The Oak Canyon Nature Center offers its Discover Nature Family Program on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
This program includes an hour-long hike led by a naturalist and is an opportunity to learn about the canyon’s plants, animals, history and ecology. The program has a different theme each week and ends with a special live animal demonstration at the interpretive center.
Participants are reminded to wear close-toed shoes. The cost is a $5 family donation and registration is required for the all-family event. For additional 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 meets on Aug. 8 at the 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 onsite vendors, socializing and making new friends. Lunch and program follow at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature hula dancer and instructor Susan Shock. Vocalist Marty Mangan will entertain guests.
The day’s special guest speaker is Sue Koska, a make-up artist for TV commercials and infomercials who will share “In Search of a Father’s Love.”
Some of the day’s festivities also includes first timer gifts, hostess gifts and opportunity drawings. The day will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Reservations need to be made ASAP 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 Aug. 4 for students in grades four through eight who would like to participate.
There is no specific theme for this first book discussion, so students may select any book they have read related to the library’s Summer Reading theme: Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Books based on outdoor adventures, nature or travel are a few suggested topics, or check out a display at the branch filled with various suggested books, or talk to one of the branch librarians for further topic ideas.
Students are invited to attend and share why they would or would not recommend the book they have selected, and readers are reminded to record all summer reading in the ReadSquared for a chance to win prizes. In the future, 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 sign up at the Canyon Hills branch information desk.
There are also two new programs being offered at the Canyon Hills Library. On Aug. 11, the library will host a crafting circle from noon to 1 p.m., open to all crafters who paint, draw, glue, stamp or do other crafts. Take your artistic projects and join other crafters.
This is a great opportunity to share ideas or progress or learn new crafts.
The library branch will also host a stitching circle from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 25 for those who knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch or needlepoint. Take your current project and stitch with others.
For additional information about all of these programs, contact the library at 714-765-6444.
Learn more about the Ebell Club
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 Aug. 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 social. 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 luncheons, book clubs, card games, movies as well as outings and trips. Heather Ter-Jung is current club president.
If you are interested in attending the August meeting, send an email to [email protected]
East Anaheim branch plans next book discussion
The next Tuesday Talks and Treats adult book discussion is scheduled for noon on Aug. 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 of the book.
Copies of the book are available at the branch. For additional information, contact the East Anaheim branch at 714-765-3887.
Knights of Columbus can use your recycling
Recycle Saturday, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of San Antonio Catholic Church, is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 6. This is a great opportunity to recycle your CRV beverage containers, including glass, bottles and cans, and help the various Catholic charities at the same time.
Just drive through the church’s south parking lot off Solomon Drive, stay in your car and your CRV items will be removed for you.
Call the church office at 714-974-1416 for additional information.
Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Reach her by phone (714-998-4604 or e-mail ([email protected]).