Spring is Here! Let's Party!

"Spring is nature's way of saying, Let's Party!" - Robin Williams

Thank you to generous friends for giving our children 
fun opportunities for adventure in March. 
Odysseo by Cavalia creates a once in a lifetime equestrian experience for our kids.

The cast and crew of Odysseo, a production created by Normand Latourell, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, designed an incredible sensory experience for our Kindergarten and Pre-K classes. Our little equestrians were invited backstage to meet the stars of the show - the horses.

They touched and groomed the horses. They felt the tackle reins and harnesses, even practicing to sit and stand on saddles. They learned what horses like to eat by touching and smelling their food. For the finale, the children and staff experienced the ground quake beneath their feet as riders surrounded them, bringing their horses to a full cantering speed.

"It was a magical experience. I watched our children actually connect with the horses. Holding one of my students, I saw the joy and excitement on his face as a horse came to us and gently sniffed his head. We are deeply grateful to Cavalia for their generosity and their understanding of the needs of our children," said Laura Curtis, Pre-K Teacher

If you leave an egg in the grass, does it make a sound? Yes - it beeps!

Newport Dunes Resort Hosts Party for Preschoolers

For more than 15 years, Newport Dunes Resort has hosted an Easter Party at their beautiful resort for the Center's preschoolers. In collaboration with the AT&T Pioneers and Save SomeBunny Rabbit Rescue, our kids had a fabulous day at the beach. 

Bomb Squad Hones Their Skills Building Beeper Eggs 

The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, Orange County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad, and Ontario Fire Department Bomb Squad used their skills to create beeper eggs for the Center. Building the electric circuits helped them hone their technical skills. In addition, they hosted a special party at the Center.  

"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer." - Unknown

UPS Volunteers Come to the Rescue

We needed a new deck and repairs for our stage. This was a major undertaking and UPS Volunteers came to the rescue. We are deeply grateful. 

Pacific Life Good Guys Build a Sensory Table

Children with visual impairments learn through sound and touch. Pacific Life Good Guys used their skills to create a unique sensory experience for our students. 

cooking with vision logo Cooking With Vision
Antonello Ristorante Cooking Demonstration

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11 AM - 1 PM

3800 S. Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92704

$55.00 per person
Proceeds benefit Blind Children's Learning Center

Antonello Ristorante has earned a sterling reputation for having served luminaries the world over. Owner Antonio Cagnolo and his wife, Fiorella, operate the restaurant and serve as high-profile emissaries for Orange County's dynamic restaurant scene through TV appearances and cooking demos. Guests will experience a sample of Antonello's vast menu of Italian fare featuring bold flavors, organic ingredients, and a light approach to preparing each dish.

Cooking demonstration by Antonio and Fiorella Cagnolo

For more information, please contact Jennifer Vu at 714.573.8888 x 2133 or jennifer.vu@blindkids.org.

  • Walk Participant (Age 8+) - $20
  • Child (Age 7 and under) - FREE
   Schedule of Events
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM
    Walk Begins
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lunch
    • Entertainment
    • Petting Zoo
    • Pony Rides
    • Sensory Play

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Blind Children's Learning Center
18542-B Vanderlip Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714.573.8888     www.blindkids.org