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Contents SPRING 2012

Feature Story: page 6 Spring means green, especially for the City’s urban forest… La Habra Chamber: page 16 Chamber membership makes a difference in a successful economy… City News Earth Day/Arbor Day ....................................................4 City Numbers to Remember..........................................7 Recycling Info ...............................................................8 Plant of the Quarter ......................................................9 Where in La Habra?.....................................................10 Water Quality Regulations...........................................11 Pavement Management Plan........................................12 Celebrating Success......................................................14 Redevelopment Update ...............................................15 O.C. Youth Center ......................................................33 5K/10K Run/Walk ......................................................43 Class and Recreation Guide Registration Info..........................................................17 Class Location Info......................................................18 Children’s Museum......................................................18 Activities for Kids ........................................................19 Spring Family Eggstravaganza ......................................20 Activities for Adults .....................................................26 Activities for Seniors ....................................................35 Trips for Everyone .......................................................38

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City News: Earth Day/ Arbor Day

Pla n fo r Ea r t h Da y / Arbor Da y i n L a Hab ra

The City of La Habra has been a nationally recognized TREE CITY USA for the past 13 years. Trees are very important to La Habra, as they help clean our air, provide shade and add value to our homes. In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City will hold an informational fair and will provide FREE mulch and tree seedlings, available on a first come, first-served basis, to City residents on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at El Centro-Lions Park. In addition, S.C. Yamamoto, Inc. has graciously donated 10 “Pink Cloud” cherry trees, which will be planted at Vista del Valle Park as part of a multi-year plan to plant 100 cherry trees there.

Earth Day is about everyday people taking environmental action in their own communities, working toward a cleaner, healthier environment, and there will be information available at the event about ways residents can maintain their landscapes in an eco-friendly style. Waste Management, Inc., the City’s refuse contractor, has graciously donated the free mulch. Residents are limited to one plastic trash bag (maximum size 40 gallons) of mulch per person and should bring their own trash bags and provide proof of residency. For more information, please call the La Habra Public Works Department at 562-905-9792.

Visit La Habra Online at: www.lahabracity.com Help our environment — please recycle this magazine!


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 Jennifer Cervantez, Editor-in-Chief Sal Failla, Community Services Editor Mark Sturdevant, Business Editor Kathy Campanelli, Advertising Sales Representative Shelly Recchio, Graphic Designer Marcia Taylor, Content Coordinator

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

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

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City News: Parkway Tree Program

Par k wa y Trees: G rowi ng t he Ur ban Forest The City of La Habra’s parkway tree program provides tree planting and trimming services to La Habra residents. Only certain trees that meet the City’s urban forest requirements are able to become parkway trees. Palm trees, for example, do not meet these requirements and are not allowed to be planted in the City parkway. Once trees are planted, they are watered for three months by the City’s tree contractor, West Coast Arborists. After three months, residents are required to water the trees. There are 37 ‘tree districts’ within La Habra, and each district’s parkway trees are trimmed every four years. The trimming is done only for safety purposes to protect

S am p l e L i st o f 1 0 S t r e e t T r e es A pp roved fo r L a H a b r a Tabebuia impetiginosa..............................(Pink Trumpet Tree) Melaleuca quinquenervia...................................(Cajeput Tree)

vehicular and foot traffic. Residents may only trim or remove their parkway tree with: 1) authorization by the La Habra Parks Division; and 2) proof of $1 million liability insurance from the trimming company. Unfortunately, residents who remove or trim a tree without authorization that results in tree death, will be charged the cost to replace the tree. Do’s ➜ Please water your tree with deep infrequent watering ➜ Fertilize your tree as long as it does not touch the base of the tree ➜ Mulching is good as long at it does not touch the tree bark ➜ Check your tree for disease ➜ Check that your tree is growing properly Don’t’s

➜ Do not trim or otherwise cut your tree without:

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Cercis canadensis .........................................(Eastern Redbud) Lagerstroemia indica.........................................(Crape Myrtle)

Pistacia chinensis .......................................(Chinese Pistache) Magnolia grandiflora..................................(‘Samuel Sommer’) Geijera parviflora ........................................(Australian Willow) Quercus ilex............................................................(Holly Oak) Quercus virginiana..............................................(Virginia Oak) Koelreuteria paniculata ................................(Goldenrain Tree)

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— Authorization and — $1 million liability insurance from your trimming company Do not use chemicals on your tree Do not use weed killer near your tree Do not use fertilizer on your tree if it contains weed killer When adding fertilizers and chemicals in your garden, stay outside the dripline (see diagram) Do not plant palm trees in the parkway Not watering your tree will kill it; please water

For the full list of trees or more information, please call Public Works at 562-905-9792.

Fol low us on Twit ter a t L aHabraC A — ge t ne w s upda tes and eve n t in for m a tion online or on you r mobile device.


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Public Information: City Services 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

PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE — MARCH 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 800-7953272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information, contact: City of La Habra at 562-905-9630, 215 N. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631


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Public Information: Recycling

Where to Rec ycle Cell Phones and Prin t Ca r tridges in L a Habra There are multiple methods available to La Habra residents for recycling cell phones and printer cartridges. The following lists show several nearby options for La Habra residents: Cell phones may be recycled: 1. Any local office supply store or cell phone store (OfficeMax, Staples, Costco, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, TMobile) 2. Unicorn Metals Recycling in La Habra 3. La Habra Community Center lobby

4. La Habra Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events 5. County HHW collection centers 6. Numerous other recycling locations for cell phones can be found in the local area and by searching the Internet. Printer cartridges may be recycled: 1. Any local office supply store (OfficeMax, Staples, Walmart, Costco, etc.) in La Habra 2. La Habra Household Hazardous Waste events 3. County HHW collection centers

4. Cartridges can be mailed in to the manufacturer (HP, Lexmark, etc.). Often the manufacturers provide prepaid envelopes or boxes to return old cartridges. 5. Numerous other recycling locations for printer cartridges can be found in the local area and by searching the Internet. For questions or more information, please call Public Works at 562-9059792.


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Public Information: Landscaping Tip

L a Hab ra’s D ro ug ht To le ra nt P l a n t o f t he Qu a r ter

Iris douglasiana, Douglas Iris Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) is a beautiful wildflower native to California. Douglas Iris blooms in the springtime from April to June with stunning white or purple flowers. It can grow in full sun, partial sun, or full shade at lower elevations. In the summer, depending on conditions, it may require watering once or twice a month. It prefers sandy and loamy soils, but not clay. It also prefers acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline) soils. Douglas Iris remains fairly small in size, growing to two feet tall with a spread of two feet wide at maturity and can tolerate temperatures down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Douglas Iris make great border or accent plants in gardens, but do have a habit of forming clumps which may inhibit other vegetation. 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.

Photo credit for Douglas Iris goes to: http://www.california nativeplants.com/index.php/plants/featured-plants/82-thirtyplants

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Stephen Lea, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File: DouglasIris.jpg

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_douglasiana

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Tree of Life Nursery, Plants of El Camino Real, Catalog and Planting Guide

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http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Iris+douglasiana


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Lifestyle

Where i n L a Ha b ra?

