46th Annual Festival of Whales

Have you ever been whale watching? Right now is the high season to catch them in the wild. The County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to the “Whale Capital of the West” during the Dana Point Festival of Whales March 4 & 5, 11 & 12. Experience this ancient winter to spring migratory ritual with family and friends, and enjoy seaside activities and whale watching excursions.

The 46th Annual Festival of Whales will take place on the weekends of March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore all that Dana Point Harbor offers both on and off shore with a variety of fun and educational activities for the whole family including a parade, the Whale of a Concert and BBQ, sand sculpting competition, educational hands-on activities and more.

The Festival of Whales Parade on March 4 at 10 a.m. will kick off the two-weekend celebration, embracing the festival’s theme of Magical Migration with floats, giant helium balloons and more. The route will run along Pacific Coast Highway, beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point.

Whale watching excursions will depart from the wharf every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the festival weekends, and showcase the abundance of marine life on Southern California’s coast. Prices and trip durations vary.

Wrap up a wonderful weekend of whale watching at the Whale of a Concert and BBQ on March 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This free, outdoor concert at Baby Beach will feature three bands performing atop a floating stage.

Parking will be available in different parking lots throughout the festival and all lots are serviced by free shuttles. The free shuttles will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the festival with extended service hours the morning of the parade on March 4 and the afternoon of the Whale of a Concert on March 12.

Leap into spring this March at the 46th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales and enjoy two fun-filled weekends of marine life and activities. Visit www.festivalofwhales.com for additional information.

Netflix Temptations #StreamTeam

There is so much stuff on TV. Well streaming on Netflix anyway! No relationship is safe. According to a new study released in February by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have “cheated” on their significant other, but it’s not what you think.

Defined as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other, Netflix cheating was first uncovered in a study in the U.S. in 2013. Four years later, cheating has increased three times and has become a common behavior around the world. This behavior only continues to grow with 60% of consumers saying they’d cheat more if they knew they’d get away with it. And once you cheat, you can’t stop: 81% of cheaters are repeat offenders and 44% have cheated 3+ times.

In a binge-watching world where it’s easy to say ‘just one more,’ Netflix cheating has quickly become the new normal…

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Downtown Anaheim Presents 2nd Annual Community Yard Sale!

We love sharing community information, especially from our old stomping grounds. Downtown Anaheim Association is offering a common grounds for Anaheim residents to sell their wares and shop for second-hand goods on Saturday, March 4, 8am-2pm. Treasure seekers will be able to rummage through Center Street Anaheim in the hopes of finding unique furniture, antiques, household items, electronics, clothing and collectables. In addition to providing a friendly atmosphere for residents to buy/sell their goods, Downtown Anaheim Association encourages residents to connect with friends, old and new.

The yard sale stretches from Clementine to Anaheim Boulevard along neo-vintage Center Street Promenade. Residents living in Anaheim who wish to participate must pre-register and may purchase a 10’x10’ or 10’x15’ plot to sell their personal property for $10-$15 (limit 4 plots per resident) by March 1. Online registration is available at the Downtown Anaheim website.

For GPS, use 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805.

For more information, call (714) 956-3586 or visit http://www.downtownanaheim.com/events/communityyardsale/