Wednesday, September 3, 2014

OUTDOOR EVENTS: OC Hiking, Horticulture, Scouting, Art Classes and More! | @OCParks


OC HIKING, HORTICULTURE, SCOUTING, ART CLASSES, AND MORE!
OC Parks SEPTEMBER 2014 calendar of events
September 2, 13, 16, 27 – Modjeska House Tour

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds.

Location: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2534

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/modjeskahouse/

Contact: (949) 923–2230

Cost: $5 per person

Special Instructions: Advance reservations required, call (949) 923-2230. Directions provided with reservations.

September 4 – Fitness Hike at Dilley

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 South to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.
September 4 – Birds of Mason Regional Park
9 – 10:45 a.m.

Join an OC Parks volunteer and experienced birdwatcher in a program about the birds of William R. Mason Regional Park. On an easy walk of ½ mile around Mason, we will view and discuss the different types of birds that visit the park during the late summer and early fall. We’ll talk about migratory birds and why the park is important to them. We’ll find out how to guess whether a songbird eats primarily insects or seeds. And we’ll listen for the songs of some of our common local birds.

Water, sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your binoculars to get better views of the birds!

Location: Mason Regional Park. 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Website: www.ocparks.com/masonpark

Cost: No fee, Scout Leader provides badges.

Contact: (949) 923-2230

Special Instructions: Turn left at the stop sign after the entrance to the park in Parking Lot B. We will meet at the picnic table near the Ranger Office by the park entrance.
September 4, 11, 18, 25 – Tideland Tykes

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join our preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, story telling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/

Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290

Special Instructions: Ages 2 to 8 years recommended. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.



September 5 – Explore the Plants on the Trail to Barbara’s Lake
8 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us on a wonderful morning walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about our native California plant life. This 2-mile leisurely hike will be led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 8 and up. Online reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 5, 12, 26 – Wild Tales
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/

Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290

Special Instructions: Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.

September 6, 20 – Redwood Hike
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Join OC Parks' trained staff on the first and third Saturday of the month for an easy 1.1-mile hike to the park's Coastal Redwood grove. You will use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about our native plants along the way. The hike begins each Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the park's Nature Center. Don't forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!

Location: Carbon Canyon Regional Park. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/carboncanyon/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-3160

Special Instructions: All ages. Participants should remember water, sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes. Meet at Nature Center located at east end of the park. Reservations preferred, please call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com.

September 6, 13, 20, 27 – Nature Walk

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park. 30982 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Website: www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2260

Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Event is conditional on the weather.
September 6, 20 – Beginning Archery Class

9 – 10 a.m.

Join Park Rangers and Volunteers for an introductory archery class at the brand new archery range at Mile Square Regional Park. This one-hour class will introduce participants to basics of the exciting sport of archery.

Location: Mile Square Regional Park. 16801 Euclid, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/milesquare/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6600

Special Instructions: Participants must be at least 12 years old. Equipment is provided.
September 6 – CPF Monthly Meeting

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Interested in volunteering at Caspers Wilderness Park? Join the Caspers Park Foundation (CPF) for their monthly volunteer meeting held in the Caspers Wilderness Park Nature Center. This is a great opportunity to learn just what volunteers, do as well as meet others who love nature, the outdoors and preserving the park for all.
General business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by an informative lecture presented by guest speakers at 10 a.m. September Guest Speaker: Allan White - Space: Our Neighborhood and Beyond

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/

Cost: Free Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions: Ages 16 years and up. For more information call the park office at (949) 923-2210.
September 6, 13, 20, 27 – Guided Interpretive Hike
10 – 11 a.m.

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails.

Location: Irvine Regional Park. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869 Website: www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973–6835

Special Instructions: All ages. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

September 6, 13, 20, 27 – Ranger Led Campfire Program

8 – 9 p.m.

Join us on Saturday nights at the amphitheater for this Ranger led talk on local animal life, set to the glow of fire light. This event is only open to those camping at O’Neill Regional Park. No access for day use after sunset.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park. 30982 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Website: www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/

Cost: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2260 or (949) 923-2256

Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Event is outdoors and dependent on weather conditions.

September 6, 13, 27 – Campfire Program
8 – 9 p.m.

Every Saturday night, join us for a campfire program that may include a slide presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, animal adaptations, skins and skulls, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly.

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions: All ages welcome!
September 7, 14, 21, 28 – Nature Hike
8 – 9 a.m.

Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike.

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions: Wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes. Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended. For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.
September 9 – Dilley Loop Nature Hike

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Get close to nature on this leisurely 2-mile hike (370-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain as you spot plants and animals or maybe their tracks and signs along the way.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 12 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 South to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 10 – Public Workshop for Talbert Habitat Restoration Plan

6:30 – 8 p.m.

