Sep
1
to Sep 30

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Every day, millions of Americans live with mental illness or addiction. But fear of stigma and feelings of isolation keep many people from seeking the help they need. With the right help and support, people can recover to lead happier, healthier lives. Treatment is available and recovery is possible, but overcoming stigma is a critical first step. You’re not alone. Visit http://www.stampoutstigma.com/recovery/ to learn more.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month. This international campaign, led by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), is to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia, as there is little or no understanding of dementia in many countries. The misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a problem that requires global action. More information can be found at https://www.worldalzmonth.org/

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Sep
9
to Sep 20

Nominate a Veteran Hero – Yorba Linda

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Veteran Hero Awards, taking place at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda on Sunday, November 3rd. The Veteran Hero Awards honor those in our community who have served our country in the military and/or assist our Veterans.

Categories for caregivers, spouses, social workers, community supporters, leaders who are committed to serving our Veterans, and Veterans themselves.  Nominations are due on September 20th.

All proceeds will benefit two nonprofit Veteran service organizations:

-Patriots and Paws

-Support The Enlisted Project.

More information on nominating can be found at https://veteranheroawards.org/

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Clean Up Day - Orange County Beaches

  • Huntington State Beach Tower 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thousands to Pick Up Trash in Orange County During World’s Largest Cleanup Event

  • Orange County Coastkeeper will host several sites across the county

  • Last year, over 7,000 volunteers collected more than 53,000 pounds of trash

  • Local effort also a part of 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

WHAT: Armed with reusable bags and buckets, thousands will defend Orange County’s bays, inland waters and beaches from coastal pollution on Coastal Cleanup Day – the world's largest trash cleanup.

WHY: Trash from inland communities travels through storm drains and rivers, polluting the region’s waterways and beaches. Trash cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent this debris from polluting local waters and harming wildlife.

Last year, more 7,000 Orange County volunteers collected more 53,000 pounds of trash and recyclable materials during this three-hour event across Orange County. This year, Coastkeeper expects to remove even more trash from local waterways, to preserve and protect our coast.

VISUALS:

  • Thousands of southern California residents removing trash from various parks, beaches, trails and other locations throughout Orange County

  • Obscure trash found during the cleanup

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 21

  • 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE:

  • Huntington State Beach Tower 2

    • Huntington Beach, Orange County Coastkeeper & State Parks, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

    • Enter Huntington State Beach at Magnolia and Pacific Coast Highway.

    • In the parking lot, stay right toward Lifeguard Headquarters by Tower 10.

More information: https://www.coastkeeper.org/

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Fall For A Friend Pet Adoption Event - Tustin

Tustin’s O.C. Animal Care Center will hold the “Fall For A Friend” Pet Adoption Event, happening on Saturday, September 21st, from 11 am – 5 pm. Adoptions fees will be waived on this day (with some exceptions). Orange County residents who choose to adopt a pet at the Pet Fair will save on average of $100-$200 for adoption fees

More information can be found at http://bos.ocgov.com/legacy4dc/newsletters/pdf/Fall-for-a-Friend-Flyer-Update.pdf

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

The League for Children’s Gala – Beverly Hills

The League for Children’s upcoming gala, “Diamonds are Forever”, will take place on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, starting at 6:00 PM at Montage Beverly Hills. The evening will include cocktails, silent auction, dinner, dancing and mystery guests.  All proceeds benefit The Children’s Bureau in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 

The mission of The Children’s Bureau is to protect vulnerable children through prevention, treatment, and advocacy.  More information can be found at https://www.all4kids.org/event/league-for-children/

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Sep
28
6:00 AM06:00

Cruisin’ for a Cure - Costa Mesa

Cruisin' for a Cure will happen on Saturday, September 28th, at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, starting at 6 in the morning.  Street rods, customs, trucks, corvettes, muscle cars, VWs,  and more will take part in cruising inside the fairgrounds' 1.5-mile route. There will also be a meet-and-greet inside The Hangar, live music, 175+ vendors and free prostate screenings. Money raised will go to the KSK Cancer Center of Irvine for prostate cancer research. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

How much: $15 admission; free for children under 12. Parking is $9.

