Weekend events for friends, couples and families – Orange County Register

Families

Your opportunity to shake hands with Abraham Lincoln and meet Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in America’s bloodiest battle is finally here at the Heritage Village Museum’s annual Civil War Weekend. Step back in time where cavalry, artillery, infantry and civilians from the North and South have gathered to share their war stories and battle with real weapons and live cannon demonstrations. A variety of family activities and a working blacksmith shop will also be presented – and, yes, there will be food. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6.  3101 West Harvard St., Santa Ana. heritagemuseumoc.org

Couples

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Jane Lynch – aka Sue Sylvester (“Glee”) – returns to the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach on Saturday to perform in the popular music series Concerts on the Green. “See Jane Sing,” a musical comedy cabaret show, will present songs from Broadway to cabaret with new takes on “If Wishes Were Rainbows”, “Mr. Monotony”, and “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Concerts on the Green are free with festival admission, so grab a date and check out the artwork of over 140 artists before and after singing along with Lynch’s fun show. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. 650 Laguna Canyon Road. foapom.com

Friends

Remember the grade school days when you would swap your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your friend’s pudding? Now you can do that on a bigger scale at the Central O.C. Food Swap, a part silent auction, part village marketplace and part open house where your homemade foods and canned goods become your currency to trade for other people’s homemade edible specialties. The Village in Santa Ana event is totally free, but you do have to register online in advance. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, August 6. 1505 E. 17th St., Santa Ana. facebook.com/CentralOCFoodSwap

 

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