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Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Advanced Trail Run in Limestone
OC Parks - Irvine Ranch Open Space
  • Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, early morning trail run in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. We will start running along a paved road to East Loma dirt trail then on to Box Springs and into Limestone Canyon. This approximately 8 mile run is completed an  1 hour and 45 minutes, includes a 1000 foot elevation change. This hike and run is for experienced, physically fit run/hikers who enjoy the challenge of multiple steep climbs and descents.
  • There is one scheduled rest stop on this approximately  8  mile run and the averaging 11 minute per mile fast-paced and is extremely difficult over steep terrain in the wilderness setting.
  •  Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-5 activity on the land.
  • Please bring a minimum of 100 oz. water and trail snacks.  Come prepared with a pack, sturdy closed toed running shoes, sunscreen, first aid, and all other supplies to keep you safe and healthy on the trail for this fast-paced run in a wilderness area. Each participant must carry his or her own pack and water.  Under-prepared participants may be denied access to this program.

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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
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Children's Craft Open House--Laguna Beach
OC Public Libraries - Laguna Beach
 Location: Laguna Beach
Get creative! Let your imagination run wild! Children under 12 are encouraged to come to the library during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm to make fun and creative seasonal crafts. Adult supervision is recommended.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Saturday Stories - San Juan Capistrano
OC Public Libraries - San Juan Capistrano
 Location: San Juan Capistrano Regional
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for stories, songs and activities. All ages are welcome!
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
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Saturday Storytime - Laguna Hills Technology
OC Public Libraries - Laguna Hills Technology

Join us for Saturday Storytime fun!

Stories, songs and crafts for the whole family!


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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Duplo Days - Aliso Viejo
OC Public Libraries - Aliso Viejo
All ages are welcome to the Children's Reading Nook to create, build and play with Duplos. No registration required
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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S.T.E.M. for Little Twigs- Ladera Ranch Library
OC Public Libraries - Ladera Ranch
 Location: Ladera Ranch
Storytime and hands on activities, geared around science, technology, engineering, and math, designed to stimulate critical thinking for children ages 1-6.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
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Writer's Ink - Garden Grove Main
OC Public Libraries - Garden Grove Main
 Location: Garden Grove Main

Does your child enjoy writing?

Then bring them to the Writer's Ink workshop at the Garden Grove Main Library, a FREE fun class to improve your child's creative writing skills.

Saturdays, 10 am - 11 am

No registration required. For Grades 1 - 5.

Taught and run by very capable High School Students.

**please check calendar regularly for unexpected schedule changes

Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Scratch Coding Camp - Aliso Viejo
OC Public Libraries - Aliso Viejo
 Location: Aliso Viejo
Kids from ages 8-14 will have the opportunity to learn the basics of Scratch Coding! The Scratch Coding Camp will run on Saturdays from
10:00-11:30am until August 25th. Please contact the branch to register if you are interested.
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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Clear the Shelters
OC Community Resources - OC Animal Care
Please join OC Animal Care in partnership with NBC4 and Telemundo 52 for Clear the Shelters on Saturday, August 18th! We will be having *20 Adoptions (not including the cost of licensing). We hope to see you there!
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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Family Storytime - Westminster
OC Public Libraries - Westminster
 Location: Westminster
Help encourage early literacy skills in your children--and have fun--with stories, songs and a craft. For all ages! No registration required.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Readers' Café - Laguna Niguel
OC Public Libraries - Laguna Niguel
 Location: Laguna Niguel
Join us for Readers' Café, an open-ended group for adults to discuss any and all things bookish over coffee. No assigned reads, so tell us which books you loved recently, which you wanted to throw out a window, and whatever thoughts in between! Meets the third Saturday of each month.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Reading to Rover - Costa Mesa Donald Dungan
OC Public Libraries - Costa Mesa - Donald Dungan
 Location: Costa Mesa Donald Dungan
For children who are beginning readers.  Children can enjoy reading to the therapy dogs, as well as other fun activities.  Reading to Rover is the third Saturday of each month at 11am.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Family Drop-in Crafts -- Library of the Canyons
OC Public Libraries - Library of the Canyons
 Location: Silverado
Get crafty at the library!  Bring the family to the library during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to make fun and creative seasonal crafts.  The last Saturday of the month is Service Saturday --kids will have a chance to make a difference by donating what they make to local charities.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Japanese Tea Ceremony
OC Public Libraries - Fountain Valley
 Location: Fountain Valley
Join us and tea master Sochi Nomoto for a Japanese tea ceremony. The ceremony is the traditional etiquette of preparing and serving Japanese green tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony involves the principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. The process is not about drinking tea, but the aesthetics of preparing a bowl of tea from one's heart. Space is limited.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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ESL Talk Time - Garden Grove Main
OC Public Libraries - Garden Grove Main
 Location: Garden Grove Main

Talk Time: Free English Language Practice
Saturdays in The Lab
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Practice your conversational English skills.