OC Parks will hold its first public workshop for the Habitat Restoration Plan of Talbert Regional Park on Wednesday Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center located at 1845 Park Avenue in Costa Mesa. Parking is available outside the Community Center. OC Parks’ consultants for the Habitat Restoration Plan will be facilitating the workshop with the team of experts developing this plan.

All are welcome to join this workshop to learn and share about this exciting process toward restoring habitat at Talbert Regional Park. This workshop is about natural habitat and public use, so be sure to invite your friends and neighbors in the community.

The workshop will begin with an introduction by local agency staff and representatives. Following will be an introduction of the consulting team working on the Habitat Restoration Plan, and activities designed to gage public values, vision, and beneficial uses of Talbert Regional Park.

OC Parks encompasses regional, wilderness and historical facilities, as well as coastal areas throughout the County of Orange in California. OC Parks is committed to managing land and facilities in a way that maximizes their enjoyment by the public, while properly maintaining and overseeing them so they are available for generations to come. The consulting team is composed of Moffatt & Nichol, New West Land, and the Chambers Group, Inc.
Location: Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

September 11 – Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Online reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.
September 11 – Feathery Friends – Preschool Program

10 – 11 a.m.

Come learn all about birds that can fly and even those that can’t fly! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close!

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6846

Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 3 to 4 years old. Parent must accompany child for duration of program. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo.

September 13 – California Native Plant & Wildflower Hike
8 – 11 a.m.

Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this moderate paced, steep and rocky, 4.8-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain).

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 12 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 13 – 2nd Saturday Trail Work Day

8:30 – 11 a.m.

Come join park staff and our trail leaders by volunteering to assist with habitat restoration, non-native plant removal and trail work throughout Irvine Regional Park. Please wear jeans and durable shoes or boots. Park provides tools and gloves. Bring sunscreen, hat, snacks and water.

Location: Irvine Regional Park. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869 Website: www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/

Cost: Free Parking: Free for volunteers

Contact: (714) 973–6835

Special Instructions: Ideal for ages 12 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Large school groups/companies welcome, call (714) 973-6836 for group registration.
September 14 – Searching the Summer Wilderness

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Resource Specialist Laura Cohen on a walk to Barbara’s Lake and see what is happening in the park during the late summer. What animals can we see or hear? What do plants do in the late summer?

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 7 and up. Online reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 14 – Fitness Hike at Willow

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 14 – Second Sunday Restoration Program

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided.

Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/

Cost: Free Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290

Special Instructions: Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register. Rain or heat advisories cancels event.
September 14 – The Mysterious World of O’Neill Regional Park

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered “Where are all the wild animals in the park?” Visit a Show and Share Exhibit located next to the O’Neill Regional Park’s Nature Center and discover mysterious clues animals leave behind. Free fun crafts and games! 30 minute moderate nature walk will follow.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park. 30982 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Website: www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2260

September 14 – Ranger-Led Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride

2:30 – 4 p.m.

Join a park ranger for an intermediate mountain bike ride at Riley Wilderness Park, which encompasses 544 acres over 6.5 miles while enjoying majestic views. The elevation gains on the ride are over 600 feet and participants should come prepared with a bike suitable for rugged off-road trails, a helmet, gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and a snack.

Location: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. 30952 Oso Parkway, Coto de Caza, CA 92679

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/rileypark/

Cost: Free Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923–2265

Special Instructions: Meet at the Ranger Station in the patio area.
September 19 – A Morning Stroll to Barbara’s Lake
8 – 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy an outdoor stroll to Barbara’s Lake (Orange County’s only natural lake) on this leisurely paced, level, 2-mile hike with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: All ages welcome! Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 19 – Animal Art I – Preschool Program

10 – 11 a.m.

Join us for an hour of creativity and fun with an animal theme! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts and meeting zoo animals up close. Come ready to get a little messy!

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6846

Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 3 to 4 years old. Parent must accompany child for duration of program. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo.

September 19 – Mason Movie Nights Under the Stars
7 – 9 p.m.

OC Parks is pleased to announce Mason Movie Nights Under the Stars! Join us on September 19 for a viewing of The Lego Movie. Bring a chair or blanket and find a spot on the grass in Mason Park’s beautiful amphitheater. You are welcome to bring your own picnic; there will be free popcorn and bottled water available for everyone. Additional refreshments will be available for a nominal fee.

Location: Mason Regional Park. 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Website: www.ocparks.com/masonpark

Cost: Free Parking: Free after 5:30 p.m.

Contact: (949) 923-2220

Special Instructions: Reservations are not necessary. Parking will be free after 5:30 p.m. and the movie will begin around sunset, approximately 7 p.m. This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly. Rain will cancel event.

September 20 – Dilley Geology and Natural History Hike
3 – 5 p.m.

