Spring Faire & Butterfly House Opening

May 4, 2014; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Come and join the fun at our 9th Annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening!  View our Children’s Art Show, “Wildlife of the OC”.  Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants. Visit Orange County’s only butterfly house.  Purchase native plants and attract butterflies and birds to your own yard. Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts! Decorate your body with face paint or henna.  Get a massage from the nice folks from Greet the Day!  Play nature games, attend “Story Time”, see a live Bird of Prey presentation from the OC Bird of Prey Center, and learn more about wolves from Wolf Totem Ambassadors!  Check out pictures from last year’s Spring Faire! Learn more about being a Corporate Sponsor, or find out how to  take part of our “Taste of Orange County” showcase HERE.

Children’s Art Show & Contest

Children, ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art at the Spring Faire! The theme is “Wildlife of the OC”. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories. Prizes provided by Art Supply WarehouseSusie CakesBruxie Waffles, and the ENC’s Nature’s Gifts store.

Taste of Orange County

Enjoy the best beverages and food OC has to offer from local restaurants like Kean Coffee, Native Foods, Sensitive Sweets, Pie-Not, Veronicakes, Mi Casa, Avanti Café, Jay’s Catering, Which Wich, Bristol Farms, 24 Carrots, Vivo Events and the Alley.  Learn more on our Taste of Orange County page.  Email us if you’re a restaurateur that would like to participate.

Butterflies!

Orange County’s only butterfly house will re-open on May 4! Come check out  Orange County native butterflies and the plants they depend on to live. Host plants are munched by caterpillars;  nectar plants provide nectar to the adult butterflies.

Native Plant Sale

Are you ready to SAVE MONEY on water and landscape maintenance?  Whether your goal is to draw more butterflies or birds to your yard, save water, reduce pesticide use, or showcase color throughout the year, native plants can help! We’ll have native milkweed, beach aster, yarrow, seaside daisy, monkey flower, coast sunflower, white sage and more!

Children’s Crafts

Join Girl Scout Troop 985 to participate in a variety of fun crafts!  Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts like bottle cap chicks, egg carton spiders and lady bird beetles, TP roll bees, cork boats and animal head jars!

Face Painting & Henna Tattoos

Visit the Spring Faire and decorate your body!  Our face painters will be on hand to paint butterflies and caterpillars on your face, while our henna artists create beautiful designs on hands and feet.  All fees benefit our environmental education programs.

on the “Fire Circle Stage”

The Young Singers of Orange County will perform from 10:15 – 10:45. Students from Community Roots Academy will be on hand to read a spring themed book that they wrote themselves (show times at both 11AM and 12PM)!  Watch a live Bird of Prey Presentation at 1PM, and learn all about wolves from Wolf Totem Ambassadors at 2PM.   Check the schedule HERE.

Live Animals

Live hawks and owls from the OC Bird of Prey Center will be on display.  Wolf Totem Ambassadors will be on hand with their ambassador wolves. OC Reptile Rescue will be on hand with a variety of amazing reptiles and invertebrates. Francisco the Bug Guy will have tarantulas, stick bugs, scorpions, madagascar cockroaches, and centipedes!

To volunteer at the Spring Fair, register HERE.

Thank you to our Spring Faire Sponsors!  See our Food Sponsors HERE.

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