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Summer is finally here in a big way and I thought I’d write about some fun family things to do while you’re out enjoying the sunshine. I live near the Kaleidoscope but had no idea what they had going on until I wandered in… Check it out.
SPECIAL FREE EVENT:
Friday, July 1 from 7-11 p.m. – “Dancing Under the Stars” with Cheryl Burke – Come watch Cheryl Burke, two-time champion of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and her instructors from Cheryl Burke Dance, Laguna Niguel, as they perform on stage and teach guests to ballroom dance to live music by The Derby Band. For fans of dance and Cheryl, there will be book signing and photo opportunities. Oh, did I mention it’s FREE to the public?
They also have weekly events going on most of the summer…
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., beginning June 14 – “Kaleido-Fit” – Beach Body Fitness – Fitcore Fitness Training will provide personal training in a group setting, utilizing the multi-level characteristics of Kaleidoscope as an obstacle course. The first class is free. Drop in or call 949-284-0017 to join anytime. All participants will receive SWAG from Kaleidoscope shops. Those who join the “Kaleido-Fit” program will get additional gifts including the Kaleidoscope PRISM VIP card. Jump ‘n Jammin is offering special offers for supervised play for kids during the fitness classes, for a worry-free workout.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., June 22–August 24 – “Kaleido-Kids” Variety Show – There will be a different family-friendly show ranging from magic shows and workshops, marionette shows, a reptile show, Ladera Performing Arts performance and instruction, barnyard animals show/petting zoo, juggling acts and more, every Wednesday (excluding August 10). Admission is FREE! All kids who attend receive a ticket for an end-of-the-show raffle. For specific show dates, go to www.gokaleidoscope.com.
Wednesday, July 27 from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. – “Kaleido-Kids” Mini Carnival Day – To benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire, bring a new backpack or toy to donate (no weapons and stuffed animals–please and thank you!) and receive a gift card to a Kaleidoscope shop, restaurant or entertainment venue. There will be games, face painting, a balloon artist, a juggler, concessions, raffles and more.
Wednesday, August 10 from 7-10 p.m. – “Red, White & Dine” – Wine Extravaganza – An evening of starry skies, petite cuisine, and fine wine, again benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Several boutique and renowned wineries will feature a wide array of their finest wines while Kaleidoscope restaurants will pair and tray-pass some of their best hors d’ oeuvres and finger foods. A wide array of cheeses will be displayed on two separate tables, one highlighting red wine pairings and the other white wine pairings. There will be live music. Guests will receive SWAG bags, have a chance to win raffle prizes and purchase bottles of wine. Tickets are $40 per person, $70 per couple and $15 for a designated driver ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.gokaleidoscope.com.
(photo credit: OC Register)
Monday, September 5 at 6 p.m. – The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar’s 3rd Annual “West Coast Hot Dog-Eating Championship” – Participation from Kaleidoscope shops and restaurants in an all-day, activity-filled event will lead up to the contest which brought approximately 1500 spectators in 2010. Winners from 3 preliminary contests will face off against Thomas “Goose” Gilbert, 2009 and 2010 Champion, and “Furious” Pete Czerwinski, 2010 runner-up, for cash prizes totaling $10,000.
Kaleidoscope, located at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, was built in 1998. It is in the beginning stages of a major upgrade and new look including a 47,000-square foot LA Fitness. Have fun out there with your family! Tweet me or leave a comment on this blog to let me know about your experience. Or maybe better yet I’ll see you in person at Kaleidoscope.