Labor Day Weekend is Here!

Labor Day weekend is almost here, so it’s a time for many to get ready for relaxation and recharging during their much-needed break from work. Good thing there’s plenty of options on how to spend your weekend!

Looking to do something a little different to do? There’s the Asian Garden Mall. Plenty of shopping for any taste, plus so much good food that pleases everyone from the safe to the adventurous when it comes to eating Asian cuisine. Or you could be the type that just wants to keep it calm and lounge on the beach, which is just a short drive away! Sunset Beach is absolutely beautiful and watching the amazing sunsets it got its namesake from would be a great way to finish off your holiday weekend.

From all of us here at Pointe Pacific Living Apartments, whatever you choose to do, we wish you a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!

Come To a FREE Christmas Dinner For Veterans and Their Families

Taylor Made Events is doing something truly amazing this holiday season. The event company is hosting a FREE Christmas dinner for veterans and their families on Wednesday December 21st. The event, also sponsored by the Veterans Transition Support organization and the Veterans Career Collaborative are inviting all military veterans and their families to this wonderful Christmas celebration to honor their service.

The event takes place in Huntington Beach California on December 21st at 5pm and is expected to last until 8pm. The dinners includes food, music, live entertainment and plenty of friends and family looking to make Christmas special for local veterans. And of course Santa Claus will make a visit for all the children in attendance. If you are interested in attending visit the Taylor Made site below in order to get more information and RSVP for this awesome holiday event.


Events Taylor Made
7271 Murdy Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Wed, December 21, 2016
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-catered-christmas-dinner-for-veterans-and-their-families-12212016-5pm-in-huntington-beach-ca-tickets-29785701836?aff=es2

Head “Under the Sea” At the Rose Center Theater

The Christmas celebrations have already begun with shows, music and tree lightings, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about the ocean. If you are looking to try something different this December, why not revisit one of your favorite Disney Princess’ with a live performance of the classic Little Mermaid?

For select dates throughout the month of December the Rose Center Theater in Westminster will be hosting a special musical performance of Disney’s the Little Mermaid. Tickets cost $15 to $25 (which feels like steal for something this awesome)! If you are ready to sign along and fall in love with Ariel all over again, head over to the Rose Center’s website (link provided below) and find out dates and purchase tickets. Seating is limited and the play is expected to sell out. Have a blast heading under the sea this holiday season!

Rose Center Theater

14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683

Call (714) 793 – 1150 ext.

http://www.rosecentertheater.com/calendar.html

Westminster Holidays: Lemon Maple Squash Recipe

Mashed potatoes get all the glory during Thanksgiving, but if you are looking to mix things up and try something new, we have a wonderful Lemon Maple Squash recipe from the cooking experts at the Food Network. The side dish is a must-try food and will help add a bit of variety to your holiday meal. Here are the simple directions. Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Directions


Chop 4 pounds butternut squash into squares while removing the seeds. Put the squash cut-side up on a large sheet pan. Next mix ⅓ of a cup maple syrup, 1/3 cup of water, juice from a medium sized lemon, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper (just a pinch).

Next, pour the mix on top of the squash and add 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake everything for roughly 20 minutes at 350 degrees. After, flip the squash and let it bake until caramelized (usually about another 25 minutes).

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/lemon-maple-squash-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Get FREE Goodies This Thanksgiving at the Westminster Mall

Thanksgiving is next week, which is great, but the thing we’re waiting for is Black Friday. If you are a fan of shopping and receiving free goodies, the Westminster mall will be giving away a goodie bag to the first 250 mall shoppers this Thanksgiving. So on top of all the great sales, you’ll get some FREE stuff as well.

The giveaway starts at 6pm and will take place in front of the Target on the lower level. The mall is scheduled to stay open until 1am on Thanksgiving night, so you might want to plan dinner a little earlier so you can grab some of this free stuff. Check out the mall’s website to get further details about the giveaway. Have a great Thanksgiving and a peaceful Black Friday shopping day.

