Families can experience Oak Canyon – Orange County Register


The Oak Canyon Nature Center offers its Discover Nature Family program on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

This program includes a one hour hike led by a naturalist and is an opportunity to learn about the plants, animals, history and ecology of the canyon. The program has a different theme each week and culminates in a special live animal demonstration at the interpretive center.

Participants are reminded to wear closed shoes. The cost is a $5 family donation and registration is required for the family event. For more information, contact the Nature Center at 714-998-8380.

Women’s Group Planning Lunch in Paradise

The Women’s Connection of Anaheim, Orange and Villa Park is gearing up for a Hawaiian paradise-themed luncheon when the group reunites Aug. 8 at Black Gold Golf Club. And all women in the community are invited and encouraged to wear a favorite Hawaiian outfit.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping with on-site vendors, socializing, and making new friends. Lunch and program will follow at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature hula dancer and instructor Susan Shock. Singer Marty Mangan will entertain guests.

The special guest speaker for the day is Sue Koska, a make-up artist for TV commercials and infomercials who will share “Searching for a Father’s Love.”

Some of the day’s festivities also include first-timer gifts, hostess gifts, and opportunity drawings. The day will end at 1:30 p.m.

Reservations should be made as soon as possible by calling Barbi Zipperian at 714-280-9062.

Canyon Hills Library has activities for all ages

The Canyon Hills Library is sponsoring a youth book club from 2 to 3 p.m. on August 4 for students in grades four through eight who wish to participate.

There is no specific theme for this first book discussion, so students can select any book they have read that relates to the library’s summer reading theme: Reading Beyond beaten track. Books based on outdoor adventures, nature or travel are a few suggested topics, or check out a display rack at the branch stocked with various suggested books, or speak to one of the branch librarians for other ideas for topics.

Students are encouraged to attend and share why they would or would not recommend their selected book, and readers are urged to register all summer readings in the ReadSquared for a chance to win prizes. Going forward, the Youth Book Club will feature a different theme each month, which will be announced prior to the book discussion.

Those interested in participating should register at the Canyon Hills branch information desk.

Two new programs are also offered at the Canyon Hills Library. On August 11, the library will host a craft circle from noon to 1 p.m., open to all artisans who paint, draw, glue, stamp, or do other crafts. Take your art projects and join other crafters.

It’s a great opportunity to share ideas or progress or learn new skills.

The library branch will also host a sewing circle from noon to 1 p.m. on August 25 for those who knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch or embroider. Take your current project and sew with others.

For more information on all of these programs, contact the library at 714-765-6444.

Learn more about Club Ebell

The Ebell Club of Canyon Hills kicks off a new club year with a wine and cheese meeting and social at 5 p.m. on August 8.

All women in the community are welcome. Guests will have the opportunity to meet club members, learn about club activities and enjoy the wine and cheese evening. A tostada dinner will also be served.

The Ebell Club of Canyon Hills is a philanthropic and social organization with a diverse group of women who raise funds for various philanthropies each year. Members also get together for lunches, book clubs, card games, movies, and outings and trips. Heather Ter-Jung is the club’s current president.

If you would like to attend the August meeting, email [email protected]

East Anaheim Branch Plans Upcoming Book Discussion

Tuesday’s next Talks and Treats adult book discussion is scheduled for noon on August 9 and will be a hybrid session offering both in-person participation at the East Anaheim branch library or via Zoom.

Read “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” by Kaitleen Greenidge and participate in a lively discussion about the book.

Copies of the book are available in branch. For more information, contact the East Anaheim branch at 714-765-3887.

The Knights of Columbus can use your recycling

Recycle Saturday, sponsored by the San Antonio Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 6. This is a great opportunity to recycle your CRV beverage containers, including glass, bottles and cans, and help various Catholic charities at the same time.

Simply drive through the south church parking lot off of Solomon Drive, stay in your car, and your CRV items will be picked up for you.

Call the church office at 714-974-1416 for more information.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Contact her by phone (714-998-4604 or email ([email protected]).

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