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Contents SPRING 2009 City News: page 7 Improving the quality of life in our community — La Habra’s latest achievements… Resident in Focus: page 8 An interview with one of La Habra’s most notable citizens — author/historian Esther Cramer. … Feature Story: page 10 It is well known that there are many non-profit... Chamber of Commerce: page 15 Meet the newest Chamber members and see how the Chamber can help your local business thrive in our community… City News Household Hazardous Waste Collection ......................11 City Numbers to Remember........................................12 Report Street Light Outages ........................................14 Class and Recreation Guide Registration Info..........................................................16 Class Location Info......................................................17 Activities for Kids ........................................................18 Children’s Museum......................................................18 Activities for Adults .....................................................26 Activities for Seniors ....................................................38 Trips for Everyone .......................................................41

CALL “CITY TALK”

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


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Feature Story: New Teaching Exhibit

Wa te r Co nse r va ti o n Is So Mu c h Fu n!

The Children’s Museum at La Habra recently unveiled its newest permanent exhibit in the Science Station — Clubhouse H20. This innovative hands-on exhibit features a kid-sized kitchen and bathroom area where young visitors and their families can learn how to conserve Earth’s natural resources as Clubhouse a part of their daily routines. H2O Features Play kitchen faucet using light as “water” Talking dishwasher lets you know when to add more dishes Real working toilet Showerhead comparison with real water Information on trash and recycling

Young visitors will have fun loading the dishwasher and listening to the wash cycle, flushing the working toilet and seeing the difference between a low-flow and high-flow shower system. Built by Gizmo Art Production in San Francisco, Clubhouse H20 features a recycling water system

that exemplifies the principles of water, sewer and refuse conservation. Children of all ages will benefit from learning the basic concepts of water conservation and recycling from this excellent educational tool. This exhibit was funded and designed in collaboration with the City of La Habra Utility Authority. A Clubhouse H20 community outreach trunk is being developed for local schools and is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to outstanding educational exhibits, the Children’s Museum is available for birthday parties and private events. For more information, please contact the Children’s Museum at 562-905-9793, or at www.lhcm.org.

Come in during Lent & enjoy our #1 Rated Fish and Shrimp Tacos! Also serving Fish Ceviche, Shrimp Ceviche and Shrimp Cocktails Add an order of potato tacos to round out your meal… “Just like Mom used to make ’em”


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Life in La Habra WELCOME TO

Visit the City online at

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

La Habra Mayor & City Council Tom Beamish, Mayor G. Steve Simonian, Mayor Pro Tem Rose Espinoza, City Council James Gomez, City Council Tim Shaw, City Council

Community Services Commission Deborah Musser, Chairperson Jess Badillo, Commissioner Dan Casey, Commissioner Susan Crow, Commissioner Barry Dowling, Commissioner Ana Price, Commissioner Life in La Habra Staff Jennifer Cervantez, Editor-in-Chief Sal Failla, Community Services Editor Mark Sturdevant, Business Editor Kathy Campanelli, Advertising Sales Representative Streilein Design, Graphic Design Marcia Taylor, Content Coordinator

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

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


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City News: Latest Achievements

Wor ki n g for Yo u

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

✔ The La Habra Branch Library received funding to stay open on Fridays for two more years; the Old Settlers’ History Museum and Corona Park also received funding for a total of $259,000.

✔ CIF Championship La Habra High School Varsity Football Team recognized with a celebration on the steps of City Hall on January 17th.

✔ Operation Santa provided gifts and food to nearly 800 families with 2,200 children.

✔ Completed the first year of the Pavement Management Program, repairing 50 streets and installing 16,000 feet of new water mains.

✔ Most successful Household Hazardous Waste collection event held in November 2008, with 920 residents disposing of 122 tons of hazardous waste.

✔ Crime rate dropped 10 percent over the same period last year.

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Resident in Focus: Esther Cramer

L a Habra’s Loca l Treasu re: E sther Cramer One of La Habra’s most notable citizens is author and historian Esther Cramer. Her family was among the earliest settlers here in the City. Her grandfather moved from the Central Valley to lead a small church in Whittier, and her father relocated from Northern California permanently in 1912, after an earlier visit. Her mother’s family — one brother and seven sisters — came out from Illinois around the same time at the urging of a relative who had settled in La Habra before the turn of the century. They purchased a 20-acre pre-planted citrus grove on what is now Palm Street. Her parents met at the small community church that they both attended and were married in 1914. Esther’s mother and her sister both worked in the packing house, and the story goes that her husband-to-be asked her if she wouldn’t rather be his cook for the rest of his life. She said yes, which, according to Esther was a great thing, because her mother was a wonderful cook. During World War I, Esther’s parents moved to Northern California to work on her grandfather’s farm to earn extra money. When they returned, they purchased five acres of land on North Cypress Street and built a large house. They also bought two more parcels of land to add to their citrus and avocado groves. Esther attended Washington School, which at that time housed kindergarten through eighth grade students. She says that the school had “wonderful, wonderful teachers, especially in English. The children from La Habra always rated highest at Fullerton High School. We started diagramming sentences in

the sixth grade.” It was her third grade teacher, Mrs. Carrie Glazier, who first inspired Esther’s interest in local history. “Mrs. Glazier had dyed red hair and dressed in what now you’d call mod fashion,” Esther said. She told the students about La Habra’s history and how important the City was to Southern California agriculture. “She had her students build dioramas and do a lot of activities that made it fun and interesting.” What was life like growing up in La Habra during her youth? Esther says that it was wonderful. “Because it was during the Depression, we didn’t have toys, so we created our own. We hiked, explored, dug up spiders, dug up what might have been relics. I was a great reader and read everything in the local library. I would take my books up to a hammock I had at one end of the grove and read there. We had so much freedom, unlike kids today. We left in the morning and came home at dinner time. Sometimes, if I was reading a good book and my mother called me for dinner, I didn’t even come.” She and her sister also spent time riding a friend’s horse all over town. After graduating from Fullerton High School, Esther attended Pomona College as a biology major. Because she had always participated in athletics, she was encouraged to minor in physical education. Her first job after graduation was supervising physical education classes for grade school students and middle school girls in Fullerton. While Esther worked, her husband, future football coach Stan, attended University of Southern California’s graduate school. She stopped working after the birth of the first of her three daughters. She and Stan raised their family in the home her family had built in 1916. In November 1959, the house burned down while they were at a football game. The loss of all of her belongings had a big effect on Esther, “My roots were gone, it made me think.” When her youngest daughter was in kindergarten, Esther went back to school to finish her continued >>>>


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Resident in Focus: Esther Cramer, continued teaching credential. Her first book, a history of La Habra, began as a term paper. “At that time, no one had heard of oral history,” Esther explained. “I went off to interview local pioneer families, and they were all my neighbors and friends.” The book, La Habra: The Pass through the Hills was published in 1969, and won a national award from the American Association for State and Local History. “In all, 1,500 copies of the book were published, 250 keepsake and 1,250 library copies,” Esther said. Within two years, all copies had sold, and people began to pay very high prices to acquire the books. Meanwhile, in 1971, Esther was approached by the Alpha Beta grocery chain, which originated in La Habra, to write its corporate history. Esther left graduate school to take the job, which eventually led to her becoming Vice President of the company. “At that time there were not many women in those positions; there were no other females involved. I came in as an author, then did public relations, taking people on tours through the warehouse and bakery, and eventually started a Department of Consumer Affairs.” Her work for Alpha Beta led to a plethora of opportunities, including serving as Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Council of the Food Marketing Industry in Washington D.C., serving on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Board, and even judging a Pillsbury bake-off contest in New Orleans. Like the first edition of her history of La Habra, the Alpha Beta book has become very rare because it was only published for employees. Due to the scarcity of the first edition of the La Habra book, requests for more copies, and the more economical printing methods of current times, Esther and fellow Old Settler Kent Roberts decided that the book should be re-released in a more affordable format, with sales profits going to support

the Old Settlers Historical Society. While the original book takes La Habra up to 1925, the new edition, published in 2003, brings the city closer to the present. It also was redesigned as a coffee table style book, with more photographs and other illustrations included. It has sold very well. In fact, another descendant of early settlers and a member of the Society, Mel Williams, kept copies in the trunk of his car and would personally deliver a copy to anyone who ordered one from the display case at City Hall and the Community Center. You can probably guess that a dynamo like Esther isn’t resting on her laurels. She is in the process of writing her autobiography, which will be part of the oral history collection at California State University at Fullerton. She writes a twicemonthly column for the La Habra Journal, and is a charter member of the Orange County Historical Commission. She wrote a history of Brea for its centennial in 1989, and most recently helped to establish the Olinda Oil Museum. When asked about how she ended up wearing so many different professional hats during a time when so many women were stay at home parents, she says that she always admired women who took a leadership role. “There were not many jobs for women prior to the war; they either worked as servants or packing oranges or stayed at home and participated in social activities.” Early La Habra resident Mrs. Albert (Lulu) Launer, who was a teacher, great speaker and writer, was a role model for Esther. “She traveled the world with her husband and did so many things. And she was one of the first school teachers. Also, I was always told that I could do anything I wanted. I left for school at 7:00 a.m. and didn’t get home until dinner time, due to being involved in sports. Then it was homework and time for bed. I never was trained to do housekeeping or cooking. And my mother said that was how it should be.”


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Feature Story: La Habra’s Network of Community Resources

Ca ri n g Co m m u n i t y Reso u rce Guide Advance! P.O. Box 2307 La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-2117

Provides FREE college information, focusing on applications, financial aid, and general information.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra 1211 Fahringer Way La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-2413 www.ourchildrensfuture.org

It is well-known that there are many non-profit organizations and service clubs in La Habra. After all, the City’s motto is “La Habra — A Caring Community,” which is exemplified through the numerous programs and services offered by these groups. Individuals and families can find resources, information and assistance by contacting these groups. This guide contains non-profit (501c3) organizations physically located in the City of La Habra. Keep this guide handy for future reference! Friends of the Children’s Museum Children’s Museum at La Habra 301 S. Euclid St. La Habra, CA 90631 www.lhcm.org Provides an educational and fun environment at the Children’s Museum where kids can develop skills, express creativity, discover the world, and learn to work with others.

Friends of the Library

Provides building facilities, professional staff, a fun environment and programs to assist youth in developing self-esteem, values and skills.

221 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 www.ocpl.org/61brnch.asp

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

341 Hillcrest St. La Habra, CA 90631 www.garycenter.org

101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-905-9619 Community Action Partnership provides assistance by appointment only for utility assistance/ weatherization, food program, information, referral, and support.

