Summer Garden Party at Sherman Library & Gardens

August 10, 2022

Sherman Library & Gardens’ Volunteer Association presents a Summer Garden Party fundraiser taking place throughout Sherman Gardens’ 2.2-acre botanical gardens in Corona del Mar on Saturday, August 27, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
At the Summer Garden Party guests will enjoy: 

Artists in the Garden- Painting and selling their original artwork ‘Inspired by Nature’– Summer Art Exhibit of flora and fauna as interpreted by internationally acclaimed mosaicist Irina Charny Garden Party Hat Contest – Meet the judges! A professional stylist from South Coast Plaza, the editor of Orange Coast magazine, and the owner of Recycled Rags in Corona del Mar will pick the winners! Prizes for Best Garden-Themed Hat, Best DIY/Handmade Hat, and Best Children’s Hat.

Enter upon arrival. Bouquet Bar - Select from a variety of blooms curated by accredited floral designer Dawn Mones. Create your own personalized bouquet to take home. 608 Dahlia – Executive Chef Jessica Roy will prepare a delicious Garden Party quiche and green
salad for all attendees to enjoy. Posey Frame - Pose for pics behind an elaborate frame of flowers created by Sherman Library & Gardens’ horticulturists.

Silent Auction & Raffle– Win unique gifts and experiences generously donated by members, local merchants, and restaurants Live music too!

Tickets are $60 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Proceeds support children’s education programs at Sherman Library & Gardens. 

To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.thesherman.org or call 949.673.2261, ext. 300.



30th Annual Black-Tie Fundraiser August 20th at the Santa Ana Zoo

August 10, 2022

The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) will be celebrating its 30th annual gala fundraising event, “Starry Starry Zoofari,” taking place Saturday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. 

Emmy Award winner, Meteorologist, and sportscaster for the KTLA 5 Morning News Henry DiCarlo will serve as emcee and auctioneer for the evening. Throughout the fundraiser, guests are welcome to bid on wonderful trips, unique baskets, artwork, and one-of-a-kind gifts during the event's live and silent auctions.

Tickets sales, media, and sponsorship opportunities are now available to the public for purchase online at santaanazoo.org or by calling (714) 953-8555 x10. 

With an expected attendance of more than 400 people, Zoofari guests are treated to a first-class catered dinner by Parties by Panache, and a hosted bar of spirits, wine, and beer. Partygoers will enjoy a “Starlight Cocktail” signature drink, themed photo op, décor by R.W.B. Party Props and dancing to Groove Factory!

Tickets to this exclusive black-tie, fundraising gala under the stars are $375 each. Private tables for 10 are available for a special rate of $3,500 each. Space is limited. Guests must purchase tickets and tables in advance of the event. 

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including some of the most interesting and engaging animals and endangered species. The parking, park, and grounds are wheelchair accessible. The Zoo is beautifully landscaped and showcases a wide array of succulents, flowers, and other conservation-friendly varietals. Inside the Zoo, there is a wonderful playground with nearby seating for parents and guardians. Also available throughout the Zoo are picnic tables and rest areas, and tons of shade, as well as the famous Zoofari Express Train, the Conservation Carrousel, and the grand Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel. 

Open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Santa Ana Zoo participates in conservation efforts to save local and South American species, including frogs, turtles, and lion tamarins.  

The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana.

For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit santaanazoo.org.


Bristol Farms’ Upcoming Hatch Chile Season

August 10, 2022

Hatch Heads can rejoice because it’s that time of year again for the Hatch Chile and Bristol Farms annual Hatch Chile Festival, starting on August 13. As the summer heats up, the premiere Southern California gourmet grocer will really bring the heat, offering fresh Hatch Chilies, a variety of Hatch grocery items, Hatch-flavored meats and seafood, freshly prepared foods all with Hatch Chiles, and a live roasting event that will take place outside the Newport Beach location on September 3.  

These special chilies are grown in the New Mexico desert, which provides a unique growing climate where they thrive in the drought, growing spicier in hot and dry climates. The season is short – from August through September. As the nationwide shortage for Sriracha continues, having the Hatch Chile available will be a nice reprieve. 

810 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach.

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