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Head's Up Thru Jan. 26: Best Western Plus Grand Opening

A look at local activities and opportunities that could be of interest to Lake Forest-area residents.


By Martin Henderson


A look at what's going down and coming up for Lake Forest and residents of the surrounding area.

• Saddleback Running Club has ongoing open enrollment for kids in grades 3-8. Click here for more information.

• Tuesday is the meeting of the Saddleback Valley Toastmasters at Carrow's Restaurant in Laguna Hills. Click here for more details.

• It's a bit of a drive, but it may be worth your while. An auto insurance seminar, with "secrets insurers don't want drivers to know" will be held Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach. There's an encore seminar on Wednesday. Click here for more details.

• Another option Tuesday is a free workshop, Digital Literacy for Families, in Tustin that begins at 6 p.m. Click here for more information.

• If you want to stay at home to get educated on helping your kids score well on one of their most important tests, a free webinar titled "Six Secrets to Help Your Child Conquer the SAT" is Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Click here for details.

• The Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum, located at 23192 Lake Center Drive, will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to this free event, which will include tours of the hotel. Click here for more information

• If you'd like to win money without the odds that come with the lottery, you can participate in the Elks Lodge Big Bucks Bingo charity event on Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., at the lodge in Mission Viejo. Click here for details.

• A networking luncheon of the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday, 11:30 a.m., at Rudy's Pub and Grill. Cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Click here for more details.

• Interested in a pet cat? The Forever Home Cat Rescue holds adoption events every weekend from noon to 3 p.m. at Petsmart in Foothill Ranch. A similar event is held at the Petsmart in Rancho Santa Margarita, as well. Click here for details

• Aviation fans are in for a treat on Saturday when author Michelle Evans discusses her book about the X-15 Rocket Plane. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Margarita Library. Click here for details

• Looking for musical entertainment this week at the Coach House, you'll find Coco Montoya ($15) on Thursday, Savoy Brown ($20) on Friday and Which One's Pink ($20) on Saturday. The latter is a tribute to Pink Floyd.

• Lake Forest Little League is seeking sponsors for the season that begins Feb. 22. Click here for more details on how to get involved.  

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