April OC Events Calendar

Spring Into Art workshops Weekends in April
Two-day weekend art workshops include one-on-one instruction with local professional artists and fees include supplies, materials and instruction needed. Sawdust Festival Grounds, Laguna Beach.www.sawdustartfestival.org/Spring-Into-Art

The Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX 2013) Apr. 6-8
Largest consumer event for the aquarium hobbyists with more than 100 vendors displaying the latest products and the chance to purchase both livestock and dry goods. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-1500 / www.marineaquariumexpo.com

2013 Youth Expo Experience Apr. 12-15
Free three-day annual festival celebrating local youth and their talents with competitive exhibits and family-friendly entertainment, contests and activities every day. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com/ye13/

Southern California Woodie Club & Car Show Apr. 13
Woodies start lining up at the South day-use area. Don't miss out on this fun-filled day! 8am-3pm. Doheny State Beach: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. www.socalwoodies.com

Newport Beach Art & Exhibit Sale Apr. 13
Showcases art by hundreds of regional artists in a one-day juried event. 1-6pm. Awards will be presented at 4:30pm. Oasis Senior Center: 801 Narcissus, Corona del Mar.www.newportbeachca.gov

Walk Run Read 5k Apr. 14
This easy 3.1 mile walk/run in the park is designed for all ages and fitness levels. 100% of the proceeds go directly to literacy services and will be used for books, tutor training, and learner support! 8am. Huntington Central Park: 18000 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach.www.walkrunread.com

Newport Boat Show Apr. 18-21
With more than 250 boats on display, the show consistently attracts serious buyers from across the nation and exhibitors representing yachts from around the world. Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach. 949-757-5959 x202 / www.newportinwaterboatshow.com

Children's Art Festival Apr. 19
The 5th Annual Junior High Art Show accompanies the hands-on, earth friendly arts activities and free performances. This event is a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions! 3:30-7pm. 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park. 714-562-3868 / www.buenapark.com

America’s Family Pet Expo Apr. 19-22
Features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices, the latest trends in pet grooming and care and hundreds of animals available for adoption. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 800-999-7295 / http://petexpooc.org/

E-Waste Earth Day Event Apr. 20
Celebrate Earth Day by donating your used electronics to Happy Recyclers at our annual "E-Waste" event. You will find the recyclers at Buena Park Downtown outside of Wal Mart in the Wal Mart parking lot. 9am-4pm. 714-828-7722 / www.buenaparkdowntown.com

Earth Day at the BAY Apr. 20
Environmental exhibits, face painting, scavenger hunts, science discovery and craft booths, prizes, Newport Beach Film Festival environmental films, live music and more! Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center: 2301 University Dr., Newport Beach. 949-923-2290 /http://newportbay.org/

The Night of the Arts Gala Apr. 20
A night of food,dancing to a ten piece orchestra, silent auction, live art auction, food and a great way to support two local non profits - The SJC Friends of the Library and the SJC Rotary Club. Event Location: SJC Family Classic Cars.6-10pm. 949-212-4484 / http://sjcfol.org

Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Apr. 21-28
This 125.5 mile overnight race provides the perfect mix of fun and adventure as racers decide whether to head off-shore for stronger winds or to sail the rhumb line towards the finish. 949-644-1023 / www.newporttoensenada.com

Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 25-May 2
With over 51,000 filmgoers expected, films will be shown throughout the area and several signature Festival events will be held at Fashion Island including the Opening Night Gala. 4540 Campus Drive. 949-253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2013/

Wag-a-thon Apr. 27
Come to the Dana Point Harbor where Island Drive meets the Richard Henry Dana Statue and walk to raise funds for your local animal shelter. There will be a celebrity grand marshall (to be announced) starting the short walk around the harbor.9am-1pm. www.petprojectfoundation.org

Orange County Walk For Wishes® Apr. 27-28
Celebration that features a World of Wishes Festival, a spirited, two-mile walk – fun for the whole family! $25. Great Park: 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. 714-573-9474 /www.walkforwishes2013oc.kintera.org

Taste of Huntington Beach Apr. 28
The event includes sampling from restaurants, wineries and breweries. Also enjoy live music, silent auction, raffle and more. 11am-5pm. Sports Complex in Central Park (7111 Talbert Ave.)www.tastehb.com

March of Dimes Apr. 28
The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems. 7am. Fashion Island: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 949-263-1100 / www.marchofdimes.com

Huntington Beach Bike Festival Apr. 28
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is promoting the use of bicycling to work, for recreation or to run errands in a campaign called Real People Ride. 8:30am-12pm. Pier Plaza.www.octa.net