Retail Therapy: Big savings on Big Ideas

Scrappin' sale: Scrapbooking and paper-crafting superstar Me and My Big Ideas will host a huge sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at its warehouse, 20321 Valencia Circle, Lake Forest. Enjoy a sizable discount on papers, stickers, embellishments and much more. Information:

Stylish art: Fashion Island is partnering with the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, when the Newport Beach shopping center's atrium lawn will become a free children's arts and crafts festival. For more information, visit

Bridal bargains: Stop by the Orange County Bridal Boutique's "Say Yes to the Dress" sample sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the OC Bridal Loft, 1801 E. Heim St., No. 208, Orange. Most of the inventory will be under $1,000. Designers include Maggie Sottero and Mori Lee. RSVP to (562) 405-7794.

For the bees: Robert Allen and Fred Roberts Jr. will speak on "Wildflowers and Their Pollinators" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Interpretive Center, 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Admission is $5. Information:

Tee up: A Travis Mathew golf apparel warehouse sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 14520 Delta Lane, Unit 104, Huntington Beach. Save on apparel and accessories, and get a free gift with purchase while supplies last. Items will be restocked both days, so don't worry about arriving early for this one. Information:

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a new local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact CANDICE BAKER at

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