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Contents WINTER 2009

Feature Story: page 5 La Habra is home to many beautiful parks that provide our city with open space and recreational opportunities... City News: page 10 Nominate a neighbor’s or business’ recent property improvement for a Beautification Award… Word Search: page 12 Can you find all of the La Habra related landmarks in this fun Word Search puzzle? Answers on page 14… Chamber of Commerce: page 13 Meet the newest Chamber members and see how the Chamber can help your local business thrive in our community… City News Water Conservation & Composting ............................11 Shopping Cart Pilot Program.......................................14 City Numbers to Remember........................................14 Class and Recreation Guide Registration Info..........................................................16 Class Location Info......................................................17 Activities for Kids ........................................................18 Children’s Museum......................................................19 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: Parks & Recreation

L a Hab ra’s Park s Of fer Safe, Hea lthy Recreational Ac tivities for All Recreational opportunities abound in La Habra with 24 beautiful parks that provide recreational opportunities for Little League, Girls Softball, Youth Soccer, Pop Warner, and a variety of other youth and adult Descanso Park sports programs. The City of La Habra also provides a community theatre, Children’s Museum, tennis center and community center, and partners with many non-profit organizations to offer a wide range of sports, cultural enrichment programs and activities for residents of all ages.

La Habra Parks Twenty-four parks dot the La Habra landscape, from the sports-centered 22.6-acre La Bonita Park to the natural beauty of Vista del Valle Park (see page 10 for a complete listing). Two of our parks are named in honor of our Sister Cities, San Miguel de Allende and Esteli. The City’s parks range in size from small open areas of 0.07 acres (Old Settlers’ Park at the La Habra Community Center) to large 20+ acre parks with a variety of facilities and activities. Many of the parks have traditional amenities such as playgrounds, picnic benches and barbecues. Others, such as Portola Park with the Children’s Museum, soccer fields, La Habra Tennis Center and Depot Theatre, offer unique experiences and activities, making La Habra a great place to live and play.

Constitution Plaza

For those wishing to experience Southern California as it might have looked in the olden days, Vista del Valle, Guadalupe and Richard’s Parks offer a more natural habitat with native landscaping. Vista del Valle is continued >>>>


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Life in La Habra WELCOME TO

La Habra Mayor & City Council Rose Espinoza, Mayor Tom Beamish, Mayor Pro Tem G. Steve Simonian, City Council James Gomez, City Council Community Services Commission

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.

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

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

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


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Feature Story: Parks & Recreation, continued actually two parks located in the southern hills. Vista del Valle (Westridge) on Risner Way is a 9.7 acre neighborhood park that includes a gazebo and hiking and walking paths. The larger Vista del Valle Park off of Idaho Street is a 26.6acre “natural park” with two playgrounds, a gazebo picnic area, exercise and walking trails, and a beautiful scenic view. Guadalupe Park is located in the heart of the City at 381 S. Walnut and features native California plants on 2.4 acres of undeveloped parkland, and 2.5 acres of traditional amenities, including a paved bike trail, fitness course and playground. It is also home to two local non-profit organizations — The Gary Center and Community Resource Care Center — and Guadalupe Hall. Richard’s Park is a small open space at the corner of Lambert Road and Euclid Street, and it provides a terrific example of landscaping designed to conserve water. Medium-sized and neighborhood parks are located throughout the City for the public to enjoy. One such park is 3.98-acre El Centro-Lions Park at 320 Erna Avenue. Although best known as the location of the annual Corn Festival and Summer Concerts in the Park, El Centro-Lions Park is also the oldest park in the City. Amenities include two playgrounds, restrooms, two basketball courts and a large patio area. Examples of other medium-sized neighborhood parks include Loma Norte Park (4.86 acres) and Oeste Park (4.56 acres). Sports Parks The jewels of the City’s park system are the four sports parks used by over 3,500 youth sports participants throughout the year. With a strong demand for park space to provide these youth programs, City staff works hard to maintain the fields in good condition. These parks are La Bonita Park, Portola Park, Osornio Park, and Esteli Park, serving La Habra Girls Softball, SoCal Wicked, La Habra City Little League, Challenger Little League, La Habra Pop Warner and La Habra Pumas. In addition, La Habra American Youth Soccer

La Bonita Park

Organization (AYSO) uses Imperial Middle School’s playing fields. Over 3,500 local youth participate in these programs annually, and these organizations provide opportunities to learn new skills, maintain an active lifestyle, develop a sense of teamwork and make new friends. Each of these groups is dedicated to providing a positive experience for youth, and each is affiliated with a national governing body. The City’s contribution to these organizations is to provide clean, attractive and safe facilities. La Bonita Park serves La Habra Girls’ Softball, which has approximately 500 members and holds its practices and games at this facility. The Board of Directors has done an outstanding job growing this program and professionalizing the operation, resulting in the organization’s membership surge. SoCal Wicked is a girls’ softball group with approximately 100 members that uses La Bonita Park to host friendly weekend tournaments. Several other events are held at La Bonita Park. The City of La Habra co-hosts the Disney Citrus ASA Hall of Fame Qualifier for the western region Girls Softball championships. In November, La Bonita Park becomes a place where some of the top nationally-ranked teams come together for a college showcase. Women’s softball coaches from all over the country converge in the City of La Habra to continued >>>>


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Feature Story: Parks & Recreation, continued watch some of the top talent play. The City has cultivated a close relationship with the surrounding neighbors to ensure that these events are consistent with maintaining the quality of life in their neighborhoods. La Habra City Little League, one of the City’s oldest youth sports organizations, uses Portola Park during the autumn months for its fall-winter ball program, during which approximately 150 players participate in practices and games. La Habra City Little League also uses both Portola and Esteli Parks during its spring season, which includes 700 registered players. Portola Park is also home to the Challenger Little League program for mentally and physically challenged athletes. The Challenger program has a membership of 50, and anyone attending a game can witness the ways it enriches the lives of participants and their families. In the fall, Esteli Park is used by La Habra Pop Warner, which runs a tackle football program and a new Challenger division for mentally and physically challenged youth. La Habra Pop Warner is one of the City’s longest established youth sports leagues, founded around 1969. The tackle football program enrolls 500 youth, and the Challenger program had registered 15 participants in its first year. AYSO La Habra registers over 1,200 local youth and is the City’s largest youth organization. In August, the group uses a variety of La Habra School District fields, with games for younger members being held at Imperial Middle School and games for older participants at La Habra High School. AYSO also has a spring program that registers 200 youth. La Habra Pumas is a second youth soccer organization that uses Osornio Park for practice and games. The group

operates on a year-round basis and participates in both a traditional fall league, as well as entering tournaments during the rest of the year. The National Junior Basketball Association (NJB) uses the multi-purpose area adjacent to the skate park in La Bonita Park, as well as the courts at El Centro-Lions Park. The organization registers 200 youth annually. The City of La Habra manages the use of City-owned facilities and those that are part of the Joint Use Agreement with the La Habra City School District. Community Services Department staff meets with sports groups on a quarterly basis to discuss facility use, renovation, security and the cost of maintaining these resources and making repairs. The department has a strong relationship with these groups and communicates with them on a regular basis, keeping up-todate on any issues or concerns that might arise. The City has specific requirements that each organization must meet to qualify as a user under the Sport Affiliate Policy. It is the City’s commitment to provide facilities for all its affiliate groups, working hand in hand with the surrounding community to cooperatively determine how to best serve the City’s young citizens. The City encourages youth sports programs to operate on a business model to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of both the youth and their organization. For more information on sport groups, please contact David De Leon at 562-905-9649. Community Attractions Known as the first children’s museum of its kind west of the Rocky Mountains, the Children’s Museum at La Habra (yes, that’s its official name) is the premier community attraction in La Habra. Thousands of Southern California area schoolcontinued >>>>


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Feature Story: Parks & Recreation, continued children and families from La Habra and beyond visit the Museum every year, which features seven galleries, hands-on exhibits, a genuine Dentzel carousel, outdoor dinosaur topiary, historic 1942 caboose, special changing and traveling exhibits and family-oriented events throughout the year. The Museum is open to the public year-round, except for Mondays, major holidays and the month of September, when it is closed for annual maintenance and renovation. Admission for La Habra residents is $6 per person ($7 for non-residents), and children two and under are free. The Museum also offers memberships, party packages and group tours.

Children’s Museum at La Habra

Right next to the Children’s Museum is the La Habra Depot Theatre at 311 S. Euclid Street. A true community theatre, the productions and administrative functions are run solely by volunteers. The Depot Theatre offers several youth and adult productions each year in a 1909 Pacific Electric depot building, providing cultural and personal enrichment for members of the community. Information on show times, season schedule and auditions may be found at www.lhdepottheatre.org. Just across the parking lot from the Depot Theatre is the La Habra Tennis Center. This is a public-private partnership, with a private company operating the City-owned facility. Fun activities and lessons for all ages are offered at the 12-court La Habra Tennis Center year-round, including dropin tennis, tennis for home-schoolers, and all levels of instruction. In 2003, the Tennis Center underwent a major facility renovation, with new court surfaces and

upgraded lighting throughout. Information on the Center’s hours and programs can be obtained by visiting the City’s Web site www.lahabracity.com or by calling 562-690-5040. La Habra’s Oldest Park: El Centro-Lions! Please visit www.lahabracity.com and click on City Services /Parks for a complete description of acreage, amenities and features for each City park.


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City News: Beautification Awards

Recognizing Bea ut y in L a Habra: Nominate Yo ur Neighbor or Local Business Today! The City of La Habra and the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up in 2000 to create a program to recognize homeowners and 530 N. Kinley, Robert & Barbara Kritz, businesses for awarded March 17, 2008 improving their properties. The City Council and Chamber of Commerce appoint members to the Beautification Committee, which, at its monthly meeting, considers nominations for Beautification Awards. The award recipients are then recognized at a City Council meeting. Any member of the public may nominate a home or business for a Beautification Award. This includes apartment and condominium complexes. To 300 Sandlewood Ave., Ralph & Paula Baker, nominate a recently awarded May 19, 2008 improved property, please call City Hall at 562-905-9701, or visit the City’s Web site at www.lahabracity.com and click on “Documents and Forms” under Quick Links to access the nomination form. 1211 Fahringer Way, La Habra, CA 90631 www.ourchildrensfuture.org

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

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

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

Annual Holiday Decorating Contest In addition to year-round recognition of property improvements, the Beautification Committee hosts an annual Holiday Decorating contest to recognize homeowners and businesses for their efforts in spreading holiday cheer. This year, Holiday Decorating contest nominations will be accepted between December 1st and December 10th. The winners will be recognized at the January 19, 2009 City Council Meeting. To submit a holiday nomination, please contact Lovely Qureshi at 562-905-9636.


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Public Works: Water Conservation & Composting

Water Watch: Re duce Your Use

It may be winter, but water throughout the region is in short supply and in high demand. Last summer, the Governor declared a statewide drought and issued an executive order calling for increased conservation measures. The Metropolitan Water District responded with a Water Supply Alert (WSA), calling for all cities, counties and water agencies to implement measures to conserve our record low water storage reserves. Several regional water suppliers, including the Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), are urging water agencies and every Orange County resident and business to immediately take steps to reduce their water usage by 10 percent, or 20 gallons per person per day. This will help the region get through this very dry period and help reduce the severity of potential water shortages in the future. Recognizing California’s severe drought situation, which is in its 8th year, the La Habra City Council adopted a resolution at the September 15, 2008 City Council meeting declaring a Stage 1 Water Watch. During Stage 1, residents and businesses are encouraged to reduce water usage by 10 percent through voluntary measures. These voluntary measures include: •

Refraining from lawn watering and landscaping irrigation between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. every day and on non-

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designated irrigation days. Washing vehicles and filling swimming pools between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. only on designated irrigation days. Refraining from watering golf courses, parks, school grounds and recreational fields between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Refraining from washing down sidewalks, driveways, patios and other paved areas. Ceasing operation of ornamental fountains or similar water features that do not re-circulate water. Serving water in a restaurant only when specifically requested.

Designated irrigation days are determined by the last digit in the street address. Properties with addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may use water on even-numbered days. Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may use water on odd-numbered days. If our voluntary efforts are not successful in reducing our water usage by 10 percent, then a Stage 2 Water Alert may be implemented, which would require mandatory compliance with these measures. The water shortage and drought is serious, and it is up to every Californian to be a responsible user in order to meet our State’s everyday water needs. For complete regulations relating to the City’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program, please refer to the La Habra Municipal Code Chapter 13.40, which can be found online at www.lahabracity.com.

Is Com posting for You? Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic material such as leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste. Onsite composting reduces the cost of garbage hauling and landfill operations. It is great for gardens and landscaping because you save money by not having to purchase fertilizers and mulch. Composting is easy to do and can be as simple as creating an open pile or using a homemade or manufactured compost bin. There are four basic ingredients for composting: nitrogen, carbon, water, and air.

Composting Tips: • Layering or mixing roughly equal parts of green material (which is high in nitrogen) and brown or dry material (which is high in carbon) in a pile or enclosure; • Watering; • Fluffing to add air; and • Letting microorganisms and insects break down the material over time. Want to learn more about composting? The Fullerton Arboretum periodically offers an award-winning home composting workshop.

Please call 714-278-3407 or visit www.fullertonarboretum.org for a schedule.


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Lifestyle: Word Search

L a Ha b ra L a n d m a r k s ARBOLITA (school, street) BEACH (boulevard) COMMUNITY CENTER CONSTITUTION PLAZA COYOTE CREEK CYPRESS (street) DENTZEL (carousel) EL CERRITO (school) ESTELI (park) EUCLID (street) HARBOR (boulevard) HIGHLANDER (way) IDAHO (street) IMPERIAL (highway, middle school) LA BONITA (park) LA HABRA (high school, boulevard) LAMBERT (road) LAS LOMAS (school) LIBRARY LOMA NORTE (park) MEMORIAL HALL PORTOLA (park) SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE (park) SONORA (high school) VALLEY HOME (drive) VISTA DEL VALLE (park) VISTA GRANDE (park) WASHINGTON (middle school) WESTRIDGE (plaza, golf) WHITTIER (boulevard)

Find the names of schools, streets, parks and places located in the City of La Habra. Words can be found horizontally, vertically, diagonally and backwards. See page 14 for the solution.

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Chamber of Commerce

“What’s Happening in La Habra?” Good Question! Master Events Calendar and Community Forum Combine to Inform the Public La Habra, like most communities, has many events going on throughout the year, some at the same time. Community members now have the Internet to find out the what, where and when of these activities, but oftentimes the information is listed on several different Web sites. If only there was a dedicated, easy to remember community calendar that contained all local events. Well — now there is! A new Web site — lahabraevents.com — is a master community calendar that includes a discussion forum and social network, as well. Now community members can find out what’s happening, talk about upcoming activities, and discuss them afterwards. This type of Web site gains high results with search engines and becomes a common Web site destination for local residents. This does not replace specific organization’s calendars, but links back to them for more information. Discussion forums have existed since the beginning of the Internet, when scientists were exchanging vital research information. Now social networks are springing up everywhere, and the desire to talk about “what’s happening” is stronger than ever. Calendars and forums could be the next social component that goes beyond what’s happening and opens a discussion: “Are you going?”, “How was it?”, and “Would you recommend it?” Being able to discuss the event stimulates interest and boosts attendance. Operational costs are supported by local businesses and encourage residents to shop locally. All brought to you by the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce. Try out lahabraevents.com to experience these features. Some other useful calendar Web sites are: • http://www.lahabrachamber.com/events.htm • http://www.e-cal.net/lahabra/ • http://www.lhj90631.com/index.php?option=com_events&Itemid=55 • http://events.ocregister.com/

Try Our New Ch amber Members First Sight 1340 S. Beach Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-697-9223

Ross Publications 113 W. Amerige Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832 714-870-8800

Orange County on Track P.O. Box 4141 Tustin, CA 92781 714-531-7144

Strategic Connections Too 1936 Chota Rd. La Habra Heights, CA 90631 562-697-0944

Robert Ortega 921 Concourse St. La Habra, CA 90631 Uniglobe Limousine Service 999 E. Lambert Rd. La Habra, CA 90631 800-921-9498 Coldwell Banker Excellence - Horowitz 1772 Hacienda Rd. La Habra Heights, CA 90631 562-691-2299 Corner Bakery Cafe 1040 W. Imperial Hwy. La Habra, CA 90631 714-459-1420 Helen Butler Graphics La Habra, CA 90631 714-773-9301 Konica Minolta Business Solutions 1120 N. Tustin Anaheim, CA 92807 714-688-7769 Memo’s Florist 801 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-691-6378 NetworkingWave.com 641 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-697-6812 Rapid Force Exhaust Technology 631 S. Palm St. Unit A La Habra, CA 90631 562-587-9041

SunSeekers Tanning 1230 W. Imperial Hwy. Suite # M La Habra, CA 90631 562-697-4300 Gymboree Play & Music 1222 S. Idaho St. #B La Habra, CA 90631 714-449-2000 iCAN Inter-Community Action Network 1321 Smoke Tree Ct. La Habra, CA 90631 213-458-0835 SoCal Wicked Girls Fastpitch Softball 1321 Bonnie Ln. La Habra, CA 90631 Michael K. Stites, D.C. 2415 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-694-1125 Stella & Dot 507 Vista Del Llano La Habra Heights, CA 90631 562-631-9293 Kats Hair Studio 605 W. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631 562-587-9951

Become a Member! Call the Chamber Today!

562-697-1704 www.lahabrachamber.com


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City News: Pilot Program

Stores Step Up Ef for t s Against Aba ndoned Shopping Car t s The City of La Habra and the La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce have collaborated on a pilot program to address abandoned shopping carts in the City. Abandoned carts are an eyesore in the community, and their theft causes significant monetary loss to local retailers. The pilot program provides businesses in the community an opportunity to participate in a program where the City will collect their abandoned shopping carts at a rate of $5.00 per cart. The City then delivers the carts to the businesses and invoices them for each cart. Carts must be appropriately marked and identifiable for each business. All businesses providing carts are strongly encouraged to participate in the pilot program. Currently, six stores are actively participating — Ranch Market, Smart & Final, Office Max, Walgreens, T.J. Maxx and Claro’s Italian Markets. Together the City of La Habra and the La Habra business community can make a difference in keeping the City beautiful. To report an abandoned cart, please call 562-905-9792.

La Habra Landmarks Answer Key

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

www.lahabracity.com

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


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Community Events: La Habra 5K /10K Run

La Habra

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

Location: Marketplace Shopping Center 1801 W. Imperial Hwy. 6:00 a.m. – Registration Opens 7:25 a.m. – 50-Yard Tyke Trot (ages 4-6) 7:30 a.m. – 1K Kiddy Run (ages 7-10) 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 by telephone: 562-905-9708 OR online at www.active.com

Race Features:

Co-sponsored by Saturn of Cerritos

For registration information, call: David DeLeon at 562-905-9708 or e-mail: davidd@lahabracity.com

• Course is USATF certified • Runner goody bags • $500 to best overall time male & female in 5K/10K • $200 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


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 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

LAST

ZIP:

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AGE SEX

ACTIVITY FEE

Total $ CASH CARD#:

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

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

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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

CITY OF LA HABRA LOCATIONS CCC CH CHK ECLP EJ FMA LHB LHCC LHMC

Color-coded activity page sections:

SH USADS VMH

Children =

CITY OF FULLERTON LOCATIONS FDP OCFA PMS

Adults =

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

CITY OF BREA LOCATION

Seniors = BCC FDCH

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

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 RVP

Everyone =

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, 222 N. Euclid St. (at Florence) 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 FRAZIER MARTIAL ARTS, 759 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-690-2146 LA HABRA 300 BOWL, 370 E. Whittier Blvd., 562-691-6721 LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. LA HABRA MUSIC CENTER, 1885 W. La Habra Blvd., 562-694-4891 SCOUT HUT, 1100 W. Lambert Rd. (at Idaho) USA DANCE STUDIO, 101 W. Whittier Blvd., 562690-9584 VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HALL, 209 N. Orange St.

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

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

Valentine’s Day Teen Dance Friday, February 6th 6:30 to10 p.m.

at the La Habra Community Center Tickets may be purchased at the Community Center: $10 January 12th thru February 4th $12 (Thursday & Friday) February 5th & 6th

6th-8th Grade

Ticket price includes dinner & beverage

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


Activities for Kids

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Dance

US A Dan ce Studi o Cl a s ses BELLY DANCE FOR KIDS ★NEW★ 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. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2012.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2012.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ....................6:00-7:00 p.m.

SPANISH DANCE/FLAMENCO FOR KIDS ★NEW★ 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: $38/5 wks, $30/4 wks* Location: USADS #2015.100 ....................THUR 1/22-2/19......................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2015.101 ....................THUR 2/26-3/19* ....................5:00-6:00 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. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $30/6 wks, $25/5 wks* Location: USADS #2003.100 ....................WED 1/7-2/11 .........................4:00-4:30 p.m. #2003.101 ....................WED 2/18-3/18* .....................4:00-4:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs Fee: $30/6 wks, $25/5 wks* Location: USADS #2002.100 ....................WED 1/7-2/11 .........................4:30-5:00 p.m. #2002.101 ....................WED 2/18-3/18* .....................4:30-5:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2000.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/14 ......................9:00-10:00 a.m. #2000.101 ....................SAT 2/21-3/21*.....................9:00-10:00 a.m. #2000.102 ....................MON 1/5-2/9...........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2000.103 ....................MON 2/16-3/16* .....................5:00-6:00 p.m. Age: 13-17 yrs Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2004.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2004.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ....................8:00-9:00 p.m.

BALLET FOLKLORICO Come learn the beautiful and colorful dances of Mexico! Keep your traditions alive through lively and enjoyable dances representing the many different regions of this amazing country. Instructor: USA Dance Studio Fees: Session 1: 30 min. classes are $30/6 weeks; 60 min. classes are $45/6 weeks Session 2: 30 min. classes are $25/5 weeks;* 60 min. classes are $38/5 weeks* Age: 3-4 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.100 ....................FRI 1/9-2/13 ...........................5:00-5:30 p.m. #2007.101 ....................FRI 2/20-3/20*....................... 5:00-5:30 p.m. Age: 5-7 yrs (Beg) Location: USADS #2007.102 ....................FRI 1/9-2/13 ...........................5:30-6:00 p.m. #2007.103 ....................FRI 2/20-3/20*....................... 5:30-6:00 p.m. Age: 8-12 (Beg) Location: USADS #2009.100 ....................FRI 1/9-2/13 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2009.101 ....................FRI 2/20-3/20*........................6:00-7:00 p.m. Age: 8-17 (Beg) Location: USADS #2011.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/10 ..........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #2011.101 ....................TUE 2/17-3/17*.......................5:00-6:00 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.


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Activities for Kids, continued MOMMY & ME BALLET

SALSA FOR KIDS

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?

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.

Age: 18-36 mos Fee: $30/6 wks, $25/5 wks* Location: USADS #2013.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/14 ............11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.101 ....................SAT 2/21-3/21*...........11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.102 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12............11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #2013.103 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ........11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2016.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/14 ....................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2016.101 ....................SAT 2/21-3/21*.................. 10:00-11:00 a.m. #2016.102 ....................TUE 1/6-2/10 ......................... 6:00-7:00 p.m. #2016.103 ....................TUE 2/17-3/17*...................... 6:00-7:00 p.m.

NURSERY RHYMES/RONDAS INFANTILES Introduce your little ones to the world of dance with a fun class that will help develop your child’s love for music and dance. Let their imagination fly! Class emphasizes rhythm by combining cultural nursery songs and games with music. Age: 3-4 yrs Fee: $30/6 wks, $25/5 wks* Location: USADS #2010.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/10 ..........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #2010.101 ....................TUE 2/17-3/17*.......................6:00-6:30 p.m.

WINTER EXHIBIT

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

The City of La Habra wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Ring of Fire February 10, 2009-June 14, 2009

Visitors will enter the Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In between dodging mini earthquakes and small eruptions, visitors will learn about the Pacific Rim cultures that call this area “home.” Brace yourself for a fiery, quaky, shaky adventure through Japan, Hawaii, Alaska and California!

The Children’s Museum at La Habra Chipping in for Kids

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


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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. Dancers enrolled in all winter and spring sessions will be given the opportunity to participate in our annual Spring Recital. There will be a costume fee payable to the instructor during the first month of classes for those participating in the recital. No classes on Saturday, February 7th and April 11th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2005.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/17 ..........................4:30-5:15 p.m. #2005.101 ....................TUE 2/24-4/7 ..........................4:30-5:15 p.m. Age: 3-5 yrs Fee: $56/6 weeks Location: VMH #2005.102 ....................SAT 1/10-2/21 ....................11:00-11:45 a.m. #2005.103 ....................SAT 3/7-4/18 ......................11:00-11:45 a.m.

TIPPY TOES DANCE II

TIPPY TOES DANCE III An advanced ballet, tap and creative movement class for the 5- to 6-year-old dancer. This class is by audition only, and all dancers must have the instructor’s approval before enrolling. Continuous enrollment is required. New students are accepted during the first session only in order to prepare for our annual Spring Recital. No classes on Saturday, February 7th and April 11th. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 5-6 yrs Fee: $60/6 weeks Location: VMH #2006.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/21 ............11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. #2006.101 ....................SAT 3/7-4/18 ..............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 are required. Dancers enrolled in all winter and spring sessions will be given the chance to participate in our annual Spring Recital. There will be a costume fee payable to the instructor during the first month of classes for those participating in the recital. No classes on Saturday, February 7th and April 11th.

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 accepts new students during the first session only in order to prepare for our annual Spring Recital.

Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $60/6 weeks Location: VMH #2001.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/21 ......................12:45-1:45 p.m. #2001.101 ....................SAT 3/7-4/18 ........................12:45-1:45 p.m.

Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #2019.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/17 ..........................5:15-6:00 p.m. #2019.101 ....................TUE 2/24-4/7 ..........................5:15-6:00 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. Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $65/1 class per week OR $114/2 classes per week OR $149/3 classes per week Age: 7-9 yrs Location: VMH #2008.100 ....................1 class per wk/7 wks.......................1/9-2/20 #2008.101 ....................2 classes per wk/7 wks ...................1/9-2/20 #2008.102 ....................3 classes per wk/7 wks ...................1/9-2/20 #2008.103 ....................1 class per wk/7 wks.....................2/27-4/10 #2008.104 ....................2 classes per wk/7 wks .................2/27-4/10 #2008.105 ....................3 classes per wk/7 wks .................2/27-4/10


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Dance

Fitness

TEEN DANCE CLASSES

FUN FITNESS FOR KIDS

Intermediate/advanced technique classes for the teenaged dancer. We do tap on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; jazz on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.; and lyrical/modern on Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. All dancers must have previous dance experience, and new dancers to our program are accepted during the first session only.

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

Instructor: Miss Valerie Fee: $68/1 class per week OR $118/2 classes per week OR $165/3 classes per week Age: 13+ yrs Location: VMH #2018.100 ....................1 class per wk/4 wks.......................1/6-2/19 #2018.101 ....................2 classes per wk/4 wks ...................1/6-2/19 #2018.102 ....................3 classes per wk/4 wks ...................1/6-2/19 #2018.103 ....................1 class per wk/4 wks.......................2/24-4/9 #2018.104 ....................2 classes per wk/4 wks ...................2/24-4/9 #2018.105 ....................3 classes per wk/4 wks ...................2/24-4/9

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #1008.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/9...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1008.101 ....................MON 2/16-3/16* .....................7:00-8:00 p.m.

BEGINNING CLOGGING ★NEW★ 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 ten. 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 #2014.100 ....................WED 1/14-2/4 .........................6:30-7:15 p.m. #2014.101 ....................WED 2/11-3/4 .........................6:30-7:15 p.m.

JUNIOR GOLF La Mirada Golf offers classes designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Covers basic fundamentals, strategies and skills necessary to succeed. Range balls, clubs and equipment included. Ten students per instructor. Instructors: PGA Pro John Mahoney, Jr. & Staff Age: 5-17 yrs (Beg) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1001.100 ....................FRI 1/16-2/6 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.102 ....................FRI 2/13-3/6 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.104 ....................FRI 3/13-4/3 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #1001.101 ....................SAT 1/17-2/7 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.103 ....................SAT 2/14-3/7 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. #1001.105 ....................SAT 3/14-4/4 ......................10:00-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-17 yrs (Int) Fee: $47/4 weeks Location: LMGC #1002.100 ....................FRI 1/16-2/6 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.102 ....................FRI 2/13-3/6 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.104 ....................FRI 3/13-4/3 ...........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #1002.101 ....................SAT 1/17-2/7 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.103 ....................SAT 2/14-3/7 ..............11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1002.105 ....................SAT 3/14-4/4 ..............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 ★NEW★ 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. Instructor: Orange Coast Fencing Academy Age: 7-10 Fee: $42/4 wks weeks Location: OCFA #1006.100 ....................SAT 1/10-1/31 ....................10:30-11:30 a.m. #1006.101 ....................SAT 2/7-2/28 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m.

BOWLING Basic bowling techniques and spare making are taught. Individual help is provided as needed. Price includes shoe rental. Maximum 12 students per class. Instructor: La Habra “300” Bowl Age: Beg/Int 8+ yrs Fee: $32/8 weeks Location: LHB #1000.100 ....................MON 1/12-3/2..........................3:00-4:00 p.m #1000.101 ....................MON 1/12-3/2..........................4:00-5:00 p.m

TIPPY TOES TUMBLING Come and learn the basics of tumbling technique for the preschool student. Class incorporates music, games and props, such as hula hoops, balls and streamers. Boys and girls are welcome! Tumblers enrolled in all winter and spring sessions will be given the chance to participate in our annual Spring Recital. There will be a costume fee payable to the instructor during the first month of classes for those participating in the recital. Instructor: Miss Valerie Age: 4-6 yrs Fee: $65/7 weeks Location: VMH #1011.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/19........................4:30-5:15 p.m. #1011.101 ....................THUR 2/26-4/9....................... 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 #1005.100 (JAN) ..........TUE/THUR 1/6-1/31 ................6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. #1005.101 (FEB)...........TUE/THUR 2/3-2/28 ................6:00-7:00 p.m. SAT ................................9:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. #1005.102 (MAR) .........TUE/THUR 3/3-3/31 ................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 #1010.100 (JAN) ..........TUE/THUR 1/6-1/31 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.101 (FEB)...........TUE/THUR 2/3-2/28 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #1010.102 (MAR) .........TUE/THUR 3/3-3/31 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m.

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

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


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Activities for Kids, continued FUTURE KIDZ KARATE

KARATE KIDZ

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 #1018.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................6:00-6:30 p.m. #1018.101 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ......................10:30-11:00 a.m. Age: 5-6 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1018.102 ....................FRI 1/9-2/6 .............................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1018.103 ....................FRI 2/13-3/13 .........................5:30-6:00 p.m. #1018.104 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ......................12:00-12:30 p.m. #1018.105 ....................SAT 2/14-3/14 ....................12:00-12:30 p.m.

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

Instructor: Frazier Martial Arts Age: 7-8 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.100 ....................WED 1/7-2/4 ...........................4:30-5:10 p.m. #1004.101 ....................WED 2/11-3/11 .......................4:30-5:10 p.m. #1004.102 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ......................12:00-12:30 a.m. #1004.103 ....................SAT 2/14-3/14 ....................12:00-12:30 a.m. Age: 9-13 yrs Fee: $40/5 weeks Location: FMA #1004.104 ....................WED 1/7-2/4 ...........................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.105 ....................WED 2/11-3/11 .......................4:00-4:45 p.m. #1004.106 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ..............11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. #1004.107 ....................SAT 2/14-3/14 ............11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

INFANT & PRESCHOOL

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

SCHOOL-AGE YEAR ROUND SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE

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

HEAD START 562-694-3455

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

STATE PRESCHOOL 562-905-9612

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


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Pe rson al Enric hment 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 #4004.100 ....................THUR 1/29-3/19......................5:15-6:00 p.m.

Musi c HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR Learn the skills necessary to play music and have fun while learning. Class emphasizes chord strumming, reading notes and tablature and playing different styles of music. Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric). Students must also provide picks, guitar tuner and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 7-15 yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #4003.100 ....................THUR 1/15-2/5........................5:30-6:30 p.m. #4003.101 ....................THUR 2/12-3/5........................5:30-6:30 p.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 #4017.100 ....................THUR 1/8-1/29........................3:00-3:30 p.m. #4017.101 ....................TUE 3/3-3/24 ......................11:00-11:30 a.m.

KIDS LOVE MUSIC Music activities provide an excellent way to foster creativity, and cognitive, social and motor skills. Join Music Therapist Gary Greeno as we enjoy singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions, puppet songs and rhythm band activities. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class for a music CD, rhythm band instrument and song sheets. Parent participation is required. Instructor: Gary Greeno, Music Therapist Age: 1-4yrs Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: PP #4016.100 ....................THUR 1/8-1/29....................... 3:45-4:30 p.m. #4016.101 ....................THUR 1/8-1/29....................... 4:45-5:30 p.m. #4016.102 ....................TUE 3/3-3/24 ..........................9:00-9:45 a.m. #4016.103 ....................TUE 3/3-3/24 ......................10:00-10:45 a.m.

VOICE FOR YOUTH Do you like to sing? Tell your friends and neighbors about this class, which will teach them to breathe properly, sing on pitch, and have fun at the same time. Participants will sing as a group, but will focus on individual performance. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 9-15 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4026.100 ....................SAT 1/24-2/28 ....................11:00-11:50 a.m.

DRUM FOR FUN Has your child been begging to learn the drums? Now is the time to get started! This is a fun and energetic class which features rhythm reading and playing on the drum. Drum sticks and practice pad will be available for purchase at the first class meeting. No class on Monday, February 16th. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 8-12 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4025.100 ....................MON 1/19-3/2.........................7:00-7:50 p.m. #4025.101 ....................SAT 1/24-2/28 ........................1:30-2:20 p.m.


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Activities for Kids, continued TICKLE THE KEYS In this class, young children learn to play the piano AND much more: ear training, harmony, rhythm, music reading and writing. They will have fun! Parents are encouraged to participate. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8.50. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 2-3 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4021.100 ....................TUE 1/20-2/24 ........................1:00-1:50 p.m. #4021.101 ....................THUR 1/22-2/26......................1:00-1:50 p.m. Age: 4-5 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4022.100 ....................TUE 1/20-2/24 ........................3:30-4:20 p.m. #4022.101 ....................SAT 1/24-2/28 ....................11:00-11:50 a.m. Age: 6-8 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4023.100 ....................WED 1/21-2/25 .......................7:00-7:50 p.m. #4023.101 ....................SAT 1/24-2/28 ......................12:30-1:20 p.m.

PIANOLAND Playing the piano can be very relaxing and is a great way to have fun. Children will learn note-reading, correct hand positions, five-finger songs, chords and how to play using both hands at the same time. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8.50. No class on Monday, February 16th. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 9-15 yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #4024.100 ....................MON 1/19-3/2.........................7:00-7:50 p.m.

Ar t MASTERPIECES WITH PENCILS & PASTELS 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. Instructor: Kathy Breaux, M.A. in Painting & Drawing Age: 6-12 yrs Fee: $47/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4006.100 ....................FRI 1/16-2/13 .........................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 $4 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: $42/4 weeks Location: LHCC #4000.100 ....................FRI 2/27-3/20 .........................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, February 16th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 7-14yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #4005.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................5:00-6:00 p.m. #4005.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/18.........................5:00-6:00 p.m.

May the peace and joy of the Holiday Season be with you and yours throughout the coming New Year!

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


Activities for Adults

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Dance

BEGINNING CLOGGING ★NEW★ 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 ten. They have competed throughout the United States, winning numerous awards for their dancing and choreography. Instructors: Kacie and Andrew Babbitt Age: 13+ Fee: $40/4 weeks Location: FDCH #2510.100 ....................WED 1/14-2/4 .........................7:15-8:00 p.m. #2510.101 ....................WED 2/11-3/4 .........................7:15-8:00 p.m.

LINE DANCING

Grab your boots and come on over! Get your heart a pumpin’ with some of the most fun exercise around. No partner needed. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Lisa will teach you the basic steps and some fun, easy dances. You’ll be kickin’ up your heels in no time at all. Beginning instruction is from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Beginners MUST sign up for FIRST 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, February 16th. Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: CH #2505.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................7:00-9:15 p.m. #2505.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/16.........................7:00-9:15 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LINE DANCE LATIN DANCE FEVER

★NEW★ EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. If you are looking for

★NEW★ If you love energetic Latin music, join us and learn a

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. No class on Thursday, February 19th.

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: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2511.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/10 ..........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2511.101 ....................TUE 2/17-3/17*.......................8:00-9:00 p.m.

SPANISH DANCE/FLAMENCO FOR ADULTS ★NEW★ 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!

Instructor: Lisa Homan-Hernandez Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $29/5 weeks Location: VMH #2509.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/5..........................7:00-9:30 p.m. #2509.101 ....................THUR 2/12-3/19..................... 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 16+ Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2513.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2513.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ....................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

Ever been interested in doing something healthy, fun and family-oriented? If so, then this is the class for you. Come and learn to square dance. You will learn all moves (calls) from basic, mainstream and plus. Square dancing is done all over the world. All are welcome — singles, married, young adults and families. Join in the fun and festivities on January 8th, 2009, for a FREE first class. If you are unable to attend the first class meeting, please call Jim or Jo at 562-696-1332.

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 #2520.100 ....................THUR 1/15-2/12......................7:15-9:30 p.m. #2520.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19......................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: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #2508.100 ....................TUE 1/6-2/10 ..........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #2508.101 ....................TUE 2/17-3/17*...................... 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Instructor: Yeril Barlup Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $37/8 weeks Location: LHCC #2502.100 (Int).............WED 1/7-2/25 .........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #2503.100 (Beg)...........WED 1/7-2/25 .........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #2502.101 (Int).............SAT 1/10-2/28 ....................10:00-11:00 a.m. #2503.101(Beg)............SAT 1/10-2/28 ............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 #2501.100 ....................MON 1/19-2/23.....................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.101 ....................MON 3/2-4/6.........................9:00-10:00 p.m. #2501.102 ....................FRI 1/23-2/27 ........................ 7:30-8:30 p.m. #2501.103 ....................FRI 3/6-4/10 ...........................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 Waltz, Rhumba & Foxtrot. 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!

#2506.100 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 1/6-2/24 6:30-7:15 p.m.

#2504.100 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 1/6-2/24 7:15-8:00 p.m.

#2507.100 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 1/6-2/24 8:00-8:45 p.m.

#2512.100 14+ yrs TUESDAYS 1/6-2/24 8:45-9:30 p.m.


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Fi tn ess for Fun

ZUMBA ★NEW★ This class is a Latin-style dance aerobic workout that

★NEW★ Come join us! All exercises are designed to relax

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.

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: 16+ Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #3003.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/14 ......................12:00-1:00 p.m. #3003.101 ....................SAT 2/21-3/21*.....................12:00-1:00 p.m.

RELAXATION & STRETCH FOR OLDER ADULTS

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #3018.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12....................10:00-11:00 a.m. #3018.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ................10:00-11:00 a.m.

DAHN (ENERGY) YOGA ★NEW★ Using a combination of yoga poses and meditative

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

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 re-energizing 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: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #3017.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12........................7:00-8:00 p.m. #3017.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ....................7:00-8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Shoreh Safarzadeh Age: 15+ Fee: $60/5 wks weeks Location: LHCC #3019.100 .................... TUE 1/6-2/3 ...........................6:00-7:15 p.m. #3019.101 .................... TUE 2/10-3/10 .......................6:00-7:15 p.m.

RELAXATION & STRETCH FOR BODY & MIND ★NEW★ Regain energy and control through soothing and

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, February 16th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $27/5 weeks Location: LHCC #3008.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2.......................... 5:45-6:45 p.m. #3008.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/6.......................... 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, February 16th. Instructor: Nancy McNabb Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $110/11 weeks Location: CH #3005.107 ....................MON/WED 1/5-3/18 ................5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $80/8 weeks #3005.101 ....................MON/WED 1/5-2/25 ................5:45-6:45 p.m. Fee: $60/6 weeks #3005.100 ....................MON/WED 1/5-2/11 ................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, February 16th and Wednesday, February 18th. Instructor: Angela King, Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher (RYT) Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $54/5 weeks Location: MON-LHCC/WED-CH #3001.100 ....................MON/WED 1/5-2/4 ..................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3001.101 ....................MON/WED 2/9-3/18 ................7:00-8:15 p.m.

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

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 wks Location: BCC #3012.100 (Beg)...........THUR 1/8-2/5..........................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3012.101 (Beg)...........THUR 2/19-3/19......................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3013.100 (Int).............THUR 1/8-2/5..........................7:00-8:15 p.m. #3013.101 (Int).............THUR 2/19-3/19......................7:00-8:15 p.m.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Instructor: USA Dance Studio Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #3016.100 ....................FRI 1/9-2/13 ...........................6:00-7:00 p.m. #3016.101 ....................FRI 2/20-3/20*........................6:00-7:00 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: $47/5 weeks Location: FMA #3002.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/5..........................8:00-9:00 p.m. #3002.101 ....................THUR 2/12-3/12......................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: $45/6 wks, $38/5 wks* Location: USADS #3000.100 ....................THUR 1/8-2/12..................... 9:00-10:00 a.m. #3000.101 ....................THUR 2/19-3/19* ................. 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Enjoy Our Winter 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

FITNESS KICKBOXING

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, February 16th. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: VMH #3015.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................7:00-8:30 p.m. #3015.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/16.........................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. No class on Saturday, February 21st. Instructor: Nancy O’Brien, Certified International Judge (Tai Chi) Age: 7+ yrs Fee: $40/6 weeks Location: LHCC #3011.100 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ......................10:30-11:30 a.m. #3011.101 ....................SAT 2/14-3/21 ....................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.

Are you ready to make a change with your body? Take control over your body with Fitness Kickboxing! It’s a workout where you can kick and punch your way to achieving the fitness goals you’ve always wanted. Fitness Kickboxing is the best total body workout to lose weight, tone and shape up, gain endurance and flexibility, relieve stress, meet new friends and have fun. This class is the #1 calorie-burning workout, consuming an amazing 800 calories per hour. Classes are on-going for women and men with ALL levels of fitness ability. Instructor: Amanda Molina Age: 13+ yrs Fee: $41/5 weeks Location: FMA #3006.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/9...........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.102 ....................TUES 1/6-2/3 ..........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.103 ....................TUES 2/10-3/10 ......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.104 ....................WED 1/7-2/4 ...........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.105 ....................WED 2/11-3/11 .......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.106 ....................THUR 1/8-2/5..........................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.107 ....................THUR 2/12-3/12......................6:45-7:35 p.m. #3006.108 ....................SAT 1/10-2/7 ..........................8:30-9:20 a.m. #3006.109 ....................SAT 2/14-3/14 ........................8:30-9:20 a.m.

Beginning Classes MON ..........1/12-2/2 .........2/9-3/2 .........3/9-3/30 TUE............1/13-2/3 ........2/10-3/3 .......3/10-3/31 TUE............1/13-2/3 ........2/10-3/3 .......3/10-3/31 WED...........1/14-2/4 ........2/11-3/4 ........3/11-4/1 THUR .........1/15-2/5 ........2/12-3/5 ........3/12-4/2 FRI.............1/16-2/6 ........2/13-3/6 ........3/13-4/3 FRI.............1/16-2/6 ........2/13-3/6 ........3/13-4/3 SAT............1/17-2/7 ........2/14-3/7 ........3/14-4/4

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 ..........1/12-2/2 .........2/9-3/2 .........3/9-3/30 8:00-9:00 p.m. TUE............1/13-2/3 ........2/10-3/3 .......3/10-3/31 10:00-11:00 a.m. TUE............1/13-2/3 ........2/10-3/3 .......3/10-3/31 8:00-9:00 p.m. WED...........1/14-2/4 ........2/11-3/4 ........3/11-4/1 8:00-9:00 p.m. THUR .........1/15-2/5 ........2/12-3/5 ........3/12-4/2 8:00-9:00 p.m. FRI.............1/16-2/6 ........2/13-3/6 ........3/13-4/3 10:00-11:00 a.m. FRI.............1/16-2/6 ........2/13-3/6 ........3/13-4/3 8:00-9:00 p.m. SAT............1/17-2/7 ........2/14-3/7 ........3/14-4/4 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: $44/5 weeks Location: FMA #3004.100 ....................TUES 1/6-2/3 ........................9:30-10:15 a.m. #3004.101 ....................TUES 2/10-3/10 ....................9:30-10:15 a.m. #3004.102 ....................FRI 1/9-2/6 .............................6:00-6:45 p.m. #3004.103 ....................FRI 2/13-3/13 .........................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 #3007.100 (JAN) ..........TUE/THUR 1/6-1/31 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.101 (FEB)...........TUE/THUR 2/3-2/28 ................7:00-8:30 p.m. SAT ..............................10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. #3007.102 (MAR) .........TUE/THUR 3/3-3/31 ................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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Pe rson al Enric hment INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

★NEW★ 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. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 18+ Fee: $67/8 wks weeks Location: PP #5017.100 .................... THUR 1/29-3/19.....................1:00-2:00 p.m.

EXPLORING THE INTERNET & E-MAIL ★NEW★ 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. Instructor: AGI Academy Age: 18+ Fee: $67/8 weeks Location: PP #5016.100 .................... THUR 1/29-3/19.....................2:00-3:00 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 #5004.100 ....................THUR 1/29-3/19......................6:45-7:30 p.m.

A-B-C BEGINNING SIGN LANGUAGE ★NEW★ Exciting NEW basic course in American Sign

Language. Participants will have basic communication skills when they have completed this course. A variety of handson activities and videos will enhance the learning experience. The instructor will provide handouts. You may purchase an optional book, “The Joy of Signing” by Lottie L. Riekehof, which can be purchased online or at any local bookstore. Instructor: Lynn Kobert Age: 15+ yrs Fee: $57/8 weeks Location: LHCC #5010.100 ....................WED 1/7-2/25 .........................7:30-8:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING TECHNIQUES 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 #5002.100 ....................THUR 1/29-3/19......................6:00-6:45 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.

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, February 16th. Instructor: Carlos Moreno Age: 15+yrs Fee: $37/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7003.100 ....................MON 1/5-2/2...........................6:30-8:00 p.m. #7003.101 ....................MON 2/9-3/18.........................6:30-8:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will learn how to use their own digital cameras so that they can produce more professional-looking images. The instructor will go over all the many buttons and dials and explain their purposes. Lighting, composition and image processing will also be covered. Bring your camera to class! Instructor: Gary Apodaca, Imageworks Photography Studio Age: 18+yrs Fee: $97/4 weeks Location: CCC #7007.100 ....................MON 1/12-2/2.........................7:00-8:30 p.m.


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Activities for Adults, continued COOKING AROUND THE WORLD ★NEW★ Have you ever wanted to take a gourmet trip

around the world to see how other cultures eat? In this beginner level cooking class, participants will prepare simple, tasty, inexpensive dishes from around the world. All aspects of food preparation will be addressed, including proper handling of ingredients, nutritional value and cost. The instructor has worked in the culinary industry for many years and brings a wealth of experience to his subject. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Chef R.J. Santana Age: 14+ Fee: $125/8 weeks Location: CHK #7005.100 .................... SAT 1/10-3/14 .............11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

MORE CREATIVE SEWING 4 ADULTS: SEW GREEN Let’s discover the exciting world of creative sewing. Want to go “green” with everyone else? What about making your own green bags for shopping? We will take fabric, thread, and a bit of imagination and make customized green bags for fresh

STORYTIMES Family Storytime:

Orange County Public Library 221 E. La Habra Blvd. 562-694-0078 714-526-7728

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., beginning January 13.

vegetables, groceries, books, or whatever needs to be toted around. The possibilities are endless, so let’s get started today! Ask for a copy of the supply list when you register. You must bring your own sewing machine to class. Instructor: Evlee Pinkney Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $50/5 weeks Location: LHCC #7016.100 ....................WED 1/21-2/18 .......................6:30-8:30 p.m.

QUILTING We will be making a Pam Bono quilt this session called “Daisies in the Cabin.” This is a perfect project for beginners; not only will you learn to make diagonal corners, but you will have an attractive quilt when you are finished. This technique turns squares into sewn triangles. We will be making two blocks in this quilt: a daisy block and a log cabin block, using Bono’s method. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Instructor: Beverly Smyth Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $52/10 weeks Location: LHCC #7008.100 ....................THUR 1/8-3/12........................6:00-9:00 p.m.

NEW ACTIVITIES “Music & Movement”: Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Open to preschool children & parents, sponsored by La Habra School Readiness Program.

ABC Kids Preschool Storytime: at 10:30

“Family Literacy Party”: First and third Mondays of the month at 1:00 p.m. For children & parents, sponsored by La Habra School Readiness Program.

a.m., beginning January 14.

TEEN INFORMATION

Bilingual Storytime: at

6:00 p.m., beginning January 14.

TAB Friendship Dance: Sunday, February 8th at 1:00 p.m. Homework Help Tutors Needed! High school students in grade 10 or above are needed to help elementary school students with homework. Pick up your volunteer application at the library. Mandator training is on Saturday, January 10th, noon to 4:00 p.m.

FAMILY EVENTS

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

Teen Advisory Board sponsored Children’s Game Day: Thursday, January 29th, 4:30 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 12 are welcome to come and play. Kids’ Craft Days: Thursday, February 12th at 4:30 p.m.: Make a Valentine for someone special.Thursday, March 26th at 4:30 p.m.: Spring craft. Homework Help: Monday through Thursday.Two sessions, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., beginning Monday, January 12th.Trained high school students help students in kindergarten through 5th grade with their homework.


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Perso nal Enric hment PIANOLAND

City of La Habra

Winter Youth Volleyball First game: February 7th $25 for first child, includes jersey & trophy, $20 for each additional child in family (must register at same time)

ages 8, 9, 10: Division 1 ages 11, 12, 13: Division 2 Boys & girls — everyone Plays RegistRation DeaDline:

5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14th Games are held at the Boys & Girls Club Gym Questions? Please call 562-905-9708

Playing the piano can be very relaxing and is a great way to have fun. Participants will learn note-reading, correct hand positions, five-finger songs, chords and how to play using both hands at the same time. You do not need to own a piano. A book is required and may be purchased at Patrick’s for $8. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5026.100 ...........................FRI 1/23-2/27.....................................7:00-7:50 p.m.

VOICE FOR ADULTS Do you like to sing? Tell your friends and neighbors about this class, which will teach them to breathe properly, sing on pitch, and have fun at the same time. Participants will sing as a group, but will focus on individual performance. Instructor: Patrick’s Music School Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5018.100............................SAT 1/24-2/28................................12:00-12:50 p.m.

HAVING FUN WITH THE GUITAR Learn the skills necessary to play music and have fun while learning. Class emphasizes chord strumming, reading notes and tablature and playing different styles of music. Students must provide their own instruments (acoustic or electric). Students must also provide picks, guitar tuner and book, “Hal Leonard’s Classic Guitar Method,” which may be purchased at La Habra Music Center. A metronome is also suggested. Instructor: La Habra Music Center Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $52/4 weeks Location: LHMC #5005.100............................ THUR 1/15-2/5..................................6:30-7:30 p.m. #5005.101............................ THUR 2/12-3/5..................................6:30-7:30 p.m.

UKULELE Learn to play this fun instrument that will have people singing along with you at get-togethers and other events. No class on Monday, February 16th. Age: 16+ yrs Fee: $86/6 weeks Location: PMS #5014.100............................MON 1/19-3/2....................................7:00-7:50 p.m.

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Activities for Adults, continued TAXWISE WORKSHOP: HOW TO KEEP MORE OF WHAT YOU EARN! ★NEW★ This once-a-year specialty class will give you tips on

how to keep from giving more money to Uncle Sam and keeping more in your pocket. Do you know what investments are tax-exempt or how traditional Roth IRAs can be beneficial? We’ll cover some points on the Tax Relief Act of 2003 and help you take a smarter approach to your finances. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+ yrs Fee $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5020.100 ....................WED 1/14................................6:30-8:30 p.m.

SMART CHOICES IN RETIREMENT After years of work, you now have the opportunity to experience the retirement you’ve always wanted. By taking some time now to prepare for life retirement, you’ll be more likely to enjoy everything you’ve dreamed about. You’ll learn ten key principles to help make your money last, with the goal of providing a steadily rising income. A good retirement means that you are prepared for anything. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+ yrs Fee $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5015.100 ....................WED 1/28................................6:30-8:30 p.m.

A WOMAN’S JOURNEY TOWARD FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE This seminar will discuss the unique challenges women face with regard to their financial goals and ways to work towards overcoming them. Women’s roles have changed drastically in the last 50 years. More women are actively engaged in understanding and participating in investment decisions. Now is the time to get your finances in order. Instructor: Danielle Blunt, Certified Financial Planner®, Edward Jones Age: 18+yrs Fee: $14/1 mtg Location: EJ #5021.100 .................... WED 2/14...............................6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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 #5006.100 ....................WED 2/25-3/11 .......................6:30-8:30 p.m.

PAINS, ANXIETIES, ADDICTIONS, FEARS & PHOBIAS REMOVED Do you suffer from caffeine, chocolate or food addictions? Have those and other addictions removed during this workshop. How about pain? Arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches? Bring them in and leave them here. Do you have severe anxieties? Stressed from work? Post traumatic stress syndrome? Let’s get rid of them. Drag out your biggest fears and phobias and have them completely removed during this exciting and educational workshop. There is a $5 materials fee for handouts payable to the instructor in class. Instructor has over 25 years experience in this field. Instructor: William Engle, Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy, M.A., CCH.t, Advanced Energy Therapist-EFT-ADV Age: 18+ yrs Fee: $47/1 mtg Location: LHCC #5025.100 ....................TUE 2/10...............................7:00-10:00 p.m.

To register, please call 562-905-9708.

La Habra City School District Presents

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


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Pe rson al Enric hment BECOME SLENDER WITH HYPNOSIS

Releasing weight and feeling great WITH HYPNOSIS! The natural POWER of your mind is guided by hypnotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H., to help you create habits and responses, without dieting, that lead to SUCCESS, COMFORT and SATISFACTION. An accompanying cassette/CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor in class for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional. Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. Age: 18+yrs Fee: $48/4 weeks Location: WSC #5007.100 ....................THUR 1/22-2/12......................7:30-9:00 p.m.

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING If you need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits such as destructive chewing, hole digging or over exuberance, enroll Fido now! This eight-week session is open to all breeds of dogs, ages six months or older (larger breeds accepted at four months). All A.K.C. Novice exercises will be covered, including hand signals, off-leash techniques and long-distance work. Proper training leashes and collars will be available at reasonable prices at orientation for those who need them. Trophies and certificates will be awarded at graduation. The first meeting will be an orientation, to be held WITHOUT DOGS at the Community Center. Remaining classes are held at El Centro-Lions Park. Instructor: Rose Healey, Hacienda Hills Dog Obedience Club Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: LHCC/ECLP #5003.100 ....................SAT 1/17-3/7 ..........................1:30-2:30 p.m.

BECOME A NON-SMOKER WITH HYPNOSIS If your MONEY and HEALTH have been going up in smoke, it’s time to claim your FREEDOM from smoking. This HYPNOSIS workshop will guide your mind to accomplish this goal, for all of the important reasons! A supporting CD is suggested and is available for $12 from the instructor for the student to use at home. Pillow/blanket/mat optional. Instructor: Pamela J. Schmidt, M.S., C.C.H. Age: 18+yrs Fee: $28/2 weeks Location: WSC #5008.100 ....................THUR 2/19-2/26......................7:30-9:00 p.m.

A.K.C. CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST Is your dog a “good citizen” when you take him out in public? This ten-part certification test is open to both purebred and mixed-bred dogs who ALREADY obey basic obedience commands and who can remain calm when faced with distracting situations in public places. Those who pass all ten skills tests will receive paperwork to send to the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.), and then that organization will mail the owner an official certificate. For a detailed list of the skills to be tested, see www.dogservicesunlimited.com or call 714532-3647. Instructor/A.K.C. Evaluator: Rose Healey Ages: 12+ yrs Fee: $23/2 weeks Location: FDP #5022.100 ....................WED 3/4 & 3/11 ......................6:00-7:00 p.m.

FRISBEE FUN WITH FIDO This 3-hour workshop will include techniques on proper throwing so your dog will be able to catch the Frisbee, getting him motivated to bring it back to you, and an introduction to teaching your dog various stunts, such as spins, twists and weaving between your legs. Please bring current vaccination records, water, a lawn chair and $5 materials fee. A practice Frisbee will be provided for each student. Instructor: David Procida Age: 14+ yrs Fee: $41/1 mtg Location: RVP #5000.100 ....................SUN 1/25 ................................1:30-4:30 p.m.

Enjoy Our Winter 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. Instructor: April Ortiz Age: 9+yrs Fee: $72/8 weeks Location: YLCC #5001.101 ....................SAT 1/17-3/7 ....................... 9:00-10:00 a.m. #5001.102 ....................SAT 1/17-3/7 ......................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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Ser vices

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

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

COMMUNITY SENIORSERV “CSS” DINING PROGRAM

A hot lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon at the La Habra Community Center. Stay and enjoy cards, bingo, entertainment programs and a social atmosphere. Suggested $2.50 donation for lunch for seniors 60 and over; $3.50 charge for those under 60. Remember, the La Habra Shuttle will bring you to CSS lunch at the Community Center FREE if you join us on three or more days a week on a regular basis, if bus seating is available. And don’t forget that there is live music in the lunch area from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday, for dancing or listening. For questions or more information, call Jennifer Bush at 562-905-9748. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels provides home delivered meals to those unable to prepare their own meals due to illness or disability. Call Maricella Jimenez, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 562-905-9747. PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE FOR ADULTS

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

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

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

Sponsored by Bright Health Physicians

Mondays 9:00–10:30 a.m. at the La Habra Community Center JANUARY 5TH

Hearing Screening FEBRUARY 4TH

Dental Screening MARCH 2ND

Vision Screening

★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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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 Tivoli Hotel House Band 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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Activities for Seniors, continued

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? Jerry Abel performs on Monday, The La Habra Lites perform on Tuesdays, the Tivoli Hotel House Band performs on Wednesdays, Ron Stanford & Karen perform on Thursday, and several different bands perform on Fridays, including Ron Allen, Stardust Trio, and the Trailblazers Western Band. You can check the schedule by calling 562-905-9748.

Monthly Dances for Seniors at the La Habra Community Center “Puttin’ on the Ritz” 7:00-9:30 p.m. 2008-2009 SCHEDULE ★ December 19th ★ ★ January 16th ★ ★ February 20th ★ ★ March 27th ★

Live bands, refreshments, fun!


Trips for Everyone

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Dear Travelers,

All day trips and tours are still in the process of being booked for 2009. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be mailing the trip brochures out as soon as possible with all our new trip information. If you would like to conf irm your mailing information, you may do so by visiting us at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., or by calling us at 562-905-9708.

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!

Spirit of Washington D.C.

Trains of the Colorado Rockies

Collette Vacations

Collette Vacations

Departs on April 16th. Spend five days in the United States capital. Enjoy the monuments and memorials tour, visit the World War II Memorial, National Gallery of Art, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Trip includes airfare, hotel and seven meals. Deposit due December 16, 2008.

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.

Islands of New England Collette Vacations

Departs on July 10th. Enjoy eight days on this relaxing trip. Highlights include Providence, Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Hyannis, and Provincetown. Trip includes 11 meals, including a New England-style lobster feast, airfare and hotel. Deposit due on February 10, 2009.

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

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.


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Energy Partnership

The Gas Company & The City of La Habra Go Easy on Energy Through a generous grant by Southern California Gas Company, the City of La Habra and The Gas Company are partnering to spread the word in La Habra about the importance of conserving our natural resources. This past fall, a video — Go Easy on Energy — was created to promote a variety of energy efficiency initiatives and concepts taking place right here in La Habra. The video will air on Cable Channel 3 and online at www.lahabracity.com. Featured in the video are the following: •

Photovoltaic solar panel system to generate enough electricity to power an entire commercial building in La Habra (Costco)

Businesses that display and encourage the purchase of energy efficient products and appliances (Sam’s Club)

Tour of new home developments in La Habra and their incorporation of energy efficient technologies (Tapestry by Shea Homes and Brio by John Laing Homes)

Five major areas of building regulations currently used in the State of California: — — — — —

Energy efficiency standards for new construction Water conservation standards Reduction and diversion of construction waste Wood conservation requirements Improvement of air quality standards related to construction

Water conservation, including the new voluntary Citywide water conservation ordinance, encouraging a 10 percent reduction in water use

Use of drought-resistant and native landscaping, highlighting an example of a La Habra home

List of resources, rebates and programs designed with energy efficiency in mind.

For a DVD copy of the video, or to learn more about energy efficiency or the partnership between the City and The Gas Company, please call 562-905-9701.

H om e Hea t ing & We a t h e r i z a t i o n T i p s (courtesy of The Gas Company) • Windows can account for 33% of total heat loss in the cooler months. • