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Big Activities for Little Patrons

September 15, 2000


13642 Winthrope St.

Santa Ana

(714) 731-8079

Programs for Children

Young Stars of the Future--Feb. 9

Lake Hills Church, Laguna Hills

Program includes "Fanfare" from Korngold's "Kings Row"; Kraft's "A Simple Introduction to the Orchestra"; Peck's "Playing with Style," narrated by John Huntington; "Green Eggs and Ham" by Robert Kapilow and Dr. Seuss, with Cheryl Crandall and Madyson Page, sopranos, and Catrin Finch, harp; and the second annual Young Artists Competition Award Winners


Little Theatre

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa

(714) 708-1670

The chorus operates a tuition-free program that provides boys ages 8 to 15 with the training, motivation and opportunity to develop and exercise qualities of leadership within a program of choral music conducted in a safe and friendly environment. On Sept. 28, the chorus will host an Information Night at its Costa Mesa headquarters for parents and boys interested in learning about the program. Auditions are open to boys in grades 3 through 5. Musical experience is not required, and there is no charge for membership in this professional, touring boys chorus.


280 E. Lincoln Ave.

(714) 490-6150

Family and Friends Subscription Series

"The Nutcracker"--Dec. 23

Santa Ana High School

Full-length production of the holiday classic.

"Peter and the Wolf"--April 28

Orange County Performing Arts Center

A fresh look at the classic with live music performed by members of the Freeway Philharmonic.


2790 Harbor Blvd.

Suite 210

Costa Mesa

(714) 241-7424

"A Christmas Carol"--Dec. 22-23

Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton

Newport Beach French Festival--Call for dates


1824 Kaiser Ave.


(949) 851-9930

Ballet Pacifica presents an annual series at the Festival Forum Theatre in Laguna Beach. Fun and educational, the series is composed of traditional story and imaginative ballets for children and their families.

Ballet for Children Series

"The Wizard of Oz/Carnival of the Animals"--Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

"The Nutcracker"--Dec. 14-24

Irvine Barclay Theatre

"Something's Fishy/The Emperor's New Clothes"--Feb. 3-4

"Ferdinand the Bull/Mixed Vegetables"--March 3-4

"Crayons/Tales of Mother Goose"--April 21-22


1014 W. Collins


(714) 639-8525

"The Nutcracker"--Dec. 8-10

Fullerton College Campus Theater

Colorful sets and costumes and imaginative choreography breathe new life into this timeless tradition for the whole family. Guest artists join a cast of more than 90. Tickets: (714) 871-8101.


1802 N. Main St.

Santa Ana

(714) 480-1520

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kidseum, an interactive children's museum, is a place for cultural discovery and creativity where children learn about people and places of the Americas, Pacific Rim and Africa. Children develop skills, talents and self-esteem as they participate in art classes, exhibits, storytelling and music. Festivals and free days provide opportunities for children, families and underserved members of the community. Visitors develop greater understanding of themselves and fuller appreciation of the diversity of others.

Regular events

Preschool Discoveries--Mondays

Interactive program of art, music and hands-on fun for children 3 to 5.

Art Lab--Saturdays and Sundays

Learn about the many folk arts of the world and create colorful works of art.

Storytelling--Saturdays and Sundays

South Coast Storytellers Guild weaves fantastic legends and folk tales from cultures of the world.

Tea Party--Third Saturday of every month

Join storytellers Nancy McQuillan and Poli Rizco while they share stories from many lands. Create a make-and-take art project and enjoy tea party fun.

Special and Seasonal Events

Dig, Discover and Create--(Call for September and December schedule)

An educational archeology activity for the family featuring Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Mexican Day of the Dead Festival--Oct. 29 and Nov. 4-5

Featuring music, dance, art projects and traditional foods relevant to this traditional Mexican holiday.

Spring Camp--April (Call for dates)


301 S. Euclid

(562) 905-9793

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

The museum is a hands-on learning center for children from infancy through age 12. Children learn through exploration, touch, play and discovery through the museum's exhibits, live performances, festivals, art workshops and many other educational, interactive programs.

Exhibition Information

Creatures of the Dark--Sept. 25 through Jan. 21

Children venture into the murky depths of oceans, caverns and the deepest night as they explore the secret world of darkness dwellers through this interactive exhibit.

Passport to the Universe--Feb. 5 through June 10

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