January OC Events Calendar

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Knott’s Fire and Police Recognition Days     Through Jan. 31
Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park will once again extend free Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one guest. To participate, active fire and police personnel must present valid fire or law enforcement photo ID. 714-220-5200 / www.knotts.com

PBS SoCaL Experience Aboard The Queen Mary     Jan. 4
Kick off the new “Downton Abbey” season right and see the first hour of Season 4′s premiere episode before it airs January 5th. Join PBS SoCaL aboard the the world-famous Queen Mary for the the ultimate PBS SoCaL Experience inspired by “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach. (714) 241-4179 / www.pbssocal.org

BrideWorld Expo     Jan. 4
Largest wedding event of the year where brides-to-be can shop and compare 150 local wedding professionals including photographers, entertainers, cake bakers, bridal salons, tuxedos, invitations and romantic honeymoon destinations. 10am-4pm. OC Fair & Event Center. 800-600-7080 /www.brideworld.com

Monster Energy Supercross     Jan. 4 & 18
Head out to Angel Stadium in Anaheim and catch the world’s top supercross riders Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and more battle it out for the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross title. 7-11pm. (800) 745-3000 / www.supercrossonline.com

Lunch on board the Titanic Lecture     Jan. 9
Join us, two miles down into the deep for, Lunch aboard the Titanic, with Captain Don Walsh. Don will discuss the history of Titanic, give insight from his firsthand experience in the submersible, and take us into the adventure of the search, inspiring the exploration dives that continue today. 7pm. ExplorOcean: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach. (949) 675-8915 / http://explorocean.org

Southern California Half Marathon & 5K     Jan. 11
23rd Annual Southern California Half Marathon & 5K, and kids 1 mile run. Races will begin at 8:00am for the 5K and Half Marathon. At 10:00am, a Kids Run will be held. Start and Finish Line at Lake Road, Irvine. (949) 559-8171 / http://schalfmarathon.com

Championship Cat Show     Jan. 11-12
Hundreds of pedigreed cats compete for the most perfect and most beautiful. Discover the right breed of cat for your family or the cat or kitten to steal your heart. Find a toy for your favorite feline or a gift for the cat lover. 10am-5pm. Business Expo Center: 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim. (714) 609-4641

Annual Baby & Kidz Expo     Jan. 18
Expo for parents, babies, toddlers and children with family-type vendors and fun vendors for babies and children plus parents can explore resources while the whole family can enjoy stage presentations, hands-on activities, samples and coupons. 10am-5pm. OC Fair & Event Center. (303) 400-3470 /www.FamilyFunExpo.com

New Year’s Hustle 5K, 10K & Kid’s 1/2 Mile Run     Jan. 18
We help you and your family to understand Lung Cancer and work with your healthcare team by providing high-quality programs and services. 7am. Orange County Great Park; 7000 Trabuco Rd., Irvine. (949) 975-1812 / www.renegaderaceseries.com

National Popcorn Day Celebration     Jan. 18-19
The Orange County Market Place will offer free popcorn to all shoppers Saturday and Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during its Annual National Popcorn Day Celebration Weekend.www.ocmarketplace.com

Bridal Show     Jan. 25
Shop and compare at the Bridal Show among a variety of vendors including caterers, D.J.’s, reception sites, invitations, bakeries, event coordinators, florists, formal wear, travel representatives, photographers and more. 11am-3pm. Brea Community Center: 695 East Madison Way. 714-671-4427 /www.breabridalshow.com

Snow Fest     Jan. 25
There are three sessions: Session 1 10:30a.m.-11:45a.m., Session 2 – 12:15p.m.-1:30p.m., Session 3 – 1:45p.m.-3:00p.m. Grand Park, Aliso Viejo. $5.00. 949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Crossroads of the West Gun Show     Jan. 25-26
All of our shows offer hundreds of tables to meet the needs of everyone, from the once a year hunter to the avid collector. Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 9am-4pm. OC Fair & Event Center. (801) 544-9125 /www.crossroadsgunshows.com

SoCal World Guitar Show     Jan. 25-26
Buy, sell or trade all types of stringed instruments, amplifiers, sound systems, drums, banjos, violins, books or parts. Plus attendees may also bring all the gear they can carry to sell or trade for no extra charge. Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 9am-4pm. OC Fair & Event Center. 918-288-2222 / www.calshows.tv

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