November Orange County Events Calendar

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Holiday Ice Rink     Nov. 1-Feb. 17
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. 949-748-8280 /www.skatespectrum.com

Taste of San Clemente     Nov. 1
Join us for an elegant evening to celebrate fine food and wine at the 21st Annual “Taste of San Clemente”. Participants will enjoy culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the finest restaurants, as well as premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold microbrews and more. 6-10pm. Casino San Clemente. 949-492-1131/ www.scchamber.com

KX 93.5 Festival of Music     Nov. 2
Introducing the first KX 93.5 Festival of Music, benefiting The Mauli Ola Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The first music festival approved at the Festival of Arts Grounds in almost 10 years. With a pre-show at the Aliso Creek and Golf Course on Nov. 1 (Free for VIPs.) www.kx935.com/festivalofmusic

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Huntington Beach     Nov. 2
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Free parking for participants has been arranged at First Christian Church located at 1207 Main St. 9:30am-12pm. Huntington City Beach. 949-757-3708 /www.alz.org

Harbor Heart Craft Festival     Nov. 2
Craft, music, and food festival benefitting nationally recognized nonprofit organization My Safe Harbor. Come shop our many high-quality artists and artisans, and stay for live music and to sample food from some of Orange County’s hottest food trucks! 9am-3pm. Corner of Lincoln Ave and Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim. http://harborheartfestival.blogspot.com/

Soiree in the Vineyards to End Hunger in OC    Nov. 3
Enjoy a slice of the Bordeaux countryside in Newport Beach! Rustic Glamour • Fabulous Hats Encouraged • Wine & Beer Tasting • Delectable Food • Live Jazz by the Jerry Mandel Band • Exclusive Experience • Live Auction Benefiting the Orange County Food Bank. 4-7pm. Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery: 2128 Mesa Dr. 714-897-6670 / http://ocfoodbank.org/soiree/

Oakley Southern California Open     Nov. 4-6
The 2013 Southern California Open is returning to Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point and Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo. The field size will be 180 players and is open to all golf professionals and amateurs. 949-240-8247 / www.monarchbeachgolf.com

Holiday Faire     Nov. 8-9
Join us for family fun and holiday shopping for fabulous arts and crafts on display from over 100 vendors. See hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, porcelain, dolls, clothing, holiday decorations and more! Fri: 5-9pm & Sat: 9am-4pm. Irvine Fine Arts Center: 14321 Yale Ave. 949-724-6880 /www.cityofirvine.org

The Diamond Ball     Nov. 9
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host The Diamond Ball. The mission is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The beneficiaries of the 2013 gala are Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets (FOCHP) and the Wounded Veteran Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). 6-11:30pm. 949-240-2000 / www.thediamondball.org

Veterans Day     Nov. 9
Join us at Park Semper Fi at 12pm, The Marine Monument, where there will be a Ceremony to honor all Military. Join our retired and active duty Marines for the United States Marine Corps 237th Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony at the Dorothy Viser Senior Center, 117 Ave. Victoria from 2:00-3:00 pm. Cake and light fare provided.

Veterans Day Ceremony     Nov. 11
In honor of our veterans, the City of Irvine is hosting a special ceremony to pay tribute to our nation’s troops–past and present. 11am-12:30pm. Col. Bill Barber Community Park: 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine.www.cityofirvine.org

Holiday Boutique at American Legion Post 291     Nov. 14
Over 45 vendors, so bring your friends and neighbors for an exciting evening and unique shopping experience. This is the perfect time to shop for the holidays, a birthday or that special gift.  We will be serving hors d’oeuvres and raffling off prizes throughout the evening. 4-8pm. 215 E 15th St, Newport Beach. 949-673-5070 / www.al291.org

Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy     Nov. 23-Dec. 15
Our festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of four weekends. The Winter Fantasy is offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles.http://sawdustartfestival.org

FAM’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Adopt-a-Family     Nov. 27
To volunteer to cook, set-up, organize, serve, clean-up or donate funds to help the day of (feeds 500 of our hungry neighbors!), please contact FAM to find out how you can get or give help to clients for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, through our Adopt-A-Family program. 5–7pm. Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville)Lorraine@family-assitance.org / 949-492-8477 x115

Dana Point Turkey Trot     Nov. 28
Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country. Attracts more than 16,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble and two-day health and fitness expo. 7am-12pm. Dana Point Harbor. 949-496-1555

Annual Christmas Train     Nov. 29-Dec. 23
Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. Irvine Regional Park. 714-997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Puttin On The Glitz     Nov. 30
Come enjoy a family holiday extravaganza in the historic heart of San Clemente. Bring your children and take photos with Santa and train rides. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, shopping, carolers, delicious food from local restaurants and much more! 5-9pm. Avenida Del Mar. 949-218-5378 / www.villagesanclemente.org

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.