OC Register: Kid and family events this weekend in OCon Feb 22 in Events, News, OC Roller Girls, Web by Web Thrasher
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Kid and family events this weekend in O.C. (Feb. 15-17)
By SUMMER ROGERS / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Here is a selection of kid-friendly things to do and family-friendly events in and around Orange County this weekend. Please check with the venues for updated prices.
Scales, Feathers & Fur: Learn all about the differences between reptiles, birds and mammals. Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting animals up close. Phone registration required. 10-11 a.m. at Orange County Zoo, One Irvine Park Road, Orange. Price: $5 per child (one parent/guardian included); parking: $3. 714-973-6846.
Mommy and Me yoga: This five-week series is designed to provide a space for new mothers who would like to begin or continue yoga practice. Appropriate music and yoga props (blankets, blocks, straps) are utilized. Learn yoga poses for babies that help relieve digestive issues and baby massage facilitating bonding between mother and baby. Pre-registration is required; register online or call. 10-11 a.m. at Belly Sprout, 426 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. Price: $75 for five weeks. 657-217-2426.
Music and Movement: A fun morning focusing on preschool learning foundations in music and movement. The same song set is used for an entire month, reinforcing repetition, a method that is key to building confidence. Parent participation is required. 10-10:45 a.m. at Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. Price: Free. 562-905-9793.
Art-A-Faire: The Art-A-Faire features more than 50 vendors selling unique, hand-made gifts and crafts; everything from knitted scarves to turquoise jewelry and surf-related merchandise. Noon-7 p.m. at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, One Main St., Huntington Beach. Price: Free admission. 714-536-2213.
Shark Lagoon nights: Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks, including sandtigers, and rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts and snacks are available for purchase. 6-9 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Price: Free. 562-590-3100, ext. 0.
“Anastasia Krupnik” (theatre for young audiences): Ten-year-old Anastasia is opinionated, sassy and funny. Of course, she also has a funny name, but she’ll make up for it in this offbeat story taken right from the pages of her diary. It’s about all the things she loves—and hates—and what she plans to do about them. Various showtimes Friday-Feb. 24 at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Price: $20-$27. 714-708-5555.
“Lady and the Tramp”: Celebrate love and Valentine’s Day all weekend with a Sweetheart Dinner at Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store and a screening of the Disney classic, “Lady and the Tramp.” Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and advance reservations are required with the purchase of a movie ticket; the movie starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Price: Dinner and movie: $38; movie only: adult: $13; kids (3-11) and senior (60+): $10; VIP balcony or orchestra: $22. 818-845-3110.
“Aladdin”: Familiar characters from the Disney animated film include Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and more along with songs “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me” and more. 7:30 p.m. Friday; various showtimes through Mar. 17 at Musical Theatre Village, 36 Mauchly, Irvine. Price: $12. 949-753-1996.
Paws FUR Pink 5K Run/Walk: Run, walk, or wag your way to this breast cancer fund raising event. Event features Hearty Hound 5K Run/Walk, Dawdling Doodle One Mile Walk, Lassie Loop Lil’ Kids Dash, a pet expo with pet products, contests, dog adoptions and health information and the PAWSitively Pink Costume Contest. Registration: 7 a.m.; 5K start: 8:30 a.m.; kids race: 9 a.m. and one mile walk: 9:15 a.m. at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Road, Orange. Price: 5K: $40; one mile walk: $23; costume contest: $12.50 and kids race: $8.
Hurley sample sale: Hurley Sample Sale benefitting Victoria Elementary School. Buy brand name clothing at low prices ($5-$20). All sales are final; cash and credit cards accepted. All proceeds go to the “Save Our Staff” fund. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Victoria Elementary School, 1025 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Price: Free admission. 949-515-6985.
20th Annual Queen Mary Scotsfest: Glimpse into Scottish culture and history at the Queen Mary with authentic Scottish music, food and drinks, dancing, athletic competitions and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach. Price: Adult: $18-$24; kids: $8-$14; parking: $15-$20. 877-342-0738.
Engineer’s Week at Discovery Science Center: DSC celebrates National Engineer’s Week with hands-on science activities and programs for all ages. Throughout the week the center will feature interactive exhibits and learning stations to bring out the engineer in everyone. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Feb. 17 and 18; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19-22 at Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Price: Adult: $14.95; kids (3-14) and seniors (62+): $12.95; parking: $4. 714-542-2823.
