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4 • Life in L a Habra • Fall 20 08

Contents FALL 2008

Business is the Lifeblood: page 5 Sales tax is second to property tax as the City’s largest revenue source and is used for a variety of general City purposes… Feature Story: page 8 Serving the needs of the La Habra community is a yearround, full-time job... City News: page 10 On Monday, June 2nd, the City Council approved the City’s Fiscal Year 2008-09 municipal budget. This $68.1 million budget included $33.8 million for the General Fund… Chamber of Commerce: page 17 Meet the newest Chamber members and see how the Chamber can help your local business thrive in our community… Where in La Habra?: page 18 Can you figure out where these photos were taken? City News City Employee Giving Program .....................................7 Water Sources ..............................................................12 Household Hazardous Waste .......................................13 La Habra Vital City Service Measure ...........................15 City Numbers to Remember........................................19 Parkway Trees ..............................................................20 New Animal Shelter.....................................................21 Class and Recreation Guide Registration Info..........................................................22 Class Location Info......................................................23 Activities for Kids ........................................................24 Children’s Museum......................................................25 Activities for Adults .....................................................33 Activities for Seniors ....................................................44 Trips for Everyone .......................................................47


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City News: Top 25 Businesses

The Business Ambassador program was established last year to recognize the contributions of these top sales tax producers. Representatives from the City Council and City staff personally visit each of these businesses to learn more about their operations, answer questions and provide assistance on any concerns that the businesses may have. Businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy, and they actively participate in local events and programs. In fact, the business community is an integral part of La Habra’s caring community. When residents “Shop La Habra” they support these local businesses and the programs and services provided within the La Habra community. The Top 25 Businesses for 2007, in alphabetical order, are:

Albertsons Bed Bath & Beyond Burch Ford Chevron Costco Don Steves Chevrolet HD Supply Repair & Remodel HD Supply–Hughes Water & Sewer Home Depot Howard’s Appliances Imperial Stations J Star Motors JW Dangelo Kohl’s Lowe’s Paul’s TV Petra Arco Rahman Arco Rapid Gas Ross Sam’s Club Shepard Brothers Target TJ Maxx Wal-Mart

L a Ha b ra’s To p 25 for 20 07

Busin ess i s t h e Lifeblood o f Local Eco n o my

Sales tax is second to property tax as the City’s largest revenue source and is used for a variety of general City purposes, including police, fire, streets, and parks. Surprisingly, of the 2,407 businesses located in La Habra, 25 businesses account for nearly 75 percent of the total sales tax generated in the City.


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Life in La Habra WELCOME TO

Visit the City online at www.lahabracity.com. Using the CONTACT LA HABRA online request system, users can: • Ask a question • Request service • Make a suggestion • Relay a concern or compliment Registration is recommended, but not necessary, and residents may enter information anonymously. By registering, residents can track the status of requests and make new requests faster and easier.

La Habra Mayor & City Council Rose Espinoza, Mayor Tom Beamish, Mayor Pro Tem G. Steve Simonian, City Council James Gomez, City Council Community Services Commission Deborah Musser, Chairperson Tim Shaw, Vice Chairperson Jess Badillo, Commissioner Dan Casey, Commissioner Susan Crow, Commissioner Barry Dowling, Commissioner Ana Price, Commissioner Life in La Habra Staff Jennifer Cervantez, Editor-in-Chief Sal Failla, Community Services Editor Mark Sturdevant, Business Editor Kathy Campanelli, Advertising Sales Representative Streilein Design, Graphic Design Marcia Taylor, Content Coordinator

Administration Building 201 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 Tel: 562-905-9700 • Fax: 562-905-9781 www.lahabracity.com

321 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 Tel: 562-697-1704 • Fax: 562-697-8359 chamber@lahabrachamber.com www.lahabrachamber.com


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City News: A Caring Community

Cit y Employees Care for Local Non-Prof it s La Habra is home to a number of local and regional charitable organizations, and, with the City’s motto being “A Caring Community,” it seems only fitting that these groups are in our midst. Last year, City of La Habra employees, embracing this motto, established the Employee Giving Campaign. The primary purpose of this effort was to give back to the community and lend support to several of the non-profit entities in La Habra. First, the employees selected the local groups that would benefit from the campaign. A daunting task, they ultimately selected: The Gary Center, Boys and Girls Club of La Habra, Friends of the Children’s Museum, Community Resource Center, Help for Brain Injured Children, the City of La Habra Recreation Programs, and the Police Explorers’ Post 850. They also felt compelled to include one national organization — the American Cancer Society — because of

the devastating impact cancer has had on so many individual’s lives. Next, they established a convenient method for employees to voluntarily contribute, either via onetime donations or through payroll deductions. They supplemented this with special fundraising events that were held throughout the year, including a bake sale and a pumpkin carving contest. However, the most popular and successful special event was “Jeans Day,” which was held once monthly. Simply put, for a $5 donation, on the date designated, employees could wear jeans to work. Last year, employees donated approximately $3,000 to this charitable effort. The campaign for 2008-09 has just begun, and is already off to a great start and should prove to be even more successful!


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Feature Story: Public Safety

Protec ting the Communit y: An Inside Look at Public Safet y Ser vices Communications Operators Serving the needs of the La Habra community is a yearround full-time job; just ask any of the La Habra Police Department’s public safety dispatchers. La Habra dispatchers currently work round the clock, 365 days a year, answering calls and dispatching officers with one supervisor and 10 communications operator positions. The men and women who make up the Communications Center’s staff work 12hour shifts to accomplish this task. Two individuals are assigned to each shift, and each has a workstation that consists of six computer screens, four computer keyboards, four mice, and 27 phone lines! The ability to multi-task, type, talk, listen, and respond courteously and professionally is not only a necessity, it is a daily job requirement. In 2007, each dispatcher worked many hours of overtime, in addition to his or her regularly scheduled hours, responding to over

92,350 incoming and outgoing phone calls, 21,698 of which were 9-1-1 emergency calls. The nature of the calls varies on a daily basis, and, while many are dealing with emergency and non-emergency requests for police assistance, a variety of other concerns are reported as well, such as questions regarding child custody, divorce, evictions, driving directions, driving conditions, civil issues and sometimes just general advice. They also receive calls regarding animal control problems, as well as after hours calls for Public Works issues. As varied as the nature of the calls, the volume also fluctuates from day to day. The Communications Operator experiences considerably high stress on a daily basis, and quick decision-making can mean the difference between life and death. Dispatchers serve as a vital link between a caller and police and fire emergency responders. Because of the high stress and shift schedule, recruitment and retention of Communications Operators is difficult for police agencies throughout the State. Recruitment efforts are continuously underway in La Habra to ensure that qualified, well-trained individuals are hired for these critical positions. Competitive salaries and benefits offered by surrounding agencies frequently attract our top candidates, and even some of our current employees, although the City does its best with limited resources to make La Habra an attractive place to work. The City’s dispatchers are a dedicated group of men and women committed to the safety and well-being of La Habra residents and businesses. School Resource Officers Since 1992, the City of La Habra has had a School Resource Officer program, assigning School Resource Officers (SRO) to La Habra High School, Sonora High School, Imperial Middle School, and Washington Middle School. This collaboration between law enforcement and the school districts is an important step in increasing school safety and promoting a drug-free and gang-free environment for students to learn. The roles and responsibilities of La Habra’s School Resource Officers vary from school to school and include a diverse range of duties. On each campus, the SRO is a law enforcement officer, but also serves as a public safety specialist, community liaison, problem solver, law-related educator, and positive role model. Throughout it all, the continued >>>>


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Feature Story: Public Safety, continued SRO remains a law enforcement officer with the La Habra Police Department with the authority and duty to handle crimes, both on and off the campus, and make arrests, when necessary. A critical aspect to the success of the School Resource Officer Program is the creation of relationships with school staff and specialists, parents, and especially, students. Without a doubt, the most important relationships for the SRO to cultivate are those with the students. The SRO at the middle schools and high schools has an influential role in the lives of the students. They help reduce stereotypes of police officers, and their presence on campus helps promote crime prevention and delinquency prevention. They are not only positive role models, but students often seek approval, direction and guidance through informal interactions with their SRO. They are visible and accessible, taking the students’ concerns seriously and following through with commitments to take action. By example,

the SRO teaches students many of the fundamental skills needed to become responsible adults. The schools, parents and students all recognize the importance of the SRO program, however, its future is vulnerable to State budget reductions. Funding for the program comes largely from the local school districts, with some contribution by the City. This past year, due to State budget cuts to the school districts, funding for the program was reduced, and one school resource officer was removed from the schools. This is a tremendous

loss to the students and the overall goals of the program to reduce crimes, drugs and gang activities on campus. The State budget crisis, particularly if education or public safety funds are reduced, may further impact the SRO program with the loss of additional school resource officers. To find out more about the program, please contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-905-9750.


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City News: Budget Update

Cit y of L a Habra Budget O ver view

On Monday, June 2nd, the City Council approved the City’s Fiscal Year 2008-09 municipal budget. This $68.1 million budget included $33.8 million for the General Fund. The General Fund is the City’s main operating fund and is used to provide common municipal services such as police, fire protection, park maintenance, street maintenance, community preservation, and planning. Revenues and resources identified in Special Revenue Funds, Enterprise Funds or independent agencies (i.e. Gas Taxes, Refuse, and Redevelopment Agency), by law may only be used for their intended purpose and may not be used for general City services. FY 2008-09 represents the first full fiscal year without the Utility User Tax, which expired in December 2007. In order to maintain a fiscally responsible and balanced budget, the City Council approved $1.1 million in budget cuts, which included the elimination of eight staff positions. These cuts represent the fourth consecutive year of budget reductions totaling $2.7 million and 19 positions (see sidebar on page 11). A recommendation was made to reduce the Fire and Emergency Medical Services contract by $104,000, which would have removed paramedics from two fire engines. To maintain public safety at the highest possible level, however, the City Council rejected the proposal for the coming year. Another significant budget cut that was required was the elimination of all new funding from the General Fund for

citywide capital improvements such as residential street repairs, park improvements, facility improvements and other large scale infrastructure improvements. Since FY 200001, the City budgeted over $28 million from the General Fund for capital projects to improve the overall quality of life in La Habra. As a result of a major loss of revenue, the City had to significantly revise its plans for current and future improvement projects to balance the budget. The City’s budget does not provide for any potential takeaway of revenue by the State to solve its fiscal crisis. There have been numerous proposals by the State Legislature that could seriously impact grant funded public safety programs in the amount of $700,000. Additionally, the State could “borrow” up to $1 million from the City’s property taxes with a promise to repay the money over several years. Should these proposals be approved, the City could be required to further reduce City programs and services or utilize limited emergency reserves. The City Council and staff are committed to developing fiscally responsible balanced budgets; however, with a slowing economy, a significant reduction of local revenue, the upward pressure on the City’s budget from the increasing cost of fuel, utilities, materials and supplies, and the prospect of the State raiding the City for an additional $1.7 million, the City’s ability to sustain public services at the level expected by our community becomes more and more difficult. continued >>>>

Did You Know?

Where Does Your Sales Tax Go?

• Of the 7.75% sales tax in La Habra, the City allocation is 1%.

State of California = 6.25¢

• For every $100 purchase made in La Habra, the City receives $1.

City of La Habra = 1¢

• Purchases for food as groceries and prescription medication are exempt from sales tax in California.

Orange County Transportation Authority (Measure M) = 0.5¢


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City News: Budget Update, continued

Notable Budget Reduc tions

FY 2006-07

Reduced the mobile “Park Playground” program

Reduced funding for the “Shop La Habra” program

Eliminated the annual Business Recognition Reception

Reduced the Community Grants program

Eliminated the Employee Assistance Program

Reduced funding for Volunteer Coordinator in Community Services

Eliminated Clerk in Finance & Administrative Services

Eliminated Secretary in Community Services

Eliminated Police Department Records Specialist

FY 2008-09

Eliminated two Police Dispatcher positions

Laid off four Animal Control employees

Reduced the mobile “Park Playground” program

Laid off a Park Ranger

Eliminated the DARE anti-drug program

Eliminated a Management Analyst in Community Services

Eliminated a Program Coordinator in Community Services

Laid off a Clerk in Community Development

Reduced funding for the Children’s Museum

Eliminated Skate Park staffing

Contracted with the Inland Valley Humane Society for animal sheltering (see article on page 21)

Reduced Police overtime budget

Reduced tree trimming

Reduced tree planting by 150 trees

Eliminated funding for the non-profit Boxing Club

Eliminated the Summer Playground program

Eliminated the Community Grants program

Total budget reductions: ...............................................$829,958 Total number of positions eliminated: .......................................5

FY 2007-08 • • • • • • • • •

Eliminated Principal Civil Engineer in Public Works Eliminated Clerk in Public Works Eliminated Intern in Community Development Eliminated Management Analyst in City Manager’s Office Eliminated Management Intern in City Manager’s Office Eliminated Account Clerk I in Finance & Administrative Services Reduced funding for the Children’s Museum Reduced the number of summer concerts from six to four Eliminated three special events (Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree, Holiday Tree Lighting, and Spring Family Eggstravaganza)

The City of La Habra and the Chamber of Commerce have combined resources to present Life in La Habra.

Total budget reductions: .............................................. $744,788 Total number of positions eliminated:........................................6

Total budget reductions: ...........................................$1,103,419 Total number of positions eliminated: .......................................8

Life in La Habra replaces the former Experience La Habra and a quarterly newsletter — at a cost savings.


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Public Works: Water Resources

L a Habra’s Drinking Water Comes from Many Sources The City of La Habra receives its drinking water supply from several regions. The largest source, about 57 percent, comes from the San Gabriel Valley basin. La Habra purchases this water from the California Domestic Water Company. In the San Gabriel basin, water is collected and distributed by several water companies who then sell the water to municipalities and individual household customers in the Los Angeles region. Cal Domestic is one of those companies. The second largest water source for La Habra residents is in the La Habra water basin, from which about 18 percent of La Habra’s water is produced. The City has one well which pumps water from 900 feet underground to the surface where it is

then treated and stored in City reservoirs. The third water source for La Habra is from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) system, which pumps water via aqueducts from the Colorado River and Northern California. This water source is the most expensive of the three sources and makes up 25 percent of the City’s water supply. During 2007, La Habra was able to upgrade its water well to pump twice the amount of water from the La Habra basin than before, which has decreased our reliance on more expensive water from MWD. The La Habra Water Division would like to remind residents that we are in the middle of a multi-year drought cycle, and to please conserve water. For water saving tips, please visit www.lahabracity.com/conserve. Your regional water district also offers rebates on smart controllers, sprinklers, water saving toilets and clothes washers. For more information, please contact the La Habra Water Division at 562-905-9792.

