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Contents FA LL 2012

Feature Story: page 4 Focus on La Habra’s recent water investments… City News: page 12 City takes over former State Redevelopment duties… City News City Numbers to Remember..........................................7 Register for Classes Online ............................................8 Upcoming City Events ................................................10 Celebrating Success......................................................11 La Habra’s Redevelopment...........................................12 Plant of the Quarter ....................................................13 Class and Recreation Guide Registration Info..........................................................15 Class Location Key ......................................................16 Children’s Museum......................................................16 Activities for Kids ........................................................17 Activities for Adults .....................................................24 Activities for Seniors ....................................................33 Trips for Everyone ...................................................... 36

Cit y Hall wi l l b e op e n th e followin g Fri d a y s i n 2012: August 10th & 24th September 21st October 5th & 19th November 2nd & 16th December 14th

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Public Works: Water Supply

Focus on L a Habra’s Recen t Water Investment s Investments in Water Sources and Infrastructure Water is essential to our public health, safety, and welfare. The major role of the La Habra Water Division is to ensure safe water quality, secure long-term water supplies at a reasonable cost, maintain our water infrastructure, and assist La Habra residents with water conservation. La Habra obtains its water supply from three different sources. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) supplies water obtained from the Colorado River and the Sacramento River Delta, groundwater originating in the Main San Gabriel Basin is imported to us by California Domestic Water Company (CDWC), and we pump our own local groundwater from the La Habra Basin.

Over the past several years, La Habra has committed to investing in improvements to our water infrastructure systems that will increase reliability and maintain long-term stability in water rates for our residents. Approximately $16 million has been spent over the last five years on improvements, which include: ➜ Installation of several miles of new water mains to replace aged water mains, some over 65 years old. This has achieved a substantial reduction in the number of water main breaks annually, from an average of 60 over the previous five years to only 18 water main breaks during this past year. ➜ Construction of an 8,000 gallon per minute pump station and water well at La Bonita Park, which will continued on page 6 >>>>

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Life in La Habra WELCOME TO

La Habra Mayor & City Council Tim Shaw, Mayor Tom Beamish, Mayor Pro Tem Rose Espinoza, City Council James Gomez, City Council Michael Blazey, City Council

Community Services Commission Melody Drake, Chairperson Barry Dowling, Vice Chairperson Jess Badillo, Commissioner Shavan Brown, Commissioner Susan Crow, Commissioner Kathy Felix, Commissioner Deborah Musser, Commissioner Life in La Habra Staff Sal Failla, Community Services Editor Mark Sturdevant, Business Editor Kathy Campanelli, Advertising Sales Representative Shelly Recchio, Graphic Designer Marcia Taylor, Content Coordinator Laura Lopez, City News 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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Public Works: Water Supply supply up to 70% of the City’s annual water demands, providing a safe and reliable water supply for current and future generations of La Habra residents. ➜ Purchase of 1,240 acre feet of additional groundwater rights, which will make the City less reliant on the more expensive imported surface water. The city’s annual water demand is approximately 10,000 acre feet. An acre foot of water is equal to 326,000 gallons, which equates to the amount of water necessary to sustain water needs for two families for an entire year. Additionally, groundwater supply is less impacted by statewide drought conditions than imported surface water. By obtaining a larger share of our water supply from groundwater, our community will also be less affected by statewide water restrictions than those agencies that rely on imported surface water. The charts below reflect the shift from imported water supplies to La Habra Basin groundwater. When comparing

these significant changes in La Habra’s water sources, the total annual cost savings from water rights Before Lambert Road purchases and infrastructure Lambert Road After investments made by the City translates to approximately $2.5 million per year. These savings help to offset increased costs associated with continually increasing costs for water. The City of La Habra has also been converting our landscaping from water consuming turf to drought tolerant plants. In the conversion of two medians on Lambert Road, the City has removed over 15,000 square feet of turf. Drought tolerant plants can be as aesthetically pleasing as those requiring more substantial amounts of irrigation. Replacing turf with river rock and adding a variety of attractive lowwater flowering plants, along with the installation of rotating sprinkler nozzles, has resulted in the reduction of sprinkler runoff onto the street and a 50 percent overall reduction in water use. The new medians also require less maintenance, which also helps save money and reduce costs. Water Use Efficiency: What You Can Do! With California’s ever increasing water demands placing a strain on our limited supply of water, we all need to focus additional efforts on being efficient with water usage. Fortunately, there are several ways that La Habrans can save water and money without too much effort. Inside the house, continued on page 7 >>>>

City Holiday Tree Lighting Monday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. on the steps at City Hall

PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE — AUGUST 2012 Day Care Home Sponsors & Day Care Centers The City of La Habra Child Development Centers announce sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). All children in attendance at sponsored Day Care Centers and Homes will be offered the same meals at no separate charge with no physical segregation of or other discrimination against any child because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The CACFP is available to all eligible participants. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, contact: City of La Habra at 562-9059630, 205 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631


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Public Works: Water Supply the bathroom is the location that consumes the most water, but outside is where the greatest amount of water use takes place. On average, about 60 percent of household water is used in the garden and for other outdoor use. Here are some of the ways that each and every one of us can make a big difference in helping to be more water efficient. Indoor Water Use: ➜ Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Gallons saved per day: 3 Shorten your showers by one ➜ or two minutes. Gallons saved per day: 5 ➜ Fix leaky faucets. Gallons saved per day: 20 ➜ Wash only full loads of laundry. Gallons saved per month: Up to 50 ➜ Switch out your conventional showerhead with a low flow showerhead. Gallons saved: 2.5 gallons per minute

➜ Let the conversations flow! Talk to your family and friends about water efficiency!

Outdoor Water Use: ➜ Water your yard before 8 a.m. to reduce evaporation and interference from wind. Gallons saved per day: 25 Install a weather sensing ➜ sprinkler controller.* Gallons saved per day: 40 ➜ Install low flow sprinkler nozzles.* Gallons saved per day: up to 3.6 gallons per nozzle per day ➜ Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Gallons saved each time: 150 ➜ Check your sprinkler system for leaks, overspray, and broken sprinkler heads. Gallons saved per month: 500 ➜ Switch out water inefficient plants with drought tolerant and California friendly varieties.*

Rebates are available for items denoted with “*”. Please contact the La Habra Public Works Department at 562-905-9792 for more information. For more water saving tips, please visit www.h2ouse.org, www.bewaterwise.com, or www.usewaterwisely.com.

Civic Center, 201 E. La Habra Blvd. 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. The City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. 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 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

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Public Information: Online Registration

Si g n Up Onl ine for Cit y C l asses & Ac tivi ti es

In an effort to increase convenience, the City of La Habra Community Services Department has partnered with active.com to add online registration as a convenient option for signing up for classes, trips and activities. The link to register online is activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra, and payment must be made with a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card. An online service fee that is collected by active.net will apply and is not included in the class, trip or activity cost. Other ways of registering for classes include: ➜ Walk-in: available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to

5:00 p.m. There is also a drop-box in the lobby, where registration forms and payment may be dropped off from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that if paying via the drop box, payment must be made by check or credit or debit card. Blank registration forms are available in the lobby;

➜ Phone-in: available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a $1.75 processing fee for phone registration, since Community Services staff fills out the registration form, and payment must be made via credit or debit card. Call 562-905-9708; ➜ Fax-in: available 24 hours, but processed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fax to 562-905-9711. Payment must be made via credit or debit card; ➜ Mail-in: mail with check or debit or credit card information to: La Habra Community Services, P.O. Box 337, La Habra, CA 90633. There is a registration form in the class schedule section of each Life in La Habra that should be completed and sent in with payment. As a reminder, the City accepts only Visa and Mastercard for credit or debit card payments. All checks should be made payable to “City of La Habra”. If registration is made by phone, fax or drop box, a receipt will be mailed to the enrollee as soon as the registration has been processed, either the same day or the following business day. For more information or questions, please call 562-905-9708.’


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City News: Energy Grant

Energy Ef f icienc y Block G rant Repor t Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help stimulate the economy, create jobs and invest in energy projects. A major focus was the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), which received funding of $3.2 billion for projects that improve energy efficiency, conserve energy and reduce fossil fuel emissions. The City of La Habra received a grant award of $528,500. The development of a City Energy Efficiency Strategy identified four major projects to undertake with these grant funds. As of June 30, 2012, all projects have been completed or are in their final phase of construction. The EECBG has proven to be a successful impetus for the City to review its facility energy needs and develop a plan to ensure that improvements in this area continue to be made for the betterment of the quality of life in our community.

Gra nt Award Project s LED Street Sign Replacement ($256,000) — a retrofit of 174 existing lighted street traffic intersection identification signs, replacing T12 fluorescent lamps with Low Energy-Light Emitting Diodes, resulting in energy over 51,000 kWh savings. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) system upgrades ($147,000) — installation of controls to provide for automated functions such as optimum start, lowering fan speeds, resetting discharge air set points, and more at City Hall, resulting in an estimated 180,040 kWh savings. Ballfield Lighting Controls ($18,500) — Two ballfields at Esteli Park were provided with an automated lighting control system, resulting in an estimated 80,968 kWh savings. Window and Door Replacement ($38,000) — Over 12,694 square feet of space at the Veterans Hall, Woman’s Clubhouse and Scout Hut were made more energy efficient with the replacement of double-pane windows with high-performance glass and doors, resulting in 2,141 kWh savings. Energy Consulting Strategy & Administration ($69,000)


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Public Information: New Ordinance & Fall Calendar

Being a Good Host Means Being a Responsibl e One Too!

