Come To Holiday Night at the Fullerton Library

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Are you looking for a place to take the kids for some holiday fun without having to spend an arm and a leg? Well, the Fullerton Public Library has you covered! On Tuesday, December 13th the library will be hosting an fun and family themed holiday night for both adults and children of all ages. The event will begin with story time, move on to crafts and games, and end with a holiday themed puppet show!

There will also be songs, colors, games, holiday music and a surprise (shhh, don’t tell anyone) visit from Santa Claus. Refreshment will be provided to everyone in attendance. The event if FREE and open to the public and start promptly at 6:30pm. No reservation is required, just show up with your family and have an amazing time!

Holiday Family Night
@ Fullerton Public Library
Tuesday, December 13, 2016: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
353 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6334

https://www.planadayout.com/Activity/Fullerton-Public-Library/Holiday-Family-Night-19352

How To Make Mashed Potatoes

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Cooking a Thanksgiving meal can be stressful. You have to get up early, juggle six or seven dishes, while also setting the table, getting ready, and hosting guests. Wow, that is a lot of work. But there is no need to panic because we got your back with a wonderful mashed potatoes recipe that will put your guest in a food coma.

Ingredients
3 pounds diced potatoes
Pinch of Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups of milk
6 cloves of pureed roasted garlic
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
8 ounces of mascarpone cheese
Pinch of ground black pepper

 

Start the potatoes off in cold water and bring to a boil (add the salt at the beginning). Once done, drain the potatoes and in a separate pan, cook the milk, garlic puree and butter over low heat. Next add the mixture to the potato pan and mash until combined. Now add in the mascarpone and season with salt and pepper.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/mashed-potatoes-with-roasted-garlic-and-mascarpone-cheese-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Fullerton Fun: Best Nightclubs in the City

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Nightclubs are a great way to go out and blow off some steam. Dancing is something that can elevate your mood and help you enjoy life–even if you aren’t good at it. But the beauty of a nightclub is that you can dance the night away without anyone even noticing you on the dance floor (so you don’t have to be any good). The city of Fullerton has a number of great night clubs in the area, particularly in Downtown Fullerton or DTF as the kids like to call it. In today’s blog we have a list of three excellent dance clubs near your neighborhood. Take a look.

InCahoots Fullerton

1401 S Lemon St
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 441-1666

The Continental Room

115 W Santa Fe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone number (714) 526-4529

Ziings Bistro and Bar

209 N Harbor Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone number(714) 526-5777

A couple of the locations have a cover charge depending on the time and date you might show up, so check out the links provided to get all the details about each location you might need. Have fun dancing the night away.

How To Stay Motivated and Active During the Winter

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The holiday season isn’t the time to get lazy and stop working and monitoring your health. Actually, it’s the perfect time to get back on track or go even harder. Let’s take a look at three simple tips for staying active during the winter season.

 

Embrace the cold: if you are going to exercise outside, you must embrace the cold. Early morning runs will be uncomfortable so realize that and prepare. Make sure to get running leggings and a running jacket. Don’t let the weather stop you from staying active.

Set a goal: setting a goal gives you something tangible to reach for during the holiday. You can sign up for a race, set a weight loss goal, for simply decide to work out four days a week for two months straight. Just be sure to have a purpose for your workouts.

Start inside: this tip works with embracing the cold. Start your morning run by warming up inside and getting your blood running before stepping outside into the cold. Once you are warmed up, your body won’t even notice the weather outside.

It’s Time To Start Training For the OC Turkey Trot

November is race season! Well, maybe not, but joining a 5k race is an excellent way to help keep the weight down during the holidays. November and December can be gluttonous months for everyone–it’s the holidays, there’s no need to feel guilty–but why not jump ahead of that weight gain and start thinking about your health?

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This year the Orange County’s Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving morning at 8am with its annual 5k race. The festivities, however, also include fun for the entire family with a youth and diaper dash race–you can get all the little ones involved. All runners will receive a medal, a turkey trot shirt, a pumpkin pie and refreshment throughout the race. Here is a quick look at the schedule of events.


