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(credit: Thinkstock)

With the sun setting a bit sooner and the occasional need for a sweatshirt, it actually kinda feels like Fall is creeping it’s way into Southern California. With Halloween just around the corner, there seems to be a new energy spreading across the Southland with folks eager to get out and get active. Particularly in Orange County, there is plethora of options for things to get into ranging from family-friendly to irreverently raucous. It’s our job to comb the calendars to find the best for you – read on.
Friday, October 23
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(credit: TCG Entertainment)

VEGGIESTALES LIVE : Little Kids Do Big Things
City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 712-2700

Join Bob The Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, along with a supporting cast of Vegetable pals as they dance, sing, and reinforce a message designed specifically for kids that clearly drives home, you can do anything with a bit of faith. The live installment of the Veggietales series is a grand scale touring production that you can feel good about taking the kids to. Keeping things wholesome without having to be especially bland, the escapades of talking Tomato/Cucumber tag team really is too dang cute to stay numb to.

Saturday, October 24
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(credit: HBHS Car Show)

Classic and Custom Cars and Motorcycle Show
Huntington Beach High School
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-2514

Any chance to stroll aisles and aisles of automotive works of art is almost always a good time. Huntington Beach High School is hosting their 2nd Annual Custom Car and Motorcycle show, with vehicle registration going towards the development of an Athletic Hall of Fame specific to Huntington Beach. In addition to the massive collection of custom cars, local vendors and live music performances from the students of the Academy of Performing Arts MMET program will fill the air. A little horsepower with your morning coffee makes for a great start to the weekend.

(credit:Benjamin Tyrrel)

(credit:Benjamin Tyrrel)

Douglas Kirkland: CHERISH
Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139

Douglas Kirkland is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s most important documentarians. His photography portraits of Hollywood’s Golden era of glamour include timeless images of icons like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jack Nicholson. Casa Romantica in San Clemente is currently housing a carefully curated collection of Kirkland’s work, giving patrons a unique vantage point of the silver screen’s elite. With a career spanning some 60 years, this exhibit is as comprehensive as it is breathtaking.

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(credit: Makiko Sakai)

OSPCA Walk & Trick Or Treat for Animals
Huntington Beach Central Park
18000 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 536-5486

While taking your furry, four-legged friend along for a trick-or-treating stroll is nothing new, the OCSPCA has designed a stretch specifically for your dog complete with an animal Halloween themed obstacle course that functions like a haunted maze, doggy Halloween treats, and even a doggy Halloween costume contest. Spend the morning with man’s best friend and let the kiddos and the pup roam the grounds as there will be treat for the humans in the group too. Of course, all proceeds go to help animals in need of the OCSPCA’s services. Your friends on Instagram will hate you for how many photos you are going to upload.

Sunday, October 25
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(credit: Irvine Spectrum Center)

Ice Skating At Irvine Spectrum
Irvine Spectrum
670 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-5180

Each year, adults and children begin starting the holidays at one of Orange County’s best outdoor ice rinks, the Irvine Spectrum Ice Rink. Beginning October 2, 2015 and ending in February of 2016, the Irvine Spectrum Center rink gives families, couples and kids the opportunity to get in the spirit as they put on their warmest to skate the day away. Families may purchase season passes, sign up for private lessons, or book the rink for private parties. For those family members who want to drop their kids off and do some shopping, the Irvine Spectrum offers a great selection of stores to choose from to get your holiday shopping off to a start. Visit www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.