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February 14, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 Parenting OC’s Cutest Kid Cover Model Contest at Jamboree

ORANGE, CA— Is your child the cutest kid in Orange County? Parenting OC Magazine is now accepting entry forms for the Cutest Kid Cover Contest in which children will have a chance to be featured on an upcoming cover.

The cover contest will take place at Parenting OC Magazine’s sixth annual Jamboree Event being hosted at the Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Advanced registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome. All kids who are entered in the contest will receive a professional mini photo shoot and the chance to be featured on an upcoming cover of Parenting OC, reaching more than 270,000 OC parents. Parents will also receive a free keepsake Parenting OC Magazine mock cover featuring their kid's photo.

The Cute Kid Cover Contest is part of Parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree, a free one-day event with approximately 75 exhibitors in the areas of summer camps, classes and activities, family travel, products and services for health and safety, birthday parties, sports and more.

The entertainment-packed Jamboree will also feature an array of youth talent, dance groups and bands performing on the main stage before and after the bee.

Families can also enjoy free carousel and balloon rides throughout the day, courtesy of the Great Park.

Returning to the Jamboree this year is the Food Truck Fair. These rolling gourmet kitchens will feature a wide variety of cuisines for purchase ranging from savory to sweet.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x112.

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February 3, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Entries Due for Parenting OC’s 5th Grade Spelling Bee

ORANGE, CA—Parenting OC Magazine’s Sixth Annual Spelling Bee is quickly approaching! The 6th annual contest will take place at the Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 11 a.m.

The winner of the Spelling Bee will walk away with a trophy and more: a free week of summer camp at Camp James and a weekend getaway for the entire family.

Advanced registration for the bee is required. Applicant entry forms are due no later than Friday, March 9, 2012. A maximum of three spellers per school are eligible to be enlisted. Although the bee is geared towards fifth graders, third through fifth grade applicants are accepted.

The 5th Grade Bee is part of parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree, a free one-day event hosting approximately 75 exhibitors in the areas of summer camps, classes and activities, family travel, products and services for health and safety, birthday parties, sports and more.

The entertainment-packed Jamboree will also host an array of youth talent, dance groups and bands performing on the main stage before and after the bee.

Families can also enjoy free carousel and balloon rides throughout the day courtesy of the Great Park.

Returning to the Jamboree this year is the Food Truck Fair. These rolling gourmet kitchens will feature a wide variety of cuisines for purchase ranging from savory to sweet.

Again this year, parents will have the opportunity to enter their children ages 3 to 8 in the Cute Kid Cover Contest. All entrants will participate in a mini photo shoot at the event with the chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine. Each participant will receive a free keepsake featuring their child’s photo for entering the contest.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x112.

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January 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree to be Held at the Orange County Great Park


ORANGE, CA – Parenting OC Magazine’s Sixth Annual Jamboree, which showcases activities for families, gourmet food and local youth talent, will be held at the Great Park in Irvine, CA on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

The one-day event will host approximately 75 exhibitors representing summer camps, classes and activities, products and services for health and safety, birthday parties, sports and more. 

The entertainment-packed event will also host an array of youth talent, dance groups and bands performing free of charge on the main stage. A summer fashion show featuring the latest trends for kids will also take place during the day. Back by popular demand is the Jamboree Spelling Bee. Come cheer on the county’s top spellers as they compete for title in this exciting multi-round competition. 

Families can also enjoy free carousel and balloon rides throughout the day courtesy of the Great Park. 

Returning to the Jamboree this year is the Food Truck Fair. These rolling gourmet kitchens will feature a wide variety of cuisines for purchase ranging from savory to sweet. 

Again this year, parents will have the opportunity to enter their children ages three to eight in the Cute Kid Cover Contest. All entrants will participate in a mini photo shoot at the event with the chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine. Each participant will receive a free keepsake featuring their child’s photo for entering the contest. 

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November 1, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parenting OC Searching for Cutest Baby at OC Baby Fair 

 

ORANGE, CA—Parenting OC Magazine is now accepting entry forms for the next Cutest Cover Contest, which will be held at the upcoming OC Baby Fair & Toddlers Too! on Nov. 12.   

All entrants for the Cutest Baby Contest will have a professional mini photo shoot at the OC Baby Fair, taking place at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, in Laguna Hills.  The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be geared toward new and expecting parents who are looking for the latest information on prenatal health, fitness and infant care. 

Babies who are entered in the contest will have a chance to be featured on an upcoming cover of Parenting OC, reaching over 300,000 Orange County parents.  Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake Parenting OC Magazine mock cover featuring their child. 