Step back 25 million years in Orange County’s history to a time when the seas receded and the San Andreas Fault was just starting to form. With a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist, discover the geologic processes going on today and how they affect the natural landscape. This moderate 3-mile hike is over uneven, steep and sometimes rocky terrain with a 300-ft elevation gain.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: For ages 10 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/Sr-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.
September 20 – California Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay!

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Looking for a way to give back? Join us for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Upper Newport Bay!

What is California Coastal Cleanup Day? 

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways.
Cleanup Day volunteers will meet at our Cleanup Headquarters located at the corner of University and Irvine Avenue in the parking lot of the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center.
This is a land-based cleanup program focusing on habitat restoration. For water related activities, please contact the Newport Bay Conservancy at www.newportbay.org.
Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/

Cost: Free Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290

Special Instructions: Pre-registration is required for this event. Space will be limited to 400 volunteers. Please emailunbic@ocparks.com to register or for more information. The 2013 Upper Newport Bay Cleanup volunteers removed an estimated 14,550 lbs. of trash! More Coastal Cleanup info: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/join.html.

September 20 – Family Hike

3 – 5 p.m.

Join us on this very enjoyable, easy 3-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain). Families welcome. You will hike in one of the most diverse areas of the park, through a canopy of oaks, part Barbara’s Lake and back. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/Sr-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

September 20 – Star Party
7 – 9 p.m.

Come for a grand tour of the universe! Join Allan and other amateur astronomers and have a look in the telescopes to see Mars and Saturn. Take a guided tour of the summer constellations and learn the myths and facts about the cosmos. Observe the wonders of the night sky including nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and double stars.

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions: Held only on evenings with clear skies. Call park at (949) 923-2210 for weather-sky updates or additional information.

September 21 – Restoration Day

8 – 11 a.m.

Want to enjoy the outdoors and help take care of park ecosystems? Join us for “Restoration Days” at Peters Canyon Regional Park every third Sunday from 8-11AM.

Location: Peters Canyon Regional Park. 8548 E. Canyon View Ave., Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://ocparks.com/peterscanyon/

Cost: Free Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973-6611

Special Instructions: Recommended to: bring water and snacks, have sunscreen, wear pants, long sleeve shirts and boots. Please call to register at (714) 973-6611 or email us at peterscanyon@ocparks.com or sign up electronically at http://letsgooutside.
September 24 – Museum Society Luncheon and Lecture
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Old Courthouse Museum Society (OCMS) invites you to their annual luncheon meeting and lecture on September 24, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum. Local historian Phil Brigandi will discuss the 125th anniversary of Orange County, and the development of the new exhibit, “Orange County Circa 1889” on display in the Old Courthouse Exhibit Gallery. “Orange County Circa 1889” will be on display in the Old Courthouse Third Floor Gallery until October 10, 2014.

Location: Old County Courthouse. 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: http://ocparks.com/historic/oldcourt

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: (714) 973-6605

Special Instructions: RSVP is requested by calling (714) 973-6607 or emailing oldcounty.courthouse@ocparks.com. Box lunches are available for advance purchase for $10 by mailing a check made payable to OCMS to: OCMS, 14932 Gainford Circle, Irvine, CA 92604-2361. Box lunch purchases are due by September 19. Purchase of a box lunch is not required to attend! You are welcome to bring your own lunch to the event.

September 28 – Family Science Sundays: Reptiles
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us in the Muth Interpretive Center classroom on the last Sunday of each month for self-guided activities, hands on exploration and craft fun! This is a FREE program and recommended for ages 3 to 12. Each month features a new educational theme to explore: September 28 – Talking Trash. Then, join Preserve staff for storytime at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/

Cost: Free Parking: Free

Contact: (949) 923-2290

Special Instructions: Please email unbic@ocparks.com for more information.
September 28 – There’s More Than Meets The Eye At Clark Park
1 – 3:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered “Where are all the animals in the park?” but haven’t a clue? See the park through the eyes of a Ranger and discover the hidden clues. Find out what animals ruled the land in Clark Park 10,000 years ago and what animals rule today. Visit with Rangers at a Share and Show Exhibit located at Clark Park’s Fossil Museum front patio from 1 to 3 p.m. and discover the secrets of Clark Park. A moderate, 30–minute, ¾-of-a-mile, Ranger-led nature walk will follow. The walk will begin at the Share and Show Exhibit, continue past Elephant and Camel Hill and up Camel Hill, the highest point of Clark Park before looping back to the starting point. Fun activities will be available for both children and adults.

Location: Clark Regional Park. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park, CA 90621

Website: http://ocparks.com/parks/ralph/

Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle

Contact: (714) 973–3170

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2 comments:

  1. Wow this is quite an extensive list of events. I will have to keep this in mind next time I'm looking to go on a hike.

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  2. Wow, there are so many things to do!

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