5 free things to do this week in Orange County, Sept. 17-23 – Orange County Register

Why sit home because you don’t want to spend any money? Here are five things to do this week that cost nothing at all:


Woo woo. Ride the rails of the miniature Goat Hill Junction Railroad on a five-mile track through Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third weekend of each month. Kids must be old enough to walk. Free, but donations and volunteers are welcome. 2525 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. ocmetrains.org


If you have a little one it’s Toddler Tuesday in the Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum. From 10 a.m. to noon, find live entertainment, crafts, kids activities and more. Location: 670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine. Learn more: 949-753-5180 or shopirvinespectrumcenter.com


Enjoy a free Concert Hour at Saddleback College from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 101 and the McKinney Theatre. Adjunct faculty member Joshua Ranz will perform a clarinet recital that will include pieces by Bernstein, Brahms, and a collection of famous arias. Ranz is principal clarinet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as principal clarinet of the New West Symphony since September 2013 and acting principal clarinet of the Pacific Symphony since June, 2014. 28000 Marguerite Pkwy. Mission Viejo. Free parking in Lot 12, off Theatre Circle and the Marguerite entrance. Learn more: saddleback.edu/arts


See “Best in Show” at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach, next to the pier. Movie starts at sunset. Bring your chair and blanket. Learn more: moviesintheparksb.com


Join the Irvine Global Village Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for live music, dance, cultural displays, demonstrations and fun things in a huge Kids Village with puppet shows and bouncers. Parking and admission free. Food available for purchase. Location: Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. Learn more: legacy.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/

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