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Events on November 10th, 2018

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

November 10 & 23-25: Enjoy ocean-related walking activities and an informative slide show presentation at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

November Events at the Children’s Museum in La Habra

Select dates, November 3-24: Visitors can enjoy a variety of fun events this month at the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Activities include Sensory Sensitive Sunday for families with children on the Autism Spectrum, Science Meets Art Saturdays, Fall and Native American crafts.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

November 3, 10 and 17: Enjoy a beautiful family friendly 3 or 4 hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year.

NOAA and Our Planet Day at The Aquarium of the Pacific

November 10: Find out what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you, our nation, and our world at this annual event.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas in San Diego

November 3 – December 29: Visit The Old Globe for Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.

Veterans Day Parade in Long Beach

November 10: Annual Veterans Day Parade, featuring bands and live entertainment, plus a kids corner with arts and crafts, tournaments and games.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Santa Monica

November 1 – January 15: Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice to the beachside community with ICE.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold;” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

JANM Free Family Days

November 10: This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by superheroes! Activities include a superhero drawing workshop, superhero cape and mask creation, superhero selfies, and Veterans Day letter writing for Operation Gratitude.

Outdoor Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

November 2 – January 6: Skate under the stars at the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Murder Mystery Lunch Train – Viva Lost Vegas

November 10 & 17: All aboard for a hilarious, outrageous afternoon murder mystery comedy performed while you enjoy the railway’s signature Orange Blossom Chicken three-course lunch.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Anuual Harvest Faire in Aliso Viejo at Journey School

November 10: Bring friends and family to Journey’s biggest event of the year! Harvest Fair is an old-fashioned country fair that is fun for the whole family.

Lil’ Dickens Carolers at Roger’s Garden’s in Corona Del Mar

Select dates, November 9 – December 22: Enjoy shopping this holiday season by listening to a quartet of Strolling Christmas Carolers as they perform throughout Roger’s Gardens and the Farmhouse.

Mt. Baldy Tubing Park

Select dates, November 2-December 23: Ride to the top of Sugarpine Chair Lift #1 for a zip downhill at the Mt. Baldy Tubing Park.

Ebenezer in Santa Ana

November 10-11: Come see this fun adaptation of a Christmas Carol performed as a musical by actors (6-13) from Creative Kids Playhouse.

Veterans Community Celebration in Costa Mesa

November 10: Join this community celebration, with live music, free hot dogs, a food drive for veterans, veterans’ resource fair, free health screenings and jobs outreach.

ALS Walk at the Great Park in Irvine

November 10: Join the local Orange County chapter of the ALS Association for a one-mile walk through OC Great Park for a great cause.

Tree Lighting Concert at Citadel Outlets

November 10: Save the date for Citadel Outlets’ 17th Annual Tree Lighting Concert on Saturday, November 10, 2018!

Holiday Entertainment at the Irvine Spectrum

November 2 – December 29: Celebrate the weekend at Irvine Spectrum Center with live holiday entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the season.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Downtown Long Beach Beach Clean-up

Second Saturday: Join a beach clean. They have clean-up supplies, but encourage participating persons to bring their own water bottle and plastic bags to cut down on added trash.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach – El Dorado Library

Second Saturday: Calm and friendly certified therapy dogs are waiting to hear stories read by young volunteers. Drop in!

Teen Dance in La Palma

November 10: A fun, socializing dance just for teens (grades 7-8). This year’s theme is #twinning.

Circus Vargas in Lakewood

November 1-12: Join Circus Vargas for a swashbuckling circus spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates.” Flying trapeze artists, clowns, daredevils, death-defying acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, motorcycles and more. Plus, interactive preshow for the kids!

Outdoor Ice Skating in LA

November 10 – January 7: The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to LA.

Family Bird Walk at the Arboretum

November 10: Bring your binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes, and join an experienced birder and naturalist for a fun morning of finding and watching our fine-feathered friends.

November Events at the Autry National Center

November 3, 4, 10, 11, and 21: A month filled with fun activities at the Autry museum, including a Native arts fair, free Bank of America cardholders weekend, and a Way Back Wednesday 80s themed event.

Christmas Crafts and Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

November 10-11: Start your holiday season early at the Christmas Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market. Over 80 artisans will be selling a variety of American handmade crafts and fine art. Family activities include Snows Pony Rides, Kids ‘n Paint, and face painting.

Art Activities at El Segundo Museum of Art

November 3-16: Join ESMoA for a variety of fun art activities this month. Play, tinker, build, rebuild, engineer and tune-up inventions using recycled tinkering materials provided by ESMoA.

Walk with a Naturalist

Every Saturday: Take a hike with O’Neill Regional Park naturalists and learn about the animals and nature of Trabuco Canyon.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Little Shop of Horrors in Long Beach

November 8-11: Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical in Downey

November 10-11: Come see all of your favorite characters this holiday season including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life.

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour Chugs to Orange Empire Railway Museum

November 4-5, 10-12: Thomas, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends!

Godspell at the Laguna Playhouse

November 10-18: From Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked and Pippin, Godspell is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

November 2-18: All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother.

Knott’s Merry Farm in Buena Park

Select days, November – January: Joy is in Season at the Knott’s Merry Farm Holiday Festival. Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol.

42nd Street the Musical in Santa Monica

Select dates, November 10- December 15: Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer goes to the big city and lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Nate the Great at South Coast Repertory

November 2-18: Come along as Nate the Great searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever, new musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways. Plus, kids can meet the actors after every show.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Stores

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

Little Women in Long Beach

November 9-11 and 16-18: Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this timeless and captivating story is brought to life as a musical, presented by Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company.

Saturday Sing-a-long at Southern California Children’s Museum

Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

PlayClub Activities in Buena Park

Saturdays: Families can enjoy this free activities program, PlayClub! Each PlayClub event will be a different fun activity that families can enjoy with their kids!

November at Pretend City

November 1-30: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. Activities this month focus on gratitude, family and the importance of being thankful for the many blessings in our lives.

Art Without Walls at Hammer Museum

November 10-11: Families create art inspired by social justice issues, literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Join Karina Esperanza Ynez in challenging stereotypes and celebrating your identity in this workshop inspired by the art of Adrian Piper. The library program is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Legally Blond in Irvine

Select dates, November 10-18: Everyone underestimates Elle Woods (herself included), but when she heads to Harvard to win back her boyfriend, she finds much more in store for her future. Tackling stereotypes, harassment, and scandal, Elle learns through realizing her promise while staying true to herself she can effect positive change and still look fabulous doing it!

Parent and Child Yoga in the Garden

November 3 and 10: Stretch and strengthen in the private garden at Rancho Los Cerritos in this class led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome.

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Kids Peaceful Painting Workshop at Sherman Library and Gardens

November 10 and 24: Kids (8-14) join local artist Stacey Fetterman as she weaves together mindfulness and art from the heart through breath work, visualization and play, on and off the canvas.

Make a Planisphere at Kidspace

November 10 -12: Find a constellation no matter where you are by making your very own planisphere! Customize your own star-finder, so you can identify constellations at home.

Sugar Plum Arts, Crafts, and Antiques in Costa Mesa

November 8-10: This event features 150 handcraft artists, confectioners, bakers and beautiful selections of holiday decor, ornaments and gifts, tamales, hand-dipped decorated apples and more!

Veterans Day Community Celebration in Costa Mesa

November 10: Join this Veterans Day community celebration to say THANK YOU to our veterans. Attendees will have access to resources and a job fair, health screenings, kids activities and more.