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Anaheim briefs: Planning Christmas brunch for the community

For 15 years, K&A Cafe and Catering has held a toy giveaway and community brunch for the holidays and the event returns again this year on Dec. 24 on West Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim.

There will be a brunch to feed families and anyone who might need some holiday cheer.

In addition to food, there will be activities for families, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus with gifts. The brunch will last from 9 a.m. to noon.

There are a variety of ways to help out.

Unwrapped toys as well as gifts geared toward tweens and teens can be donated through Dec. 18 at the K & A Café at 201 West Center Street Promenade.

Two wrapping events are scheduled. One is being organized with Cops4Kids from 3 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd. The other is planned with Providence Shared Services from 8 a.m. noon on Dec. 17 in front of The Good Food Hall, 200 W. Center St Promenade.

Information: Facebook.com/KAdowntowncafe

Clearing some space

One Day Signs will host a big giveaway and sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Robert Holton, Trevor Holton, Cody Holton and all the folks at One Day Signs are clearing some space at their facility to make room for new equipment. Big bargains are advertised on some incredible items such as furniture, a potters wheel, patio umbrellas, shelving, artists tables, lighting, sports equipment, stereo equipment, kids toys and more.

One Day Signs is at 1566 W. Embassy in Anaheim. For more information, call 714-343-3043.

Light up Anaheim

Nominate properties for Anaheim Beautiful’s annual holiday lights contest before midnight on Dec. 11. Properties will be chosen in each City Council district for awards and Miss Anaheim Beautiful will make her own selection.

And, Anaheim Beautiful is partnering with Anaheim Public Utilities to present awards for 100% LED light displays.

Properties must be in Anaheim and should remain decorated and lighted through Jan. 1. Your address will be listed on a citywide holiday lights route.  Email the property owner’s name, address, phone number and email and include a photo to [email protected]

Learn more about the PD

The Anaheim Police Department is accepting applications for the upcoming P.A.C.E. (Public Awareness Through Citizen Education) classes, which are open to those who wish to learn more about the department.

The weekly classes are offered over a 14-week period. The next session begins in February 2023. To apply call 714-765-1987.

Participants will receive basic classroom instruction by personnel from many divisions including homicide, K-9, gang prevention, forensics and more.

Things to do at the library

The Anaheim Central Library has adult programs coming up that include a Holiday Harp Musicale at 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 in its multipurpose room; Indoor Drone Flying at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13; and painting with acrylics at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 21.

RSVP for the events at [email protected] to save a spot.

For more information call 714-765-1880.

Help with transportation

There is a Senior Wheels program available to active older adults. This is a low-cost option that provides transportation for essential services.

The city’s Senior Wheels is available to those 60 and older looking for transportation to shopping, non-emergency medical appointments and to local community centers and libraries. T

To register and learn more, call the Anaheim Active Older Adult Program at 714-765-4511.

Andrea Manes shares with her neighbors events and news about the Anaheim community. If you have an event to share, contact her at [email protected] or 714-815-3885.

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