Community Resource Care Center 350 Hillcrest St. La Habra, CA 90631 Provides emergency assistance to the homeless and residents in need of food, clothing, financial assistance, or counseling.

Friends of Children Health Center 501 S. Idaho St., Suite 190 La Habra, CA 90631 562-690-0400 Provides low cost medical and dental care for children with or without health insurance from birth to 19 years of age.

The Gary Center

La Habra Depot Theatre

WIC

311 S. Euclid St. La Habra, CA 90631 562-905-9625 www.lhdepottheatre.org

131 S. Harbor Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-1350

Provides opportunities for people of all ages to participate in theatrical productions while providing cultural and personal enrichment to local families.

La Habra Family Resource Center 301 S. Las Lomas Dr. La Habra, CA 90631 714-447-3460 The Family Resource Center of La Habra offers individual, family and group counseling free of charge based on eligibility of programs.

La Habra Life Center

579 W. La Habra Blvd. Designed to service mental health La Habra, CA 90631 needs by offering youth intervention, 562-691-9395 community counseling, education Free pregnancy tests, referrals to and health programs. prenatal care, counseling, pregnancy support services, and assistance Help for Brain Injured with domestic violence and shelter Children/Cleta Harder referrals.

Developmental School 981 N. Euclid St. La Habra, CA 90631 www.hbic.org

Provides a caring atmosphere for the neurologically impaired, educating over 30 day-school children and 25 after-school kids.

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement 501 S. Idaho St., Suite 300 La Habra, CA 90631 562-690-4001 IHA administers Friends of Children Health Center and the Family Resource Center of La Habra and sponsors an annual health literacy conference.

Orange County Youth Centers 1811 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-905-7076 The Orange County Youth Center offers youth ages 16-21 the opportunity to develop career interests, receive academic support, gain valuable work experience, and achieve their educational goals.

Rosie’s Garage

Lactation/breastfeeding programs, nutrition programs, prenatal nutritional assistance, food vouchers for families of children 0-5.

Se r v ice C lubs America Lodge #1609 Annette Zappia 611 La Presa Dr. La Habra, CA 90631 562-697-0947

La Habra American Legion Post 267 Nile Stuart 209 N. Orange St. La Habra, CA 90631 562-697-0695

Elks Club of La Habra Jim Rutherford 541 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-9122

Kiwanis of the Highlander John Rees 151 N. Euclid St. La Habra, CA 90631 562-905-9750

Kiwanis Club of La Habra Cynthia Holmberg 1666 El Travesia La Habra Heights, CA 90631 562-905-6246

La Habra Host Lions Club Dave Collins P.O. Box 248 La Habra, CA 90631 562-694-4920

The Rotary Club Belinda Kahn/Dawn Stille P.O. Box 990 La Habra, CA 90633-0990 562-690-7100

348 Grace St. P.O. Box 2125 La Habra, CA 90631-2125 714-447-8592 www.rosiesgarage.org

Soroptimist International La Habra/Brea

A nationally recognized after-school tutoring program for neighborhood children.

Jane Shellhouse P.O. Box 521 Brea, CA 92882 714-255-8446


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Public Works: Recycling Programs

Record Year for Collec tion of House hold Hazardous Waste La Habra’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program completed a noteworthy year with the completion of two HHW events in 2008. Two pilot programs were started this past year, the first being the small quantity generator event for small businesses located in La Habra, and the second being the collection of medical “sharps.” The small quantity generator events attracted 40 businesses and collected 15,000 pounds of HHW. The City’s sharps collection had a successful trial run with over 60 gallons being collected. Attendance for the entire program was 920 residents with 244,000 pounds of HHW. That’s over 122 tons! The proper disposal of HHW at these events helps to keep our environment clean and our community healthy. Residents are invited to check the City’s Web site at www.lahabracity.com for future scheduled events of this type.

HHW By the Numbers: ➜ 2000 — Year the first HHW collection event was held in La Habra.

➜ 334 — Number of people attending the first event. ➜ 36,000 — Number of pounds collected in 2000. ➜ 2 — Typical number of HHW events held in La Habra every year. ➜ 2006 — Year electronic waste was added to the collection items. ➜ 488 — Number of people attending the 2006 event. ➜ 101,000 — Number of pounds collected in 2006.

➜ 1,160,000 — Number of pounds collected from 2000 to 2008 (580 tons).

➜ 920 — Number of people attending the November 2008 event.

➜ 244,000 — Number of pounds collected at the November 2008 event.

Support Green Building Practices: Reuse & Recycle Construction and Demolition Debris The reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris is considered one of the major components of green building practices. Construction and demolition projects generate large amounts of materials that have value and can be reused and recycled. According to a 2004 California Waste Management Board report, more than 8.7 million tons of construction and demolition debris are put into California landfills every year. This amounts to almost 22 percent of California’s overall waste stream and severely impacts the lifespan of a landfill. Some common construction and demolition materials are lumber, drywall, metals, masonry (brick, concrete, etc.), carpet, plastic, pipe, rocks, dirt, paper, cardboard, or green waste related to land development. Through careful planning, recycling these resources can be more economical than disposal. The disposal costs for taking these materials to the Brea Olinda Landfill tend to be higher than the costs of taking them to a recycling center. There are several recycling centers located in North Orange County. For a detailed listing of construction and demolition recycling centers, or if you have any further questions about the recycling of these materials, please visit the Refuse/Recycling section of the La Habra Web site at www.lahabracity.com, or contact the Public Works Department at 562-905-9792.


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Public Information: City Services Business Hours: Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

presents

Alternating Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of La Habra’s

Permits for garage sales or other permits/inspection services can be obtained at the Community Center between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1) on closed Fridays.

8th Annual

SPRING FAMILY EGGSTRAVAGANZA Saturday, April 4th, 2009 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon At El Centro-Lion’s Park (Orange/Erna/Cypress Streets) Visit with the Easter Bunny — Photos $2 Inflatable Jumps for Children, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Music, Funnel Cakes & More! La Habra Host Lion’s Breakfast: $4 — Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Hash Browns, Coffee/Milk/Juice

Mini Health Fair • • • • • •

Free Immunizations (with Vaccination Card)* Medical Information Community Services Information Dental Exams (Infants through 5 years old) Bicycle Helmets (for Orange County Residents Only) Prizes & Much More!

*Parents please bring your child’s vaccination card in order to receive free vaccinations.

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.: 9-10 yrs. 11:15 a.m.: 11-12 yrs. 11:30 a.m.: Teens

The City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Administration Building. The public is welcome and is provided with an opportunity to address the Council. Council meetings are recorded and aired on Cable Channel 3 at 6:30 p.m. on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday following each meeting. For further information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 562-905-9701.

www.lahabracity.com

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


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City News: Community Event Support

Sponsorships: A Win-Win for Both Our Co m mu nit y an d Loca l Businesses

Annually, the City of La Habra hosts community events that bring area residents together. Events range from small affairs of two or three hundred to large-scale events that host up to 10,000. These events create the perfect opportunity for businesses to gain valuable exposure with those most likely to be customers — local residents and those from the surrounding communities of Whittier, La Mirada, Brea and Fullerton. Businesses such as the local Wal-Mart, Saturn of Cerritos, PUMA USA, AAMCO, Dangelo Corporation, and many others have sponsored community events in order to gain recognition. In addition, business owners have the satisfaction of knowing that their promotional dollars support community events. Carlos Barron, owner of AAMCO, said, “As the owner of AAMCO Complete Car Care Center of La Habra, I am tasked with advertising our family business in a way that gets the best return on investment possible. Sponsoring La Habra city events and programs has yielded an amazing return on investment results for our center. I am proud to be able to

Recreation Leaders Needed!

support City programs while at the same time giving our business the exposure to the community that helps us remain financially strong.” American First Credit Union in La Habra is investing in a full year of programs, and Vice President of Marketing Ryan Zilker explained, “We are honored to be sponsoring many of the La Habra City programs in 2009. City residents and employees have supported American First Credit Union for many years. It is wonderful that we are now able to give back by helping to bring so many fantastic programs and events to city residents. We look forward to a long relationship with the City of La Habra.” In today’s market, businesses look to direct their advertising resources where they will achieve results. Putting promotional dollars toward City events puts your business at the doorstep of the consumer. If you are interested in gaining the exposure necessary to strengthen your customer base, please call David DeLeon at 562-905-9649, to find out about this unique marketing opportunity.

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 Day Camp staff. For more information, please call Melissa Flores at 562-905-9708 OR pick up an application at the Community Services Department, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Applications are due on or before April 10, 2009.


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City News: Street Lights

Don’t Be Le f t i n t h e Da r k — Repor t Stre e t L i g h t Ou ta g es Street lights in La Habra are maintained by Southern California Edison. To report an outage, please call Edison at 800-611-1911, or through the Internet at www.sce.com/ContactUs/. There is an option to “Report a Street Light Out,” and it takes just seconds to report the outage. Once the outage is submitted, residents will receive a tracking number so that they can check the status of the repairs anytime. The Southern California Edison Web site also has an Outage Center with information on planned outages, and residents can check the status of an outage by entering the zip code. Shoes on the telephone lines may also be reported to Southern California Edison by telephone or Internet in the same manner. Residents may also report outages to the City of La Habra Public Works Department at 562-905-9792, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be advised that the Pole Number must accompany the request to the City in order for our staff to report the outage on behalf of a resident. Also, for safety reasons, City crews are not authorized to repair or perform any type of maintenance on electricity lines, including the removal of shoes; this may only be done by Edison crews.

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

Business News: Shop Locally!

Su p p or t Loc a l Ser vi ces — Sh op L a Ha b ra

When you shop in La Habra, a portion of the sales tax comes back to the City, providing funding for essential City services such as public safety, park and road maintenance, community development activities, and graffiti abatement. With the passage and implementation of Measure T, the Vital City Services Measure in November 2008, the City will be able to maintain local services that are critical to our quality of life in La Habra. Sales tax is the City’s second largest revenue source. The State of California receives the largest portion of our sales tax — $6.25 per $100. The Orange County Transportation Authority also receives a portion as part of Measure M to make transportation-related improvements. By choosing to shop at our local businesses and restaurants, you ensure that programs and services in La Habra improve our quality of life and allow the City to keep La Habra a safe and attractive place to live and work. The benefits of shopping locally are: •

Support local small business owners

Keep needed services local (dry cleaning, service repair, etc.)

