First Week of October in Long Beach and Orange County

It’s officially fall.

The weather is starting to cool down (maybe a little), and the smell of pumpkin pies and apple cinnamon are in the air; so let’s get the month of October kicked off right!

My personal favorite Pumpkin Latte is back at It’s a Grind. The perfect drink to sip while at the pumpkin patch with the kiddies.

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Free Movie Screening at CSULB

What better way than to start the month of October than with a spooky movie?

Long Beach Cinematique has partnered with the University Art Museum to present  two FREE outdoor classic horror movie screenings that were chosen by special effects artist, Gabe Bartalos, because they had an impact on his work. Gabe Bartalos’  “Abhorrence and Obsession” installation is on display at the University Art Museum until December.

Rosemarys-Baby-poster-202x300Tomorrow October 3rd, 2013 at Cal State Long Beach at 8pm – Long Beach Cinematique will screen Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” on the Los Alamitos Lawn at Cal State Long Beach.

On October 17th, 2013 – the movie screening will be David Lynch’s “Eraserhead”.  More info to follow.



San Pedro International Film Festival


Maybe a spooky movie isn’t for you. Perhaps a Film Festival is more your speed? The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest 2013) is going from October 4th – 6th.  They will be screening many interesting films in different venues throughout historic downtown San Pedro, such as the Warner Grand Theater, The San Pedro Theater Club, Pop-Up Movie Theater, Grand Annex, and Little Fish Theater.

Ticket prices vary, depending on what events you would like to attend, however a full weekend pass is $89.

Spooky Science at the Discovery Science Center


If you’re looking for something fun and informational for the kiddies, check out the Spooky Science exhibit at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana from October 5th – 31st. (It’s in the big cube you see from the 5 Fwy south of the 22)

From the Discovery Science Center website:

“Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Science Center for Spooky Science this October. Join us as we explore pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors and investigate the seeds inside them. Learn about the phases of the moon, explore a spooky 3-D maze, check out spiders of all sizes and colors, and much more! Even the youngest of goblins will enjoy spooky fun while learning about shapes as they create their own jack-o-lanterns out of felt.”

There will be fun activities on the weekends, such as:

October 12-13: Unbelievable Magic
You won’t believe your eyes this weekend as we present an astonishing magic show that will have you rethinking the idea that seeing is believing. Come see a live magician perform a fun magic act, and even learn the science behind some classic tricks.

October 19-20: Creepy Crawlers
Join us this special weekend as we highlight our six and eight legged friends through shows and activities that will have you itching all the way home! Come check out presentations with Dr. Sue’s Insect Zoo and an NHM Entomologist where you will learn all about bugs and their habitats and food sources. You can touch them with your own hands, or just sit back and watch them do their creepy-crawly-thing!

October 26-27: Jack-O-Lanterns
Get into the Halloween spirit with this special weekend festival filled with pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns. Check out a special display of expertly designed Jack-O-Lanterns and see a giant pumpkin from Tanaka Farms!

Reminder – Solar Decathlon

Just a reminder that the Solar Decathlon at Irvine Great Park begins tomorrow, October 3rd. Public hours are 11am to 7pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 13th.

I highly recommend attending this event to see 20 sustainable homes created by Engineering and Architecture students. The new ideas and technology on display will be very interesting.

Happy Fall!

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Chelle Wahlberg

LEED Green Associate

Keller Williams Pacific Estates




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