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