Spring Hours:

Save money on gas and transportation costs

General Program Extended Day Program 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Fees Apply)

Help the environment by driving less

Instill a sense of community pride

Support essential City services and programs

Membership: $15 per Calendar Year

Athletics & Recreation, Computers, Tutoring, Music Program, Teen Center, Fun! For more information, please call 562-694-1805.

Shop La Habra is a partnership between the City and the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce to strengthen business in the local community.


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Chamber of Commerce

Why Sh ould My Business Jo i n t he Cha m ber? The quick answer: We know how to connect you with customers, community leaders and our City departments. We understand how business works. If you’ve never been involved in a Chamber of Commerce we could also answer by stating that we are the primary representative, supporter and promoter of our business community. Okay, but I don’t have time to attend meetings! No meetings are required. You’re busy, and that’s the way we want it. We are still out there working for you. However, when you have some time to get away for a free breakfast, discussion lunches or relaxing after-hours mixer, we have those too. Being a part of the business community is all we ask, and when you need us, we’re there. Join the Chamber today — it’s good for business! Call 562-697-1704 or visit us online at www.lahabrachamber.com.

➜ Shopper’s Guide: A new Annual Shopper's Guide is being developed and will be mailed to La Habra and La Habra Heights in June. Make sure you are included. Open to non-members also.

➜ Chamber Members: NEW! Staying Up in a Down Economy is a weekly discussion forum and workshop designed to help our members through tough times. Tuesdays at noon. Call for details.

M a ke 20 09 a Winning Yea r! Ensu re Yo ur Company’s Succes s… Thrive and Survive in the Workplace… Learn What Skills Employers Value Most for Workplace Success! The La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with TDI, the Center for Training▪Development▪Innovation, NOCCCD’s Premier Business Resource Center, will host a MUST ATTEND workshop, Thrive and Survive in the Workplace. Human Resource Managers across industries and organizations identified eight (8) essential skills which are a MUST HAVE for today’s 21st century employees. What are the ESSENTIALS? They are: Starting Out on the Right Foot, Appearance, Attitude, Communication, Teamwork, Conflict Management, and lastly, Workplace Values and Ethics. Thrive and Survive in the Workplace teaches these skills and much more. Would you like your employees to be the best they can be? Would you like them to thrive and survive in your workplace? Then this workshop is your tool for business success! Thrive and Survive in the Workplace will be held in Spring 2009. Call the La Habra Chamber of Commerce today at 562-697-1704 to reserve your space now!

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Smoke House 1 2121 W. Imperial Hwy., #B La Habra CA 90631 562-690-8666

Sherwin Williams 1620 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-690-0819

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First Request Escrow, Inc. 2067 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-501-2900 Xalos Bakery 615 W. Whittier Blvd La Habra CA 90631 323-727-0091 Through the Garden Gate 830 E. Whitter Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-697-3677 Interior & Exterior Designs, Inc. 551 S. Cypress St. La Habra CA 90631 562-691-0018 Coastline Community College — OC One Stop Center 5405 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 100 Garden Grove CA 714-241-4900 The Hitting Zone Baseball Academy 1020 S. Cypress St., Suite A La Habra CA 90631 714-773-4300 Arrash Ahmadnia D.D.S. 831 E. Lambert Rd., Suite C La Habra CA 90631 562-694-3984

Curecare Home Medical Equipment & Supplies, Inc. 631 S. Palm, Unit I La Habra CA 90631 562-697-5727 Trillium Salon & Skin Concept 16403 Whittier Blvd. Whittier CA 90603 562-902-0353 GM Properties — Commercial Real Estate 12300 E. Washington Blvd., Suite A Whittier CA 90606 562-696-0200 Liberty Tax Service 1925 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA 90631 562-691-0101 DialMed Home Care 14613 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite 210 Whittier CA 90605 562-464-0295 La Habra Grad Nite 801 W. Highlander Ave La Habra CA 90631 562-244-3574 Brian Bordier — Reach Local 2930 E. Inland Empire Blvd. Ontario CA 91764 562-477-6808

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

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3 FA ST & E A SY WAY S!

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

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

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

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

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

Re gis tration wi ll not be taken in class.

GENERAL POLICIES

POLICY REGARDING REFUNDS

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$4 service charge per activity on all requested refunds.

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

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

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

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

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

LAST:

ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

EVENING #:

EMERGENCY #:

DAYTIME #: ACTIVITY NAME

ACTIVITY NUMBER

PARTICIPANT NAME FIRST

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

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

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Class Loc a ti o n Ke y

Color-coded activity page sections:

CITY OF LA HABRA LOCATIONS CH CHK ECLP EJ

CLUBHOUSE, 200 W. Greenwood Ave. CLUBHOUSE KITCHEN, 200 W. Greenwood Ave. EL CENTRO-LIONS PARK, 320 Erna St. (at Cypress) EDWARD JONES, 1301 Beach Blvd., Ste. H, 562943-9944 FMA FRAZIER MARTIAL ARTS, 759 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-2146 LHB LA HABRA 300 BOWL, 370 E. Whittier Blvd., 562691-6721 LHCC LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. LHMC LA HABRA MUSIC CENTER, 1885 W. La Habra Blvd., 562-694-4891 PC PIZZA CLUB, 1279 E. La Habra Blvd., 562-6945888 SH SCOUT HUT, 1100 W. Lambert Rd. (at Idaho) USADS USA DANCE STUDIO, 101 W. Whittier Blvd., 562690-9584 VMH VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HALL, 209 N. Orange St.

CITY OF FULLERTON LOCATIONS FDP OCFA PMS

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

CITY OF WHITTIER LOCATIONS M PP WSC

CITY OF ANAHEIM LOCATION

Children =

RVP

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

CITY OF BREA LOCATIONS

Seniors = Everyone =

BCC FDCH IPS

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

CITY OF YORBA LINDA LOCATION YLCC

Adults =

FULLERTON DOWNTOWN PLAZA, Wilshire block, east of Harbor Blvd. ORANGE COUNTY FENCING ACADEMY, 1025 S. Placentia Ave., 714-773-9988 PATRICK’S MUSIC SCHOOL, 649 W. Commonwealth Ave., 714-871-1961

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

BREA COMMUNITY CENTER, 695 E. Madison Way, 714-990-7100 FINAL DESTINATION CLOGGING HEADQUARTERS, 460 W. Lambert Rd., Ste. K, 714-529-6305 IMAGEWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, 590 W. Central Ave., 562-694-3398

Friday, April 24th 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center Tickets may be purchased at the Community Center: $10 through Wednesday, April 22nd $12 on Thursday, April 23rd & Friday, April 24th

6th-8th Grade

Ticket price includes dinner & beverage

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


Activities for Kids

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Dance

US A Dan ce Studi o Cl a s ses

BELLY DANCE FOR KIDS

Come and experience the ancient art of belly dancing! Students will learn to move with grace, as they burn calories and tone muscles. The moves will develop the participant’s sense of rhythm and poise.

TINY TOTS BALLET/TAP ★NEW★ Here is the perfect class to introduce your little one

to the joys of dance! Participants 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: $36/6 wks., $30/5 wks.* Location: USADS #2017.200 ....................WED 3/25-4/29 .......................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2017.201 ....................WED 5/6-6/3* .........................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2017.202 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ......................10:00-10:30 a.m. #2017.203 ....................SAT 5/9-6/6*.......................10:00-10:30 a.m. Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2012.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30......................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2012.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ........................6:00-7:00 p.m.

SPANISH DANCE/FLAMENCO FOR KIDS Enjoy learning dances from Spain. Spanish dancing is characterized by colorful costumes, intense footwork and clapping. Feel the passion of Spanish rhythm as you develop coordination and burn calories. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2015.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2015.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ........................5:00-6:00 p.m.

Target Free First Saturdays

Fun free days with activities for the entire family!

April 4, 10am-4pm: April Showers & May Flowers

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 Adults, Children under 2 are free $6 La Habra residents $5 Group rate (15 or more children)

www.lhcm.org

May 2, 10am-4pm: May I Help?

June 6, 10am-4pm: June’s Ring of Fire The Children’s Museum at La Habra Chipping in for Kids

2009 Golf Classic Monday, April 20, 2009 Get involved in this fun and friendly golf classic! For more information, please call 562-905-9634.


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Activities for Kids, continued BALLET FOLKLORICO Come learn the beautiful and colorful dances of Mexico! Keep your traditions alive through lively and enjoyable dances representing the many different regions of this amazing country. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Fees: Session 1: 30 min. classes are $36/6 weeks; 60 min. classes are $54/6 weeks Session 2: 30 min. classes are $30/5 weeks;* 60 min. classes are $45/5 weeks* Age: 3-4 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.200 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2007.201 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*........................... 5:00-5:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.202 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................5:30-6:00 p.m. #2007.203 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*........................... 5:30-6:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 (Beg) Location: USADS #2009.200 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2009.201 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*............................6:00-7:00 p.m. Age: 8-16 (Beg) Location: USADS #2011.200 ....................TUE 3/24-4/28 ........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2011.201 ....................TUE 5/5-6/2*...........................5:00-6:00 p.m.

MOMMY & ME BALLET Bonding exercises for mommy and child will help your toddler’s development and boost intelligence and coordination. Learn creative character movements to popular children’s music, as well as beginning ballet basics. One adult participant per child. If mom can’t come, why not include dad or another family member? Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18-35 mos Fee: $36/6 wks, $30/5 wks* Location: USADS #2013.200 ....................TUE 3/24-4/28 ........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #2013.201 ....................TUE 5/5-6/2*...........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #2013.202 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30..........11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.203 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ............11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.204 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ..............11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.205 ....................SAT 5/9-6/6*...............11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SALSA FOR KIDS This rhythmic dance is an exciting and enjoyable way to make new friends, have fun and learn how to dance salsa! Learn the basic steps like side break, cumbia right and left turns, and much more. No partners are required. Bring jazz shoes and workout clothes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2016.200 ....................TUE 3/24-4/28 ........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2016.201 ....................TUE 5/5-6/2*...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2016.202 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ..............11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. #2016.203 ....................SAT 5/9-6/6*...............11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HIP HOP FOR HIP KIDS & TEENS 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. Please note that BOTH sessions of the Monday class are only 5 weeks, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $36/6 wks, $30/5 wks* Location: USADS #2003.200 ....................WED 3/25-4/29 .......................4:00-4:30 p.m. #2003.201 ....................WED 5/6-6/3* .........................4:00-4:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $36/6 wks, $30/5 wks* Location: USADS #2002.200 ....................WED 3/25-4/29 .......................4:30-5:00 p.m. #2002.201 ....................WED 5/6-6/3* .........................4:30-5:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2000.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/20* .....................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.201 ....................MON 4/27-6/1* .......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.202 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.203 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*............................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.204 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2000.205 ....................SAT 5/9-6/6*.......................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 13-17 yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2004.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30......................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2004.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ........................8:00-9:00 p.m.


