CdM This Weekend: Five Great Things For Your To-Do List

posted: December 7th, 2012 02:06 pm | 0No Comments

1. Roger’s Gardens has a jam-packed weekend filled with events for all ages, including Storytelling with Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Storytelling will begin at 10 a.m., and Mrs. Claus will personalize her books and meet and take photos and give treats. An adult must accompany children. Photos with Santa Claus also will be available in the Disney Gazebo from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Debbee Thibault will be signing pieces from her American Collectibles line, which was inspired by her childhood love of toys. From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Gunther Ulbricht will be signing Ulbricht Nutcrackers, which have been handcrafted in Germany since 1928. From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Roger’s will host Chef Nena Niessen in a seminar called “Different Types & Effects of Sugar,” which will include recipes for Niessen’s flourless and gluten free cookies and eggless, berry-filled cheesecake. From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, there will be a Ne’Qwa Signing and Painting Demonstration with Trieste. The Waffle-icious food truck will be on hand on Saturday, and the Red Robin truck is scheduled for Sunday. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.

2. The Orange County Museum of Art is hosting a Free Second Sunday this weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this month’s theme is a Winter Festival. Kids can participate in projects that reflect the season, including holiday cards, recycled snowmen, crystal prints and surreal winter scapes, and there will be student performances, stories and a Lion Dance Performance. You also can view the OC Collects exhibition before it closes at the end of the month; read more about the exhibit here. Gallery tours will be available, and the Soho Taco Food Truck will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click here. The museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive; call (949) 759-1122 for more information.

3. The New Port Theater will host a Breakfast With Santa event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $8 and include breakfast with Santa and crafts. For $15, you can have breakfast and see the 10 a.m. showing of the movie “Life of Pi.” For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit the Port Theater’s website.

4. Friends of the OASIS Center will host their monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes, syrup, sausages, coffee, milk and juice will be served, and tickets cost $4 per adult and $2 per child. OASIS is located at Fifth and Marguerite avenues.

5. Crystal Cove State Park will host a Get Outdoors event from noon the 3 p.m. Saturday, with easy, naturalist-guided hikes, nature crafts and more. The Crystal Cove Alliance and the Inside the Outdoors organization are hosting. The event is free, but there is a $15 day-use parking fee at the park, with hourly parking options available in some locations. At 8 a.m. Sunday, the park will host an Xterra Trail run; for more information click here.

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