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The week ahead in Orange County

November 26, 2005


Winter Awareness: The Sierra Club offers a class to prepare for wintertime activities and environmental hazards. 6:45 p.m. $10. Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. (714) 963-6345

Light Display: The Holiday Toy Express is coming to San Clemente. A 450-ton MetroLink train will be spiffed up with twinkling lights and animated decorations. Free. 5:45 p.m., North Beach MetroLink Station, 1850 Avenida Estacion. (800) 371-LINK or

Art Event: The Sawdust Art Festival's "Winter Fantasy" continues on weekends through Dec. 12. Laguna Beach's largest holiday and art event features more than 170 artists. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults, $5; children 6-12 years old, $2; children 5 and younger, free. 935 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 494-3030 or


Classical Concert: The second Handel's Messiah Community Sing-Along takes place at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. 2 p.m. Free. 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. (714) 966-1960 or

Exhibit: "John Waters: Change of Life" exhibit features photography, sculptures and film screenings. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; members are free. The exhibit runs through Jan. 15. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 759-1122 for exhibit hours.


Tree Lighting: South Coast Plaza's 23rd annual tree-lighting ceremony includes a brass ensemble, carolers and the All-American Boys Chorus. Free. 6 p.m. South Coast Plaza, Town Center Park, Bristol Street and Anton Boulevard. (714) 435-2000 or


Jazz Concert: The Fullerton College Jazz Combo performs under the direction of Bruce Babad and Joe Jewell in the Campus Theatre. 8 p.m. General admission, $8; students and seniors, $7; children, $3. 321 E. Chapman Ave. (714) 992-7433


Tree Lighting: Tustin holds its annual ceremony featuring entertainment, nonprofit food booths, pictures with Santa Claus and children's activities. Free. 6 to 9 p.m. Old Town Tustin at Peppertree Park, El Camino Real and 3rd Street. (714) 573-3326

Bunco: The Cypress Recreation and Community Services Department holds its monthly Friday night bunco. Prizes awarded to those with the most wins and the most losses. All ages welcome. $10 per person. 6 to 9 p.m. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. (714) 229-2005

Holiday Parade: The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Seal Beach Merchants play host to the city's parade. Free. 7 to 9 p.m. On Main Street, from the Seal Beach Pier to Pacific Coast Highway. (562) 596-6600


Source: The Orange County calendar is compiled by Sheena Tahilramani and Yvonne Villarreal.

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