New Earth Drumming Workshop: Celebrate the spirit of drumming with family and friends. Drumming is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrations of sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well-being and better health. 10-11 a.m. at Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine. Price: A “peace offering” of $5-$10. 949-854-5500.
Hummingbird walk: Join ENC Naturalist Leslie Helliwell for a walk to search for hummingbirds and their nests and learn fun Hummingbird facts. Reservations required; call to RSVP. No walk-ins. 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. at Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. Price: $6 per guest; member: $5. 949-645-8489.
Family Fair: Family Fair, held on the third Saturday of each month at The OC Mix, is an all-day free event featuring a variety of complimentary, family-focused kids’ activities hosted at retailers throughout SoCo Collection, The OC Mix, and the SoCo Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. Price: Free.
Chinese New Year Celebration with lion dance performance: Visit the Dragon Institute for a fun-filled morning that will include a lion dance performance, adult and children’s Kung Fu demonstrations and much more. 10 a.m.-noon at The Dragon Institute, 34241 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. Price: Free. 949-542-8470.
Handprint Heart Tree craft: Still in the mood for love? Then join the Family Art Center and create a beautiful keepsake Handprint Heart Tree. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. Price: $8; La Habra residents: $7; kids (under 2) and members: free. 562-905-9793.
Maurice Sendak exhibit opening: On the 50th anniversary of “Where the Wild Things Are,” we invite you to the opening of the exhibition, “Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons.” The artwork will be presented with heartfelt words from 50 extraordinary people, whose lives were all touched by this beloved author and illustrator. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today; exhibit on display Feb. 16-April 28 at Bower’s Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Price: Adult: $13-$15; seniors (62+)/students (12+): $10-$12; kids (under 12): free. 714-567-3600.
Harlem Globetrotters: The Harlem Globetrotters return to Honda Center as a part of their 2013 “You Write the Rules” world tour. 1 and 7 p.m. at Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. Price: $23.90-$175.65. 714-704-2500.
OZOKIDS: A special family friendly set geared towards children and adults alike. 3 p.m. at The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Price: $15. 949-496-8930.
OC Roller Girls Roller Derby: Watch the Junior OC Roller Girls take on the Junior San Diego Derby Dolls in bout one and the Crash Test Bunnies versus Psycho Ex-Girlfriends in bout two on the banked track. 4:30 p.m. at OC Roller Girls Banked Track, 1947 S. Main St., Santa Ana. Price: $13; kids (3-12): $5. 714-847-9097.
Watercolors on the beach: Enjoy a docent tour of tide pools, view live fish, crabs and sea stars, then create beautiful watercolor renderings as taught by September McGee. Beginners welcome. Event includes all supplies, take home finished art, reusable tote, journal and watercolor kit. Advance required; register ASAP. 10-11:30 a.m. at Treasure Island Park and Beach, Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach. Price: Adult: $35; kids (6 and up): $20. 949-363-4700.
Lunar New Year celebration: This family festival is free to attend, featuring live entertainment, art exhibition, student art contest award, food trucks, hands-on crafts, lucky red envelopes, art and craft booths and family activities. Noon-5 p.m. at Tustin City Hall and Library outdoor courtyard, 345 E. Main St., Tustin. Price: Free. 714-943-7585.
Sunday Afternoon Family Time: “Where The Wild Things Are”: Visit the exhibition at the main museum and then enjoy storytelling performed by storyteller Cynthia Callard, Senior Art Instructor. Make your own wild character to take home. Costumes welcome. 1:30-3 p.m. at Bowers Kidseum, 1802 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Price: $6; kids (under 2): free. 714-480-1520.
Critter Encounter: Animal friends visit on Sundays; Rosie the Tarantula, Gracie the Corn Snake or one of our other friendly critters in the Nature Walk Gallery. Make a fun animal craft in the Family Art Center. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. Price: $8; La Habra residents: $7; kids (under 2) and members: free. 562-905-9793.
Saw Red-Sublime Tribute: Saw Red Sublime tribute band performs a free, “Sunday Funday” show for all ages outside on the patio show. 4 p.m. at The Slidebar, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. Price: Free. 714-871-7469.
OC Roller Girls flat track bout: OC Roller Girls derby flat track bout featuring Huntington Heartbreakers against the Back Bay Bomshells. 4:30 p.m. at The Rinks, 5555 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. Price: $6.50; kids (10 and under): free. 714-847-9097.