Get the 411 @HoagHealth 552 Club’s Summer Movie Classic – June 26th! #hoagsummermovieclassic

Love a good classic movie with great food? This annual fundraising event is not only for a great cause, but it will leave your taste buds happy. Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 552 Club just announced their 26th annual Summer Movie Classic event to be held at a new location this year – The Hangar at the OC Fairgrounds. The event will feature tastings from more than 30 of Orange County’s finest restaurants alongside a private screening of the Hollywood classic, Casablanca. (See sample list below) Proceeds benefit Hoag Hospital Newport Beach & Hoag Hospital Irvine. Disclosure: I will receive tickets to attend this event. More coverage coming soon. Photo Courtesy … READ MORE >>

World Oceans Day Beach Clean-up Event in Carlsbad, California

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! SEA LIFE Aquarium are looking for families to volunteer for their Beach Clean Up Event on World Oceans Day, June 8th in Carlsbad. All volunteers will get a FREE ticket to SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort! We are looking for volunteers to comedown with their families, help us clean our beach, and educate kidsthat it’s everyone’s responsibility to be kind to our oceans. SEA LIFE has adopted a beach in Carlsbad, and they need your help to keepit clean! Bring the family and meet them on the beach by Lifeguard Tower 30 at 8:30 am for orientation and to pick up supplies. SEA LIFE Beach Clean … READ MORE >>

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is May 24-27th! @GGStrawberryFst

We try to go to this every year. For some, it’s a tradition. The 55th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the community. This annual event has brought in over $6 million for local charities since its inception in 1958. In 2012, thirteen non-profits received a combined total of over $122,581.00. This year’s theme is: Celebrating 55 Years of Helping Local Kids. The event will contribute funds to youth-oriented charities, and the festival board also permits many of them to sell food and hold games at the event where they raise thousands of dollars for their organizations. The board also awards scholarships … READ MORE >>

Take the Pledge to Stand Up to BULLYING!

I just took the pledge to stand up to bullying and its damaging effect on children, schools and communities and invite you to do the same. This week I was invited to share a story about bullying. Some of you know that my child has a mild form of Autism. He is high functioning and looks like a normal kid, but he has a hard time focusing during his lessons, because of his sensory needs which distracts him from learning. We are faced with the difficult decision every day to mainstream him into a regular classroom, and one day he will get there, but for now, we just want what’s … READ MORE >>

HAPPY EARTH DAY! Things you can do with your family @Seussville

What’s everyone doing to save Earth today? My kids love The Lorax movie and I love the part when Lorax says, “Unless… someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax We’re watching the movie again today and will be discussing things we can do around the house. For things you can do with your family, check out The Lorax‘s facebook page >> They share tips like: “Be sure to turn off the water while you brush. That way you’ll waste less water and you won’t have to rush!” “Now here’s an idea that is really bright. … READ MORE >>