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2 monthsPatch's Holiday Shopping Checklist
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means the race is on to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
We know how overwhelming holiday shopping can be, which is why we did some of the heavy lifting for you! See our top present picks for moms, dads, teens, teachers, pets, Secret Santas, tech lovers and more. Happy holidays and happy shopping!
Visit patch.com to see their great gift ideas for everyone in the family.
https://patch.com/california/lakeforest-ca/calendar/event/20181210/462678/patchs-holiday-shopping-checklist ... Read more
2 monthsThe Little Red Dog Adoption Event - PetSmart Lake Forest
Dog Adoption Saturday, December 15th!
All Breeds, all sizes and ages.
The Little Red Dog is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters, rehab them through dog be havior and find them forever homes.
For more info: http://www.thelittlereddog.com/home.html
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3 months3 Steps To Get Your House Ready For The Holidays Already stressed? Don't be. Just hire a few pros to help get your home in the holiday spirit.
From cleaning up everything fall left behind to hanging twinkly lights, there are a few things you have to do each year to get your house ready for the holidays. Especially if you're hosting guests.
Already stressed? Don't be. Here's a simple list of things to cover and just how much it'll cost to hire a few helping hands to get it done painlessly.
1. Do a Deep Clean Inside
If you've been putting off a deep clean all fall, there's probably a nice layer of dust covering a couple surfaces in your home. Or maybe more than a couple. But good news: You can schedule a one-time cleaning with a pro if you don't have the time (or energy) to do it yourself. A cleaning session with a professional service costs an average of $167, and you can learn ways to cut down on costs and get the most out of your service here.
It'll include vacuuming, mopping, wiping down counters and, of course, dusting. And remember all those little, hard-to-reach places you're always putting off until next time? It's time! We're talking cleaning under stove burners, behind the toilet, beneath the couches, below the sink, and even above the door frames. Every little bit counts.
Find a Local One-Time House Cleaner
2. Get Things in Order Outside
As beautiful as the changing leaves can be, we know they can make a mess of your yard and roof. Before bringing in the holiday cheer, clean up anything fall may have left behind outside.
The easiest thing to do first is removing the leaves from your lawn to get things looking neat. Depending on the size of your yard, hiring someone to help out is usually by far the easiest way to go. There are only a few things you'll need to be prepared to tell a pro when it comes to getting an estimate: how many trees you have and how you want your leaves taken care of — blown, bagged or vacuumed up and used as mulch elsewhere in the yard.
Just removing leaves has an average cost of $336, but a local lawn care specialist can also help winterize garden beds, trees and shrubs — and he can give you a more itemized list of services that may save on costs.
Find a Local Lawn Care Specialist
The next not-so-easy task is cleaning the gutters and downspouts clogged with all those fall leaves. The average cost to get your gutters cleaned is $151, but it's hard to pass up hiring a pro if you consider costs that could come with an injury associated with breaking out the ladder yourself.
There are a few things that a professional cleaner will take into account to get you an estimate, like house height and the type of gutters on your home. But the biggest factor will be what kind of shape your gutters are in. If you clean them regularly, it won't break the bank. But the longer you've put it off, the higher prices can climb.
Find a Local Company That Cleans Gutters & Downspouts
3. Deck Those Halls
This is the fun part! When it comes to holiday lighting, it makes sense to start inside and work your way out. A pro holiday helper can help with everything from lighting on trees to mantels, wreaths, and even banisters on the interior of your home. Then you can task them with scaling the side of the house and making your house glow bright enough for the rest of the block to see. Local lighting experts can also tackle pathways, bushes, and other ground lighting. They can even create a fun motif if you have a vision of a Winter Wonderland stuck in your head.
Prices will vary depending on whether you're providing your own lights and how wild you want to go. These days, LED holiday lights are the best choice. They use less electricity, and they're much less likely to burn out than the old incandescent bulbs.
Find a Local Holiday Lighting Expert
Of course, the decorations don't need to end at sparkling lights. Depending on your traditions and preferences, you may need to set up some candles, put out knickknacks, buy trees and wreaths, hang stockings or spray fake snow.
https://patch.com/california/lakeforest-ca/s/fy4ku/3-steps-get-your-home-ready-holidays-what-it-ll-cost ... Read more
4 monthsFall Movie in the Park - Coco
Hosted by City of Lake Forest Special Events:
"Join us in November for a special firsttime ever “Day of the Dead” cinematic event!
"The City of Lake Forest welcomes you to embark on an extrao rdinary journey in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.
"Bring your family and friends for a free movie screening of the new Disney Pixar classic, Coco. The movie will begin after sunset.
