5 free things to do in Orange County, Jan. 21-27 – Orange County Register

 Sunday, Jan. 21

At Peters Canyon Regional Park’s monthly 3rd Sunday Restoration Day, help the park rangers remove invasive and non-native plants to keep native habitat healthy, in turn helping the wildlife thrive.  Please bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks and gloves, and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Register beforehand at ocparks.com

Monday, Jan. 22

Come to the Cypress Library with your young children for a fun session that involves books, songs, rhymes and activities. The event is designed for children 18-35 months old and their favorite caregivers. Free, no registration required. Enter through the Program Room door accessible on the north side of the building. 9:30-10 a.m. 5331 Orange Ave, Cypress. 714-826-0350.

Thursday, Jan. 25

The Laguna Art Museum will host a talk by Reilly Rhodes, the author of “Winslow Homer from Poetry to Fiction — the Engraved Works,” followed by a book-signing.The art of Winslow Homer, one of America’s great 19th-century artists, is illustrated in Rhodes’ book with didactic interpretation and accompanied by photos that have never before been published or exhibited. Homer skillfully captured a cross section of American society in monochromatic engravings during the pre-war years, the Civil War and the following decade. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. Advance tickets are recommended. Call 949-494-8971 x203.

Thursday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 28

Ever been to a consignment sale? Up, Up and Away is a big one, it’s free, and it happens only four times a year in Orange County, for four days each time. Lots of parents use it to buy clothes and toys on the cheap for their growing families. It’s just as useful for those who want to divest themselves of things they don’t need anymore. There’ll be 40,000 items marked at up to 90 percent off retail. Check out the Up Up and Away Kids Consignment Facebook page to receive current sales updates, pictures of the latest inventory being dropped off, as…

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