November Events Round-Up for Families in Orange County and Long Beach

Autumn Fall November Events Families in Orange County and Long Beach

If you have or care for little ones and you live in Orange County or Long Beach, this is for you!

Happenings throughout the month of November 2017 include autumn-themed activities, animal encounters, cultural events, and chances for families to spend time together exploring the world we live in!



BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Dana Point

Wednesday, November 1, 3pm
Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading out loud to certified therapy dogs
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BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Hawaiian Gardens

Wednesday, November 1, 6pm
Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading out loud to certified therapy dogs
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Autumn Festival: A Celebration of Asian Culture at Aquarium of the Pacific

Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 9am-5pm
The 15th Annual Autumn Festival celebrates the arts, cultures, cuisines, and of course marine habitats of Asia. Enjoy performances, storytelling, and crafts.
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Newport Beach Library Craft Time

Saturday, November 4, 12pm
Wednesday, November 15, 3:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 3pm

Seasonal craft times for kids between 3-8 including Thanksgiving centerpieces and forest-themed crafts
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Storytime in the Garden at the Great Park in Irvine

Sunday, November 5, 9am
Nature-related stories read in the Great Park's Farm & Food Lab for kids 3-8 years old. Bring gently used books to donate to the Lab's Little Free Library
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La Habra Doula Day of the Dead Celebration

La Habra Children's Museum Target Free Day

Sunday, November 5, 1-5pm
Day of the Dead celebration with sugar skull and mask crafts and face painting
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Long Beach Firefighters’ Museum Open House

Wednesday, November 8, 7:30-11:45am
Saturday, November 11, 10am-3pm

Pumping demonstrations, antique displays, and tours of old Fire Station No. 10
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Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival at the OC Fairgrounds

Thursday-Sunday, November 9-11 (all day)
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with vendors selling handmade gifts, vintage items, and collectibles
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Workout for Parents & Concert for Kids at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo

Thursday, November 9, 9:30-11:30am
Join Stroller Strides for a cardio/resistance workout, followed by face painting and a Hullabaloo concert for kids. 
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Campfire at Bommer Canyon Park in Irvine

Thursday, November 9, 7pm
Spend an evening under the stars, telling stories, singing campfire songs, and enjoying s'mores
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Junior Biologist: Birds & Reptiles

Saturday, November 11, 9:30-11:30am
For children ages 7-12, this 2-hour class includes a guided tour, behind-the-scenes interaction with Aquarium staff, private classroom touch pools, and activities relating to sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and more.
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Making Sense of Owls at Mason Regional Park in Irvine

Saturday, November 11, 10am
Led by a park ranger, use all five senses to learn about owls' unique features and examine an owl pellet
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Veterans Day at Pretend City

Saturday, November 11, 10am
Kids can learn about our country's heroes with stories, a video about remembrance (featuring Charlie Brown), and a Remembrance Day craft to give to their favorite veteran
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Reading in the Redwoods in Newport Beach

Sunday, November 12, 9:30-11am
Enjoy a "tree hug hike" in the Environmental Nature Center to read The Giving Tree under a canopy of tall trees. After the nature walk, families will participate in a nature clean-up and launch seed balls. 
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Autism Families Night at Aquarium of the Pacific

Sunday, November 12, 6-9pm
The aquarium closes to the public so families with adults or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can enjoy and explore
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World Kindness Day at Pretend City

Monday, November 13, 11am
Focus on kindness with stories, interactive exercises, and an art project
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Bubble-ology 101 and LEGOs at Yorba Linda Public Library

Thursday, November 16, 6:30pm
Saturday, November 18, 1:30pm

Thursday, enjoy a Bubble-ology 101 show to learn about the science of bubbles. Saturday enjoy LEGO Mania.
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Laguna Birth Class Sawdust Festival Winter Festival

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy

Saturdays and Sundays, November 16 - December 17
Artists, art classes, demonstrations, petting zoo, live performances, and visits from Santa
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What activities will you and your little ones be enjoying in November? Let us know if there are events we should include in future round-ups!

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