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City News: Water Quality Guidelines

Ne w Wa ter Qu a li t y Ru les fo r L and Deve lo p ment

Land development can change the way rainwater runoff drains from a property, having the potential to contribute pollutants to waterways. On August 17th, 2011, new state regulations took effect that require local governments in Orange County to ensure that land development projects incorporate Low Impact Development best management practices (BMPs) into project design. Low Impact Development — known by its acronym “LID” — is a stormwater management strategy that emphasizes water conservation and use of existing site features to prevent water runoff. LID design seeks to more closely mimic natural water flow patterns of undeveloped sites. In response to these new regulations, the County of Orange, Orange County Flood Control District and the cities of Orange County have prepared a 2011 Model Water Quality Management Plan to assist with development designs.

Ideally, LID projects will retain stormwater on site and allow it to infiltrate into the ground. The benefits of LID include: • • • • •

An opportunity for recharging the groundwater basin (where applicable) Water conservation through use of rainwater for irrigation Reduction of stormwater/urban runoff Reduction of erosion downstream Improvement of community aesthetics

There are many creative ways developers and project designers can comply with LID requirements. Categories of LID BMPs included in new development or redevelopment projects may include: • • • • •

Infiltration (e.g. permeable pavement/pavers, vegetated swale*) Harvest and use (e.g. cisterns and other onsite storage for irrigation) Evapotranspiration (e.g. ponds and vegetation) Biotreatment (e.g. vegetated swale*) Regional controls (e.g. use of established large-scale regional infiltration)

Please check with the City about LID if your development project will need to comply with all rules and regulations before beginning a development project. For more information on which projects would be subject to the new LID regulations, please visit the OC Watersheds at www.ocwatersheds.com/WQMP.aspx. *A vegetated swale is a landscaped area that collects water runoff and allows it to percolate into the ground or evaporate. Vegetated swales can include both biotreatment and some infiltration.


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Public Works: Fifth Year of Paving Underway

Pavemen t M a n a g e m e n t Plan (PM P ) Up da te In May 2007, the City Council adopted a Pavement Management Plan that identified the schedule and scope of work for pavement repairs and rehabilitation of City streets over a six year period. The plan divided the City into six zones, one to be constructed each year. Concurrent with the pavement repair work, the City has also been replacing damaged or aging water and storm drain pipelines. The Pavement Management Program for Fiscal Years 200708, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 have been completed. To date, the project has constructed: •

183 street segments, or 28.5 miles

148 curb ramps

46,250 feet of water pipe and 1,334 water services

252 fire hydrants

The construction program expenditures to date are $11.9 million for streets and $7.5 million for water, totaling $19.4 million. On February 6, 2012, the City Council awarded the construction contract for Fiscal Year 2011-12 (PMP fifth year) to Sully-Miller Contracting Company at a total construction cost of $5,376,381, which breaks down to $3,137,899 for streets and $2,238,481 for water. The construction work is planned to begin the first week of March 2012 and it will take between six to eight months to complete. The Water Replacement Program will also be included in this project. The street project will rehabilitate 67 street segments in two areas. The first area is bounded by Whittier Boulevard on the


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Public Works: Fifth Year of Paving Underway, continued north, Harbor Boulevard on the east, La Habra Boulevard on the south and Cypress Street on the west. The second area boundaries are Lambert Road on the north, Euclid Street on the east, Sandlewood Avenue south of Imperial Highway on the south and Idaho Street on the west. See the map at right for more information. The City was divided into multiple zones, which were then placed on a six-year schedule. As of November 2011, only the “white” areas remain for 2013, as all other zones have or will be completed by the end of 2012.


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City News: Achievements

Celebrating 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:

✔ Served 360 residents and collected approximately 19,500 pounds of hazardous waste and 10,000 pounds of electronic waste at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste event on November 12, 2012.

✔ Issued grading and construction permits for a new Walmart store at 1000 E. Imperial Highway. Construction is underway, and a grand opening will occur in early Summer.

✔ Completed construction of the water reservoir as part of the La Bonita Park Water Facilities project.

✔ “Graduated” the first 14 participants in the Police Department Citizens’ Academy, a six-week class during which residents received a first-hand look at the operations of the Police Department.

✔ Approved an ordinance to require shopping cart containment plans from merchants that provide carts to their customers (10 or more carts).

✔ Abated 264 abandoned vehicles from private property in the City, the most successful enforcement in Orange County. ✔ In conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, dedicated the Friendship Noon Whistle at the Children’s Museum on November 3rd. This authentic train whistle blows at 12:00 noon Monday through Saturday. ✔ Participated in the Statewide Great Shakeout exercise, including a test of the AlertOC mass notification system where 28,750 test calls were made.

Aquatic Staff Needed! The City of La Habra Community Services Department is seeking lifeguards and a pool manager for its Summer Aquatics Program Lifeguard duties will include teaching swim lessons, evaluating participant skills, and guarding during lessons and recreation swim. Senior Lifeguard will also supervise aquatic staff, schedule lessons and staff hours.

To apply, please pick up an application at the Community Services Department, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. LGT, WSI, CPR, FA required. For more information on training and certification, please visit www.oc-redcross.org and look under Health & Safety Services.

Applications are due on or before April 13, 2012.

✔ Completed another Lambert Road Center Median renovation to include drought tolerant plants to better conserve water. The renovation was done through a grant from the Municipal Water District of Orange County. ✔ Launched online business license renewals in December for those that have existing licenses in the City. ✔ Updated the colors and layout of the City Web site, www.lahabracity.com. ✔ Provided over 2,000 children with toys and food at the annual Operation Santa event.

Recreation Leaders Needed!

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in health & fitness? Do you want to make a positive impact on the community?

If you answered yes, you may want to join the City of La Habra’s Active Day Camp staff. To apply, please pick up an application at the Community Services Department, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Applications are due on or before April 13, 2012.


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Public Information: Redevelopment Dissolution

Sta te Dismantles Redevelop m e n t

On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled on a lawsuit involving a bill passed by the Legislature (AB X1 26) that eliminated redevelopment in California. Effective February 1, 2012, all redevelopment agencies, including the La Habra Redevelopment Agency, were required to cease operations and transfer the affairs to a Successor Agency for winding down. The La Habra City Council opted to serve as the Successor Agency for La Habra. For the past 37 years, redevelopment has been a valuable tool for the City of La Habra to improve our quality of life, create jobs, spur economic development and reduce blight. Redevelopment has been responsible for many projects in La Habra that have greatly benefitted our community.

Answer Key for “Where in La Habra?”

1. La Habra Hills Presbyterian 2. Washington Middle School 3. Duffy’s Cocktails (Imperial/Walnut) 4. Arthur’s Coffee Shop

The La Habra Marketplace at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Imperial Hwy. was created through redevelopment after the closure of Fashion Square. Kmart’s closure on Imperial Hwy. opened the door for the development of Imperial Promenade, another redevelopment project. The Redevelopment Agency had also been working on improvements to the corner of Harbor Blvd. and Imperial Hwy. In addition, public facilities, including the Community Center, our Child Development Center, and improvements along La Habra Blvd., all were constructed and enhanced with redevelopment. The City is presently working through the myriad issues left in the wake of the sudden and chaotic dissolution of this Agency and its work. For information or questions on redevelopment, please contact Linda Padilla Smyth at 562-905-9724. 5. Rockview Dairy (Whittier/Rigsby) 6. Friends of Children Clinic 7. Café El Cholo 8. Sonora High School

9. La Habra Law Building 10. Fountain at Tapestry (Idaho/Lambert) 11. Kohl’s


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Chamber of Commerce

Chamb er Membership Does Make a Dif ference — The Sha piro Repor t Advocates of chambers of commerce have long believed that when a company is active in its local chamber, it is doing the right thing not only for the community, but for its own success as well. A study commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives with support from Small Business Network, Inc., determined the real value to companies in terms of consumer outcomes of joining and being active in their local chamber of commerce. Do consumers really support businesses because they are chamber members? Data for the study came from a scientific web-based survey of 2,000 adults nationwide. The respondents were randomly assigned to different groups at several points during the survey. Each group reads something slightly different — like a description of a company that changes only a little for each group — but then everyone is asked the same questions thereafter, regardless of which company description they just read. ➜ Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable. ➜ If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition. ➜ When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader. ➜ When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months. ➜ When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.

