On Sunday, August 28th, 2016, the Orange Community Historical Society will give you a taste of Old Towne Orange and its history. Their much-loved Historical Walking Tours of the Plaza District and surrounding areas of Old Towne Orange will give you insight into the founding of our great city and some of its memorable early buildings, residents, and businesses.
The tour lasts between 90 and 120 minutes. Make sure you bring your camera, as you may want to capture pictures of the exciting things you learn along the way!
There’s a $10 donation per person. That donation goes to support the Orange Community Historical Society. You can buy your tickets for the tour here.
The tour starts at 4:00 p.m. the Historic Water Fountain near the Orange Library & History Center (407 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange). There’s free public parking at the library, and make sure you wear good walking shoes!
The Orange Public Library will be holding some great events this August!
Author Visit & Book Signing: Sandra Brown
In Collaboration with Book Carnvial, the Library presents Sandra Brown, who will have the pleasure of presenting her latest book, Sting. This event will take place from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Community Room on August 21st, 2016.
Monday Mystery Book Club
Can’t get enough of Sherlock Holmes? Swing by the Monday Mystery Book Club after reading A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters and share your thoughts with others! The event starts at 2:00-3:00pm on August 29th, 2016.
Coloring isn’t Just for Kids Anymore! Take a Deep Breath and Relieve Some Stress at the Adults Coloring Event!
Drop in for a relaxing evening of coloring! Coloring pages from books designed for adults as
well as colored pencils and markers will be provided or you can bring your own
supplies. Adults (18+) only
When: August 22nd from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Orange Public Library, community room
Come celebrate the first ever “Farmer’s Market to Table Dinner” in Orange County at the historic Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse. Food will be locally sourced, sustainably grown, ethically harvested, and prepared by talented Orange County chef’s! Dance the night away with live music by the Gary Turner Jazz Band!
Where: Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market, 304 N. Cypress
Street, Orange, CA 92866
When: August 27 @ 6:00 pm –9:00 pm
Best of all, this fundraiser will benefit the OHG Education farm! Learn more about the Farmer’s Market to Table dinner here!
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Take a weekend to celebrate artists from across the nation! Jurors at this annual Laguna Beach fine art festival select 125 artists from their city and around the country to display and sell their works. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this festival features nearly every visual art medium.
Where: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA
When: August 6, 2016 through August 28, 2016
School is almost back in session! What will your tweens and teens do for the remaining days summer? Get them outside and volunteering in the Orange community! The Coastkeeper Garden, located near Santiago Canyon College, welcomes tweens and teens this summer as part of its Nature Volunteer Program.
This volunteer program gives tweens/teens an opportunity to get service hours while learning about plants and nature. Volunteer jobs include planting, raking, weeding, watering, and much more!
Tweens/teens will get lots of exercise and exposure to gardening. A 15 hour minimum is required and can be done in 2 to 4 hour increments! To set up a time slot and orientation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a fun beach day activity this weekend? Check out the Pro BBQ Competition and Summer Festival – at Huntington State Beach. Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event! Over 50 teams will be competing, along with a Kids Que competition, demos, and food contests.
Where: Huntington State Beach
When: Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Click here for more information!