Caruso's OC Happenings~ Central County

Real Estate Agent with Surterre Properties




Tomorrow October 30 the city will be holding a car wash to benefit its adopted Marine battalion from 10am-3pm. The car wash will be held at the City Hall parking lot (77 Fair Drive). Suggested donation is $20.


Coming up November 5-6 is the O.C. Chocolate Festival (Fountain Valley Sports Park & Recreation Center,16400 Brookhurst St.). Enjoy chocolates, wine tasting and holiday gift shopping! Exhibitors and caterers will feature sumptuous chocolates, exquisite wines and fabulous gift ideas for your enjoyment. Also enjoy live music, chocolate fashion show, and an array of raffle items to bid on to help raise funds for the Fountain Valley Community Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. GENERAL ADMISSION tickets are $25 presale ($35 after Oct. 30, 2010).  General Admission includes eight chocolate samplings, three wine tasting (for those 21 years and older) and free entertainment. Additional sampling tickets will be available at the event.  We have 1,750 General Admission tickets total. VIP PARTY tickets are $45 presale ($55 after Oct. 30, if any are still available).  Mr. America is scheduled to be a guest celebrity at the VIP Party.  We have 250 VIP tickets total. Group tickets are available for parties of 15 or more.  Please call our office to arrange your group ticket package for either General Admission or VIP Party tickets. For more information you can call 714-847-7714 or email


October 31st, HALLOWEEN, at downtown Huntington Beach (301 Main Street) is the Main Street Halloween Celebration. This event is for children of all ages. The event features games, haunted house, petting zoom pony rides, activity booths, a bounce house, costume contest and more! Children 12 years and under can trick-or-treat along Main Street and enter into a costume contest. Also, feel free to dress up your do and bring them along, the event it pet friendly! The event takes place from 5-9pm.


Now through October 31st is Irvine Park Railroad's (1 Irvine Park Road) 5th Annual Pumpkin Patch open weekdays10am - 5pm and weekends 10am - 6pm. Tickets are $4.00 each and 12 months and younger are FREE! Irvine Park Railroads Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family! Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. To celebrate the Halloween season, every child that brings a colored Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch coloring page to the train station will receive a FREE Irvine Park Railroad giveaway. Activities include; Train Rides, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch Photo Booth, Halloween Bounce House Jumper, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Great Food, Haunted House and MUCH MUCH MORE! For more information you can call 714-997-3968


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October 31, HALLOWEEN, The Five Crowns (3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar) Halloween celebration will feature a Murder Mystery Dinner complete with a special four-course prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Dennis Brask to be enjoyed while the drama of a new mystery unfolds.  The event starts at 7pm, is priced at $96 per person. For more information you can call 949-477-3070.


Tomorrow October 30th is Family Halloween Spooktacular from 2-4pm at Orange Public Library and History Center. All ages are welcome. The event includes a costume contest, crafts, face painting, games and prizes. The event is free. For more information you can call 714-288-2420.



BOO at the ZOO (Santa Ana Zoo 1801 E. Chestnut Ave) will be going on October, 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30 from5:30 - 8 pm. This Halloween family festival includes trick-or-treating, costumes, lights and decorations, nocturnal animal presentations, train & carrousel rides. For the older kids, they also offer "Teen Scream," a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This ghoulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission. $12/person (only $6/Member) ages 2 & up children under 2 free. For more information you can call 714-953-8555


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Friday October 29th from 3-5:00pm will be the Halloween Howl (17522 Beneta Way)! The event is FREE for all ages. There will be costume contests, family costume contests, carnival games, bounce house, candy and prizes! For more information you can call 714-573-3326.


Tomorrow October 30th from 4:30-7:30pm is the 9th Annual Halloween Fest! The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. Plus, a mysterious green witch has appeared, year after year. Her cackle is so loud that it scares the bats out of the trees and right on to the Rotary grill. Seems this witch must be a good one, though, as she is always offering to help with judging of the costumes, dunking for apples with the kids or finding sweet treats for them. She has even been seen making sure that the grilled Batwurst is prepared to Ghoulia Child perfection for the Rotary Club Monster Munch. Does she live in a haunted house in our town? Or, has she just re-possessed one? All youngsters will have the opportunity to uniquely decorate their own pumpkins and enter them in the ANNUAL PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST. Come take a look at all these phenomenal works of creative expression! A highlight of HALLOWEENFEST is the continual parade on the VP stage of the interesting COSTUMES in search for the CONTEST winners. Close by there will be an opportunity to CREATE a HALLOWEEN CRAFT for only $1.00. No tricks will be necessary this evening as costumed youngsters will have the opportunity to VISIT LOCAL MERCHANTS for TREATS throughout the Towne Centre. For more substantial fare, several organizations and schools will be selling pizza, hot dogs, roasted corn, kettle corn, etc.


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Best regards.    

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI            

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900


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