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Anaheim Hills briefs: Memorial Day Flag of Honors planned in Anaheim Hills park

The Anaheim Hills Rotary Club is planning to host a Flags of Honor event over Memorial Day weekend.

From May 28 to 31, at Eucalyptus Park, more than 250 flags will be on display from dusk to dawn. A program dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Memorial Day and the community is invited to attend.

Residents are also invited to support this special memorial effort by sponsoring a flag in honor of a loved one, first responder or veterans or someone currently serving in the military. Flags are available for $35 each and include a plague with both honoree and sponsor names that is attached to your flag.

Funds raised through this special event, as well as various fundraisers throughout the year, have enabled the Rotary Club to donate more than $10,000 to local schools in teacher grants through the club’s STEP (Supporting Teachers and Educational Programs) as well as thousands of dollars in student scholarships.

Those wishing to sponsor a flag should visit the Rotary Club website, Anaheimhillsrotary.org, and select the link for Flag Donation.

Senior art and movie time

The East Anaheim Branch Library is sponsoring an art program for seniors from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 24. The library is partnering on it with the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.

Spaces are limited, so senior citizens who would like to attend need to call the branch at 714-765-3887 to reserve a spot. Call between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

There is no charge to attend this special program.

The library branch will also be hosting a screening of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” at 3:30 p.m. on May 24, and kids are invited to enjoy the show. There will also be popcorn and crafts.

There is no charge to attend. For additional information call 714-765-3887.

North-South ball game

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim will host its 54th Orange County High School All Star Baseball Game at Glover Stadium on May 31. The event begins with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m., with the game following at 7.

The game features players representing high schools from north Orange County competing against players representing high schools in the south county, and both teams have some of the best of the best playing. This year, for the first time in the event history, includes a female player, Jillian Albayati, an outstanding varsity pitcher from Anaheim High School.

“The most rewarding part is the way the players from different schools can come together under the guidance of the six coaches to form cohesive units and play an exciting, entertaining match,” Kiwanian Frank Berry said.

Many previous players in this event have played for major leagues, including Jared Wright, Kyle Hendricks, Gary Carter and Bert Blylevin. Kawanis member, Joe Dale is event chairman.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the gate. For additional information, visit KiwanisClubOfGreaterAnaheim.org.

Shop for books

Mark your calendar for the next book sale sponsored by the Friends of Canyon Hills Library scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and June 10 at the Canyon Hills branch.

A variety of books, puzzles and games will be available at bargain prices.

For additional information, call 714-765-6444.

Women’s Connection is celebrating summer

The Women’s Connection of Anaheim, Orange and Villa Park are planning a “summer fun celebration” at its June 13 luncheon at the Black Gold Golf Club. And all women are invited.

Festivities begin with a social time and shopping from local onsite vendors at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and program at 11:30 a.m. “The History of the Wedding Dress: A Bridal Fashion Show” from commentator Deb Sammons is the scheduled program and afternoon entertainment will feature The Harmony Trio. Guest speaker Heather Roth, a busy wife and mother, will share how her “Life’s Trash Got Turned into Treasure.”

Cost to attend is $27 per person. Call Barbi Zipperian at 714-280-962 by the reservation deadline, May 26.

Celebrating the arts

On June 5, the community has the opportunity to attend the 21st annual Celebration of the Arts and Music Festival at Hurless Barton Park on Casa Loma Avenue in nearby Yorba Linda.

This event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features dozens of artisans who will exhibit a variety of handmade original fine art paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, glass, woodwork, mixed-media, photography as well as home décor items; all of which are available to purchase.

The park’s amphitheater will feature continuous live entertainment throughout the day. Food will also be available for purchase during the day-long event. Parking and admission are free.

For additional information, visit www.artsyl.org.

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

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