 

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September 29, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baby and Toddler Fair Returns to Saddleback Memorial

 

ORANGE, CA—The OC Baby Fair returns to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Saddleback Memorial, the sponsor and host of this event, has been the only women’s hospital serving South Orange County for over 20 years and the birthplace of over 50,000 babies. The fourth annual OC Baby Fair at Saddleback is geared towards new and expectant parents who are looking for the latest information on prenatal health, fitness and infant care. Over 1,200 new and expectant parents and children are expected to attend this upcoming Baby Fair. 

The entertainment-filled fair will feature over 40 exhibitors offering products and services for babies and expectant mothers and a “Nibble, Sip and Mingle Café” where local parents can meet and mingle over bundt cakes provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes! and beverages. Other activities at the fair include a Cute Baby Cover Contest, raffle and a special appearance by Santa Clause. Additionally, experts from Saddleback Memorial will be offering free individual consultations on maternity and health and wellness questions for expectant moms and new parents. Family physicians, OBGYNs and pediatricians will offer their knowledge on prenatal issues, birthing, infant care and family medicine topics. 

There will also be an opportunity for babies and toddlers to enter Parenting OC’s Cutest Baby Cover Contest. The winner will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine and will receive a professional photo shoot. Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake Parenting OC Magazine cover featuring their child.  

 

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August 18, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parenting OC Magazine Announces Readers’ Choice Winners


ORANGE, CA—The winners of Parenting OC Magazine’s 9th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards have been determined. The selections were made by the magazine’s readership based on their top family picks in 80 different categories. Among the top winners: Disneyland, Irvine Regional Park, Huntington Beach Central Library and the Discovery Science Center.

Readers voted for a winner in North and South Orange County for each category, more than doubling the number of places selected to represent the county’s family favorites. Voters remained loyal in many categories, as almost one-third of the picks are places that have previously won Parenting OC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award.

The expanded categories allowed for some new favorites, though. Seascape Kids Fun, an entertainment center that recently opened up in Anaheim, took home the award in five categories.

“The readers have spoken, and I think you will find their choices more interesting than any list the editors of Parenting OC Magazine could have compiled,” said Publisher Randall Tierney. “There are a few surprises, but you will have to pick up a copy to find out,” he added. The Readers’ Choice results will be featured in the September issue of Parenting OC Magazine, which will be available Tuesday, September 6. Readers can also find the results already published online at www.ParentingOC.com.

 

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July 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Free Back-to-School Whooping Cough Shot at Parenting & Kids Expo

ORANGE, CA—Free whooping cough booster shots will be provided at the Parenting & Kids Expo to fulfill the school requirement for 7th through 12th graders. Courtesy of the Orange County Chapter of the AAP, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the Orange County Department of Education and the UC Irvine Family Health Center Mobile Clinic, shots will be given to the first 500 children at the event.

To receive the vaccine, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must provide an immunization record (a yellow card). The booster shot will be administered by medical professionals from the UC Irvine Family Health Center Mobile Clinic.

With several recent outbreaks of pertussis in the past two years and approximately 5,000 California residents diagnosed with the disease in 2010, last summer former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the requirement that students entering grades 7 through 12 in fall 2011 must receive an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (known as Tdap).

Children who do not provide proof of immunization to their school within the first 30 days of class will not be able to attend, and some schools require proof of immunization by the first day with no 30-day grace period. Currently, 179,000 OC students still require this vaccine.

Tdap protects against pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus and diphtheria. By immunizing school-aged children, parents protect their children and the greater community from whooping cough, which is a highly contagious disease that causes coughing fits spanning several months in duration.

Children and infants are the most commonly affected. In 2010, the California outbreak of whooping cough resulted in 10 infant deaths.

The Parenting & Kids Expo is a free event offering entertainment and fun for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show, live performances and over 60 exhibitors. It will take place at the District in Tustin on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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July 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free Back-to-School Whooping Cough Shot at Parenting & Kids Expo

ORANGE, CA—Free whooping cough booster shots will be provided at the Parenting & Kids Expo to fulfill the school requirement for 7th through 12th graders. Courtesy of the Orange County Chapter of the AAP, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the Orange County Department of Education and the UC Irvine Family Health Center Mobile Clinic, shots will be given to the first 500 children at the event.

To receive the vaccine, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must provide an immunization record (a yellow card). The booster shot will be administered by medical professionals from the UC Irvine Family Health Center Mobile Clinic.