1211 Fahringer Way, La Habra, CA 90631 www.ourchildrensfuture.org

Membership: $15 per Calendar Year Fall Hours: General Program 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Extended Day Program 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Fees Apply)

Volleyball League, Computers, Tutoring, Music Program, Teen Center, Fun! For more information, please call 562-694-1805.


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Public Works: Hazardous Waste

Protec ting the Environmen t, One Light Bulb at a Time

La Habra’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program first started in 1998, when the City began its Used Oil Collection program by designating six businesses as Certified Collection Centers in La Habra. The success of this program grew, and in 2000, the City held its first HHW Event. Over 300 people attended the event, and 36,000 pounds of HHW were collected. In 2004, the State awarded a grant in the amount of $186,000 to pay for HHW collection events, allowing the City to hold four events in three years. Due to the popularity of the program, the City has expanded the number of events to two per year in 2006. In addition, 2006 saw the inclusion of electronic waste (ewaste) on the list of items accepted at the events. This increased attendance at the event and also the amount collected. The July 2006 event set record amounts with 101,000 pounds of HHW collected from 488 residents. In May 2008, another milestone was set for La Habra’s HHW program. For the first time, business waste was accepted from small quantity generators, which are small businesses that produce no more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste in a calendar month. Twenty businesses were

pre-qualified to attend, and 4,200 pounds of hazardous waste were collected. This was one of the first events of its type in Orange County. Overall, since 1998, the program has been able to collect, recycle and properly dispose of over 1,160,000 pounds (580 tons) of HHW which might have been being thrown into the trash. This HHW collected has been prevented from leaching into and contaminating the water supply of future generations. The City would like to thank those who have participated in the HHW program and to invite new participants to learn about the proper disposal and recycling of hazardous waste, including light bulbs. For more information on either the Used Oil Collection Program or the HHW program, please contact the La Habra Public Works Department at 562-905-9792.

Used Oil Collection Centers (Accept Used Oil and Used Oil Filters Only, No HHW) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kragen Auto Parts, 1621 W. Whittier Boulevard 562-905-2538 AutoZone, 1200 W. Imperial Highway 562-694-5337 (No Filters) Pep Boys, 125 W. Imperial Highway 714-447-0601 Firestone, 1071 S. Beach Boulevard 562-691-1731 Burch Ford, 201 N. Harbor Boulevard 562-691-3225

Nearest Orange County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center CVT Recycling Center, 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 562-691-3225

Life in La Habra is a partnership between the City of La Habra and the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce.


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Public Information: DTV

Coming to a Television Near You: DT V Information provided by the Federal Communication Commission.

Analog programming, “rabbit ear” antennas, and television “sets” may hold many fond memories, but they will soon become a thing of the past. Beginning on February 17, 2009, most free television stations are required to switch their programming over to a new digital format in order to free up space for advanced emergency services and wireless signals. On February 17th, the majority of analog channels (those that can be picked up with a regular antenna, or “rabbit ears”), will be replaced with the more advanced “digital TV,” known as DTV. This new technology provides the viewer with a better picture, without the “ghosts” or “snow,” that plagued television reception using antennas. In addition to the better picture, DTV will offer more channels than are currently available through analog programming, and most importantly, it will free up more broadcast space for

emergency and safety services. A switch to digital television will allow the police, fire department, and emergency response services to improve their wireless networks and become more efficient in performing their duties. All televisions bought new after March 1, 2007, will be able to pick up DTV without any additional equipment, but older TV sets will require an adapter in order to continue receiving channels. This adapter will be available at most large retailers at a price of $40-$70 and is a one-time expense. To assist with the cost of purchasing an adapter, the federal government will issue two $40 coupons per household, which are available by visiting the Web site www.dtv2009.gov, or by calling 1-888-388-2009. For more information, visit the Federal Communications Commission digital television Web site at www.dtv.gov.


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City News: Ballot Measure

Communit y to Consider Protec ting Vital Ser vices at Current Levels

CALL “CITY TALK”

La Habra Vital City Service Measure Placed on Ballot On July 21st, a large number of La Habra community members came to the City Council meeting and expressed their support for the placement of a La Habra Vital City Service Measure on the November 2008 ballot. After months of receiving public input, the City moved forward with the development of this measure. Two community-wide surveys were conducted, interviews were conducted with hundreds of interested people, and nearly 1,000 residents submitted Community Feedback Forms, the majority of whom expressed their service priorities. Over 20 presentations were also made to community groups and civic organizations, and additional input was obtained from an ad hoc citizen’s advisory group. The group was formed to provide a variety of community perspectives on the City’s fiscal situation and the potential for a ballot measure, and to ensure tough fiscal responsibility as to any tax actually implemented. To make sure that revenues generated would be spent as current needs anticipate, the La Habra Vital City Service Measure includes: • Requirements that every penny of new revenue stays in the City of La Habra for local purposes

• Sunset provisions mandating that the tax expires in 20 years • Financial oversight through guaranteed annual independent audits As a potential sales tax funding mechanism, people who visit La Habra, such as tourists and out of town shoppers, would also pay — not just residents. As with State sales tax, food purchased as groceries and prescription medications would be exempt. In order to adopt a balanced budget over the past three years, the City has cut $2,678,165, and 19 positions, impacting many community programs and services (see budget article on page 10). The Vital City Service Measure would provide critical, necessary funding to maintain general community services at current levels, including public safety resources to fight gangs and drugs and to improve the safety of the community. Revenue could also be used to fix potholes and repave City streets, among other essential programs such as maintaining the City’s hazardous waste program and senior and disabled services (meals, health screening, and transportation programs), which could be in danger of being reduced or eliminated without an additional funding source such as the proposed tax.

Did You Know? •

California has taken more than $13.5 million from La Habra since 1992 to address the State budget crisis.

Now with the State facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, it is likely that the State will take additional funds from the City.

562-905-9743 for questions or to leave a message. Your call will be returned by the appropriate City department. Visit the City of La Habra Web site at www.lahabracity.com


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Chamber of Commerce: Expo

Mistletoe Madness Craft Faire

The Ne w Shop & Taste L a Habra E xpo, Featuring Raf f le Mania

Sample the food, see the products, and learn what services are available in La Habra, all while winning great prizes! And admission is FREE! It’s the new Shop & Taste La Habra Expo, and it’s all happening October 23rd, from 5:00–8:00 p.m., at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., (at Euclid St.).

Presented By:

La Habra Woman’s Club & La Habra Community Services Department

October 11th & 12th 9:00 am.–4:00 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Are you ready to do some early holiday shopping? If yes, then this is the place for you! Unique handcrafted gifts, wearable art, jewelry, seasonal and year-round gifts will all be available. Admission is FREE. Proceeds benefit La Habra senior programs and recreation scholarships. For more information, please call

562-266-1328 or contact lhwomansclub@verizon.net (Please no strollers or shopping carts.)

Taste of La Habra This year’s Taste of La Habra is much larger and includes a sampling of great food from restaurants in and around La Habra. The complete Taste of La Habra tour is only $8. Raffle Mania Every few minutes, a raffle prize (minimum value $50, with some valued at over $200) will be given away. The talented Scott and Bobbi Olson, from Audio Drops, will visit each booth and give a short commercial for the business, as well as announcing the instant winner. This will continue throughout the event. Winners do not need to be present to win, but must purchase their raffle tickets at the Expo. Raffle tickets are only $1 each. Shop La Habra There is no better place to shop than locally, and La Habra businesses want you to know where they are and what they provide. This is a good time to start holiday shopping, with lots of gifts and gift certificates to choose from — jewelry, beauty supplies, sporting equipment, tools and much more. If you are a business and want to participate in this event, please contact the Chamber at 562-697-1704 or visit the Web site at www.lahabrachamber.com. Bring this coupon. It is good for two raffle tickets and $3 off one “Taste of La Habra” wrist band (one coupon per person).


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Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Marketing: What’s New at the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce General Public The La Habra Chamber of Commerce is always searching for new ways to promote its members. Life in La Habra magazine is our latest mass marketing program that reaches every household and business in the La Habra area four times a year. Youth Sports Direct Marketing is a new concept for many Chambers of Commerce and is being pilot tested in La Habra to youth sports organizations. The concept is this: Products or services are marketed directly to pre-qualified groups or organizations primarily during events. The groups or organizations receive a payment for the display and promotion of these products or services to its attendees. The Chamber acts as an advertising agent for its members. This is normally designed for branded, well-known products or companies, such as sports apparel, equipment, special foods or other youth sports sponsors. Chamber Web Site: lahabrachamber.com The Chamber’s own Web site is growing in popularity every day. Soon it will be creating a universal events calendar for La Habra called lahabraevents.com, which will contain blogs, sports forums, even garage sales. If you would like more information regarding these and other programs, call the Chamber of Commerce at 562-697-1704.

“September Romanza” Special outdoor micro-concert and dinner at La Habra’s beautiful Portofino Ristorante Italiano This spectacular evening will begin with a wine tasting and gourmet cheese paring, followed by a dinner “Tour di Portofino” and micro-concert featuring vocal performances by Dominic Domingo, (grandson of Plácido Domingo) and Elizabeth Hertzberg. This romantic evening will be outside in a uniquely decorated setting as you and relax under a starlit sky and the music of a September romance. One night only — Saturday, September 13th. Tickets on sale at Portofino Ristorante Italiano located at 651West Whittier Blvd. 562-690-1765 or the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce at 562-697-1704. $75 per person.

Tr y Our New Chamber Me m b e rs 3355 Korean Restaurant 1299 S. Harbor Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 714-680-3355

F3 Design Studios 15122 Delmont Place La Mirada CA 90638 562-291-8876 f3designstudios.com

AAMCO Transmissions Carlos Barron 517 W. Imperial Hwy. La Habra CA 90631 714-992-9150 barronautomotive.com

Financial Partners Network 421 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite A La Habra CA 90631 562-905-9222

Maurice Abdelmalek, LUTCF Farmers Insurance 288 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-266-3000

Jan Fiore Coldwell Banker –Real Estate 1772 Hacienda Road La Habra Heights CA 90631 562-694-8777

American Photo Engraving 611 S. Palm St. #D La Habra CA 90631 562-694-0727

Gire Orthodontics 2250 W. Whittier Blvd. #200 La Habra CA 90631 562-690-1199

Cake House Won – Bakery 1202 S. Idaho St. Suite G La Habra CA 90631 714-525-0233

Illume Solutions Inc. 270 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-846-4827 illumesolutions.com

California Auto Center & Towing 411 E. Lambert Road La Habra CA 90631 562-690-2259 Chicken Box 330 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-691-1701 Chronic Tacos 1403 E. Lambert Road Suite 102 La Habra CA 90631 562-691-8600 Brendan Dwyer – Ross Yellow Pages 714-515-0014 rossyellowpages.com Eggleton Inc. – Web Design & Promotion 101 W. Central Ave. Ste. B #178 Brea CA 92821 714-381-6757 carbodykitstore.com

La Habra Lawn Mower 250 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-691-0725 Moriarty Tax Consultants 832 Reposado Drive La Habra Heights CA 90603 562-943-0149 Oh Fudge Company 2661 W. Whittier Blvd. #D La Habra CA 90631 562-691-7528 ohfudge.net Perks Gifts 1380 S. Harbor Blvd. #B La Habra CA 90631 714-224-4987 perksgifts.com Pre-Paid Legal Services 1057 E. Imperial Hwy. #313 Placentia CA 92870

Salinas Tire & Wheel 221 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 San Sai – Japanese Grill 1202 S. Idaho St. #1-B La Habra CA 90631 714-773-0690 Smart & Final Larry Bennett 1941 W. Imperial Hwy. La Habra CA 90631 smartandfinal.com Snap Fitness – Exercise 2424 W. Whittier Blvd. Whittier CA 90631 562-690-7971 Vern Starnes Nationwide Insurance 422 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-697-1800 TDI Refrigeration 605 S. Palm Street #G La Habra CA 90631 866-383-2653 tdirefrigeration.com Andrea Trujillo Mary Kay Consultant 950 N. Walnut St. #20 La Habra CA 90631 714-397-2468 Truth Be Told Polygraph 407 W. Imperial Hwy. Suite H 213 Brea CA 92821 562-900-5366 Winestyles – Wine Bar Brad Howard 110 W. Birch St. #2 Brea CA 92821 714-255-1488 Zia Pia’s Pizzeria 1111 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-694-8694

Become a member, call the Chamber today!

562-697-1704 • www.lahabrachamber.com


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Lifestyle

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Public Information: City Services Business Hours: Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Alternating Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits for garage sales or other permits/inspection services can be obtained at the Community Center between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1) on closed Fridays. The City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Administration Building. The public is welcome and is provided with an opportunity to address the Council. Council meetings are recorded and aired on Cable Channel 3 at 6:30 p.m. on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday following each meeting. For further information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 562-905-9701.

www.lahabracity.com

City Numbers to Remember Animal Control ..........................................................562-905-9771 Child Development....................................................562-905-9630 Children’s Museum ...................................................562-905-9793 City Clerk’s Office .....................................................562-905-9701 City Hall.....................................................................562-905-9700 CityTalk 24-Hour Line ...............................................562-905-9743 Community Development..........................................562-905-9724 Community Preservation Hotline ..............................562-905-9694 Community Services.................................................562-905-9708 Dog Licenses ............................................................562-905-9472 Facility Rentals .........................................................562-905-9708 Fire Department........................................................562-691-4692 Graffiti Hotline...........................................................562-905-9723 La Habra Shuttle .......................................................866-557-7433 Library ......................................................................562-694-0078 Meals on Wheels.......................................................562-905-9747 NOC Youth Center......................................................562-905-7076 Personnel Services ...................................................562-905-9737 Police Department ....................................................562-905-9750 Public Works/City Yard ..............................................562-905-9792 Recreation ................................................................562-905-9708 Senior/Social Services..............................................562-905-9708 Senior Lunch Program ..............................................562-905-9748 Volunteers.................................................................562-905-9708 Water & Sewer Billing...............................................562-905-9731

Veterans’ Photos Sought!

