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

OC Family StaffOctober, 2014

Friday, Oct. 10

COUNTRY FAIR: Strap on those cowboy boots for the Silverado Country Fair & Arts Festival Oct. 10-12. The 44th annual event features live music, handmade arts and crafts, 1800’s themed activities, a Wild West reenactment and tasty grub. Admission is $3-$5. Kids under age 3 are free. silveradocountryfair.org

HARVEST FESTIVAL SHOW: Take advantage of a “shoppertunity” for holiday gifts at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, happening Oct. 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center. There will be handcrafted goods, live music, demonstrations, a Kids Zone, contests, specialty foods and lots more. Admission is $7-9. Children 12 and under are free. harvestfestival.com/anaheim

SEASIDE OKTOBERFEST: The Orange County Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 10-11 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point. The family-friendly event will feature heritage games, foods and live entertainment. Admission is free. 
City: Dana Point
danapointoktoberfest.com

Saturday, Oct. 11

FUN LAB VISITS OC: Today, the Simon Fun Lab Tour will be at the Brea Mall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. in Center Court. The special event will feature activities hosted by the Brea Mall, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. 
City: Brea
simon.com/mall/brea-mall

PUMPKIN PALOOZA: The Pumpkin Palooza at Zoomars is open daily through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features a petting zoo, pony rides and a hay maze. 
City: San Juan Capistrano
zoomars.com

LEARN ABOUT BIRDS: Get a close-up look at live hawks, owls, and falcons from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn to identify raptors in flight, dissect an owl pellet and learn raptor survival secrets! Don’t miss a special presentation by the center’s Peggy Chase at 2 p.m.
City: Laguna Beach
ocparks.com

Sunday, Oct. 12

EXPLORE CREEPY CRAWLERS: Bugs and friendly spooks are all part of the Discovery Cube Orange County’s “Spooky Science” exhibit! Learn about bugs of all colors. On the weekends, don’t miss the special festive activities, like a 3-D maze, costume parade and more! 
City: Santa Ana
discoverycube.org

OKTOBERFEST: Through Nov. 2, celebrate Germany’s beloved Oktoberfest right here in Orange County, at Old World. The kid-friendly event is every Sunday at 2 p.m. Taste traditional German, listen to live music and watch wiener dog races, among many other activities. 
City: Huntington Beach
oldworld.ws

Monday, Oct. 13

SMITHSONIAN TRAVEL EXHIBIT: The Heritage Museum of Orange County is hosting the Smithsonian Institution's mobile "Journey Stories" exhibit. Learn about what life was like in Southern California back in the day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides, as well as other activities during the six-week event. Adult admission is $8. Children 12 and under are $5. Parking is free.
City: Santa Ana
heritagemuseumoc.org

MAMMAL CARE: See seals, sea lions and other local ocean animals at the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. Families can visit every day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how the volunteer staff rescues and rehabilitates the animals and releases them back into the wild. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.
City: Laguna Beach
pacificmmc.org

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