With several recent outbreaks of pertussis in the past two years and approximately 5,000 California residents diagnosed with the disease in 2010, last summer former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the requirement that students entering grades 7 through 12 in fall 2011 must receive an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (known as Tdap). Children who do not provide proof of immunization to their school within the first 30 days of class will not be able to attend, and some schools require proof of immunization by the first day with no 30-day grace period. Currently, 179,000 OC students still require this vaccine.

Tdap protects against pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus and diphtheria. By immunizing school-aged children, parents protect their children and the greater community from whooping cough, which is a highly contagious disease that causes coughing fits spanning several months in duration. Children and infants are the most commonly affected. In 2010, the California outbreak of whooping cough resulted in 10 infant deaths.

The Parenting & Kids Expo is a free event offering entertainment and fun for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show, live performances and over 60 exhibitors. It will take place at the District in Tustin on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Parenting & Kids Expo or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110. 

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July 25, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OC Musicians To Perform At Parenting OC Magazine’s Parenting Expo

ORANGE, CA—Up and coming performance acts will share the stage with local groups and youth bands at the Parenting OC Magazine’s 7th annual Parenting & Kids Expo at the District in Tustin on Saturday, August 6th from 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

The Expo will feature a full day’s line-up of on-stage entertainment with some of the southland’s up-and-coming musical talents. Returning favorites from Parenting OC’s Jamboree in March WhipLash kids band and local singer Ashley Plohr will perform along with students from Virtuoso Music and soloists Lauren Deslodge and Adiell Edwardo Vazquez. Captain Jack Sparrow will take the stage as well, demonstrating his life as a pirate and inviting a few lucky audience members to participate in the swashbuckling antics .

Also on stage will be the annual Back-to-School fashion show. Local OC models will strut their stuff, showing the trendiest items for kids to sport in the classroom this coming fall. Local boutique designers such as Auntie Kerrie’s and Saige Nicole’s will be featured along with larger brands like Crocs and Shawn White for Target.

Parents can also enter their kids in the Cute Kid Cover Contest for a mini photo shoot at the event, and a chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine, which reaches more than 270,000 OC parents. The winner will also receive 100 zed cards (aka comp cards) for modeling agencies and casting calls. All participants in the contest will also receive a free keepsake cover with their child’s photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

Expo exhibitors will be presenting information for parents on OC-based schools, activities and health options. Previous exhibitors have included the Boy Scouts of America, KOCE, College Nannies & Tutors, Go Girl Energy Drink and several OC Schools and District shopping center restaurants.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Parenting & Kids Expo, the Cute Kid Contest or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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July 19, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Do You Have the Cutest Kid in OC? Find Out at The Parenting & Kids Expo

ORANGE, CA—Entry forms are now being accepted for the Cutest Kid Cover Contest to be held at the 7th annual Parenting & Kids Expo on August 6th at the District in Tustin. The winner will be professionally photographed and featured on a future cover of Parenting OC. A set of 50 comp cards (aka Zed cards) will also be provided for modeling agencies and casting calls.

Contestants must be between the ages of 3 and 10 years old. All entrants in the Cutest Kid Contest will have a professional mini photo shoot at the Parenting & Kids Expo. Parents who are interested in entering their child can find the entry form online at www.ParentingOC.com as well as in the current issue of Parenting OC Magazine. Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake cover with their kid's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine. There are only a few appointments available for the photo contest, so advance registration is highly recommended. Cost to enter the Cute Kid Contest is $25.

The Parenting & Kids Expo is a free event offering activities and entertainment for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show, live performances and over 60 exhibitors presenting information for parents on OC-based schools, activities and health options.

Stage entertainment will feature musical talents of up-and-coming OC artists. WhipLash kids band will perform as well as students from Virtuoso Music, and solo performances from local singers Ashley Plohr and Adiell Edwardo Vazquez.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Parenting & Kids Expo, the Cute Kid Contest or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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July 13, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parenting & Kids Expo Returns to the District in Tustin

ORANGE, CA—Parenting OC Magazine’s 7th annual Parenting & Kids Expo will return to the District at Tustin Legacy in Tustin on Saturday, August 6th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event offers entertainment and fun for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show, live performances and over 60 exhibitors.

Sponsored by PBS SoCal and Playlist 92.7, the Expo brings the best of summer fun to one place. Drawing attention at the center of the event is line up of live entertainment featuring some of the southland’s up-and-coming musical talents. Headlining is WhipLash kids band, along with students from Virtuoso Music, Ricky Simms and solo performances from local singers Ashley Plohr and Adiell Edwardo Vazquez.

Kicking off the Expo and the stage entertainment will be the annual Back-to-School fashion show. Local OC models will strut their stuff, showing the trendiest items for kids to sport in the classroom this coming fall. Local boutique designers such as Auntie Kerrie’s and Saige Nicole’s will be featured along with larger brands like Crocs and Shawn White for Target.