The City of La Habra is collecting photographs of veterans to be used in a video presentation for the 2008 Veterans Day program. Current photos of the service person in uniform or civilian clothing, as well as old photos of the service person in uniform, are welcome. If you are interested in participating, please drop off your photo at the La Habra Community Services Department. Please include your name and contact information with the photo(s). All photos will be returned. If you have any questions, please contact David DeLeon at 562-905-9708.


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Public Works: Parks Division

L a Habra’s Parkway Street Tree Program

There are 37 Tree Districts in La Habra, and each District’s parkway trees are generally trimmed on a schedule of every four years. This district trimming is performed to protect the health of the tree, for safety purposes, and to maintain vehicular access and allow for foot traffic. Requests for special tree trimming outside the regular four year cycle are approved as necessary. Due to the City’s current financial situation, the City has had to implement budget reductions for both tree trimming and for new plantings. As a result, special tree trimming requests will only be approved if a safety concern is present. Because special trimming requests require that the crews must leave the scheduled Tree District and remobilize the operation elsewhere, the cost for each special tree trim is three times higher than the cost for trimming one tree located within the regularly scheduled Tree District. The City’s tree planting was also reduced by 75 percent due to budgetary constraints. City staff will do its best to accommodate tree planting requests, although residents should be prepared to experience longer waits throughout the year. Although well-intentioned, residents are discouraged from self-trimming parkway trees. For information on how to obtain approval for a contractor to trim a City-owned tree, for additional tree care tips, or for questions, please contact the Parks Division at 562-905-9792.

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City News: Animal Shelter

Inland Valley Humane Societ y: A L a Habra Animal’s Home Away From Home The La Habra Police Department’s Animal Services Division provides field services for the City of La Habra, which includes responding to calls, picking up stray or injured animals, licensing pets, and other animal care-related services. The City is proud to partner with the Inland Valley Humane Society for animal sheltering. Animals taken into care by the City’s Animal Services personnel are transported to the Inland Valley Humane Society, located at 500 Humane Way in Pomona. Previously, residents had to drive 15 miles to the Orange County Shelter, often taking 30 minutes or more due to traffic. With a new O.C. shelter being planned even further away from our community, IVHS provided an attractive alternative. Residents searching for a lost pet, wishing to adopt a new friend, or surrendering an animal, should contact the Inland

Answer Key for Where in La Habra? 1. Las Lomas Elementary School Lunch Area (301 W. Las Lomas Drive)

2. Community Center Lobby Skylight (101 W. La Habra Blvd.) 3. Guadalupe Hall (381 S. Walnut) 4. Golden Star Chinese Restaurant (150 W. Whittier Blvd.) 5. Institute for Healthcare

Valley Humane Society first, as this shelter has a contract with the City of La Habra. Except in rare circumstance, lost pets and stray animals found in La Habra will be taken to IVHS. Residents attempting to surrender animals at another shelter may be redirected to the IVHS. The IVHS is a full-access shelter and is a clean, up-to-date animal care facility. In addition to sheltering, IVHS offers animal adoptions, assistance with animal cruelty cases, reduced-cost spay/neuter and vaccination days, and public education and awareness about responsible pet ownership. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays. Directions to the IVHS from La Habra are as follows: • Take the 57 North, which merges with the 60 East. • Exit Temple Avenue (Exit 20). • Turn right onto Temple Avenue. • Turn left onto Mission Blvd. • Turn left onto Humane Way. IVHS may be contacted at 909-623-9777, or on the Web at www.ivhsspca.org.

Advancement (501 S. Idaho Street) 6. Westridge Plaza Food Court Fountain (Beach Blvd. and Imperial Hwy.) 7. Cat in the Custard Cup Restaurant (800 E. Whittier Blvd.)

8. Tapestry Homes Water Feature (Lambert Road and Idaho Street) 9. Children’s Museum Dentzel Carousel (301 S. Euclid Street) 10. Fountain at Idaho and Whittier Blvd.


Regis t ra ti o n I n fo r ma ti o n

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3 FA ST & E A SY WAY S!

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WALK-IN: La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 Monday through Friday In Person: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mail Box Drop in Lobby (NO CASH): 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

MAIL-IN: Make checks payable to: City of La Habra

PHONE-IN or FAX-IN: Accepted only if charging to your credit card.

Mail check to: La Habra Community Services P.O. Box 337 La Habra, CA 90633

VISA or MASTERCARD $1.75 handling charge Telephone: 562-905-9708 Fax: 562-905-9603

Registration wi ll not be taken in class.

GENERAL POLICIES

POLICY REGARDING REFUNDS

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$4 service charge per activity on all requested refunds.

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No refunds after the 1st class meeting. Refunds must be requested prior to the third class meeting.

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If class or trip is cancelled by the Department, an automatic refund will be processed and mailed to you. (No service charge.)

Make checks payable to City of La Habra. The Department has the right to cancel classes/trips. Classes will be cancelled if under minimum enrollment. A $10 fee will be charged for returned checks. Registration will not be taken in class. Program information subject to change. Participant’s photographs may be used in publicity.

L a Ha b ra Co m m u ni t y Se r vi ces De p a r t m e n t, 101 W. L a Habra Blvd., L.H. 90631 • Monday-Friday • 8:0 0a.m. to 5:0 0p.m.

ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE PRINT & FILL OUT COMPLETELY ADULT’S NAME FIRST:

LAST:

ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

EVENING #:

EMERGENCY #:

DAYTIME #: ACTIVITY NAME

ACTIVITY NUMBER

PARTICIPANT NAME FIRST

LAST

ZIP:

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AGE SEX

ACTIVITY FEE

Total $ CASH CARD#:

CHECK (Make check(s) or money orders payable to: CITY OF LA HABRA) -

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CREDIT CARD (We accept MC & VISA — NO Discover or AMEX ) -

Card Expires: ___________/_____________

WAIVER OF LIABILITY “I agree to waive and release the Community Services Department and the City, its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses or judgements, including attorney’s fees and court costs arising from my (or my child’s) participation in the City’s recreation program of any illness/injury resulting therefrom and hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City from and against any and all such claims, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, except for illness and injury resulting directly from, gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the City or its employees. I understand and agree that by signing this waiver I am freeing the City, its employees, officers or agents from any liability resulting from my (or my child’s) participation in this sponsored event or activity. I recognize that the event can be dangerous to me (or my child) and accept those dangers. I understand that if I am (or my child is) injured this waiver will be used against me and anyone else claiming damage because of my (or my child’s) injury in any legal action. I also understand that no employee or agent is authorized to modify this waiver. I hereby represent that I understand and am familiar with the nature of the activities in which I (or my child) will participate in this recreation program that I (or my child) am in good physical health and that I (or my child) do not have physical or emotional conditions, past or present, of which I am aware, which would in any way affect my (or my child’s) ability to participate in this activity. I have personally read and understand this waiver.” In case of emergency, I give my permission for emergency medical treatment for myself or the minor and agree to pay any cost incurred as a result of such treatment. I also give my permission for any photographs taken of myself or any member of my family to be used for advertising purposes for the Community Services Department. I understand that on excursions, if I (or my child) fail to report to the bus at the specified time of departure, the City is NOT responsible for providing alternate transportation to or from the site. This form shall be considered valid until canceled or changed in writing by the undersigned parent/guardian/participant and received by the City. My signature acknowledges that I understand and agree to the above conditions. Refunds for trips only if the ticket can be resold. No class refunds after the first class meeting. Refunds must be requested prior to the third class meeting. A $4 SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE HELD FROM ALL APPROVED REFUNDS.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature (If Minor, Parent or Legal Guardian Signature)

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Class Lo c a ti o n Ke y

Color-coded activity page sections: Children = Adults =

CITY OF BREA LOCATION

CITY OF LA HABRA LOCATIONS CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, 222 N. Euclid St. (at Florence) CH CLUBHOUSE, 200 W. Greenwood Ave. CHK CLUBHOUSE KITCHEN, 200 W. Greenwood Ave. ECLP EL CENTRO-LIONS PARK, 320 Erna St. (at Cypress) EJ EDWARD JONES, 1301 Beach Blvd., Ste. H, 562-943-9944 FMA FRAZIER MARTIAL ARTS, 759 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-2146 LHB LA HABRA 300 BOWL, 370 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-691-6721 LHCC LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. LHHSWR LA HABRA HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING ROOM, 801 W. Highlander Ave. LHMC LA HABRA MUSIC CENTER, 1885 W. La Habra Blvd., 562-694-4891 SH SCOUT HUT, 1100 W. Lambert Rd. (at Idaho) USADS USA DANCE STUDIO, 401 W. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-9584 VMH VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HALL, 209 N. Orange St.

BCC

CITY OF ANAHEIM LOCATION

YLCC

CCC

BREA COMMUNITY CENTER, 695 E. Madison Way, 714-990-7100 CITY OF FULLERTON LOCATIONS

FDP PMS

FULLERTON DOWNTOWN PLAZA, Wilshire block, east of Harbor Blvd. PATRICK’S MUSIC SCHOOL, 649 W. Commonwealth Ave., 714-871-1961 CITY OF LA MIRADA LOCATION

LMGC

LA MIRADA GOLF COURSE, 15501 E. Alicante Rd., 562-943-7123 CITY OF WHITTIER LOCATIONS

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MEMORIES, 12901 Philadelphia St., 714-925-2689 PARNELL PARK, 15390 Lambert Rd. (at Scott), 562-464-3350 WHITTIER SENIOR CENTER, 13225 Walnut St. (behind Community Center), 562-464-3370 CITY OF YORBA LINDA LOCATION

Seniors = Everyone =

RVP

RIO VISTA PARK, just east of the 57 & south of the 91 (corner of Park Vista & Dutch)

YORBA LINDA COMMUNITY CENTER, 4501 Casa Loma Ave. (Corner of Imperial Hwy. & Casa Loma), 714-961-7160

Re d R i bb o n Te e n D a n c e Friday, October 24th 6:30 to10 p.m.

at the La Habra Community Center Tickets may be purchased at the Community Center:

$8 October 6th thru 22nd $11 (Thursday & Friday) October 23rd & 24th

6th-8th Grade

Ticket price includes dinner & beverage

Inflatables, DJ, Snack Bar, Photos, Raffles, Games, Fun! Must pre-register. No ticket sales at door. Parent permission slip required. Signed Behavior Contract required. Student I.D. required. Limited tickets available.


Activities for Kids

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Dance

US A Dance Studio Classes TAP DANCE FOR KIDS & TEENS ★NEW★ Check out this beginning tap class! Participants will

learn the intricate rhythms of tap dance. Tap can improve your balance and coordination, as well as offer a way for students to express themselves through dance. Tap shoes are required. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $45/6 wks* Location: USADS #2014.400 ....................THUR 9/11-10/30....................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2014.401 ....................THUR 11/6-12/18* ..................5:00-6:00 p.m. Age: 13-17 yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $45/6 wks* Location: USADS #2003.400 ....................THUR 9/11-10/30....................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2003.401 ....................THUR 11/6-12/18* ..................6:00-7:00 p.m.

SALSA FOR KIDS This rhythmic dance is an exciting and enjoyable way to make new friends, have fun and learn how to dance salsa! Learn the basic steps like side break, cumbia right and left turns, and much more. No partners are required. Bring jazz shoes and workout clothes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $60/8 weeks Location: USADS #2016.400 ....................TUE 9/9-10/28 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2016.401 ....................TUE 11/4-12/16 ..................... 7:00-8:00 p.m.

HIP HOP FOR HIP KIDS & TEENS

★NEW★ This high energy class combines fun and creative

dance moves and routines. Learn basic and new hip hop steps. Dance to the coolest and most recent hip hop tunes while you make new friends. Wear loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $52.50/7 wks* Location: USADS #2000.400 ....................SAT 9/13-10/25*...................9:00-10:00 a.m. #2000.401 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13*...................9:00-10:00 a.m. #2000.402 ....................MON 9/8-10/27.......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.403 ....................MON 11/3-12/15* ...................5:00-6:00 p.m. Age: 13-17 yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $45/6 wks** Location: USADS #2004.400 ....................THUR 9/11-10/30....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2004.401 ....................THUR 11/6-12/18**.................8:00-9:00 p.m.

BALLET FOLKLORICO Come learn the beautiful and colorful dances of Mexico! Keep your traditions alive through lively and enjoyable dances representing the many different regions of this amazing country. Students MUST attend both sessions in order to participate in the recital on Saturday, December 20th. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Fees: Session 1: 30 min. classes are $40/8 weeks; 60 min. classes are $60/8 weeks Session 2: 30 min. classes are $35/7 weeks; 60 min. classes are $52.50/7 weeks Age: 3-4 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.400 ....................MON 9/8-10/27.......................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2007.401 ....................MON 11/3-12/15.................... 5:00-5:30 p.m. #2007.402 ....................FRI 9/12-10/31 .......................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2007.403 ....................FRI 11/7-12/19 ...................... 5:00-5:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.404 ....................MON 9/8-10/27...................... 5:30-6:00 p.m. #2007.405 ....................MON 11/3-12/15.................... 5:30-6:00 p.m. #2007.406 ....................FRI 9/12-10/31 .......................5:30-6:00 p.m. #2007.407 ....................FRI 11/7-12/19 ...................... 5:30-6:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 (Beg) Location: USADS #2009.400 ....................MON 9/8-10/27.......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2009.401 ....................MON 11/3-12/15.....................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2009.402 ....................TUE 9/9-10/28 ........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2009.403 ....................TUE 11/4-12/16 ......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2009.404 ....................FRI 9/12-10/31 .......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2009.405 ....................FRI 11/7-12/19 .......................6:00-7:00 p.m. Age: 13-17 (Beg) Location: USADS #2011.400 ....................THUR 9/11-10/30....................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2011.401 ....................THUR 11/6-12/18....................5:00-6:00 p.m.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.


