Visit a Civil War Reenactment this Labor Day

Are you a history buff? Or just want something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? Then why not attend a Civil War reenactment in Huntington Beach? 2016 will be the city’s 23rd year hosting the reenactment (who would have guessed that?). The event is a great way to get kids to understand and get involved with history. The two-day reenactment will feature battles and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Here is a bit more information about the event. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out and its too late. 

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18000 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 536-5486

www.hbhistory.org

Dates: September 3rd & 4th, 2016

3 Easy Indoor Plants That Don’t Need Water

Plants can look great in your apartment and add a welcoming feel into your living space. If you can keep them alive. Most plants seem to die off pretty quickly after you forget to water them after a day or two. However, if you are bad with plants, here is a quick look at three types which do not need much water to survive.

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Pothos: the pothos plant not only need little water or light to survive, but it also helps to purifying the air by cleaning up toxins.

Begonias: begonias are beautiful, colorful, and best of all require little water or care. These plants work great as a centerpiece and will really spice up your décor.

Chinese evergreen: Chinese evergreens have bold leafy greens that will add a sense of nature and calm into your living space. They also require little sunlight and can be water once a week.

Where to Watch the Rio Olympics Near Santa Ana?

The summer Olympics may be the world’s greatest showcase of athletic talent. Over the course of three weeks in August, over 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete for medals in 42 sports, to decide who are the best athletes in the world. For the sports fan, the next few weeks are like Christmas come early. Even if you are not a sports fan, cheering on your fellow American’s is a great way to get into a patriotic mood. If you are looking to watch the events in a lively atmosphere, a sports bar might be your best bet. Here are three fun locations to try and visit. Have fun and enjoy the summer games.

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The Fling

2370 N Tustin Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 547-8972

 

Original Mike’s

100 S Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 550-7764

 

Spoons Grill & Bar

2601 Hotel Ter

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 556-0700

Join a Cooking Class at the Santa Ana Library

Do you have a budding chef or baker in the family? Then why not put them in a class and help grow those skills and passion? The Santa Ana Library offers a weekly cooking class on Tuesdays, every summer, beginning at 6pm. If you are looking to keep your teens busy or want them to learn a new skills, this is the class to attend. The cooking and baking course is free of charge, but children must sign up before hand. For more information, contact the Santa Ana library to find out the exact details of the course and to sign up.

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Cooking And Baking

Tue, August 9, 6pm – 8pm

Santa Ana Public Library TeenSpace, Santa Ana Ca, 92701

jmendoza5@santa-ana.org

“Love to cook? Love to bake? Then join us for our weekly cooking and baking seminars.”

Tips and Tricks For A Weekend Las Vegas Trip

If you are over 21, taking a weekend Las Vegas trip is a must during the summer. Vegas is so close, (only a four-hour drive on a good day), so why not leave everything behind and go have a little fun. If you have a trip coming up soon, here are three tricks to try.

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Photo credit: Lasvegas.com

Use ride share: once you are in Vegas, you’ll need a taxi. However, skip the long lines and expensive rides by downloading a ride share app. Most apps will give you $5 discounts on your first 10 to 15 rides, which is Vegas is a great discount.

 

Leave early: leaving any time after 5pm on a Friday will only cause you pain. Traffic can be unbearable at that time. Instead try and skip out early from work and leave around noon.

 

Take snacks: be sure to bring water bottles and snacks to hold you over between meals. Vegas can be expensive, so think about bringing breakfast items, so you won’t have to pay for every meal.

 

Participate in the OC Outdoor Movie Night

Finding FREE family events to participate in can be tough. However, Orange County is typically very active with their parks and rec programs. People who live in the area love the city wide events taking place on a regular basis. This summer, Inland Hills will host a movie night on August 12 with free refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, lawns chairs and snacks or food. If you are searching for some family fun, this is the event to attend.

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Photo credit: yelp.com

 

Event Description

“Join us at Inland Hills as we watch Little Giants under the stars! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and grab a spot. Doors open at 7 and the movie starts promptly at 7:30. Free refreshments will be provided”.

Movie: Little Giants

Friday, August 12, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

2190 N. Canal St., Orange, CA 92 – View Map

For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-family-movie-night-tickets-26431791199?aff=es2

Summer eats: 3 Simple Healthy BBQ Tips

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Now that BBQ season is in full effect, cooking inside can seem a bit boring. If you are looking to whip out the grill and put your BBQ skills to the test, here are three great summer healthy grilling tips to try.

Marinade meat: Put a marinade on your meat will help reduce bacteria. According to various studies marinade can help reduce bacteria by 60 to 80 percent.

Watch for burnt meat. A little bit of char can make a burger taste great. However, that charred parts of the meat will contain cancer-causing chemicals, so don’t eat too much of it.

160 degrees for burgers. To cook burgers correctly make sure they reach a temperate of 160 degrees to kill all the bacteria present. Ground beef has more bacteria than most meats, so be sure to cook it thoroughly.

Sign Up For Youth Basketball in Santa Ana

Are you looking to keep your kids active and busy all summer? Then sign up the kids for youth basketball near your Santa Ana apartment. The program is a nine week session which begins in August and cost $25 per child. There will be games twice a week and all participants will receive a jersey and trophy.

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The program will focus on team work, exercise, fine motor skills development and much more. The parks and recreation department will also be looking for volunteer coaches, so if you have a child, why not sign them up and coach the teams as well.

 

 

For more information, please call 714-571-4264 or visit, http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/ProgramsActivities.asp to sign up for the program. Have fun this summer and enjoy the basketball program Your kids will love it.

Ready For Shakespeare’s Othello This Summer in Santa Ana?

Summer isn’t officially here until Shakespeare in the park comes to your city. This year the Shakespeare by the sea company will present a production of Othello directed by Stephanie Coltrin on July 28th 2016 at 7pm. The literary classic will be performed at Birch Park in Santa Ana, located at 210 N Birch St. Admission will be FREE (but donations will gladly be accepted.

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Show goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets to enjoy the show. Seating will be limited so showing up early is a must. For more information about this wonderful community event, visit, www.shakespearbythesea.org for more information for search Shakesbythesea on social media to get more information and a preview of the show.

 

3 Simple, Yet Meaning DIY Gifts to Make Dad

Father’s Day is on June 19 (which is right around the corner) and if you have young children who want to make a special present for dad this year, here are three craft ideas to make with the kids.

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Custom tee shit: buy a white tee shirt, some fabric markers and have your little ones design a shirt for dad. Sure, he might not be able to wear it to the office, but he will beam with joy wearing it around the house.

 

Photo book: create a photo book out of construction paper and put some old photos of dad with his family inside. Have the little ones decorate and color the pages.

 

Duct tape wallet: you can find a tutorial on Youtube that will show you how to make an amazing duct tape wallet for dad. This is one of those gifts that dad will keep in his wallet forever.