More info: http://www.cruisinforacure.com/

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Oct
5
7:00 AM07:00

Run To Prevent Child Abuse - Manhattan Beach

Team All4Kids is looking for participants for the Children’s Bureau’s Manhattan Beach 10k Run, happening on Saturday, October 5th.  Team all4kids will be participating in the Manhattan Beach 10K on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Register today and go the extra mile to prevent child abuse. Every dollar you raise with Team all4kids will support and give hope to the 40,000 children and parents served by Children’s Bureau each year.  We welcome corporate and family teams!  For registration information, go to https://www.all4kids.org/event/team-all4kids-manhattan-beach-10k/

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Oct
12
7:30 AM07:30

OC Walk to Remember - Tustin

The 15th Annual OC Walk to Remember will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in memory of babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, pregnancy loss or infant death. Parents, siblings, family, friends and medical professionals participate in the walk to celebrate and remember all of the babies who impacted us so deeply, but left us too quickly.

Registration is required for each person who attends the event. Children under 10 are free.

7:15 am: Registration Opens 

8:15 am: Memorial Service Begins (all babies names are read) 

9 am: Walk Begins 

9:15 am - 11:30 am: Celebration of Angels 

To register: https://foreverfootprints.redpodium.com/oc-walk-to-remember-2019

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Dawg Walk & Adoption Extravaganza - Mission Viejo

  • Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for Sunday, October 13 when the DAWG Walk & Adoption Extravaganza returns to the Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park. 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) team up for this fun family event that features animal rescue groups offering various breeds of dogs for adoption; a walk along the Oso Creek Trail with your favorite K-9; Howl-A-Ween pet costume contest; raffle prizes; kid activities; exhibitors with unique pet products and services; and more.  

Registration for the walk begins at 9 am; the opening ceremony is at 10 am; and the walk takes place around 10:15 am.  

The Pet Faire is free and runs until 2 pm. The DAWG Walk is $30 to participate. Proceeds benefit the orphaned animals at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center at 28095 Hillcrest.                                

 For more information visit https://www.dawg.org/

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Bike MS: Bay To Bay - Orange County to San Diego

This year’s Bike MS: Bay to Bay will take place on Saturday, October 19th, and Sunday, October 20th. This annual event will have 2,500 participants cycling California's coastline from Orange County to San Diego.  Bike MS is the fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion to stop Multiple Schlerosis in its tracks, restore what's been lost, and end MS forever.

Route distances vary from 15 to 150 miles, with some rides being one or multi-days. One thing is certain: you will have the ride of your life no matter which Bike MS event you choose, and your efforts will make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.

To register or donate, go to https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30205&pg=informational&sid=13231

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

San Juan Summer Nights – San Juan Capistrano

The City of San Juan Capistrano will present this year’s final San Juan Summer Nights on Wednesday, September 18th, at the Historic Town Center Park in San Juan Capistrano. This live music series will conclude with a performance by the classic rock band, The Trip. The music will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and there will be local restaurants participating, and there will be vendor booths, beer and wine for sale, and much more. Admission is free. More information can be found at http://sanjuancapistrano.org/san-juan-summer-nites-concert-series-june-19-july-17-august-21-september-18

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Unleashed Fundraiser - Irvine

Support Adoptable Animals with Comedy Event at Irvine Improv.

 Support animals in need while enjoying a comedic night out on the town at the fourth annual Comedy Unleashed fundraiser Tuesday, September 17, at Irvine Improv. Guests will be treated to dinner and a show featuring comedians Pete Lee, Nick Guerra, and J.F. Harris. 

 Proceeds from Comedy Unleashed on September 17 benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center

 Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The $35 admission fee includes dinner and the comedy act (venue service fees may apply to ticket purchase). Comedy Unleashed is open to adults 18 and older only. The Irvine Improv is located at 527 Spectrum Center Drive.

 The Irvine Animal Care Center provides housing, care, and enrichment for homeless, neglected, abused, or unwanted animals. Services offered to the community include licensing for Irvine residents, pet adoptions, and events.

 For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center/upcoming-events or call 949-724-7740.