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On Your Toes Dance Classes

MOMMY & ME BALLET ★NEW★ Bonding exercises for mommy and child will help

TIPPY TOES DANCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS

your toddler’s development and boost intelligence and coordination. Learn creative character movements to popular children’s music, as well as beginning ballet basics. One adult participant per child. If mom can’t come, why not include dad or another family member? Age: 18-36 mos Fee: $40/7 wks, $30/6 wks* Location: USADS #2013.400 ....................SAT 9/13-10/25 ..........11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.401 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13*.........11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ballet, tap and creative movement for the young child. Come dance with us and experience the joys of movement. Class will specialize in coordination, musicality and self-expression. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Dancers enrolled in both sessions will be given the opportunity to participate in our holiday showcase. No classes on Saturday, October 11th, November 29th and Tuesday, November 11th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2005.400 ....................TUE 9/9-10/21 ........................3:30-4:15 p.m. #2005.401 ....................TUE 10/28-12/16 ....................3:30-4:15 p.m. Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $56/6 weeks Location: VMH #2005.403 ....................SAT 9/13-10/25 ..................11:00-11:45 a.m. #2005.404 ....................SAT 11/1-12/20 ..................11:00-11:45 a.m.

NURSERY RHYMES/RONDAS INFANTILES ★NEW★ Introduce your little ones to the world of dance

with a fun class that will help develop your child’s love for music and dance. Let their imagination fly! Class emphasizes rhythm by combining cultural nursery songs and games with music. Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $40/7 wks, $35/6 wks* Location: USADS #2010.400 ....................TUES 9/9-10/28 ......................6:00-6:30 p.m. #2010.401 ....................TUES 11/4-12/16*...................6:00-6:30 p.m.

Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.

Target Free First Saturdays:

December 6 & 7 8:30am, 9:45am & 11am

Breakfast with Santa Our annual tradition will warm your tummies with goodies and your hearts with memories. Meet Santa and make a holiday craft too! $8 children; $10 adults. Reservations Required. Please call:

562-905-9793

www.lhcm.org

Free Admission Today!

“It’s a Small World” September 27 10am-4pm

October Pumpkin Fest October 4 10am-4pm

Thanks and Giving November 8 10am-4pm

Day of Traditions December 13 10am-4pm

Go on a world adventure narrated by a whimsical puppet and make your own puppet to take home!

Learn about pumpkins, try yummy pumpkin recipes and decorate one too!

Visitors will celebrate philanthropy and make cards to brighten the holidays for young children.

An international event celebrating winter holidays from around the world. Storytelling, music, games, crafts and tasting traditional foods!

October 26 at 1pm & 2pm Pumpkin Carving Workshop Get here early to choose a pumpkin you’ll carve and take home!

October 31 from 10:30am-Noon Mini Monsters Bash

A Halloween bash featuring craft, games, treats and costume parade! Little ones dressed in costume receive 50% off admission. Free to CMLH members and guests with paid admission.


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Activities for Kids, continued

Dance

On Your Toes Dance Classes TIPPY TOES DANCE II An intermediate ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 3- to 5-year-old child. This class is by invitation only, and all dancers must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. This class accepts new students during the first session only. No class on Tuesday, November 11th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2019.400 ....................TUE 9/9-10/21 ........................4:15-5:00 p.m. #2019.401 ....................TUE 10/28-12/16 ....................4:15-5:00 p.m.

TIPPY TOES DANCE III An advanced ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 4- to 5-year-old dancer. This class is by audition only, and all dancers must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. Continuous enrollment is required. New students are accepted during the first session only. No classes on Saturday, October 11th and November 29th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $60/6 weeks Location: VMH #2006.400 ....................SAT 9/13-10/25 ..........11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. #2006.401 ....................SAT 11/1-12/20 ..........11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Enjoy Our Fall Classes! The City reserves the right to substitute instructors, cancel activities, change dates, times and/or locations as necessary without public notice. We apologize for any resulting inconvenience.

BALLET/TAP COMBO A beginning ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 5- to 7-year-old dancer. Come experience the joys of dance. This class specializes in creative movement. Ballet and tap shoes required. Dancers enrolled in both sessions will be given the opportunity to participate in our holiday showcase. No classes on Saturday, October 11th and November 29th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $60/6 weeks Location: VMH #2001.400 ....................SAT 9/13-10/25 ....................12:45-1:45 p.m. #2001.401 ....................SAT 11/1-12/20 ....................12:45-1:45 p.m.

ADVANCED MINI DANCE ★NEW★ Advanced ballet, tap and jazz classes for the 6- to 8-

year-old dancer. Students must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. This class is ongoing, and new dancers are accepted during the first session only. Ballet class meets 4:004:45 p.m., tap class meets 4:45-5:30 p.m., and jazz class meets 5:30-6:15 p.m. ALL classes are on FRIDAY. No class on Friday, November 28th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $65/1 class per week OR $114/2 classes per week OR $149/3 classes per week Age: 6-8 yrs Location: VMH #2008.400 ....................1 class per wk/7 wks...................9/12-10/24 #2008.401 ....................2 classes per wk/7 wks ...............9/12-10/24 #2008.402 ....................3 classes per wk/7 wks ...............9/12-10/24 #2008.403 ....................1 class per wk/7 wks.................10/31-12/19 #2008.404 ....................2 classes per wk/7 wks .............10/31-12/19 #2008.405 ....................3 classes per wk/7 wks .............10/31-12/19

TEEN DANCE CLASSES Intermediate/advanced technique classes for the teenaged dancer. We do tap on Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; jazz on Tuesdays, 6:45-8:00 p.m.; and lyrical/modern on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. All dancers must have previous dance experience, and new dancers to our program are accepted during the first session only. No classes on Tuesday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 26th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $68/1 class per week OR $118/2 classes per week OR $165/3 classes per week Age: 13+ yrs Location: VMH #2018.400 ....................1 class per wk/4 wks.....................9/9-10/22 #2018.401 ....................2 classes per wk/4 wks .................9/9-10/22 #2018.402 ....................3 classes per wk/4 wks .................9/9-10/22 #2018.403 ....................1 class per wk/4 wks.................10/28-12/17 #2018.404 ....................2 classes per wk/4 wks .............10/28-12/17 #2018.405 ....................3 classes per wk/4 wks .............10/28-12/17


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Activities for Kids, continued

Fitness

FUN FITNESS FOR KIDS ★NEW★ Active kids are happy kids! Your child will have fun

and get in shape with easy-to-do exercises, set to the latest salsa, meringue, reggatan and other musical beats. Your kids won’t even notice they’re exercising while they burn calories and improve their cardio and strength. Wear comfortable exercise clothing to class. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $52.50/7 wks* Location: USADS #1008.400 ....................WED 9/10-10/29 .....................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1008.401 ....................WED 11/5-12/17* ...................6:00-7:00 p.m.

WRESTLING ★NEW★ This class is designed for participants to develop

their wrestling ability before entering high school. They will learn the basics of high school wrestling, as well as self defense skills from start to finish. There is a $77 fee, which includes wrestling shoes, head gear, bag, T-shirt and shorts, payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

JUNIOR GOLF La Mirada Golf offers classes designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Covers basic fundamentals, strategies and skills necessary to succeed. Range balls, clubs and equipment included. Ten students per instructor. Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 5-17 yrs (Beg) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1001.400 ....................FRI 9/26-10/17 .......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.402 ....................FRI 10/24-11/14 .....................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.404 ....................FRI 11/21-12/12 .....................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.401 ....................SAT 9/27-10/18 ..................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.403 ....................SAT 10/25-11/15 ................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.405 ....................SAT 11/22-12/13 ................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-17 yrs (Int) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1002.400 ....................FRI 9/26-10/17 .......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.402 ....................FRI 10/24-11/14 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.404 ....................FRI 11/21-12/12 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.401 ....................SAT 9/27-10/18 ..........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.403 ....................SAT 10/25-11/15 ........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.405 ....................SAT 11/22-12/13 ........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Coaches Eddy Gonzalez and Thomas Negrette Age: 12-15 yrs Fee: $50/4 weeks Location: LHHS #1003.400 ....................MON/WED 9/8-9/29 ................6:00-8:00 p.m. #1003.401 ....................MON/WED 10/1-10/29 ............6:00-8:00 p.m. #1003.402 ....................MON/WED 11/3-11/26 ............6:00-8:00 p.m.

BOWLING Basic bowling techniques and spare making are taught. Individual help is provided as needed. Price includes shoe rental. Maximum 12 students per class. Instructor: La Habra “300” Bowl Age: Beg/Int 8+ yrs Fee: $32/8 weeks Location: LHB #1000.400 ....................MON 9/15-11/3........................3:00-4:00 p.m #1000.401 ....................MON 9/15-11/3........................4:00-5:00 p.m

Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorer Post 191 The Explorer Program is designed for young men and women aged 151/2 to 21 years of age to explore the fire service by providing a hands-on approach to learning. Candidates participate in monthly meetings, drills, community events and are allowed to ride along at the fire station after graduating from an Explorer Academy. Selected members are chosen for the Fire Academy based on merit, attendance and good standing with the post.

REQUIREMENTS:

 151/2 to 21 years of age  Must participate in morning exercise  Attend 2 meetings per month (1st & 3rd Sats., 7 a.m.-12 p.m.)  Pay $7 B.S.A. entry fee  Attend community functions  Participate in entry-level physical agility  Abide by Department rules

Contact Explorer Advisor Jose Cortes at 562-691-4692.


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Fitness

TIPPY TOES TUMBLING Come and learn the basics of tumbling technique for the preschool student. Class incorporates music, games and props, such as hula hoops, balls and streamers. Boys and girls are welcome! No class on Tuesday, November 11th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-6 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #1011.400 ....................TUE 9/9-10/21 ........................5:00-5:45 p.m. #1011.401 ....................TUE 10/28-12/16 ................... 5:00-5:45 p.m.

PUNK ROPE Punk Rope is a playful, high-energy fitness class featuring jump rope, which combines recess with boot camp. This is a fun and creative way to exercise, which can improve stamina, coordination, and agility. There is a $5 supply fee for a speed jump rope, payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Friday, October 31st. Instructor: Erin Romo Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $56/8 weeks Location: SH #1013.400 ....................FRI 9/26-11/21 .......................5:00-5:45 p.m.

KARATE KIDZ Take this opportunity to empower your child. Our karate program teaches kids more than just punching and kicking! We offer age appropriate classes for better learning, character building and training with rewards, school and street safety programs to protect your child, as well as confidence building so that children have the ability to say no to negative peer pressure. This is a basic and introductory class. No classes on Thursday, November 13th and 27th and Saturday, November 15th and 29th. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 7-8 yrs Fee: $33/6 weeks Location: FMA #1004.400 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ....................4:00-4:40 p.m. #1004.401 ....................TUES 10/28-11/25 ..................4:00-4:40 p.m. #1004.402 ....................SAT 9/20-10/18 ................12:00-12:300 a.m. #1004.403 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13 ..................12:00-12:30 a.m. Age: 9-13 yrs Fee: $33/6 weeks Location: FMA #1004.404 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ....................3:30-4:00 p.m. #1004.405 ....................TUES 10/28-11/25 ..................3:30-4:00 p.m. #1004.406 ....................THUR 9/18-10/16....................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.407 ....................THUR 10/30-12/11..................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.408 ....................SAT 9/20-10/18 ..........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1004.409 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13 ..........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SHITO RYU KARATE DO Shito Ryu Karate Do is one of the finest Japanese styles of martial arts. This course includes exercises, techniques and approaches based on many years of karate experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in karate tournaments. Participants will make steady progress through a series of fundamental steps to achieve the martial arts goals they seek. No classes on Tuesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 27th. Instructor: Mario Flores Age: 6+ yrs (Beg) Fee: $37/4 wks, $30/3 wks* Location: SH #1005.400 (OCT) .........TUE/THUR 10/2-10/30 ............6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. #1005.401 (NOV) .........TUE/THUR 11/1-11/29 ............6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.

La Habra Police Department Explorer Post 850 The Post is designed to provide both young men and women, ages 14 through 21, an opportunity to explore law enforcement and police services. Members participate in monthly meetings, community events, and ride-alongs. Additionally, selected members, based on merit, attendance, and good standing with the post, are chosen to attend the Police Explorers’ Academy.

REQUIREMENTS:  14 to 21 years of age  Maintain a C average or above  Attend meetings every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.  Participate in scheduled events  Attend community functions  Abide by Department rules & regulations Contact Explorer Advisors Gerry Macho, Cindy Knapp or Mike Castanon at 562-905-9750.


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Activities for Kids, continued #1005.402 (DEC)*........TUE/THUR 12/2-12/20 ............6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. Age: 6+ yrs (Int) Fee: $37/4 wks,$30/3 wks* Location: SH #1010.400 (OCT) .........TUE/THUR 10/2-10/30 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.401 (NOV) .........TUE/THUR 11/1-11/29 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.402 (DEC)*........TUE/THUR 12/2-12/20 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

FUTURE KIDZ KARATE Our specialized Future Kidz Karate program is an age specific program that is professionally designed to teach children important life skills in a fun, exciting and enriching manner. Future Kidz Karate skills include focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. Your child will achieve more than just learning to kick and punch. Our Future Kidz Karate instructors are trained specifically to work with young children. No classes on Saturday, November 15th and 29th. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $33/6 weeks Location: FMA #1018.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/13.....................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.401 ....................MON 10/27-11/24...................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.402 ....................SAT 9/20-10/18 ..................10:30-11:00 a.m. #1018.403 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13 ..................10:30-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-6 yrs Fee: $33/6 weeks Location: FMA #1018.404 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ....................3:45-4:15 p.m. #1018.405 ....................TUES 10/28-11/25 ..................3:45-4:15 p.m. #1018.406 ....................SAT 9/20-10/18 ..................12:00-12:30 p.m. #1018.407 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13 ..................12:00-12:30 p.m.

INFANT, PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS Services provided for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age 6:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 562-905-9630 Must meet income qualifications.

