A look at what's going down and coming up for Rancho Santa Margarita and residents of the surrounding area.
• Monday is designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 and honors the victims of the Nazi era.
• Breakfast is part of the Mission Hills Preview on Thursday. You'll need to RSVP for this event to learn the difference between Mission Hills Christian School and some of the other options available. Click here for details.
• Tuesday is the meeting of the Saddleback Valley Toastmasters at Carrow's Restaurant in Laguna Hills. Click here for more details.
• If clutter plays too big a role in your life, you'll want to pay special attention to hear "clutterologist" Penny Lambright speak at the Rancho Santa Margarita Library on Wednesday, 7 p.m. Click here for details.
• The Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed some outstanding growth over the past couple of years, and if you've ever been interested in knowing other business leaders in town, you should attend the member appreciation party and membership drive on Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m., at RSM Honda. The event is free.
• If you're a member of SAMLARC, you'll be interested in a meet the candidates forum on Thursday at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center from 6-9 p.m. The regular meeting of SAMLARC is Tuesday and the topic of discussion will be recommendations of the Water Safety committee.
• One of Rancho Santa Margarita's most engaging new businesses, UFC Gym, is celebrating its first birthday party on Saturday. Click here for more details.
• Hoping for a little help in getting a handle on being a good parent? A free parenting conference is Saturday presented by Kingdom Life Academy Elementary and Junior High at Calvary Chapel RSM. It's free but you should RSVP. Click here for more details.
• A local fitness studio with a balletic twist, Pure Barre, will hold its ribbon cutting event on Saturday, 6:30 p.m., in Antonio Plaza, Suite C 150.
• Enrollment for the Saddleback Running Club is under way. Click here for more details.
• Orange County can be a very predictable place, but the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has an antidote in the annual Off-Center Festival. There’s a still a week left to sample innovative entertainment, DJs and food trucks.
• If you're looking for musical entertainment in South O.C., this week The Coach House features Eagles tribute band Desperado ($15) on Friday, Dokken ($30) on Saturday, and on Feb. 4 the O.C. Music Awards.
• If you want to watch the Super Bowl and help some charities at the same time, give some consideration to Generation Give's fourth annual Super Celebration at the Mission Viejo Country Club. Click here for details.• Attention husbands, boyfriends and significant others: Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away. Now is a good time to think about gifts and make restaurant reservations. Don’t say you weren’t told!
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