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Dance

On Your Toes Dance Cl as ses TIPPY TOES DANCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS Ballet, tap, and creative movement for the young child. Come dance with us and experience the joys of movement. Class will specialize in coordination, musicality, and self-expression. Ballet and tap shoes are required for this class. Please wear dance clothing, as well. Saturday class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. Tuesday class is accepting new students at this time. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $48/5 weeks Location: VMH #2005.200 ....................TUE 4/14-5/12 ........................4:30-5:15 p.m. #2005.201 ....................TUE 5/19-6/16 ........................4:30-5:15 p.m. Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2005.202 ....................SAT 4/25-6/6 ......................11:00-11:45 a.m.

TIPPY TOES DANCE II An intermediate ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 4- to 5-year-old child. This class is by invitation only, and all dancers must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. This class will open up again to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $48/5 weeks Location: VMH #2019.200 ....................TUE 4/14-5/12 ........................5:15-6:00 p.m. #2019.201 ....................TUE 5/19-6/16 ........................5:15-6:00 p.m.

TIPPY TOES DANCE III An advanced ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 4to 6-year-old dancer. This class is by audition only, and all dancers must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. This class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. This class will open up again to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-6 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2006.200 ....................SAT 4/25-6/6 ..............11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

BALLET/TAP COMBO A beginning ballet, tap, and creative movement class for the 6- to 8-year-old dancer. Come experience the joys of dance. This class specializes in creative movement. Ballet and tap shoes, leotards and tights are required. This class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. This class will open up to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2001.200 ....................SAT 4/25-6/6 ........................12:45-1:45 p.m.

ADVANCED MINI DANCE Advanced ballet, tap and jazz classes for the 7- to 9-year-old dancer. Students must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. This class is ongoing, and new dancers are accepted during the first session only. Ballet class meets 4:30-5:15 p.m., tap class meets 5:15-6:00 p.m., and jazz class meets 6:00-6:45 p.m. ALL classes are on FRIDAY. This class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. This class will open up again to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $46/1 class per week OR $82/2 classes per week OR $108/3 classes per week Age: 7-9 yrs & approval of instructor Location: VMH #2008.200 ....................1 class per wk/5 wks.....................4/17-5/15 #2008.201 ....................2 classes per wk/5 wks .................4/17-5/15 #2008.202 ....................3 classes per wk/5 wks .................4/17-5/15 #2008.203 ....................1 class per wk/5 wks.....................5/22-6/19 #2008.204 ....................2 classes per wk/5 wks .................5/22-6/19 #2008.205 ....................3 classes per wk/5 wks .................5/22-6/19

TEEN DANCE CLASSES Intermediate/advanced technique classes for the teenaged dancer. We do tap on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; jazz on Tuesdays, 7:008:00 p.m.; and lyrical/modern on Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. This class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. This class will open up again to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $50/1 class per week OR $86/2 classes per week OR $118/3 classes per week Age: 13+ yrs Location: VMH #2018.200 ....................1 class per wk/5 wks.....................4/14-5/14 #2018.201 ....................2 classes per wk/5 wks .................4/14-5/14 #2018.202 ....................3 classes per wk/5 wks .................4/14-5/14 #2018.203 ....................1 class per wk/5 wks.....................5/19-6/18 #2018.204 ....................2 classes per wk/5 wks .................5/19-6/18 #2018.205 ....................3 classes per wk/5 wks .................5/19-6/18

BEGINNING CLOGGING Come and experience the percussive dance that’s sweeping the nation. No wooden shoes here! Dancers will learn basic clogging fundamentals in a fun and upbeat environment. Rediscover this traditional American step dance with a unique contemporary twist. Instructors Kacie and Andrew Babbitt have been clogging for the past 20 years and teaching for the past 10. They have competed throughout the United States, winning numerous awards for their dancing and choreography. Instructors: Kacie and Andrew Babbitt Age: 6-12 Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: FDCH #2014.200 ....................WED 3/25-4/15 .......................6:30-7:15 p.m. #2014.201 ....................WED 4/22-5/13 .......................6:30-7:15 p.m.


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Fi tness

MINI SPORTS FOR TINY TOTS ★NEW★ Let’s play ball! Here is a sports class especially

FUN FITNESS FOR KIDS Active kids are happy kids! Your child will have fun and get in shape with easy-to-do exercises, set to the latest salsa, meringue, reggatan and other musical beats. Your kids won’t even notice they’re exercising while they burn calories and improve their cardio and strength. Wear comfortable exercise clothing to class.

designed for kids ages 3 to 5. 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!

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #1008.200 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................4:00-5:00 p.m. #1008.201 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*............................4:00-5:00 p.m.

Instructor: La Habra Recreation Staff Age: 3-5 Fee: $40 or $35/8 wks (see above) Location: ECLP #1009.200 ....................TUES 3/24-5/12 ......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

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.

JUNIOR SPORTS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES ★NEW★ This class is especially designed to introduce kids ages 6 to 7 to basic skills in a variety of sports, including soccer, Tee-ball, basketball, track and field, and other recreational games. It will also introduce concepts of sportsmanship and build 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! Instructor: La Habra Recreation Staff Age: 6-7 Fee: $40 or $35/8 wks (see above) Location: ECLP #1013.200 ....................THUR 3/26-5/14......................4:00-5:00 p.m.

JUNIOR GOLF

Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 5-17 yrs (Beg) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1001.200 ....................FRI 4/10-5/1 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.202 ....................FRI 5/8-5/29 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.204 ....................FRI 6/5-6/26 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.201 ....................SAT 4/11-5/2 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.203 ....................SAT 5/9-5/30 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.205 ....................SAT 6/6-6/27 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-17 yrs (Int) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1002.200 ....................FRI 4/10-5/1 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.202 ....................FRI 5/8-5/29 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.204 ....................FRI 6/5-6/26 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.201 ....................SAT 4/11-5/2 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.203 ....................SAT 5/9-5/30 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.205 ....................SAT 6/6-6/27 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708. Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorer Post 191 The Explorer Program is designed for young men and women aged 151/2 to 21 years of age to explore the fire service by providing a hands-on approach to learning. Candidates participate in monthly meetings, drills, community events and are allowed to ride along at the fire station after graduating from an Explorer Academy. Selected members are chosen for the Fire Academy based on merit, attendance and good standing with the post.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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


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Fi tness

FENCING FUN FOR YOUTH The Olympic sport of fencing can start at any age. Learning the basic footwork, attacks and defenses, your child will gain the necessary coordination and confidence to help guide them through life. Students need to wear tennis shoes and have a headband. A $5 supply fee for the use of jacket, mask and foil is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Saturday, May 23rd. Instructor: Orange Coast Fencing Academy Age: 7-10 Fee: $42/4 wks weeks Location: OCFA #1006.200 ....................SAT 4/4-4/25 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m. #1006.201 ....................SAT 5/2-5/30 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m. #1006.202 ....................SAT 6/6-6/27 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m. Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to be used in publicity materials for the City of La Habra.

TIPPY TOES TUMBLING Come and learn the basics of tumbling technique for the preschool student. Class incorporates music, games and props, such as hula hoops, balls and streamers. Boys and girls are both encouraged. This class is open to current students only in order to prepare for our recital. This class will on up to new students in July. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-6 yrs Fee: $48/5 weeks Location: VMH #1011.200 ....................THUR 4/16-5/14......................4:30-5:15 p.m. #1011.201 ....................THUR 5/21-6/18..................... 4:30-5:15 p.m.

SHITO RYU KARATE DO Shito Ryu Karate Do is one of the finest Japanese styles of martial arts. This course includes exercises, techniques and approaches based on many years of karate experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in karate tournaments. Participants will make steady progress through a series of fundamental steps to achieve the martial arts goals they seek. For more information, please visit www.lahabrakarate.com. Instructor: Mario Flores Age: 6+ yrs (Beg) Fee: $42/4 weeks Location: SH #1005.200 (APR) ..........TUE/THUR 4/2-4/30 ................6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. #1005.201 (MAY) ..........TUE/THUR 5/2-5/30 ................6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. #1005.202 (JUN) ..........TUE/THUR 6/2-6/30 ................6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. Age: 6+ yrs (Int) Fee: $37/4 weeks Location: SH #1010.200 (APR) ..........TUE/THUR 4/2-4/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.201 (MAY) ..........TUE/THUR 5/2-5/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.202 (JUN) ..........TUE/THUR 6/2-6/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

La Habra Police Department Explorer Post 850

REQUIREMENTS:

 14 to 21 years of age  Maintain a C average or above The Post is designed to provide both young men and  Attend meetings every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. women, ages 14 through 21, an opportunity to  Participate in scheduled events explore law enforcement and police services.  Attend community functions Members participate in monthly meetings, community events, and ride-alongs. Additionally,  Abide by Department rules & regulations selected members, based on merit, attendance, and good standing with the post, are chosen to attend Contact Explorer Advisors Gerry Macho or Mike Castanon at 562-905-9750. the Police Explorers’ Academy.


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Activities for Kids, continued FUTURE KIDZ KARATE Our specialized Future Kidz Karate program is an age specific program that is professionally designed to teach children important life skills in a fun, exciting and enriching manner. Future Kidz Karate skills include focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. Your child will achieve more than just learning to kick and punch. Our Future Kidz Karate instructors are trained specifically to work with young children.

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.

Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1018.200 ....................MON 3/30-4/27.......................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.201 ....................MON 5/11-6/8.........................4:30-5:00 p.m. #1018.202 ....................SAT 4/4-5/2 ........................10:30-11:00 a.m. #1018.203 ....................SAT 5/16-6/13 ....................10:00-10:30 a.m. Age: 5-6 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1018.204 ....................FRI 4/3-5/1 .............................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1018.205 ....................FRI 5/15-6/12 .........................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1018.206 ....................SAT 4/4-5/2 ........................12:00-12:30 p.m. #1018.207 ....................SAT 5/16-6/13 ......................9:30-10:00 a.m.

Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 7-8 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.200 ....................WED 4/1-4/29 .........................4:30-5:10 p.m. #1004.201 ....................WED 5/13-6/10 .......................4:30-5:10 p.m. #1004.202 ....................SAT 4/4-5/2 ........................12:00-12:30 p.m. #1004.203 ....................SAT 5/16-6/13 ......................9:30-10:00 a.m. Age: 9-13 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.204 ....................WED 4/1-4/29 .........................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.205 ....................WED 5/13-6/10 .......................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.206 ....................SAT 4/4-5/2 ................11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1004.207 ....................SAT 5/16-6/13 ............11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

KARATE KIDZ

INFANT & PRESCHOOL

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

SCHOOL-AGE YEAR ROUND SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE

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

HEAD START 562-694-3455

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

STATE PRESCHOOL 562-905-9612

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


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Ar t

Music

MASTERPIECES WITH PENCILS & PASTELS

HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR

In this fun course, basic design, perspective, figuration and art history will be covered. This class may be repeated as projects vary from session to session. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Friday, April 17th. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4006.200 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................4:00-5:00 p.m.

FUN ACRYLIC PAINTING In this fun course, color mixing, landscape, portraiture and art history will be covered. Please wear an old shirt or apron to protect clothing from paint. 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 5/8-6/5 .............................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 25th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 7-14yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4005.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/20.......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4005.201 ....................MON 4/27-6/1.........................5:00-6:00 p.m.

Learn the skills necessary to play music and have fun while learning. Class emphasizes chord strumming, reading notes and tablature and playing different styles of music. Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric). Students must also provide picks, guitar tuner and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 7-15 yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4003.200 ....................THUR 4/2-4/23........................5:30-6:30 p.m. #4003.201 ....................THUR 5/14-6/4........................5:30-6:30 p.m.

KIDS LOVE MUSIC Music activities provide an excellent way to foster creativity, and cognitive, social and motor skills. Join Music Therapist Gary Greeno as we enjoy singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions, puppet songs and rhythm band activities. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class for a music CD, rhythm band instrument and song sheets. Parent participation is required. Instructor: Gary Greeno, Music Therapist Age: 1-4yrs Fee: $44/4 weeks Location: PP #4016.200 ....................THUR 4/2-4/23....................... 3:45-4:30 p.m. #4016.201 ....................THUR 4/2-4/23....................... 4:45-5:30 p.m. #4016.202 ....................TUE 6/2-6/23 ..........................9:00-9:45 a.m. #4016.203 ....................TUE 6/2-6/23 ......................10:00-10:45 a.m.

BABIES LOVE MUSIC Introduce your baby to the wonders of music. Encourage your child’s development through playing drums and maracas, singing, baby massage, body parts, and sign language songs, fingerplays and more. Parent participation required. Optional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting for a music CD, rhythm band instrument and song sheets. Any questions? Check our Web site: www.KidsLoveMusic.net. Instructor: Gary Greeno, Music Therapist Age: 4-14 mos Fee: $44/4 weeks Location: PP #4017.200 ....................THUR 4/2-4/23........................3:00-3:30 p.m. #4017.201 ....................TUE 6/2-6/23 ......................11:00-11:30 a.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

Pe rson al Enric hment MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA!

★NEW★ Starting with a dough ball, our Pizza-ologist (Dr. of Pizz-ology) will teach you how to make your own pizza. You get to form your dough, and add sauce, cheese and pepperoni. While your pizza bakes to perfection, learn how to toss dough like a professional! Fee includes 1 topping pizza and 16 oz. free-refill soda. Instructor: Pizza Club Age: 5+ Fee: $11/1 mtg Location: PC #4001.200 .................... TUES 3/24..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.201 .................... TUES 3/31..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.202 .................... TUES 4/7................................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.203 .................... TUES 4/14..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.204 .................... TUES 4/21..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.205 .................... TUES 4/28..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.206 .................... TUES 5/5................................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.207 .................... TUES 5/12..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.208 .................... TUES 5/19..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.209 .................... TUES 5/26..............................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.210 .................... TUES 6/2................................6:00-7:30 p.m. #4001.211 .................... TUES 6/9................................6:00-7:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO TYPING & WORD PROCESSING Develop your child’s basic typing skills and prepare them for many years of future usage. Tests, typing games and practice will be provided to make learning fun, as your child learns a lifetime skill. Students will use Microsoft Word for writing reports, homework or basic communication. They will create and edit documents using different functions, such as formatting with fonts and font size, color, spelling and grammar check, paragraph alignment, indents, margins, clip art and word art and much more. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 8-15 yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #4004.200 ....................THUR 4/9-5/28........................5:15-6:00 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.

Aquatic Staff Needed! The City of La Habra Community Services Department is seeking Lifeguards 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.

For more information, please call Roderic West at 562-905-9708 or 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 10, 2009.


Activities for Adults

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Dance

LINE DANCING

Come and experience the percussive dance that’s sweeping the nation. No wooden shoes here! Dancers will learn basic clogging fundamentals in a fun and upbeat environment. Rediscover this traditional American step dance with a unique contemporary twist. Instructors Kacie and Andrew Babbitt have been clogging for the past 20 years and teaching for the past 10. They have competed throughout the United States, winning numerous awards for their dancing and choreography.

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 25th.

Instructors: Kacie and Andrew Babbitt Age: 13+ Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: FDCH #2510.200 ....................WED 3/25-4/15 .......................7:15-8:00 p.m. #2510.201 ....................WED 4/22-5/13 .......................7:15-8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: CH #2505.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/20.......................7:00-9:15 p.m. #2505.201 ....................MON 4/27-6/1.........................7:00-9:15 p.m.

LATIN DANCE FEVER

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LINE DANCE

BEGINNING CLOGGING

If you love energetic Latin music, join us and learn a mix of Bachata, Regueton, Samba and Punta. You will be learning basic steps at a beginner level. No partner is necessary. Come and burn calories while you have fun dancing! Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 16+ Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2511.200 ....................TUE 3/24-4/28 ........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2511.201 ....................TUE 5/5-6/2*...........................8:00-9:00 p.m.

SPANISH DANCE/FLAMENCO FOR ADULTS Enjoy learning dances from Spain, with their intense footwork and clapping. And the costumes are dazzling! Feel the passion of Spanish rhythm as you develop grace and coordination. What a fun way to get your heart pumping!

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 3/26-4/23......................7:00-9:30 p.m. #2509.201 ....................THUR 4/30-5/28..................... 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 16+ Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2513.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30......................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2513.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ........................8:00-9:00 p.m.

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

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

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


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Activities for Adults, continued SQUARE DANCE

BELLY DANCING

This square dance class is perfect for anyone with some previous square dance experience. We will teach the calls and moves necessary to be able to dance at plus level of square dance. Great as a refresher if you have been away from square dancing for a period of time. Singles and couples welcome; a partner is not required. For more information, call Jim & Jo Shipman at 562-696-1332 or Sylvia West at 626-336-3669.

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: Major Keys Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $22/5 weeks Location: CH #2520.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/23......................7:15-9:30 p.m. #2520.201 ....................THUR 4/30-5/28......................7:15-9:30 p.m.

ADULT TAP In this beginning tap class for adults, students will learn the intricate dances that made people like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, and Gregory Hines famous. Tap dances also improves balance and coordination, while giving you an opportunity to express yourself through dance. Tap shoes are required. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #2508.200 ....................TUE 3/24-4/28 ........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2508.201 ....................TUE 5/5-6/2*.......................... 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Instructor: Yeril Barlup Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/8 weeks Location: LHCC #2502.200 (Int).............WED 4/1-5/20 .........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2503.200 (Beg)...........WED 4/1-5/20 .........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2502.201 (Int).............SAT 4/4-5/23 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2503.201(Beg)............SAT 4/4-5/23 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SWING DANCE Swing or “jitterbug” is the most versatile of the ballroom dances, as you can swing to many types of music, making you the envy at parties and weddings. No partner needed, we rotate. This class is taught by award-winning instructors at the world famous swing dance hall, Memories, in Uptown Whittier. Instructor: Essex & Lee (Memories Swing Team) Age: 12+yrs Fee: $57/6 weeks Location: M #2501.200 ....................MON 4/13-5/18.....................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.201 ....................MON 5/25-6/29.....................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.202 ....................FRI 4/17-5/22 ........................ 7:30-8:30 p.m. #2501.203 ....................FRI 5/29-7/3 ...........................7:30-8:30 p.m.

Cliff Gewecke’s Dance Classes

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

Fee: $33 per person/8 weeks

BALLROOM BASICS

DANCING & ROMANCING

SALSA & MERENGUE

INTERMEDIATE SALSA

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

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

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

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

#2506.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 3/24-5/12 6:30-7:15 p.m.

#2504.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 3/24-5/12 7:15-8:00 p.m.

#2507.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 3/24-5/12 8:00-8:45 p.m.

#2512.200 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 3/24-5/12 8:45-9:30 p.m.


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Fi tn ess for Fun

RELAXATION & STRETCH FOR OLDER ADULTS Come join us! All exercises are designed to relax your mind and stretch your body. The instructor will structure the class so that all fitness levels are accommodated. You will also improve your flexibility and range of motion, so that you can increase your ability to accomplish activities of daily living. Bring a sticky mat and towel to class. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #3018.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30..................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3018.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ....................10:00-11:00 a.m.

ZUMBA This class is a Latin-style dance aerobic workout that combines Latin rhythms and tropical tempos to burn off calories in a fast, fun way. Come and join the excitement, as you raise your heart rate, tone your body and improve your stamina. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 16+ Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #3003.200 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3003.201 ....................SAT 5/9-6/6*.......................10:00-11:00 a.m.

DAHN (ENERGY) YOGA

Regain energy and control through soothing and strengthening movements. All exercises are designed to relax and stretch your body, while toning muscles. Bring a sticky mat and towel to class.

Using a combination of yoga poses and meditative breathing exercises, participants will learn to control the emotions and the mind, bringing the mind and body into a relaxed state, wiping away tension that can harm the body, and reenergizing the mind. Participants will also improve body alignment, strength, flexibility, control, coordination and breathing. The instructor has taught yoga for many years, with an emphasis on its healing aspects and can work with students at all levels of fitness.

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 16+ Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #3017.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30......................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3017.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ........................7:00-8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Shoreh Safarzadeh Age: 15+ Fee: $74/6 wks weeks Location: LHCC #3019.200 .................... TUE 3/24-4/28 .......................6:00-7:15 p.m. #3019.201 .................... TUE 5/5-6/9 ...........................6:00-7:15 p.m.