Personal Enrichment KID’S STREET SAFETY SEMINAR This workshop is designed to help children and parents become more aware of dangerous situations, and to help prevent or escape from abduction and exploitation. Child abduction is on the rise, protect your child TODAY! A MUST for all parents. Topics include stranger safety, online safety and much more! SPECIAL — come early to the seminar and enjoy our Halloween party and lunch! Parents must attend and will participate in workshop. Handouts will be provided. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 3-13 yrs Fee: $17/1 mtg. Location: FMA #4001.400 ....................SAT 10/25 ...................11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

PLAY & LEARN SPANISH: PARENT & ME Now may be the best time to learn a second language! Using songs, stories, hands-on activities, puppets and toys, you and your child will practice and learn to understand simple conversation and identify familiar objects, colors, numbers and animals. Parent or other adult must attend. Class may be repeated. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No classes on Tuesday, October 14th and November 11th. Instructor: Patty Hunt Age: 3-6 yrs Fee: $87/8 weeks Location: LHCC #4011.400 ....................TUE 9/23-11/25 ......................3:00-3:45 p.m.

INFANT & PRESCHOOL

Subsidized Child Care in Family Child Care Homes for infants 6 weeks & up. Center-based care for preschoolers (3 to 5 years of age).

SCHOOL-AGE YEAR ROUND SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE Before and after school program/full-day. Breakfast and p.m. snack served (lunch preschool only). Transportation to and from La Habra City School District on school buses. Please call for more information on the waiting list and to receive an eligibility questionnaire. Fees based on income.

HEAD START 562-694-3455

Federally funded social/educational enrichment program for 4-year-olds for 31/2 hours a day.

STATE PRESCHOOL 562-905-9612

State funded Pre-K programs for 31/2 - and 4-year-olds. Part day and full day services.


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Personal Enrichment SPANISH SUCCESS! FOR KIDS

Session Topic: “Getting Around.” An excellent head start or supplement to traditional classroom lessons! Using a highly effective partial-immersion approach, kids build basic vocabulary and learn to understand written and spoken Spanish while enjoying fun and familiar games and activities. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No classes on Tuesday, October 14th and November 11th. Instructor: Patty Hunt Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $92/8 weeks Location: LHCC #4019.400 ....................TUE 9/23-11/25 ......................3:45-4:45 p.m.

MATH CAMP: 2nd–6th GRADES These classes will help students review concepts learned throughout the school year. Math concepts will be enhanced through the use of hands-on activities, repetition and the development of new skills. Topics will include appropriate grade level math concepts, fundamental arithmetic and problem solving. Select the grade level your child will enter when school starts. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Mariel Vega, Fantastic Learning Age: 2nd/3rd grades Fee: $81/6 weeks Location: LHCC #4012.400 ....................MON 9/29-11/3.......................5:30-7:00 p.m. Age: 3rd/4th grades Fee: $81/6 weeks Location: LHCC #4012.401 ....................TUE 9/30-11/4 ........................5:30-7:00 p.m. Age: 5th/6th grades Fee: $81/6 weeks Location: LHCC #4012.402 ....................WED 10/1-11/5 .......................5:30-7:00 p.m.

MATH CAMP: PRE-ALGEBRA This is a great course for students looking for a basic review of Pre-Algebra concepts. Topics include a review of elementary school math, order of operations, positive/negative numbers, use of properties, and rules for evaluation expressions and solving equations. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Mariel Vega, Fantastic Learning Age: 11-15 yrs Fee: $71/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4020.400 ....................THUR 10/2-11/6......................5:30-7:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO TYPING & WORD PROCESSING Develop your child’s basic typing skills and prepare them for many years of future usage. Tests, typing games and practice will be provided to make learning fun, as your child learns a lifetime skill. Students will use Microsoft Word for writing reports, homework or basic communication. They will create and edit documents using different functions, such as formatting with fonts and font size, color, spelling and grammar check, paragraph alignment, indents, margins, clip art and word art and much more. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 8-15 yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #4004.400 ....................THUR 10/2-11/20....................5:15-6:00 p.m.

Music HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

Learn the skills necessary to play music and have fun while learning. Class emphasizes chord strumming, reading notes and tablature and playing different styles of music. Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric). Students must also provide picks, guitar tuner and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 7-15 yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4003.400 ....................WED 9/18-10/9 .......................5:30-6:30 p.m. #4003.401 ....................WED 10/23-11/13 ...................5:30-6:30 p.m.

Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.


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Activities for Kids, continued BABIES LOVE MUSIC Introduce your baby to the wonders of music. Encourage your child’s development through playing drums and maracas, singing, baby massage, body parts, and sign language songs, fingerplays and more. Parent participation required. Optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting for a music CD, rhythm band instrument and song sheets. Any questions? Check our Web site: www.KidsLoveMusic.net. Instructor: Gary Greeno, Music Therapist Age: 4-14 mos Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: PP #4017.400 ....................THUR 9/18-10/9......................3:00-3:30 p.m. #4017.401 ....................TUE 11/4-11/25 ..................11:00-11:30 a.m.

Holiday Special ★NEW★ Mix together holiday songs, jingle bells, maracas, drums, singing and baby movement activities — mmm, mmm, good! Parent participation required. Optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Age: 4-14 mos. Fee: $33/3 weeks Location: PP #4017.402 ....................TUE 12/2-12/16 ...................11:00-11:30 a.m

KIDS LOVE MUSIC Music activities provide an excellent way to foster creativity, and cognitive, social and motor skills. Join Music Therapist Gary Greeno as we enjoy singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions, puppet songs and rhythm band activities. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class for a music CD, rhythm band instrument and song sheets. Parent participation is required. Instructor: Gary Greeno, Music Therapist Age: 1-4yrs Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: PP #4016.400 ....................THUR 9/18-10/9..................... 3:45-4:30 p.m. #4016.401 ....................THUR 9/18-10/9..................... 4:45-5:30 p.m. #4016.402 ....................TUE 11/4-11/25 ......................9:00-9:45 a.m. #4016.403 ....................TUE 11/4-11/25 ..................10:00-10:45 a.m.

Holiday Special ★NEW★ Mix together holiday songs, jingle bells, puppets,

drums, xylophones, singing and dancing — mmm, mmm, good! Parent participation required. Optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Age: 1-4 yrs Fee: $33/3 weeks Location: PP 4016.404 ......................TUES 12/2-12/16 ....................9:00-9:45 a.m. 4016.405 ......................TUES 12/2-12/16 ................10:00-10:45 a.m. Enjoy Our Fall Classes! The City reserves the right to substitute instructors, cancel activities, change dates, times and/or locations as necessary without public notice. We apologize for any resulting inconvenience.

DRUM FOR FUN Has your child been begging to learn the drums? Now is the time to get started! This is a fun and energetic class which features rhythm reading and playing on the drum. Drum sticks and practice pad will be available for purchase at the first class meeting. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4025.400 ....................FRI 9/19-10/24 .......................6:30-7:20 p.m.

TICKLE THE KEYS In this class, young children learn to play the piano AND much more: ear training, harmony, rhythm, music reading and writing. They will have fun! Parents are encouraged to participate. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8.50. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 2-3 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4021.400 ....................TUE 9/16-10/21 ......................1:00-1:50 p.m. #4021.401 ....................THUR 9/18-10/23....................1:00-1:50 p.m. Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4022.400 ....................TUE 9/16-10/21 ......................3:30-4:20 p.m. #4022.401 ....................WED 9/17-10/22 .....................2:30-3:20 p.m. Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4023.400 ....................TUE 9/16-10/21 ......................6:30-7:20 p.m. #4023.401 ....................SAT 9/20-10/25 ......................9:00-9:50 a.m.

PIANOLAND Playing the piano can be very relaxing and is a great way to have fun. Children will learn note-reading, correct hand positions, five-finger songs, chords and how to play using both hands at the same time. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8.50. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 9-15 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4024.400 ....................TUE 9/16-10/21 ......................7:00-7:50 p.m.


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Music

FUN ACRYLIC PAINTING

VOICE FOR YOUTH Do you like to sing? Tell your friends and neighbors about this class, which will teach them to breathe properly, sing on pitch, and have fun at the same time. Participants will sing as a group, but will focus on individual performance. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4026.400 ....................FRI 9/19-10/24 .......................6:30-7:20 p.m.

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In this fun course, students will learn one technical concept each week and will produce one finished painting per session. Color theory, abstraction, portraiture and landscape will be included. Please wear an old T-shirt or apron. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No classes on Friday, October 31st and November 28th. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4000.400 ....................FRI 10/24-12/5 .......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING TECHNIQUES

LEARN TO DRAW WITH KidzArt! Learning about art and how to draw is like learning a new language with KidzArt Preschool. The language of art begins with the recognition of lines and shapes. We show preschoolers how these lines and shapes can fit together and create a complete whole. Then we introduce them to the tools so they can do it for themselves. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting and covers all materials necessary for the class.

This is a beginning course to introduce and develop drawing skills through demonstrations and examples of master drawings from children’s book illustrations, animation and technical drawing. Course will cover contour, line, structure, perspective, light/shadow, color and modeling form. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 7-14yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4005.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/13.....................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4005.401 ....................MON 10/20-11/17...................5:00-6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Hannah Lee, KidzArt Age: 31/2-41/2 yrs Fee: $65/6 weeks Location: LHCC #4002.400 ....................MON 9/8-10/13...................11:00-11:35 a.m. #4002.401 ....................MON 11/3-12/8...................11:00-11:35 a.m.

MASTERPIECES WITH PENCILS & PASTELS Students will learn the basics of drawing, color, composition, and art appreciation. Media include crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, ink and more. Students take home one “masterpiece” per class. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4006.400 ....................FRI 9/19-10/17 .......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

Come Visit the Friends of the La Habra Library Used Book Store

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday Closed Sunday

Located in the Orange County Public Library La Habra Branch 221 E. La Habra Boulevard


Activities for Adults Dance

BALLET FOLKLORICO ★NEW★ Come learn the beautiful and colorful dances of Mexico! Keep your traditions alive through lively and enjoyable dances representing the many different regions of this amazing country. Students MUST attend both sessions in order to participate in the recital on Saturday, December 20th. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $52.50/7 wks* Location: USADS #2500.400 ....................MON 9/8-10/31.......................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2500.401 ....................MON 11/3-12/19* ...................8:00-9:00 p.m.

LINE DANCING Grab your boots and come on over! Get your heart a pumpin’ with some of the most fun exercise around. No partner needed. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Lisa will teach you the basic steps and some fun, easy dances. You’ll be kickin’ up your heels in no time at all. Beginning instruction is from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Beginners MUST sign up for FIRST

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session of each quarter. No beginners will be accepted in second session of the quarter. For the experienced line dancer, intermediate dance instruction follows from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Your old favorites and some new dances will be included. Step sheets will be available. Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: CH #2505.400 ....................MON 9/8-10/6.........................7:00-9:15 p.m. #2505.401 ....................MON 10/13-11/10...................7:00-9:15 p.m.

SQUARE DANCE This square dance class is perfect for anyone with some previous square dance experience. We will teach the calls and moves necessary to be able to dance at plus level of square dance. Great as a refresher if you’ve been away from square dancing for awhile. Singles and couples welcome; a partner is not required. Instructor: Major Keys Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $22/5 weeks Location: CH #2520.400 ....................THUR 9/18-10/23....................7:15-9:30 p.m.

The OCYC offers young people the opportunity to develop career interests, receive academic support, gain valuable work experience, and achieve their career & educational goals. At the OCYC, youth ages 16-21 can:

✔ Learn to design a resume ✔ Learn interviewing skills ✔ Meet with the YES Rep ✔ Check out the “Job Board” ✔ Explore career paths ✔ Get a job 1811 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631 Open Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 562-905-7076 Some services may require Federal eligibility determination. Sponsored by the Orange County Workforce Investment Board. Equal opportunity program. Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY service, please dial 711.


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Dance

This class is taught by award-winning instructors at the world famous swing dance hall, Memories, in Uptown Whittier.

BELLY DANCING Belly dancing, with its mystical movements, will inspire your spirit to breathe, expand and stretch. Come and celebrate the goddess within! With sharp hip accents, shimmies, undulations and veil work, you’ll get an intense workout that feels wonderful. Instructor: Yeril Barlup Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/8 weeks Location: LHCC #2502.400 (Int).............WED 9/10-10/29 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2503.400 (Beg)...........WED 9/10-10/29 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2502.401 (Int).............SAT 9/13-11/1 ....................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2503.401(Beg)............SAT 9/13-11/1 ............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SWING DANCE Swing or “jitterbug” is the most versatile of the ballroom dances, as you can swing to many types of music, making you the envy at parties and weddings. No partner needed, we rotate.

Instructor: Essex & Lee (Memories Swing Team) Age: 12+yrs Fee: $57/6 weeks Location: M #2501.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/20...................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.401 ....................MON 10/27-12/1...................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.402 ....................FRI 9/19-10/24 ...................... 7:30-8:30 p.m. #2501.403 ....................FRI 10/31-12/5 .......................7:30-8:30 p.m.

ADULT TAP In this beginning tap class for adults, students will learn the intricate dances that made people like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, and Gregory Hines famous. Tap dances also improves balance and coordination, while giving you an opportunity to express yourself through dance. Tap shoes are required. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $52.50/7 wks* Location: USADS #2508.400 ....................TUE 9/9-10/28 ........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2508.401 ....................TUE 11/4-12/11*.................... 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cliff Gewecke’s Dance Classes

are held at the La Habra Clubhouse • 200 W. Greenwood Avenue

Fee: $33 per person/8 weeks

BALLROOM BASICS

DANCING & ROMANCING

SALSA & MERENGUE

INTERMEDIATE SALSA

For a wedding party, a cruise or merely an occasional night out, you can use patterns and techniques learned in this basic Ballroom Dance class that includes Tango, Mambo and Cha-Cha. Singles & couples welcome.

When the music is slow and blues-like, don’t just stand and sway like everybody else! This class will teach you easy-to-learn dips, slower steps, and moves that will give your dancing excitement, structure, and a joy to share with your partner. Have fun! Feel the romance! Couples and singles welcome.

Learn today’s “hottest” dances — Salsa and Merengue! This class will give you a basic understanding of these dances, plus teach you steps that will have you movin’ to the Latin beat sooner than you think! Patterns will vary in each 8-week session.

If you know Salsa basics, this class will put them to work for you with more challenging patterns and the techniques that make them work. Turns, fancier footwork, style variations — they’re all included. Have fun!

#2506.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/16-11/4 6:30-7:15 p.m.

#2504.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/16-11/4 7:15-8:00 p.m.

#2507.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/16-11/4 8:00-8:45 p.m.