On April 2, 2012, the La Habra City Council passed the Social Host Accountability Ordinance, La Habra Municipal Code §9.38.010 – 9.38.060. A violation of this ordinance is a misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Here is some important information about the law: ➜ Except as permitted by state law, it is unlawful for any minor (a person under the age of 21) to consume alcohol on any public or private property within the City of La Habra. ➜ Except as permitted by state law, it is unlawful to host, permit, or allow a gathering where at least one minor consumes an alcoholic beverage or controlled substance, whenever the person having control of the premises either knows, or reasonably should have known, of such activity. ➜ It is the responsibility of the host of any gathering to ensure and take reasonable steps to prevent the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs by minors. Reasonable steps include but are not limited to: — Controlling access to alcoholic beverages or controlled substances — Controlling the quantity of alcohol and controlled substances — Verifying the age of all persons attending the gathering by checking government-issued identification — Supervising the activities of all minors at the gathering ➜ If the host is present at the premises at the time any minor possesses or consumes alcohol or controlled substances, it shall be evidence they had or should have known about the illegal activity of the minor. Additional things to know: 1. The host is the person that knows or should have reasonably known that the property is being used to host the event or gathering. This can be a property owner, tenant or another responsible adult. 2. A host shall not be in violation if he or she seeks immediate assistance from the La Habra Police Department to remove any person who refuses to abide by the hosts’ performance of the duties imposed under this section or to terminate the gathering in its entirety. This must be done before any other person makes a complaint about the gathering. 3. This law is specific to the City of La Habra. Check with your local policing agency to see if they have a Social Host Ordinance in your jurisdiction. 4. This is just a summary of the ordinance. The entire ordinance is available online, by accessing the city of La Habra’s website at www.lahabracity.com. The City of La Habra is committed to the safety of all minors. Consumption of alcohol by minors is against the law and is dangerous to both the minor and the public they come into contact with. Help us prevent underage drinking by taking responsible steps to control all access to alcohol.

Upcoming Ci t y Event s Election Day is November 6th The City of La Habra will be holding a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at which time three (3) Councilmembers will be elected to fouryear terms. The terms of Mayor Shaw, Mayor Pro Tem Beamish, and Councilmember Espinoza will expire this December. The City encourages residents to exercise their right to vote. For information about polling locations and other voting issues, visit www.ocvote.com.

Residential Cooking Oil Disposal Offered If you plan to deep fry your turkey over the holidays, you may want to set up an appointment with the La Habra Public Works Department to dispose of your cooking oil, instead of throwing it down the drain or the in the trash. Cooking oil will be accepted at the La Habra Public Works Maintenance Yard, 621 W. Lambert Road, November 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013. For more information, please call 562-905-9792.

Household Hazardous Waste Event Planned The City of La Habra Public Works Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection event on Saturday, November 17th. For more information, please call 562-905-9792.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest The City of La Habra’s Beautification Committee will hold its annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest in December. The deadline for nominating a home will be Thursday, December 13th. Judging will take place Friday through Monday, December 14th-17th. The winners will be recognized at the City Council meeting on January 7, 2013.


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City News: Achievements

Celebratin g Success The City of La Habra’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community. Some recent highlights that contributed to this mission are:

✔ The Police Department held a Pet Vaccination, Micro Chip, & Licensing Clinic on June 16th at El Centro/Lions Park. Approximately 225 animals (dogs & cats) were processed, receiving a variety of vaccinations, during the four hours of service. In addition to the inoculations administered, 50 animals were micro chipped, 21 new licenses sold, and 10 renewals processed. ✔ Tripled enrollment in the Community Services Department’s La Habra Active Day Camp, serving over 100 youth. ✔ Held six concerts at El Centro-Lion’s Park, featuring Derek Bordeaux, Dat Ez, Vintage, Los Fabulocos, Balance and Little Willie G. Attendees were able to purchase food from gourmet food trucks, and games and competitions were

held during the intermission, with prizes from local merchants. The final concert featured an audience of 2,500. ✔ Hosted the City’s annual 4th of July celebration, which included performances by Tierra, the Green Hills Baptist Church choir and local bands, as well as a U.S. Air Force C-17 flyover. The event drew a crowd of 6,100, and 300 volunteers assisted. ✔ Completed construction of the 8,000 gallon per minute pump station and water well at La Bonita Park. ✔ Completed year five of the City’s Pavement Management Plan, which includes sidewalk and street improvements. ✔ City employees and the City Council worked together to balance the Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget, with employees agreeing to take 60 hours of unpaid furlough time. ✔ Honored those who volunteer for the City at the annual Volunteer Recognition event. Volunteers provided 70,518 hours of service this past year.


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City News: Redevelopment Update

L a Ha b ra’s Re d eve l o p m ent Although many residents may not be aware of it, two recent Assembly bills passed by the State of California have had a major effect on the City of La Habra. The first bill (AB X126), dissolved all redevelopment agencies as part of the Fiscal Year 2011-12 state budget package, with the assumption that cities would take on the role of the redevelopment agencies. A second bill (AB 1484), passed as part as part of the Fiscal Year 2012-13 state budget package, provided the state’s Department of Finance more control

over winding down the former redevelopment agencies’ affairs. On January 12, 2012, the City of La Habra, acting as the La Habra Successor Agency, began the work of doing just that. Among the duties that the La Habra Successor Agency was charged with are making payments due for enforceable obligations (such as contracts, bonds, etc.), performing obligations (ensuring affordable housing covenants are kept and redevelopment deals still under contract remain whole), disposing of assets as directed by the Oversight Board, and remitting unencumbered balances of the former redevelopment agency to the County Auditor Controller for distribution to the affected taxing entities. The La Habra Successor Agency activities are overseen by a seven member Oversight Board, which is comprised of appointees from affected local taxing jurisdiction. The seven appointed members are comprised as follows: 1. One member appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors; 2. One member appointed by the mayor of the City of La Habra; 3. One member appointed by the largest special district, in our case the Orange County Sanitation Board; 4. One member appointed by the Orange County Superintendent of Education; 5. One member appointed by the State Chancellor of the California Community Colleges; 6. One member of the public appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors; and 7. One member representing the employees of the former La Habra Redevelopment Agency. Since Jan 12, 2012, Successor Agency staff has prepared financial documents, answered several grand jury requests for information, provided documentation for all public records requests, prepared financial statements, and established contact with the appropriate officials, completed audits by the Orange County Auditor Controller’s Office and the Department of Finance, and more. In addition, the Oversight Board and the Department of Finance (DOF) have approved the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules (ROPS) for the La Habra Successor Agency with no disallowances. The Agency has survived its first hurdle and will now dive into the rigorous schedule of reports, audits, remittances, deadlines, and asset disposition planning. If Successor Agencies do not meet the strict compliance deadlines set by the Department of Finance, they will be subject to severe penalties imposed by the State under Assembly Bill 1484. Thus far, the La Habra Successor Agency has been one of the few local agencies to meet the Department of Finances requirements for enforceable obligations and will continue to move forward to wind down the affairs of the redevelopment agency in the best possible way to benefit everyone.


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City News: Water Usage

L a Ha b ra’s D rou g ht To l erant P la n t o f t he Qu a r te r Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus, Bush Monkeyflower

The Bush Monkeyflower (Mimulus [Diplacus] aurantiacus), also known as Sticky Monkeyflower and Orange Bush Monkeyflower, is a flowering plant native from Southwest Oregon to California. Some botanists treat the flower as a separate genus from other Mimulus as Diplacus aurantiacus. The Bush Monkeyflower, which is known to attract bees and hummingbirds, is also a host plant for the checkerspot butterfly, so it is common to see checkerspot butterfly caterpillars on this plant. It blooms in Spring with colors ranging from white to red, with orange being the most common. It prefers any soil type, even serpentine soil, as long as it has adequate drainage and is not overwatered. In the summer, it can be naturalized, but depending on conditions, it may require watering once a month. It prefers full sun or partial shade at lower elevations. The Bush Monkeyflower can grow to two feet tall, with a spread of three feet wide at

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maturity and can tolerate temperatures down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. A note of interest is that the Miwok and Pomo Native Americans used the flowers and roots of the Bush Monkeyflower to treat a variety of ailments. The plant is particularly useful for its antiseptic qualities and for the expedited healing of minor burns and scrapes. For information or guidance on suitable plants and trees, please contact the Public Works Department at 562-905-9792 or explore the resources listed below: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimulus_aurantiacus 2. http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/diplacus-aurantiacus 3. http://www.sevenoaksnativenursery.com/native-plants/perennials-andbulbs/mimulus-aurantiacus-diplacus-aurantiacus/ 4. Tree of Life Nursery, Plants of El Camino Real, Catalog and Planting Guide 5. Photo credit for Bush Monkey-flower goes to: Jaldety.com on July 2, 2012, http://www.jaldety.com/variety.asp?id=110&crop_id=39

Advance! and the City of La Habra present

1:00 p.m. Official Ceremony

LA HABRA GOES TO COLLEGE

La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Boulevard

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Sunday, November 11th

Co-sponsored by

American Legion Post 267 Veterans Day Committee

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

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

at the La Habra Community Center

Student/Parent Panels & General College Information COME FIND OUT HOW TO:

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

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


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Chamber of Commerce

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4 FA ST & E A SY WAYS!

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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.

ONLINE: Accepted only if charging to your credit or debit card.

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

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

VISA or MASTERCARD Online service fee will apply Website: activenet.active.com/ cityoflahabra

VISA or MASTERCARD $1.75 processing fee Telephone: 562-905-9708 Fax: 562-905-9711

Re gis tration wi ll not be taken in class.

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

GENERAL POLICIES

POLICY REGARDING REFUNDS

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1. $6 service charge per activity on all requested refunds.

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 is subject to change. Participant’s photographs may be used in publicity.