➜ When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. The Shapiro report is available via e-mail upon request, at no charge by contacting Mark Sturdevant at director@lahabrachamber.com. Joining the Chamber is easy and rewarding. Call for details 562-697-1704 or visit www.lahabrachamber.com. The La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 321 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631.

Try Our New Chamber Members 562-697-1704 • www.lahabrachamber.com Silvia Monica Edwards New York Life Insurance 675 Placentia Ave., Suite 250 Brea, CA 714-255-7113 Child Care Montessori 1340 N. Euclid St. La Habra, CA 562-691-5538 Calico Cake Shop 7321 Orangethorpe Ave. Buena Park, CA 714-521-2761 Senator Bob Huff 20888 Amar Rd., Suite 205 Walnut, CA 909-598-3981 Brown Chiropractic 721 W. Whittier Blvd., #C La Habra CA 562-905-3434 Sonora High School Baseball Boosters 401 S. Palm St. La Habra, CA 562-266-9003 Holland Chiropractic, Inc. 355 S. Harbor Blvd. La Habra, CA 562-694-8347

Bright Now! Dental 101 W. Imperial Hwy., Suite E Brea, CA 714-988-1000 Action Potential Fitness 15759 Imperial Hwy. La Mirada, CA 562-761-3403 Décor Party Supplies 2052 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 562-691-6251 Ross Creations 2168 Candlelight Cir. Corona, CA 562-754-5771 John Rees Associates 1050 N. Cypress St. La Habra, CA 562-307-2137 Mike Menza, Agent Prudential 1811 E. Mateo La Habra, CA 707-845-3535 Clipper Magazine Barry Goldberg barry.goldberg@ clippermagazine.com La Habra Music Center 1885 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 562-694-4891


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3 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.

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

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

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

VISA or MASTERCARD $1.75 handling charge Telephone: 562-905-9708 Fax: 562-905-9711

Re gis tration wi ll not be taken in class.

GENERAL POLICIES

POLICY REGARDING REFUNDS

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1. $4 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 third 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 CH

CLUBHOUSE, 200 W. Greenwood Ave.

ECLP

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

PMS

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.

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Children =

CITY OF LA MIRADA LOCATION LMGC

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

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

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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)

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

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

CITY OF WHITTIER LOCATIONS

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

Color-coded activity page sections:

CITY OF FULLERTON LOCATION

CITY OF YORBA LINDA LOCATION YLCC

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

Adults = Seniors =

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

The Children’s Museum at La Habra Target FREE Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. April 7th:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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: $7 Per Person, Children under 2 are free $6 La Habra Residents $5 Group Rate (15 or more children)

www.lhcm.org

Recycling can be fun! Make an array of beautiful crafts using recycled materials.

MAY 19TH

May 5th:

The Magic of Music!

Visitors will experience a symphony of sounds in workshops and performances led by professional musicians!

June 2nd:

Jump Into Summer!

Hit the bull’s eye with the perfect water balloon, make gazillions of bubbles and make your own hand-tossed ice cream!

Arts Festival Day: Feel the Rhythm!

JUNE 2ND

Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A day of arts, music, penny carnival games and free admission to the Museum!

Orange County’s original Children’s Museum!


Activities for Kids Da nce

US A Dance Studi o Cl a sses AFRO DANCE ★NEW★ This dance class will consist of high energy moves to

African beats and drums. You’ll be sweating and having fun at the same time. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a towel and water, and plan to dance barefoot. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: USADS #2010.200..............THUR 4/19-5/17.....................3:45-4:30 p.m. Age: 8-17 yrs Fee: $50/5 weeks Location: USADS #2004.200..............THUR 4/19-5/17.....................6:15-7:15 p.m.

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 $34/5 weeks 45 min. classes are $40/5 weeks 60 min. classes are $50/5 weeks Age: 3-4 yrs Location: USADS #2003.200..............TUE 4/17-5/15 .......................5:30-6:00 p.m. #2003.201..............SAT 4/21-5/19 ...................10:45-11:15 a.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Location: USADS #2002.200..............WED 4/18-5/16......................6:45-7:30 p.m. #2002.201..............FRI 4/20-5/18 ........................5:00-5:45 p.m. #2002.202..............SAT 4/21-5/19 ..........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Location: USADS #2000.200..............TUE 4/17-5/15 ......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2000.201..............FRI 4/20-5/18 ........................5:45-6:45 p.m.

La Habra City School District Announces

Kindergarten / TRANSITIONAL Kindergarten Registration For the 2012-2013 School Year

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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: $40/5 weeks Location: USADS #2020.200..............MON 4/16-5/19 .....................4:00-4:45 p.m. #2020.201..............FRI 4/20-5/18 ........................6:00-6:45 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $50/5 weeks Location: USADS #2006.200..............TUE 4/17-5/15 .......................4:00-5:00 p.m. #2006.201..............FRI 4/20-5/18 ........................4:00-5:00 p.m.

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: $34/5 weeks Location: USADS #2017.200..............MON 4/16-5/14 .....................5:15-5:45 p.m. #2017.201..............SAT 4/21-5/19 .....................9:30-10:00 a.m.

Please ask about how your child can participate in USA’s July Recital. Enjoy Our Spring 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.

Kindergarten Registration Packets are NOW AVAILABLE for pick-up at the four primary schools until June 26, 2012. If you are not sure which school your child will attend, please call the District Attendance Secretary, Susana Gallego, at 562-690-2319. Completed packets can be returned beginning March 12, 2012 through June 26th. Receive a free book if you turn in your packet on March 12th! You may pick up your packet at the District Office at 500 N. Walnut St. after June 26th. Arbolita 1001 E. Brookdale 562-690-2352

El Cerrito 1051 N. Hillside 562-690-2340

Ladera Palma 2151 E. Brookdale 562-690-2348

Las Lomas 301 Las Lomas 562-690-2353


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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.

present

City of La Habra’s 11th Annual

SPRING FAMILY EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon At El Centro-Lions Park (Orange/Erna/Cypress Streets)

Eggs-Treme Kid Zone Games, Crafts, Inflatables, Raffle, Music & More!

$4

La Habra Host Lions Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Hash Browns, Coffee/Milk/Juice *Funnel Cakes for additional fee

La Habra Family Resource Center Community Resource Fair

Egg Hunt — FREE 10:00 a.m.: 10:15 a.m.: 10:30 a.m.: 10:45 a.m.:

0-2 yrs. 3-4 yrs. 5-6 yrs. 7-8 yrs.

