Just in case you’re not yet familiar with the hot DealGooder.com, it’s giving deal lovers and socially conscious shoppers savings up to 80% on food, gym memberships, haircuts, tickets to the Ducks games and more while donating 50% of its profits to well deserving local charities. It’s a way to feel good about spending.
DealGooder has selected the Ecology Center as its OC non-profit through Sunday. You can help raise much needed funds for environmental solutions in OC simply by enjoying incredible deals on fun things to do in Orange County. Go to DealGooder to find out more.
Pen on Fire!Best-selling suspense author and former OC resident T. Jefferson Parker will be the guest speaker at the Pen On Fire speaker series at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. He'll be talking about writing fiction, creating suspense, and his new novel, "The Border Lords." Seating is limited, and tickets cost $20 including refreshments. 2859 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. 949.723.3406.
Annual Winter Sale!
You can literally stock up on tons of great fashion finds at H & M and have money left to spare by shopping at H & M’s annual winter sale. Now through Jan. 28, find incredible markdowns on dresses and knitwear from $10, dresses are priced from $5, select jackets are reduced 50%, and so much more. H & M is at Irvine Spectrum in Irvine 949.754.0681; The Shops at Mission Viejo 949.364.1355. The Block at Orange 714.634.3834; The Brea Mall 714.257.9563.and at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa 714.966.1745. 714.557.0362.
Simple Zov for You!
Searching for an ideal gift for foodies and home cooks? Chef Zov Karamardian’s new cookbook, “Simply Zov” ($39), offers more than 150 simple to prepare recipes including breakfast favorites, decadent desserts, soups and salads, and chicken, seafood and meat dishes. Her beloved style of cooking combines contemporary cuisine with Eastern Mediterranean influences. You can pick up a copy of her new book at Zov’s locations.
17440 E. 17th St. in Tustin. 714.838.8855. 21123 Newport Coast Drive, in Newport Coast. 949.760.9687(ZOVS); and at 3915 Portola Parkway in Irvine. 714.734.ZOVS (9687).
Build Your Own Sea Urchin!
Sign your kiddies up for a fun and artistic workshop this Sunday at 1p.m. at Laguna Art Museum. Famed artist Sean Duffy is hosting a "Build Your Own Sea Urchin" art workshop in conjunction with his current exhibition “Sean Duffy: Searcher.” He’s known for his cool sea urchin light sculptures made from found objects like recycled gas cans and zip ties. Children can make their own Sean Duffy sea urchin out of recycled paper and pipe cleaners.
Reservations are required, and there is a $25 fee that includes participation for one child and one adult. You can sign up for the workshop online at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org, or contact Curator of Education Jacqueline Bunge at email@example.com or 949.494.8971 x207. 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. 949.494.8971.
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