 

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

Rancho Santa Margarita Paint Drop-Off Event

  • Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Saturday, The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is hosting a free Paint Drop-Off Event, from 8am-noon, in the parking lot at Rancho Santa Margarita’s City Hall. Local Southern California households and businesses can bring unused household paint, stain, varnish, and deck and concrete sealers for recycling purposes.  For information on restrictions and other places to drop off paint, go to https://www.paintcare.org/rancho-santa-margarita/

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Patriot Day - Mission Viejo

  • Norman P. Murray Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Mission Viejo and American Soldier Network will host a simple flag-holding and candlelight gathering to honor the people who lost their lives and the heroes who responded to the catastrophic events of 9/11. 

The event is from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 11 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. In reflecting on that horrific day, folks will have the chance to jot down memories and heartfelt messages and tie them on the white fence in The Kershaw Garden at 200 Civic Center starting the first week of September. 

Since many people continue to struggle after tragic events like 9-11, military combat and losing a loved one, experts in the field of suicide prevention from the American Soldier Network will be on hand following the ceremony to discuss the suicide epidemic and ways to help people in need. The nonprofit American Soldier Network raises awareness and funding to tackle the psychological and emotional battles affecting veterans such as PTS, homelessness, unemployment and suicide.  

For more information, call 949-470-3061.

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Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Homeless Veterans Housing Fair – Mission Viejo

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will be holding a Homeless Veterans Housing Fair on Friday, August 30th, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. There will be services for HUD Screenings, Homeless Outreach, Veterans Benefits, and VA Patient Registration. Housing providers will also be on hand. Transportation assistance to the event will be available, and lunch will be served. More information can be found here: http://newsbuilder.ocgov.com/previews/D5/vol6issue31/pdf/FLYER%202019_08_30%20Housing%20Fair.pdf

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Aug
29
10:15 AM10:15

South County Veterans Resource Fair - Mission Viejo

The 11th Annual South County Veterans Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, August 29th, from 10:15 am till 1 pm, near the Veterans Memorial at the Saddleback College Student Services Quad in Mission Viejo.  This event celebrates 75 years of the GI bill, and is hosted by OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Saddleback College. All veterans, including student vets, active duty personnel, and military family members, are invited to attend and connect with resources that will assist them in achieving their goals.  Admission is free, and coffee, donuts, hot dogs, chips, and water will be provided.  More information can be found at http://bos.ocgov.com/legacy5lb/newsletters/pdf/South%20County%20Veterans%20Resource%20Fair%20-%202019%20FLYER.pdf

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

San Onofre Community Engagement Panel Meeting - Laguna Hills

The San Onofre Community Engagement Panel (CEP) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22,
at the Laguna Hills Community Center in Laguna Hills from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The focus of the meeting will be “Dry Cask Storage Defense in Depth.” If you have a question related to dry cask storage that you would like addressed during the meeting please submit it at NUCOMM@songs.sce.com. We will be accepting questions through Tuesday, Aug. 13.

We will prioritize questions provided in advance and do our best to provide answers either as part of the presentation materials, during the facilitated public comment session with the CEP officers, or via the CEP Aug. 22 meeting page on the SONGSCommunity website.

The public is also welcome to attend the meeting and ask question(s) in person during the facilitated public comment period near the end of the meeting.

In the meantime, more information on SONGS dry cask storage defense in depth is available on the SONGS website, https://www.songscommunity.com/used-nuclear-fuel/industrial-safety-and-canister-loading as well as on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website, https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ops-experience/songs-spec-insp-activities-cask-loading-misalignment.html

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Aug
22
to Aug 24

Blue Jay Jazz Festival - Lake Arrowhead

The 19th Annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival, "Takin' it Lakeside", will take place in Lake Arrowhead,  August 22nd and 23rd – Arrowhead Lake Association's Tavern Bay Beach Club, and August 24th – Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa. Performers include the Cal State San Bernadino Jazz Ensemble, the LA Quartet, the Yuko Mabuchi Trio, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal, who, in addition to performing with his quartet, will hold a master class for area students. All proceeds support the non-profit Blue Jay Foundation, whose mission is to support music education in the San Bernardino mountain communities. More information can be found at http://bluejayjazz.org/

