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Free in the O.C.: March 2017

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Free in the O.C.: March 2017

Saturday Sunrise Car Cruisers is 6-9 a.m. at Adams Ave Donuts, 9015 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Billed as the “best free car show in the world,” it's where classic auto owners known as the Donut Derelicts meet to share stories and admire classic beauties. surfcityusa.com (Thinkstock)

Sunday

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music at the Children’s Garden Workshops in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment. Young attendees will connect the natural world with their daily lives, deepening their understanding and appreciation for nature. 10 a.m. March 18 at Orange County Great Park, Farm + Food Lab, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. For ages 3-9. ocgp.org

One Sunday a month, the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., offers free admission and unique activities for families. On March 5 the theme is “Let’s Play!” Hula hoop until you can’t, build giant outdoor structures and make a giant fort. The museum is open 1-5 p.m. lhcm.org

Monday

Every Monday at 7 p.m. join “Pajamarama Storytime,” where children can listen to stories while in their pajamas. Barnes & Noble Huntington Beach, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110. barnesandnoble.com

Children of all ages who are 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

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

During “Stay and Play,” children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver will learn social and developmental skills. 10-10:30 a.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Dana Point Library, Library Meeting Room, 33841 Niguel Road. 949-496-5517

During 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 unique vendors, and farmers set up with fresh, seasonal produce and flowers. A variety of performers provide lively entertainment. 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Admission is free. surfcitynights.com

Wednesday

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

Design, build, and invent with Legos at the fun, creative program Lego “Block” Party. 3-4 p.m. March 15 at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. newportbeachlibrary.org

Thursday

At 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, enjoy a family-friendly film at Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, Library Program Room, 1855 Park Ave. ocpl.org   

Friday

The Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, offers free admission 11 a.m.-8 p.m. every Friday. Guests can view different artworks and educational exhibits. ocma.net

Saturday

Saturday Sunrise Car Cruisers is 6-9 a.m. at Adams Ave Donuts, 9015 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach. Billed as the “best free car show in the world,” it’s where classic auto owners known as the Donut Derelicts meet to share stories and admire classic beauties.
surfcityusa.com

”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

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