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Here's what is happening in O.C. this weekend!

OC Family StaffJune, 2014

Thursday, June 5

exhibits
‘LOONEY TUNES’ ARTIST’S WORK: Introduce your kids to the zany characters that made up the “Looney Tunes,” and other works by the artist that created them at Bowers Museum’s “Chuck Jones: Doodles of Genius” exhibition. Adult tickets are $15. Student tickets are $12.
city: Santa Ana
bowers.org

The TITANIC: Experience the history of the British passenger liner that sunk in 1912 like never before. Be transported back in time as actors dressed in period clothing will portray notable passengers and crew members; and view more than 200 artifacts. Tickets start at $16.
city: Buena Park
buenaparkexhibitions.com

special events
MARK SHAVUOT: Come and learn about the Jewish holiday Shavuot at Pretend City Children’s Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the holiday, communities usually decorate synagogues and homes with flowers and greenery, and eat lots of cheesecake, blintzes and other tasty foods. Kids at the museum will listen to a story and make their own flower crown craft.
city: Irvine
pretendcity.org

BAT KID CONTEST: The Discovery Science Center is hosting its Eco Challenge poster contest. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the County of Orange, the theme this year is to show what the next 125 years will look like if the world works toward a sustainable future. Kids can turn in posters at the Discovery Science Center or mail them in by June 30. Five winners will be awarded the status of Honorary Bat Kid for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim home game this year.
city: Santa Ana
discoverycube.org

entertainment
OC FAIR DEALS: Before the OC Fair kicks off on July 11, save your family some money and buy super passes. The deal includes: express entry at all gates, a free 2014 OC Fair souvenir pin, a carnival value book and 2-for-1 tickets for select events at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The prices for the pass are $35 for adults, $28 for seniors and $28 for children. Order online.
city: Costa Mesa 
ns.ocfair.com/superpass/Superpass_demo.aspx


Friday, June 6

story time
PRESIDENT THEME: Each Friday Bowers’ Kidseum hosts a story time that includes crafts, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Today, the theme is “It’s a ‘Trainy’ Day.” Cost is $12 for non-members and $10 for members.
city: Santa Ana
bowers.org

theater
TALES WITH A TWIST: Fairy tales take on lives of their own in “The Stinky Cheese Man.” For instance, Rumpelstiltskin turns up in Cinderella’s story and Jack sends the giant back up the beanstalk. Through Sunday, see the play at South Coast Repertory. Tickets start at $23.
city: Costa Mesa
scr.org

entertainment
FLICKS AT THE PARK: The Orange County Great Park welcomes back its outdoor movie nights for the summer. Bring a beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family. Tonight’s showing is the classic “Wizard of Oz” All movies will be shown on the Terraced Lawn at dusk.
city: Irvine
ocgp.org

learn
MEET THE ANIMALS: See pigs, llamas and many other farm animals at the OC Fair & Event Center’s three-acre Centennial Farm. Weekday hours are from 1 to 4 p.m.
city: Costa Mesa
ocfair.com

sports
PRO BASEBALL: Through Sunday, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are at home against the Chicago White Sox. Fans can score a Jared Weaver gnome at Friday night’s game and enjoy fireworks after Saturday’s game. Sunday’s game is at 12:35 p.m.
city: Anaheim
angels.mlb.com

exhibit
MUSEUM TO SEE FOR FREE: The Long Beach Museum of Art offers free admission to all guests every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a day experiencing an eclectic showcase of artwork, as well as ocean views.
city: Long Beach
lbma.org


Saturday, June 7


special event
WELLNESS FAIR: The 5th Annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pretend City Children’s Museum. Attendees will receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative information from the exhibitors. Last year, more than 2,000 free health screenings were performed.
city: Irvine
pretendcity.org

farmers market
FRESH GRUB: Enjoy tasting and taking home the fruits and veggies of the season at the Irvine Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s located at the Irvine Center on the corner of Bridge and Campus.
city: Irvine
orange.cfbf.com

farmers market
FRESH GRUB: Besides good food, find some great handmade items at the Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market. It takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the historic Villa Park Orchard Packing House, located at 304 Cypress Street.
city: Orange
orangehomegrown.org

