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

OC Family StaffAugust, 2014


RALLY FOR THE WIN: Fans ages 3-14 will receive Baby Rally Monkey Bobbleheads at tonight’s game. The Angels will play the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 p.m.
City: Anaheim

WATERMELON TOURS: To fit the balance between education and fun, visit the Tanaka Farms watermelon tours. Take a wagon ride across 30 acres of farm and learn how summer fruits and vegetables grow. Tours run at various times from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
City: Irvine

YOUTHFUL YOGA: Have your little ones try the unique yoga class designed for ages 3 to 7 at the Center for Living Peace. The evening class is a great way to calm down the kids from a busy day. The one-hour session begins at 5 p.m. A $12 donation is suggested.
City: Irvine


JEWELRY MAKING: For ages 13 and older, attend a jewelry-making workshop at the Irvine Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. So what’s the coolest part? All of the jewelry is made from old books.
City: Irvine

WHEEL FUN: At the Irvine Regional Park, families are able to rent an array of different recreational fun machines. There are tandem bikes, surreys, deuce coupes and choppers to name a few. The park also provides self-guided tours to see the Civil War Cannon, the Centennial Arch and many other landmarks. Rentals are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City: Irvine

PLAYTIME PIONEERS: Check out Pioneer Road Park and play around pretend chuck wagons. There are two different playgrounds for specific age groups. Plus, check out its water play area with pop-up cannons and more. The park is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City: Tustin


WEE WONDER WALKS: Explore the beautiful Quail Hill trails with your kids at Wee Wonder Walks (for ages 2-6) from 10 to 11 a.m. During this time, there will be a craft or story and then an easy-paced walk. Online registration is required.
City: Irvine

STORYTIME: Meet at the Orange Public Library for a lap-sit story time that provides your little one with a great first experience in enjoying books, nursery rhymes and finger puppets. The free event is from 10 to 11 a.m.
City: Orange

ART EDUCATION: Mondays through Fridays this summer at the Festival of Arts, kids can attend art classes to learn about mixed-media art. Professional artists will guide the kids and teach them new creative techniques. Classes are open to children ages 5-12. Cost is $10 per class. Reservations are required.
City: Laguna Beach


FRIDAY MORNING STORIES: Join Miss Bev & Miss Jackie for their beloved storytelling time at Bowers Museum’s Kidseum. The event is $10 per person, but includes playtime at Kidseum. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m.
City: Santa Ana

JUNIOR RANGERS: Is your child fascinated by ocean critters? The Junior Ranger program is perfect. The free, one-hour program is for kids 7-12. This session will explore the world of plankton. Parents must register kids 15 minutes before the program begins at the Nature Lodge. The class will start at 3 p.m.
City: Huntington Beach

HOMESCHOOL DAY: Pretend City is hosting a day designated for home-schooled students. There will be different class sessions throughout the day. One is a fire-safety program at 3:30 p.m. Register online. Tickets are $9 per student and $9 per adult.
City: Irvine


PETE THE CAT: At the Huntington Beach Barnes & Noble bookstore, attend a free special event for the books “Pete the Cat” and the “New Guy.” Story time will begin at 11 a.m.
City: Huntington Beach

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER: The Huntington Beach Library is hosting its third annual Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Stop by the library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to drop off your favorite stuffed animal. Return to the library the next morning at 10 a.m. for a special story time featuring a slideshow of what your toy did overnight. After the show, kids can pick up their toys.
City: Huntington Beach

SCIENCE SATURDAY: Do you have a little Einstein at home? Bring them to ExplorOcean this Saturday for hands-on experiences with science. Science Saturdays are free and offered for all ages from noon to 3 p.m.
City: Newport Beach


WHALE WATCHING: Follow along with marine biologists for a blue-whale watching experience. Tickets are $35 for adults and $22 for children ages 4-12.
City: Dana Point

SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERT: Put on your dancing shoes and head out to the Mike Ward Community Park for a free concert. The band playing this week is the Motown-inspired band, Stone Soul. There will also be gourmet food trucks benefiting nonprofit organizations. The show will start at 5:30 p.m.
City: Irvine

RAD REPTILES: The large Muth Interpretive Center houses a large educational facility that offers a series of exhibits showcasing the Bay. Stick around to watch the award-winning “Saltmarsh Seasons” video in the theater and see the live reptile and amphibian displays in the classrooms. The Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City: Newport Beach


READING TIME: Every Monday bring the kids for story time to the El Modena Branch Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
City: Orange

BUTTERFLY WATCHING: The Environmental Nature Center’s Butterfly House is open! During this season, see dozens of butterfly species native to the county. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
City: Newport Beach

WEEBLES AND TRAVEL: Discover America with Playskool’s popular Weebles toys. Visitors to the Discovery Science Center’s “Weebles Coast to Coast” exhibition can plan a trip across the nation with a giant U.S. map and a touch-screen kiosk, learn important state facts and much more.
City: Santa Ana

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