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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

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 am - 2 pm

Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors.

These free developmental checkups and health screenings include hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index (BMI), height and weight, blood pressure and denta. Families will enjoy the various entertainments at the event such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Summerfest - Silverado
June 3-4, 2017
10 am - 4 pm

Some of this year's vendors include: ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, photography, oil and water colored artists, and much, much more. Enjoy the live music, BBQ, wine tasting, children's activities, demonstrations, nature programs, eco vendor and pony pictures.

LOCATION:
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Cyn. Rd.
Silverado,CA 92676

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:30 am to 6:00 pm

The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Chili Pepper & watermelon eating contests, kids carnival, Lazy Dog beer stein holding, music and much more.

Admission is free.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, June 11, 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:
July 9, August 20, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition there will be children's activities with kid's games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

A Taste of Greece
June 23-25, 2017

This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings

LOCATION:
Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church
4949 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 14 - August 13, 2017
Wednesdays through Sundays

The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games.

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

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

Fiesta de Solano - Rancho Santa Margarita
July 21-23, 2017
Friday 5 - 10 pm

Saturday & Sunday 1 - 10 pm

A three day community event filled with rides, games, food, live entertainment, bingo games and a silent auction. Fun for the entire family! Admission and parking are FREE!

Bingo hours nightly from 5-9:30 with Blackout round at 9 pm. All proceeds benefit the church

LOCATION:
San Francisco Solano Catholic Church
22082 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688-1993

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Festival Grounds Open: 9am-5pm

Pancake breakfast: 7-11am

One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. This event includes an early morning 5K / 10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, children's rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. The admission is FREE!

LOCATION:
Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

INFORMATION:
(714) 827-2430

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
August 6, 2016
8AM-2PM

Join The Marconi Crew for the ultimate Sunday Funday at Orange County's favorite auto museum. Founder Dick Marconi will be at the museum telling his personal stories about the cars and signing Ferrari posters for guests, which can be bought onsite. Car clubs from all over Southern California park out front of the museum and guests enjoy music, giveaways, raffles and food trucks.

It's a great event for the entire family and admission is FREE.

LOCATION:
The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

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Parenting & Relationships

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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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