2. No refunds after the 1st class meeting. Refunds must be requested prior to the date of the second class meeting. 3. If class or trip is cancelled by the Department, an automatic refund will be processed and mailed to you. (No service charge.)

La Habra Community Ser vices Department, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., L.H. 90631 • Monday-Friday • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.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)

_____________/_____________/____________ Date


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Class Lo ca ti o n Ke y

CITY OF LA HABRA LOCATIONS

CITY OF FULLERTON LOCATION

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CLUBHOUSE, 200 W. Greenwood Ave.

PMS

ECLP

EL CENTRO-LIONS PARK, 320 Erna St. (at Cypress)

FMA

FRAZIER MARTIAL ARTS, 759 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-2146

LHB

LA HABRA 300 BOWL, 370 E. Whittier Blvd. (at Cypress), 562-691-6721

LHCC

LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.

CITY OF LA MIRADA LOCATION LMGC

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Adults = Seniors =

USADS USA DANCE STUDIO, 401 W. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-9584 VMH

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PARNELL PARK, 15390 Lambert Rd. (at Scott), 562-567-9450

WCS

WHITTIER COMMUNITY CENTER, 7630 Washington Ave., 562-567-9430

SCOUT HUT, 1100 W. Lambert Rd. (at Idaho)

SMAP SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE PARK, 981 Euclid St.

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LA MIRADA GOLF COURSE, 15501 E. Alicante Rd., 562-943-7123

CITY OF WHITTIER LOCATIONS

LHMC LA HABRA MUSIC CENTER, 1885 W. La Habra Blvd. (at Beach), 562-694-4891

Color-coded activity page sections:

PATRICK’S MUSIC SCHOOL, 649 W. Commonwealth Ave. (at Woods), 714-871-1961

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HALL, 209 N. Orange St.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. To register online visit: activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra

The Children’s Museum at La Habra It's A Small World! Target Free Day

September 1, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Info:

301 S. Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631 562-905-9793

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1-5pm Closed Mondays & Major Holidays Museum Admission (Subject to Change): $7 Per Person, Children under 2 are free $6 La Habra Residents $5 Group Rate (15 or more children)

www.lhcm.org

Pumpkin Fest! Target Free Day October 6, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thanks & Giving! Target Free Day November 3, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Day of Holiday Traditions! Target Free Day

December 8, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

December 1st & 2nd. Start a family tradition at the Children's Museum at La Habra by having breakfast with Santa Claus. Adults, $12; kids $10. Reservations required; tickets include breakfast, holiday craft, photo with Santa Claus and admission into the Museum.

Orange County’s original Children’s Museum!


Activities for Kids Da nce

US A Dance Studi o Cl a sses HIP HOP FOR HIP KIDS 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 Fee: 30 min. classes are $48/8 weeks 45 min. classes are $60/8 weeks 60 min. classes are $80/8 weeks Age: 3-4 yrs Location: USADS #2003.400..............WED 9/12-11/7......................5:45-6:45 p.m. #2003.401..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................3:30-4:00 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Location: USADS #2002.400..............WED 9/12-11/7......................6:15-7:00 p.m. #2002.401..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................5:00-5:45 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Location: USADS #2000.400..............WED 9/12-11/7 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2000.401..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................5:45-6:45 p.m.

BALLET This is a beginning ballet class for the younger elementary school-aged child. Come join us and experience the graceful movements of ballet. Participants will improve their flexibility and posture, as well as learning poise. Ballet shoes are required. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $60/8 weeks Location: USADS #2020.400..............TUE 9/11-10/30 .....................4:00-4:45 p.m. #2020.401..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................4:00-4:45 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $80/8 weeks Location: USADS #2006.400..............THUR 9/13-11/1.....................4:00-5:00 p.m. #2006.401..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................4:45-5:45 p.m.

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TINY TOTS BALLET/TAP COMBO

Here is the perfect class to introduce your little one to the joys of dance! Participants will spend 15 minutes on ballet and 15 minutes on tap and will learn some basic steps, develop large motor coordination, make new friends and wear their pretty dance clothes. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 2-3 yrs Fee: $48/8 weeks Location: USADS #2017.400..............WED 9/12-11/7......................4:30-5:00 p.m. #2017.401..............SAT 9/15-11/3 .....................9:30-10:00 a.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. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Fee: 30 min. classes are $48/8 weeks 45 min. classes are $60/8 weeks 60 min. classes are $80/8 weeks Age: 3-4 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.400..............FRI 9/14-11/2 ........................5:00-5:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2008.400..............FRI 9/14-11/2 .......................5:30-6:15 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2009.400..............FRI 9/14-11/2 .......................6:15-7:15 p.m. For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. To register online visit: activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra

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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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 eligibility requirements.

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER 562-905-9639

Subsidized Child Care in Family Child Care Homes for Infants 6 weeks old to preschool age (3 to 5 years) children.

EARLY HEAD START 562-905-9744

Federally funded Home-Based educational enrichment program for children 0 to 3 years old. Home visits are conducted once a week for 1½ hours. Group socialization activities occur once every two weeks.

HEAD START 562-694-3455 – Lambert Site 562-905-6935 – Claire Brown Site

Federally funded Head Start program for children ages 3 to 5 years old for 3½ hours a day.

STATE PRESCHOOL 562-905-9612

State funded program for 3 to 5 year old children. Part-day (3hrs 15 min) or Full-Day (11hrs 45mins) services are available.

HEAD START/ STATE PRESCHOOL WRAP PROGRAM 562-905-9630

Federal and State funded program for children 3 to 5 years for 7 hours per day.

SCHOOL-AGE YEAR ROUND SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE 562-905-9632 Before and After school program/full-day. Transportation to and from La Habra City School District on school buses. Please call for more information and to receive an eligibility information questionnaire to be placed on the waiting list. Fees are based on income.

Children enrolled in the Center-based programs are provided with nutritious meals based on the CACFP guidelines.

Activities for Kids, continued

Da nce

BALLET/TAP COMBO This class introduces creative ballet and tap techniques to young dancers. Participants will learn coordination, listening skills, individual steps, and basic combinations in a creative, supportive environment. Children with prior beginning level experience are also welcome, and the instructor will make adjustments to accommodate their abilities. There will be a performance for family on the last day of class. Instructor Melissa Williams has taught children’s dance for many years, most recently at Catch the Vision Studio in La Habra. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Melissa Williams Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $60/8 weeks Location: CH #2001.400..............MON 9/1012/10 ....................4:15-5:00 p.m. #2001.401..............SAT 9/15-12/8 ...................10:00-10:45 a.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $60/8 weeks Location: CH #2005.400..............TUE 9/11-12/4 .......................4:15-5:00 p.m. #2005.401..............SAT 9/15-12/8 ...................10:45-11:30 a.m.

Fit ness

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. Students will receive a bucket of balls at each lesson. Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 5-17 yrs (Beg) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1001.400..............FRI 9/21-10/12 ......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.402..............FRI 10/19-11/9 ......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.404..............FRI 11/6-12/14 ......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.401..............SAT 9/22-10/13 .................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.403..............SAT 10/20-11/10 ...............10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.405..............SAT 11/17-12/8 .................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-17 yrs (Int) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1002.400..............FRI 9/21-10/12 ......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.402..............FRI 10/19-11/9 ......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.404..............FRI 11/6-12/14 ......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.401..............SAT 9/22-10/13 .........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.403..............SAT 10/20-11/10 .......11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.405..............SAT 11/17-12/8 .........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. To register online visit: activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra


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Activities for Kids, continued MINI SPORTS FOR TINY TOTS ★NEW★ Let’s play ball! Here is a sports class especially

designed for kids aged three to five. This program will cover the basics of soccer, Tee-ball, basketball, track and field, and other recreational games, along with sportsmanship, providing a great introduction to sports and building participants’ social skills. The last meeting will include a BBQ, so the whole family can enjoy the final “BIG game”. Cost is $40 per child/$35 for additional children in the same household (must register at the same time). Sign up today; space is limited. Rain-outs will be held indoors or rescheduled. Instructor: La Habra Recreation Staff Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $40/8 weeks Location: ECLP #1009.400..............SAT 9/22-11/10 ...................9:00-10:00 a.m.

KARATE FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS Our specialized Karate for Pre-Schoolers program is an age specific program that is professionally designed to teach children important life skills in a fun, exciting and enriching manner. Karate for Pre-Schoolers skills include focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and

coordination. Your child will achieve more than just learning to kick and punch. Our Karate for Pre-Schoolers instructors are trained specifically to work with young children. No class on Saturday, September 29th. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1010.400..............MON 9/17-10/15 ...................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1010.401..............MON 11/5-12/3 .....................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.402..............SAT 9/22-10/27 .................10:30-11:00 a.m. #1010.403..............SAT 11/10-12/8 .................10:30-11:00 a.m.

KARATE KIDDIES: PARENT & ME KARATE CLASS Karate Kiddies is a parent and me karate program, with a focus on motor skill development, social interaction and parent-child bonding. Your child will be able to explore and learn the basics of life skills: focus, patience, kindness, respect! Motor skills development activities will include balancing, climbing, running, blocks, punches, kicks! Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 20-36 mths Fee: $45/5 weeks Location: FMA #1003.400..............TUE 9/18-10/16 .....................6:00-6:30 p.m.


