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The week ahead in Orange County

April 08, 2006


Family event: Day in the Park is held in conjunction with the celebration of the Week of the Young Child, a campaign to bring awareness to the needs of children. The event includes entertainment, games and crafts. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heritage Community Park, 4601 Walnut, Irvine. (949) 724-6077.

Anniversary celebration: Irvine Regional Park's 10th anniversary is commemorated with a day of face-painting, pony rides, balloon animals and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 1 Irvine Park Rd. (949) 724-6000.

Hike: Hikers and experienced naturalists explore a coastal sage ecosystem and discuss measures to protect it from development. 8 to 10 a.m. Euclid St. and Lakeview in Fullerton (by the gate to the equestrian portion of Laguna Lake Park). (714) 870-4252 or

Preventing injuries: UCI sponsors an Injury and Prevention Fair, including preparations for an emergency. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Block at Orange, 20 City Blvd. (877) 824-3627.


Film: "Motorcycle Diaries," based on the journals of Cuban revolution leader Che Guevara, will be shown as part of the Sunday at the Movies Film Series at Bowers Museum. 1:30 p.m. $10. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600 or

Easter fun: Family Easter Night will feature egg coloring, crafts and storytelling. 5 to 7 p.m. Adults, $6; children, $4. Reservations recommended. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass St., Tustin. (714) 544-3141 or


Exhibit: The San Clemente High School student art exhibit is showcased at the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Works include paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics. Through May 14. Free. 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. (949) 498-2139 or

Film: "On Common Grounds," produced by Fullerton filmmaker Ahmad Zahra, centers on improving relationships among people of different cultures and religions. Short discussions take place before and after the film. 6:30 p.m. Free. Placentia Library, 411 E. Chapman Ave. (714) 528-1906.


Medical program: The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center will host a sleep apnea program. Dr. George Shahinian will discuss the symptoms and treatments for the condition. 12:30 p.m. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. To register, call (949) 470-3062.


Obesity conference: Obesity: Awareness and Beyond features speakers on tactics to battle obesity. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Cal State Fullerton Kinesiology and Health Science Bldg., 800 N. State College Blvd. (714) 278-3807.


Gaming: Friday Night Bunco continues at the Cypress Senior Center. Snacks will be available and prizes awarded in various categories. 6 to 9 p.m. $10. Register in person by Thursday. 9031 Grindlay St. (714) 229-2005.


Source: The Orange County calendar is compiled by Yvonne Villarreal. Submit items two weeks in advance to or by fax to (714) 966-7711.

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