Orange County Real Estate and Events Information.

Back again this year, a tradition of 48 years! The Dana Point Festival of whales is a two fun-filled weekends, March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, 2019 . The Festival is free to attend and there are several different activities that have different costs throughout both weekends.

The Festival kicks off with the Whale Parade - on March 2nd at 10am. This is our local - small town - famous parade!

The parade embraces the Festival’s theme of Magical Migration with parade floats and entries decorating in an ocean/whale theme and costumes. Giant helium parade balloons of a Blue Whale, Orca and many other sea life creatures fill the air over head during the parade. The parade promptly begins at 10 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway beginning at Selva Road and

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Thinking of enrolling your child in one of the Spanish Immersion Schools offered by the Capistrano District in South Orange County? There's a new program starting at RH Dana Elementary in the upcoming school year 2019-2020.

Parents, students and community members have three chances to learn more about RH Dana Elementary School’s Spanish Dual Immersion Program through a series of informational meetings.

Under the language immersion instruction, students would be taught in English 50 percent of the time and in Spanish the other 50 percent. The transition will be introduced in the 2019-2020 school year, starting with the kindergarten class, which will carry the program through each subsequent grade level. The Capistrano Unified School District Board of

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Are you looking for something festive to do this weekend in Orange County? There's so many, we are listing our favorites or our staff's picks.

Follow the links for more information on each of them. Enjoy!

 

Boat Parade of Lights - at Dana Point : 

Dress warm and come see this beautiful display of lights!

https://danapointharbor.com/boat-parade/

When: December 14th and 15th - festivities start at 4:30p.m., parade starts at 7:30p.m.

 

Holiday Storytelling at the Ritz Carlton:

Storytelling is held in the Eco-Adventure Center.

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/laguna-niguel/hotel-overview/press-releases/magic-of-the-holiday-season

When: December 14 and 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.

 

Casa Kids: Gingerbread House

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It's a Western Wonderland! The 44th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights will sail into the Harbor on Friday & Saturday, December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2018.

When: December 7,8,14 & 15

Festivities Begin at 4:30pm, Boat Parade Starts at 7:30pm

 

Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards of Judges Choice, Best Theme, Best Use of Lights, Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Original, Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat and the Perpetual Trophy for the Yacht Club with the Most Entries. They light up the evening with their amazing boats as they parade throughout the Harbor.

In celebration of our 44 years of lighting the holiday season up, this year’s theme will power up with “A WESTERN WONDERLAND”. Join us as

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From the city of San Clemente - Santa's Village by the Sea information! 

 
A Magical Evening of Family Fun & Shopping in San Clemente - RAIN OR SHINE!
City Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival at 5 p.m.
Join the City of San Clemente, Downtown Business Association, and Casa Romantica for an evening of holiday cheer, including children's activities, Santa visits, downtown shopping, snow hill sledding, and more!
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Orange County Turkey Trots 2018This year the Turkey Trot is happening a little earlier in November and some of you may not be ready for it - so here's a small list of Thanksgiving Turkey Trots happening around us right here in the OC. Get ready to move those legs and have a little exercise before getting stuffed! 

Note: All of these "Turkey Trots" are on Thursday November 22nd 2018 and they all have different costs per participant, and cost vary depending on type of race or age. Check the websites below for more information on each of them.

  • The Orange County Rescue Mission Turkey Trot 5k

 The Orange County Rescue Mission will be hosting its 3rd Annual Turkey Trot OC 5k Run/Walk at the Village of Hope in Tustin on November 24, 2016. This special event will be held

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From the California Secretary of State:

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is the General Election in California. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

Voter Information Guide Online
To research statewide propositions and candidates, visit: VoterGuide.sos.ca.gov

Check Your Voter Registration Status
Registered voters can check their voter registration status and voter preferences using the "My Voter Status” tool at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov

Find Your Polling Place or Vote Center on Election Day
Registered voters can look up their polling place or vote center at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/

Early Voting Locations
Any registered voter can visit their county elections office in person to drop off their vote-by-mail ballot or request

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Come and join the fun and get in the 'spooky' mode! The city of San Clemente is hosting their annual Spooky San Clemente this upcoming Saturday! Activities include Corn Maze, magic show, costume contests and more. To end the evening, there will be a screening of Monsters Inc!

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, California 92672

From the city of San Clemente:

"EVENT SCHEDULE:  

  • 4-7pm:     Tricks & Games, Corn Maze, Haunt-OLE-Maze, Del Mar Treat Street
  • 4:15 p.m.  Magic Show 
  • 5:00 p.m.  Costume Contest 
  • 6:00 p.m.  Outdoor Movie MONSTERS, INC. (free)."
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Date: October 21, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT Where: Doheny State Beach
North Day Use Grassy Area
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point CA 92629 This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT for dogs and their humans on Sunday, October 21st, 12-4pm at Doheny State Beach.  There will be a food booth, beer garden, live entertainment , free face painting and pet related vendors. Highlights of the event: Dog and Owner Costumes Disc Dog Demo Free Children's activities For more info:  http://www.SanOParks.org
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It's that time of the year and if you are looking for suggestions on where to go for a great Pumpkin Patch experience, here's a list we gathered from the gals in our office. Each location has its own uniqueness and prices vary too. Make sure to check out their own website to verify parking cost, tickets and others. 

Here we go!

1.Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch (we don't think any other location beats this one!)

  • Where? 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange CA
  • When? open daily until Halloween
  • Time: opens at 10am
  • Official website: https://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/events/pumpkin-patch/
  • The Irvine Regional Park is a premiere destination for all family activities and fun in Orange County, and now with it's Pumpkin Patch during October,
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