Grab lawn chairs and a picnic for evenings of music in the park with family. Bands range from country and rock to '80s and pop. Sundays, July 8-Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m. Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge. Free.
WATCH A MOVIE ON THE LAWN
Movies on the Lawn at the Orange County Great Park continue July 6 with Clambake and July 7with Peter Rabbit, and conclude July 14 with The Greatest Showman. Arrive at 6:30 p.m.; movies start at dusk. Free.
VOLUNTEER FOR GLOBAL VILLAGE EVENT Be a part of Irvine's largest community event in celebration of diversity and cultural heritage. Volunteers are needed Sept. 21-23 to assist in all areas of the Irvine Global Village Festival. Registration is now open.
SEE PACIFIC SYMPHONY PERFORM LIVE
Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Pacific Symphony. Before the concert, a Musical Playground for Children features interactive kids' activities. 5:30 p.m.July 29. Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge.
TEST CHESS SKILLS AT TOURNAMENT
Non-rated and rated players ages 6-18 are invited to test their skills this summer and compete in the Orange County Great Park's Chess Tournament. Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $30/player. Registration required.
MAKE S'MORES OVER A CAMPFIRE
Spend an evening with friends and family singing songs, storytelling and making s'mores. Ages 3+; adults must accompany children younger than 18. Friday, Aug. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Turtle Rock Nature Center. $5/person.
SPLASH AND SWIM IN THE POOL
Bring your kids to the pool for recreational swimming at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, featuring a water slide, springboards and inflatable obstacle course. Hours and activities vary. $2 per child; $4 per adult.
PLAY OUTDOOR GAMES WITH FAMILY
Bring the family to the park and enjoy a day of lawn games, board games and more. Activities will be held next to the Visitors Center at the Orange County Great Park. Saturday, July 28.10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
LEARN FROM ARTISTS AT WORKSHOPS
Join a weaving workshop with Lesley Kice Nishigawara on July 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., or go behind the scenes of Eric Stoner's multimedia collage process Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prices vary; registration required.