11:00 a.m.: 11:15 a.m.: 11:30 a.m.: 11:45 a.m.

9-10 yrs. 11-12 yrs. Teens Adults

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Fee: 30 min. classes are $34/5 weeks 45 min. classes are $40/5 weeks 60 min. classes are $50/5 weeks Age: 3-4 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.200..............FRI 4/20-5/18 ........................5:00-5:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2008.200..............FRI 4/20-5/18 .......................5:30-6:15 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2009.200..............FRI 4/20-5/18 .......................6:15-7:15 p.m.

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, May 28th. Instructor: Melissa Williams Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $60/9 weeks Location: MON-CH, SAT-LHCC #2001.200..............MON 4/2-6/4 .........................4:15-5:00 p.m. #2001.201..............SAT 4/7-6/2 .......................10:00-10:45 a.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $60/9 weeks Location: TUE-CH, SAT-LHCC #2005.200..............TUE 4/3-5/29 .........................4:15-5:00 p.m. #2005.201..............SAT 4/7-6/2 .......................10:45-11:30 a.m.


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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. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1018.200..............MON 4/9-5/7 .........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.201..............MON 5/14-6/11 .....................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.202..............SAT 4/14-5/12 ...................10:30-11:00 a.m. #1018.203..............SAT 5/19-6/16 ...................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 #1003.200..............TUE 4/10-5/8 .........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1003.201..............TUE 5/15-6/12 .......................6:00-6:30 p.m.

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

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.


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JUNIOR GOLF

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.

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.

Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.200..............TUE 4/10-5/8 .........................3:45-4:15 p.m. #1004.201..............FRI 5/18-6/15 ........................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1004.202..............SAT 4/14-5/12 .....................9:30-10:00 a.m. #1004.203..............SAT 5/19-6/15 .....................9:30-10:00 a.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1006.200..............TUE 4/10-5/8 .........................5:00-5:45 p.m. #1006.201..............THUR 5/17-6/14.....................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1006.202..............SAT 4/14-5/12 ...........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1006.203..............SAT 5/19-6/16 ...........11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fi tn ess

MINI SPORTS FOR TINY TOTS 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 #1009.200..............TUE 4/10-5/29 .......................4:00-5:00 p.m. #1009.201..............WED 4/11-5/30......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 5-17 yrs (Beg) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1001.200..............FRI 3/30-4/20 ........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.202..............FRI 4/27-5/18 ........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.204..............FRI 5/25-6/15 ........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.201..............SAT 3/31-4/21 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.203..............SAT 4/28-5/19 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.205..............SAT 5/26-6/16 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-17 yrs (Int) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1002.200..............FRI 3/30-4/20 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.202..............FRI 4/27-5/18 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.204..............FRI 5/25-6/15 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.201..............SAT 3/31-4/21 ...........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.203..............SAT 4/28-5/19 ...........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.205..............SAT 5/26-6/16 ...........11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Music

ROCK STARTS ★NEW★ Parents and grandparents — get your young music

enthusiast away from playing “Guitar Hero” and on to playing a REAL instrument! This course is designed for young guitar, bass, keyboard players, drummers and vocalists who have an elementary knowledge of playing their instrument and want to learn how to work with others in a band. Since this class began, La Habra Music Center has formed two youth rock bands that perform at local events. La Habra Music Center will provide the coach and make this happen! All necessary gear is available at La Habra Music Center. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 11-19 yrs Fee: $75/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4004.200..............FRI 4/6-4/27 ..........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #4004.201..............FRI 5/4-5/25 ..........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #4004.202..............FRI 6/1-6/22 ..........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #4004.203..............SAT 4/7-4/28 .......................12:00-1:00 p.m. #4004.204..............SAT 5/5-5/26 .......................12:00-1:00 p.m. #4004.205..............SAT 6/2-6/23 .......................12:00-1:00 p.m. #4004.206..............SAT 4/7-4/28 ........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4004.207..............SAT 5/5-5/26 ........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4004.208..............SAT 6/2-6/23 ........................5:00-6:00 p.m.

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


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Activities for Kids, continued DRUM FOR FUN!

TICKLE THE KEYS

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.

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: 8-12 yrs Fee: $64/4 weeks Location: PMS #4025.200..............MON 4/16-5/7 .......................5:30-6:20 p.m.

Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 2-3 yrs Fee: $64/4 weeks Location: PMS #4021.200..............TUE 4/17-5/8 .........................1:00-1:50 p.m. Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4022.200..............THUR 4/19-5/10 ....................2:00-2:50 p.m. Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4023.200..............WED 4/20-5/11 .....................4:30-5:20 p.m.

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: $64/4 weeks Location: PMS #4026.200..............FRI 4/20-5/11 ........................5:30-6:20 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 and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 7-17 yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4003.200..............THUR 4/5-4/26.......................6:00-6:45 p.m. #4003.201..............THUR 5/3-5/24.......................6:00-6:45 p.m. #4003.202..............THUR 5/31-6/21.....................6:00-6:45 p.m.

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

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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Perso nal Enric hment

MASTERPIECES WITH PENCILS & PASTELS

PLAYING WITH MUSIC & RHYTHM

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.

Join Miss Carol and enter the wonderful world of music and rhythm. This session will be all about bugs. Each week, students will learn about a different insect 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: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4006.200..............FRI 4/13-5/11 ........................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. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4000.200..............FRI 5/18-6/15 ........................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, May 28th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 7-14 yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4005.200..............MON 4/2-4/30 .......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4005.201..............MON 5/7-6/11 .......................5:00-6:00 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.

Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 2-4 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4010.200..............TUE 4/3-4/24 .....................10:00-10:45 a.m. #4010.201..............TUE 5/1-5/22 .....................10:00-10:45 a.m.

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 #4011.200..............TUE 4/3-4/24 .............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #4011.201..............TUE 5/1-5/22 .............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

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 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.

participation is required. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Carol Arvizo Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH Age: 3-5 yrs #4019.200..............TUE 4/3-4/24 .........................2:00-3:00 p.m. #4019.201..............TUE 5/1-5/22 .........................2:00-3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Carol Arvizo Age: 3.5-5 yrs Fee: $45/4 weeks Location: CH #4012.200..............TUE 4/3-4/24 .......................12:30-1:30 p.m. #4012.201..............TUE 5/1-5/22 .......................12:30-1:30 p.m.

ALL ABOUT NUMBERS, COLORS & SHAPES 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

The North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society

Gem & Jewelry Show presents

Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center 101 W. La Habra Blvd.

Exhibits, Vendors, Food & Youth Activities FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!


Activities for Adults

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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 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: $85/8 weeks Location: LHCC/ECLP #5003.200 ................................SAT 4/21-6/9 ..................................................9:00-10:00 a.m.

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

is nn s Te son $1 Les

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

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La Habra Residents

La Habra Tennis Center

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

351 S. Euclid Street

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


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Dance

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, May 28th.

