The Summer Movie Express is Back at Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo!

Most South County schools are out for the summer, and many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy, stay cool, and save money. Thankfully, the annual Summer Movie Express at Kaleidoscope’s Edwards Stadium 10 in Mission Viejo is back!

The summer-long series features second-run family movies, rated G or PG, for only $1 admission per person. Movies are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am from June 20 through August 16.

This year’s featured movies include:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Trolls
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Monster Trucks
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Rio 2
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Sing
  • Happy Feet 2
  • Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • and more!

Tickets are available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10am. Each week, two movies will be shown on both days. A portion of the proceeds from the Summer Movie Express goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

For a full list of featured movies, and info on other participating theaters, click here!

Holiday Time at the New Outlets at San Clemente

Have you been to the new Outlets at San Clemente?

The Outlets at San Clemente is the first and only ocean-facing outdoor outlet shopping and dining destination in Orange County.

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The center is currently open, though they are still adding new shops and dining locations. Upon completion, the center will boast nearly 70 retailers and more than a dozen dining options, including four restaurants offering scenic ocean views.

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We stopped by The Outlets at San Clemente and were delighted to see how they were decked out for the holidays. The Christmas tree is stunning, and we found Santa and Mrs. Claus sitting at the bottom of it. They’ll be available to meet and take photographs with starting on Black Friday.

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We also spotted Santa’s reindeer, waving and jingling from above some of the stores. The attention to detail in the decor at the Outlets at San Clemente is just outstanding.

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Many of the shops in the Outlets at San Clemente are already open! You can find great deals at some of your favorite high-end retailers such as Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and more.

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If you have some free time this week and want to beat the Holiday shopping rush, you’ll find the Outlets at San Clemente to be a beautiful and relaxing place to shop. Most of the stores already have their sales started.

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Fresh air, beautiful decor, scenic views, and a relaxed shopping environment that is great for the whole family. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, dogs are welcome at the Outlets at San Clemente too!

Keep updated on the various holiday events and new shops and dining options opening at the Outlets at San Clemente by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Happy Shopping!

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The Pump and Dump Show: A Hilarious and Fun Night Out for Moms

Attention all Orange County moms: Get your babysitters ready! You’re not going to want to miss this one-of-a-kind mom’s night out event.

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The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out for Once, is a wildly popular, nationally acclaimed moms night out evening, full of laughter, drinking, music, games, prizes (wine!), and parental commiseration. The show has been running in Denver, Colorado for almost 3 years, and started traveling the country in late 2013 to bring the fun to parents everywhere. Next month they are bringing it to Orange County for one night only!

Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula (aka Tracey Tee), host this raucous evening of comedy and music, designed for parents to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Live musical performances are spread throughout the evening with songs like “Eat Your F-ing Food,” and “When I Die, I Want to Come Back as a Dad.” Audience participation includes “Stump the Breeder” and “The Most F-ed Up Thing Your Kid Did This Week.”

In addition to being on their 2015 national tour of the Pump and Dump show, Shayna and Tracey are also twice-monthly contributors to TheBump.com, and have been featured in Parents Magazine, HuffPost Parents and Scary Mommy. The duo has three children under the age of five between the two of them, and to be honest, they probably need this night out as much as you do.

For tickets, go to the Irvine Improv Website. This event is also sponsored by Plum Organics, and all attendees will get a goody bags from them! For more information and to stay up to date on future the Pump and Dump Show events, follow them on Facebook, or visit www.thepumpanddumpshow.com.

 

Orange Friday – Irvine Regional Park

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On the Friday after Thanksgiving you don’t have to go on a shopping marathon to burn off that extra piece of pumpkin pie! OC Parks and Irvine Regional Park will be hosting Orange Friday on Friday, November 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. This family friendly event with have something for everyone to enjoy.

A Santa Cruise will be available for mountain bikers, a Rudolph Ride for the equestrians and a Snowman Stroll for the hikers with a ranger-led interpretive hike at 3 p.m.

Holiday-spirited costumes are encouraged at Orange Friday and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and most appropriate for each category (like Santa hats for the Santa Cruise or antlers for the Rudolph Ride).

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to share this event with your family and friends using the hashtag #OCOrangeFriday in your social media posts.  OC Parks and Irvine Regional Park will pick their favorite post for a special prize!

 

Date: November 28, 2014

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Parking: $3 per vehicle

Location: Irvine Regional Park

Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://ocparks.com/parks/irvine

Contact: (714) 973-6835, irvinepark@ocparks.com

 

Soul Food Has Come To South Orange County – And It’s All You Can Eat

Celebrity Soul Food is now serving up heaping helpings of favorite Soul Food dishes in Lake Forest, California. On July 14th, 2014 they opened their doors to a bunch of very hungry Orange County residents. Mayor Dwight Robinson, members of the Chamber of Commerce, and other Lake Forest City officials came out to support the grand opening and be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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There were some real celebrities in attendance too. Bishop Donnie Williams, Karate Grandmaster and Co-founder of the Black Karate Federation showed up for some good eats. He enjoyed them in the Donnie Williams Hall of Champions Banquet Room, which was dedicated to him at the grand opening celebration.

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The folks behind this restaurant have a long history of making good-tasting food, starting with the tried and true family recipes passed down by the owner’s grandmother. They pride themselves on making every dish from scratch, and you can tell when you taste it. The owners of Celebrity Soul Food have been catering to famous folks for years, but to them every single customer is a star. And they’ll treat you like one. From a single lunch guest to a big party in one of banquet rooms, the friendly staff will give make sure each guest has a great experience.

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Celebrity Soul Food is a buffet-style eatery. With three hot bars and one cold bar they have a wide variety of dishes to choose from. If you’re in a hurry, they have take-out available – you can order different dishes À la carte, or you can fill up a container from the buffet and pay by the pound.

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The amazing owners, staff, and team of chefs are happy to do more than just fill up the buffet. If you have special requests or dietary restrictions, they will do their very best to accommodate you. Just call ahead at (844) 628-3492, and let them know what you need. How many buffet restaurants give you that kind of service? This is just one of the many ways that Celebrity Soul Food Buffet excels.

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The dishes served at Celebrity Soul Food are thoughtfully crafted and taste excellent. Both the hot and cold items offer a great variety of Southern delicacies. Each day they have a different specialty, which you can find on their menu. But no matter what day you go in you’ll find an amazing array of tasty items.

Like sweet and delicious cornbread muffins…

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Crispy fried chicken and cheesy broccoli casserole…

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Fried okra with a kick and gooey mac and cheese…

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Tender greens, perfectly seasoned…

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Melt in your mouth slow cooked pulled pork…

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Fresh salad bar items…

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And even a waffle station to take your meal to the next level!

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Hungry yet? Celebrity Soul Food is located at 24416 Muirlands Boulevard in Lake Forest, CA. They’ll be waiting for you with a smile!

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