Orange County ~ February Calendar of Events 2020

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Oracle Challenger Series Jan. 27-Feb. 2
A combined men’s and women’s free professional tennis tournament. 35
Americans highlight the compelling entry lists, led by two-time Grand Slam
semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe and four-time ATP Tour singles winner
Steve Johnson, as well as multiple-time Challenger Series champion
Marcos Giron and Canadian former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard.
Place: The Newport Beach Tennis Club

Laguna Playhouse present: To Sir, With Love Jan. 29-Feb. 23
When Rick Braithwaite arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at a
rough East End London high school, he discovers he has more in common
with these kids than originally thought.
Time and Place: See website for schedule. / 606 Laguna Canyon Road
Contact: 949-497-2787 /

SJC500 Engine Fest Benefit Rotary Charities Feb. 1
It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one
thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising
event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive. Come
and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths
and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs
Time and Place: 7:30am-pm / San Juan Capistrano Comm. Center/Sports Park

Paper Football Challenge Game Feb. 1
Win CASH for your nonprofit organization or school! 54 Teams have already
registered. Last Chance! Sign Up Soon! FREE for nonprofits to participate
and an opportunity for them to raise cash through team sponsorships and
prizes for attending and playing. Any age can play this football game.
Time and Place: 9-11am / Columbus Tustin Middle School Activity Center

Mother Daughter Island Princess Tea Feb. 1
Moms and their little princesses are invited to journey with us to a luminous
island tea party! This special event includes crafts, entertainment, lunch and
dessert. Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant.
Time and Place: 11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Contact: 714-961-7100 /

Star Wars Movie and Social Feb. 1
Calling all Padawans! Join us for an afternoon of out-of-this-world fun! The
afternoon includes Star Wars themed activities and games, in addition to a
screening of the classic film, Star Wars: A New Hope (PG). This is an inclusive
event for individuals with special needs 13 years and older. Families and
aides are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Time and Place: 1-3:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel
Contact: 949-425-5100 /

Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb. 5-8
A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of
Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual multi-day
celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts
in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special
Contact: 949-553-2422 /

Taste of San Juan Feb. 6
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at
A Stone’s Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan’s
marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with ‘tastes’ of their
fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $40 for general admission.
Time and Place: 6-9pm / Stones Throw Winery, San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-493-1976 /

Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run Feb. 8
Feature breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company
of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and
sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a
local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food,
referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families
in crisis.
Time and Place: 6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine
Contact: 949-936-7200 /

Anaheim Town Square Monthly Kids Fun Zone – Mandalas Feb. 8
Participate in the fun activities on the second Saturday of every month. This
month, join us for Clay Coasters inspired by Aztec and Incan art.
Time and Place: 12-3pm / Anaheim Town Square
Contact: 714-956-3411 /

Art Crawl Experience Feb. 9
Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE”, an auditory explosive art walk and
arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim
Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst
outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse
sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for
curious onlookers.
Time and Place: 6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
Contact: 714-956-3586 /

Love Grows by Giving Wine Tasting Event Feb. 13
The 10th Annual Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter Wine
tasting event will feature wine and beer tasting, food pairings from local
restaurants, live music, plus silent and live auctions. The net proceeds of
the fundraising event will help provide safe shelter, counseling, academic
assistance and life skills to meet the needs of abused, homeless, runaway,
and troubled teens and their families.
Time and Place: 5:30-9:30pm / Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Contact: 714-842-6600 /

The Kid’s Pet Parade Feb. 15
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the
ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The
Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest &
Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special “Judges Choice” prize will be
awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows’
Day Parade.
Time and Place: 10am / Los Rios Park, San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-493-1976 /

St. Valentine’s Day Love Your Beach Cleanup Feb. 15
1st Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year. Help “love” Doheny back to good
health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the
lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). You’re
asked to bring working gloves.
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Dana Point

The Revolution - Revolutionary War Reenactment Feb. 15-16
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment
of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind
the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of
the country’s finest living history presenters. Event will include historical
demonstrations, food, music, battles, and shops. Battles will take place at
1pm and 5pm on Saturday and 11am and 2pm on Sunday.
Time and Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Huntington Beach Central Park
Contact: 714-425-2634 /

Mardi Gras Feb. 15-16
Enjoy DJ, live band, LA Samba Dancers, drinks and more!
Time and Place: 8am-2pm / Old World German Restaurant
Contact: 714-895-8020 /

Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’ Feb. 21-22
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid
runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork
between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the
Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community.
Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout
the course.
Place: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
Contact: 562-430-1073 /

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival Feb. 22
Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced
back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the
first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring,
representing the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating
lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and
express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future.
Time and Place: 11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-556-2787 /

Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause Feb. 22
One of the biggest charity bar crawls in Newport Beach, is back on Balboa
Peninsula for its fourth year in a row and this year the theme is 80s Après
Ski. Prizes will be given out for the most awesome outfits. All proceeds from
the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Orange County Chapter,
all fun benefits you.
Time and Place: 1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach

German Style Carnival FASCHING Feb. 23
Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with
activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.
com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the
famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and Currywurst.
Time and Place: 3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 /

Daddy Daughter Rodeo Roundup Dance Feb. 28
Dads and daughters are invited to saddle up for a special night out! The
evening includes dinner, dancing, crafts and entertainment. This event sells
out every year so be sure to register early!
Time and Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Contact: 714-961-7100 /

GEMfest Feb. 29
A festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and
inspiration to take on middle school, high school and the world! GEMfest
attendees will hear inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses
and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of
hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking,
finding your drive, coding or self defense.
Time and Place: 9am-2pm / Sage Hill School, Newport Coast

Oso Fit Community Health Fair and 5K Fun Run Feb. 29
All inclusive Quarter & Half Mile Children’s Run and Community Health
Fair. 100% of pre-registration fee goes to the non-profit of your choice!
The event kicks off with a Community Health Fair featuring more than 80
health and wellness organizations offering giveaways, handouts and free
health screenings. Local wellness businesses and providers will display their
healthy programs and products during the event that design to benefit the
Time and Place: 7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration Feb. 29-Mar. 1
To celebrate their 24th year of business and to show appreciation to all
their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices
during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! The anniversary
celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including
carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house
tickets and cotton candy.
Place: Irvine Regional Park, Orange
Contact: 714-997-3968 /

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