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Balboa Ski & Sports Club 
 
 
Club for Skiing, Tennis, Volleyball, River Rafting, etc. "The Balboa Ski & Sports Club is dedicated to the sport of skiing. We are a Member of the Far West Ski Association and the Orange Council. We race in the Schusski League against other Orange County Ski Clubs. Most races are in Mammoth and coincide with our three day Mammoth trips.... The BSSC Tennis program is an active group of approximately 100-120 tennis players of all levels. We have open doubles group play from 8am to Noon {no cost} every Sunday morning.... Volleyball every Tuesday.... Summer Beach Volleyball - what a great way to spend a Tuesday evening and meet some great people!... River Rafting - at least one trip a year for those adventurous types.... Parties - just about any excuse will do."  Newport Beach
Bear Mountain Ski Resort 
 
 
195 acres, 9 lifts. Snow Report: 800-BEARMTN. "Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 30 freeway North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. Say on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate."  Big Bear Lake
Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program 
 
 
"The Blue Angels is a unique program giving todays youth the opportunity to experience the thrill of snowboarding and skiing in a supportive, friend-filled atmosphere. Please select from the links to the right to learn everything you want to know about the Winter 2004 Program: Who, When, Where, and How. Our five-Saturday comprehensive program encourages participants not only to have fun, but also to develop lasting friendships with their chaperones, instructors and classmates. Small groups led by professional instructors teach mountain safety and techniques to all levels from beginners to experts. The Blue Angels Program Includes: Round-trip luxury bus transportation 5 all-day lift tickets 5 Saturdays of professional instruction (9:30am-3:30pm) Adult supervision on & off the slopes Lunch Snowboard/ski helmet from ProTec Discounts on ski/snowboard rental equipment " Buses run out of Sport Chalet in Mission Viejo, Tustin Market Place, Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf in Newport Beach, Target in Seal Beach and Target in Fullerton.  Del Mar
California's Funniest Female Contest 
 
 
The California's Funniest Female Contest is held at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach from March thru June.  Huntington Beach
Dana Point Festival of Whales 
 
 
2006: "Don't miss the 15th annual Festival of Whales Street Faire on March 4 & 5, 2006! Come join the community as we celebrate the return of the Gray Whales off the coast. Come sample the best of Dana Point through more than 100 booths, displays, and fun activities. Follow the Parade to the Street Faire! Fun for the entire family. Great food, great games, great entertainment, and best of all - the great people of Dana Point."  Dana Point
Eclectic Orange Festival 
 
 
Runs January thru June. "An annual festival of music and ideas, Eclectic Orange is a project of The Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Eclectic Orange Festival celebrates the eclectic nature of our cultural landscape. Ideas meet and mingle, classical arts are refreshed and renewed, contemporary art flourishes, while all of the world's cultures are treated with honor.... The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is grateful to the following organizations and sponsors for their support of the 2005 Ecletic Orange Festival: Irvine Barclay Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County's Pacific Symphony, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Pacific Chorale, UCI Beall Center for Art & Technology"  Irvine
Fountain Valley Ski Club 
 
 
"We are a year-round club offering: an annual week-long out-of-state ski trip, other 3- or 4-day ski trips and weekend ski trips to Mammoth Mountain. Our non-skiing activities include bicycling, kayaking, beach parties, camping, golf, Oktoberfest and other fun events. The big trip for our 2003/2004 season will be a week in Aspen, Colorado. Club members are all ages (21+) and skiing abilities, even non-skiers. We live throughout So Cal, with a few out-of-state members, too. We meet monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Huntington Beach. "  Fountain Valley
Green Valley Nordic Ski Area 
 
 
"Green Valley Nordic is located at the end of Green Valley Lake Road. Turnoff just outside of Arrowbear off of Hwy 18 approx 2 miles from Running Springs. At a base elevation of 7200', the scenery can be down right spectacular and serene. Trails are intermediate to advanced. Check ahead for days open. Approx 30 miles of trail groomed for classic and skating. Dogs are welcomed here following 'Doggie Rules'."  Running Springs
Huntington Beach Ski Club 
 
 
"The Huntington Beach Ski Club is for active singles and couples who like to do a variety of fun activities including: skiing/snowboarding, whitewater rafting, house boating, water-skiing, camping, Angel games, dinner shows, parties, social events and much more. We take Winter trips to a variety of locations including Mammoth, Utah, Lake Tahoe, and also Big Bear trips. We get group discounts for these trips and we do ridesharing if transportation is not included.... Come and make new friends and do fun things while you're at it. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in Huntington Beach."  
Kratka Ridge Ski Resort 
 
