Visit the Santa Ana Labor Day Fest Near Your Apartment

Looking for something to do this Labor Day? Summer officially lasts until September 21st, but Labor Day weekend typically acts as the unofficial end of summer. Lucky for you there’s always something fun to do in the city of Santa Ana. On the weekend of September 2nd to the 5th the city will be hosting its annual Labor Day festival at Madison Park.

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The festival will feature games, carnival rides, food booths, arts & crafts booths, and exhibits. The weekend event will also feature live music and entertainment and special games for the kids. The festival begins at 11am on Saturday and Sunday. If you have nothing to do during the next three-day weekend, Madison Park is the place to be.

3 Houseplants Even You Can Keep Alive

So you aren’t a green thumb. Who cares? Not everyone is great with nature. However, just because you can’t keep a plant alive doesn’t mean you have to go without greenery in your apartment. Here is a quick look at three easy to care for plants that even You can keep alive (hopefully).

 

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Jade plants: this plant is native to South Africa—so it has learned to thrive with little water. The Jade plant will go dormant, when it lacks water, and then start to grow once it is rehydrated.

Kalanchoe: the Kalanchoe require little care and upkeep. The plant retains its water and can survive in variety of room temperatures from hot to cold

Ponytail Palm: the Ponytail Palm is a Mexican plant that requires little water. The plant is also a beauty which would complement any type of décor its paired with.

Best Sports Bars In Santa Ana To Watch The Rio Olympics

Are you ready for some Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt? Well, you’ll be able to get your fill over the next few weeks with wall to wall Rio Olympics cover. However, your best bet for watching multiple events at once is to head over to a local sports bar. The City of Santa Ana has a number locations with multiple TV screens that will be showing as many events as possible. So grab a beer and root on the Americans at one of these sports bars near your apartment.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

3811 South Bristol Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number(714) 540-1737

 

Sports Zone Cafe & Nhau

4702 W 1st St

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number(714) 486-2609

 

The Cave Sports Bar

628 W Orangewood Ave

Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone number(714) 740-0490

Come to the Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon Summer Festival

If you are looking for some summer fun, everything you need to know is in the title. Who wouldn’t love a ribs, pigs and watermelon festival? My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The American Family Housing projects presents its fifth annual RPW festival that combines a BBQ competition, a car show and music all rolled into one weekend of summer festivities. Best of all, it raises awareness and funds to support Southern California homeless veterans organization. So you’ll be able to eat, drink and enjoy live music all for a great cause. What’s not to love? Stop by and listen to some music, indulge in BBQ and watermelon, and enjoy various contests. The event will also feature kids activities.

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August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016 all-day

WHERE: Huntington State Beach Parking Lot 9

Pacific Coast Hwy & Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

COST: $10 adults (3 day pass), $5 ages 8-12 (3-day pass)

For more information, visit: http://www.afhusa.org/rpwbbq/

3 Travel Hacks For Booking a Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are a must for anyone looking to keep their sanity in a busy and pressure-filled world. Whether you have kids, are busy at work, or just need a breather from everything, the weekend getaway is a great way to recharge. Here are three travel hacks to try on your next trip.

 

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Private browsing: travel sites will often raise prices simply for being a repeat visitor to their site. When you book a trip, try using a private browser.

 

Dryer sheets: place a dryer sheet into your luggage bag in order to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

 

Put sock into your shoes: even if you are just going away for the weekend, chances are you’ll have a lot of clothes. To save space, stuff your socks and underwear inside your shoes.

Family Fun Activities To Try In Santa Ana

Staying busy during the summer with your family can be tough. Which is why we’ve compiled a short list of a few fun things to try near your Santa Ana apartment.

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Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number (714) 647-6904

The park is perfect for taking an afternoon hike or stroll. The area is safe, full of shade, and a great place for a family picnic.

 

Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone number: (714) 567-3600

Bowers has a host of kid friend exhibits and also offer free entrance days. Check out the website in the link provide for more info.

 

Biggy’s Comics & Games

5110 Westminster Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 537-7654

Comic book stores are an excellent and free way to stay busy and entertain the kids as well. Most locations will sell comics for $1.

 

3 Simple BBQ Tips For a Summer Cookout

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Are you ready to BBQ this summer? Even if you aren’t a grill master, cooking outside is a great way to keep the house cool during those unbearable summer days. Here are a few simple tips to help take your grilling skills to the next level.

Use thighs: not only do thighs have a richer flavor than chicken breasts, they can also withstand the heat of a grill and stay moist.

High heat: once your chicken is finished cooking turn the grill on high and then charbroil the meat for 30 seconds on each side. Your bird will have those wonderfully looking grill marks and still taste great.

Burgers on high: cooking burgers on medium to low heat will only cause them to dry out. Try cooking on high heat to charbroil the meat and help lock in the moisture.

 

Visit the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana this Summer

Do you know that dinosaurs used to roam Santa Ana? Well, not literally Santa Ana, but millions of years ago dinosaurs were native to Orange County and the surrounding area. If you have kids or just want to know more about these awesome creatures, come visit the Heritage Museum this summer for its dinosaur exhibit. The museum will provide FREE activities involving archaeology, paleontology, and history among other things. There will also be a kid’s zone, guided hikes and fun lectures for kids and adults of all ages. Do not miss out on this amazing summer event. Here is a bit more info about the dinosaur themed event:

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Sunday, July 17, 2016: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Heritage Museum Of Orange County

3101 W. Harvard Street

Santa Ana, California, 92704

Phone: (714) 540-0404

 

 

Watch Othello In the Park This Summer in Santa Ana

Are you a fan of classic literature? Do you love plays? Is Shakespeare your go-to author when you have a desire to read? Well, this summer, the Santa Ana parks and recs department in conjunction with Shakespeare by the sea will present the literary classic, Othello, directed by Stephanie Coltrin. The legendary Shakespearean play will be held at Birch Park in July. The parks department encourages residents to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics foods for this wonderful and FREE event.

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Shakespeare in the park is expected to be a magical evening where the audience is transformed back to Victorian times and enjoys one of the greatest plays ever written. Admission is free of charge, but seating space is on a first-come first-serve basis, so be sure to show up early.

 

 

When

Thursday, July 28 at 7pm

Birch Park

210 N. Birch St.

 

Three Great Subscription Services To Gift Dad This Father’s Day

The internet has changed the way we shop and purchase gifts for our loved ones. Nowadays monthly memberships are all the rage and great services can be delivered straight to your front door. If you are looking for something awesome this Father’s Day, here are three services to gift dad:

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Audible: is a monthly audiobook club membership that allows subscribers to download audio books on a monthly basis. Prices start at $7.95

 

Dollar Shave Club: if your dad has a beard or mustache, get him a membership at the Dollar Shave Club. Shave kits will be delivered to your dad on a monthly basis and prices can be cheaper than $10.

 

Beer of the Month Club: this is a fun membership where various microbrew beers are delivered to you on a monthly basis (what’s not to love?). Memberships begin at $15 dollars a month and move up from there.