LINE DANCE Grab your boots and come on over! Get your heart a pumpin’ with some of the most fun exercise around. No partner needed. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Lisa will teach you the basic steps and some fun, easy dances. You’ll be kickin’ up your heels in no time at all. Beginning instruction is from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Beginners MUST sign up for FIRST session of each quarter. No beginners will be accepted in second session of the quarter. For the experienced line dancer, intermediate dance instruction follows from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Your old favorites and some new dances will be included. Step sheets will be available. No class on Monday, May 28th. Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: CH #2505.200..............MON 4/2-4/30 .......................7:00-9:15 p.m. #2505.201..............MON 5/7-6/11 .......................7:00-9:15 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LINE DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. If you are looking for a challenge and have line dance experience, then this is the class for you. No partner is necessary, and it’s great exercise and lots of fun! Lisa Homan will be teaching the latest dances written by USA and international choreographers, and she will revive some of the best dances from the recent past. This is an opportunity to further improve your skills and knowledge of line dance. This class is NOT for beginners. Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: VMH #2509.200..............THUR 4/5-5/3.........................7:00-9:30 p.m. #2509.201..............THUR 5/10-6/7...................... 7:00-9:30 p.m.

DANCE WITH ME

Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: LHCC #2501.200..............MON 4/2-4/30 .......................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2501.201..............MON 5/14-6/18 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m.

BELLY DANCING Belly dancing, with its mystical movements, will inspire your spirit to breathe, expand and stretch. Come and celebrate the goddess within! With sharp hip accents, shimmies, undulations and veil work, you’ll get an intense workout that feels wonderful. Instructor: Yeril Barlup Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/8 weeks Location: LHCC #2502.200 (Int) ......WED 4/18-6/6........................7:30-8:30 p.m. #2503.200 (Beg) ....TUE 4/17-6/5 .........................7:30-8:30 p.m. #2502.201 (Int) ......SAT 4/21-6/9 .....................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2503.201 (Beg) ....SAT 4/21-6/9 .............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SQUARE DANCE ★NEW★ 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 562-696-1332 or Ruth Rosencrans at 714-521-2924. Instructor: Major Keys Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $22/5 weeks Location: CH #2520.200..............THUR 4/26-5/24.....................7:15-9:30 p.m. #2520.201..............THUR 5/31-6/28.....................7:15-9:30 p.m.

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

Come Visit the

Friends of the La Habra Library USED BOOK STORE

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.

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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Fi tn ess for Fun ZUMBA

★NEW★ 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. Instructor: Mariel Martinez, Certified Zumba Instructor Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $22/4 weeks Location:VMH #3007.200..............TUE 5/22-6/12 .......................7:00-7:50 p.m. #3007.201..............WED 5/23-6/13......................7:30-8:20 p.m. Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $22/4 weeks Location:CH #3007.202..............THUR 5/24-6/14.....................6:00-6:50 p.m. #3007.203..............SAT 5/26-6/16 ...................10:00-10:50 a.m.

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, May 28th. Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3004.200..............MON 4/2-4/30 .......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3004.201..............MON 5/14-6/18 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m.

WEIGHT BEARING WALL YOGA

SALSARCISE

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, April 21st & June 9th.

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

Instructor: Sultan Haque Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $82/10 weeks Location: LHCC #3003.200..............SAT 4/7-6/16 .............10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Fee: $33 per person/8 weeks

WEST COAST SWING

BASIC BALLROOM

BASIC SALSA

INTERMEDIATE SALSA

Learn the sophisticated, fun and rhythmic West Coast Swing, California’s official state dance. Class features basic (and not so basic) patterns, lead/follow techniques, and moving on-beat to the music.

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 Waltz, Rhumba and Foxtrot. Singles and couples welcome.

#2506.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 4/3-5/22 6:30-7:15 p.m.

#2504.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 4/3-5/22 7:15-8:00 p.m.

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

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

#2507.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 4/3-5/22 8:00-8:45 p.m.

#2512.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 4/3-5/22 8:45-9:30 p.m.


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Activities for Adults, continued 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, May 28th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $48/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3008.200..............MON 4/16-5/21 .................... 5:45-6:45 p.m.

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 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, May 28th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $48/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3001.200..............MON 4/16-5/21 ....................7:00-8:15 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. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $45/5 weeks Location: FMA #3006.200..............MON 4/9-5/7 .........................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.201..............MON 5/14-6/11 .....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.202..............TUE 4/10-5/8 .........................6:45-7:30 p.m.

#3006.203..............TUE 5/15-6/12 .......................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.204..............WED 4/11-5/9........................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.205..............WED 5/16-6/13......................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.206..............THUR 4/12-5/10.....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.207..............THUR 5/17-6/14.....................6:45-7:30 p.m. #3006.208..............SAT 4/14-5/12 .......................8:30-9:15 a.m. #3006.209..............SAT 5/19-6/16 .......................8:30-9:15 a.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. Instructor: Louie Angon Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: VMH #3002.200..............THUR 4/5-5/3.........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #3002.201..............THUR 5/17-6/14.....................5:00-6:00 p.m.

SPRING FITNESS CHALLENGE Start off the new year 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, April 11th, after the first workout. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 14+ yrs Fee: $101/10 weeks Location: FMA #3000.200..............WED 4/11-6/13 ..............................6:45 p.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, May 28th. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: VMH #3015.200..............MON 4/9-5/7 .........................7:00-8:30 p.m. #3015.201..............MON 5/14-6/18 .....................7:00-8:30 p.m.


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Fit n ess for Fun TAI CHI CHUAN

This class includes eight treasures, 13 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. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $35/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3011.200..............SAT 4/14-5/12 ...........10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #3011.201..............SAT 5/19-6/16 ...........10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JACKI’S AEROBIC DANCING Jacki’s aerobic dancing is a fitness program that is totally FUN! Participants learn progressive choreographed dances 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, May 28th. Instructor: Nancy McNabb Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $110/11 weeks Location: CH #3005.201..............MON/WED 4/16-6/27.............5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $80/8 weeks #3005.202..............MON/WED 4/16-6/6...............5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $60/6 weeks #3005.203..............MON/WED 4/16-5/23.............5:45-6:45 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 #3009.201..............MON 3/26-4/16 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.202..............MON 4/23-5/14 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.203..............MON 5/21-6/11 .....................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3009.204..............TUE 3/27-4/17 .....................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.205..............TUE 4/24-5/15 .....................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.206..............TUE 5/22-6/12 .....................9:00-10:00 a.m. #3009.207..............SAT 3/31-4/21 ............11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3009.208..............SAT 4/28-5/19 ............11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3009.209..............SAT 5/26-6/16 ............11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Classes #3010.201..............MON 3/26-4/16 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.202..............MON 4/23-5/14 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.203..............MON 5/21-6/11 .....................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3010.204..............TUE 3/27-4/17 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3010.205..............TUE 4/24-5/15 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3010.206..............TUE 5/22-6/12 ...................10:00-11:00 a.m.

Music

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: 8-15 yrs Fee: $64/4 weeks Location: PMS #5018.200..............FRI 4/20-5/11 ........................6:30-7:20 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: 16+ yrs Fee: $64/4 weeks Location: PMS #5014.200..............SAT 4/21-5/12 ...........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 and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #5000.200..............THUR 4/5-4/26.......................6:00-6:45 p.m. #5000.201..............THUR 5/3-5/24.......................6:00-6:45 p.m. #5000.202..............THUR 5/31-6/21.....................6:00-6:45 p.m.

Enjoy Our Spring 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.