"Fee: Free! (Snacks will be available for a nominal fee-cash only)
Lake Forest Sports Park Common Grass Area, 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, CA
"For more info call: The Recreation Center at 273-6960." ... Read more
4 monthsCrafts and Craniums: Celebrating Día de los Muertos
From Orange County Parks:
Death is celebrated in the midst of life during the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. The land of the living open their doors to the departed to rest their weary bones by the hearth before returning to the land of the dead. This festive event is filled with colorful celebrations for those who have passed. During our Día de los Muertos program, we will hear the history of this celebration, learn about various native animal skulls, and make our own clay sugar animal skull to decorate and take home.
"Come early to explore the park; stay late to enjoy the program! This program and parking is free but space is limited due to craft materials.
"Please call to reserve your spots at (949) 923-2230. Recommended for ages 9 and older." ... Read more
4 monthsHow To Be Eco-Savvy This Halloween In Lake Forest
LAKE FOREST, CA — How will you carve your pumpkin this year? Will it be scary or silly? will you carve it early, so you end up with pumpkin soup by Nov. 1?
Trash services in Orange County are invit ing residents to go green this Halloween by disposing of unwanted pumpkins in their green waste carts to be composted following this year's Halloween festivities. Put that pumpkin in the greens waste can for composting, Waste Management says. Be sure and check with your trash collection service, if other than Waste Management, to make sure they'll take your pumpkins, too.
"Organic materials, like pumpkins and fallen leaves, are an excellent source of nutrient-rich essentials for plant growth." said Eloisa Orozco, spokesperson for Waste Management of Southern California. "By disposing of your pumpkin to be composted via your green waste cart you're ensuring that it will be put to beneficial re-use."
For additional tips to have an eco-friendly Halloween visit:
https://patch.com/california/lakeforest-ca/how-be-eco-savvy-halloween-lake-forest ... Read more
10 monthsLet's Do Lunch in Lake Forest
Let's Do Lunch in Lake Forest is right around the corner! Look out for amazing deals from your favorite restaurants every day starting on May 24th. Read below to see all of the exciting eateries who w ill be participating in this incredible campaign!
Cittadina Trattoria & Pizzeria
Urban Grill & Wine Bar
Avila's El Ranchito
Bagels & Brew
Bellaria Coffee House
Maison De Pho
Bowl of Heaven
El Conejito Authetic Mexican Food
Biagio's Italian Restaurant
Nestle's Toll House
Jersey Mike's ... Read more
11 monthsGraduation Party Planning!
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There are few times in a person’s life that are the culmination of many years of hard work. Arguably one of the most important of these times is Graduation Day. Whether they’ve been working hard to finish High School or College, the feat is incredible and worth celebrating.
As you’re sending out invitations and announcements to friends and family members, consider how you can make this day even more special. Consider throwing a Graduation Party!
As either the graduate or the parent of a graduate, the days leading up the big Graduation are bound to be stressful. Make them less stressful by hiring a caterer to provide food for your party! When you have a catered party, you know your guests are going to have a great time and be well fed, and you won’t have to lift a finger! You can get everything from a casual taco tray from Tacos Ensenda to a more formal, four course meal from Urban Grill and Wine Bar! And when picking your favorite restaurant to cater, check out some of our Take a Friend offers to help you decide! No matter what, your guests will thank you. ... Read more
about 1 yearThere’s Still Time To Plan A Holiday Party!
It’s not too late to plan that holiday party! Visit our website to see the best caterers in Lake Forest for all of your catering needs. https://cty611lakeforest.com/
For the budget-keeper, Tacos En senda will help you keep your guests and your wallet happy. Stuff your guests with the best Mexican in town and best of all, it only costs less than $10 per head!
For the pasta lovers, go for Peppino’s. Choose from a variety of Italian favorites and wow your guests with their pastas and salads.
For those who crave for spice, Natraj Cateri ng will bring you the best from India. Receive 25% off your order when you redeem the coupon on the Shop and Dine Lake Forest app!
For the meat-lovers who don’t mind splurging, Urban Grill and Wine Bar has a Holiday Feast that costs $42 per guest. Treat your family and friends to a whole four course meal that features all the holiday favorites like Baked Ham with Honey Glaze, Roasted Turkey with gravy, and Chocolate Bread Pudding.
You can find the full list of our catering partners in the Catering Tile on the bottom of your Discover page or by going to https://cty611lakeforest.com/
Remember to stay local and together this holiday season! ... Read more
over 1 yearCyber Monday Specials
Check out all of your local Cyber Monday Specials! To see the full offers and any restrictions, please review the individual events.
50 Ft Soffit & Fascia FREE with Purchase of 700 Ft+ of Solid Core Siding!
Earthwise Nutrition Centers:
20% Discount on any Product!
Empanada Man Pizzeria:
20% Off on all Medium, Large, and Xtra-Large Pizzas!
Oasis Relax Center:
$50 for one hour from 10AM to 2PM!
Purrfect Auto Service:
Brake special $169.99! ... Read more
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