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Page 65 of 75 66 Parenting OC Magazine | April 2017 GO OC * OTHER NOT-TO-MISS EVENTS FOR April By Michael Berick Occasionally an event listed changes date or location after printing. Always phone ahead to confirm information. Get your event listed! Email Include the name of the event, date, time, address, short description, appropriate age range, fee, phone number and photos. 3 4 5 2 2017 Goodwill of Orange County Faley Special Games Friday April 21 Come out and support Orange County's largest non-competitive sporting event for athletes with developmental disabilities. Over 2,500 athletes, of all ages, will be paired with a high school volun- teer "buddy" for a variety of events involving sports like basketball, volleyball, baseball soccer, football and track. The day will also in- clude live music, theme park characters, fire trucks and police vehi- cles and a dog petting area! Lunch will be served too. Each athlete goes home with a 1st place ribbon and other commemorative items. Cal. State. Fullerton Athletic Fields | 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton | 714-550-9155 | Light It Up Blue: An Autism Awareness Day Commemoration Saturday April 2 Pretend City will once again participate in this national Autism Speaks initiative that serves to shine a "light" on autism. The mu- seum will be will be lit blue in support of families with a child on the spectrum. Blue will be the color theme for projects in the Art Stu- dio, from doing sponge painting to creating Paul Klee-inspired art. Youngsters can also join with representatives and families from the Center for Autism in various sensory friendly activities. Pretend City | 29 Hubble, Irvine | 949-428-3900 | Walk for Kids Sunday April 9 Go the extra mile (okay, 3.1 miles) and help raise money and awareness for Southern California's Ronald McDonald House. This organization, which is celebrating its 40th year of service, plays the important role of providing a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children who are receiving treatment in local hospitals. Fundraising is encouraged for this Walk. This is one of seven Walk for Kids events taking place around Southern California through April 23 – see how many you participate in! Honda Center | 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim Family Autism Morning Sunday April 30 Children on the autism spectrum will have the opportunity to- day to enjoy the museum at their own pace, in a comfortable and safe environment. This exclusive day for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families will have special activities throughout the museum for visitors to socialize and play. There will be fewer people in the museum so kids can play in a reduced stress environ- ment. Reservations required; please call 562-383-4236 by April 27. Children's Museum at La Habra | 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra 562-383-4236 |

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