By now almost everyone’s life is back to routine. But with the kids in school and your vacation a mere memory, you may want to focus on making the most of the little things, especially when it comes to time and money. This week’s deals include ways to save money, as well as ways everyone can improve their time, including seniors, college students and families.
The Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival will be held 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The free event will include hands-on `activities, exhibits, workshops and performances by Doktor Kaboom!, Aman Dance, Phantom Projects Theatre Group, Dino Encounters and The MoonRays. The venue is at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Call 714-556-2787 or go to www.scfta.org.
MORE THAN SHOPPING
The Coast Vintage Market is held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. There you will find more than 180 vendors, a display of vintage trailers and classic cars, live music performances and gourmet food trucks. Admission and parking are free. The venue is Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. Call 949-381-9947 or go to www.thecoastvintagemarket.com.
“The Arts of Aging,” a free panel discussion, will be presented 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 13, at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Experts in art management, senior advocacy, senior community building and art-based senior living will discuss how the arts can be a lifelong pursuit. The event is being presented in conjunction with the theater’s production of “The Gin Game” at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call 626-355-4318 or go to www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is offering its “Campus to Concert Hall” all-access season pass to college students for $30. Students ages 17-30 may use to the pass to attend all or any of the ensemble’s 30 concerts and events during the season. There are other bonuses as well, such as entrance to after-parties, advance reservation privileges and the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for college friends. For complete information and to purchase, call 213-622-7001 or go to www.laco.org.
WEEKS OF FUN
The Irvine Spectrum Center is celebrating its new expansion with the free “Endless Summer Series” on Saturdays through Oct. 6. Each week is dedicated to a different theme with in-store parties, live music and more. Saturday, Sept. 15, is focused on home and lifestyle, Sept. 22 explores electronics and technology, Sept. 29 will highlight sweet treats and Oct. 6 will look at creativity. The venue is at 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine. For complete information, call 949-790-4871 or go to www.irvinespectrumcenter.com.
ALWAYS ON SALE
California Closeouts is an outlet that always has liquidation prices. You will find clothing, housewares, electronics, appliances, hardware, office supplies, sporting goods, toys, grocery items and much more, all at 50-80 percent below retail. The stock changes every week. The store is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 6821 Watcher St., Commerce. For more information, call 562-928-6268 or go to www.califcloseouts.com.
When you download El Pollo Loco’s app and sign up for Loco Rewards you will receive a free original pollo bowl. Membership also includes earned and birthday rewards and the app may be used for pickup and delivery orders, making in-app payments, finding restaurant locations and more. Go to www.elpolloloco.com.
Del Taco is now offering 2 for $5 Mix & Match Burritos. You may select from the following burritos: Del Combo, Del Beef, classic grilled chicken, spicy grilled chicken and 8 layer veggie. Please note that the price and participation may vary by location. For more information and to find a restaurant near you, to to www.deltaco.com.
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