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Aug
22
11:00 AM11:00

A Day & Night at the Canyon - Laguna Beach

Experience The Ranch at Laguna Beach’s Scout Camp located in Aliso Canyon on Thursday, August 22nd. Scout Camp will be open for “A Day in the Canyon” from 11:00 am till 7 p.m.  All ages are welcome to this event, which will feature Santa Maria-style BBQ, whiskey, wine, and beer pairings, live entertainment, garden tours, and outdoor activities.  As the family-friendly event concludes, The Ranch at Laguna Beach will host A Night in the Canyon. There will be a National Geographic Movie Experience at a remote part of the canyon, along with a night photography class, and much more.  This is a rare and unique opportunity to experience one of the most exclusive outdoor gathering locations in Orange County.  There will be opportunities to engage one-on-one with the Ocean Institute and The Ranch at Laguna Beach executive teams on how to support our efforts in transformational outdoor experiential education for low-income California children.  All proceeds benefit the Camping Outreach Program, supported by Cox Charities.  More information can be found at https://www.ocean-institute.org/day-night-canyon

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Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Clear the Shelters $20 Pet Adoption Promotion - Mission Viejo

  • Mission Viejo Animal Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will take part in the annual Clear the Shelters event on Aug. 17, offering every homeless pet available for adoption at a huge discount. 

Every year, NBC stations team up with hundreds of animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on August 17 to help find loving homes for animals in need.  Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than 250,000 pet adoptions nationwide. 

In Mission Viejo, every homeless pet at the Animal Services Center will be available that day to approved applicants for only $20.   

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 17 and help us clear our shelter. The facility is located at 28095 Hillcrest. For more information, call 949-470-3045.  More information: https://cityofmissionviejo.org/news/clear-shelters-pet-adoption-promotion-aug-17

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Aug
16
to Aug 18

Laguna Niguel Anniversary Carnival

The City of Laguna Niguel will be celebrating 30 years of cityhood by holding its 30th Anniversary Carnival, happening on August 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Each day the festivites will be held on El Lazo Street, adjacent to the Laguna Design Center in Laguna Niguel.  There will be rides, games, food and drink, community booths, and musical entertainment on two stages.  Entrance to the carnival is free.  More information can be found here: https://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/1209/30th-Anniversary-Carnival

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

San Clemente Fiesta

The 66th annual San Clemente Fiesta is set for Sunday, August 11th, in downtown on Avenida del Mar from 9 a.m. til 7 p.m. More than 25 bands and entertainers will perform on three stages.  Bands headlining will include Kelly Rae Band, Groove Kitty 80's, Papermoon Gypsys, and many more.  There will also be food booths, arts and crafts vendors, children’s rides, games, and exhibits. Admission is free, and free shuttle service will be available from San Clemente High School. More information can be found at http://www.scchamber.com/events/details/san-clemente-fiesta-music-festival-08-14-2016-2603

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Aug
7
to Aug 11

Volunteers sought for U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship - Mission Viejo

  • Marguerite Aquatics Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you want a front-row seat to a national swim competition, consider volunteering as a swim meet timer for the 2019 USMS Summer National Championship, happening August 7th through August 11th at Mission Viejo’s Marguerite Aquatics Center.  Two timers are paired up in each lane.  One holds a stop watch to time the swimmer’s race, while the other timer jots down the finishing time on the heat sheet. Both timers are responsible for pressing the stop button once the swimmer touches the wall. Although it is a simple job, timers are necessary to run a meet. It is a fun job that allows volunteers to see some fast racing in the first row.  For more information and to register as a volunteer, contact 949-380-2552 or vivian@mvnswim.org.  Also check out the website at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/news/volunteers-sought-prestigious-us-masters-swimming-national-championship-aug-7-11

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Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

National Night Out Community Safety Fair – Mission Viejo

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 6 when Mission Viejo joins thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out community safety fair.

In celebration of our safe city, Mission Viejo Police Services is hosting this year’s expanded interactive fair from 5-8 pm at Cordova Park, 26931 El Retiro.

