February is prime time for exploring passion.
And passion isn’t only about romance.
It’s also about a dedication and devotion so great it must be noted in a great way.
Orange County teachers and employees demonstrate this kind of passion every single day in the work they do in educating and caring for children.
Parenting OC’s annual Top Teachers & Employees of OC awards ceremony returns again to honor these educators and employees for all the good works they do. Read more about the event and nominees in our feature this month.
Of course, Valentine’s Day is also a hot topic this time of year. We wanted to know where our readers go to celebrate the big day — so we asked. You won’t want to miss their recommendations for Valentine’s Day hotspots in Orange County.
And for those who prefer to celebrate the month by taking a mini vacation, we have a romantic La Jolla getaway feature just for you.
We also can’t forget another special member of the family while planning Valentine’s Day adventures. Pets in the Family has got you covered with some local suggestions on where to spend some quality time with your dog.
Also, if you want to give your special someone something sweet, but want to think outside the box of chocolate, check out Foodie Jr., which offers up some chocolate in unusual combinations.
Continuing our exploration of various forms of passion, February is also our Camps Issue. We found some niche summer camps that teach a love of everything from math to sewing. Find out how they do it.
What’s Hot highlights a different kind of passion — a love of music. The 2020 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show recently came to the Anaheim Convention Center. We feature some hot picks from this annual music industry convention that are sure to intrigue all those budding musicians.
The Pause Button this month explores a big passion for many OC residents — the ocean. It’s the height of whale-watching season, but there’s also a lot of other fun activities surrounding the ocean to explore as a family.
It’s a time to explore all levels of passion — or maybe find a new one. Whatever the case may be, have a fun, love-filled month of adventure.