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Free in the OC: February 2017

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Free in the OC: February 2017

Join Ranger Zach along with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers for the Tot Walk, and bring your young ones (infants to age 3) to explore Aliso's wild backyard. Take a garden walk to the creek and explore bugs, plants and birds. 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Parkway. Online reservation required (ocparks.com). (Thinkstock)

Sunday

Children ages 3-9 can explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music at the Children’s Garden Workshops in a fun outdoor environment. Attendees will connect the natural world with their daily lives, deepening their understanding and appreciation for nature. 9-11 a.m. every second Sunday of the month at Orange County Great Park, Farm + Food Lab, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. ocgp.org

On the last Sunday of every month, Clark Regional Park hosts “Then and Now”: An interactive discovery of animals living in Orange County’s past and present. Learn about the animals that ruled the land 10,000 years ago and the animals living in Orange County today. Meet at the interpretive center, rain or shine. 1-3 p.m. at 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. Parking is $5. ocparks.com

Monday

Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to play and interact in an autism-friendly environment. 5-7:30 p.m. on the last Monday of every month at Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine. Registration required: pretendcity.org

Tuesday

At Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach, three blocks of Main Street close to traffic and open to fun. Shops spread out with sidewalk sales, the streets fill with vendors, and farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers. 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday. surfcitynights.com

Wednesday

The Irvine Museum always has free admission (but donations are accepted). The museum is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100. irvinemuseum.org

Join for stories and rhymes in English and Spanish during bilingual Storytime, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. weekly at San Juan Friends Library, 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. All ages are welcome.
ocpl.org

Thursday

Come dressed in your PJs and join the Family Evening Pajama Storytime at the Central Library. Be prepared for a wild, rockin’ time with the newest storyteller, Mr. Brian. 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Huntington Beach Public Library, Tabby Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.  hbpl.org

Tweens ages 9-12 can join in activities during Tween Scene. Every class focuses on a different aspect of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Held in the Library Meeting Room. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road. 949-496-5517.

Friday

Art galleries and businesses open their doors from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of the month for the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. Art enthusiasts can check out a variety of exhibits, music acts and performance art. fullertonartwalk.com

Join Ranger Zach along with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers for the Tot Walk, and bring your young ones (infants to age 3) to explore Aliso’s wild backyard. Take a garden walk to the creek and explore bugs, plants and birds. 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Parkway. Online reservation required. ocparks.com

Saturday

”Museums on Us” offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 cultural institutions and museums in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month. about.bankofamerica.com

On the second Saturday of every month, visitors can explore and discover the Orange County Great Park through games and crafts. All activities are held at the Balloon Park. Parent participation is required. All ages welcome. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 6890 Marine Way, Irvine. ocgp.org

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