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Activities for Kids, continued

Fi tness

TICKLE THE KEYS

KARATE FOR 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 class on Saturday, September 29th & Friday, November 23rd. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.400..............TUE 9/18-10/16 .....................3:45-4:15 p.m. #1004.401..............FRI 11/9-12/14 ......................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1004.402..............SAT 9/22-10/27 ...................9:30-10:00 a.m. #1004.403..............SAT 11/10-12/8 ...................9:30-10:00 a.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1006.400..............TUE 9/18-10/16 ....................5:00-5:45 p.m. #1006.401..............FRI 11/9-12/14 ......................7:15-8:00 p.m. #1006.402..............SAT 9/22-10/27 .........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1006.403..............SAT 11/10-12/8 .........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Musi c

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 #4005.400..............TUE 9/18-10/23 .....................1:00-1:50 p.m. #4005.401..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................1:00-1:50 p.m. Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4006.400..............TUE 9/18-10/23 .....................2:00-2:50 p.m. #4006.401..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................2:00-2:50 p.m. Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4007.400..............WED 9/19-10/24....................5:30-6:20 p.m. #4007.401..............SAT 9/22-10/27 .....................2:00-2:50 p.m.

DRUM FOR FUN! Has your child been begging to learn the drums? Now is the time go get started! This is a fun and energetic class which features rhythm reading and playing on the drum. Drum pads will be available for use in class. Participant must purchase drums sticks. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 9-15 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4009.400..............MON 9/17-10/22 ...................5:30-6:20 p.m.

PIANOLAND ★NEW★ 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 $12.50. Instructor: Patrick’s Music Studio Age: 9-15 yrs Fee: $64/6 weeks Location: PMS #4008.400..............WED 9/19-10/24....................6:30-7:20 p.m.

“The Music & Movement Phenomenon” Sing, dance, play instruments and have a musical adventure with your child at our Music & Movement Workshop. It’s never too soon to help your child develop a love of music. Workshops focus on movement, rhythms, building vocabulary and family fun! For more information or to obtain a schedule, please call 562-690-2305.

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: 9-15 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4010.400..............SAT 9/22-10/27 ...................12:30-1:20 p.m.

La Habra City School District Presents

“Fenomeno de Musica y Movimiento” Canta, baila, juega con instrumentos y ten una experiencia musical con tu nino en nuestro Taller de Musica y Movimento. Ahora es una buena edad de comenzar en desarrollar el amor a la musica en los pequenos. El taller consiste de movimiento, ritmos, y diversion mientras desarrollamos su vocabulario! Para mas información or para obtener los horarios, por favor llame 562-690-2305.


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Activities for Kids, continued 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, music stand and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 7-17 yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4000.400..............THUR 9/13-10/4.....................6:00-6:45 p.m. #4000.401..............THUR 10/11-11/1...................6:00-6:45 p.m. #4000.402..............THUR 11/8-12/6.....................6:00-6:45 p.m.

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MASTERPIECES WITH PENCILS & PASTELS In this fun course, students will learn basic drawing techniques using a variety of fun media, including oil pastels, crayons and colored pencils. Basic design, figurative drawing and landscape will be covered. Students will complete 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 #6001.400..............FRI 9/14-10/12 ......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

FUN ACRYLIC PAINTING Each week, students will learn one technical concept and produce one finished painting per session. Art instruction will include: portraits, landscapes, color theory and color mixing. Please wear an old T-shirt or apron because paints will stain clothing. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Friday, November 9th & 23rd. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #6000.400..............FRI 10/19-11/30 ....................4:00-5:00 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. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 7-14 yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #6002.400..............MON 9/10-10/8 .....................5:00-6:00 p.m. #6002.401..............MON 10/15-11/19 .................5:00-6:00 p.m.

La Habra Police Department Radio Patrol If you want to volunteer your time and service to the community, the La Habra Police Department’s Radio Patrol program may be perfect for you! Radio Patrol consists of men and women who serve as uniformed volunteers helping to make the community a safer place to live. Some of the duties include assisting with traffic control, helping out during unforeseen events such as power outages, and reporting suspicious activities witnessed when out on patrol. REQUIREMENTS:

 18 years of age and older  Valid California driver’s license  Complete Application  Background Check

For more information, please call 562-905-9680.


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Activities for Kids, continued

Perso nal Enrichm ent PLAYING WITH MUSIC & RHYTHM

Join Miss Carol and enter the wonderful world of music and rhythm. This session will be all about the zoo. Each week, students will learn about a different animal and will make a new hat, as well as having their mind and imagination stimulated through a variety of musical activities. A BIG party will be held on the last day of the second session of class, with bug costumes provided by the instructor. Bring your cameras! Parent participation is required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 2-4 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4001.400..............TUE 9/11-10/2 ...................10:00-10:45 a.m. #4001.401..............TUE 10/9-10/30 .................10:00-10:45 a.m.

PRE-SCHOOL PHONICS & READING Kindergarten here I come! Is your child home schooled or preparing to enter kindergarten? If so, your child will have fun while learning to sound and spell easy words and read easy sentences. Come join Mr. Long Vowel and Mrs. Short Vowel with songs and games. Children will also work on word phonics and take home a new booklet each week. This class is designed to challenge, not to frustrate. A party will be held during the last day of the second session of class to celebrate the children’s achievements. Parent participation is required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 3.5-5 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4003.400..............TUE 9/11-10/2 .....................12:30-1:30 p.m. #4003.401..............TUE 10/9-10/30 ...................12:30-1:30 p.m.

ALL ABOUT NUMBERS, COLORS & SHAPES PRE-SCHOOL ALPHABET & ACTIVITIES Kindergarten here I come! Home schooling or preparing your child for kindergarten? Help your child master the alphabet the fun way! Learn upper and lower case letters and their sounds. Meet new friends and learn social skills while your child enjoys arts and crafts, games, puppets and more. A party will be held the last day of the second session of class to celebrate the children’s achievements. Parent participation is required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4002.400..............TUE 9/11-10/2 ...........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #4002.401..............TUE 10/9-10/30 .........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Kindergarten here I come! Children will discover numbers including simple addition, subtraction and mathematical shapes. Class includes musical activities, games and paper work. A party will be held on the last day of the second session of class to celebrate the children’s achievements. Parent participation is required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4004.400..............TUE 9/11-10/2 .......................2:00-3:00 p.m. #4004.401..............TUE 10/9-10/30 .....................2:00-3:00 p.m.

FUTSAL LEAGUES Registration: $30 per person, $10 per returning players Team Registration: $75; Referee Charge: $30 per game Season is set to begin in October.

MEN’S SUNDAY SOCCER LEAGUE Registration: $35 per person • Team Registration: $100; Referee Fee: $85 per game Open to ages 16+ years • Season is set to begin in October. Games are held at La Bonita Park, 1440 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, please call 562-316-9492 or 562-212-0671

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 Blvd.


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★NEW★ Kid s’ Re c rea ti o n Pro gram s

Kid’s Night Out

Kid Drop & Parent Shop

La Habra Winter Day Camp

Dates: Friday, October 12th and Friday, November 9th Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, December 8th Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, January 2nd to Friday, January 4th, 2013 Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Age: 4-13 yrs...................Location: LHCC Fee: $15/child Instructor: Recreation Staff

Kids, this event is all about you! Stop by and enjoy the evening and a break from your parents. Activities will include games, crafts, dinner, popcorn and a movie! Kids can bring a blanket and a pillow to relax on during the movie. Parents must register in advance; limited space is available, so register today!

Age: 4-13 yrs....................Location: VMH Fee: $20/child Instructor: Recreation Staff

Parent’s can do some holiday shopping and enjoy a break from the kids. Participants will enjoy holiday games, arts and crafts, pizza lunch, snacks, and a movie. Parents must register in advance; limited space is available, so register today!

Age: 4-13 yrs....................Location: VMH Fee: $30/Daily Rate Fee: $75/All Three Days Instructor: Recreation Staff

La Habra Winter Day Camp is a onestop destination for you child(ren)! Daily activities will include games, arts and crafts, snacks, lunch, movies, and special guests! Parents must register in advance; limited space is available, so register today!

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. To register online visit: activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra or visit us on our Facebook page, La Habra Recreation Division.


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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.

LATIN DANCE WITH ME If you love the energetic rhythm of Latin music, join us and learn how to dance Salsa, Cha-cha, Merengue and Bachata with world-renowned dance instructor, choreographer and competitor Louie Angon. No experience or dance partner is necessary. You will be taught the fundamentals, starting with solo footwork and then dance patterns with a partner, including how to lead and follow. Louie Angon is a professional personal fitness trainer, choreographer, performer and instructor with 20 years of experience. No class on Monday, November 12th.

Instructor: Yeril Barlup Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/8 weeks Location: LHCC #2502.400 (Int) ......WED 10/3-11/21....................7:30-8:30 p.m. #2503.400 (Beg) ....TUE 10/2-11/20 .....................7:30-8:30 p.m. #2502.401 (Int) ......SAT 10/6-11/24 .................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2503.401 (Beg) ....SAT 10/6-11/24 .........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $35/6 weeks Location: LHCC #2501.400..............MON 9/17-10/29 ...................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2501.401..............MON 11/5-12/10 ...................8:00-9:00 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.

Cliff Gewecke’s Dance Classes are held at the La Habra Clubhouse 200 W. Greenwood Avenue

Fee: $33 per person/8 weeks

EAST COAST SWING Learn the East Coast Swing/Jitterbug Swing and dance to Big Band, as well as more contemporary music. It is good for nightclubs, cruises and just about any other occasion. Singles and couples are welcome! #2506.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/11-10/30 6:30-7:15 p.m.

BASIC BALLROOM 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, Cha Cha and Mambo. Singles and couples welcome. #2504.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/11-10/30 7:15-8:00 p.m.

Yes We CAN! Presented by La Habra Business Connection & Crossroads Community Church

BASIC SALSA 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.

INTERMEDIATE SALSA 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!

#2507.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/11-10/30 8:00-8:45 p.m.

