Orange County Calendar of Events ~ February 2019

    Dana  Point  Chamber  Awards  and  Installation  Dinner  Feb.  1
    Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Jay Styles, and welcome our incoming chair, Michael Fox, at the 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. We will be inducting our 2019 Board of Directors and presenting the business awards in various categories.
    Time and Place: 6-9pm / Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
    Contact: 949-496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

    HB  APA’s  “Fusion 2019”  Feb.  1-2
    The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents ”Fusion 2019” by its Dance department. This year’s theme will be “Then and Now”–a glimpse at a century-worth of choreography trends and beginnings to the current trends of today.
    Place: Huntington Beach Union H.S. Auditorium & Bell Tower
    Contact: www.hbapa.org

    Surf  City  USA  Marathon  &  Half  Marathon  Feb.  1-3
    Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
    Place: Huntington Beach
    Contact: 888-422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com

    Mother  Daughter  Winter  Wonderland  Tea  Feb.  2
    Princesses of all ages are invited to a winter wonderland! Activities include creative crafts, enchanting story time, lunch, tea and a visit from a princess! Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. $20 per person.
    Time and Place: 11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
    Contact: 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

    Monarch  Butterfly  Day  Feb.  2
    OC Parks Invites children and families to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the tenth annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Activities will include interpretive presentations, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. This event is recommended for ages 4 to 12.
    Time and Place: 10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
    Contact: 714-973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

    Rotary/CARE  Car  Show  Feb.  2
    A fabulous display of over 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
    Time and Place: 7:30am-2pm / SJC Center/Sports Park
    Contact: www.sjcrotary.org

    D.  Yoder  Family  Sundays  Feb.  3
    Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. ‘Try out’ classical music with a free performance by the San Clemente High School Orchestra in Casa Romantica’s Main Salon! A Valentine’s Day craft station will be available for children. Time and Place: 10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
    Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

    Laguna  Beach  Music  Festival  Feb.  6-10
    This festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week-long blend of performances and education. See website for schedule.
    Contact: 949-553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

    Pathways  of  Hope  –  Look  Who’s  Dancing  Feb.  7
    Competition with nine prominent members of the Fullerton community to end hunger and homelessness.
    Time and Place: 5:45-9pm / Fullerton College Campus Theater
    Contact: 714-680-3691 / www.pohoc.org

    Daddy  Daughter  Dinner  Dance  Feb.  8
    Dance and dine the night away with that special man in your life- father, grandfather, uncle- whomever it me be. Dress up for a magical evening of fun and dancing. Register early, space is limited. Adult and children must register for this event.
    Time and Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
    Contact:
     949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

    Beethoven’s  Firsts  –  Dana  Point  Symphony  Feb.  8
    Dean Anderson, Conductor. Wan-Chin Chang, Piano. Program includes Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, First Symphony in C Major, and the Overture to Prometheus.
    Time and Place: 7:30pm / St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
    Contact: www.danapointsymphony.com

    Mardi  Gras  Party  –  Senior  Dance  Feb.  8
    You’ll think you’re on Bourbon Street in the French quarter as we transform the Clubhouse for the Mardi Gras celebration. You’ll enjoy a savory and scrumptious dinner that will get you read for some “Big Easy” dancing. $10 per person.
    Time and Place: 4-7pm / Lake Forest City Hall
    Contact: www.lakeforestca.gov

    TET  Festival  Feb.  8-10
    Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
    Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
    Contact: 714-388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

    9  to  5:  The  Musical  Feb.  8-24
    9 to 5 is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie but remains relevant today with its message of empowering women in the workplace. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thoughtprovoking, and even a little romantic.
    Time and Place: Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm / Curtis Theatre, Brea
    Contact: 714-990-7722 / www.curtistheatre.com

    Sweetheart  Dance  Feb.  9
    Enjoy and afternoon of fin and dancing to music played by Close Harmony, a 10 piece band. There will be scrumptious appetizers and desserts served.
    Time and Place: 2-4pm / Sea Country Senior & Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel
    Contact: 949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

    Timberwolf  5  K  Run/Walk  Feb.  9
    Breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis.
    Time and Place: 6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine
    Contact: www.timberwolf5k.com

    Art  Crawl  Experience  Feb.  10
    “ACE” is an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for onlookers.
    Time and Place: 6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
    Contact: 714-956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

    Kid’s  Pet  Parade  Feb.  16
    Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Best Domestic/Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard/Farm Animal, Best Bird.
    Time and Place: 10am / Los Rios Park, SJC
    Contact: www.swallowsparade.com

    St.  Valentine’s  Day  Love  Your  Beach  Cleanup  Feb.  16
    Join us for our first Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year as we “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). Thank you for bringing along working gloves.
    Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Doheny State Beach
    Contact: 949-496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

    Paws  FUR  Pink®  OC  Run/Walk  Feb.  17
    Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation.
    Time and Place: 8-11am / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
    Contact: www.pawsfurpink.com

    Celebration  of  the  Muckenthaler  Legacy  Feb.  21
    Meet with the descendants of the Muckenthaler Family as they celebrate their heritage in their ancestral home.
    Time and Place: 7:30-9pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
    Contact: 714-738-6595 / www.themuck.org

    San  Clemente  Chamber  Meeting  of  Members  &  Award  Ceremony  Dinner  Feb.  21
    Do not miss this exciting night to see your local constituents, visit with friends, observe as the Chamber’s Board members are installed and the award winners receive recognition.
    Time and Place: 6-9pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
    Contact: 949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

    Race  on  the  Base  Feb.  22-23
    Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Activities for the whole family!
    Place: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
    Contact: 562-430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

    Brave  Race  5K &  Kids  Fun  Run  Feb.  23
    The City is teaming up with the Joyful Child Foundation to promote and support this event designed to raise money to stop crimes against children.
    Time and Place: 8am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
    Contact: 866-756-9385 / www.thejoyfulchild.org

    Winter  Crawl  for  a  Cause Feb.  23
    The crawl starts at Malarky’s Irish Pub and will go to several local bars before ending at Blue Beet, where we will do a live charity raffle and attendees can enjoy a live performance by The Droppers. (Lead singer Joe Puccio is an avid supporter of CFF OC.) Each bar will feature drink special for participating attendees only, and several of the bars will also feature free food, donated by event sponsors.
    Time and Place: 1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach
    Contact: www.eventbrite.com

    Oso  Fit  Community  Health  Fair  &  5k  Fun  Run  Feb.  23
    Designed to promote health and wellness while raising money for Mission Viejo non-profit organizations. The Community Health fair will showcase more than 60 vendors in the wellness industry and inspire you to get fit! The event will feature a quarter and half mile Kids Walk/Run for children of all abilities. Register today at http://osofit5k.org. Community Health Fair is FREE.
    Time and Place: 7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
    Contact: 949-441-0602 / http://osofit5k.org

    Irvine  Park  Railroad  Anniversary  Celebration  Feb.  23-24
    To celebrate their 21st year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend… including $2.00 train rides! $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold.
    Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
    Contact: 714-997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

    RBN  2019  Kick-Off  Business  Expo  Feb.  26
    Big event! Lots of business connections!
    Time and Place: 5-8pm / Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove
    Contact: 949-830-5776 / www.rbnevents.com

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