Here is a great list of things to do in Orange County this November 2017:
A Taste of San Clemente Nov. 3
Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the area’s finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
Pumpkin Launch Nov. 4
Bring your lawn chairs and witness history at this free event as teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Plus, kids can participate in hands-on activities throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Cal State Fullerton
Contact: 714-542-2823 / http://oc.discoverycube.org
The Red Barn: Fire and Ash Wine Dinner Nov. 4
Experience fine dining where chefs roast, smoke, and sear a family-style feast paired with Great Wines.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Centennial Farm, Costa Mesa
Guy Buffet Art Show Nov. 4
Every Dog has his day! Bring your furry friend down to our pet playground for a commissioned personalized portrait by Guy Buffet. He will unveil his new collection.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Lahaina Galleries, Newport Beach
Contact: 949-721-9117 / www.lahainagalleries.com
Health, Resource & Safety Fair & Flu Shot Clinic Nov. 4
Sponsored by the City of Aliso Viejo and Mission Hospital, this event will feature community partner booths offering information and screenings along with free flu shots for those who do not have access to health care.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Iglesia Park Community Center, Aliso Viejo
Contact: 949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Fountain Valley Mayor’s Ball Nov. 4
Formal attire requested. Black tie optional. Photo booth, entertainment, opportunity drawing, cocktails and dinner.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Banquet Room
Contact: 714-962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com
Meoowz & Merlot Nov. 4
Annual fundraiser for MeoowzResQ – a cat and kitten rescue in Southern California. Tickets include 2 glasses of wine, swag bags and a wonderful dinner buffet. Entertainment to include a DJ and Photo booth! Silent Auction, Raffle and Dessert Auction.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Costa Mesa Country Club
Contact: 714-997-0868 / www.meoowzresq.org
Casino Night Nov. 4
Dress in your classic Vegas attire and spend the evening with your friends at the Tables! This fun filled evening will have Classic Vegas style gaming tables, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. All proceeds made will benefit the medication room in the CHOC Children’s Mental Health Unit.
Time/Place: 6pm / 11551 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove
Contact: 714-697-2393 / www.choc.org
Mr. Tustin Pageant Nov. 4
A night to celebrate some of Tustin’s finest men and raise money for the Miss Tustin Scholarship Association. Watch our contestants as they compete in Personality Walk, Talent, and On Stage Question in Evening Wear. Winner will receive a $100 donation to the charity of his choice.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / St. Cecilia Catholic Church: 1301 Sycamore Ave.
Contact: 714-613-2132 / www.misstustin.org
Art & Nature Family Festival Nov. 5
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.
Time/Place: 2-5pm / Laguna Art Museum
Contact: 949-494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Dinosaur Dash Nov. 5
A fund-raiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more.
Time/Place: 6:15am / The Marketplace
Contact: 714-832-3060 / www.tpsf.net/dinodash
Champagne & Oyster “Sip & Shuck” Fundraiser Nov. 5
The event will give guests the unique opportunity to experience a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne, sparkling wines and more from around the world, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views at the oceanfront restaurants. To benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / The Deck, Laguna Beach
Contact: 949-494-5750 / www.sipnshuck.com
Placentia Community Prayer Breakfast Nov. 8
Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, inspirational speakers and fellowship.
Time/Place: 7-8:30am / Placentia Round Table Women’s Club: 901 N. Bradford Ave.
Contact: 714-993-2267 / http://placentiawomensclub.org
RSM Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony Nov. 11
Light refreshments will be served, followed by a special presentation to veterans of all branches of the armed services by the Mayor and City Council.
Time/Place: 6:30-7:30pm / City Hall, Rancho Santa Margarita
Contact: 949-216-9700 / www.cityofrsm.org
Mission Viejo State of the City Gala Nov. 11
Join Mayor Wendy Bucknum, City and business leaders in highlighting women in leadership and honoring local veterans.
Time/Place: 6pm / Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Contact: 949-441-0602 / www.missionviejochamber.com
Fountain Valley Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Time/Place: 10am / Heritage Park
Contact: 714-593-4400 / www.fountainvalley.org
5 The Event Nov. 11
Relax with dinner, drinks and live music, and if you choose, engage in sensory experiences. You will be given a personal mystery box. If you’re up for an adventure, open and you will be guided to engage in different activities, connecting you to your 5 senses, awakening your perceptions.