#2512.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/16-11/4 8:45-9:30 p.m.


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Fitness for Fun

TEEN/ADULT MARTIAL ARTS & BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ★NEW★ Empower yourself with realistic self-defense. The

best of both worlds — stand-up kicking and punching and ground techniques. A great way to get in shape, learn to protect yourself, and live the martial arts life! No classes on Wednesday, November 12th and Thursday, November 13th and 27th. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: FMA #3002.400 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ....................8:15-9:00 p.m. #3002.401 ....................WED 9/17-10/15 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3002.402 ....................WED 10/29-12/3 .....................8:15-9:00 p.m. #3002.403 ....................THUR 10/30-12/11..................8:00-9:00 p.m.

LATIN AEROBICS Lose weight and get toned through a fun cardiovascular workout to the beat of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia music. Bring towel, tennis shoes, mat and workout clothes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52.50/7 wks, $45/6 wks* Location: USADS #3016.402 ....................FRI 9/12-10/24 .......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #3016.403 ....................FRI 11/7-12/19*......................6:00-7:00 p.m.

LATIN LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS Lose weight and get toned through a fun cardiovascular workout to the beat of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia music. Bring towel, tennis shoes, mat and workout clothes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $60/8 wks, $45/6 wks* Location: USADS #3000.400 ....................THUR 9/11-10/30................. 9:00-10:00 a.m. #3000.401 ....................THUR 11/6-12/18* ............... 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.

ADULT TENNIS LESSONS Mondays 6:30-8:00 p.m. $75/5 weeks

ADULT TENNIS WORKOUT Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 a.m. $15 per class

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

TINY TOTS for 6-8 yr. olds Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. $65/5 weeks

La Habra Tennis Center 351 S. Euclid Street

562-690-5040

TENNIS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $100/5 weeks MIXED DROP-IN TENNIS Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. $15 per visit Drop-in tennis with ladder play


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★NEW★ Learn the ancient art of nobility and one of the four original modern Olympic events. Fencing is often referred to as physical chess; it combines the mental challenge of outthinking your opponent, with the agility of martial arts. Students will learn basic footwork, attacks, defense, and strategy. Students should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing; protective mask, jacket and foil will be provided. A $10 lab fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Orange Coast Fencing Academy Age: 12+ yrs Fee: $45/5 wks Location: BCC #3012.400 (Beg)...........THUR 9/18-10/16....................7:00-8:20 p.m. #3012.401 (Beg)...........THUR 10/30-12/11..................7:00-8:20 p.m. #3013.400 (Int).............THUR 9/18-10/16....................7:00-8:20 p.m. #3013.401 (Int).............THUR 10/30-12/11..................7:00-8:20 p.m.

THAI KICKBOXING Take your fitness to a NEW level with Thai Kickboxing! Classes designed for FITNESS, SAFETY, EDUCATION, and FUN! The classes are designed to help students lose weight, build muscle, transform their bodies and learn self defense. Additionally, each class is designed to challenge the students’ cardiovascular fitness and raise their level of conditioning. Each class is designed with safety in mind and will protect the students’ knees, ankles, back and neck. There is no bouncing, jumping or contact with other people. Classes are ongoing for women and men with ALL levels of fitness ability. Gloves must be purchased for $20 at FMA. No classes on Thursday, November 13th and 27th. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $44/5 weeks Location: FMA #3004.400 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ..................9:30-10:15 a.m. #3004.401 ....................TUES 10/28-11/25 ................9:30-10:15 a.m. #3004.402 ....................THUR 9/18-10/16....................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.403 ....................THUR 10/30-12/11..................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.404 ....................FRI 9/19-10/17 .......................6:00-6:45 p.m.

FITNESS KICKBOXING Are you ready to make a change with your body? Take control over your body with Fitness Kickboxing! It’s a workout where you can kick and punch your way to achieving the fitness goals you’ve always wanted. Fitness Kickboxing is the best total body workout to lose weight, tone and shape up, gain endurance and flexibility, relieve stress, meet new friends and have fun. This class is the #1 calorie-burning workout, consuming an amazing 800 calories per hour. Classes are on-

going for women and men with ALL levels of fitness ability. No classes on Wednesday, November 12th; Thursday, November 13th and 27th; and Saturday, November 15th and 29th. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $41/5 weeks Location: FMA #3006.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/13.....................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.401 ....................MON 10/27-11/24...................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.402 ....................TUES 9/16-10/14 ....................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.403 ....................TUES 10/28-11/25 ..................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.404 ....................WED 9/17-10/15 .....................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.405 ....................WED 10/29-12/3 .....................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.406 ....................THUR 9/18-10/16..................9:30-10:20 a.m. #3006.407 ....................THUR 10/30-12/11................9:30-10:20 a.m. #3006.408 ....................SAT 9/20-10/18 ......................8:30-9:20 a.m. #3006.409 ....................SAT 11/1-12/13 ......................8:30-9:20 a.m.

SHITO RYU KARATE DO Shito Ryu Karate Do is one of the finest Japanese styles of martial arts. This course includes exercises, techniques and approaches based on many years of karate experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in karate tournaments. Participants will make steady progress through a series of fundamental steps to achieve the martial arts goals they seek. No classes on Tuesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 27th. Instructor: Mario Flores Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $37/4 wks, $30/3 wks* Location: SH #3007.400 (OCT) .........TUE/THUR 10/2-10/30 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.401 (NOV) .........TUE/THUR 11/1-11/29 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.402 (DEC)*........TUE/THUR 12/2-12/20 ............7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

JACKI’S AEROBIC DANCING Jacki’s aerobic dancing is a fitness program that is totally FUN! Participants learn progressive choreographed dances which are designed to give an excellent cardiovascular and muscular workout. Participants dance to a wide variety of music at their own level of fitness. A good supportive shoe and towel or mat are required. Instructor: Nancy McNabb Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $92/9 weeks Location: CH #3005.406 ....................MON/WED 10/9-12/10 ............5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $60/6 weeks #3005.400 ....................MON/WED 10/9-11/19 ............5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $30/3 weeks #3005.409 ....................MON/WED 10/9-10/29 ............5:45-6:45 p.m.


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Activities for Adults, continued Beginning Classes ADULT GOLF

La Mirada Golf classes offer a complete group lesson format. Beginners focus on simple and effective swing fundamentals. Intermediate classes focus on long and short game fundamentals. Included is a $20 range ball card, and equipment will be provided for lessons AND practice. Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 18 yrs & up Fee: $71/4 weeks Location: LMGC

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

MON .........9/22-10/13 ...10/20-11/10 ...11/17-12/8 7:00-8:00 p.m. TUE...........9/23-10/14 ...10/21-11/11 ...11/18-12/9 9:00-10:00 a.m. TUE...........9/23-10/14 ...10/21-11/11 ...11/18-12/9 7:00-8:00 p.m. WED .........9/24-10/15 ...10/22-11/12 ..11/19-12/10 7:00-8:00 p.m. THUR ........9/25-10/16 ...10/23-11/13 ..11/20-12/11 7:00-8:00 p.m. FRI............9/26-10/17 ...10/24-11/14 ..11/21-12/12 9:00-10:00 a.m. FRI............9/26-10/17 ...10/24-11/14 ..11/21-12/12 7:00-8:00 p.m. SAT...........9/27-10/18 ...10/25-11/15 ..11/22-12/13 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Intermediate Classes MON ........9/22-10/13 ...10/20-11/10 ...11/17-12/8 8:00-9:00 p.m. TUE...........9/23-10/14 ...10/21-11/11 ...11/18-12/9 10:00-11:00 a.m. TUE...........9/23-10/14 ...10/21-11/11 ...11/18-12/9 8:00-9:00 p.m. WED .........9/24-10/15 ...10/22-11/12 ..11/19-12/10 8:00-9:00 p.m. THUR ........9/25-10/16 ...10/23-11/13 ..11/20-12/11 8:00-9:00 p.m. FRI............9/26-10/17 ...10/24-11/14 ..11/21-12/12 10:00-11:00 a.m. FRI............9/26-10/17 ...10/24-11/14 ..11/21-12/12 8:00-9:00 p.m. SAT...........9/27-10/18 ...10/25-11/15 ..11/22-12/13 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Advance! and the City of La Habra present

LA HABRA GOES TO COLLEGE Sunday, October 26th, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Student/Parent Panels & General College Information Come find out how to:

✔ Prepare for College ✔ Apply to Colleges ✔ Pay for College

at the La Habra Community Center

For more information, please call Advance! at 562-691-2117.


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PILATES YOGA STRETCH & TONE Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean muscles. Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Learn techniques that strengthen the core/center (midsection) with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. Beginning and intermediate levels introduced. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, yoga block and strap to class. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $27/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3008.400 ....................MON 9/18-10/6...................... 5:45-6:45 p.m. #3008.401 ....................MON 10/27-11/24.................. 5:45-6:45 p.m.

POWER PILATES-YOGA Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean muscles. Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Learn techniques that strengthen the core/center (midsection) with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. Intermediate and advanced levels taught. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, yoga block and strap to class. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $54/5 weeks Location: MON-LHCC/WED-CH #3001.400 ....................MON/WED 9/8-10/8 ................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3001.401 ....................MON/WED 10/27-11/26 ..........7:00-8:15 p.m.

TAI CHI LIU HE BA FA Six Harmonies Eight Methods is a more ancient form than the 24 form of Tai Chi Chuan. This is an exploration of spirals. It may take a year to learn and can improve technique for any martial art. The instructor has studied this form of Tai Chi for 20 years.New students welcome in any session. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: VMH #3015.400 ....................MON 9/18-10/6.......................7:00-8:30 p.m. #3015.401 ....................MON 10/13-11/10...................7:00-8:30 p.m. #3015.402 ....................MON 11/17-12/15...................7:00-8:30 p.m.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

TAI CHI CHUAN Learn to move slowly. Breathe slowly. Heighten your senses and do a meditational martial art. This is a great stress buster. Eight Treasure Chi Kung, as well as the 24 standard form, are emphasized. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3011.400 ....................SAT 9/13-10/11 ..................10:30-11:30 a.m. #3011.401 ....................SAT 10/18-11/15 ................10:30-11:30 a.m. #3011.402 ....................SAT 11/22-12/20 ................10:30-11:30 a.m.

Personal Enrichment

SIGN LANGUAGE II: CONVERSATIONAL LEVEL ★NEW★ This is an intermediate level class in American Sign Language in which participants will practice signing at the conversational level through a variety of fun activities. Participants should have a basic knowledge of or have taken a basic course in American Sign Language before enrolling in this class. Instructor: Lynn Kobert Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $57/8 weeks Location: LHCC #5010.400 ....................WED 9/10-10/29 .....................7:30-8:30 p.m.

MORE CREATIVE SEWING 4 ADULTS ★NEW★ In this beginner-level class, you will discover the exciting world of creative sewing. How about personalized pillowcases? Or, are they lovely laundry totes? Perhaps they are carnivorous candy bags? Need more room in your closet? I’ve got a solution that’s quick, easy and inexpensive. How about a quick gift idea or two? The possibilities are endless, so let’s get started today! Supply list provided at the time of registration. You must bring your own sewing machine to class. Instructor: Evlee Pinkney Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $50/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7016.400 ....................WED 9/17-10/15 .....................6:30-8:30 p.m. #7016.401 ....................WED 10/22-11/19 ...................6:30-8:30 p.m.

QUILTING The holidays will be upon us soon, so it’s time to make those holiday projects. We will be making fall and Christmas table toppers. These projects are great for your home or gifts. Come and have fun quilting with a new friend. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Beverly Smyth Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52/10 weeks Location: LHCC #7008.400 ....................THUR 9/11-11/13....................6:00-9:00 p.m.


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Activities for Adults, continued PIANOLAND Playing the piano can be very relaxing and is a great way to have fun. Participants will learn note-reading, correct hand positions, five-finger songs, chords and how to play using both hands at the same time. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5026.400 ...................TUE 9/16-10/21 ......................8:00-8:50 p.m.

VOICE FOR ADULTS Do you like to sing? Tell your friends and neighbors about this class, which will teach them to breathe properly, sing on pitch, and have fun at the same time. Participants will sing as a group, but will focus on individual performance. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5018.400 ....................FRI 9/19-10/24 .......................7:30-8:20 p.m.

UKULELE Learn to play this fun instrument that will have people singing along with you at get-togethers and other events. Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5014.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/20.....................7:00-7:50 p.m.

HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR Learn the skills necessary to play music and have fun while learning. Class emphasizes chord strumming, reading notes and tablature and playing different styles of music. Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric). Students must also provide picks, guitar tuner and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #5005.400 .................... WED 9/18-10/9 ......................6:30-7:30 p.m. #5005.401 .................... WED 10/23-11/13 ..................6:30-7:30 p.m.

Graffiti Hotline: 562-905-9723 STORYTIMES

Orange County Public Library 221 E. La Habra Blvd. 562-694-0078 714-526-7728 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Family Storytime:

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 16th. ABC Kids Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays

at 10:30 am., beginning September 17th.

TEEN INFORMATION October 12-18th Teen Reading Week: Books with a Bite at your library. Special program for teens to be announced! September 6th Homework HelpTutorTraining: High school students

in grade 10 or above are needed to help elementary school students with homework.Training is 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. Pick up your volunteer application at the library.

Adult Book Group Book club meets every fourth Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. “Mysterious California” is the theme for September through November.

FAMILY EVENTS Saturday, October 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Be a part of

history at the Civil War reenactment on the library grounds and in El Centro Park! Saturday, November 1st, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Celebrate Day of

the Dead at the La Habra Branch Library! Crafts, dancing demonstrations, altars, and more. Wednesday, December 10th, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime with Santa

Claus. A gift from the Friends of the Library to the preschoolers of La Habra. A popular annual event with our favorite Guy in Red and his Lady!


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Activities for Adults, continued

Personal Enrichment

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & THE INTERNET Never touched a computer? Or maybe you did and felt confused. It’s never too late to learn! This class will introduce you to all those basic computer skills you need to operate your computer. Also, you’ll learn all those terms you keep hearing, but aren’t quite sure what they mean. Explore the online world and connect with your friends and family. Class includes hands-on practice, a free e-mail account set-up, surfing the Internet and learning how to use search engines. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5002.400 ....................THUR 10/2-11/20....................6:00-6:45 p.m.