National Night Out celebrates Mission Viejo’s continual ranking as one of California’s safest cities while fostering positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Patrons will savor free hot dogs and ice cream (while supplies last) and enjoy a giant obstacle bouncer, Nerf wars, carnival games and face painting. Along with informational booths and Sheriff’s Department displays, the event includes the department’s Mobile Command Center; Mounted Unit; K9 unit and demonstrations; crime scene investigations; and much more.  More info here: https://cityofmissionviejo.org/news/fun-family-activities-planned-national-night-out-aug-6

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Luau Party Fundraiser – Dana Point

Singles are invited to attend the 7th Annual Fundraiser Summer Luau Party on Saturday, August 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Dana Point Yacht Club.  There will be a Tropical Dinner, Beach Boys Tribute Band, AfterParty Band, 3 DJ's, Karaoke, and Polynesian Dancers. Valet Parking is included. There will be dancing in 2 Rooms as well as dancing under the stars.  Early bird tickets are available through August 2nd.  All proceeds benefit Single+Passion, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.  More info here: http://www.singlepassion.com/summer-luau-party.html

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Aug
2
to Aug 4

Name Your Price Cat Adoption - Irvine

  • Irvine Animal Care Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Name Your Price’ to Adopt a Cat or Kitten August 2–4
Irvine Animal Care Center encourages cat and kitten adoptions with flexible fees.

Bring home a new friend and help make room for felines in need during the Irvine Animal Care Center “Name Your Price” adoption event. The center’s Foster Care and Third Chance for Pets programs have been actively taking in kittens, and now many are ready for adoption. With more kittens still in foster care, the center is hoping to find loving homes for adoptable kittens and cats. This weekend you can “Name Your Price” to adopt a furry feline friend Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4.

 

Feline adoption fees are usually $70–$170, and this low-cost promotion will make it that much easier for the community to welcome a cat or kitten into their home. For this weekend’s event, all cats and kittens are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no holds can be placed), and there will be a limit of two adoptions per household. The center hopes that many potential adopters will visit the center this weekend, so please be prepared to wait a bit to meet your new friend. To give everyone a chance to find their new pet, meet-and-greet sessions will be limited to two per household. Adopters must have an appropriate carrier or purchase one from the center.

 

Please visit https://www.cityofirvine.org/irvine-animal-care-center/adopt-pet to see cats and kittens available, and to learn more about the center’s standard adoption process. For questions, call the Irvine Animal Care Center at 949-724-7740.

 

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Vaccines, also known as shots, help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization. Vaccines can help prevent the flu, measles, pneumonia, and other diseases. All are encouraged to help raise awareness about vaccines.  Talk to friends and family about how vaccines aren’t just for kids, that shots can protect people of all ages encourage people to get the flu vaccine every year. Have a doctor or nurse speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated.  More information can be found at https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/AugustToolkit.aspx

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

CREER Benefit Concert featuring Hot August Night – San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano’s non-profit organization, CREER, will hold a benefit concert featuring “Hot August Night Band, A Tribute to Neil Diamond”.  The event will take place on Sunday, July 28th, at the San Juan Hills Golf Course, from 6 pm to 10 pm. All proceeds will go towards the CREER Summer Programs, which include student and parent education classes, community and youth leadership opportunities, and gang prevention programs for at-risk children and families in South Orange County. Ticket information can be found at https://creeroc.org/events

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Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Symphony Volunteers – Mission Viejo

Volunteers are being sought for the 2019 Symphony in the Cities, happening on Saturday, July 27, in Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo.  You can earn community service hours while listening to music by the Pacific Symphony, led by Maestro Carl St.Clair. With a theme of “An Evening in Seville,” this year’s Symphony in the Cities includes the Children’s Musical Playground and Prelude in the Park from 4-7 p.m., followed by the Concert under the Stars at 7 pm.  More information can be found at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/news/volunteers-sought-2019-symphony-cities-saturday-july-27

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Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

Coollab Festival – Costa Mesa

  • Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center of the Arts in Costa Mesa will present the Coollab Festival, an evening of performances by artists from Orange County's hip hop scene.  Artists on the bill include Alaz, Rocky Angelini, Apollo Beepop, Weapons of Mass Creation, and more.   The festival will take place on Saturday, July 20th at 4:30 pm, and is free to the public.  For more information visit https://www.scfta.org/events/2019/coollab-festival-free or follow @thecoollabproject on Instagram.

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Jul
9
to Jul 31

American Red Cross Blood Emergency -Southern California

The American Red Cross has issued a donation alert for the month of July. The Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood donors and is urging eligible donors of all types to give now and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. Blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. More donations are needed now to help replenish the blood supply.

