Teen volunteers needed for summer library fun – Orange County Register

The Canyon Hills Library is recruiting teen volunteers to help in the library this summer.

Volunteers are needed June through August and can be in grades nine through 12. This is also an opportunity to earn school volunteer hours.

Those interested should swing by the library to submit a volunteer application and should also plan to attend the mandatory volunteer orientation meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on May 31. Call the library information desk at 714-765-6444 for more information.

Also, those age 12 to 18 can stop by the front desk at Canyon Hills Library throughout the month to pick up a “Lit Loot Bag.”

The bags contain an assortment of goodies such as a journal, lip balm, outdoor sun paper art activity, snacks and more. Bags are free and available while supplies last.

Canyon Hills plans under-the-sea bible school

Registration is currently open for Summer Vacation Bible School hosted by the Children’s Ministry of Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church.

This year’s theme is Scuba, and the fun and exciting events planned will include games, Bible stories, snacks and various fun activities where kids have the opportunity to experience an amazing fun-filled “undersea” adventure as they learn more about the love of God.

The VBS camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on July 8 through 12 in the Church Fellowship Hall and is open to all kids in the community in the fourth through sixth grade.

Early registration is $25 per family (regular fee of $30 per family begins in June). For additional information or to register online visit www.canyonhillspc.org.

New leaders for Ebell Club

An installation of the newly elected board members of the Ebell Club of Canyon Hills for the 2024-25 club year was held during a recent luncheon meeting at Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill.

Installing officers, and incoming 1st vice presidents, Nancy Bertocchini and Joy Lais highlighted many of the exceptional qualities of new club President Susan Harker by creatively incorporating each letter of her first name into the installation ceremony.

Other Board members included: Jean Rico and Yolanda Narvaez, 2nd vice presidents, ways and means; Mary Ohanian, 3rd vice president, membership; Gayle Cornejo and Sue Shuckhart, 4th vice presidents, programs; Dee Dee Hotchkiss, 5th vice president, social; Patti Faiman, recording secretary; Jeanne Bullington, corresponding secretary; Mai Hinwood, treasurer, Donna Frize, parliamentarian and Claudia Thielmann, bulletin.

Harker has selected “Celebrating Friendships with a Grateful Heart, Hugs and Humor” as her theme.

Membership is open to all women in the community interested in fun, friendship and the community. For additional information, contact Susan at 714-281-4279.

AAPI celebrations planned

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the East Anaheim Library.

Members from Canyon High School cultural clubs representing Cambodia and the Philippines will participate in this special celebration offering additional cultural information and all family craft opportunities.

Additionally, the East Anaheim branch will continue the celebration offering Sunday Movie Matinee choices to accompany the theme; both movies will be at noon with May 19 featuring “Turning Red” and May 26 featuring “Mulan.”

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

New leaders for Assistance League

The Assistance League of Anaheim installed new officers during a dinner meeting held recently at the Ebell Clubhouse of Anaheim.

Board members for the 2024-25 club year include: Reon Boydstun Howard, president; Christina Rice, 1st vice president, membership; Lori Lubin, 2nd vice president, resource and development; Susan Kelleher Holtz, 3rd vice president, philanthropic programs; Cathy Garrett, treasurer and Carol Bostwick, secretary.

Last month members of ALA had the opportunity to participate in the Capstone Event held at Ball Junior High, which encourage eighth-grade students to present their accomplishments over the last two years. Students write and design their own power point presentations sharing their school experiences and future goals. Members were part of the panel consisting of teachers, parents, students and community members.

For additional information about the Assistance League, email hilach2k@gmail.com.

Celebrate summer with Women’s Connection

The Anaheim Hills, Orange and Villa Park Women’s Connection will host a summer celebration on June 10 at the Black Gold Golf Club. And all women are invited.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for socializing and shopping with onsite vendors, followed by luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature a demonstration on “how to pack smarter for your next trip” by Kate Carey, a travel package specialist.

The talented Harmony Trio will be back to provide the afternoon entertainment. Guest speaker Yrena Niewald will share how to find peace in an uncertain world. The day concludes at 1:30 p.m.

Cost to attend is $32 and those wishing to attend should contact Barbi Zipperian at 714-280-9062 by the May 27 reservation deadline.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Reach her by phone (714-998-4604 or e-mail (smhlapcich@sbcglobal.net).

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