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Friday, July 8th

Wild Tales

Peter & Mary Muth Center

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

2301 University Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Join Preserve staff for a fun filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, storytelling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for exciting experiences! Class fee is $5.00 per child. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Phone (949) 923-2277 or email [email protected] to register. Event runs 10:30am – 11:15am.

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.

Tot & Preschooler Tales & Songs

Granola Babies

3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Bring your toddler and preschooler to our weekly Storytime and Songs. We’ll sing songs with finger play and read lovely children’s books. This storytime and songs session is geared for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 12 mos – 5 years old). Event begins at 11:00am and is complimentary. No need to register.

San Clemente Library Children Summer Program

San Clemente Library

242 Avenida Del Mar

San Clemente, CA 92672

Join us at the library every Friday until July 29th for summer programs for kids. Today’s event is Michael McCarty, Storyteller. Using folktales, historical stories and personal accounts, Michael shares anecdotes that will inspire and encourage the audience to reach for the stars and persevere to achieve their dreams. This event will take place next door at the San Clemente Community Center. Programs start at 2:00pm.

Got Art? Moms’ Night Out

Once Upon a Storybook

17300 E 17th St. #C

Tustin, CA 92780

We’re having a painting party–just for moms! We’ll provide the wine, canvas, and supplies, and you provide the fun! One of the things I like about Got Art?’s program is the smaller canvas–one you might actually be able to put up in your house! We’ll be making olive branches with olives–it’s very lovely. Only $25/artist! RSVP requested. Event runs 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Aliso Viejo Movie NightMinions

Aliso Viejo Town Center Grand Park

6101 City Lights Dr.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Bring your blankets and chairs & join Aliso Viejo Community Association for the showing of a movie at Grand Park on Friday, July 8th. Movie will begin at dusk. Complimentary Face Painting will take place from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Family SeriesTausala Polynesia Spectacular

Pearson Park Amphitheatre

401 North Lemon Street

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. Tickets: $3, Children 8 and under are free. See website for information on each show.

Brea Family FilmsThe Sandlot

Arovista Park

415 W. Elm Street

Brea, CA 92821

All movies shown outdoors on our gigantic screen. Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun. Delectable movie munchies and food items are available for a nominal fee. Free raffle prizes for the kids. Movies start at dusk.

Placentia Summer Movie SeriesMinions

Champions Sports Complex

505 N Jefferson St,

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 are subject to change. Inclement weather will cancel event.

Lake Forest Movies in the ParkMinions

Lake Forest Sports Park

28000 Rancho Parkway

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Our summer movies in the park event will feature an inflatable big screen, more movies and lots of surprises for the whole family! Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movies and fun under the stars. Go bananas for the Minions Movie. This movie is rated PG. Cost is free. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

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