Time/Place: 7:30-11pm / Art Mentors, Huntington Beach
Contact: 949-230-9361 / www.heartexhibit.com
Laguna Niguel Veteran’s Day Ceremony Nov. 11
To honor all who have served and protect our liberty and defend our freedom.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center
Veteran’s Day Car Show Nov. 11
Honors and the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving the country. Hundreds of classic cars and collectible motor vehicles stretching down Pacific Coast Highway in the beach parking lots. Live music, delicious food and exciting events are available throughout the day.
Time/Place: 11am / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
Contact: 714-536-2213 / www.surfcityusa.com
Dana Point Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 and Ladies Auxiliary and the City of Dana Point recognize all Veterans for their service and sacrifices for America.
Time/Place: 10am-Noon / Strands Vista Park: 34201 Selva Road
Contact: 949-248-1419 / www.vfwpost9934.org
Walk 4 ALZ- Anaheim Nov. 11
The Alzheimer’s Orange County team is committed to serving families as they face this difficult journey, while helping to advance local research for a cure.
Time/Place: 7:30am / Angel Stadium
AISS Bowl-A-Thon Nov. 11
Our goal is to fund the purchase of laptops for all our scholars, $16,000. Two hours of bowling, beverages, and light appetizers will be available… along with an opportunity drawing to benefit Veterans Legal Institute!
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Lucky Strike, at The Outlets at Orange
Contact: 714-544-1316 / www.aissfoundation.com
Stanton Veteran’s Day Celebration Nov. 11
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony’s conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Veteran’s Memorial Park
Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
The City of Irvine hosts a special ceremony to pay tribute to our nation’s troops – past and present. The event is free and open to the public.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Marine Corps Memorial Park
Contact: 949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
Driftwood Festival Nov. 11-12
Features an afternoon of country music, craft beer and top notch BBQ. Enjoy music from artists Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard and Dan + Shay.
Time/Place: 12-9:30pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Irvine Community Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast Nov. 16
This year’s keynote speaker is Chef Bruno Serato, owner of the critically acclaimed Anaheim White House restaurant and founder of Caterina’s Club, a charitable organization that feeds children of low-income families. Chef Bruno will speak on “Child Abuse Prevention Begins with Child Wellness.”
Time/Place: 7:30am / Irvine Marriott Hotel
Contact: 949-660-9112 / www.irvinechamber.com
Jack & Jill Guild Holiday Home Tour & Boutique Nov. 16-17
Tustin showcase homes are available for touring. Attendees can also lunch and shop our gift boutique.
Time/Place: Tour: Fri 10am-5pm, Boutique: Thur 6-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana
Nutcracker Craft Boutique Nov. 17-18
Beautiful hand-crafted, unique, fun holiday gifts &decorations from over 250 vendors.
Time/Place: Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
Contact: 714-990-7771 / www.cityofbrea.net
Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 18-19
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.
Time/Place: Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point
Contact: 949-240-5088 / www.surfingsantacontest.org
Plymouth Rock N’ Run Nov. 23
5K, 10K and 1K. Come run/walk/trot with us along beautiful Yorba Regional Park and the Santa Ana River Trail. Finish-line festival, silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more!
Time/Place: 6am / Yorba Regional Park, Anaheim Hills
Contact: 657-201-9498 / www.plymouthrocknrun.com
Huntington Beach Turkey Trot Nov. 23
This annual Thanksgiving event allows participants of all ages to compete in a 1k, 5k, or 10k that helps raise money for Causelife, a non-profit which provides clean water to those in need in developing countries.
Time/Place: 7am / 301 Main Street
Contact: 714-969-3492 / www.active.com
Dana Point Turkey Trot Nov. 23
Bring your family and friends to wobble before you gobble. Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.
Time/Place: 6am-Noon / Dana Point Harbor
Tamale Festival Nov. 26
Churro eating contests, as well as best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests. There also will be food vendors offering pupusas, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, nachos, Mexican-style street corn and baked potatoes, as well as a cantina serving micheladas and margaritas. Includes the City’s Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:30pm.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / La Habra Community Center
Contact: 562-383-4208 / www.lahabracity.com