#2508.400 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 9/11-10/30 8:45-9:30 p.m.

This program is designed to support the ongoing effort of the local non-profit Community Resource Care Center (CRCC) to feed the hungry in La Habra. The “Yes We CAN” program provides an opportunity for those attending local events to have a place to deliver food that will be donated to the CRCC. For more information, please contact David De Leon at 562-905-9649.


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Activities for Adults, continued LINE DANCE No partner required! Come learn to dance in a fun and relaxed environment, where you will learn easy dances that will incorporate basic steps from Latin, funky and country dancing. You’ll be kickin’ up your heels in no time at all! Beginning instruction is from 7:00-7:45 p.m. Beginners MUST sign up for FIRST session of each quarter. No beginners will be accepted in the second session of the quarter. For the experienced dancer, more advanced instruction follows from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Old favorites and some new dances will be included. Instructor Tom Araujo has been dancing and teaching for many years and looks forward to sharing his expertise with all levels of dancers. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Tom Araujo, T-Time Dance Co. Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: CH #2505.400..............MON 9/10-10/8 .....................7:00-9:00 p.m. #2505.401..............MON 10/15-11/19 .................7:00-9:00 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LINE DANCE This line dance class is for the dancer who is ready for more challenging choreography and steps. No partner is necessary, and it’s great exercise and lots of fun! Instructor Tom Araujo will be teaching new dances from both USA and international instructors. This class is NOT for beginners. Instructor: Tom Araujo, T-Time Dance Co. Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: VMH #2509.400..............THUR 9/13-10/11...................7:00-9:30 p.m. #2509.401..............THUR 10/18-11/15................ 7:00-9:30 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 the plus level of square dance.

Great as a refresher if you have been away from square dancing for awhile. Singles and couples welcome; a partner is not required. For more information, please contact Jim & Jo Shipman at 562696-1332 or Ruth Rosencrans at 714-521-2924. Instructor: Major Keys Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $22/5 weeks Location: CH Fee: $18/4 weeks* #2500.400..............THUR 9/20-10/18...................7:15-9:30 p.m. #2500.401..............THUR 10/25-11/15*...............7:15-9:30 p.m.

Fitness for Fun ZUMBA

Take advantage of our special rate for fall classes — only $65 for 14 classes! Party yourself into shape! The Zumba® fitness program is exercise in disguise, as the dance-like environment makes if fun and healthy. It is a Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning fitness party! All participants will feel comfortable knowing that they can easily follow along, since the program’s basic steps formula makes it easy for everyone. The passionate and explosive music rhythms will motivate you so much that you’ll want to return to class again. Feel the music and let loose. Zumba® and Zumba Fitness logos are trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, used under license. No class on Monday, November 12th & Monday-Saturday, Nov. 19th-24th. Instructor: Mariel Martinez, Certified Zumba Instructor Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $65/14 weeks Location: VMH #3012.400..............MON 9/10-12/10 ...................7:00-7:50 p.m. #3012.401..............TUE 9/11-12/11 .....................7:00-7:50 p.m. #3012.402..............WED 9/12-12/12....................7:00-7:50 p.m. #3012.403..............THUR 9/13-12/13...................6:00-6:50 p.m. #3012.404..............SAT 9/15-12/8 ...................10:00-10:50 a.m.

Breakfast Thurs., October 25th at the La Habra Community Center For reservations, please call

562-905-9708 October 22nd-26th

(Reservations Are Required)


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LATIN BODY WORKS Lose weight and get toned through a cardiovascular workout while dancing to the beat of salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha and more. Class begins with a full body warm-up. Calisthenics is a major part of the program. Workouts can be adjusted for students with low-impact needs. We will discuss the dos and don’ts of exercise and meal intake. First part of the class includes a blend of Latin dances, boxing and more. The second half will include work with small, light weights. Please bring light handweights, towel, water bottle, tennis shoes and comfortable workout clothes. Louie Angon is a professional personal fitness trainer, choreographer, performer and instructor with 20 years of experience. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $35/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3004.400..............MON 9/17-10/29 ...................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3004.401..............MON 11/5-12/10 ...................7:00-8:00 p.m. For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. To register online visit: activenet.active.com/cityoflahabra

ADULT WORK OUTS/ CARDIO DROP-IN Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

MEN’S ROUND ROBIN TENNIS Tuesdays, Level 2.5 & above: $12 per night Wednesdays, Level 4.5 & above: $8 per night

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Thursdays: 3:15-4:00 p.m. $65/4 weeks

POWER PILATES-YOGA Destress from your day with a peaceful, energizing yoga and Pilates experience by candlelight. Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean core muscles with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. This class also includes in-depth instruction on yoga postures and breathing

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Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $42/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3008.400..............MON 9/10-10/8 .................... 5:45-6:45 p.m. #3008.401..............MON 10/15-11/19 ................ 5:45-6:45 p.m.

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PILATES YOGA STRETCH & TONE Destress from your day with a peaceful, energizing yoga and Pilates experience by candlelight. Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean core muscles with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. This class also includes in-depth instruction on basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Beginning and intermediate levels are introduced. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, blocks, strap, and inflatable exercise ball to class. No class on Monday, November 12th.

La Habra Tennis Center 351 S. Euclid Street

562-690-5040 www.lahabratenniscenter.com No black-soled shoes allowed on the courts. Thank you.


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Activities for Adults, continued techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Advanced beginner and intermediate levels are taught. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, blocks, strap, and inflatable exercise ball to class. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $42/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3001.400..............MON 9/10-10/18 ..................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3001.401..............MON 10/15-11/19 ................7:00-8:15 p.m.

WEIGHT BEARING WALL YOGA This yoga class uses weight-bearing moves that increase bone density, a key issue for older adults. It also incorporates meditation practice, which can improve brain elasticity and can help to enhance health and well-being. Help yourself to manage stress, chronic diseases, and stay in good health. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel and a bandana to class. No class on Saturday, October 10th. Instructor: Sultan Haque Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $92/11 weeks Location: LHCC #3003.400..............SAT 9/22-12/8 ...........10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

FALL FITNESS CHALLENGE Start off the fall by maintaining and living a healthier lifestyle throughout the year. The challenge consists of making a commitment to workout two times a week minimum (classes are offered Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings). Participants will have the option of doing weekly weigh-ins and measurements at before, middle and end of challenge. All participants will be given a nutritional guideline to follow for better eating habits. All participants must attend orientation on Wednesday, September 19th, after the first workout. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 14+ yrs Fee: $101/10 weeks Location: FMA #3000.400..............WED 9/19-11/21 ............................6:45 p.m.

L.A. FIT BOOT CAMP Challenge yourself to be the biggest loser this session while you work out to the beat of various dance moves! L.A. FIT Boot Camp will educate you on how to live a healthy lifestyle (NOT DIET), while still enjoying your favorite foods. Following this strict regimen will reap benefits that include weight and body fat loss, well-toned muscles, endurance and stamina, and self-confidence. Towel, water, tennis shoes and comfortable workout clothes needed. Please bring your own weights. Louie Angon is a professional personal fitness trainer, choreographer and performer, with 20 years of experience. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $35/6 weeks

Location: CH

#3002.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................5:50-6:50 p.m. #3002.401..............THUR 11/8-12/20...................5:50-6:50 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 class on Wednesday, September 26th; Thursday, September 27th & November 22nd; & Saturday, September 29th. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $45/5 weeks Location: FMA #3006.400..............MON 9/17-10/15 ...................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.401..............MON 11/5-12/3 .....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.402..............TUE 9/18-10/16 .....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.403..............TUE 11/6-12/4 .......................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.404..............WED 9/19-10/24....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.405..............WED 11/7-12/5......................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.406..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.407..............THUR 11/8-12/13...................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.408..............SAT 9/22-10/27 .....................8:30-9:15 a.m. #3006.409..............SAT 11/10-12/15 ...................8:30-9:15 a.m.

TAI CHI LiuHeBaFa This complex form, consisting of six harmonies and eight methods, is very rare, even in China. It is especially good for the heart and will also improve your health in general. Being older than Tai Chi Chuan, it has a wealth of martial arts applications. No class on Monday, November 5th, 12th & 19th. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3007.400..............MON 9/10-10/15 ...................7:00-8:30 p.m. Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $42/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3007.401..............MON 10/22-12/10 .................7:00-8:30 p.m.

TAI CHI CHUAN This class includes eight treasures and 24 forms. The slow breathing and movement improves health, flexibility, balance and stamina. Come join a great group and an ongoing class. Beginner and returning students are always welcome. October 20th class will meet at Oeste Park, 2300 W. Lambert Rd. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $49/7 weeks Location: LHCC #3011.400..............SAT 9/15-10/27 .........10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #3011.401..............SAT 11/13-12/8 .........10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


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JACKI’S AEROBIC DANCING Jacki’s aerobic dancing is a fitness program that is totally FUN! Participants learn progressive choreographed dances that 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. No class on Monday, September, 3rd.

PIANOLAND ★NEW★ 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 $12.50.

Instructor: Nancy McNabb Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $100/10 weeks Location: CH #3005.400..............MON/WED 10/15-12/19.........5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $80/8 weeks #3005.401..............MON/WED 10/15-12/5...........5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $50/5 weeks #3005.402..............MON/WED 10/15-11/14.........5:45-6:45 p.m.

Instructor: Patrick’s Music Studio Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $64/6 weeks Location: PMS #5012.400..............WED 9/19-10/24....................7:30-8:20 p.m.

