Tustin tidbits: What’s happening around town
Get out your costume for Freaky Friday
It’s always on Friday the 13th, but usually not so close to Halloween! The Boys and Girls Clubs host a Freaky Friday carnival 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at 580 W. 6th St. Games, face painting and costume contest. Membership not required. Bring a friend. Free. Information: 714-838-5223.
Artists paint planters in Old Town
As you stroll through Old Town Tustin, be on the lookout for artists painting planters outside Zama Tea, Old Town Grille and Mrs. B’s. The Plant Your Art Project kicks off activities for the 10th annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk on October 21. Three artists will paint now through the week of Oct. 16. Information: 714-573-3326.
Thorman Elementary parking lot sale
The Thorman Elementary School PTO will hold a parking lot sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the school, 1402 Sycamore Ave. Over 50 vendors will offer a variety of items for sale, including books, clothes, furniture, household items and toys. Vendor spaces are available for $10. Proceeds will go toward instructional programs. Information: 714-730-7364.
Grand opening of the Village at Tustin Legacy
The new Village at Tustin Legacy will have a grand opening celebration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The free event features music by the Adam Lasher Band, food and beverage samplings and activities including balloon art and a photo booth for kids. The 112,000-square-foot retail development is at the corner of Edinger Avenue and Kensington Park Drive. Information: facebook.com/villageattustinlegacy.
Annual ceramics and art sale
Ceramicist and college pottery professor Patrick Crabb will host his annual studio sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, in his backyard, at 2173 Silk Tree. Coinciding with the Old Town Art Walk, the show will feature six new artists and an array of ceramics, jewelry and wood and glass designs. Information: patrickshiacrabb.com
A chorus of Tustin residents
Tustin Parks and Recreation voice coach Sylvia Kelekian will showcase her students – children and adults – in a two-night concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, at the Gallery of Performing Arts, 478 El Camino Real. Tickets are $8. Information: 714-287-7064.
Christmas trees for a cause
Tustin Community Foundation is partnering with Rudy’s Christmas Trees to raise funds for grants over the holidays. Trees are handpicked in the Pacific Northwest and delivered on Dec. 2. Order your favorite fir at rudyschristmastrees.org. Designate Tustin Community Foundation in the drop-down as your charity of choice.
Tip big: Police officers wait tables at Ruby’s
Give a police officer an order and then a tip. Local law enforcement and school athletes will serve customers 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Red Robin in The District, 2667 Park Ave. Tips benefit the Special Olympics. Information: 714-573-3200.
Grow your best mustache
How’re you at growing facial hair? The Tustin Police Officers Association is putting on the 2017 Stache For Cash contest. Start with a clean shave on Oct. 14 and end with whatever you have on Nov. 23. Entry fee of $20 supports TPOA’s community projects. Can’t grow a mustache? Get creative. Prizes include “Cheesiest Stache.” Hashtag your photos: #tpoacares2017#StacheForCash. Winners will be announced at the Turkey Bowl flag football game 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Heideman Elementary, 5571 Williams St. Information: 714-573-3200.
Tustin’s Parks and Recreation presents its annual Halloween Howl 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Columbus Tustin Activity Center, 17522 Beneta Way. Costume contests, candy prizes, petting zoo and carnival games. Free. Information: tustinca.org/depts/parks.
Tour beautiful North Tustin homes
The annual Home Tour and Boutique hosted by the Jack & Jill Guild of CHOC Children’s Hospital takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. The tour features three North Tustin homes. The boutique will be open 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave. Admission to the boutique is free. Tour tickets, including lunch, are $50. Information: JackandJillGuild.org.
Flu shot clinic
The city of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department presents a health resource fair and flu shot clinic 9 a.m.-noon Friday Nov. 3 at the Tustin Area Senior Center, 200 South C St. Information: 714-573-3340.
Register for the Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K
Tustin is now taking registration for its 2nd annual Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5K, taking place Sunday, March 11. Runners will be able to run through one of the 17-story blimp hangars. Racers designate a portion of their registration to a local charity of their choosing. More than 8,000 people are expected to participate. Information: tustinhangarhalf.com.
Tustin Area Woman’s Club meets
The Tustin Area Woman’s Club will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Tustin Ranch Golf Course, 12442 Tustin Ranch. Guests are welcome to come and learn about the philanthropic club, which donates scholarships to Tustin high schools and other organizations. Luncheon: $29. Information: tustinareawomansclub.com.
Thanksgiving dinner in the park
Operation Warm Wishes presents its 9th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, in Peppertree Park, 230 W 1st St. Free dinner with all the trimmings for families in need, senior citizens, troubled youth, the homeless and veterans. Live music, a broadcast of the football game on a large projector screen, haircuts, clothing, doggy grooming, food bags and activities. For information about how to help, call TyRon Jackson: 714-363-6621.
Lions Club holiday boutique
Tustin Host Lions Club will hold a holiday boutique in conjunction with the city’s tree lighting ceremony 4-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Clifton C. Miller Center, 300 Centennial Way. Local artisans, jewelry, crafts, food — and Santa! Information: e-clubhouse.org/sites/tustin_host.
Is your teen deciding on a career?
The Tustin Unified School District holds its 2017 College and Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real. The event is open to all district high school students and their parents. More than 90 colleges, universities and military academies will be there to answer questions. Workshops provide information on financial aid and NCAA eligibility. Information: 714-730-7339.
Know of a local nonprofit in need of some funds?
Apply for a Tustin Community Foundation grant through Friday, Oct. 6. TCF will award grants to worthy organizations at its 20th annual Thanksgiving Breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church, 10200 Pioneer Road. Martin Dugard, who coauthors books with Bill O’Reilly, will speak. Information: tustincommunityfoundation.org.