Expo exhibitors will be presenting information for parents on OC-based schools, activities and health options. Previous exhibitors have included the Boy Scouts of America, KOCE, College Nannies & Tutors, Go Girl Energy Drink and several OC Schools and District shopping center restaurants.

Parents can also enter their kids in the Cute Kid Cover Contest for a mini photo shoot at the event, and a chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine, which reaches more than 270,000 OC parents. The winner will also receive 100 zed cards (aka comp cards) for modeling agencies and casting calls. All participants in the contest will also receive a free keepsake cover with their child’s photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Parenting & Kids Expo, the Cute Kid Contest or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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May 31, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Spa-tacular Event Offers Mind and Body Pampering Treatments

ORANGE, CA— Parenting OC’s Spa-tacular will provide top-of-the line beauty and spa treatments to pamper the ladies of Orange County on June 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosted by Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo, Spa-tacular is a mini-vacation intended to revitalize and rejuvenate. Women will be offered a variety of 10-minute treatments such as microdermabrasion, manicures and pedicures, reflexology and mini makeovers. The list of treatments is designed to indulge both the mind and body.

“We are trying to insure that we provide a whole range of treatments to give our guests a total mind, body and soul experience. We try to offer something for everyone. Not only are the treatments pampering but they are therapeutic as well,” says Susan Volcom, Director of Spa Retail at Renaissance ClubSport.

The Spa-tacular ticket price also includes hula and tango lessons, provided by Hula Connection and Cheryl Burke Dance Studio, as well as champagne and light appetizers.

In addition to pampering treatments, Renaissance ClubSport will provide daycare for women who require the service for $10 per child. Each Spa-tacular ticket holder will also receive a 7-day VIP family pass to Renaissance Club Sport.

Spa-tacular tickets are $95 per person, $85 for groups of 6-9 and $69 for groups of 10+ with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is a 300-guest limit so early registration is recommended. Contact Rose at 714-771-7454, x110 or go to www.spatacularoc.com.

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May 24, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Women-Only Mini-Vacation at Spa-tacular

 
ORANGE, CA— After 10 voyages of the Pampered Lady Cruise, the mini-vacation is coming to land as Parenting OC’s Spa-tacular, with twice the pampering. The event will be held on June 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renaissance Club Sport in Aliso Viejo.

No kids, no husbands and no obligations will highlight this revitalizing day. Ladies will be pampered with 10-minute beauty and spa sessions, including massage, manicure, pedicure, facial, hair and makeup, plus psychic readings, spray tans and more.

Between treatments, the guests may enjoy live entertainment, or participate in hula and tango lessons provided by Hula Connection and Cheryl Burke Dance Studio. Champagne and light appetizers are included in the ticket.

Renaissance ClubSport is providing special offers to enhance the pampering experience. During Spa-tacular, women who require daycare for their children will have the option at $10 per child. Each Spa-tacular ticket holder will also receive a 7-day VIP family pass to Renaissance Club Sport.

Spa-tacular tickets are $95 per person, $85 for groups of 6-9 and $69 for groups of 10+ with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is a 300-guest limit so early registration is recommended. Contact Rose at 714-771-7454, x110 or go to www.spatacularoc.com. 

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May 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free Doctor’s Advice At Fullerton OC Baby Fair

ORANGE, CA—A panel of St. Jude’s medical experts will answer questions from expectant moms and new parents at The OC Baby Fair & Toddlers Too! on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.

Family physicians, OBGYNs and pediatricians will offer their knowledge on prenatal issues, birthing, infant care and family medicine topics. The experts include Vivian Lin, M.D., Larissa Isterabadi, M.D., and Lillian Lai-Wu, M.D.

Babies and toddlers attending the Fair will have an opportunity to enter Parenting OC’s Cutest Baby Cover Contest. The winner will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine. Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake cover with their kid's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

The Baby Fair will feature exhibits offering products and services for babies and expectant parents. Guitarist Mark Sly and saxophonist Ricky Sims of the Anaheim White House will perform while two gourmet food trucks serve up food from Spain and Singapore. Barcelona On the Go will provide Latin influenced Spanish foods such as bacon wrapped dates and chilaquiles while Chomp Chomp Nation will serve guests Singaporean street food with an American twist. There will be events such as a Diaper Derby, Tumbling Toddlers, mini fitness classes and a raffle. Raffle prizes include books, a gift basket, a 1-year membership certificate to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center and a handcrafted water globe from Things Remembered.