RELAXATION & STRETCH FOR BODY & MIND

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

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

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

La Habra Tennis Center 351 S. Euclid Street

562-690-5040

TINY TOTS for 6-8 yr. olds Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. $65/5 weeks TENNIS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:00 p.m. $100/5 weeks MIXED DROP-IN TENNIS Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. Drop-in tennis with ladder play $15 per visit


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Activities for Adults, continued PILATES YOGA STRETCH & TONE Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean muscles. Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Learn techniques that strengthen the core/center (midsection) with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. Beginning and intermediate levels introduced. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, yoga block and strap to class. No class on Monday, May 25th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $27/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3008.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/20...................... 5:45-6:45 p.m. #3008.201 ....................MON 4/27-6/1........................ 5:45-6:45 p.m.

JACKI’S AEROBIC DANCING Jacki’s aerobic dancing is a fitness program that is totally FUN! Participants learn progressive choreographed dances which are designed to give an excellent cardiovascular and muscular workout. Participants dance to a wide variety of music at their own level of fitness. A good supportive shoe and towel or mat are required. No class on Monday, Monday, May 25th. Instructor: Nancy McNabb Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $110/11 weeks Location: CH #3005.207 ....................MON/WED 4/13-6/24 ..............5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $80/8 weeks #3005.201 ....................MON/WED 4/13-6/3 ................5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $50/5 weeks #3005.200 ....................MON/WED 4/13-5/13 ..............5:45-6:45 p.m.

POWER PILATES-YOGA Tone and stretch the total body with mat Pilates exercises emphasizing the abdominals, thighs and buttocks, to shape and sculpt long, lean muscles. Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques to enhance your sense of well-being and ability to relax. Learn techniques that strengthen the core/center (midsection) with the aid of Dynaflex bands and exercise balls. Intermediate and advanced levels taught. Please bring a yoga sticky mat, yoga block and strap to class. No classes on Monday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 27th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $54/5 weeks Location: MON-LHCC/WED-CH #3001.200 ....................MON/WED 3/23-4/22 ..............7:00-8:15 p.m. #3001.201 ....................MON/WED 4/27-6/3 ................7:00-8:15 p.m.

LATIN IMPACT AEROBICS Lose weight and get toned through a fun cardiovascular workout to the beat of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia music. Bring towel, tennis shoes, mat and workout clothes.

FENCING Learn the ancient art of nobility and one of the four original modern Olympic events. Fencing is often referred to as physical chess; it combines the mental challenge of outthinking your opponent, with the agility of martial arts. Students will learn basic footwork, attacks, defense, and strategy. Students should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing; protective mask, jacket and foil will be provided. A $10 lab fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Orange Coast Fencing Academy Age: 12+ yrs Fee: $52/5 weeks Location: BCC #3012.200 (Beg)...........THUR 4/2-4/30........................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3012.201 (Beg)...........THUR 5/21-6/18......................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3013.200 (Int).............THUR 4/2-4/30........................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3013.201 (Int).............THUR 5/21-6/18......................7:00-8:15 p.m.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #3016.200 ....................FRI 3/27-5/1 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3016.201 ....................FRI 5/8-6/5*............................7:00-8:00 p.m.

Empower yourself with realistic self-defense. The best of both worlds — stand-up kicking and punching and ground techniques. A great way to get in shape, learn to protect yourself, and live the martial arts life!

LATIN LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $45/5 weeks Location: FMA #3002.200 ....................THUR 4/2-4/30........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3002.201 ....................THUR 5/14-6/11......................8:00-9:00 p.m.

Lose weight and get toned through a fun cardiovascular workout to the beat of Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia music. Bring towel, tennis shoes, mat and workout clothes. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $54/6 wks, $45/5 wks* Location: USADS #3000.200 ....................THUR 3/26-4/30................... 9:00-10:00 a.m. #3000.201 ....................THUR 5/7-6/4* ..................... 9:00-10:00 a.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.


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Fi tn ess for Fun TAI CHI LIU HE BA FA

Six Harmonies Eight Methods is a more ancient form than the 24 form of Tai Chi Chuan. This is an exploration of spirals. It may take a year to learn and can improve technique for any martial art. The instructor has studied this form of Tai Chi for 20 years. New students welcome in any session. No class on Monday, May 25th. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: VMH #3015.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/27.......................7:00-8:30 p.m. #3015.201 ....................MON 5/4-6/8...........................7:00-8:30 p.m.

TAI CHI CHUAN Learn to move slowly. Breathe slowly. Heighten your senses and do a meditational martial art. This is a great stress buster. Eight Treasure Chi Kung, as well as the 24 standard form, are emphasized. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3011.200 ....................SAT 3/28-5/2 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m. #3011.201 ....................SAT 5/9-6/13 ......................10:30-11:30 a.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. Included is a $20 range ball card, and equipment will be provided for lessons AND practice. INSTRUCTORS: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 18 yrs & up Fee: $71/4 weeks Location: LMGC

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

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 ongoing for women and men with ALL levels of fitness ability. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $42/5 weeks Location: FMA #3006.200 ....................MON 3/30-4/27.......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.201 ....................MON 5/11-6/8.........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.202 ....................TUES 3/31-4/28 ......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.203 ....................TUES 5/12-6/9 ........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.204 ....................WED 4/1-4/29 .........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.205 ....................WED 5/13-6/10 .......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.206 ....................THUR 4/2-4/30........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.207 ....................THUR 5/14-6/11......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.208 ....................SAT 4/4-5/2 ............................8:30-9:20 a.m. #3006.209 ....................SAT 5/16-6/13 ........................8:30-9:20 a.m. For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

Beginning Classes MON ..........4/6-4/27 ........5/4-5/25 ........6/1-6/22 TUE ........... 4/7-4/28........5/5-5/26 ........6/2-6/23 TUE............4/7-4/28 ........5/5-5/26 ........6/2-6/23 WED .......... 4/8-4/29........5/6-5/27 ........6/3-6/24 THUR .........4/9-4/30 ........5/7-5/28 ........6/4-6/25 FRI.............4/10-5/1 ........5/8-5/29 ........6/5-6/26 FRI.............4/10-5/1 ........5/8-5/29 ........6/5-6/26 SAT............4/11-5/2 ........5/9-5/30 ........6/6-6/27

7:00-8:00 p.m. 9:00-10:00 a.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 9:00-10:00 a.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Intermediate Classes MON ..........4/6-4/27 ........5/4-5/25 ........6/1-6/22 TUE............4/7-4/28 ........5/5-5/26 ........6/2-6/23 TUE............4/7-4/28 ........5/5-5/26 ........6/2-6/23 WED...........4/8-4/29 ........5/6-5/27 ........6/3-6/24 THUR .........4/9-4/30 ........5/7-5/28 ........6/4-6/25 FRI.............4/10-5/1 ........5/8-5/29 ........6/5-6/26 FRI.............4/10-5/1 ........5/8-5/29 ........6/5-6/26 SAT............4/11-5/2 ........5/9-5/30 ........6/6-6/27

8:00-9:00 p.m. 10:00-11:00 a.m. 8:00-9:00 p.m. 8:00-9:00 p.m. 8:00-9:00 p.m. 10:00-11:00 a.m. 8:00-9:00 p.m. 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Graffiti Hotline: 562-905-9723


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Activities for Adults, continued THAI KICKBOXING Take your fitness to a NEW level with Thai Kickboxing! Classes designed for FITNESS, SAFETY, EDUCATION, and FUN! The classes are designed to help students lose weight, build muscle, transform their bodies and learn self defense. Additionally, each class is designed to challenge the students’ cardiovascular fitness and raise their level of conditioning. Each class is designed with safety in mind and will protect the students’ knees, ankles, back and neck. There is no bouncing, jumping or contact with other people. Classes are ongoing for women and men with ALL levels of fitness ability. Gloves must be purchased for $20 at FMA. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $42/5 weeks Location: FMA #3004.200 ....................WED 4/1-4/29 .........................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.201 ....................WED 5/13-6/10 .......................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.202 ....................FRI 4/3-5/1 .............................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.203 ....................FRI 5/15-6/12 .........................6:00-6:45 p.m.

D o you wa n t t o. . .

Get a j ob ? M ak e mon ey? Sta rt a ca reer?

SHITO RYU KARATE DO Shito Ryu Karate Do is one of the finest Japanese styles of martial arts. This course includes exercises, techniques and approaches based on many years of karate experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in karate tournaments. Participants will make steady progress through a series of fundamental steps to achieve the martial arts goals they seek. For more information, please visit www.lahabrakarate.com. Instructor: Mario Flores Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $42/4 weeks Location: SH #3007.200 (APR) ..........TUE/THUR 4/2-4/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.201 (MAY) ..........TUE/THUR 5/2-5/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.202 (JUN) ..........TUE/THUR 6/2-6/30 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. For further information on any of our classes or to register, please call 562-905-9708.

Orange C ounty You th 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 Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 562-905-7076 Some services may require Federal eligibility determination. Sponsored by the Orange County Workforce Investment Board. Equal opportunity program. Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY service, please dial 711.


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WOMEN’S PERSONAL SAFETY SEMINAR ★NEW★ Take charge! Be ready! Learn how to defend your

SAFE ZONE! Avoid dangerous situations by learning awareness and distance skills, which are your primary tools for avoiding or evading aggressive or violent confrontations. Develop new habits to raise your awareness just before moving into or out of a secure area. You will learn ALL practical self-defense techniques and maneuvers. Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 14+ Fee: $12/1 mtg Location: FMA #5023.200 .................... WED 4/29...............................7:30-8:15 p.m.

COOKING FOR HARD TIMES ★NEW★ In Session 1 of this two-part class, participants will

learn ways to stretch their food dollars in these tough economic times. Topics to be covered will include: extending recipes to lower their cost, incorporating leftovers in a tasty way, making the most of store coupons, understanding how to purchase foods in bulk, maximizing nutritional value in meals, preparing meals that can be refrigerated and frozen for future use, using a crockpot most effectively, using herbs and spices to enhance the taste of your meals, and developing an understanding of kitchen food safety for food preparation. There will be some food preparation, and Chef R.J. will demo recipes. In Session 2, participants will prepare a wide variety of recipes introduced in Session 1. There will be a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. No class on Saturday June 1st. Instructor: Chef R.J. Santana Age: 13+ Fee: $82/6 weeks Location: CHK #7005.200 .................... SAT 3/28-5/2 ...............10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. #7005.201 .................... SAT 5/9-6/13 ...............10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS It’s never too late to learn computers! This class will introduce you to all the basic skills and terms you will need to operate a computer. We will show you how to use Microsoft Word and all its useful functions for basic communication. Experienced users can improve their skills by using this powerful word processing tool and integrating it with a digital camera for making professional fliers or document. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 18+ Fee: $67/8 wks weeks Location: PP #5017.200 .................... THUR 4/9-5/28.......................1:00-2:00 p.m.

