Coast Film Festival Nov. 7-9
It will be a celebration of everything coast related shared through the best of film, photography, art, and music. The purpose is to bolster awareness and participation with this incredible resource as well as educate the public on how best it should be enjoyed and cared for.
Time/Place: City of Laguna Beach
Girl Scouts of OC Celebrate Leadership Nov. 8
New honoree categories! New activities! Exciting live and silent auction items! And of course, OCs amazing Girl Scouts who are taking action to make our community and world a better place.
Time/Place: 6:30-9pm / Fashion Island Hotel
Cypress Veterans Day Luncheon Nov. 8
Veterans will receive a complimentary lunch and are asked to check-in between 10:15-10:45 am to ensure their spot. Regular check-in will begin at normal check-in time of 10:45 am. Lunch is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Cypress Senior Center
Senior Health & Wellness Fair Nov. 8
Receive a flu shot and participate in other health screenings. Learn about programs and services for seniors and caregivers.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / La Habra Community Center
Contact: 562-383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com
Costa Mesa Salute to Veterans Nov. 9
Featuring music, food and activities for kids. The A-4M Skyhawk memorial dedication ceremony will begin at 11am.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / OC Fair & Event Center
Honoring Our Vets Nov. 9
Interactive event for families, veterans, active duty military and our wonderful community.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Los Alamitos Race Course
St. Martins Lantern Fest & Parade Nov. 10
Join in to celebrate the story of Saint Martin with lit lanterns and traditional songs. A European tradition, Saint Martins lantern parades commemorate the story of a Roman soldier who shared his cloak with a beggar at a freezing winter night.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
Orange Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as they honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches with keynote speech given by WM. F. Bill Cunningham.
Time/Place: 2pm / Veterans Memorial at Depot Park
Contact: 714-744-7294 / www.cityoforange.org
Stanton Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Honoring past and present servicemen and servicewomen. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.
Time/Place: 9-10am / Veterans Memorial Park: 10970 Cedar Street
Contact: 714-890-4270 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us
La Habra Veterans Day Event Nov. 11
All are invited to attend.
Time/Place: 11am / La Habra Community Center
Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
In honor of our veterans and in support of their families, the City of Irvine is hosting a special Veterans Day ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Contact: 949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
Laguna Niguel Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Honoring all who served.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Sea Country Senior Center
Contact: 949-362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Brea Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
Pay tribute to all military heroes, veterans, retired and active duty, and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.
Time/Place: 10-10:45am / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Way Nov. 11
The program will include an unveiling of the updated memorial plaques which list the names of persons who have died during the past year who were members of VFW Post 9934 or members of families of Dana Point residents.
Time/Place: 10am / Strands Vista Park
Huntington Beach Veterans Day Ceremony & Car Show Nov. 11
Beginning at Pier Plaza with a Veterans Day Ceremony, the day continues with hundreds of classic, collector cars, customs, motorcycles and more at the city beach parking lot.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / PCH & Huntington St.
CBA Holiday Harvest Gathering Nov. 13
Appetizers from the Yorba Linda Country Club. Cash Bar. Please bring a door prize for extra recognition.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Yorba Linda Country Club
Contact: 714-993-9537 / www.yorbalindachamber.us
Meet on the Beach Nov. 17
From the hills of La Habra, down to the ocean at Huntington Beach, enjoy 1.5 miles of open streets, bike and pedestrian friendly activities, live performances, food, giveaways and much more at seven pop-up sites along or nearby Beach Boulevard.
Time/Place: La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster and Huntington Beach
Contact: 213-365-0605 / www.meetonbeach.com
Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique Nov. 22
A tour of three beautiful homes and a garden tour of a neighboring home. All the homes are decorated for the holidays and feature fantastic views and fabulous landscaping. Lunch is included in ticket price and served at the Clifton Miller Community Center, where guests can view and purchase special items from over 30 vendors.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Clifton Miller Community Center, Tustin
Contact: 714-997-3000 / www.choc.org
Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 23-24
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
Plymouth Rock N Run 5k Nov. 28
The 5k, 10k and a new 10 mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River trail. There will be a finish-line festival with silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more! All of the funds raised will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine.
Time/Place: 6am / Anaheim Hills
Dana Point Turkey Trot Nov. 28
Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.
Time/Place: Dana Point Harbor
Contact: 949-496-1555 / www.turkeytrot.com
Causelife Turkey Trot Nov. 28
This 5K/10K Turkey Trot features a flat ocean-front course and a 1K walk for kids 12 and under. Funds raised from this event go to Causelife, which provides clean water to those in need in developing countries.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Huntington City Beach
Turkey Trot on the Ranch Nov. 28
The race features a 5K and 1K Little Gobblers run. Start a new family tradition and join the fun! Proceeds from the race will benefit The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo connecting Orange County residents to nature through school programs, on-site education and recreation.
Time/Place: 7:30am / The Pavilion & Sendero Field, Rancho Mission Viejo
Lighting of the Bay Nov. 30
Families will enjoy live chorale and concert performances by various artists, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
Contact: 949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com
Newport Landing Boat Parade & Holiday of Lights Cruises Nov. 30-Jan. 1
By the first weekend of December Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday in December to the third Sunday in December.
Time/Place: Newport Landing Whale Watching
Contact: 949-675-0551 / www.christmasparadeboats.com