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. Equipment will be provided for lessons AND practice, and students will receive a bucket of balls at each lesson. Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $71/4 weeks Location: LMGC Beginning Classes #3009.401..............MON 9/17-10/8 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.402..............MON 10/15-11/5 ...................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.403..............MON 11/12-12/3 ...................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.404..............TUE 9/18-10/9 .....................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.405..............TUE 10/16-11/6 ...................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.406..............TUE 11/13-12/4 ...................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.407..............SAT 9/22-10/13 ..........11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3009.408..............SAT 10/20-11/10 ........11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3009.409..............SAT 11/17-12/8 ..........11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Intermediate Classes #3010.401..............MON 9/17-10/8 ....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.402..............MON 10/15-11/5 ..................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.403..............MON 11/12-12/3 ..................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.404..............TUE 9/18-10/9 ..................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3010.405..............TUE 10/16-11/6 ................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3010.406..............TUE 11/13-12/4 ................10:00-11:00 a.m.

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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 #5013.400..............FRI 9/21-10/26 ......................6:00-6:50 p.m.

UKULELE Learn to play this fun, simple instrument that will have people singing along with you at get-togethers and other events, or join a ukulele orchestra. A ukulele is provided for classroom use. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5014.400..............SAT 9/22-10/27 ..........11:30 a.m-12:20 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, music stand and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: La Habra Music Center

Child Care Food Programs

Maximize Your Child Care Income… Enroll in Our Child Care Food Program Today!

are: prompt reimbursement, monthly nutrition information & in-home training/workshops.

Serving Orange County for over 21 years

Let us help you provide nutritious meals and snacks and incorporate nutrition education activities in your child care program. Program benefits

For more information & to schedule an in-home visit, call us at 562-9059639. We look forward to hearing from you! AUGUST 2012

(Program for licensed family child care providers only.)


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Activities for Adults, continued Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #5000.400 ........................THUR 9/13-10/4...........................6:00-6:45 p.m. #5000.401 ........................THUR 10/11-11/1.........................6:00-6:45 p.m. #5000.402 ........................THUR 11/18-12/6.........................6:00-6:45 p.m.

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QUILTING ★NEW★ We will be making a Nine-Patch Twist quilt. It can be made in either fall or Christmas colors, as a lap quilt or as a table runner. Come join a fun class and meet some new friends. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Wednesday, November 14th 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Instructor: Beverly Smyth Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $74/12 weeks Location: LHCC #7002.400 ........................THUR 9/6-11/29...........................6:00-9:00 p.m.

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

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. No class on Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7003.400 ........................MON 9/10-10/8 ...........................6:30-8:00 p.m. #7003.401 ........................MON 10/15-11/19 .......................6:30-8:00 p.m.

Personal Enric hm ent

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: LHCC #7001.400 ........................MON 9/17-10/8 ...........................7:00-8:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & WORD PROCESSING Never touched a computer? Maybe you did, but felt confused. It’s never too late to learn! This class will introduce you to those basic computer skills you need to operate your computer. Class includes hands-on practice. Come and explore the computer world. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5002.400 ........................THUR 9/20-10/25.........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #5002.401 ........................THUR 11/1-12/13.........................6:00-7:00 p.m.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS:

 Body Fat  Blood Pressure  Glucose  Bone Density  Dental

 Cholesterol  Chiropractic  Colon/Rectal Cancer  Hearing

OTHER SERVICES:

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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MICROSOFT EXCEL AND POWERPOINT Learn to make spreadsheets for bookkeeping and other information with Microsoft Excel. Participants will learn Excel’s basic functions and how to do calculations and make charts with the program, as well as using PowerPoint to create a slideshow to go along with an Excel presentation. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5005.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................7:00-8:00 p.m. #5005.401..............THUR 11/1-12/13...................7:00-8:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET & E-MAIL FOR SENIORS Explore the online world and connect with your family and friends! Class includes hands-on practices, a free email account setup, surfing the Internet and learning how to use search engines. Experienced users can update their skills by using Microsoft Word and integrating it with the Internet search for special projects, such as making travel plans and doing research. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 55+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5006.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................1:45-3:00 p.m. #5006.401..............THUR 11/1-12/13...................1:45-3:00 p.m.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP Are you considering upgrading your skills to handle all the new, exciting computer equipment, such as digital cameras and flash drives? Participants will learn how to use these items and what to consider when purchasing them. Learn how to integrate Microsoft Word with your digital camera to sharpen your projects. This class will help those with basic computer knowledge and internet skills to advance to a higher level of ability. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS Are you considering upgrading your skills to handle all the new, exciting computer equipment, such as digital cameras and flash drives? Participants will learn how to use these items and what to consider when purchasing them. Learn how to integrate Microsoft Word with your digital camera to sharpen your projects. This class will help those with basic computer knowledge and internet skill to advance to a higher level of ability. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd.

Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5004.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25...................8:00-9:00 p.m. #5004.401..............THUR 11/1-12/13...................8:00-9:00 p.m.

Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 55+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5008.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25 ..................3:00-4:00 p.m. #5008.401..............THUR 11/1-12/13 ..................3:00-4:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR SENIORS It’s never too late to learn computers! This class will introduce you to all the basic skills and terms you will need to operate a computer. We will show you how to use Microsoft Word and all its useful functions for basic communication. Experienced users can improve their skills by using this powerful word processing tool and integrating it with a digital camera for making professional flyers or document. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Thursday, November 22nd.

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, carpal 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: AGI Academy Age: 55+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5007.400..............THUR 9/20-10/25.................12:30-1:45 p.m. #5007.401..............THUR 11/1-12/13.................12:30-1:45 p.m.

Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $47/1 mtg Location: LHCC #5011.400..............TUE 9/25 ...............................6:00-9:00 p.m.

Graffiti Hotline: 562-905-9723


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Activities for Adults, continued LOSE WEIGHT NOW! Are you unhappy, frustrated or just plain stuck? Excess weight can damage your health, so take control now! Easily lose the weight and enjoy doing it! Stop the dieting cycle that could be harming you, causing you to focus on food, rather than on you. Enjoy shopping for clothes, improve your health, sleep easier, and so much more. Bring chocolate or other food that you crave to the first session, and the instructor will eliminate those cravings. The instructor will use hypnosis in both sessions, so please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow for relaxation. There is a $5 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. A follow-up CD is available for purchase in class. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $59/2 mtgs Location: LHCC #5009.400..............TUE 10/9-10/16 .....................6:30-8:30 p.m.

STOP SMOKING NOW! Would you like to become a permanent non-smoker? If so, this workshop is perfect for you! The instructor will eliminate your nicotine cravings using energy therapy and will teach you how to use that tool for yourself for many other benefits. The remainder of the session will deal with the subconscious triggers that cause you to reach for a cigarette. Because the instructor

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will use hypnosis in both sessions, please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow for relaxation. There is a $5 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. A follow-up CD is available for purchase in class. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $59/2 mtgs Location: LHCC #5010.400..............TUE 10/30-11/6 .....................6:30-8:30 p.m.

TIME OUT FOR YOU Get ready to treat yourself to a beautiful experience! Gentle stress reduction techniques for adults using proven secrets of the ages, such as relaxation massage, pressure points, stretching, tree of life work, visualization, journaling for relaxation, and affirmations. Emphasis will be on grounding and centering each participant for self-growth and personal insight to slow aging and increase well-being. Individual consultation with the instructor is included. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Participants must bring a pen and journal or notebook to class; a towel or mat for sitting on the floor is optional. No class on Monday, October 8th. Instructor: Karon Thomas Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $30/4 weeks Location: LHCC #5001.400..............MON 9/17-10/15 ...................7:00-8:00 p.m.

Orange County Youth Center @ La Habra 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 Check out the “Job Board” • Explore career paths • Get a job

1811 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631 Open Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

562-905-7076 This WIA/Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, call 562-905-7076. TDD/TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922 or 711.


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Can i ne Cla sses

DOG OBEDIENCE & BEHAVIOR CONDITIONING Is Spot always in the dog house? If so, get him out and trained so that he can become a happier member of your pack! This eight-week session is open to all breeds of dogs, ages six months and older (larger breeds accepted at four months). Class activities will include basic obedience: heel, sit, stay, down-stay, come when called, stand for vet visits, wait command for door dashing, leave it command and walking on a loose leash without pulling. In addition, behavioral problems such as digging, excessive barking, nipping and jumping on

Pet Adoption Tips

people will be covered. Encouragement of nervous and sensitive dogs also will be addressed. Ms. Schmidt has worked as a dog trainer for 18 years, as well as working to rehabilitate wild life through North Orange County R.O.P.’s Wildlife Program, and working as an exotic animal trainer at Knott’s Berry Farm, where she learned much about canine behavior and animal communication from working with Timber Wolves. Her philosophy is “a thinking dog is a better-behaved and happier member of the family”. The first meeting will be an orientation held without dogs at the Community Center. Instructor: Shelly Schmidt, Dog Training by Shelly Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $87/8 weeks Location: LHCC/SMAP #5003.400..............SAT 9/22-11/10 ...................9:00-10:00 a.m.

The holidays are a popular time for welcoming a new furry friend into your family. There may not be a greater gift for homeless animals than to open your heart and home to them! As they do year-round, La Habra’s shelter service provider, Inland Valley Humane Society, always has an abundance of wonderful companions available for adoption. Whether you are considering a new “friend”, for you or someone else, remember that choosing an animal is a big decision. Instead of bringing home an animal right away, consider putting together and wrapping an “adoption kit” filled with toys, a bed, a leash, a collar, food, treats, and a gift certificate to cover the adoption fees.


Activities for Seniors Ser vi ces

SENIOR ASSISTANCE INFORMATION & REFERRAL We can provide current information on services available to senior residents by city, county and state agencies, as well as offering 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, 562-905-9746. 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.