EXPLORING THE INTERNET & E-MAIL 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: 18+ Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5016.200 .................... THUR 4/9-5/28 ......................2:00-3:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & THE INTERNET Never touched a computer? Or maybe you did and felt confused. It’s never too late to learn! This class will introduce you to all those basic computer skills you need to operate your computer. Also, you’ll learn all those terms you keep hearing, but aren’t quite sure what they mean. Explore the online world and connect with your friends and family. Class includes hands-on practice, a free e-mail account set-up, surfing the Internet and learning how to use search engines. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5002.200 ....................THUR 4/9-5/28 .......................6:00-6:45 p.m.

COMPUTER WORKSHOP Are you considering upgrading your skills to handle all the new, exciting computer equipment, such as digital cameras and USB flash drive? Students will learn how to use these, as well as what to consider when purchasing them to achieve the best results. Join this class for hands-on learning and practice with integration of the Internet. Basic computer knowledge is recommended for this class. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5004.200 ....................THUR 4/9-5/28 .......................6:45-7:30 p.m.

Pictures of participants may be taken at the City of La Habra’s special events, classes and programs to promote those functions and others for the City of La Habra.


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Activities for Adults, continued INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING TECHNIQUES

HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR

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 25th.

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: Carlos Moreno Age: 15+yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7003.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/20.......................6:30-8:00 p.m. #7003.201 ....................MON 4/27-6/1.........................6:30-8:00 p.m.

Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #5005.200 .................... THUR 4/2-4/23.......................6:30-7:30 p.m. #5005.201 .................... THUR 5/14-6/4.......................6:30-7:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

QUILTING

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!

We will be making the “Buggy Barn” quilt, which is a unique quilt made from fat quarters. This technique is quick, easy and lots of fun, so come and join us to learn something new and to meet and make new quilting friends. Beginners are welcome. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Instructor: Gary Apodaca, Imageworks Photography Studio Age: 18+yrs Fee: $97/4 weeks Location: IPS #7007.200 ....................MON 3/23-4/13.......................7:00-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Beverly Smyth Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $62/12 weeks Location: LHCC #7008.200 ....................THUR 3/26-6/11......................6:30-9:30 p.m.

STORYTIMES Family Storytime:

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Orange County Public Library

ABC Kids Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays

221 E. La Habra Blvd. 562-694-0078 714-526-7728

1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.

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

at 10:30 a.m. Bilingual Storytime:

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Music & Movement for Children: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Animation Expo — Saturday, March 28th: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Classes, demonstrations, displays on drawing and the art of animation for the whole family. Tutoring/Homework Help Center: Trained teens meet with students (K-5) on a drop-in basis Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Come on by and learn! Imagination Celebration — April 18th to May 17th — Target Storytelling Series: Thursday, May 7th, 4:30 p.m. James Michael Cogan presents Stories to Light Our Lives, an interactive storytelling extravaganza! Imagination Celebration is presented by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.

TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Poetry & Art Contest: February 2nd through March 14th. Inquire at Info Desk. Teen Tech Week: March 8th through 14th. Activities to be announced. Please ask! Summer Teen Volunteers: Students aged 12 or entering into 6th grade and older can pick up their applications for Summer Reading Program Volunteens beginning on Monday, May 18th.Training will be 3:00-4:30 p.m.,Tuesday, June 16th. Questions? Call the Info Desk.

ADULT PROGRAMS Librarian’s Choice Book Club: Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Pick up books at the library Book Club display.


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Pe rson al Enric hment MORE CREATIVE SEWING 4 ADULTS: SEWING CLINIC

It’s spring cleaning time, let’s finish all those UFOs! Have a machine that you’re not sure how to use? Have a project that you want to try, but not sure where to start? Need help to finish a project or two? You bring your machine and projects, and I will bring my knowledge and expertise. We will get your projects completed, and learn knew skills in the process. You must bring your own sewing machine to class.

and responses, without dieting, that lead to SUCCESS, COMFORT and SATISFACTION. An accompanying cassette/CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor in class for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional. Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. (Since 1982) Age: 18+yrs Fee: $48/4 weeks Location: WSC #5007.200 ....................THUR 4/23-5/14......................7:30-9:00 p.m.

BECOME A NON-SMOKER WITH HYPNOSIS

Instructor: Evlee Pinkney Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7016.200 ....................WED 4/8-5/6 ...........................6:30-8:30 p.m. #7016.201 ....................WED 5/13-6/10 .......................6:30-8:30 p.m.

If your MONEY and HEALTH have been going up in smoke, it’s time to claim your FREEDOM from smoking. This HYPNOSIS workshop will guide your mind to accomplish this goal, for all of the important reasons! A supporting CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional.

PAINS, ANXIETIES, ADDICTIONS, FEARS & PHOBIAS REMOVED

Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. (Since 1982) Age: 18+yrs Fee: $28/2 weeks Location: WSC #5008.200 ....................THUR 5/21 & 5/28...................7:30-9:00 p.m.

Do you suffer from caffeine, chocolate or food addictions? Have those and other addictions removed during this workshop. How about pain? Arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches? Bring them in and leave them here. Do you have severe anxieties? Stressed from work? Post traumatic stress syndrome? Let’s get rid of them. Drag out your biggest fears and phobias and have them completely removed during this exciting and educational workshop. There is a $5 materials fee for handouts payable to the instructor in class. Instructor has over 25 years experience in this field. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $47/1 mtg Location: LHCC #5025.200 ....................TUE 5/5.................................7:00-10:00 p.m.

BECOME SLENDER WITH HYPNOSIS Releasing weight and feeling great WITH HYPNOSIS! The natural POWER of your mind is guided by hypnotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H., to help you create habits

MOMS Club of La Habra

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS This all-encompassing course is for those who want to learn more about making wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected risks. Over the course of three weeks, we will cover time-proven methods for saving, investing and working toward your financial goals. We examine individual investments like CDs, stocks, bonds and mutual funds and help you determine what part each can play in a balanced portfolio. You’ll also learn about keeping up with inflation, ways to reduce taxes on your investments and saving for retirement and college. Whether you’re just starting out or already in retirement and hoping to learn something new, this workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. Financial Planning Binder is included. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+yrs Fee: $32/3 weeks Location: EJ #5006.200 ....................WED4/22-5/6 ..........................6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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Activities for Adults, continued MAKING SENSE OF RETIREMENT ★NEW★ How well you retire depends on how well you plan

today. In this class, you will learn important investing strategies for retirement, including the five basic questions you should ask yourself to prepare for retirement, the options you can use now to save for retirement, how time can help or hurt your retirement goals. We will explore practical steps to help you get and stay on track, regardless of your current situation. Then, we will cover the 10 key principles to help make your money last with the goal of providing a stable, steady, retirement income. You’ve worked hard for your retirement, so please invest a little time to help make sure your money will last as long as you do. (This class is suitable for both retired and non-retired participants.) Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner , Edward Jones Age: 18+ yrs Fee $12/1 mtg Location: EJ #5015.200 ....................TUE 4/7...................................6:30-8:30 p.m. #5015.201 ....................WED 5/20................................6:30-8:30 p.m. ®

A SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MONEY MATTERS ★NEW★ In today’s world, a strong financial strategy is

important for women of all ages. Your potential for success is limitless — especially when you have a financial strategy that fits your lifestyle. During the seminar, we’ll examine what you can do now to prepare for retirement, the decisions you should consider for having a successful retirement, your options to pay for a child’s or grandchild’s education, and developing an action plan to help you achieve your financial goals. If you are like most women, your life is extremely busy, but investing a little of your time today could make a significant difference in your financial future. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+yrs Fee: $12/1 mtg Location: EJ #5021.200 ....................TUE 3/31.................................6:30-8:30 p.m. #5021.201 ....................WED 5/13................................6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Jubilee of Gems Show:

California Rocks! Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center

Supporting the Youth of La Habra hosted by

The North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society & the City of La Habra Community Services Department

For more information, please call Don or Ofelia at 626-330-8974 or 562-946-0828

FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!


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Activities for Adults, continued La Habra City School District Announces

Kindergarten Registration For the 2009-2010 School Year Kindergarten Registration Packets are NOW AVAILABLE for pick-up at the four primary schools until June 26, 2009. 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 16th through June 26th. Receive a FREE BOOK if you turn in your packet on March 16th! 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

Ladera Palma 2151 E. Brookdale 562-690-2348

El Cerrito 1051 N. Hillside 562-690-2340

Las Lomas 301 Las Lomas 562-690-2353

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING If you need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits such as destructive chewing, hole digging or over exuberance, enroll Fido now! This eight-week session is open to all breeds of dogs, ages six months or older (larger breeds accepted at four months). All A.K.C. Novice exercises will be covered, including hand signals, off-leash techniques and long-distance work. Proper training leashes and collars will be available at reasonable prices at orientation for those who need them. Trophies and certificates will be awarded at graduation. The first meeting will be an orientation, to be held WITHOUT DOGS at the Community Center. Remaining classes are held at El Centro-Lions Park. No class on Saturday, May 23rd. Instructor: Rose Healey, Hacienda Hills Dog Obedience Club Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: LHCC/ECLP #5003.200............................SAT 4/4/-5/30....................................1:30-2:30 p.m.

A.K.C. CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST Is your dog a “good citizen” when you take him out in public? This tenpart certification test is open to both purebred and mixed-bred dogs who ALREADY obey basic obedience commands and who can remain calm when faced with distracting situations in public places. Those who pass all ten skills tests will receive paperwork to send to the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.), and then that organization will mail the owner an official certificate. For a detailed list of the skills to be tested, see www.dogservicesunlimited.com or call 714-532-3647. Instructor/A.K.C. Evaluator: Rose Healey Ages: 12+ yrs Fee: $23/2 weeks Location: YLCC #5022.200............................SAT 5/9 & 5/16 ..................................7:00-8:00 a.m.

FRISBEE FUN WITH FIDO

CITY OF LA HABRA CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM Serving Orange County for over 20 years (Program for licensed family child care providers only)

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.

For more information & to schedule and in-home visit, call us at 562-905-9639. We look forward to hearing from you!

This 3-hour workshop will include techniques on proper throwing so your dog will be able to catch the Frisbee, getting him motivated to bring it back to you, and an introduction to teaching your dog various stunts, such as spins, twists and weaving between your legs. Please bring current vaccination records, water, a lawn chair and $5 materials fee. A practice Frisbee will be provided for each student. Instructor: David Procida Age: 14+ yrs Fee: $41/1 mtg Location: RVP #5000.200............................SUN 3/29...........................................1:30-4:30 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.


