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From celebrations of nature and a PGA Tour stop in the Newport Beach -- here's your guide to O.C. events and happenings during the month of March.

Stars on Ice

When: Mar 3
Where: Honda Center
The Stars on Ice tour comes to the O.C. city of Anaheim for one night only, with performances from top figure skaters Sasha Cohen, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Ilia Kulik, Kurt Browning. Adult tickets start at $32.

Festival of Whales

When: Mar 3-4, 10-11
Where: Dana Point Harbor

This festival celebrating the peek of migrating season for the California Gray Whale, features events over two weekends, including a parade, whale watching tours, a block party, educational exhibits and activities for kids. See website for event and ticket information.

Laguna Beach a la Carté

When: Mar 8-11
Where: Varies
This "food and wine experience" is a foodie event featuring special menus at restaurants throughout Laguna Beach, a charity food and wine festival benefiting the CHOC Children's Hospital, a gospel brunch, and so much more. See the website for participating restaurants and event details.

Super Hero Pub Crawl

When: Mar 10
Where: Downtown Huntington Beach
The O.C. Weekly hosts this fourth annual pub crawl where you get to dress up like your favorite super hero, crawl the bars in downtown Huntington Beach and have a grand ole time. Go hardcore and enter for a chance to win a ride on the Pub Crawl Party Bus.

Toshiba Golf Classic

When: Mar 12-18
Where: Newport Beach Country Club
This golf tournament is the only official PGA event held in Orange County and includes both the professional and Pro-Am competitions, as well as a calendar of special events. Tickets start at $20 for a single day and group packages are also available. Visit the website for additional details.

El Presidente Ball

When: Mar 17
Where: El Adobe Restaurant
As part of the San Juan Capistrano celebration of the Swallows, the Fiesta Association hosts this annual dinner dance in the theme of “How the West Was Fun.” In keeping with the theme, attire should be Western, Spanish, Mexican or early Californian. Tickets are available at Fiesta Association meetings and expected to sell out.

Orange County Career Fair

When: Mar 22
Where: Sheraton Park Hotel; Anaheim
This job fair features companies hiring in various industries, including: accounting, food and financial services, sales and marketing, hospitality, customer service and more. Tip: Be prepared for the possibility of employers interviewing and hiring on the spot.

Swallows Parade

When:Mar 24
Where: Downtown San Juan Capistrano
The Celebration of the Swallows culminates in this 54th annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado. While the Swallows don’t return to San Juan, the Swallows Day celebrations bring together the community to honor the local history with music, dancing and other festivities. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m.; street closures take effect at 10:00 a.m., so arrive early.

The Great Gatsby Gala

When: Mar 24
Where: Kaleidiscope, Mission Viejo
Join the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation for there annual fundraiser featuring dinner, dancing and three silent auctions. Tickets start at $50 and a table for 10 is $500. Proceeds benefit public schools serving the Ladera Ranch area.

Festival of Goddesses

When: Mar 31
Where: Forum Theater, Laguna Beach
This event celebrates the goddess in every woman through various types of performing arts and entertainment. Tickets start at $65 and proceeds benefit Laura’s House, a non-profit providing support and services to victims of domestic violence.

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