Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Oct. 27-Nov. 4
This event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.
Huntington City Beach www.isasurf.org
Taste of San Clemente Nov. 2
Enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. Cocktail attire.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Irvine Holiday Faire Nov. 2-3
More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more. Holiday music and selected food items for purchase in collectible ceramic bowls and mugs. 9am-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center www.irvinefinearts.org
Trash Bag Fashion Show Nov. 3
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Beach UHSD, presents its annual “Trash Bag Fashion Show,” a fun afternoon of amusement and student-choreographed dancing held by the APA Dance Department. This year’s theme: “Trash ‘N Roll.”
11:30am-4pm / Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach www.tututix.com/client/apadanceguild
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Nov. 3
Experience the time-honored, classic ballet “The Nutcracker” come to life as Ballet Etudes welcomes you to this one-of-a-kind, “tutu” cute tea party. Enjoy 15 themed tables, full Tea Service with Sandwiches, Pastries, Desserts and a Beverage. Meet Nutcracker Characters in costume and enjoy Story time.
4-6pm / Senior Center in Central Park, Huntington Beach 714-469-0142 / www.balletetudes.com
Big Adventure Nov. 3-4
The ultimate music, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming event. Musical guests include Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos and more, while the comedy stage brings performers Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Kristen Shaal and Natasha Leggero. OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
714-708-1500 / www.bigadventurefest.com
Serving Up Style Nov. 4
AVPFirst is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Wall of Champions Induction Ceremony and Serving Up Style Fashion Show fundraiser. Recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball.
4:30-7pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach www.avp.com
Dino Dash (Run, Walk, Ride) Nov. 4
Hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, The Dinosaur Dash is an event where walkers, runners, bikers, and volunteers raise money benefiting the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools. 5:30-10:30am / The Market Place, Tustin www.dinosaurdash.net
Art & Nature Family Festival Nov. 4
Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. Free admission. The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.
2pm / Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive 949-494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Holiday Boutique Nov. 9
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy our fashion show while shopping for unique products. All to benefit San Juan Children’s Education Foundation.
12-9pm / Bella Collina Golf Club, San Clemente www.sanjuanchamber.com
Mission Basilica School Serenade Gala Nov. 9
“Sky Full of Starts” Dinner, auction and dancing. Celebrating 90 Years of Education in the San Juan Capistrano Community.
5:30-11:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel 949-234-1385 x2 / www.missionbasilicaschool.org
California Wine and Food Festival Nov. 9-10
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach www.californiawinefestival.com
West Coast Gem & Mineral Show Nov. 9-11
Shop more than 70 local, national and international vendors selling everything from beads and gems to fossils, crystals, meteorites and home décor. The show is free and open to the public; parking is $5.
Hilton Costa Mesa www.mzexpos.com
Wounded Warriors Softball Game & Veterans Fair Nov. 10
Double-header with local celebrities vs. Wounded Warriors Championship Team. Kids games, activities and inflatables! Fun for the whole family.
1-4pm / Saddleback College Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo 949-470-3003 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Driftwood Festival Nov. 10-11
Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants serve great artisan nibbles! In addition to 100’s of craft beers to taste, the music stage is jammed packed full of amazing country music.
12-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point www.driftwoodfest.com
Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. Celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.
11am / Pier Plaza www.surfcityusa.com
Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival Nov. 11
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, revel the night away to live music.
6-9pm / The Hangars in Tustin www.tustinchamber.org
City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as we honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend. 2-3pm / Depot Park: 100 N Atchison St. www.cityoforange.org
Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show Nov. 11
Over 500 mixed cars and models. Proceeds benefiting Paralyze Veterans of America.
9am-2pm / Huntington City Beach www.surfcityusa.com
Mission Viejo Veterans Day Nov. 11
Included in this year’s program is a celebration of the 2018 Mission Viejo Veteran of the Year, with musical performances by Sgt Rachel Bartlett. Following the ceremony will be a reception outside on the Orchard Terrace. 2-4pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
949-470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Letters to Santa Nov. 12
Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. We will forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. Santa will be able to write one return letter per family at one address in Laguna Niguel.
8am-5pm / 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. An inspirational morning with our city’s Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
714-721-0337 / www.tustincommunityfoundation.org
Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
4-8pm / Eisnhower Park www.sealbeachchamber.org
PurpleStride Orange County Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine https://secure.pancan.org
Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo and Santa.
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Dana Point Turkey Trot Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
6-11am / Dana Point Harbor www.turkeytrot.com
All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting Nov. 29
A magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow! 5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com