9 A.M:  Diaper Dash – 200 yards (3 and under)
9:05 A.M:  Tot Trot  – 400 yards (4 to 5 years old)
9:10 A.M: Youth Race – Half Mile (6 to 10 years old)
9:15 A.M: Youth Race – Half Mile (11 to 12 years old)
**The 5K starts at 8:00 A.M

 

https://localraces.com/events/irvine-ca/orange-county-turkey-trot

Watch Night of the Living Dead This Halloween Weekend in Fullerton

What better way to celebrate Halloween than by watching the movie that started the zombie craze? For those horror-movie lovers the Night of the Living Dead is a classic film made by a legendary director in George A Romero. If you have never seen the original film, it remains a masterpiece in storytelling to this day.

 

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The zombie classic will be screened at the Maverick Theatre in Fullerton Halloween weekend and going to the event could be a spine tingling way to spend Halloween. The theater also hosts other scary movies throughout the week, so you can get your fill of horror even if you miss the zombie event. For more info or to purchase tickets visit the link provided.

Just remember, the movie is graphic and terrifying, so don’t say we didn’t’ warn you!

Maverick Theatre
110 E. Walnut
Fullerton:
714-526-7070

http://www.orangecounty.net/html/weekend_halloween.html#full

3 Halloween Safe Decorating Tips

Halloween is a scary Halloween for more reasons than the ghouls and goblins. Safety is typically the biggest concern for parents of trick-or-treaters. Young kids start roaming the streets pretty early, so even if you don’t have little one’s at home, you should begin to think about decorating in the safest manner possible. Here are some ideas.

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Light up the walkway: apartments can be dark once the sun sets. Purchase a box (or two) of orange Christmas lights and decorate the walkway leading up to your door. The extra added light will stop people from tripping over objects and make them feel much safer knocking on a stranger’s door.

 

Wrapped candy: giving unwrapped candy like licorice or cupcakes can make parents a bit uncomfortable. Yes, most of us have the best intention, but there are millions of urban legends about razor blades in candy that make every pause. So don’t be fancy and just pass out wrapped candy.

 

Hide pets: this is both for the pet and trick-or-treaters. You wouldn’t want your dog to bite someone and you definitely don’t want your beloved animal to be scared by all the commotion and constant action at your door.

Bring Your Kids to the OktoBOOfest at the Fullerton Market

Are your kids bursting at the seams waiting for Halloween? The month of October can be a long time for little ones waiting for some trick-or-treating fun. If you are in need of some pre-holiday fun, the Fullerton Market will be hosting an OktoBOOfest on Thursday, October 27th. The admission is completely free and the event will feature candy, games, vendor booths, a kid’s costume parade and so much more.

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The Fullerton Market event is a great way to get your kids ready for Halloween. Here is a bit more information about the event. Have fun and enjoy a spooky night with your kids.

 

OktoBOOfest at the Market

Thursday, October 27

4:00-8:30pm

Free admission

“Come to the last night of the Market and enjoy kids costume parades, pre-decorated pumpkin contests, trick-or-treating at vendor booths and more.”

 

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Halloween! Halloween is here. If you are up for some spookiness this October, now is the time to start decorating your apartment, here are a few tips.

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Ugly nose: turn your pumpkin on its side and use the stem for an ugly nose. You can even grab a hat and turn the pumpkin into a witch.

 

Paint: carving can get messy. Instead, break out the paints and add a pop of color to your Halloween pumpkin. They may not be scary, but they do look great as accent pieces in your home.

 

Pumpkin ice bowl: if you are hosting a party, cut your pumpkin in half, clean it out and use it as an ice bowl!

Fullerton Activities: Visit a Local Park

When was the last time you were at a park? If you don’t’ have children, it might have been a while. However, going to a park is a great way to unwind and enjoy the Fall weather. Fullerton has a number of great parks near your apartment and if you are looking to de-stress, there may be no better place. So if you need a playground, picnic area, or place to hike, try visiting one of these parks over the next few weeks. Have fun and be sure to enjoy nature.

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Ted Craig Regional Park

3300 State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone number(714) 973-3180

 

Hillcrest Park

1155 N. Lemon St

Fullerton, CA 92832

 

Laguna Lake Park

3120 Lakeview Dr

Fullerton, CA 92832