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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 $3 donation for lunch for seniors 60 and over; $5 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, for dancing or listening. For questions or more information, call Jennifer Bush at 562-905-9748. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals to those unable to prepare their own meals due to illness or disability. For more information please call 562-905-9747, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For further information about Senior Services or Activities, please call 562-905-9746.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

STORYTIMES Family Storytime: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. • ABC Kids Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. • Bilingual Storytime: Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. All storytimes last 30 minutes and feature books, flannel stories & songs. Wednesday morning story times include a craft.

• Homework Help: Grade school students receive help with homework from trained high school students. • Storytime with Santa: Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 10:30 a.m. • Family Place Parent/Toddler Workshop: Five week program starting in October, date to be announced. Pre-registration required. For children ages 1-4 years.

TEEN EVENTS • Tutor Training: Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Students in grade 10 or higher are trained to volunteer in our Homework Help program. • TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meetings: 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. • Create a Journal: Sunday, Sept. 9th at 2:00 p.m.

FAMILY EVENTS • Friends & Family Movie Time: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

ADULT EVENTS • Monarch Butterflies: Sunday, Sept. 9th at 2:30 p.m. Diego H. Pedreros Valasques, author of “Vuela, Vuela Mariposa.” FREE. • Holocaust Presentation: Sunday, Oct. 7th at 2:30 p.m. Holocaust survivor Ruth Treeson will share how she turned a horrific situation into a positive and life changing experience. • Musical Performance: Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2:30 p.m. SAM’s Quartet returns to delight and entertain us with seasonal music.

Orange County Public Library 221 E. La Habra Blvd. 562-694-0078 714-526-7728 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Shop the Best Book Prices in Town at the Friends of the La Habra Library Book Store!


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La Habra Shuttle

ADULT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES

“Ride with Pride”

APHNS offers health screenings and counseling to adults 18 and over. APHNS can help you identify problems early, assist in finding needed health care, teach you preventive health practices, and 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 APHNS Nurse Lori Funke RN, PHN. She is at the La Habra Community Center two days each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 562-905-9746 to make an appointment. HICAP HICAP, which stands for Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, is the only state and federally mandated authority providing education, advocacy and individual counseling to Orange County residents regarding Medicare and related issues. Certified counselors will be available at the Community Center on every second Wednesday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. An appointment is necessary. To make an appointment, please call the La Habra Community Services Department at 562-905-9746. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Call the City of La Habra Volunteer Coordinator Mayra Serratos for information at 562-905-9708, ext. 263.

★ 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. ★ Cost of service is 50 cents per one-way trip for all passengers. ★ 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. ★ Reservations for transportation must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

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. Participants in the Tuesday and Friday classes will enjoy a thorough low-impact workout that includes a walking warmup, as well and sitting and standing exercises and work with resistance bands, balls and other props. It will increase strength, flexibility, range of motion, stamina, and overall well-being. Instructor: Henrietta De Jong ....................................FREE TUE & FRI ............10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon The Thursday class works with participants to resolve problems of balance, activities of daily living, and getting around. This program enables participants to improve their balance and reduce their risk for falls. A doctor’s approval may be required to participate.

Classes

Instructor: Jane Wotring.............................................FREE THUR ...................10:00 to 12:00 p.m.

HEALTH & WELLNESS FOR OLDER ADULTS

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 participants who complete the class 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 PRE-REGISTER by calling the La Habra Community Center at 562-905-9746.

This class covers various health-related topics of interest for older adults. Learn the benefits of adopting behaviors associated with healthy and successful aging. Focus on the benefits of being proactive by practicing brain fitness, incorporating a healthy diet, managing chronic conditions and engaging in routine physical activity as a means to living with optimum independence. Instructor: Kathy Mastin ............................................FREE MON....................9:30-11:30 a.m.

MATURE DRIVER

Instructor: NOCCCD....................................................FREE


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Ac tivities

CSS BINGO

WEDNESDAY A.M. VOLUNTEER STITCHERS

CSS Bingo meets Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. The cost of playing is 50 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 AFTERNOON BINGO The La Habra Senior Citizens’ Club hosts bingo each Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 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.

This group meets in the Oeste Room from 8:30 to 11:30 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 them and learn. 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”

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 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, and bridge players meet on Thursday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. You must bring a partner to join the bridge group. You can play dominos on Fridays at from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All groups meet at the Community Center and welcome new players.

Live Music & Dancing! 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the CSS Lunch Program La Habra Community Center

562-905-9748 Stay afterwards and enjoy a healthy, tasty lunch!

All CSS lunch participants are invited to stay late on the fourth Thursday of each month to enjoy a movie. Popcorn and other snacks are served during the movie. There is no charge for this activity, so why not check it out! 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.

MONDAY

Art Cooper & Company TUESDAY

THURSDAY

La Habra Lites Karyn Myers FRIDAY

Changing line-up that includes Ron Allen, Stardust Trio, Global Affair & others


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Aquarius Hotel and Casino, Laughlin #9016.300

Joy from Symphony No. 9, Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan and Amistad. A limited number of tickets are available, so reserve your seat today! Trip fee includes admission to the show, water and driver’s tip.

Tuesday to Thursday, August 21st to August 23rd Fee: $110 pp. dbl., $160pp. sgl.

Pala Casino #9011.300

Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy three days and two nights in the heart of Laughlin, Nevada at the Aquarius Hotel and Casino. The casino is home to over 1,250 slot and video poker games. Visit the casinos, shop, dine and relax. On the way to and from Laughlin, we will stop in Barstow for lunch on your own. Every room will receive two brunch buffets. Book your room today, before we sell out! Trip fee includes transportation, hotel accommodations, two buffets per room, water and driver’s tip. Beethoven & John Williams, Walt Disney Concert Hall #9014.305

Wednesday, August 29th Fee: $15 Departs: 11:00 a.m. ...................Returns: 7:30 p.m.

Pala Casino offers something for everyone! With over 2,000 of the latest reel, slots, video poker, progressive machines and over 86 table games, all players will find their favorite! Make sure you reserve your seat early! Trip fee includes transportation and driver’s tip.

Sep tembe r Stateline Turnaround #9029.300

Sunday, August 26th Fee: $65

Saturday, September 8th Fee: $26

Departs: 10:00 a.m. ...................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Departs: 7:00 a.m. ...................Returns: 11:55 p.m.

First, enjoy free time at the shops and restaurants at L.A. Live. This last performance of the Summer Concert Series is sure to be a hit! Cal Phil Chorale and guest soloists will join the famous orchestra to bring a concert featuring Beethoven’s Ode to

Try your luck on this one-day turnaround to Stateline. All guests will receive a free buffet coupon and a coupon fun book. Valid photo identification is required on the day of the trip. Trip fee includes buffet, fun book, transportation and driver’s tip.

Trip Information

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. • All approved refunds will be charged a $4 processing fee. • 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.

Heritage Valley Train #9036.300 Wednesday, September 12th Fee: $80 Departs: 7:30 a.m. .....................Returns: 7:30 p.m.

All aboard the train, as you step back in time in the wide open spaces of the Heritage Valley. The day will begin with a tour of Sandy Ward’s Heritage Valley Gift Shop, located in a historic caboose. Next, travel to Linville Station, where you will have the opportunity to browse the variety of unique “stations” on the 6-acre property. You will find the Loose Caboose Gift Shop, Bennett’s Honey Farm, garden art, koi ponds, fountains, one-of-a kind art glass, the upside down gardens, and a myriad of plant life. Finish the day with a docentguided tour of the grounds and museum at historic Rancho Camulos. Lunch will be served on the train and consists of green salad, orange-glazed chicken breast, rice pilaf, seasonal vegetables, bread and butter, beverage choice and dessert. Hurry and reserve your ticket; limited seating is available. Trip fee includes train ticket, tours, lunch, transportation, water and driver’s tip. Viejas Casino #9057.300 Thursday, September 20th Fee: $15 Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

This Alpine casino is famous for traditional gambling, bingo, and video horse racing. It is located next to an outlet mall, so you can enjoy the day shopping, as well as gambling. Valid photo identification is required on the day of the trip. Trip fee includes transportation, water and driver’s tip. San Manuel Casino #9028.301 Wednesday, September 26th Fee: $15 Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 4:30 p.m.

Hop aboard the bus and take a ride to the San Manuel Casino! Try your luck on over 2,000 slot machines, visit the 2,500 seat


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Trips for Everyone, continued bingo hall or win big at a blackjack table. All guests will receive a $10 slot voucher. Valid photo identification is required on the day of the trip. Trip fee includes transportation, voucher and driver’s tip.

Oc tob e r Harrah’s Casino #9004.400

Wednesday, October 3rd Fee: $15 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. Valid photo identification is required on the day of trip. Trip fee includes a $5 slot credit, transportation and driver’s tip. Avocado Festival, Oxnard #9038.400 Sunday, October 7th Fee: $35 Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 8:00 p.m.

Do you love avocadoes? Or maybe just like them? You actually don't even have to like them to enjoy this annual festival that brings together three stages of musical acts and entertainment, a kids’ petting zoo, vendor booths, contests galore such as the Largest Avocado or Best Dressed Avocado, plenty of food, and our world famous avocado ice cream. So hurry and reserve your seat today! Trip fee includes transportation, water and driver’s tip. Pala Casino #9011.400 Thursday, October 11th Fee: $15 Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 5:30 p.m.

Pala Casino offers something for everyone! With over 2,000 of the latest reel, slots, video poker, progressive machines and over 86 table games, all players will find their favorite! Make sure you reserve your seat early! Trip fee includes transportation and driver’s tip.

Oak Glen #9039.400 Thursday, October 18th Fee: $65 Departs: 9:30 a.m. .....................Returns: 5:30 p.m.