COMPUTER WORKSHOP Are you considering upgrading your skills to handle all the new, exciting computer equipment, such as digital cameras and USB flash drive? Students will learn how to use these, as well as what to consider when purchasing them to achieve the best results. Join this class for hands-on learning and practice with integration of the Internet. Basic computer knowledge is recommended for this class. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Red Ribbon Week October 20th-24th Breakfast Friday, October 24th at Westridge Golf Club

R.S.V.P. to Katie Elmore at 562-905-9708 (Reservations Are Required)

Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5004.400 ....................THUR 10/2-11/20....................6:45-7:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING TECHNIQUES This is a beginning course to introduce and develop drawing skills through demonstrations and examples of master drawings from children’s book illustrations, animation and technical drawing. Course will cover contour, line, structure, perspective, light/shadow, color and modeling form. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 15+yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7003.400 ....................MON 9/15-10/13.....................6:30-8:00 p.m. #7003.401 ....................MON 10/20-11/17...................6:30-8:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will learn how to use their own digital cameras so that they can produce more professional-looking images. The instructor will go over all the many buttons and dials and explain their purposes. Lighting, composition and image processing will also be covered. Bring your camera to class! Instructor: Gary Apodaca, Imageworks Photography Studio Age: 18+yrs Fee: $97/4 weeks Location: CCC #7007.400 ....................MON 9/22-10/13.....................7:00-8:30 p.m.


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Activities for Adults, continued BUILDING A STRONG FINANCIAL FUTURE ★NEW★ To build a strong foundation — any foundation — requires planning, developing a strategy and using good materials or quality investments. Your financial foundation is no different. Investing for the long term and frequent reviews will help you keep your foundation strong and allow for growth. Market basics and stock investing will be discussed. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+ yrs Fee $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5009.400 ....................WED 12/3................................6:30-8:30 p.m.

SMART CHOICES IN RETIREMENT ★NEW★ After years of work, you now have the opportunity

to experience the retirement you’ve always wanted. By taking some time now to prepare for life retirement, you’ll be more likely to enjoy everything you’ve dreamed about. You’ll learn ten key principles to help make your money last, with the goal of providing a steadily rising income. A good retirement means that you are prepared for anything. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+ yrs Fee $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5015.400 ....................WED 11/5................................6:30-8:30 p.m.

A WOMAN’S JOURNEY TOWARD FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE This seminar will discuss the unique challenges women face with regard to their financial goals and ways to work towards overcoming them. Women’s roles have changed drastically in the last 50 years. More women are actively engaged in understanding and participating in investment decisions. Now is the time to get your finances in order. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner , Edward Jones Age: 18+yrs Fee: $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5021.400 .................... WED 11/19.............................6:30-8:30 p.m. ®

Mom’s Club of La Habra

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS This all-encompassing course is for those who want to learn more about making wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected risks. Over the course of three weeks, we will cover time-proven methods for saving, investing and working toward your financial goals. We examine individual investments like CDs, stocks, bonds and mutual funds and help you determine what part each can play in a balanced portfolio. You’ll also learn about keeping up with inflation, ways to reduce taxes on your investments and saving for retirement and college. Whether you’re just starting out or already in retirement and hoping to learn something new, this workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. Financial Planning Binder is included. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+yrs Fee: $32/3 weeks Location: EJ #5006.400 ....................WED 10/1-10/15 .....................6:30-8:30 p.m.

PAINS, ANXIETIES, ADDICTIONS, FEARS & PHOBIAS REMOVED Do you suffer from caffeine, chocolate or food addictions? Have those and other addictions removed during this workshop. How about pain? Arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches? Bring them in and leave them here. Do you have severe anxieties? Stressed from work? Post traumatic stress syndrome? Let’s get rid of them. Drag out your biggest fears and phobias and have them completely removed during this exciting and educational workshop. There is a $5 materials fee for handouts payable to the instructor in class. Instructor has over 25 years experience in this field. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $47/1 mtg Location: LHCC #5025.400 ....................TUE 10/28.............................7:00-10:00 p.m.

MOMS Club stands for Moms Offering Moms Support! This is a great club to get to know other moms in the community and find great friends for your kids. Come join us for: Park Days • Playgroups • Field Trips Mom’s Night Out • Socializing & much more! For more information e-mail: momsclublahabra@yahoo.com.


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SUCCESS COACHING Want to take charge of your life and get what you most want and need from it? This six-hour seminar explains, in easy to follow steps, the synergistic elements of the Mental Bank Program and how to get them working in your life. You will be presented with a demonstration of how your subconscious mind is a goal machine, driven to achieve whatever it is programmed for, allowing you to program yourself for success, happiness and prosperity, easily and effortlessly. Participants must purchase The Mental Bank Ledger ($14.95 plus tax) prior to class; available at Amazon.com or www.pdhypnosis.com. An additional $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $77/3 weeks Location: LHCC #5023.400 .................... TUE 9/30-10/14 .....................7:00-9:00 p.m.

BECOME SLENDER WITH HYPNOSIS Releasing weight and feeling great WITH HYPNOSIS! The natural POWER of your mind is guided by hypnotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H., to help you create habits and responses, without dieting, that lead to SUCCESS, COMFORT and SATISFACTION. An accompanying cassette/CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor in class for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional. Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. Age: 18+yrs Fee: $48/4 weeks Location: WSC #5007.400 ....................THUR 9/25-10/16....................7:30-9:00 p.m.

BECOME A NON-SMOKER WITH HYPNOSIS If your MONEY and HEALTH have been going up in smoke, it’s time to claim your FREEDOM from smoking. This HYPNOSIS workshop will guide your mind to accomplish this goal, for all of the important reasons! A supporting CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional. Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. Age: 18+yrs Fee: $28/2 weeks Location: WSC #5008.400 ....................THUR 10/23-10/30..................7:30-9:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S PERSONAL SAFETY SEMINAR Take charge! Be ready! Learn how to defend your SAFE ZONE! Avoid dangerous situations by learning awareness and distance skills, which are your primary tools for avoiding or evading aggressive or violent confrontations. Develop new habits to raise your awareness just before moving into or out of a secure area. You will learn ALL practical self-defense techniques and maneuvers. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $15/1 mtg Location: FMA #5017.400 ....................WED 9/24................................7:30-8:15 p.m. #5017.401 ....................WED 11/19...............................7:30-8:15 p.m.

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING If you need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits such as destructive chewing, hole digging or over exuberance, enroll Fido now! This eight-week session is open to all breeds of dogs, ages six months or older (larger breeds accepted at four months). All A.K.C. Novice exercises will be covered, including hand signals, off-leash techniques and long-distance work. Proper training leashes and collars will be available at reasonable prices at orientation for those who need them. Trophies and certificates will be awarded at graduation. The first meeting will be an orientation, to be held WITHOUT DOGS at the Community Center. Remaining classes are held at El Centro-Lions Park. Instructor: Rose Healey, Hacienda Hills Dog Obedience Club Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: LHCC/ECLP #5003.400 ....................SAT 9/20-11/8 ........................1:30-2:30 p.m.

A.K.C. CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST Is your dog a “good citizen” when you take him out in public? This ten-part certification test is open to both purebred and mixed-bred dogs who ALREADY obey basic obedience commands and who can remain calm when faced with distracting situations in public places. Those who pass all ten skills tests will receive paperwork to send to the American


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Activities for Adults, continued Kennel Club (A.K.C.), and then that organization will mail the owner an official certificate. For a detailed list of the skills to be tested, see www.dogservicesunlimited.com or call 714532-3647. Instructor/A.K.C. Evaluator: Rose Healey Ages: 12+ yrs Fee: $23/2 weeks Location: FDP #5022.400 ....................WED 11/12 & 11/19 ................6:00-7:00 p.m.

FRISBEE FUN WITH FIDO This 3 / -hour workshop will include techniques on proper throwing so your dog will be able to catch the Frisbee, getting him motivated to bring it back to you, and an introduction to teaching your dog various stunts, such as spins, twists and weaving between your legs. Please bring current vaccination records, water, a lawn chair and $5 materials fee. A practice Frisbee will be provided for each student. 1 2

Instructor: David Procida Age: 14+ yrs Fee: $41/1 mtg Location: RVP #5000.400 ....................SUN 9/14 ................................1:00-4:30 p.m.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

CANINE GAMES AGILITY COURSE Looking for fun, exercise and quality time to spend with your canine companion? This course introduces a variety of challenging obstacles, including tunnels, teeter-totter, tire jump, A-frame, dogwalk, weave poles, pause table, various bar and panel jumps. No previous experience required, but some basic obedience is helpful. Trophies and certificates will be awarded at a timed agility contest at the final meeting. Bring a chair and $25 materials fee (maintenance & replacement of agility equipment to keep course safe for all, trophies, reference material and special insurance) to first class, held WITHOUT DOGS. Meet in parking lot at Yorba Linda Community Center at Casa Loma & Imperial. No class on Saturday, October 25th. Instructor: April Ortiz Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: YLCC #5001.400 ....................SAT 9/27-11/22 ......................8:00-9:00 a.m. #5001.401 ....................SAT 9/27-11/22 .................. 9:00-10:00 a.m. #5001.402 ....................SAT 9/27-11/22 .................10:00-11:00 a.m. Enjoy Our Fall Classes! The City reserves the right to substitute instructors, cancel activities, change dates, times and/or locations as necessary without public notice. We apologize for any resulting inconvenience.


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Ser vices

SENIOR ASSISTANCE INFORMATION & REFERRAL We can provide current information on services available to senior residents by city, county and state agencies. The Senior Desk also offers referrals for caregiving services by bonded persons. We also have an active Telecare program, offering calls to shut-ins and frail seniors. Come see us for these valuable services or call the senior desk at 562-905-9746.

La Habra Shuttle “Ride with Pride” ★Available to seniors 65 years and older and persons with disabilities who are residents of the City of La Habra. ★Operates Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding major holidays.

COMMUNITY SENIORSERV “CSS” DINING PROGRAM

A hot lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon at the La Habra Community Center. Stay and enjoy cards, bingo, entertainment programs and a social atmosphere. Suggested $2.50 donation for lunch for seniors 60 and over; $3.50 charge for those under 60. Remember, the La Habra Shuttle will bring you to CSS lunch at the Community Center FREE if you join us on three or more days a week on a regular basis, if bus seating is available. And don’t forget that there is live music in the lunch area from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday, for dancing or listening. For questions or more information, call Linda Molthen, CSS Manager, at 562-905-9748.

Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals to those unable to prepare their own meals due to illness or disability. Call Maricella Jimenez, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 562-905-9747. PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE FOR ADULTS

★Transports participants throughout the City of La Habra, plus service to St. Jude Medical Center, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, and adjacent doctors’ offices, as well as to doctors’ offices adjacent to the former Brea Community Hospital.

PHCA offers health screenings and counseling to adults 50 and over. PHCA can help you identify problems early, assist in finding needed health care, teach you preventive health practices, show you how to stay as healthy as possible. Your assessment will include a personal health history, diet and medication review, screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar and hemoglobin. Take advantage of this FREE service and make an appointment to see PHCA Nurse Lori Funke RN, PHN. She is at the La Habra Community Center two Tuesdays each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the senior desk to make an appointment.

For more information or to register to use this service, please visit the La Habra Community Center or call 562-905-9746 for an application.

Sponsored by Bright Health Physicians

Mondays 9:00–10:30 a.m. at the La Habra Community Center SEPTEMBER 8

Alzheimer’s Lecture OCTOBER 6

Rhythm Strip (Heart Screening) DECEMBER 8

Elder Abuse/Health & Safety Please call to let us know you plan to attend: 562-905-9708, ext. 263.

MEALS ON WHEELS

★Cost of service is 50 cents per one-way trip for all passengers.

★Reservations for transportation must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

MONTHLY SENIOR HEALTH LECTURES & SCREENINGS

LEGAL AID Legal Aid is available the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. This service is available for seniors 60 years of age and older who are residents of Orange County. An appointment is necessary. To make an appointment, please call 562-905-9746. If you do not meet these guidelines for service but wish to contact Legal Aid directly, please call 800-834-5001. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Have you ever thought of becoming a volunteer? Learn something new, have fun and meet new people in the community. Join the hundreds of volunteers in La Habra who care about our city and gain that special feeling of accomplishment that comes with helping the people in your community. Call the City of La Habra Volunteer Coordinator Mayra Serratos for more information at 562-905-9708, ext. 263. For further information, please call 562-905-9746.


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Clas ses

BALANCE & MOBILITY This class works with participants on an individual basis to resolve problems of balance, activities of daily living, and getting around. This is a program that can literally change your life, enabling participants to improve their balance by 100%. Pre-registration is not necessary, sign up in class. Doctor’s approval is required to participate. Instructor: Leah Pile...............................FREE MON & THUR ..........10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

MATURE DRIVER The Mature Driver class is for anyone 55 and over who would like to refresh their knowledge of California driving laws and practices. It is an eight-hour class and meets the third Saturday of each month. Participants who complete the class will receive a certificate. Some insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete this class. Please note that the class does NOT include

any actual driving. In order to take the class, participants must pay a $2 fee and PRE-REGISTER at the La Habra Community Center. For more information, please call 562-905-9746.

with resistance bands, balls and other props. It will increase your strength, flexibility, range of motion, stamina, and overall well-being. Pre-registration is not necessary, sign up in class.

Instructor: NOCCCD ....................................$2 3rd Saturday of month8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Henrietta De Jong.................FREE TUE & FRI ...............10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

HATHA YOGA This class offers you the chance to study and practice the basic discipline and postures to promote physical fitness. It promotes flexibility, strength, concentration, awareness of the breath and relaxation, which calms the mind and nervous system. Please call to confirm dates. Pre-registration is not necessary, sign up in class. Instructor: Sultan Haque ........................FREE SATURDAY .........................9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

PHYSICAL FITNESS Participants in this class will enjoy a thorough low-impact workout that includes a walking warm-up, as well as sitting and standing exercises and work

C o mmunit y Health Fair Thursday, November 13th 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.

Monthly Dances for Seniors “Puttin’ on the Ritz” 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center 2008 SCHEDULE

★ September 19th ★ ★ November 21st ★ ★ December 19th ★ Live bands, refreshments, fun!