 
1 lift.  La Canada
Mount Waterman Ski Resort 
 
 
150 acres, 3 lifts.  La Canada
Mountain High Ski Resort 
 
 
220 acres, 10 lifts, Vertical Rise 1600', 46 trails, 25% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 40% Advanced, 2 High Speed Quad Chairlifts, 13 total Chairlifts. Snow report (888) 754-7878. "Mountain High is Southern California's closest winter resort with no mountain driving. Located just 75 minutes from L.A. and Orange County, you won't find an easier drive to the mountains anywhere.... The addition of the toll roads has made travel from South Orange County even easier. Take the 91 Freeway to Interstate 15 North. Exit Highway 138 West and make a left on Highway 2. You will find Mountain High just three miles past the town of Wrightwood. Travel time from Orange County is less than 75 minutes."  Wrightwood
Mt. Baldy Ski Resort 
 
 
400 acres, 4 lifts. Snow Report: 909-981-3344. "Getting to Mt Baldy is easy and now it's even easier with the new 210 freeway now open! When coming to Mt. Baldy it is always a good idea to carry chains in the winter and please use the turnouts to let faster traffic pass you. We are located East of L.A .and West of San Bernardino. Get to the 210 FWY. and/or the 10 FWY. Take the Mountain Ave. Mount Baldy exit from either FWy, which is located in the city of Upland and Head North towards the mountains. Mountain Ave. will turn into Mt Baldy Rd. and dead end into the Ski Area Parking lot. The 210 FWY brings you closer to the Mountain and less city driving. If you wish to look us up on Map quest you can use 6700 Mt Baldy Rd. Ca.91759 However, they give complicated directions and we don't recommend that you use them.."  Mt. Baldy
OC Ski & Snowboard Club 
 
 
"Founded in 1965, the Orange County Ski & Snowboard Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to bring southern California skiers and snowboarders together for some real fun on the snow. Every year we put together great ski trips to Mammoth as well as other destinations, such as Whistler/Blackcomb, Big Mountain, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Val d'Iser, Steamboat, Alyeska, and more. Our club is a member of the Far West Ski Association (FWSA), which is the regional voice of skiing for the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. During the off-season, we engage in cycling, hiking, barbecuing, and other fun. Meetings: September through May, we meet the first and third Wednesday of each month... at 7:30 p.m. During the months of June through August, we meet the first Wednesday."  Costa Mesa
OCTheatre.org - the authoritative source 
 
 
An absolutely great list of OC theatres.  
Old World Festival Hall 
 
 
"Willkommen to our Festivals" Mardi Gras in February & March. German Day in July. Plum Festival in August. Oktoberfest in September & October.  Huntington Beach
Orange Council of Ski Clubs 
 
 
"Since May 5, 1971, Orange Council of Ski Clubs has been addressing the issues of Skiers in and around the Orange County and Southern California. Originating from the Southern Council to better serve the high concentration of skiers in this area, this motto was established - 'Toward Better Skiing.' We are and always have been an active member of the Far West Ski Association and we are also a member of the National Ski Council Federation. 'Toward Better Skiing' Our Council and our clubs are still striving toward that goal. Our volunteer based organization encourages our people to get in shape for skiing, find great travel adventures, support disabled skier programs/ other charities, be informed on public affairs issues, oh yes--ski and embrace the opportunities on the recreational race course with our own Schusski Race League. Each year we sponsor a trip to the Far West Ski Association Ski Week. In the past we have joined FWSA for Steamboat Springs, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Whistler/Blackcomb, Sun Valley, (to name a very few) and this year for the 2004 trip we plan to attend FWSA Ski Week at Lake Louise, Canada. Each race weekend there is a Council sponsored bus trip. Whether it is on Alpine, Nordic, mono, or shaped skis, snowboard, snowshoes, dog or horse drawn sleds or snowmobiles our people plan to have fun in the snow! Our local weather provides us the opportunity to play tennis, to bike, and to inline skate, as well as participate in snow sports in the winter, too. Spring offers beach volleyball, mountain biking, golf, hiking, not to mention water related sports the varieties are endless. Some of the present clubs were part the historical inception in 1971and others are just making history skiing enjoying snow sports, making and being friends all of the things associated with ski clubs with all seasons activities. Each of our clubs is unique therefore it is easy to say there is a club especially for you."  
Return of the Swallows Mission San Juan Capistrano 
 