Parenting OC is Orange County’s largest family magazine, serving over 300,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Baby Fair, The Cutest Baby or Cutest Kid Contest or other events visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x 110.

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April 18, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parenting OC Searching For Cutest Baby At OC Baby Fair

ORANGE, CA—Parenting OC Magazine is now accepting entry forms for the next Cutest Baby Cover Contest, which will be held at the upcoming OC Baby Fair & Toddlers Too! in Fullerton on May 14.

All entrants for the Cutest Baby Contest will have a professional mini photo shoot at the OC Baby Fair, which will be held at the Val Mesa Building across from St. Jude Medical Center. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be geared toward new and expectant parents who are looking for the latest information on prenatal health, fitness and infant care.

Babies who are entered in the contest will have a chance to be featured on an upcoming cover of Parenting OC, reaching more than 300,000 Orange County parents. Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake cover with their baby's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

The fair will feature exhibits offering products and services for babies and expectant mothers and a “Nibble, Sip and Mingle Café” with live entertainment such as jazz, acoustic guitar, steel drum players and more where local parents can meet and mingle over appetizers and mocktails. There will also be events such as a Diaper Derby, Tumbling Toddlers, mini fitness classes and a raffle.

Parenting OC is Orange County’s largest family magazine, serving over 300,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Baby Fair, The Cutest Baby or Cutest Kid Contest or other events visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x 110.

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April 18, 2011

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parenting OC’s Baby Fair Comes To Fullerton

 ORANGE, CA—The OC Baby Fair & Toddlers Too! will be held at the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fifth installment of the Fair, which travels to St. Jude for the first time this year, will be geared toward new and expectant parents who are looking for the latest information on prenatal health, fitness and infant care. The Fair will feature exhibitors offering products and services for babies and expectant mothers. Additionally, experts from St. Jude who will be offering free individual consultations on maternity and health and wellness questions for expectant moms and new parents. Family physicians, OBGYNs and pediatricians will offer their knowledge on prenatal issues, birthing, infant care and family medicine topics. Experts include Vivian Lin, M.D., Larissa Isterabadi, M.D., and Lillian Lai-Wu, M.D.

There will also be an opportunity for babies and toddlers to enter Parenting OC’s Cutest Baby Cover Contest. The winner will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine and will receive a professional photo shoot. Just for entering, parents will receive a free keepsake cover with their kid's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

“It is a wonderful event for the vendors and the attendees,” said Toni Fender of HOPE4KIDS adoption agency, one of the exhibitors from Parenting OC’s Laguna Hills Baby Fair.

The Fair will also include a “Nibble, Sip and Mingle Café” with live entertainment such as jazz, acoustic guitar, steel drum players and more. Here, local parents can meet and mingle over appetizers and mocktails while listening to the musical stylings of local artists. Other activities at the Fair will include a Diaper Derby, Tumbling Toddlers, mini fitness classes and a raffle.

Parenting OC is Orange County’s largest family magazine, serving over 300,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Baby Fair, The Cutest Baby or Cutest Kid Contest or other events visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x 110.

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March 11, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Entry Deadline Approaching for Parenting OC’s Spelling Bee, Cutest Kid Contest

ORANGE, CA—The deadline for registration for the Cutest Kid Contest and the Fifth Annual Spelling Bee is approaching. Entry forms are due March 18, 2011 for the Spelling Bee applicants. Cutest Kids Contest forms requested in advance of the event, however, Parents can enter their children on the day of contest.

Parenting OC magazine’s fifth annual Jamboree, which showcases summer activities for families, gourmet food and local youth talent, will be held at Camp James in Irvine on March 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cutest Kid Cover Contest winner will be featured on an upcoming cover of Parenting OC, reaching more than 270,000 OC parents. The winner will also receive a professional photo shoot and set of 50 comp cards (aka Zed cards) for modeling agencies and casting calls. Just for entering, parents will also receive a free keepsake cover with their kid's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

The winner of the Spelling Bee will walk away with a trophy and more: a free week of summer camp at Camp James, 4 tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm and a weekend getaway for the entire family.

The entertainment lineup includes a fashion show, urban pop group Skyline, local kid band Whiplash, and other rock and dance acts. Sponsor PBS SoCal will be with attending with a very special guest—the Cat in the Hat. Canine lovers will enjoy high-flying disc dogs of D2ISC dogs. In addition to on-stage performances, the casting directors from the Cartoon Network pre-teen game show “Destroy, Build Destroy” will be conducting interviews with 11 to 17-years olds. Rounding out the attractions for the day are 13 food trucks.

