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If you like eating at the tiki-themed Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks restaurants, then you want to join the chain’s online Tiki loyalty club. I just received a $5 off coupon if I spend $25, via my inbox that’s good until March 31. Learn more and sign up at islandsrestaurants.com.
Look for bargains Saturday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Downtown Anaheim Community Yard Sale, along Center Street Promenade in Anaheim, from Clementine to Anaheim Blvd. It will be all your basic yard sale stuff, in one place. Anaheim residents who want to sell must pre-register by March 1, costs $10-15. Location: 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim. Learn more: 714-956-3586 or visit downtownanaheim.com/events/communityyardsale/
FREE KIDS TICKET
You can get a free child’s ticket to the Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana and also attend a free kids’ “summer opportunities fair” of schools and camps 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, sponsored by ParentingOC.com. The ticket is only good March 4. Visit parentingoc.com/jamboree/visitor/ to learn more and download the ticket or call 714-630-4510 to learn more.
LAST DAY FOR $2 TICKETS
Today’s the last day to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Irvine Park Railroad, which is rolling back its ticket prices to $2 each from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the original 1996 prices. Entrance to the celebration is free; parking to get into the regional park is $5 on weekends. There will be free balloons, live entertainment and more. They’ll also have hay rides and a moon bounce for $2 each and more. Learn more: irvineparkrailroad.com
Interested in seeing the unforgettable Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino without paying an admission fee? It’s free to visit every first Thursday of the month from 10:30-4:30, but you must order tickets a month in advance, on the first of the month, and they go fast. Order tickets for the April 6 free day on Wednesday, March 1, on the dot of 9 a.m. or you’ll be shut out. See a Gutenberg Bible, Pinky and Blue Boy paintings and gorgeous gardens. Regular admission is $23-25. Location: 1151 Oxford Road San Marino. Learn more here: Huntington.org/freeday
FREE APP OF THE WEEK
Guides by Lonely Planet. Download this smart phone app to read guides and plan adventures in 100 of the world’s most popular travel cities. Berlin, Capetown, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Montreal, New Orleans. If you want to go there, it might be here. And you can download offline maps to use when you aren’t connected to the Internet. It’s a good introduction to Lonely Planet, my favorite guidebook company by far!
SAVE THREE BUCKS
Got a dirty car? If you sign up online at the Riverbend Hand Car Wash in Yorba Linda, you'll get a $3 off coupon for an exterior wash. They’re located at 22290 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda Learn more: riverbendcarwash.com
Want to learn more about your family? Take the free 7 p.m. beginning genealogy class taught by the Orange County Genealogical Society on March 6. Learn how to research your family history, use census records to trace ancestors, use genealogy software and more. Meets in the Balboa Room at the Huntington Beach Central Library. Class is held most first Mondays of the month. They are also having a big “DNA Day” on March 4 that isn’t free, but perhaps of interest. Location: 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach Learn more: www.occgs.com
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