If your group or business would like to hold a collection for this food drive, give us a call and we can provide you with a flyer that you can print or post on social media. Our staff can help you set a goal for your drive, and possibly give you a shout out on social media. We also love it when groups challenge each other to see who can collect the most! Get creative and have fun!
St. Patrick's Day CelebrationFor more than 40 years, this parade has wound through downtown in celebration of the beloved Irish holiday. The parade is bookended by Topeka IrishFest, which includes a fun run, Irish food, live music and more.
In 2007, Dutch Bros launched its first annual Dutch Luv day as a canned food drive. In 2016, Dutch Luv pivoted into a giveback day in which $1 from each drink sold across all Dutch Bros shops is donated to local food organizations. This way we could ensure we were making the most impact possible! One day a year to do some massive good!
Santa Land is a fun and festive annual event hosted by the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Free and open to the public, the event features various student clubs and organizations from UMC who admirably put together a variety of holiday activities, crafts, and prizes for all children in the Crookston area. There will also be photos with Santa Clause, Mrs. Claus, and their elves. Along with the games and festivities, cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up with the annual two-day Hatch Chile Festival celebration of its world-famous crop, attracting more than 30,000 visitors from all over the United States. Festival goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, join in a chile ristra contest or just sit back and enjoy artisans, parades, food, carnivals, contest, music and much more. Brought to you by the Hatch Valley Chamber of Commerce, the event takes place at the Hatch Municipal Airport, one mile east of town on State Road 26. Admission is $10 per car.
Sample newly released wines along with the unfinished barrel and tank wines from 34 wineries at this annual event in the Temecula Valley wine country. Your ticket includes a one-time visit to each participating winery, and tastings typically include light bites as well.
Beer nerds will delight in these events at breweries around San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, including Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Choose from activities that typically include release parties, trivia nights, and food pairings.
The drive, which this year will be the seventh of its type, is also supported by local high schools from McKinleyville to Fortuna, where students have organized fundraisers and food donation initiatives to help support the drive. They will drop off their stockpile of food and monetary donations Thursday.
Festival at arts center: The free 27th annual Día de los Muertos festival at the California Center for the Arts Museum, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., is from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 with dance performances and community altars outside to honor the memory of loved ones along with live music, handmade artisan vendors, food trucks and drinks. The festival features dance performances by the Aztec dance group Xinachtli and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts. For families, there will be face painting, calacas (skeleton) puppets and arts and crafts. Visit artcenter.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos-2.
Día de los Muertos downtown: The 21st annual event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 next to City Hall and around the Oceanside Civic Center and Pier View Way. Highlights include community and family altars built in memory of loved ones with marigolds from Mellano Flowers and traditional music and dancing of the Mexican culture, along with chalk cemetery and kids crafts and activities. There will be a Catrina Contest at 2 p.m., food, shopping and a car show with trunk altars sponsored by the Por Siempre Car Club, along with lowrider bicycles on display. Entertainment includes capulli, ballet folklorico and rubios dancers and Danza de los Diablos. The bookmobile will offer arts projects for kids. Free admission. Visit friendsofoceansidediadelosmuertos.org.
Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free, ticketed, event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. Environmentally friendly LED lights and dozens of glowing animal lanterns transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland!
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!
Holidays at the Ritz-CarltonNovember 20, 2022 - January 1, 2023Ritz-Carlton, Laguna NiguelOn November 20, 2022 at 4pm, there will be the annual Open House and Tree Lighting with KTLA Channel 5 Host Wendy Burch as our co-hosts. Festivities include holiday music, a special appearance from Santa Claus, music, hot cocoa, and a final countdown to light the spectacular 40-foot tree on the front drive. Donations will be collected for Miracles for Kids, Orange County Rescue Mission, and local dog shelters.
Holidays at the Ritz-CarltonNovember 20, 2022Ritz-Carlton, Laguna NiguelThe annual Open House and Tree Lighting with KTLA Channel 5 Host Wendy Burch as our co-hosts its coming! Festivities include holiday music, a special appearance from Santa Claus, music, hot cocoa, and a final countdown to light the spectacular 40-foot tree on the front drive. Donations will be collected for Miracles for Kids, Orange County Rescue Mission, and local dog shelters.
Snoopy HouseDecember 16-23, 2022City Hall Lawn77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CAFREEThe ever-popular annual holiday display, returns to the City Hall lawn. The event is free to the public and will include train rides, entertainment, carolers, a miniature sledding hill and pictures with Santa Claus from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Santa's Village by the SeaDecember 3, 2022Avenida Del Mar, San ClementeFREEThe City of San Clemente and the Downtown Business Association presents, Santa's Village by the Sea! One holiday event that brings the Holly Jolly Hoopla and the Glitz on Del Mar together for a night of music, food, hot chocolate, popcorn, games, and snow to San Clemente.
We recommend that you consider any finished food product containing an acidified food as an ingredient to be an acidified food covered by 21 CFR part 114. As discussed above (see section II.A of this document), an acidified food (including an acidified food used as an ingredient) can pose a risk of botulism if pH and other critical factors are not carefully controlled during processing to prevent the germination and growth of viable spores of C. botulinum.Examples of foods that may be acidified foods include:
A beloved family tradition shines even brighter this Christmas season! Experience our newest scene Celebration Lake, a floating spectacular featuring 30 dancing trees honoring 30 years of Fantasy In Lights! Be dazzled by this special tribute as you journey through the seven-mile Fantasy In Lights scenic drive, where 17 brilliantly illuminated Christmas scenes make up one of National Geographic's Top 10 Light Displays in the World! Then step off the Jolly Trolley and into the Callaway Christmas Village, where a forest of twinkling lights, gigantic snowflakes and larger-than-life ornaments enchant your whole family. Stroll through a forest of picture perfect trees on Christmas Tree Lane and stop for hot chocolate, seasonal shopping and character meet-and-greets with Rudolph, Santa and more at the Christmas Market! Make the most out of your magical night of lights with an overnight stay in a cozy Cottage, Villa or The Lodge & Spa. Plan your getaway to Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens today.
Fill the Foodbank!This drive-through event supports the Foodbank in our mission to provide nutritious food to thousands of hungry children, seniors, and families during the Holiday season.
February 17 - February 18, 2023Death by ChocolateCome play our famous annual chocolate lover's game on Chincoteague Island, VA. Complete your game card while enjoying delicious chocolate treats. Playing cards can be picked up from any participating merchant during the event. Grab that someone special or some friends and make a weekend of it! Contact Nicole at 443-614-6801 for more information.Free Two Day Event:Friday 4PM-8PMSaturday 10AM-4PMSponsor: Main Street Merchants 153554b96e