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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Teen Book Group
OC Public Libraries - Garden Grove Chapman
 Location: Garden Grove Chapman Library
Perfect for teens who love to read and chat about good books. Share snacks, bring your library card, and pick up your copy of this month's title today! We'll discuss: "Throne of Glass". You'll get a copy of: "Cinder".
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Saturday YA Club -- Library of the Canyons
OC Public Libraries - Library of the Canyons
 Location: Silverado
Drop in for gaming (video & tabletop), robots, crafts, movies and snacks! This program is for middle and high school kids.  Meets in the community room.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Coding Club-Laguna Hills Technology Library
OC Public Libraries - Laguna Hills Technology
 Location: Community Center Art Room
FREE ongoing CODING CLUB CoderDojo every other Saturday!

Kids will have fun and learn skills such as building a website, creating an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

Ages 7 - 17. For participants under the age of 12 a Parent must stay during the session!

Registration required!

Contact: 949-707-2699


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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Poetry Workshop--Laguna Beach
OC Public Libraries - Laguna Beach
 Location: Laguna Beach Library
Poetry Workshop
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Movie Matinee - Seal Beach Mary Wilson
OC Public Libraries - Seal Beach
 Location: Seal Beach Mary Wilson
Beat the heat and join us for our FREE Saturday afternoon movie. A variety of films will alternate between G/PG/PG-13 ratings. See the library for movie titles and details.
Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:00 PM
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Cookies 'n Canvas @ Irvine Heritage Park Library
OC Community Resources - Read OC
 Location: Community Room

OC READ presents:

Cookies 'n Canvas

Saturday August 18th

2:00-4:00pm


Join us for a fun afternoon of community, friends, cookies, and painting.

No artistic skills necessary!!

RSVP to OC READ at 714-566-3070

Cookies 'n Canvas

Saturday August 18th

2:00-4:00pm


OC READ's Recognition Event

Tutors and learners: Join us for a fun afternoon of community, friends, cookies, and painting.

No artistic skills necessary!!

RSVP to OC READ at 714-566-3070


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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Liz Romero @ 714-566-3070Add to my iCal: 
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Saturday Weekly Crafts - Irvine University Park Library
OC Public Libraries - Irvine University Park
 Location: Irvine University Park Library

Weekly Crafts

Saturdays, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

If you LOVE making crafts, we're excited to host a weekly one for you to join! Each week will be a different craft to make. All ages are welcome! Free!

Parental supervision is required for those participating with young children.

This program is presented by the Teen Advisory Board.

Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Cookies & Canvas - Irvine Heritage Park
OC Public Libraries - Irvine Heritage Park
 Location: Irvine Heritage Park Regional

OC READ’s Recognition Event.

Tutors and learners join us for a fun day of community, friends, cookies and painting. No artistic skills necessary! RSVP to OC READ at (714) 566-3070.


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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Family Movie - Garden Grove Main
OC Public Libraries - Garden Grove Main
 Location: Garden Grove Main

Family Movies
Saturdays
2:30 PM

Stop by and enjoy a film for the whole family! Call or visit the library to find out what's showing.

Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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DIY Madness
OC Public Libraries - Garden Grove Main
 Location: Garden Grove Main
DIY Madness

3rd Saturday 2:30-3:30pm

Learn to make your own beauty and household products with essential oils.

Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Ukulele Workshop with Alison Marae - Irvine University Park Library
OC Public Libraries - Irvine University Park
 Location: Irvine University Park Library

Ukulele Workshop with Alison Marae!

Saturdays @ 2:30 pm

Playing the ukulele is fun and easy! In this 4-week introductory workshop, you'll quickly progress on a path to musical happiness! Bring your own ukulele or sign up at the Children's Reference desk to reserve one of 12 ukuleles provided. Free! No registration required.  

Parental supervision for children under 6 is required.

Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 2:30 PM
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Astronomy Night
OC Parks - Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
 Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Join Orange County Astronomers for a view of the summer night sky in search of planets. Enjoy the opporutnity to alos look through telescopes at Jupiter, Saturn, various stars, and other celestial objects. Visit the Science Heads' Mobile Observatory. Enjoy activities inthe Nix Nature Center. No hiking involved. Come prepared with layers of clothing to keep warm, a flashlight, and a cell phone to learn about astronomy apps. You may also bring drinks and snacks.

  • The gate will close at 8:15 pm and open again at 10:00 pm, so plan to arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
  • Ages 9 and up. The event will be cancelled for overcast conditions.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west sdie of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of 405/approximately 5 miles south of I-5.
  • Online reservations required.
  • For information call 949 497 8324 Mon-Fr or 949 923 2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

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Date: 8/18/2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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