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


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WATERCOLOR PAINTING BASICS This class will introduce participants to basic wash techniques, color theory, and principles of landscape painting. All levels of ability are welcome. Participants must provide their own supplies. Please pick up a supply list at the Community Center when you register. No class on Saturday, April 21st. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LHCC #7000.200..............SAT 4/14-5/12 ..........10:00 a.m.-12:00 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, May 28th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7003.200..............MON 4/2-4/30 .......................6:30-8:00 p.m. #7003.201..............MON 5/7-6/11 .......................6:30-8:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will learn how to use their own digital cameras so that they can produce more professional-looking images. The instructor will go over all the many buttons and dials and explain their purposes. Lighting, composition and image processing will also be covered. Bring your camera to class! Instructor: Gary Apodaca, Imageworks Photography Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $97/4 weeks Location: LHCC #7007.200..............MON 4/9-4/30 .......................7:00-8:30 p.m.

Person al Enric hment QUILTING

★NEW★ Red, white and blue are the color scheme for our next

lap quilt. We will share our fabric to make a patriotic quilt that will be done in time for the 4th of July. The quilt size is 75 inches square, with thirteen stars and the rail fence blocks. The outer border is sewn into strips to make a piano key border. Bring a friend and patriotic fabric, and we will have great fun.

A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Beverly Smyth Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $62/12 weeks Location: LHCC #7008.200..............THUR 4/12-6/28.....................6:00-9:00 p.m.

PAINS, ANXIETIES, ADDICTIONS, FEARS & PHOBIAS REMOVED Do you suffer from caffeine, chocolate or food addictions? Have those and other addictions removed during this workshop. How about pain? Arthritis, 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: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $47/1 mtg Location: LHCC #5015.200..............TUE 4/16 ...............................6:00-9:00 p.m.

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 #5019.200..............TUE 4/30-5/7 .........................6:30-8:30 p.m. Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.

Graffiti Hotline: 562-905-9723


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Pe rson al Enric hment 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 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 #5010.200..............TUE 5/14-5/21 .......................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. Instructor: Karon Thomas Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $30/4 weeks Location: LHCC #5013.200..............MON 4/9-4/27 .......................7:00-8:00 p.m.

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 Monday, May 28th. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: WCS #5005.200..............MON 4/2-5/7 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #5005.201..............MON 5/14-6/25 ....................7:00-8:00 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 Monday, May 28th. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: WCS #5002.200..............MON 4/2-5/7 .........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #5002.201..............MON 5/14-6/25 ....................6:00-7:00 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.

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

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

REQUIREMENTS:

 14 to 21 years of age

 Maintain a C average or above  Attend meetings every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.

 Participate in scheduled events  Attend community functions  Abide by Department rules & regulations

Contact Explorer Advisor Officer Jeong Ko at 562-905-9750, ext. 1885.


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Activities for Adults, continued 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 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 Monday, May 28th. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: WCS #5004.200..............THURMON 4/2-5/7 ................8:00-9:00 p.m. #5004.201..............THUR MON 5/14-6/25 ..........8:00-9:00 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

D o yo u wa nt to.. .

Ge t a jo b? M a ke m oney ? S t a r t a career?

making professional flyers or document. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP Age: 55+ yrs #5017.200..............THUR 4/5-5/10.....................12:30-1:45 p.m. #5017.201..............THUR 5/17-6/21...................12:30-1:45 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. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 55+ yrs Fee: $72/6 weeks Location: PP #5016.200..............THUR 4/5-5/10 ......................1:45-3:00 p.m. #5016.201..............THUR 5/17-6/21 ....................1:45-3:00 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 Meet with the YES Rep • Check out the “Job Board” Explore career paths • Get a job

1811 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631 Open 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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CITY OF LA HABRA CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAMS Serving Orange County for over 21 years

Coming in the next issue of Life in La Habra…

Maximize Your Child Care Income… Enroll in Our Child Care Food Program Today! Let us help you provide nutritious meals and snacks and incorporate nutrition education activities in your child care program. Program benefits are: prompt reimbursement, monthly nutrition information & in-home training/workshops.

La Habra Active Day Camp

Swim Lessons

4th of July Celebration

Concerts in the Park

For more information & to schedule an in-home visit, call us at 562-905-9639. We look forward to hearing from you! (Program for licensed family child care providers only.)

MARCH 2012


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 $2.50 donation for lunch for seniors 60 and over; $3.50 charge for those under 60. Remember, the La Habra Shuttle will bring you to CSS lunch at the Community Center FREE if you join us on three or more days a week on a regular basis, if bus seating is available. And don’t forget that there is live music in the lunch area from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, 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.

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.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS • Homework Help: Elementary school age students receive help with homework from trained high school volunteers Mon.-Thurs. Sign up for one of two sessions, 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Last Homework Help date is Thursday, May 24th. • Imagination Celebration: April 21st thru May 27th. Imagination Celebration is presented by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education. • Family Place Parent/Child Workshop: Monday, April 16th, 23rd, 30th; May &th & 14th. Open to parents and their children ages 1-3 years. Registration is necessary. Registration dates will be announced.

TEEN EVENTS • If you need volunteer hours for school, talk to Anna or Jill about becoming a Homework Help Tutor!

All storytimes last 30 minutes and feature books, flannel stories & songs. Wednesday morning story times include a craft.

• Teen Advisory Board Meetings: The Teen Advisory Board will meet Saturdays, March 3rd & April 28th, and Sundays, March 18th, April 15th, May 6th & 27th at 1:00 p.m. in the Library meeting room.

Storytimes Spring Break: April 9th thru 13th

• Friends & Family Movie Time: Second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

FAMILY EVENTS ADULT EVENTS • Librarian’s Choice Book Club: Meets at 1:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month; pick up books at the library & bring a lunch if you wish. • Charles Wright, Local Naturalist and Poet: Sunday, April 15th at 2:30 p.m. He will be reading new poetry and sharing his poetic inspirations. Open to all ages. FREE. • Capturing You Family Oral History: Sunday, April 29th at 2:30 p.m. Natalie Fousekis from CSUF Fullerton’s Oral Public History Room will talk about recording your own family oral history.

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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Ser vi ces

La Habra Shuttle

ADULT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES

“Ride with Pride”

APHNS offers health screenings and counseling to adults 50 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 one day 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 11:30 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 24 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: Kyle Berrios ..............................................FREE THUR...................................................10:00 to 11:30 a.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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Gam es

Ac tivities

CSS BINGO

WEDNESDAY A.M. VOLUNTEER STITCHERS

CSS Bingo meets Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 1:50 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 9:00 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 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, and bridge players meet on Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You must bring a partner to join the bridge group. You can play dominos on Fridays at 12:00 noon. All groups meet at the Community Center and welcome new players. 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.

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! AFTERNOON DANCES The La Habra Community Center hosts afternoon senior dances throughout the year. Dances are held on Friday afternoons, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Come enjoy live entertainment and delicious refreshments. Contact the Senior Desk at 562-905-9746 for a schedule of this year’s dances.

Live Music & 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!

MONDAY

Art Cooper & Company TUESDAY

La Habra Lites THURSDAY

Karyn Myers FRIDAY

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


Trips for Everyone

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admission/theatre ticket, transportation, water and driver’s tip.

Aquarius Hotel and Casino, Laughlin #9016.200

A Chorus Line, Lewis Family Playhouse & Victoria Gardens #9006.200

Pechanga #9019.201

Sunday, March 11th Fee: $70

Wednesday, March 14th Fee: $15

Tuesday to Thursday, March 27th to 29th Fee: $115 pp dbl, $165 pp sgl

Departs: 10:00 a.m. ..........Returns: 6:30 p.m.