 
2006: "Mission San Juan Capistrano will present its annual Return of the Swallows celebration Saturday March 18th to Sunday March 19th, 2006. Festivities include the traditional bell ringing, Pageantry, live entertainment, ethnic foods, and vendors all to mark the springtime return of the swallows to Capistrano. The Mission's biggest annual celebration, it marks the coming of spring, a time of renewal and rebirth. Other highlights include Living History Members, scheduled Docent tours, artisans demonstrating crafts, mariachi performers, school choirs and performers, Indian dance groups, ethnic foods and much more. The swallows migrate annually to Goya, Argentina in October, and return to their spring and summer home in San Juan Capistrano each March. The Swallows celebration began centuries ago when Mission padres observed that the birds return roughly coincided with St. Joseph's Day on the church calendar, March 19. The celebration has achieved international prominence since then."  San Juan Capistrano
Rim Nordic Ski Area 
 
 
"In the winter , we offer Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing. Our summer activites include Mountain Bike Racing & Trail Runs. At a base elevation of 6775' , Rim Nordic Ski Area is located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California, U.S.A., on Highway 18 - 5 miles east of Running Springs, across from Snow Valley Mountain Sports Park on the way to Big Bear Lake. Only 1 1/2 hours from L.A. and Orange County and 2 1/2 hours from San Diego. (Map) 12 miles of groomed trails, lots of off track. Machine groomed, track set for classic and skating. Learn-to-ski beginner package. Telemark rentals and lessons. Snowshoe rentals. Demo and skating rentals available. Retail shop with clothing, new and used equipment. Snack Bar with hot and cold items. Mountain Bike racing and trail runs in the summer. Trails are beginner to advanced. NO DOGS ALLOWED."  Running Springs
Shooters Ski Club 
 
 
"We are primarily a Ski Club. We operate as a non-profit organization with a set of by-laws and membership dues to maintain that status. Usually run four trips every year, these are discussed in "Shooter's Trips". Occasionally, we include summer activities such as white water rafting or weekend cruise to Ensenada. We are a member of the Orange Council Chapter of the Far West Ski Association. The Shooter's Ski Club is focused on travel, most of the other ski clubs are focused on racing."  
Ski Sunrise 
 
 
May be temporarily out of business - they appear to be seeking buyers. Be sure to call before going! 97 acres. "Take the 91 Freeway to Interstate 15 North. Exit Highway 138 West and make a left on Highway 2. (About 75 mintues from Orange County)... The ski area has one quad chair lift, two Poma lifts and one rope tow which provides skier access to 97 acres within the ski area boundary. A ski school, ski and snowboard rental shop, retail shop, volunteer ski patrol, and restaurant facility provide services to the customer. The paved parking for 480 cars is maintained by the County of Los Angeles. In the summer, the lodge is utilized as a restaurant and for special events, weddings, and other revenue producing activities. There is a Resident Manager apartment in the beautiful native timber 'Chalet' at the area. In addition to the apartment, the building houses a winter food facility with a large stone fireplace (which also serves as a summertime restaurant), ski rental shop, retail shop, and offices."  Wrightwood
Snow Summit Ski Resort 
 
 
230 acres, 11 lifts. Snow Report: 888-SUMMIT-1. "Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 30 freeway North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit."  Big Bear Lake
Snow Valley Ski Resort 
 
 
240 acres, 11 lifts. Snow Report 800-680-SNOW. "Snow Valley is very convenient and is only 30 minutes from the base of the San Bernardino Mountains. Take the I-10 Fwy to Redlands and transition to Hwy 30 north to the 330. Follow Hwy 330 up the mountain where it joins Hwy 18 in Running Springs. Snow Valley is just 5 miles east of Running Springs on Hwy 18."  Running Springs
Snowbounders Ski Club, Inc. 
 
 
"Snowbounders Ski Club, located in Anaheim, California draws members from Anaheim, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Brea, La Habra and several other Basin cities. Activated in 1962, the club has been in continuous operation.... The general club meets monthly from September through May on the 3rd Thursday of each month.... Snowbounders Ski Club is an organization of active, mature adults who gather for the primary purpose of arranging and participating in quality snow sport trips. Apres Sport events are scheduled year 'round. Regular meetings held between September and June provide members with interaction, coordination of activity information and opportunity to register for trips and events. The Ski Scoop is published monthly to provide additional activity information, trip reservation forms, calendar of events and details of trips past and future. The club supports recreational snow skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Apres ski activities on trips can include dog sledding, hot air ballooning, ice skating, and dinner parties. At home events cover bicycling, kayaking, B.B.Q.s, ice cream/pool social, and progressive dinner."  
Volunteer Center of Orange County 
 
 
"The Volunteer Center Orange County is the essential partner in improving quality of life in Orange County by connecting community resources, increasing volunteerism, and building professional capacity in nonprofit organizations."  Santa Ana
Keith Weber
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