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If you live in or planning a visit to Orange County in February and are looking for some things to see and do there, then check out our February Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Oracle Challenger Series | Jan. 27-Feb. 2 | The Newport Beach Tennis Club

A combined men’s and women’s free professional tennis tournament. 35 Americans highlight the compelling entry lists, led by two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe and four-time ATP Tour singles winner Steve Johnson, as well as multiple-time Challenger Series champion Marcos Giron and Canadian former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard.For more information: www.oraclechallengerseries.com

SJC500 Engine Fest Benefit Rotary Charities | Feb. 1 from 7:30am-pm | San Juan Capistrano Comm. Center/Sports Park

It draws nearly 500 exotic and classic show cars, and more than one thousand automotive enthusiasts. This car show is a major fundraising event that enables our SJC Rotary Club to help local charities thrive. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family and see the Incredible Disc Dogs Exhibition. For more information: www.sjcrotary.org/car-show

Paper Football Challenge Game | Feb. 1 from 9-11am | Columbus Tustin Middle School Activity Center

Win CASH for your nonprofit organization or school! 54 Teams have already registered. Last Chance! Sign Up Soon! FREE for nonprofits to participate and an opportunity for them to raise cash through team sponsorships and prizes for attending and playing. Any age can play this football game. For more information: www.tustincommunityfoundation.org

Mother Daughter Island Princess Tea | Feb. 1 from 11am-1pm  Yorba Linda Community Center

Moms and their little princesses are invited to journey with us to a luminous island tea party! This special event includes crafts, entertainment, lunch and dessert. Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. For more information: 714-961-7100 | www.yorbalindaca.gov

Star Wars Movie and Social | Feb. 1 from 1-3:30pm | Sea Country Senior & Comm. Center, Laguna Niguel

Calling all Padawans! Join us for an afternoon of out-of-this-world fun! The afternoon includes Star Wars themed activities and games, in addition to a screening of the classic film, Star Wars: A New Hope (PG). This is an inclusive event for individuals with special needs 13 years and older. Families and aides are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more information: 949-425-5100 | www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Laguna Beach Music Festival | Feb. 5-8

A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events. For more information: 949-553-2422 | www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com

Taste of San Juan | Feb. 6 from 6-9pm | Stones Throw Winery, San Juan Capistrano

Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas at A Stone’s Throw Winery. The Taste brings together many of San Juan’s marvelous restaurants under one roof to tempt you with ‘tastes’ of their fare. Includes live music. Tickets are only $40 for general admission. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com

Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk & 1K Fun Run | Feb. 8 at 6:30am | Northwood High School, Irvine

Feature breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis. For more information: 949-936-7200 | www.timberwolf5k.com

Anaheim Town Square Monthly Kids Fun Zone – Mandalas | Feb. 8 from 12-3pm | Anaheim Town Square

Participate in the fun activities on the second Saturday of every month. This month, join us for Clay Coasters inspired by Aztec and Incan art. For more information: 714-956-3411 | www.anaheimtownsquare.com/events

Art Crawl Experience | Feb. 9 from 6-10pm | Downtown Anaheim Arts District

Art Crawl Experience or simply “ACE”, an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers. For more information: 714-956-3586 | www.downtownanaheim.com/ace

Love Grows by Giving Wine Tasting Event | Feb. 13 from 5:30-9:30pm | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

The 10th Annual Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter Wine tasting event will feature wine and beer tasting, food pairings from local restaurants, live music, plus silent and live auctions. The net proceeds of the fundraising event will help provide safe shelter, counseling, academic assistance and life skills to meet the needs of abused, homeless, runaway, and troubled teens and their families. For more information: 714-842-6600 | www.waymakersoc.org

The Kid’s Pet Parade | Feb. 15 at 10am | Los Rios Park, San Juan Capistrano

Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child). A special “Judges Choice” prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows’ Day Parade. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com

St. Valentine’s Day Love Your Beach Cleanup | Feb. 15 from 9am-12pm | Dana Point

1st Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year. Help “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). You’re asked to bring working gloves. For more information: www.dohenystatebeach.org

The Revolution - Revolutionary War Reenactment | Feb. 15-16 - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm | Huntington Beach Central Park

The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Par, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country’s finest living history presenters. Event will include historical demonstrations, food, music, battles, and shops. Battles will take place at 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and 11am and 2pm on Sunday. For more information: 714-425-2634 | www.hbhistory.org/revolution

Mardi Gras | Feb. 15-16 from 8am-2pm | Old World German Restaurant

Enjoy DJ, live band, LA Samba Dancers, drinks and more! For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws

Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’ | Feb. 21-22 | Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos

The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. For more information: 562-430-1073 | www.raceonthebase.com

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival | Feb. 22 from 11am-5pm | Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The Lantern Festival, which can be traced back 2,000 years, takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year—on the first full moon night in the lunar calendar—and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. The act of lighting and appreciating lanterns is a way for people to let go of the burdens of their old selves and express their best wishes for themselves and their families for the future. For more information: 714-556-2787 | www.pacificsymphony.org

Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause | Feb. 22 from 1-6:30pm | Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach

One of the biggest charity bar crawls in Newport Beach, is back on Balboa Peninsula for its fourth year in a row and this year the theme is 80s Après Ski. Prizes will be given out for the most awesome outfits. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Orange County Chapter, all fun benefits you. For more information: www.barcrawlforacause2020.eventbrite.com

German Style Carnival FASCHING | Feb. 23 frFom 3-6pm | Old World Village, Huntington Beach

Families with children ages 4 -17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. A family fun event with traditional Fasching’s delicatessens like the famous “Berliner”, Krapfen, and Currywurst. For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws

Daddy Daughter Rodeo Roundup Dance | Feb. 28 from 6:30-8:30pm | Yorba Linda Community Center

Dads and daughters are invited to saddle up for a special night out! The evening includes dinner, dancing, crafts and entertainment. This event sells out every year so be sure to register early! For more information: 714-961-7100 | www.yorbalindaca.gov

GEMfest | Feb. 29 from 9am-2pm | Sage Hill School, Newport Coast

A festive celebration where middle school girls can get information and inspiration to take on middle school, high school and the world! GEMfest attendees will hear inspiring keynote speeches, learn about local businesses and non-profit organizations at our marketplace and attend their choice of hands-on workshops teaching skills for success such as public speaking, finding your drive, coding or self defense. For more information: www.gemfestoc.com

Oso Fit Community Health Fair and 5K Fun Run | Feb. 29 from 7:30-11am | Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo

All inclusive Quarter & Half Mile Children’s Run and Community Health Fair. 100% of pre-registration fee goes to the non-profit of your choice! The event kicks off with a Community Health Fair featuring more than 80 health and wellness organizations offering giveaways, handouts and free health screenings. Local wellness businesses and providers will display their healthy programs and products during the event that design to benefit the community. For more information: https://osofit5k.org

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration | Feb. 29-Mar. 1 | Irvine Regional Park, Orange

To celebrate their 24th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. For more information: 714-997-3968 | www.irvineparkrailroad.com

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