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June 2019

Newport Beach Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program encourages children to read and parents to read to their young children Readers earn prizes and enjoy fun weekly crafts and entertainment events at the following Newport Beach Library locations.

Dates:
Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, August 10
Cost:
Free

Laguna Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival

Celebrate art with over 100 fine artists and artisans at the Laguna Art-A-Fair, which features art demonstrations and workshops for kids, live entertainment and food and drink.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, September 1
Location:
Laguna Art-A-Fair, 7777 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$7 – $9

Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo

As the days get longer, guests can take advantage of extended zoo hours to join in all the fun of Nighttime Zoo’s special activities, evening festivities and live entertainment.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 @ 9:00 am - Monday, September 2 @ 9:00 pm
Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

Guests are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths in a hand-built village of fine art and eclectic craftsmanship.

Dates:
Friday, June 28 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 1 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Cost:
$4 – $9

July 2019

Upper Newport Bay Bioblitz Nature Walk

Join a guided hike where you will use the iNaturalist app that will teach you about the different species you see in nature! A BioBlitz is a citizen science event that focuses on observing and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Dates:
Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7
Location:
Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost:
Visit website for admission.

40 Days of Fun at Kidspace

Kidspace is celebrating 40 years with 40 Days of FUN! Parents can relive childhood memories of summer with spontaneous play alongside their children.

Dates:
Saturday, July 6 - Friday, August 16
Location:
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost:
Included with admission.

Creature Camp Out at the Los Angeles Zoo

Camp overnight at the zoo! Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and settle in to listen to the nighttime sounds of the zoo. The experience includes guided evening and morning tours of the Zoo, interactive activities, a nighttime snack, and live animal presentations. Continental breakfast is also provided.

Dates:
Saturday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm - Sunday, July 7 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
$85

Fairies vs. Trolls at South Coast Botanic Garden

The magical competition is brewing once again at South Coast Botanic Garden — who will win, Team Fairies or Team Trolls? This time our magical Garden residents are throwing a Jamboree in honor of the games! You are invited to attend, that is, if you can find the super-secret location.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7
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Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
Included in admission.

Summer Reading Challenge at Orange County Public Libraries

OC Public Libraries (OCPL) invites readers of all ages to participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge - It’s Showtime At Your Library! Earn points for reading and completing fun activities and collect badges along the way. All ages can participate.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7
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Cost:
Free

Nighttime Zoo at San Diego Zoo

As the days get longer, guests can take advantage of extended zoo hours to join in all the fun of Nighttime Zoo’s special activities, evening festivities and live entertainment.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7
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Location:
San Diego Zoo, 920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, 92101

Outings Ideas for Today

Looking for places to go with your family today? Find everything from animal encounters and family fun centers to splash pads and water parks. 

Dates:
Sunday, July 7
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Knott’s Summer Nights

After the sun goes down, Knott’s Summer Nights livens up the night with a nighttime party that offers numerous ways to celebrate the outdoor festivities as live music, food and family-friendly games take over the Knott’s midway, June 7th – August 11th.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

U-Pick Melon Tours at Tanaka Farms

Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables, and finally step into the melon patch to sample delicious homegrown melon, then take one of your own home!

Dates:
Sunday, July 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Location:
Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive
Irvine, 92612
Cost:
$22

Kayaking the Upper Newport Bay

The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a tour of the Upper Newport Bay every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Trained naturalists conduct water tours that begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Sunday Circle for Special Needs Children in Newport Beach

Sunday Circle is a monthly event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, and dance sessions.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Bonita Creek Park, 3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
Free

Sunset at the Santa Ana Zoo

Friends of Santa Ana Zoo host these after hour’s concert series and tasting events that feature live music, art by local artisans, Zoo animals, Train, and Carrousel rides. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, blanket, family, and friends, enjoy the concerts and wander around the Zoo after it is closed to the public.

Dates:
Sunday, July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Location:
Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, 92701
Cost:
$9.95 – $19.95

Bella Terra Kids Club

Kids Club is all about fun, exploring, and learning through crafts, story time, and fun performances planned throughout the year.

Dates:
Monday, July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cost:
Free

JAM Session in Newhall

JAM Sessions are free interactive events centered on movement and music that invite participants of all ages and skill levels to dance, play and experience something new and unexpected. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Dates:
Monday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Cost:
Free

Movies in the Park in Long Beach

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic style dinner and the whole family for screenings of family-friendly movies all summer long, at neighborhood parks across Long Beach.

Dates:
Monday, July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cost:
Free

Movie Mondays at Segerstrom

Movie-goers can look forward to casual evenings full of fun-filled activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks while watching five fan-favorite films on Segerstrom's outdoor Arts Plaza.

Dates:
Monday, July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
Free

Summer Family Fun at the Autry Museum

Uncover the stories of the people who shaped the West with hands-on objects, dress-up, scavenger hunts, gold panning, native plant exploration and more activities inspired by Western history and culture.

Dates:
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Location:
The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost:
Included in admission.
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