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS:

 Body Fat  Blood Pressure  Glucose  Colon/Rectal Cancer  Hearing

 Cholesterol  Chiropractic  Osteoporosis  Bone Density  Dental

OTHER SERVICES: “Ask the Pharmacist” Community Services for Seniors Medicare Information

Door prizes awarded throughout the day! Flu Shots: FREE TO SENIORS 60+

City of La Habra Community Services Department, 101 W. La Habra Boulevard, 562-905-9746


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Games CSS BINGO

CSS Bingo meets Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. The cost of playing is 25 cents per card, with a maximum of six cards. Nine games is the usual number played. If you like bingo, come join the fun! All are welcome to participate. FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO The La Habra Senior Citizens’ Club hosts bingo each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the La Habra Clubhouse, 200 W. Greenwood. Admission is 50 cents. Donuts and coffee are served. The group also holds potlucks several times a year. All seniors are welcome to participate. CARDS & DOMINOS If you’d like to join a group of card players, there are several to choose from. Canasta players meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Pinochle players meet at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and bridge players meet on Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You can play dominos on Fridays at 12:00 noon. All groups meet at the Community Center and welcome new players.

Live Music & Dancing Daily! 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the CSS Lunch Program at the La Habra Community Center Stay afterwards and enjoy a healthy, tasty lunch!

“SUNDAYS FUNDAYS” There’s plenty of fun on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., when the Community Center hosts card bingo. Cost is 10 cents per game, except for the last game.

Ac tivities

WEDNESDAY A.M. VOLUNTEER STITCHERS This group meets in the Oeste Room from 9:00 to11:30 a.m. to make items for Children’s Hospital and local convalescent hospitals. You may sew, knit or crochet items. If you wish to learn any of these skills, you are welcome to join us and learn.

month to enjoy a movie. Popcorn and other snacks are served during the movie. One lucky person gets to take the movie home afterwards (on VHS). There is no charge for this activity, so why not check it out! SENIOR EVENING DANCES The La Habra Community Center hosts monthly evening senior dance throughout the year. Dances are held Friday nights, once each month, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Come enjoy live entertainment and delicious refreshments, contact the Senior Desk at 562-905-9746 for a schedule of this year’s dances. LIVE MUSIC DAILY!

HUFF ‘N’ PUFFS The Huff ‘n’ Puffs dancers perform at local venues and the Community Center. They practice once a week and perform a variety of dance styles in costumes of their own design. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the senior desk at 562-905-9746. CSS “MOVIE OF THE MONTH” All CSS lunch participants are invited to stay late on the fourth Thursday of each

Monday Jerry Abel Tuesday La Habra Lites Wednesday Tivoli Hotel House Band Thursday Ron Stanford & Karen Friday Changing Line-Up that includes Ron Allen, Trailblazers Western Band, Stardust Trio & others

Did you know that the Center is fortunate enough to offer live music Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon? Jerry Abel performs on Monday, The La Habra Lites perform on Tuesdays, the Tivoli Hotel House Band performs on Wednesdays, Ron Stanford & Karen perform on Thursday, and several different bands perform on Fridays, including Ron Allen, Stardust Trio, and the Trailblazers Western Band. You can check the schedule by calling 562-905-9748.


Trips for Everyone Sep tember

Stateline/Buffalo Bills #9029.300 Mon. thru Wed., September 6–8 Fee: $91 pp dbl., $110 pp sgl. Departs: 8:30 a.m.............Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy this three-day, two-night trip to Buffalo Bill’s. Try your luck on one of the 1,723 slot machines, 39 table games and live poker and sports book. Trip includes transportation, hotel room, two buffet tickets and $10 gaming. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Playhouse Disney LIVE! #9012.300

Harrah’s Casino #9004.400

Sunday, September 28.....................Fee: $53 Departs: 10:30 a.m...........Returns: 3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 13 .........................Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Climb aboard the Little Einstein’s rocket ship. Visit M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E at his club house. Let’s get to work with Handy Manny. Help the Super Sleuths, Tigger, Pooh, and their friends! It’s all part of Playhouse Disney Live! at the Long Beach Arena. The whole family will enjoy this exciting fun-filled show. Price includes transportation, tip, water, and admission. Please bring a sack lunch or plan to purchase food on your own at the event. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Get more Vegas-style action at Harrah’s Rincon Casino in San Diego. You can play hot slots, bingo machines and exciting table games. Bring valid picture identification on day of trip. Please bring in Rewards Club card number when registering for the trip. Trip includes $5 slot credit. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Oc tober

San Manuel Casino #9028.400

Trip Infor ma ti o n

All return times are approximate. Seat assignment subject to change.

• No smoking or alcoholic beverages on the bus. • Refunds for excursions ONLY if the ticket can be resold. • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time to board the bus. • Driver’s gratuity included. • Register early for excursions. • Excursions may be cancelled due to insufficient registration. • Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. • Program information is subject to change. • All trips depart from La Bonita Park parking lot, 1440 W. Whittier Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is located by the clock tower and Taco Bell on the south side of Whittier Blvd., between Beach Blvd. and Idaho St.

For further information or to make a reservation, please call 562-905-9708.

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Thursday, October 2 .........................Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Visit this newly created Indian Casino, located in the heart of Southern California. You can take a spin on any of the 2,000 slot machines or pull up a seat at the Vegas-style blackjack tables or in the 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art bingo hall. Trip includes transportation, and a $10 slot play card. Lunch is on your own. All guests must have a current driver’s license or ID card and must be at least 21 years of age. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Oak Glen #9011.400 Monday, October 20 .........................Fee: $57 Departs: 9:45 a.m.............Returns: 8:00 p.m.

Spend this fall day in Oak Glen, a town nestled in a beautiful mountain valley lying on the southwestern slope of Mt. San Gorgonio. The brisk mountain air and pure spring water combine to produce crisp, juicy, apples that attract thousands of visitors each year. First we will visit Parrish Ranch so you can pick apples on your own and sightsee. Then we will eat lunch at Law’s Coffee Shop. The menu includes your choice of baked ham or chicken breast, Swiss steak, as well as salad, veggies, mashed potatoes and a beverage. Trip includes transportation, lunch, and a whole apple pie for everyone! Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Avocado Festival #9021.400 Sunday, October 5............................Fee: $41 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 7:30 p.m.

Join us as we travel to Ventura County to attend the Avocado Festival! This event is filled with over 30 food booths, over 30 commercial vendors, 70 arts and crafts booths, and three full stages with over 40 acts altogether! The cost includes admission, transportation, water, and tip!

562-905-9708 You can register for trips in person at the Community Center or by telephone with a Visa or MasterCard.


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Trips for Everyone, continued

Oc tober Pechanga #9019.400

Wednesday, October 29 ...................Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Pechanga’s exciting gaming action includes 2,000 state-of-the art slots and 60 table games that include Blackjack, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, 3-Card Poker and Mini-Baccarat. Pechanga is housed in a bright and lively 88,000 square-foot casino with a unique “clean air” filtration system. Each participant will receive a $5 voucher. Please bring valid picture identification on day of trip. Please bring rewards card when you sign up for the trip. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

November

Laughlin/Colorado Belle #9016.400 Mon. thru Wed., November 3–5 Fee: $71 pp dbl., $86 pp sgl. Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy three days and two nights in Laughlin, Nevada, at the Colorado Belle Hotel. Includes transportation, hotel room and two buffets (can change, depending on casino). We will stop in Barstow en route for breakfast on your own. Sign up fast; it sells out every time! Departs from La Bonita Park Parking lot.

562-905-9708 You can register for trips in person at the Community Center or by telephone with a Visa or MasterCard.

Harrah’s Casino #9004.400 Monday, November 10 .....................Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Get more Vegas-style action at Harrah’s Rincon Casino in San Diego. You can play hot slots, bingo machines and exciting table games. Bring valid picture identification on day of trip. Please bring in Rewards Club card number when registering for the trip. Trip includes $5 slot credit. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot. Lawrence Welk: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings #9006.400 Thursday, November 13 ...................Fee: $95 Departs: 8:45 a.m.............Returns: 7:00 p.m.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a brandnew show that offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first they aren’t sure why they’ve returned, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of The Ed Sullivan Show — this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and the Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This is one holiday treat that is truly “heaven-sent!” Trip includes transportation, tip, ticket, water, and lunch. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

December Pechanga #9019.400 Monday, December 1 .......................Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Pechanga’s exciting gaming action includes 2,000 state-of-the art slots and 60 table games that include Blackjack, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, 3-Card Poker and Mini-Baccarat. Pechanga is housed in a bright and lively 88,000 square- foot casino with a unique “clean air” filtration system. Each participant will receive a $5 voucher. Please bring valid picture identification on day of trip. Please bring rewards card when you sign up for the trip. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot. Las Vegas/Four Queens #9005.400 Mon. thru Wed., December 1-3 Fee: $131 pp dbl., $179 pp sgl. Departs: 8:00 a.m.............Returns: 6:00 p.m.

See how lucky you are at the Four Queens in Las Vegas during your threeday, two-night stay. Trip includes transportation and hotel accommodation at Four Queens. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot. DWP Light Festival & Los Angeles Farmer’s Market #9002.400 Sunday, December 14 ......................Fee: $33 Departs: 2:00 p.m.............Returns: 8:30 p.m.

Get into the holiday spirit with this beloved Los Angeles tradition. Held at Griffith Park, the festival includes colorful light displays assembled from over 500,000 bulbs and accompanied by seasonal music. Trip also includes time for dinner and sightseeing on your own at the L.A. Farmer’s Market. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.


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Trips for Everyone, continued Christmas at the Mission Inn #9058.400 Thursday, December 18...........................................................Fee: $74 Departs: 11:45 a.m...................................................Returns: 7:00 p.m.

Start off the trip to the Citrus City Grille Restaurant for lunch. Choose from Angel Hair Pasta, Stuffed Chicken, or Pot Roast. Lunch is served with beverage and dessert. After lunch visit the Old Town Mission Inn in downtown Riverside, California. The Mission Inn features unique architectural construction and ornamental design, as well as arts and artifacts from around the world. Tour the Mission Inn, walk the property to see the luminous, beautiful Christmas lights. Trip includes lunch, transportation, tour, admission, tip, and water. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Huntington Harbor Cruise of Lights #9042.400 Sunday, December 21..............................................................Fee: $48 Departs: 2:00 p.m.....................................................Returns: 9:30 p.m.

Light up your holidays with an evening cruise through Huntington Harbor. There is no prettier holiday sight than the reflection of the colored lights on the calm waters of the channel. Trip includes dinner at Soup Plantation and cruise. Sign up quickly; it sells out every year! Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

E xtended Trips Reflections of Italy March 9, 2009 Reservations Due By November 1, 2008 Visit beautiful Italy on this 10-day trip. We will start our tour in Rome, but there will be plenty of other places to see: Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, San Gimigano, Florence, San Marino, Venice, Murano Island, ending our tour in Como. The trip includes a tour of Florence, where you’ll see the treasures of the “cradle of the Italian Renaissance.” You will also see Siena’s gothic streets, palaces, the historic Piazza del Campo and much more. Trip includes airfare, 13 meals, and all rooming expenses.

Spirit of Washington, D.C. April 16, 2009 Reservations Due By October 15, 2008 The United States capital is more exciting than ever! Travelers will stay at the Marriott of Washington and have a chance to explore the city. Sights will include the Monuments & Memorials Tour, the World War II Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and more. Price includes airfare from John Wayne airport, seven meals and all rooming expenses.

For detailed itineraries and prices, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-905-9708. Please join us for a Dessert Social and learn about the exciting new trips planned for October, November and December 2008. You’ll also get a sneak peek of what to expect in 2009!

Friday, September 12th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center

Please call to let us know you plan to attend: 562-905-9708.


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Energy Partnership

The Gas Company & The City of La Habra Partners in Energy Efficiency The City of La Habra is a proud recipient of Southern California Gas Company’s Enhancing Energy Efficiency grant program. Through this partnership, the City of La Habra will be promoting energy efficiency and energy conservation in a number of ways to ensure that our residents save energy, save money and help the environment. The City’s Building and Safety Division encourages the use of energy efficient technologies and appliances in new construction and remodels, and over the coming months, will be developing a voluntary Green Building Ordinance for City Council consideration. Green Buildings include Waste Stream Management in their plans, utilize green building materials, and incorporate energy efficient technologies that have energy efficiency standards that are at least 15 percent higher than current mandated standards. Even residents without new construction or remodeling projects can “go green” through these rebate and incentive programs: Residential •

Appliance Rebates — Purchase energy efficient clothes washers, dishwashers, water heaters, tankless heaters, furnaces or insulation, and property owners may qualify for rebates of up to $200.

Weatherization — Through the City’s Residential Rehabilitation grant program, income-qualified residents may receive assistance to help with home repairs, including weatherization projects, such as insulation installation.

Multi-Family Unit Rebates — Multi-family property owners and property owners of complexes with two or more dwelling units may qualify for rebates on the purchase of energy efficient products.

The Gas Company offers many more resources and rebate/incentive programs for both residential and commercial users on its Web site at www.socalgas.com/energyefficiency/. Visit today to find out how you can save energy, save money and help the environment. You may also contact the City’s Building and Safety Commission at 562-905-9724.

Gas Gr i ll Tips (courtesy of The Gas Company)

• To seal in juices and reduce cooking times, choose foods with comparable cooking times and operate your grill with the lid closed as much as possible. • Cook a variety of dishes at one time or grill more than one meal for tasty entrees later in the week. • Defrost frozen food prior to grilling. • A natural gas grill can be permanently installed in your yard, or portable models are available with a quick-disconnect. • The ultimate construction material is stainless steel, for a true commercialquality kitchen appearance. Other grill exteriors are made of enameled steel and aluminum. Look for heavier, thicker grades for the longest life. • Top-rated burners, cooking grids and grates are made of stainless or enameled stainless steel, cast or brass. • For an additional fee, a Gas Company representative will connect your natural gas barbecue.


Veterans Day Program Tuesday, November 11th 10:30 a.m. Musical Program 11:00 a.m. Official Ceremony La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Boulevard

Guest Speaker & Musical Tribute to Our Local Heroes

Co-sponsored by

American Legion Post 267

For more information, please contact the Community Center at 562-905-9708


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