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

First enjoy shopping and lunch on your own at the beautiful Victioria Gardens mall. Then walk over to the Lewis Family Playhouse for the performance of A Chorus Line. This is a musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line. For 17 dancers, this audition for a Broadway musical is the chance of a lifetime and is what they have been working for — with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. Please note: A Chorus Line contains mature content and may not be suitable for children under the age of 12. Trip fee includes

Pechanga’s exciting gaming action includes 2,000 state-of-the-art slots and 60 table games that include Blackjack, Pai Gow, Let it Ride, 3-Card Poker and Mini Baccarat. Pechanga is housed in a bright and lively 88,000 sq.-foot casino, with a unique “clean air” filtration system. Each participant will receive a $10 credit. Valid photo identification is required on the day of the trip. Trip fee includes transportation, $10 credit and driver’s tip. San Manuel Casino #9028.200

Trip Information

Monday, March 19th Fee: $15

Pala Casino #9011.200

Departs: 8:00 a.m. ............Returns: 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3rd Fee: $15

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.

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 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.

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 guest will receive two brunch buffets. Book your room today, before we sell out! Trip fee includes transportation, room accommodations, two buffets per guest, water and driver’s tip.

April

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

Stateline Turnaround #9029.200

Harrah’s Casino #9004.200

Saturday, March 24th Fee: $26

Thursday, April 12th Fee: $15

Departs: 7:00 a.m. ..........Returns: 11:30 p.m.

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

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.

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.

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


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Trips for Everyone, continued Day at the Races, Santa Anita Racetrack #9021.200 Thursday, April 19th Fee: $45 Departs: 10:45 a.m. ..........Returns: 5:30 p.m.

Get your betting in at the Santa Anita Race Track. All guests will receive access to the clubhouse, loge seating and a racing program. A delicious lunch buffet will be served, and includes garden salad, chicken cordon bleu, beef meatball stroganoff, roasted yukon gold and red potatoes, steamed vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert and a beverage. Trip fee includes transportation, clubhouse access for buffet lunch, race program, water and driver’s tip. Cirque du Soleil: Iris, Kodak Theatre #9013.200 Sunday, April 22nd Fee: $150 Departs: 3:00 p.m. ..........Returns: 10:00 p.m.

Travel to Los Angeles to see the spectacular Iris, A Journey Through the World of Cinema™ at the Kodak Theatre. Iris is a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the seventh art (cinema) bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, as it takes guests on a voyage right to the heart of the movie making process. Audience guests will witness the poetic construction/deconstruction of this art as an object and as a way of transcending reality. Prior to the show, enjoy dinner and shopping on your own at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Trip fee includes admission/theatre ticket, transportation, water and driver’s tip. Death Valley: A Land of Extremes #9025.200 Wednesday to Friday, April 25th to 27th Fee: $380/pp dbl, $510/pp sgl Departs: 8:30 a.m. ............Returns: 6:30 p.m.

Hottest, driest, lowest — a superlative

desert of streaming sand dunes, snowcapped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of wilderness. Death Valley is home to the Timbisha Shoshone people and to plants and animals unique to the harshest desert. Death Valley has become a cherished National Park, visited by millions from around the world. Don’t miss this three day, two night extreme adventure! Trip fee includes a two night stay at the Furnace Creek Ranch, BBQ dinner “under the stars,” breakfast buffet, guided step-on tour of Death Valley, boxed lunch, Scotty’s Castle admission, wine tasting, tour and lunch at Pahrump Valley Winery, transportation, water and driver’s tip.

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Buddhas and Temples #9000.200 Wednesday, May 9th Fee: $60 Departs: 8:30 a.m. ............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Overlooking the majestic La Puente Valley, you will be introduced to the Buddhist religion on your guided tour of this spiritual and cultural center. You will have the opportunity to visit several different and unique halls, the reception room and Meditation Courtyard, as your guide shares information about this tranquil oasis. Following your tour, enjoy a Japanese teppan lunch at Benihana, as your chef performs culinary skills right before your eyes. Lunch includes your choice of steak, chicken or shrimp, served with salad, steamed rice, vegetables, green tea and ice cream for dessert. Following lunch, you will visit the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, which will transport you through one hundred years of California history. The Homestead Museum includes two historic homes, a private cemetery, public gallery and lush gardens. Trip fee includes tours, lunch, transportation, water and driver’s tip.

Viejas Casino #9057.200 Tuesday, May 15th 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. Strawberry Festival, Oxnard #9023.200 Saturday, May 19th Fee: $40 Departs: 9:00 a.m. ............Returns: 7:00 p.m.

The California Strawberry Festival is the perfect summer kickoff! It offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for everyone, including award-winning attractions, interactive exhibits, gooey contests, the hottest names in entertainment, 200+ arts and crafts booths, an assortment of strawberry food and beverages, cooking demos, Strawberry land for kids, and more. Trip fee includes fair admission, transportation, water and driver’s tip. Palm Springs & the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies #9017.200 Thursday-Friday, May 24th to 25th Fee: $140 pp dbl, $225 pp sgl Departs: 8:30 a.m. ............Returns: 7:00 p.m.

First stop will be lunch at the Rock Garden Café in downtown Palm Springs. Following lunch, travelers will check in at the Palm Mountain Resort, where they will have free time to relax. That evening, from 6:00-10:00 p.m., walk the heart of downtown and enjoy the famous Palm Springs Street Faire! The next morning will begin with a continental breakfast at Ruby’s Diner, across the street from the hotel. After breakfast, it’s time to take in a show at the famous Palm Springs Follies. Trip fee includes hotel accommodations, theatre ticket, lunch, continental breakfast, transportation, water and driver’s tip.


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E xten ded Trips

The City of La Habra Trips and Tours Program offer 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 562-905-9708 or tripsandtours@lahabracity.com. Please note: prices are subject to change.

A m e ri c a’s Musi ca l He ri ta g e: Bra nso n, Me m p h i s & Na s h vi ll e March 28th to April 5th, 2012 Fees: $2,279/PP Double • $2,829/Single

Trip highlights include St. Louis City Tour, three nights in Branson, Shoji Tabuchi Show, Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, Showboat Branson Belle, Silver Dollar City, Clinton Presidential Library, Graceland, Beale Street, two nights at the Opryland Resort, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre. 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.

C h a r l es to n & Sa va n n a h

April 15th to April 20th, 2012 Fees: $1,779/PP Double • $2,279/Single

Trip highlights include Charleston City Tour, Boone Hall Plantation, Fort Sumter Boat Tour, Jekyll Island Trolley Tour, Lunch at Jekyll Island Club, Savannah City Tour, three nights in Savannah and dinner at Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons restaurant. 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.

Net h e rl a n d s, Be l g i u m a n d Paris Fea turi n g Hi s to ri c Bru g es & Fl o riade 2012 April 23rd to May 3rd, 2012 Fees: $4,249/PP Double • $5,249/Single • $4,219/PP Triple

On this special tour, you will enjoy immersion in the culture of the Benelux region. Cruise the canals of Amsterdam by candlelight, stroll through the colorful displays at the Keukenhof Gardens, explore historic Bruges and stroll the boulevards of Paris, France. Trip highlights include Amsterdam, Candlelight Cruise, Keukenhof Gardens, Floriade World Horticultural Exhibition 2012, Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Giverny, Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine River cruise. 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.

