OC Parks Free Concerts

We’re always on the look out for free and fun things to do as a family. And although Summer is wrapping up as back to school times loom closer, there is still lots of fun to be had.

WHAT:
The County of Orange and OC Parks OC Parks invite the public to celebrate summer outdoors with the OC Parks Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free to the public and offer free parking. Food trucks and Ruby’s Diner will be offering food for purchase at each event. The Lagunitas beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and over. Gather friends and family, bring a blanket and a beach chair and enjoy free live music under the summer sky with OC Parks.

 
WHO:
The OC parks Summer Concert Series continues with free live music from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Matt Costa, Common Sense, Family Style, Tijuana Dogs and more.

 

WHEN:

Thursday evenings July 27 – August 24, from 5 – 8 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Mile Square Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

 

2017 OC Parks Summer Concert Series Schedule

(All remaining shows 5-8 p.m., free admission with free parking)

 

Mile Square Regional Park

Location: 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact: (714) 973-6600, milesquare@ocparks.com

Date: Thursday, August 3

Artist: The Fenians and Orion Walsh

Date: Thursday, August 10

Artist: Common Sense and Wheeland Brothers

 

Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Location: 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629

Contact: (949) 923-2280southcoastops@ocparks.com

Date: Thursday, August 17

Artist: Andrew McMahon and Shelter & Grace

Date: Thursday, August 24

Artist: Family Style and Tijuana Dogs

 

INFORMATION:

http://www.ocparks.com/events

Sneaking is the new bingeing for moms #StreamTeam

#MomSneak. America has spoken: 97% of moms say that they had more time for themselves before motherhood, and now, three-quarters (71%) of moms admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighborhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.

So smuggle a tablet into the bathroom for a little GLOW during your morning routine, but be forewarned: distracted makeup application may result in a look as bold as one of the gorgeous ladies of the 80s. And if you find yourself overstaying your welcome in the grocery store parking lot watching The Walking Dead, don’t feel guilty. As long as the ice cream doesn’t melt, no one will know your little sneak-ret. Be the life of the party with all the pop culture knowledge you’ll accumulate sneaking—your friends will thank you for talking about something other than the kids. If anyone questions your motives, let them know that according to a recent Netflix survey moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 19% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.” And dads, don’t feel left out. I know you need a break to sneak too.

My favorite time to #MomSneak is usually between the hours of 11 PM and 1 AM. I often fall asleep late, especially during the school year when I’m up prepping lesson plans or entering grades. What are your favorite shows to #MomSneak on Netflix?

Binge The Summer Away with Netflix

Growing it up we depended on the TV guide to find when our favorite shows would be airing. I recall waking up at 5:30 AM weekdays to catch Scooby Doo and then Inspector Gadget. Then we were blessed of the amazing era of the VCR and then DVR, where you could program the machine to record a show so that you could view it later. Now, we have amazing services like Netflix, where we can watch whatever we want to watch whenever we want to watch it.

Now that’s its summertime, our kids have a lot of freedom to binge watch their favorite shows, but I am honestly doing my best to balance their time. When I need mommy time, is when Netflix comes in very handy in our house. Is binging series programs a thing in your home?

Speaking of Inspector Gadget and binge watching, did you know that season 3 of the Netflix exclusive Inspector Gadget series just premiered?

Go Go Gadget Fun!

 

 

 

 

 

*I am a part of the Netflix Stream Team and have be compensated for this post.