November 24 – November 25

6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

 

http://westminstermall.com/events-news/event/thanksgiving-free-giveaways!

Healthy Eating Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful. The food is great, the family is amazing, but the extra pounds that add up can be an unwanted addition. But don’t worry because this blog is definitely health conscious, so here are a few healthy eating tips for surviving the holidays.

 

Walk after meals: walking after meals can help your stomach settle and burn calories faster. The worst thing you can do is eat a big meal and lie down on the couch. Start a routine this holiday season where you talk a nice family walk after big meals.

 

Veggie overload: veggies can get lost in the holiday meal mix with all those carb loaded treats. This year decide to add more veggies into the mix and less carbs. Sure mac and cheese is great but broccoli and corn are just as good.

 

Lots of water: water can be your best friend when trying to stay healthy. Decide to drink nothing but water and do not touch any sugary drinks. Water can help curb your appetite will helping to keep your organs clean and running smoothly.

Run the Miracles Babies 5k and Support a Wonderful Cause

The end of the year is always a wonderful time to give back and support a few local charities. This year Orange County will host its 1st Annual Miracle Babies 5K in Orange County, to raise awareness for families with babies in a NICU. The NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit that focusing on the care ill or premature infants.

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This year’s event takes place on November 13, and features a superhero theme, so even though Halloween is over, you can still dress up as Superman or any person you consider to be a superhero like a soldier or firefighter. Every racer receives a shirt and medal at the finish line.

Registration Fees
1 Mile Walk/Run – $25

YOUTH 5k Walk/Run – FREE (12 and under)
Includes: registration for 5k,  race bib and finisher medal.

VIRTUAL 1 Mile or 5k – $25
If you can’t make it to the event, you can complete one mile at any location (even on a treadmill in your house) and still donate and receive a finisher medal.

https://localraces.com/events/anaheim-ca/rockin-the-marina-2016

3 Easy Halloween Safety Tips To Try This Year in Westminster

Halloween is less than two weeks away and while most of us are preparing for parties, decorating the house, and getting the little ones excited for this awesome holiday, there is one important thing we should worry about: safety. While Halloween is typically safe, the event does take place at night and on the streets, so here are a few simple tips to think about.

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Reflexive tape: staying lit is the number 1 key to being safe on Halloween. Trick-or-Treating takes place at night when many people are still in rush hour traffic. Be sure your kids are well lit for oncoming cars.

 

No mask: do not let your kids wear costumes with mask, as they will only cause accidents and other issues. Being able to see their surroundings is your kids’ number 1 priority.

 

For drivers: turn on your lights as soon as possible. Also be careful around alley ways and other areas with low visibility.

Westminster Pumpkin Decorating Tips

Since Halloween is less than a month away, let’s go over some simple pumpkin decorating tips in this week’s blog. Have a happy and spooky Halloween.

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Use glitter: if you want to skip the mess of carving, glue glitter all over your pumpkins. Your little ones will love the activity and the pumpkin will look nice.

 

Turn it into a bowl: cut the pumpkin in half and clean it out. Afterward you can use the pumpkin as an ice bowl to hold drinks or other things.

 

Paint it: again, another way to skip the carving is by painting your pumpkin. You can grab a template or just paint shapes and colors.

Explore The Parks in Westminster

Westminster is a wonderful community with a host of excellent parks. Once Fall rolls around, spending a chilly evening walking or playing in a park is one of life’s great joys. You can grab a stylish sweater, hot chocolate, and have a little fun. Here is a quick list of two great locations to take advantage of near your Westminster apartment. Both locations have a picnic area, jogging trails and playgrounds for the kids. Have fun and enjoy the Fall at the part.

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Liberty Park

13900 Monroe

Westminster, CA 92683

Phone number(714) 891-6678

 

Buckingham Park

6502 Homer St

Westminster, CA 92683