Spain’s C la ssi c s

May 12th to May 22nd, 2012 Fees: $3,649/PP Double • $4,249/Single • $3,619/PP Triple

Trip highlights include Seville, Flamenco show, Granada, Alhambra, Valencia, Lladro-City of Percelain, Museum of Las Fallas and Barcelona. 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.

Heri ta ge Hig h lig ht s

May 15th to May 23rd, 2012 Fees: $2,379/PP Double • $3,179/Single

Trip highlights include Niagara Falls City Tour, Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Amish Farm & House, Amish family style dinner, Gettysburg Military Park, Philadelphia, Independence Hall, Washington D.C. Tour, Arlington National Cemetery, Twilight Illumination Tour, Smithsonian Institution, Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial dinner and two nights in Gaylord National Resort. 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.

New Yo rk Ci t y & Empi re State June 7th to July 13th, 2012 Fees: $2,179/PP Double • $2,829/Single

Trip highlights include New York City Tour, Broadway Show, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Plaza, Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes Region, West Point U.S. Military Academy, F.D.R. National Historic Site, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame and Hudson Valley. 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.

Col orad o Rocki es & Ra il s July 14th to 22nd, 2012 Fees: $2,329/PP Double • $3,079/Single

Trip highlights include four train experiences (Georgetown Loop Railroad, Durango & Silverton Railroad, Royal George


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Trips for Everyone, continued Train and Pikes Peak Cog Railway), two National Park visits (Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park), three-night stay in Colorado Springs, Denver City Tour, Estes Park, Vail, Royal George, Broadmoor Hotel tour and lunch, Garden of the Gods, U.S. Air Force Academy and Flying W Ranch cookout. 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.

I s l a n ds of Ne w En g l a n d

July 16th to July 23rd, 2012 Fees: $2,399/PP Double • $2,949/Single • $2,369/PP Triple

Trip highlights include Providence, Newport, Boston, cranberry bog, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod, Lobster Fest, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Hyannis, and Provincetown. 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.

Sout h Da ko ta’s Bl a c k Hi l l s & Ba d l a n d s

August 21st to August 27th, 2012 Fees: $2,124/PP Double • $2,624/Single • $2,094/PP Triple

Trip highlights include 1880 steam train, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Deadwood, Hot

Springs, Badlands National Park and Wall Drug Store. 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.

Di scover Swit zerlan d, Aus tria & Ba vari a

September 12th to September 21st, 2012 Fees: $3,449/PP Double • $3,799/Single • $3,419/PP Triple

Trip highlights include Bern, Chateau de Cillon, Montreux, Golden Pass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Bavaria, Oberammergau and Tyrolean Folklore Show. 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.

Flavors of Tha il an d wi th Op tion a l 2-Ni ght Hon g Kon g Pre -Tour E x tensi on October 5th to October 18th, 2012

Fees: $2,999/PP Double • $3,349/Single • $2,969/PP Triple

Trip highlights include Reclining Buddha, Grand Palace, Klong Tour, Jim Thompson House, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Death Railway, Bridge Over the River


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Trips for Everyone, continued Kwai, Doi Tung, Development Project, Golden Triangle, Hall of Opium, Khantoke Dinner and Show, Hill Tribes, Night Market, Maesa Elephant Camp and Alms Giving. 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.

En gl a n d & Sco t l a n d

October 23rd to November 1st, 2012 Fees: $3,299/PP Double • $4,149/Single

Trip highlights include Edinburgh City Tour, London City Tour, Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard), Cardiff, Wales; Edinburgh Castle, Scotch Whiskey Tour & Tasting, York and York Minister, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Bristol and Bath, and Roman Baths Museum. 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.

Classical Greece Featuring Four Night Greek Islands Cruise November 1st to November 10th, 2012 Fees: $3,399/PP Double • $4,099/Single

Trip highlights include Athens City Tour, the Acropolis & Parthenon, the Plaka & Syntagma Square, Ancient Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus & Hadrian’s Arch, two Meteora Monasteries, ancient Delphi, Delphi Museum, Athens by Night, Greek Taverna Farewell Dinner and a four-night Greek Islands Cruise (outside cabin, Mykonos, KusadasiTurkey, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion-Crete and Santorini). 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.

I ta l i a C l a s si c a

November 5th to 13th, 2012 Fees: $3,049/PP Double • $3,299/Single • $3,019/PP Triple

Trip highlights include Rome, Colosseum, Florence, Venice and St. Mark. 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.

Be i ji n g Ci t y Sta y wi t h Op ti o na l 3-Da y /2- Ni g ht Ho ng Ko n g Pos t-Tour E x tensi o n

Beijing. During your stay, you will experience the beauty and intrigue of its ancient culture. Trip highlights include Beijing Zoo, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking Duck Dinner and Opera, the Great Wall, Olympic Green, Temple of Heaven and Rickshaw Tour. 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.

Britis h L a ndsca pes Fea turin g En glan d, Scotlan d & Wa les November 8th to November 17th, 2012 Fees: $2,999/PP Double • $3,399/Single • $2,969/PP Triple

Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland and see the rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines the exploration of dramatic history and natural wonders. Trip highlights include London, London theatre performance, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and Stonehenge. 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.

Cla s si c C hri s tma s M arket s Fea turin g Ma rket s i n Mun ic h, Inns b ruck, Wur zburg, Nu remberg & Stras bourg

December 4th to December 12th, 2012 Fees: $2,899/PP Double • $3,099/Single • $2,869/PP Triple

Trip highlights include classic Christmas markets, Munich, Innsbruck, Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Black Forest, Cuckoo Clock Shop, Christmas markets, Strasbourg, Franconia Region and a choir performance. 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.

Wa s h i ngton D.C.

April 3rd to April 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.

November 6th to November 12th, 2012 Fees: $1,899/PP Double • $2,249/Single • $1,879/PP Triple

Experience one of the most fascinating cities in the world,

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


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Location: Marketplace Shopping Center 1801 W. Imperial Hwy. 6:00 a.m. — Registration Opens 7:15 a.m. — 50 Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5) 7:20 a.m. — 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9) 7:30 a.m. — 5K Run/Walk 7:50 a.m. — 10K Run/Walk

Course: Semi-challenging course through the heart of La Habra

La Habra

5K/10K Run/Walk 1K Kiddy Run 50 Yard Diaper Dash Saturday, March 24, 2012

Entry Fees: •

5K — $30 thru March 16th, $35 after March 16th or on race day • 10K — $35 thru March 16th, $40 after March 16th or on race day • 50 Yard Diaper Dash & 1K Kiddy Run — $15 thru March 16th, $20 after March 16th or on race day

How to Register: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631 OR online at www.active.com

Quadruple Crown Race Series Run all four races and receive the Quadruple Crown Medal!

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La Habra 5K/10K March 24, 2012

Villa Park Union Bank 5K/10K June 23, 2012

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Downtown Anaheim 5K June 9, 2012

Plymouth Rock ‘N’ Run 5K/10K November 22, 2012

For more information, visit lahabracity.com or call 562-905-9708 or e-mail LHRun@lahabracity.com


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A7 Life in La Habra Spring 2012  

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