JANUARY 2022 Calendar of Online Events is Here!

JANUARY 2022 Calendar of Online Events is Here!

Night of Lights OC Through Jan. 2
Don’t miss a magical and interactive Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience. From the safety and comfort of your own vehicle, guests will be guided through a mile-long course featuring: Over one million dazzling lights, Themed holiday scenery & immersive vignettes, Characters and dancers including Santa (through Dec. 24), Snow Princess, Toy Soldiers, Yeti, Snow Angels and more. Animated light shows to music through your car radio. Light tunnels. Snow flurries and bubbles falling on your car! Thu & Sun 5-10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa 657-333-2520 / www.nightoflightsoc.com

Surf City Winter Wonderland Through Jan. 2
Huntington Beach’s Pier Plaza will be home to Surf City Winter Wonderland, where residents and visitors can “skate” next to our City beach like never before! Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach | 714-536-5486 / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Surf City Splash Jan. 1-2
"Make a Splash and Pick Up Trash!" Get rid of the Old and bring in the New as we celebrate the 22nd Birthday of the Surf City Splash by having a two-day Vendor Market at the World Famous Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. Approximately Twenty-Eight vendors will be on-hand selling their goods. The Surfrider Foundation of Huntington/Seal Beach hosts this year's festivities and they will be the beneficiary of this year's proceeds. 9am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier / www.thelocalhb.com/surf-city-splash

Ladera Ranch Blood Drive Jan. 4
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average. To schedule your appointment for this Blood Drive go to RedCrossBlood.org Use Sponsor Code: Ladera Ranch. At this time, all donors must make an appointment. 7am-7pm / 28192 O'Neill Drive 949-388-8300 / www.laderalife.com

Bride World Costa Mesa Bridal Show Jan. 9
Don't miss SoCal's wedding inspiration expo. Shop and compare wedding venues, florists, photobooths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns, tuxedos, entertainers, custom invitations and honeymoons. 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center / www.brideworld.com

Cheers to the New Year! Jan. 10
Stop by the Center for your own bottle of sparkling cider and to share your new year's resolution or wish! Don't be late as supplies are limited for the first 100 people. 12pm / Sea Country Senior and Community Center, Laguna Niguel 949-425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Low Cost K-9 Vaccine Clinic Jan. 12
Vaccines: Da2PLP $10, Bordetella $10, and Rabies (free with purchase of a license.) Microchip $15. For the safety of all our visitors, staff and volunteers, masks are required when at the shelter. 5-7pm / Animal Shelter: 221 Avenida Fabricante 949-483-1617 / www.san-clemente.org

Discovery Day at the Farm Jan. 13
Discovery Days at Centennial Farm are open to the public, and are perfect for mom groups, homeschool groups and more. Groups may participate in the following activities: Self-Guided Tours: Volunteers are present to provide information.Radish Seed Planting: Children will plant a radish seed to take back to school. Chick Education: Learn about the chick development process. Oxen Demonstration: Demonstration days vary depending on the volunteers’ schedules. Crops Education: Seasonal varieties. See Livestock Animals: Swine, goats, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and poultry. Centennial Farm, OC Fair & Event Center 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com

Sponge on the Run Family Movie Night Jan. 21
We will be screening The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (PG) at 6:30pm in the Crown Ballroom. If nautical nonsense is something you wish, then join us for F.U.N. crafts, games, face painting, and a special appearance from your favorite Bikini Bottom resident. Be there and be square! 6-8pm / Crown Valley Community Center, Laguna Niguel 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Children's Gardening Workshop Jan. 22
Do you have a little gardener waiting to blossom? Join us for a fun and educational morning learning about plants and how they grow. Kids will make and take home a special gardening project! 10-11am / Rancho Santa Margarita: 21472 Ave De Los Fundadores 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org

Family Art Experience Jan. 22
A series of workshops designed for families to engage in art experiences and exploration together. Yorba Linda residents are invited to experience the new Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center at our Family Art Experience. Each month will focus on one form of art such as acrylic painting, watercolor, ceramics, culinary art, jewelry making, and much more! Pre-registration is required online. $15/family. 9am-1:30pm / Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center 657-242-4660 / www.YLRecOnline.com

Free Bulky Item Drop-Off Jan. 22
The City of Garden Grove, in partnership with Republic Services, will host a series of community cleanup days throughout the city in an effort to help residents properly dispose of bulky items for free. Residents may dispose of unwanted household items, including bulky items and electronic waste, such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, televisions, printers, and computers. 9-11am / 13451 Taft Street, Garden Grove 714-741-5000 / www.ggcity.org

Heritage House Open House Jan. 22
History lovers of all ages are welcome to visit Mission Viejo’s Heritage House, established in 2003 to educate the public about Mission Viejo history. Formerly a Mission Viejo Company new home sales center, it was the place prospective buyers came to find their dream home. Today, the Heritage House is where visitors come to learn about the people and events that made Mission Viejo “The California Promise.” 10am-1pm / 28951 Melinda Road, Mission Viejo www.cityofmissionviejo.org

SoCal World Guitar Show Jan. 22-23
International buy-sell-trade event for guitars, amplifiers and other musical gear. Vendors and buyers from across the country and around the world come to buy sell and trade with each other and public attendees. Public attendees may bring all the musical gear they can carry to sell, trade or have appraised. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center  918-288-2222 / www.amigoguitarshows.com/socalwinter

Snowfest Jan. 29
Grab the kids, the camera, and your friends and come play in the snow at this special event. Sleds and saucers will be available for you and your family to slide down Mount Pittsford. There will also be a free snow play area for kids 10 and under open during the entire event. Food and drinks are also available for a nominal fee. 11am-3:45pm / Pittsford Park, Lake Forest 949-273-6960 / www.lakeforestca.gov/911/SnowFest

Dana Point Blood Drive Jan. 30
Not all heroes wear capes. You can be a hero too! Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club along with The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive to help save lives and prepare our community for emergencies. YOU can make a difference! Go to: www.redcrossblood.org and in the top right where it says "Find a Blood Drive" enter sponsor code "Monarch Beach Rotary" to make a blood donation appointment. 8am-2pm / Dana Point Community Center www.danapoint.org


Registration will begin April 3rd. All potential buyers will need to submit some documents, along with a CalHFA pre-approval letter from a lender as part of CalHFA's registration requirements.

Registration will close on April 29th. Shortly after, they will begin issuing vouchers in a lottery style to the winners. Each voucher lasts for 90 days so buyers who receive one will need to move quickly on their purchases.


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