Be a hero to a patient in need. To make an appointment, use the blood donor app, call 1-800-Red Cross, or find a local blood drive by going to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

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Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

High Hopes Benefit Concert "Eric Marienthal and Friends" - Newport Beach

Orange County’s High Hopes Head Injury Program will have its annual benefit concert, Eric Marienthal and Friends, On Sunday, July 7th, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach.  The night includes a VIP, pre-concert dinner with Eric Marienthal and special guest performers, a live and silent auction, and hors d’oeuvres. Over the last 20 years, this event has raised over $500,000 for brain-injured adults who are rehabilitated at the High Hopes Program. More information can be found at https://highhopes.ws/

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

2-1-1 for Emergency Social Services in Los Angeles County

2-1-1 in Los Angeles County is a simple toll free, three digit phone number that is accessible 24 hours a day to those in need of social services, especially those affected by the recent fires. 2-1-1 connects individuals and families to needed programs, including health care, food, homeless shelters, legal services and other resources offered by nonprofits and government agencies.  Just dial 2-1-1.  More info can be found at https://www.211la.org/

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

Grandma’s House of Hope - Santa Ana

Orange County’s non-profit Grandma's House of Hope provides basic needs and enrichment services to women, children, and families living in extreme poverty.   Grandma’s House of Hope needs volunteers to provide a variety of workshops for their underserved population. Are you a teacher, nutritionist, or yoga instructor? Are you passionate about something else you’d like to share? You can help set up and teach workshops for the organization. More information on volunteering can be found here: https://grandmashouseofhope.org/volunteer

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

2-1-1 for Emergency Social Services in Orange County

2-1-1 in Orange County is a simple toll free, three digit phone number that is accessible 24 hours a day to those in need of social services. 2-1-1 connects individuals and families to needed programs, including health care, food, homeless shelters, legal services and other resources offered by nonprofits and government agencies.  Just dial 2-1-1.  More info can be found at https://www.211oc.org/

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

Pathways to Independence - Orange County

The organization Pathways to Independence is looking for volunteers to help disadvantaged single young women break the cycle of poverty and abuse.  Pathways to Independence helps transform women’s lives by providing education, therapy, mentoring, housing, and healthcare. For information on how to volunteer as a mentor or provider, go to https://pathwaystoindependence.org/

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

July is designated as National Lost Pet Prevention Month.  According to the American Humane Society, approximately ten million dogs and cats are lost nationwide. Every year during summer, pets are outside more, and travel plans are in full swing, making the chances for pets to go missing increase. Try to keep your pet indoors at all times during summer celebrations.  If you must leave the house and take your pet, be sure to keep your pet leashed and wearing a collar with current tags at all times. An addition of a microchip with contact information can be useful as well.   More information can be found at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/news/july-national-lost-pet-prevention-month

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

Doheny Surf and Art Festival - Dana Point

The 17th Annual Doheny Surf and Art Festival will take place on June 22nd and June 23rd at Doheny State Park in Dana Point.  For both days the festival starts at 9am and ends at 6 in the evening.  There will be surf contests, live music, Polynesian dancing, healthy living demonstrations, a classic longboard exhibit and much more.  For information on the event, go to https://www.dohenystatebeach.org/doheny-surf-festival/

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Jun
20
to Jun 23

2019 Angel City Games - Los Angeles

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in California. Returning to UCLA’s campus from June 20-23, this year’s Games will offer seven adaptive sports clinics and competitions including: Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis. 

Launched in 2015 and sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA, Angel City Games presented by The Hartford is an annual celebration of adaptive and Paralympic sport that features inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments. These include, but are not limited to: amputation, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness or visual impairment, TBI or head injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, limb difference, brachial plexus, and dwarfism or short stature. 

WHERE:  UCLA Drake Stadium,  340 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA  90024 

WHEN:    Thursday, June 20. 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

INFO:    To register for the event, please visit: https://www.angelcitygames.org/Athlete-Participation/Registration.

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to Jun 30

Mission Viejo Toastmasters 30th Anniversary

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of Mission Viejo’s Possibilities Unlimited Toastmasters Club. They have been recognized by Toastmasters International for their outstanding educational program, which helps people overcome their fear of public speaking, as well as develop effective leaders. They have been awarded with Presidents Distinguished Designation, the highest achievable award, for 12 consecutive years.  More information can be found at https://putm.org/

 

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