Over 100 exhibitors will be displaying products and services for family summer travel, activities, learning, camps, sports and the arts.
Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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February 23, 2011


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Open Casting Call for Cartoon Network Show at Parenting OC’s Jamboree

ORANGE, CA—Casting directors from the Cartoon Network pre-teen game show “Destroy, Build Destroy” will be conducting interviews with 11 to 17-years olds at Parenting OC Magazine’s fifth annual Jamboree, held at Camp James in Irvine on March 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While the next big star auditions, the stage at Jamboree will feature the boy band SKYLINE, whose urban-pop harmonies have drawn teen heartthrobs at packed venues like the Music Box at Fonda and the House of Blues. They have also opened for Grammy-nominated newcomer, Colby O’Donis.

The Jamboree, Orange County’s largest summer camp and activities fair, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with its biggest lineup ever of exhibitors and entertainment. Over 100 exhibitors will be displaying products and services for family summer travel, activities, learning, camps, sports and the arts, and over a dozen gourmet food trucks join Jamboree this year as well.

Also on stage, returning from Jamboree 2010, are youth singers CSS United and Ashley Plohr, as well as performance groups and drill teams. Acts include Twinkle Time, the Learning Spot, the California Conservatory of Dance and Kids Are Music.

Sponsor PBS SoCal will be with attending with a very special guest—the Cat in the Hat. Canine lovers will enjoy high-flying disc dogs of D2ISC dogs, and children can expect to see Disney princesses, and the characters from NBC Universal’s newest film “Hop” strolling through the crowd.

Little aspiring models, ages, 3 to 10, can enter Parenting OC’s Cute Kid Contest. Entrants will receive a professional photo shoot at Jamboree, and the winner will be the cover model on an upcoming issue of Parenting OC magazine. Entry fee is $20 and includes a keepsake cover.

A fifth-grade spelling bee, sponsored by Fun Services, will also take place at the Jamboree, and Parenting OC is now accepting entry forms for the contest.

Admission and parking is free, as is the carnival rides and play zone. For more information on Jamboree and the contests, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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February 17, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parenting OC’s Cutest Kid Cover Model Contest at Jamboree
 

ORANGE, CA—Is your child the cutest kid in Orange County? Parenting OC Magazine is now accepting entry forms for the Cutest Kid Cover Contest at the fifth annual Jamboree in which children will have a chance to be Parenting OC's next cover model.  The winner will also receive a professional photo shoot and set of 50 comp cards (aka Zed cards) for modeling agencies and casting calls.

All kids who are entered in the contest will have a chance to be featured on an upcoming cover of Parenting OC, reaching more than 270,000 OC parents. Just for entering, parents will also receive a free keepsake cover with their kid's photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

All entrants for the Cutest Kid contest will have a professional mini photo shoot at the fifth annual Jamboree on March 19, which will be held at Camp James in Irvine. The Jamboree will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will showcase approximately 100 exhibitors displaying products and services for family summer travel, activities, learning, camps, sports and the arts.

Jamboree is a family event with exhibitors, food and entertainment. Providing the dining options are 13 gourmet food trucks whose cuisines range from Asian-influenced to American such as Chomp Chomp Nation, Komodo, Shortstop BBQ and Tornado Potato will be featured.

As part of the full-day entertainment line up, the urban pop group Skyline, a former Disney headliner, will be on stage to guarantee family fun along with returning favorites from the 2010 Jamboree like Twinkle Time and CSS United. In addition to Skyline, other on-stage performances will feature dance, song, rock ‘n’ roll and a kids’ summer fashion show.

Aside from the Cute Kid Contest, the children of Orange County will demonstrate their strengths through on stage performances, the summer fashion show and the 5th Grade Spelling Bee.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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February 10, 2011


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Gourmet Food Trucks Serving Parenting OC’s Jamboree

ORANGE, CA – Bringing gourmet foods and trendy attitudes, 12 food trucks will park their mobile kitchens at Parenting OC’s fifith annual Jamboree on March 19, 2011. Attendees will have options from the healthiest cuisine to the most indulgent dessert trucks.

As part of the Food Truck Fair, the rolling restaurants range from American to Asian-influenced such as Chomp Chomp Nation, Komodo, Shortstop BBQ and Tornado Potato. Trucks dedicated to serving savory, decadent desserts such as Bakery Truck, Crepes Bonaparte and Coolhaus will also be available to those with a sweet tooth. The gourmet trucks bring a foody dimension to the annual family fair.