Travelers will be eager to get off the bus to breathe the crisp mountain air of Oak Glen, where the climate provides a beautiful change of seasons, unsurpassed in Southern California. Apple orchards cover the slopes, laden with blossoms, and reminiscent of New England. Visit orchards, taste mountain-fresh apples and cider, enjoy the various specialty shops in the Glen, pick your own apples, and enjoy some shopping on your own. A home-style lunch at Law’s Coffee Shop includes your choice of baked ham, Swiss steak, or Dijon chicken, served with salad, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and a beverage. All passengers will return home with a fresh baked apple pie! Trip fee includes transportation, lunch, apple pie, water and driver’s tip. Las Vegas, Bally’s Hotel & Casino #9005.400 Monday, October 22nd to Wednesday, October 24th Fee: Fee: $145 pp. dbl., $190 pp. sgl. Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

“Viva Las Vegas!” Enjoy three days and two nights at Bally’s, located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Visit the casinos, shop, dine and relax. On the way to and from Las Vegas, the bus will stop in Barstow, California for lunch or supper on your own. Book your room today, before we sell out. Trip fee includes transportation, hotel accommodations, fun book, water and driver’s tip.

November Viejas Casino #9057.400 Thursday, November 1st Fee: $15

Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

This Alpine casino is famous for traditional gambling, bingo, and video horse racing. It is located next to an outlet mall, so you can

enjoy the day shopping, as well as gambling. Valid photo identification is required on the day of the trip. Trip fee includes transportation, water and driver’s tip. Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Laughlin #9037.400 Tuesday, November 6th to Thursday, November 8th Fee: $110 pp. dbl., $160 pp. sgl. Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy three days and two nights in the heart of Laughlin, Nevada at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino. Visit the casinos, shop, dine and relax. On the way to and from Laughlin, we will stop in Barstow for lunch on your own. Every room will receive two buffets. Book your room today, before we sell out! Trip fee includes transportation, hotel accommodations, two buffets per room, water and driver’s tip. From Ranches to Castles #9033.400 Wednesday , November 28th Fee: $70 Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore a late 1880s ranch and a magnificent castle! Join us as we visit a historical landmark — the Jensen Alvarado Ranch, where you will see how life was lived in the 1880s. You will enjoy hands-on demonstrations of tortilla and butter making, adobe brick making, ice cream cranking, weaving and various farming techniques from the 19th century. Next stop will be Benedict Castle, built in 1931, which merges the architecture of the Spanish-Moorish and Mission Revival periods. You will also enjoy lunch at this hauntingly beautiful castle. Trip fee includes transportation, admission, lunch and driver’s tip.

For further information, please call 562-905-9708.


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since 1992. Come for the tamales, and stay for the fun! The festival will feature Mexican Folklorico dancing, live music and more. Trip fee includes transportation, festival, water and driver’s tip.

Plaid Tidings at the Laguna Playhouse #9009.400 Thursday, November 29th Fee: $69

This trip begins at the Laguna Hills Mall for some free time, shopping and lunch on your own. Following the mall visit, we will head to the Laguna Playhouse for Plaid Tidings. The hilarious, heavenly quartet is returning to The Laguna Playhouse to croon their tight, swingin’, harmonic renditions of musical hits from the ’50s and ’60s. This nostalgic holiday extravaganza is the very best of Forever Plaid wrapped in a nifty box with a big bow on top! Plaid Tidings is one holiday treat that you don’t want to miss. Trip fee includes transportation, show, lunch, water and driver’s tip.

De ce m b e r

Tamale Festival, Indio #9040.400 Sunday, December 2nd Fee: $30

Thursday, December 6th Fee: $75

Spend a memorable day at the state-of-theart, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. On display is the annual holiday exhibit, “Christmas around the World”, featuring beautifully decorated trees representing the countries President Reagan visited while in office, as well as additional decorated trees. An included docent-led tour will take you back to the 1980s and the world that President Reagan shaped. Following the guided tour, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. The Walt Disney Archives exhibit is now available for a limited time, so following lunch, make sure you head over to the exhibit to see some amazing artifacts, including some that have never been viewed by the public. Trip fee includes transportation, admission, docent tour, buffet lunch, water and driver’s tip.

The Tamale Festival is one of the Food Network’s top 10 “All-American Food Festivals,” a Southern California tradition

For Just $48 A Year

Departs: 8:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Complete Emergency Paramedic & Ambulance Coverage

Tuesday, December 11th Fee: $15

Get more Vegas-style action at Harrah’s Rincon Casino in San Diego. You can play hot slots, bingo machines and exciting table games. Valid photo identification is required on the day of trip. Trip fee includes a $5 slot credit, transportation and driver’s tip.

Ronald Reagan Library: Christmas Around the World #9035.400

Departs: 9:00 a.m. .....................Returns: 6:00 p.m.

Harrah’s Casino #9004.401

For further information, please call 562-905-9708.

Mission Inn: Holiday Lights #9058.400 Wednesday, December 19th Fee: $79 Departs: 12:00 p.m. ...................Returns: 8:30 p.m.

First stop, Cask n’ Cleaver in downtown Riverside. Lunch begins with a Caesar salad and your choice of top sirloin, teriyaki chicken or charbroiled salmon. Lunch is served with a beverage and dessert. Next, visit the Old Town Mission Inn, an oddly integrated assemblage of arcades and gardens, turrets and domes, spiraling staircases, catacombs and carillon towers. The Mission Inn features unique architectural construction and ornamental design, as well as arts and artifacts from around the world. Experience the holiday atmosphere with the nightly lighting of the hotel’s twinkling lights and décor as you are swept away by more that 3.5 million lights, which transform the historic hotel into pure magic. Trip fee includes lunch, admission, tour, transportation, water and driver’s tip.

Avoid unpaid pre-hospital emergency medical expenses associated with 911 transports and enroll all the members of your household for just $48. Fill out this form and mail it, along with a check payable to “City of La Habra FireMed” to:

City of La Habra FireMed • 150 N. Euclid Street •La Habra, CA 90631 (Please Print)

Last Name:

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Address: La Habra, CA 90631

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E xtende d Tri ps

The City of La Habra Trips and Tours Program offers the trips of a lifetime for you. We offer both domestic and international trips. All extended trips include airfare, hotel accommodations, tour guide, and some meals. If you do not see the destination you are looking for, please call and ask. For more information and/or for a detailed itinerary or to schedule a reservation appointment, please contact Katie Elmore at (562) 9059708 or Katiee@lahabracity.com. Please note: prices are subject to change.

A l l - In cl usive Wi n te r Ge tawa y Fea turi n g R IU Pa l ace, Pu nta Ca n a & Do m i n i ca n Re p u bl i c January 19th to 26th, 2013 Fees: $2,249/PP Double • $2,749/Single

Trip highlights include seven nights all-inclusive at the Riu Palace Macao, a superb resort located in Punta Cana, on the white sand beach of Arena Gorda, a paradise of palm trees and turquoise waters. This exclusive 5-star resort will offer you the ultimate in elegance, service and activities. Amenities include 24-hour room service, on-site restaurants, 420 sq. meter pool, jacuzzi, sun terrace, 6 sq. meter children’s pool, casino, shops, sports and activities, and entertainment. A $500 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

Wa s h i n gto n D. C.

April 3rd to 9th, 2013 Fees: $2,299/PP Double • $2,899/Single • $2,269/PP Triple Trip highlights include White House Visitor Center, World War II Memorial, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution, Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington National Cathedral and Ford’s Theatre. A $250 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Sa n A nton i o Fi es ta

April 18th to 23rd, 2013 Fees: $1,799/PP Double • $2,249/Single Trip highlights include San Antonio Fiesta, the Alamo, San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise, Austin City Tour, Texas State Capitol, LBJ Ranch, LBJ Library Museum, San Antonio City Tour, San Jose Mission, IMAX Theatre, Buckhorn Hall of Horns Museum, Fredericksburg, Cowboy Dinner and Wildseed Farms. A $300 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

Alaska Insi de Pa s s a ge May 31st to June 7th, 2013

Fees: $2,074/PP Double (Inside Stateroom, $700 Single Supplement) $2,274/PP Double (Ocean View Stateroom, $900 Single Supplement) $2,674 PP Double (Ocean View w/ Balcony, $1,300 Single Supplement) Trip highlights include seven night cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, all port charges, all meals, Fortunes Casino, swimming pools, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Alaska Inside Pasage, and Victoria, British Columbia. A $500 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

Great Can a dia n Cities

June 12th to 19th, 2013 Fees: $2,699/PP Double • $3,449/Single Trip highlights include Montreal City Tour, Notre Dame Cathedral, Via Rail Train, Quebec City Tour, the Citadel, Montmorency Falls, Ottawa City Tour, Niagara Fall City Tour, Maid of the Mist boat ride, Oh Canada Eh?! dinner show, and two night stays in Niagara Falls, Quebec City and Montreal. A $300 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

Ca pe Cod & the Is lan ds

July 14th to 20th, 2013 Fees: $1,999/PP Double • $2,574/Single Trip highlights include Cranberry Bog Tour, Provincetown, Boston City Tour, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Hyannis, Cape Cod National Seashore, Martha’s Vineyard Tour, Newport’s Ocean Drive, Breakers Mansion Tour, Heritage Plantation, Sandwich and New England Lobster Dinner. A $300 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

Ea s t Co as t Is lan ds, the Ham p tons & the Bi g Apple September 8th to 13th, 2013 Fees: $2,099/PP Double • $2,799/Single

Trip highlights include five nights at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Long Island Ferry, the Hamptons, Montauk Point Lighthouse, Sag Harbor, New York City Tour, Top of the Rock, Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, Block Island Ferry and Block Island Tour. A $300 per person deposit is required to hold a seat. All seats are based upon availability. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.


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