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September 2019

October 2019

Matilda The Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.

Dates:
Friday, October 25 - Sunday, November 17
Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14

November 2019

Jurassic Quest in Costa Mesa

Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Sunday, November 3
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$22 – $35

Write a letter to Santa in Westminster

Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response!  Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered. 

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Friday, December 13
Cost:
Free

Daylight Saving Time Ends

It's that time of year, the leaves are falling, the evenings are getting darker earlier. Don't forget to "Fall Back" and set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3

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, November 3 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

20th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier

Join some of entertainment’s favorite stars and play for a cause at the Annual Mattel Party on the Pier benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Guests will enjoy Carnival Games filled with Mattel Toys, Celebrity Appearances and a Photo Booth, Rides, a Power of Play Activity Tent with Creative Crafts, People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs and much more!

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$75 – $150

Fall Back Festival in San Diego

Fall back into San Diego’s wild past of the 1880’s! Combine a day of play and educational fun as history comes alive while kids pan for gold, saddle up for an adventurous pony ride, and enjoy live entertainment.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Gaslamp Quarter Historical Museum, 410 Island Ave.
San Diego,
Cost:
Free

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

A 40-foot long dragon. A ghostly pirate ship. An undersea wonderland. Explore fantastical lands, built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. There’s more magic around every corner.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Location:
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Cost:
$16 – $20

Nights of The Jack in Calabasas

Nights of The Jack is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed show situated on a 1/2-mile trail filled with thousands of hand- carved jack o’ lanterns. Expect to see some larger than life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes and animated characters.

Dates:
Sunday, November 3 @ 6:00 pm
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Location:
King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, 91302
Cost:
$22 – $27

Anastasia at Segerstrom Center of the Arts

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 5
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

It's Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers' market! Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with unique vendors, and the farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers.

Dates:
Tuesday, November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, 92648
Cost:
Free

Free Car Seat Class in Orange County

Join the Auto Club for a free class on the proper use of car seats, including how to select the right seat for your child and tips on car seat installation. Registration required

Dates:
Wednesday, November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cultural Harvest Faire in Long Beach

Join Maple Village for their annual Cultural Harvest Faire, full of fun and cultural enrichment for the whole family. Enjoy cultural booths from around the world; activities such as Polynesian flower crown-making; tea with the World Queens from Kenya and Samoa; build fairy and gnome houses; games for all ages including climbing wall and ropes challenge course; more!

Dates:
Thursday, November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Camp Fire, 7070 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, 90808

AVCA Children’s Concert in Aliso Viejo

This concert is geared towards children and their parents. Hullabaloo band members write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing, dance, clap and stomp their feet. Enjoy story time, free face painting and Fit4Mom stroller strides class.

Dates:
Thursday, November 7 @ 11:00 am
Location:
Grand Park – Aliso Viejo, 6101 City Lights Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Cost:
Free

Junior Cosmic Bowling at Fountain Valley Bowl

Looking for a fun and safe after-school and summer break activity? Every Thursday, kids can enjoy Junior Cosmic Bowling, two hours of glow-in-the dark bowling. Also, register for Kids Bowl Free, which includes two free games a day all summer!

Dates:
Thursday, November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Location:
Fountain Valley Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley,
Cost:
$8

Holiday Faire in Irvine

The Irvine Fine Arts Center's Holiday Faire features more than 100 talented local artists showcasing unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9
Location:
Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
Cost:
$2

Shark Lagoon Night

Guests can touch and learn about sharks, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights.

Dates:
Friday, November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
Cost:
Free

Harvest Festival in Lakewood

Join them for a crisp, cool, autumn evening filled with fun! Petting zoo, face painting, inflatable attractions, games, food and much more!

Dates:
Friday, November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Palms Park, 12305 207th St
Lakewood,

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Enjoy a beautiful family-friendly three- or four-hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Moonlight Forest: Lantern Art Festival at LA Arboretum

A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28
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