Moving to a new location, Parenting OC magazine’s annual Jamboree, will be located at the garden-like setting of Camp James in Irvine. The event, which showcases summer activities and local youth talent, takes place March 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This one-day event will showcase approximately 60 exhibitors displaying products and services for family summer travel, learning, camps, sports and the arts. The full day’s worth of stage entertainment includes Disney headliner Skyline. In addition, Jamboree also showcases the bright and skilled children of Orange County through stage performances, the Cute Kid Photo Contest and with friendly competition in the annual Fifth-Grade Spelling Bee.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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February 4, 2011

 
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Parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree to be Held at Camp James

ORANGE, CA – Parenting OC magazine’s fifth annual Jamboree, which showcases summer activities for families, gourmet food and local youth talent, will be held at Camp James in Irvine on March 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This one-day event will showcase approximately 60 exhibitors displaying products and services for family summer travel, activities, learning, camps, sports and the arts. In addition, Jamboree is an opportunity for the bright and talented children of Orange County to display their talents and their work through friendly competitions, such as the 5th Annual Fifth-Grade Spelling Bee.

The urban pop group Skyline, a former Disney headliner, will be on stage to guarantee family fun along with returning favorites from the 2010 Jamboree like Twinkle Time and CSS United. In addition to Skyline, other on-stage performances will feature dance, song, rock ‘n’ roll and a kids’ summer fashion show.

New to Jamboree 2011 is the Food Truck Fair with rolling gourmet kitchens whose cuisines range from Asian-influenced to American such as Chomp Chomp Nation, Komodo, Shortstop BBQ and Tornado Potato. Trucks dedicated to serving savory, decadent desserts such as Bakery Truck, Crepes Bonaparte and Coolhaus will also be available to those with a sweet tooth.

With an amphitheater, a lake, and many outdoor and indoor exhibit spaces, Camp James, will make for an exciting and unique event that the whole family can enjoy.

Parents can also enter their kids in the Cute Kid Cover Contest for a mini photo shoot at the event and a chance to appear on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC Magazine, which reaches more than 270,000 OC parents. All participants in the contest will also receive a free keepsake cover with their child’s photo on a mock cover of Parenting OC Magazine.

Parenting OC is Orange County's largest family magazine, serving over 270,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on Jamboree, Camp James or other events, visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.

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August 24, 2011


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“Real Housewife” Returns for the Pampered Lady Cruise

NEWPORT BEACH, CA  One of the stars from the hit reality series the “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is back for Parenting OC Magazine’s Pampered Lady Cruise on March 21.

The Pampered Lady Cruise, heading into its seventh voyage, is the perfect ladies-only mini vacation (and serves as a great Valentine’s Day gift, too.) This event includes a three-hour yacht cruise in the Newport Harbor with entertainment, gourmet appetizers and plenty of pampering and beauty treatments. A portion of the proceeds will help fight breast cancer through Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Orange County.

Joining the cruise is reality star Jeana Keough and friends. Fan-favorite Keough, a luxury-home realtor based in Coto de Caza, is on the fifth season of the Bravo TV series and has appeared since its first season.

The Pampered Lady Cruise is scheduled to depart in the Newport Harbor Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the 140-foot luxury yacht, Endless Dreams, from Hornblower Cruises and Events. The exclusive yacht has been featured in several television shows such as “CSI Miami”, “Dexter” and HBO hit “Entourage”.

Beauty treatments on board include head-to-toe pampering. Get dolled-up with hairstyling from Bombshellz Salon. Meet makeup artist and esthetician, Miki Garcia of Surface Beauty to enjoy non-evasive face peels, Air-Brush makeup and luxurious aromatherapy hand or foot massage with warm deep hydrating paraffin-dip. Massages from Milan Chiropractic and acupressure by Coastal Acupuncture will help relieve day-to-day stresses. Gina Olsen from Votre Vu will treat cruisers with the most delicious lotions. Other treatments include eyebrow waxing and makeup by Faces by Tahara and spray tan by Smooth & Skinny.

The cruise will feature complete catering and interior décor concepts by international award-winning A La Carte Bistro and cakes and desserts by Donna B’s. During these three hours of pampering and non-stop live entertainment, Host Janeane Bernstein, producer of “Mamapalooza Rocks the OC!” will emcee the event. For entertainment, there will be caricature photos by Darci Herbold, psychic readings by Jill Williams, High Roller Casinos, lots of giveaways and more. Mike Steele Photography will capture the whole afternoon for memory keeping.

This cruise is all-inclusive for $125 per person. A discounted price of $110 per person is offered to groups of six or more; and $95 per person for groups of 10 or more. Advanced registration per guest is recommended. Additional cruises are also scheduled for May 16, July 25 and September 12.

For tickets call 714-771-7454 x110, or go to www.pamperedladycruise.com to register.

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September 2010


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A Day of Beauty Raises Funds for Susan G. Komen

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. Parenting OC presents its 10th Pampered Lady Cruise: Pretty in Pink, taking place on October 3 aboard Hornblower’s Endless Dreams.  This three-hour cruise around Newport Harbor features beauty treatments and pampering from Orange County’s finest spa and salon professionals. It is a mini-vacation for women of every age. Entertainment includes blackjack tables, hula and ballroom dance lessons with complementary champagne; this truly is an event that cannot be missed.

The Pretty in Pink cruise theme is to endorse breast cancer awareness month, and breast cancer survivors receive a discounted ticket rate. Along with luxury raffle prizes, one lucky lady will be Pampered Lady Cruises’ 1,000th Passenger, winning the grand giveaway for two of a two-night stay and two spa treatments at the Hotel Del Coronado.

This year Pampered Lady Cruise partnered with Hornblower Cruises to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen, as a portion of the proceeds are donated to their efforts for breast cancer research. “We like to think of this partnership as beauty with a cause,” says Events Coordinator, Jessica Jantz. On previous cruises this year—March 21, May 16 and July 25—the event pampered almost one thousand ladies all over Southern California with skin and hair treatments, massage, makeup, gourmet appetizers, desserts, drinks and more!

A menu of services for the upcoming cruise can be viewed on www.pamperedladycruise.com. There is also a link to view photos from previous cruises and order tickets. There are 4 Pampered Lady Cruises per year.

For more information about the Pampered Lady Cruise and other Parenting OC events, please contact the Events Coordinator, Jessica Jantz at (714) 771-7454 x 110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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October 8, 2010


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PARENTING OC MAGAZINE LAUNCHES CHA-CHING DAILY DEALS FOR ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE--Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Orange County residents can now enjoy big savings all over Orange County with Parenting OC Magazine’s new “Cha-Ching” Daily Deals. “Cha-Ching” offers subscribers one new offer each day, delivered to the subscriber’s e-mail, coupon deals you print out with savings of 50 to 85 percent off at Orange County businesses. The new discount coupon service launches on October 29.

True to Parenting OC’s readers, these daily deals are picked with the young mom in mind, including not only family fun activities, museums and kids classes, but deals for mom’s own self-indulgent “me” time: deals for dining, spas and beauty salons, travel destinations and more. Subscribers can choose to purchase the daily deals that most interest them and take advantage of offers that are exclusive to “Cha-Ching.”
Users will receive an offer for a great deal in their e-mail inbox each day. Upcoming deals planned include 50 percent off children’s karate lessons, 55 percent off on The Nutcracker Ballet, 65 percent off on spa treatments, and 70 percent off on dinner theater. “Cha-Ching,” says Parenting OC publisher Randall Tierney, “is like money, and who doesn’t need a little of that? We will follow the spirit of the magazine by offering subscribers the best of Orange County at the best prices.”

As a launch promotion, Cha-Ching is giving away an iPad. The 1000th subscriber for will be clicking on deals with their new toy.

To subscribe for “Cha-Ching” and begin receiving daily deals, visit www.parentingoc.com and click on the “Cha-Ching” icon.

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November 4, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ask the Experts at The OC Baby Fair

LAGUNA HILLS, CA The second annual OC Baby Fair will be held at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center on Saturday November 14, 2009 from 10 am to 2 p.m. Experts from Saddleback Memorial will be offering free individual consultations on maternity and health and wellness questions from expectant moms and new parents. Family physicians and pediatricians such as Doctors Candace Basich, Amber Pachon, Bonnie Pittaluga, and Matthew Coulson will offer their expert knowledge on pre-natal, birthing, infant care and family medicine topics.

Saddleback Memorial, the sponsor of the event, has been the only

women’s hospital serving South Orange County for over 20 years  and the birthplace of over 50,000 babies. The fair will be geared towards new and expecting parents who are looking for information on pre-natal health and fitness as well as infant care.

The fair will feature exhibits offering products and services for babies and expecting mothers and a family lounge where local parents can meet and mingle over appetizers and mocktails. According to Parenting OC’s Events Director Gina Waggener, this fair will be a chance to “meet and network with other moms, learn about new techniques and products and consult with professionals for free.” There will be an opportunity for free photos with Santa Clause and the chance to enter Parenting OC’s Cutest Baby Cover Contest. The winning baby will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Parenting OC magazine.

Parenting OC is Orange County’s largest family magazine, serving over 300,000 readers and producing several annual events. For more information on the Baby Fair, The Cutest Baby Contest or other events visit www.parentingoc.com or call 714-771-7454 x110.


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