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Best Events & Activities To Do This Week In Orange County - October 23

This week is the last full week before Halloween, so make sure to hit up local haunts before they close up shop for the season. You can also celebrate Halloween with a dog-themed happy hour on the sea in Dana Point or at the O.C. Zoo this week. And, there will also be a fall floral workshop sure to enhance the most decorative tables this autumn.
Monday, October 23
Painting it Forward-Pinot's Palette- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Painting It Forward
Pinot's Palette
2479 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 400-9016

This paint and sip event is even more exciting than usual—it's a fundraiser event! Sign up to create your very own Halloween painting with step-by-step instruction as you enjoy a variety of wines. Proceeds from the event will benefit local youth.

Tuesday, October 24
Winemaker's Dinner With Bello Family Vineyards-Mr. G's Bistro- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Winemaker's Dinner with Bello Family Vineyards
Mr. G's Bistro
305 Marine Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 675-6193

Michael Bello of Bello Family Vineyards will be on-site Tuesday night to guide diners through a special chef tasting and guided wine pairing. The four-course meal will include an appetizer of Dungeness crab tian, ricotta cavatelli pasta, braised short rib cooked with the winery's cabernet and dark chocolate pot de crème.

League Championship Series - Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two
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While the Angels didn't make it to the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are playing the Houston Astros in a matchup that is sure to delight baseball fans. With Los Angeles County being pretty close, there are sure to be plenty of Dodgers fans living in Orange County. So, if you want to root for the local team, head to some of Orange County's best sports bars tonight and tomorrow night to watch the action unfold at Dodger Stadium! If you're a big Dodgers fan, you can even try to score some tickets to the big game and head north to Chavez Ravine to watch the game live at Dodgers Stadium! Game 1 is tonight at 5:10 p.m., and game 2 is scheduled for the same time tomorrow (Wednesday, October 25th).

Wednesday, October 25
Fall Floral Workshop-Roger's Gardens- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Fall Floral Workshop
Roger's Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 640-5800

Led by a professional floral designer, this workshop will allow guests to experiment with their creativity as they create a bouquet for fall. Included in the entrance fee, you'll get fresh-cut seasonal flowers, a vase and instruction.

Thursday, October 26
Yappy Howl-O-Ween-Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000

Dress you pup up in a cute or creative costume and head to the Ritz-Carlton this week for a three-hour happy hour with treats for both dogs and their humans. A costume contest will award prizes for Best Individual, Best Dynamic Duo, Best Themed Group and Best in Show.

Friday, October 27
Spooky Seas-Ocean Institute- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Spooky Seas
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-2274

Take a haunted tour at the Ocean Institute in celebration of the upcoming holiday. Wander aboard the ship, Pilgrim, before continuing to the boathouse and, finally, to the mad scientist lab. Aside from ghost stories, guests will be treated to hot chocolate and educational activities.

Saturday, October 28
Halloween Zoo-Tacular-OC Parks- VERIFIED ASHLEY
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Halloween Zoo-tacular
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6847

Trick-or-treat at Irvine Park's zoo and you won't be the only one enjoying some tasty morsels. The animals will get on in the fun too, as they're given treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. There will also be a scavenger hunt and Halloween-themed arts & crafts.

Sunday, October 29
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SoCal Vegfest
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 660-7793

Celebrate plant-based food at the third annual SoCal Vegfest, where visitors can enjoy food samples, cooking demonstrations, lectures, interactive booths, food vendors, musical entertainment and a children's area.

Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine.
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