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Activities for Adults, continued CANINE GAMES AGILITY COURSE Looking for fun, exercise and quality time to spend with your canine companion? This course introduces a variety of challenging obstacles, including tunnels, teeter-totter, tire jump, A-frame, dogwalk, weave poles, pause table, various bar and panel jumps. No previous experience required, but some basic obedience is helpful. Trophies and certificates will be awarded at a timed agility contest at the final meeting. Bring a chair and $30 materials fee (maintenance & replacement of agility equipment to keep course safe for all, trophies, reference material and special insurance) to first class, held WITHOUT DOGS. Meet in parking lot at Yorba Linda Community Center at Casa Loma & Imperial. No class on Saturday, May 23rd. Instructor: April Ortiz Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: YLCC #5001.200 ....................SAT 4/4-5/30 ..........................8:00-9:00 a.m. #5001.201 ....................SAT 4/4-5/30 ....................... 9:00-10:00 a.m. #5001.202 ....................SAT 4/4-5/30 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m.

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


Activities for Seniors

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

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

COMMUNITY SENIORSERV “CSS” DINING PROGRAM

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

Mondays 9:00–10:30 a.m. at the La Habra Community Center APRIL 6TH

Spine Screening MAY 5TH

Wound Healing Lecture JUNE 8TH

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

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

PHCA offers health screenings and counseling to adults 50 and over. PHCA can help you identify problems early, assist in finding needed health care, teach you preventive health practices, show you how to stay as healthy as possible. Your assessment will include a personal health history, diet and medication review, screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar and hemoglobin. Take advantage of this FREE service and make an appointment to see PHCA Nurse Lori Funke RN, PHN. She is at the La Habra Community Center two Tuesdays each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the senior desk at 562-905-9746 to make an appointment.

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

Sponsored by

Urinary Stress Lecture

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

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

MONTHLY SENIOR HEALTH LECTURES & SCREENINGS

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


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Activities for Seniors, continued

Cla sses

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

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

For further information, please call 562-905-9746.

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

PHYSICAL FITNESS Participants in this class will enjoy a thorough low-impact workout that includes a walking warm-up, as well as sitting and standing exercises and work with resistance bands, balls and other props. It will increase your strength, flexibility, range of motion, stamina, and overall well-being. Pre-registration is not necessary, sign up in class. Instructor: Henrietta De Jong.................FREE TUE & FRI ...............10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

class and meets the third Saturday of each month. Participants who complete the class will receive a certificate. Some insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete this class. Please note that the class does NOT include any actual driving. In order to take the class, participants must pay a $2 fee and PRE-REGISTER at the La Habra Community Center. For more information, please call 562-905-9746. Instructor: NOCCCD ....................................$2 3rd Saturday of month8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MATURE DRIVER The Mature Driver class is for anyone 55 and over who would like to refresh their knowledge of California driving laws and practices. It is an eight-hour

Monday Art Cooper Tuesday La Habra Lites Wednesday The Foursome Thursday Karyn Myers Friday Changing Line-Up that includes Ron Allen, Trailblazers Western Band, Stardust Trio & others

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


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Gam es CSS BINGO

CSS Bingo meets Monday through Friday from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. The cost of playing is 25 cents per card, with a maximum of six cards. Nine games is the usual number played. If you like bingo, come join the fun! All are welcome to participate. FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO The La Habra Senior Citizens’ Club hosts bingo each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the La Habra Clubhouse, 200 W. Greenwood. Admission is 50 cents. Donuts and coffee are served. The group also holds potlucks several times a year. All seniors are welcome to participate. “SUNDAYS FUNDAYS” There’s plenty of fun on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., when the Community Center hosts card bingo. Cost is 10 cents per game, except for the last game. CARDS & DOMINOS If you’d like to join a group of card players, there are several to choose from. Canasta players meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Pinochle players meet at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and bridge players meet on Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You can play dominos on Fridays at 12:00 noon. All groups meet at the Community Center and welcome new players.

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WEDNESDAY A.M. VOLUNTEER STITCHERS This group meets in the Oeste Room from 9:00 to11:30 a.m. to make items for Children’s Hospital and local

convalescent hospitals. You may sew, knit or crochet items. If you wish to learn any of these skills, you are welcome to join us and learn. HUFF ‘N’ PUFFS The Huff ‘n’ Puffs dancers perform at local venues and the Community Center. They practice once a week and perform a variety of dance styles in costumes of their own design. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the senior desk at 562-905-9746. CSS “MOVIE OF THE MONTH” All CSS lunch participants are invited to stay late on the fourth Thursday of each month to enjoy a movie. Popcorn and other snacks are served during the movie. One lucky person gets to take the movie home afterwards (on VHS). There is no charge for this activity, so why not check it out! SENIOR EVENING DANCES The La Habra Community Center hosts monthly evening senior dance throughout the year. Dances are held Friday nights, once each month, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Come enjoy live entertainment and delicious

refreshments, contact the Senior Desk at 562-905-9746 for a schedule of this year’s dances. LIVE MUSIC DAILY! Did you know that the Center is fortunate enough to offer live music Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon? Art Cooper performs on Monday, The La Habra Lites perform on Tuesdays, the The Foursome performs on Wednesdays, Karyn Myers performs on Thursday, and several different bands perform on Fridays, including Ron Allen, Stardust Trio, and the Trailblazers Western Band. You can check the schedule by calling 562-9059748.

Monthly Dances for Seniors Sponsored by:

at the La Habra Community Center

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” 7:00-9:30 p.m. 2009 SCHEDULE

★ March 27th ★ ★ April 17th ★ ★ May 15th ★ Live bands, refreshments, fun!


Trips for Everyone M a rc h

Viejas Casino & Turf Club #9057.101 Monday, March 2 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 7:00 p.m.

Visit this Alpine Casino for traditional gambling, bingo and also enjoy video horse racing. Must have valid picture identification on day of the trip. Please bring in Rewards Club card number when registering for the trip. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Las Vegas/Four Queens #9005.100

Harrah’s Rincon Casino #9004.200

Mon-Wed, March 16-18 Fee: $132 pp dbl, $179 pp sgl Departs: 8:30 a.m............Returns: 6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

See how lucky you are at the Four Queens in Las Vegas during your threeday, two-night stay. Trip includes transportation and hotel accommodation at Four Queens. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

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

San Manuel Casino #9028.200 Thursday, March 26 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Trip Inform a ti o n

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

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

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

Apri l

Cherry Blossom Festival #9012.200 Sunday, April 5 Fee: $31 Departs: 10:00 a.m..........Returns: 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a trip to the 8th annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the streets of Little Tokyo, in downtown Los Angeles. There will be a variety of Japanese cultural activities to enjoy, including martial arts demonstrations, a kimono fashion show, and Hawaiian and Japanese dance performances. Trip includes transportation and entrance to festival. Lunch and shopping is on your own. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

Stateline/Buffalo Bills Turnaround #9029.200 Saturday, April 25 Fee: $23 Departs: 7:30 a.m..........Returns: 11:00 p.m.

Try your luck on this one-day turnaround to Stateline. Includes transportation, one buffet and a fun book. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

May

Laughlin/Edgewater Hotel #9016.200 Mon-Wed, May 4-6 Fee: $75 pp dbl, $95 pp sgl Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 6:00 p.m.

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

For further information on any of our trips please call 562-905-9708.


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May

San Manuel Casino #9028.200 Thursday, May 7 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Stateline/Buffalo Bills Turnaround #9029.201 Saturday, June 27 Fee: $23 Departs: 7:30 a.m..........Returns: 11:00 p.m.

Try your luck on this one-day turnaround to Stateline. Includes transportation, one buffet and a fun book. Departs from La Bonita Park parking lot.

E xtended Trips The City of La Habra Trips & Tours coordinator works with Collette Vacations and Premier Discovery to offer you the best selection in extended trips! If a date doesn’t work for you, or if you don’t see the destination you were hoping for, contact the Trips & Tours coordinator. We will find the perfect trip for you! Trains of the Colorado Rockies Collette Vacations

Harrah’s Rincon Casino #9004.201 Tuesday, May 26 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

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

Ju n e Pechanga Casino #9019.200 Tuesday, June 16 Fee: $13 Departs: 8:00 a.m............Returns: 5:00 p.m.

Pechanga’s exciting gaming action includes 2,000 state-of-the art slots and 60 table games that include Blackjack,

Departs on September 5th. Traverse the Colorado Rockies and see first hand the beauty of nature with Alpine lakes, the towering mountain peaks and the rolling endless meadows at every turn of your journey. Highlights include Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Vail Grand Junction, Durango and Silverton Railroad, Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Royal Gorge Railroad, Colorado Springs, Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, and the Garden of the Gods. Trip is nine days and includes hotels, airfare and 12 meals. Deposit due on April 5, 2009. Chicago Explorer Premier Discovery

Departs on September 16th. Visit the dynamic city of Chicago! Highlights include Chicago city tour, Sears Tower, Chicago river cruise, Navy Pier, Oak Park, Frank Lloyd Wright home, Ernest Hemingway home, Field Museum, Indian’s Amish Country, Amish Acres Farm and lunch, Notre Dame University, and Tommy Gun’s dinner and show. Trip includes hotel, airfare and nine meals. Deposit due on March 16, 2009.

For detailed itineraries and prices, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-905-9708.


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Location: Marketplace Shopping Center 1801 W. Imperial Hwy.

La Habra

5K/10K Run/Walk 1K Kiddy Run 50-Yard TykeTrot Saturday, March 28, 2009

6:00 a.m. — Registration Opens 7:25 a.m. — 50-Yard Tyke Trot (ages 3-5) 7:30 a.m. — 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9) 7:45 a.m. — 5K/10K Run/Walk

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

Entry Fees: •

5K/10K — $25 thru March 20th, $30 after March 20th or on race day • 50-Yard Tyke Trot & 1K Kiddy Run — $15 thru March 20th, $20 after March 20th 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

Race Features:

Co-sponsored by Walmart, Saturn of Cerritos & AAMCO

For registration information, call: Katie Elmore at 562-905-9708 or e-mail: katiee@lahabracity.com

• Course is USATF certified • Runner goody bags • $750 and Puma running shoes to best overall time male & female in 5K/10K • $300 to 2nd overall time male & female in 5K/10K • Medals to the top 3 runners in each age group division • Timing and finish line management • NEW! Health Expo


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