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Orange County Calendar of Events

October 21, 2006


Ragfest: The Orange County Ragtime Festival includes soloists, duos and orchestras, performing vintage and contemporary ragtime music. Today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 12-5 p.m. $48 for weekend pass. Downtown Fullerton, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave. (714) 680-6684, (800) 690-6684 or

Art reception: "Latin Landscapes" features paintings by local artist Annette Fussell. Reception 7-9 p.m. Exhibit open through Nov. 19. The Gallery on Glassell, 115 N. Glassell St., Orange. (714) 744-9844.

Lecture: "Eternal Renewal" explores the origins and functions of funerary bead nets worn by elite women in Old Kingdom Egypt. $7. 1:30 p.m. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 567-3600.

Learning disability: A panel discusses dyslexia awareness. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Downey Savings, 201 W. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. (714) 293-7155.

Christmas-themed tour: Ideas for holiday decorating are offered at the McCharles Christmas Design House Tour. Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. McCharles Home Restaurant & Gardens, 335 S. C St., Tustin. (714) 731-4063 or


Fall fair: Enjoy live music, crafts and games at the Fall Fair & Pumpkin Patch. Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (949) 645-8489.

Musical event: Concordia University's Fall HymnFest. $12; seniors and students, $10. 3 p.m. Concordia University Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine. (949) 854-8002, Ext. 1526.

Vintage cars: Shop for parts, win prizes and explore a collection of Volkswagen buses from 1952 to 1967. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $2; children younger than 12 free. Huntington Beach High School, 1905 Main St. (714) 374-7506.

Chorale concert: "Heart and Soul of America" features Santiago Canyon College's Orange Community Master Chorale and Collegiate Choir performing folk songs and spirituals. 4 p.m. $10. First United Methodist Church of Orange, 161 S. Orange St. (714) 213-5859.

Bridal event: The expo includes wedding exhibits, a fashion show, cake samples and planning ideas. $10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 670-7800 or


Teen input: San Juan Capistrano's Youth Advisory Board invites teens to offer ideas for programs and activities. . 5 p.m. City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto. (949) 443-6392.

SAT prep: The Princeton Review offers a workshop on test-taking strategies and the college admission process. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. El Toro Branch Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest. (949) 855-8173.


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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