The Dana Point Turkey Trot will host its 36th annual Thanksgiving Day run this year. The scenic run through The Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach has become an Orange County tradition for families and race enthusiasts from all over the country. The Dana Point Turkey Trot is one of the largest Thanksgiving Day Runs in the country, featuring a two day Health and Wellness Expo, 5k, 10k, and a one-mile kids gobble wobble. Go to http://turkeytrot.com/ to register or to learn more about the family friendly race.
“Day Out With Thomas” (Nov. 9,10,11, 16 and 17, 2013) is Orange Empire Railway Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The all-volunteer organization has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. The museum’s mission is to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the rail transportation industry in the West. Over 200 railcars and locomotives, ranging from Los Angeles streetcars to modern diesel locomotives, are preserved at the museum’s 100-acre site in Perris, California, which is open 363 days of the year. Visit oerm.org or call (951) 943-3020
Mark your calendars and register for the inaugural Cypress Women’s Conference on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come celebrate women with breakout sessions featuring dynamic women who have made a difference in our world. The event will be held at the Cypress Civic Center. The event features keynote speaker, Ms. Eileen Frere, ABC7 Eyewitness News Orange County Bureau Chief. The cost for this event is $15. To register, please mail a check or money order to, City of Cypress Administration, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630.
Are you or your family looking for something to do on a Saturday? Try a hands-on experience with nature at the Oak Canyon Nature Center, and you don’t have to go any further than Anaheim! Every Saturday morning a Nature Center Naturalist will lead hour long hikes through Oak Canyon. There is a live animal demonstration themed to the Canyon’s plants, animals, history, ecology, and more. Pre-registration is not required. The center is located at 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Rd. in Anaheim and asks for a $5 donation per family. For more information call 714-998-8380 or visit http://www.anaheim.net/title/Community+Services/Oak+Canyon+Nature+Center/
If you live in Whittier and your child needs some help with homework, you can head over to the Whittier Public Library. The library has a homework center that features computers, study rooms, text books and homework helpers. The homework center is free and is open 5 days a week. For more information visit www.cityofwhittier.org/depts/library/children/hwc/hours.asp
If you’re working on a history project, or are just interested in learning more about the history of Anaheim, make sure to stop by the Anaheim Heritage Center. The Heritage Center has an inventory of almost one million items organized and cataloged for use by scholars, students and researchers. The center is located at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. For more information, call 714-765-6453 or visit http://library.anaheim.net
The Fullerton Public Library has opened a book lending vending machine! The vending machine is in the SOCO West parking structure, located near the elevator in the north-east corner of the structure. It has a 500 book capacity and all you need to access the books is your library card. A receipt will print out with the due date on it. For more information call the Fullerton Library at 714-738-6326 or visit www.fullertonlibrary.org
Garden Grove hosts a Farmers’ Market every Sunday from 9am-2pm. Vendors sell fresh produce and other food items on Main Street between Garden Grove Boulevard and Acacia Parkway. For more information, call Lee at (562) 449-9299
The Whittier Central library located at 10537 Santa Gertrudes in Whittier offers a Pajama Storytime for children 3 years and older. Wear your jammies and come for stories and fun every Monday night from 7-7:30pm. For more information, visit http://www.cityofwhittier.org/depts/library/
The City of Buena Park is now home to the brand new California Welcome Center and it will be a welcomed resource for all. The California Welcome Center (CWC) Buena Park is the only one in Orange County and will offer personal, concierge-style service to all of visitors, including traveler essentials like free brochures, free maps and directions, free computer and internet access, hotel reservations, discounted tickets, dining recommendations, as well as a gift shop with snacks, beverage and souvenirs. The CWC Buena Park is located at 6601 Beach Boulevard within the historic Stage Stop Hotel. Find out more by logging onto www.visitcwc.com/BuenaPark/
Come to the market - “Fullerton Market,” that is - for the best farm fresh produce, crafts and entertainment. The Fullerton Market brings you an outdoor shopping adventure for the entire family. Market hours are 4:00-8:30pm Thursdays on Wilshire, between Harbor and Pomona, in the Downtown Plaza, and there will be plenty of parking. For more information please call (714) 738-6545
The community international folk dance group, Veselo Selo, holds dances every Saturday night, from 7:30-10:30pm with line, circle and couple dances from countries all over the world. Veselo Selo meets at the Anaheim Unitarian Church. The church is located at 511 S Harbor in Anaheim. (714) 738-8008 or (714) 828-2581.
No room to grow your own fruits and vegetables at home? Rent a plot at the Community Gardens located on Thelma Drive just west of Knott Avenue. Buena Park residents may rent a large plot (30' x 20') for an annual fee of $60, medium plot (20' x 20') for $45 or a small plot (15' x 20') for $30. Call (714) 315-9508 for more information.
Adult softball is played year round in the city of Fullerton, winter, spring, summer and fall at Lemon and Woodcrest parks. There are men's, women's and coed leagues available. For more information go to www.mlsoftball or call the Major League Softball Customer Service Desk at (714) 289-1983, Extension 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday.
Come out to the certified Farmers Marketplace in Buena Park every Saturday.The marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm fresh fruits and vegetables for your choosing. Located on the corner of La Palma and Stanton. For more information please visit http://www.buenapark.com/Index.aspx?page=102
Cypress Recreation and Community Services invites all interested participants to register for Adult Sports. Participants must be 18 and older to participate in the leagues. Completed roster, copy of identification with proof of age for each player, signed waiver/code of conduct, and payment required at the time of registration to be considered for eligibility and placement in leagues. You can participate in Men’s and Co-ed Softball, Basketball, Kickball and open gym. Log onto www.cypressrec.com
The American Cancer Society offers an online interactive tool that provides a customized action plan to help improve overall health based on individual factors such as age, gender, weight, diet etc. People can take the Great American Health Check at www.cancer.org/greatamericans.