What’s happening this week in Long Beach and Orange County 10/6 – 10/13/2013

Nosferatu in the Cemetery

Nosferatu-B-side-postcardIt seems there are many interesting events happening this month in Long Beach and Orange County. The most unique event this week is a screening of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent movie “Nosferatu” at Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach, hosted by Long Beach Cinematheque on October 10th . I cannot think of an eerier (is that a word?) place to watch this horror classic than sitting amongst the many old tombstones in historic Sunnyside Cemetery . This screening will include a live score played by local musicians, The Balboa Amusement Company Orchestra.  (Their name was inspired by the Balboa Amusement Production Company – a downtown Long Beach silent movie studio that produced movies from 1913 – 1918)

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to the show. There is limited on-site parking, but there should be plenty of parking on the surrounding streets. Tickets are $10 – available here. The show begins at 8 – but I suggest arriving a bit early to find a good spot. Sunnyside Cemetery is located at 1095 E. Willow St. in Long Beach.

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is back. This is a really neat place to take the kids for some pumpkin-finding fun and activities, such as hayrides, a hay maze, pumpkin cookie decorating, panning for gold, and a haunted house. Children who bring this coloring page to the train station will receive a small prize. There are various coupons available on their website, so print those out before you go.

hayridecropThe Pumpkin Patch is open daily at 10am (weather permitting), and will go until October 31.

Irvine Park is a large regional park in Orange, home to the OC Zoo, and has a railroad, bike and surrey rentals, paddle boats, and pony rides.

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show will be at the Anaheim Convention Center October 11-13.

From the Harvest Festival website:

“We at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Shows look forward to welcoming our artisans, crafts people and especially our loyal and new customers to our 2013 Festivals — with 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center. Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.

Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket. Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you want without paying again.

There’s something for everyone in the family, including Kidzones with craft activities for the little ones in most venues – make a day of it, you won’t find a better bargain!”

Donate a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off one general ($9) or senior ($7) admission – all food donations will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.  One ticket is good for all three days.

We hope you have a fantastic week!

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The Wahlberg Group

Keller Williams Pacific Estates




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