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Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival - Huntington Beach
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is a fun way to get outside and learn about the environment with the whole family! This fun and educational festival is a treat for the whole family!

Visitors will have the opportunity to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more! The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Entry to event is free!

Sponsored by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Amigos de Bolsa Chica.

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach
Public Parking Across the Street from the Interpretive Center

Phone:
714-846-1114

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa
April 28-30, 2017

A giant animal entertainment and education festival. It’s the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
800-999-7295

Pooch in the Park - Rancho Santa Margarita
Sunday, April 30, 2017
12-4 PM

A Dog Show Competition with music, food, vendors, opportunity prizes and pet celebrities. Open to the public, this dog show will provide hours of entertainment for you and your pets. Come and watch or enter to win! Vendors welcome. Contestants and Vendors can register below.

Supporting music education for the youth in Orange County through our love of dogs. Register your dog to compete or just attend and enjoy the show!

LOCATION:
Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park
30842 La Miranda
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, April 30, 2017
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

MORE 2017 DATES:
June 11, July 9, August 20, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Rancho Days Fiesta
May 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County's Ranchos and Native American tribes!

Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free

LOCATION:
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
949-923-2230

Spring Citrus Fair - La Habra
May 5-7, 2017

The La Habra Chamber of Commerce will produce its Annual Spring Citrus Fair — full of period charm — showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley.

Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission

LOCATION:
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets

Phone:
562-697-1704

Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival - Silverado
May 6, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Chili Cook-Off, LIVE MUSIC & Entertainment, Artists, Vendors, Family Activities, Petting Zoo, Beer & Wine Cantina, Food & Beverages

The Silverado Modjeska Recreation & Park District (SMRPD) announces the 12th Annual Silverado Chili Cook-Off & Cinco de Mayo Festival. Taste the competition chili and vote for your favorite family recipe! Browse the arts & craft expo with local vendors, while enjoying the Cinco de Mayo Mexican folk heritage entertainment lineup, and local Country, Blues artists.

Family activities such as crafts and games, bounce house, face painting and farm animal petting zoo! Everyone has the opportunity to sing-a-long and dance to great local musicians on stage…all for just the price of a $5 taster’s kit! Proceeds benefit SMRPD recreation programs including those for children.

LOCATION:
Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds
27641 Silverado Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA

INFORMATION:
714-649-2820

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 26-29, 2017

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry-growing history. Free admission!

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION:
714-638-0981

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Parenting & Relationships

Creating a Successful Parenting Plan A Step-by-Step Guide for the Care of Children of Divorcing Parents

An "Editor's Top Choice" award-winner. Protect your child even if you are in a difficult custody battle. This award-winning book is a step-by-step guide to the care of children when families divide. This is excellent book will give you information on how to best handle the custody arrangement of your children. It also has a template for a detailed parenting plan.

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Children's Organizations

Missionettes

Missionettes is a ministry tool to help fulfill the Titus 2 principle of women mentoring young girls. Girls can begin in Missionettes at 3 years of age and continue through high school.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is the oldest, largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States and 250 centers world-wide.

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