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

OC Family StaffNovember, 2014

MONDAY

FALL FARM FEST: Pretend City Children Museum is celebrating the season the whole month of November with its Fall Farm Fest. Children will learn what it’s like to live on the farm. They will also learn about what grows in the fall, plant life-cycles, farm trucks and much more.
City: Irvine
pretendcity.org


FEED THE FISH: Take your little ones to Mission San Juan Capistrano to feed the koi fish at 12:45 p.m. The cost is just $1 with the price of admission.
City: San Juan Capistrano
missionsjc.com/activities


TUESDAY

Veteran’s Day

SEE ART FOR FREE: The Irvine Museum’s current exhibit is the “Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Program, 1928-1981.” Westways is the member magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Auto Club started commissioning the paintings in 1928 from major artists working in Southern California for the cover of each issue. Check out art for free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 15. Donations are accepted.
City: Irvine
irvinemuseum.org

TEEN AFTER-SCHOOL FUN: Each Tuesday 3-5 p.m. all teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in a different activity each week, including lessons in art and photography, study skills, job searching, college applications and many others.
City: Garden Grove
ocpl.org


STORY NIGHTS: Enjoy dinner and stay for a story at the Anaheim Packing House’s Fireside Story Time. Each Tuesday at 7 p.m., there will be a special reading in the Anaheim Packing House Backyard. Plus, there will be s’mores and hot cocoa for $1.
City: Anaheim
anaheimpackingdistrict.com


WEDNESDAY

SMITHSONIAN TRAVEL EXHIBIT: Only a few days left to check out the Smithsonian Institution’s mobile “Journey Stories” exhibit at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Learn about what life was like in Southern California back in the day through many programmed activities. The exhibit runs through Nov. 16. Adult admission is $8. Children 12 and younger are $5. Parking is free.
City: Santa Ana
heritagemuseumoc.org


FERRY RIDE: Take a break midweek and plan a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Balboa Fun Zone. The little boardwalk includes bungee jumping, a Ferris wheel and an arcade. Kids ages 5-11 are able to ride the ferry for 50 cents and a car is $2. The ferry runs from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.
City: Newport Beach
balboaislandferry.com



THURSDAY


THOMAS THE TRAIN IN O.C.: Check out one of the newest exhibits at Discovery Cube Orange County, “Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails.” Help the popular blue engine and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles.
City: Santa Ana
discoverycube.org


READING AT SOUTH COAST: While visiting South Coast Plaza to see Canstruction OC, head over to The Land of Nod and attend its story time at 11 a.m. Each Thursday, share classics that you loved as a kid with your little one.
City: Costa Mesa
landofnod.com


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