‘57 fun things to do in FV

‘57 fun things to do in Fountain Valley

As a nod to our city’s birth in 1957, here’s a list of 57 ideas for your family activities on 5-7-2012.

57 Things to Do in Fountain Valley1. Shop in Fountain Valley. I hear you can get tons of great deals at Costco on Newhope.
2. Get healthy, stay fit and visit the local fitness clubs where plenty of classes and activities are
offered. I prefer LA Fitness.
3. Enjoy the beauty of Mile Square Park: Catch a
fish, rent a surrey or roam the Nature Center.
Walk, jog, or bike around the park.
4. Dine out! Fountain Valley boasts more than
100 restaurants.
5. Take your children to the Easter Egg Hunt in April.
6. Go to breakfast for $2 at the Mayor’s Breakfast on the third Thursdays in the Saltzer Conference Room at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital.
7. Enjoy your FV library. Borrow not just books, but DVD’s, CD’s or magazines. Join the Friends and
buy at their used bookstore where proceeds support the library.
8. Visit Prehistoric Pets and see amazing reptiles.
9. Check out the Veteran’s Memorial next to the library. Special services are held on Veterans and Memorial Days at 10 a.m.
10. Learn about the city on its Web site at www.fountainvalley.org
11. It’s our city’s birthday in June! Attend the annual Summerfest, the city’s birthday event,
at the Fountain Valley Sports Park.
12. Attend the FV Classic Car Show, whichi is part of Summerfest.
13. Jog, walk or cycle along the Santa Ana River
trail.
14. Enjoy a neighborhood park.
15. Host a neighborhood block party.
16. Read great people stories in the Fountain Valley Living Magazine.
17. Attend the Fountain Valley Live Summer Concerts in the Park on Thursday evenings in
July at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center’s great lawn.
18. Go to the Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo during a Summer Concert in the Park.
19. Go to a health seminar or screening at one of the medical centers.
20. Join a volunteer club in Fountain Valley.
21. Get to know businesses via the Chamber of Commerce Web site, http://www.fvchamber.com
22. Check out Boomers! for lots of family fun.
23. Enjoy sports, plays and musical performances at one of Fountain Valley’s high schools.
24. Get involved with the Neighborhood Watch Program and National Night Out, the first Tuesday in August.
25. See a movie on a big screen in one of the city’s parks (Fridays in August).
26. Join your local civic clubs in recognizing the Students of the Month and Teacher of the Year.
27. Meet friends at The Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center.
28. Enjoy the Heritage Park Historical Society Summer Ice Cream Social.
29. Attend the Fire Station open house in October.
30. Visit Heritage Park and the FV Historical Society. The Open House is usually the first Saturday of the month.
31. Put on your gowns and tuxedos for the Mayor’s Ball in the fall.
32. Get your tickets for the O.C. Chocolate Festival, in November. www.OCchocolatefestival.com
33. Join us at a pancake breakfast hosted by a local service club.
34. Take a class through the city’s Recreation & Community Services Department. See the Fountain Pen and sign up for a class.
35. Rollerskate at Fountain Valley Skate Center.
36. Taste local fare at the “Taste of Fountain Valley” in November.
37. See your city at work. Attend a City Council or a commission meeting.
38. Check activities at local churches and temple.
39. Plant a tree. Join community groups at designated tree-planting events. Live
40. Welcome Santa to Fountain Valley at the Annual City Tree lighting at the Recreation Center on the first Saturday night in December.
41. Gather in Heritage Park for Christmas caroling with the Historical Society at “Christmas in the Gazebo” in December.
42. Golf, anyone? Miniature golf at Boomers!, or 18 holes at Mile Square and David L. Baker golf courses.
43. Attend the Fountain Valley Living Magazine Party in February.
44. Attend luncheons and activities at the Senior Center.
45. Take your family through the “Christmas tract” open from dusk to 10 p.m. during the weeks
leading up to Christmas. The tract is northwest of Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue.
46. Meet local legislators at the annual Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception.
47. Sign up for the Fit to be Square 5K Walk & Run in February.
48. Go bouncing at Frogg’s Bounce House.
49. Enroll your children in a dance, gymnastics, or martial arts class at Fountain Valley academies.
50. Join an adult sports league through the Recreation Center.
51. Participate in the “Relay for Life” in May or June at Fountain Valley High School to support the American Cancer Society.
52. Attend a high school drama at FVHS or LAHS.
53. Donate toys at the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive with the Fire Department before Christmas
54. Play poker at the FV Community Foundation Poker Tournament and support a local charity or sports group.
55. Shop and get great deals at the Holiday Faire at the Library in December or at their Spring Faire.
56. Go bowling at Fountain Bowl.
57. Enjoy a game of basketball, pickleball, badminton, tennis or handball with friends at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.

So these are 57 things to do in Fountain Valley, just to name a few! I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you’ve done ALL 57!

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What to Do in Fountain Valley, CA

What to Do in Fountain Valley, CA

For everyone that thinks Fountain Valley is boring, this video is for you. It is a short video that is truly cheesy, yet still maintains a level of cuteness.

What can you do?
1. Archery at OC Archery
2. Bowling at Fountain Bowl
3. Fishing at Mile Square Park
4. Running, Dancing/Acting Classes and more at Fountain Valley Sports Center
5. Golf
6. Putting, Go-Carts at Boomers. Ask about their Unlimited Attractions and All-you-Can-Eat Buffet!
7. Skating at Fountain Valley Skate Center. Check out their weekly specials.

So, there is plenty to do here in Fountain Valley. Check your friendly neighborhood Fountain Valley Blog for community events like the Miss Fountain Valley Pageant, the Easter Egg Hunt, Concerts in the Park, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and more! You’ll be in the know. All you have to do is go out and have fun!

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up!

The last mixer at Rosy Dental was a lot of fun. Come join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the Viet-American Chamber of Commerce in a joint mixer on Wed April 11 from 6pm to 9pm just south of Fountain Bowl near the cross streets of Brookhurst & Slater. The address will be 17330 Brookhurst Street Suite 100, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Entrance for Members will be $5 and for Non-Members will be $10. Food and drinks will be provided.

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Come out to meet new people

Pamper Yourself

Bella Vi Mind Body Spa in Fountain Valley is having a Travelzoo Local Promotion where you can get a relaxing time at the spa for a substantial discount. The Deal includes an hour Swedish Massage, a sixty minute facial, and a complimentary hour-long yoga session. Normally $133, Bella Vi is offering all this for $59. (At more than 50% off, I may try this out myself!) Go pamper yourself. Take time to give back to your body and do your health. You’ll be feeling rejuvenated at the end of your spa trip. Come out and see what awaits you at your local Fountain Valley spa getaway!

Wow! 10,000 Views

Thank you, everyone, for coming to my humble space on the internet. This little exploration into blogging as an SEO side project has taught me a lot about our city and our surrounding area. I have learned to appreciate all the neighbors and local businesses that we have. I have realized that I love living here in Southern California, particularly in Fountain Valley. I hope to continue to keep everyone abreast of all the Free and Fun Local Events here in Fountain Valley. Come back to visit soon!

Miss Fountain Valley Pageant

The Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant for 2012 is this Saturday March 10 at 6 pm. The pageant will be held at the Saigon Performing Arts Center. Twenty young Fountain Valley women will be competing in areas such as evening wear, swimsuit, on-stage question, and platform. Platform gives these young women an opportunity to voice their support for a certain cause or charity.

Come out on Saturday to the Saigon Performing Arts Center to take part in history. This will be the first pageant to be held in 20 years. Your local business can sponsor or support Fountain Valley and the scholarship pageant.