ARTWALK: The first Saturday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m., take in the Santa Ana Artwalk. Stroll through four blocks of galleries and studios for an evening of shopping, eye-popping art and people watching.
city: Santa Ana
santaanaartwalk.com

learn
FOR HISTORY LOVERS: Take a docent-led tour at Lyon Air Museum to learn about its rare collection of airplanes and automobiles. Admission is free for children age 5 and younger. 
city: Santa Ana
lyonairmuseum.org

SUSTAINABILITY LESSON: Learn how you and your family can help sustain the planet at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano. Explore five hands-on learning stations: food, water, energy, waste and shelter.
city: San Juan Capistrano
theecologycenter.org



Sunday, June 8


outdoors
WILD ANIMALL 411: Visit the Show and Share Exhibit located next to the O’Neill Park Nature Center from 9 a.m. to noon to learn about the animals at the park. There will be crafts and games for the kids! A 30-minute moderate nature walk will begin at 10 a.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The minimum age is 12.
city: Trabuco Canyon
letsgooutside.org

ZOO CONCERTS: Select Sundays this summer at the Santa Ana Zoo, attend its Summer Concert Series and Brew at the Zoo beer tasting events. The next date is June 22. Families are invited from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening of live music, animal encounters and rides. You can even bring your own picnic dinner. Cost is $10 per person. There will be $3 wristbands for night train and carrousel rides.
city: Santa Ana
santaanazoo.org

special events
PET ADOPTION EVENT: The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 8th annual Super Pet Adoption event from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 800 homeless animals available for adoption. The event will also feature free veterinarian and trainer advice, and low-cost microchips. Admission is $1 per person and parking is free. Leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome.
city: Irvine
irvineshelter.org

WORLD OCEANS DAY: The Ocean Institute will celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Revel in the ocean’s wide array of wonders and resources, and learn ways to help with ocean conservation. Come and investigate sand and shells of the world and explore marine wildlife, among other activities. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3 to 12. It’s free for those who come dressed as a pirate or mermaid.
city: Dana Point
ocean-institute.org

learn
SCIENCE FUN: ExplorOcean hosts an array of activities and other theme-based lessons every Sunday at the Back Bay Science Center at 600 Shellmaker Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.
city: Newport Beach
explorocean.org



Monday, June 9

special events
ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST: Farrell’s 5th Annual Ice Cream Eating Challenge will kick off on June 20 at all Farrell’s locations. Through July 13, Farrell’s is looking for the fastest ice cream eaters to compete in the championship event on July 20 in Brea Downtown. It’s a $20 entry fee. You can event get a team together and compete. All proceeds will go to CHOC Children’s and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
city: Throughout Orange County
farrellsusa.com/challenge

entertainment
FISH SIGHTING: Stop by the Laguna Koi Ponds in Laguna Beach anytime to view beautiful fish from Japan. In fact, the company goes to Japan yearly to pick out the different types.
city: Laguna Beach
lagunakoi.com

learn
SEA INTERACTION: Observe, feel and feed animals that are found in local tide pools at ExplorOcean’s touch tank. The museum opens daily at 11 a.m. Children under 3 are free.
city: Newport Beach
explorocean.org

story time
READING PROGRAM: Registration for the Early Bird Reading program at the La Habra Library is now open to children 24 months to 12 years old! Since La Habra schools get out early, the program will begin on June 23.
City: La Habra
ocpl.org

PAJAMARAMA: Come dressed in your pajamas to Barnes and Noble for story time at 7 p.m.
city: Huntington Beach
barnesandnoble.com

outdoors
SOAR IN THE SKY: Take a ride in the giant orange balloon at The Orange County Great Park. Soar 400 feet above the ground! Get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and catch the sunset. Today the hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
city: Irvine
ocgp.org



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