OTO Events September 22-28
September 22, 9:30am and 11am: Dragonfly Shops & Gardens is hosting a winter heirloom tomato growing class and tasting. Learn the secrets to growing delicious heirloom tomatoes through our mild winter. Class includes information about various favorite varieties, as well as planting, care and harvesting tips. You’ll enjoy an heirloom tomato tasting and go home with your very own heirloom tomato plant. The class is $15 per person and includes materials. Dragonfly Shops &Gardens is located on 260 North Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866. Call (714) 289-4689 for more info, and click HERE for a complete list of classes.
September 23, 4pm: Orange Community Historical Society’s Historic Orange Walking Tours. The walking tours offer visitors a peek into the history of the Plaza District and surrounding areas of Old Towne Orange. Volunteer docents share the story of Orange’s founding and the significance of some of its early residences, businesses, development, and downtown buildings. The group meets at 407 East Chapman Ave. For more information, go HERE, or call (714) 633-0662.
September 24, 3:30-4:00pm: Children have the chance to read to a certified therapy dog at the Orange Public Library & Historic Center’s event, “Paws to Read.” This special reading activity is fun for both the reader and the dog. Dogs are good listeners and will enjoy any story read at any pace. How sweet is that? Call (714) 288- 2420 with any questions.
September 24, 6:30-7:30: Join the Orange Public Library for an entertaining conversation with author & Chapman University Professor, James Blaylock, as he discusses his popular Fantasy/Steampunk fiction books. In addition, he will talk about other stories he has written that are set in Orange County and his friendships with other Fantasy/Sci-Fi authors. This event is taking place at the Orange Public Library & History Center.
September 24, 7pm: Special guest Richard Bausch, a professor of Creative Writing at Chapman is set to speak in Memorial Hall for Chapman University’s fifth annual Lectio Magistralis: The Chancellor’s Premier Lecture Series called “Why Literature Can Save Us.” Chancellor Daniele Struppa’s vision for Chapman’s Lectio Magistralis series encompasses a way to create a sense of excitement for intellectual pursuits and allows the growth of an environment which stimulates dialogue and interaction among participants from diverse backgrounds, fields of interest, and levels of expertise. For information, please contact the Academic Events Office at 714-997-6565. You can also visit their website or Facebook page.
September 26, 6pm: The Orange Public Library and History Center is hosting Anime Nights for grades 7-12. Watch anime, have snacks and win prizes. Come dressed up as your favorite anime character!
September 27, 4-5pm: College Essay Writing Workshop at the Orange Public Library & History Center. Carol from The Writing Coach will show you the ins and outs of writing college entrance and scholarship essays. This event is free for teens in grades 9-12. For more information, call (714) 288-2418.
September 27 & 28, 7:30pm: Chapman University Department of Theater presents “Company.” Join us for Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant musical take on connections and commitments, marriage and contemporary relationships set in the bustling city of New York. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. It all takes place at the Waltmar Theater on One University Drive. Call (714) 997-6812 for more information.
September 28: City Hall closed all day
September 28, 8pm: Chapman University is screening the black and white film, “8 1/2″ (1963), an autobiographical film by Federico Fellini about the trials and tribulations of filmmaking, directed by the master himself. Call (714) 997-6815 for more info.
September 20-30: Is LA Beer Week at Haven Gastropub in Orange. That’s right friends, LA Beer Week is here! This is an 11-day celebration of beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and Haven Gastropub in Orange and Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena are featuring a mind and palate pleasing selection of beers! Come out and celebrate the diversity of our local beer culture. September 25, is IPA Night. Join Haven Gastropub on the 25th to get hopped-up on IPA! They have put together some of the best IPA’s around, including: Pliny the Elder, 120 minute, New Belgium/Alpine Colab. Super IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin, Knuckle Sandwich, and a couple other surprises. For more info on LA Beer Week click HERE.
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