The new year has begun and with it a plethora of event to attend! Whether you’re looking to stay in touch with your local city politics or wanting a fun event, Cesi Pagano and Associates is here to keep you in the OC loop!
Laguna Hills State of the City : Jan. 11
Please join chamber members, business and community leaders, and elected officials, for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Address, where you will hear how city leaders plan to address the challenges and opportunities facing our city. Lunch free with RSVP.
11:30am-1pm / Heritage Room, Laguna Hills Community Center 949-542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com
HB APA’s “Side Show” : Jan. 11-13 & 18-20
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts presents “Side Show,” a musical based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. “Side Show” is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. HB APA’s Musical Theatre department presents this annual fundraiser and show, which will be complete with opportunity baskets, auctions, and a pre-show one hour before each performance.
APA Studio Theater (Black Box)
714-536-2514 x4025 / www.hbapa.org
Sister Cities Presents Gianne de Genevraye : Jan. 12
The Newport Beach Sister City Association, with special thanks to the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, will host a reception and conversation with international artist Gianne de Genevraye. Small bites and no-host wine bar. Gianne de Genevraye is a Contemporary Nature Artist who paints in public gardens and exhibits in public spaces. Her work focuses on contemporary approaches to nature.
6:30-8:30pm / Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room 949-650-0594 / www.newportbeachca.gov
Whale Talk & Walk : Jan. 12
Join us for a Naturalist-led presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. Second Saturday of each month.
9-11am / Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center 949-248-3527 / www.danapoint.org
Artesanos Village Craft Fair : Jan. 12
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
714-353-7517 / www.hechoenmexico-giftstore.com
OC Festival of Speed : Jan. 12-13
We will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s most extreme hypercars and exotics do what they do best – showcase their performance abilities on a track with side-by-side racing, high speed passes, extreme acceleration, and maybe even the occasional burnout! Benefits the Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region.
9am-5pm / Auto Club Speedway, Fontana https://ocfestivalofspeed.com
Discovery Day at Centennial Farm : Jan. 18
Gives guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children.
9am-12pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com
Aliso Viejo Chamber 2019 Gala : Jan. 18
An Evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun! Enjoy Hors d’ Oeuvres and drinks, moving into a sumptuous dinner with wine. Following a brief installation of 2018 officers, we will dance our way through the evening with old and new friends. Tickets are $50 per person.
6-10pm / Aliso Viejo Center
949-243-7042 / www.alisoviejochamber.com
2019 Miss Anaheim Competition : Jan. 19
Watch contestants from the Anaheim and surrounding communities compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and awards. This is an official preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions.
6-9pm / Anaheim Performing Arts Center-Servite High School 714-273-3935 / www.missanaheimpageant.org
Excellence In Placentia Gala : Jan. 24
Please join us for our annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. This year, we are adding Best Employer and Best Youth Volunteer to our list of honorees.
6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
714-528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction : Jan. 25
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel www.newportbeach.com
Lake Forest SnowFest : Jan. 26
Pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are sold out by the time of the event. Bring your family and friends to our annual winter event, SnowFest, featuring snow-laden slopes, snow play area, and guest appearances from visitors from a galaxy far-far- away! Food and drinks available for a nominal fee.
11am-4pm / Lake Forest Sports Park 949-461-3459 / www.lakeforestca.gov
Fountain Valley State of the City Luncheon : Jan. 29
Panel discussion on City & Chamber goals for 2019. 11:30am-1:30pm / Los Caballeros Sports Village 714-962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com
Pizza with Police : Jan. 31
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9-12th graders at Fresh Brothers Pizza. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local Deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students!
5-7pm / 24002 Aliso Creek Road
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org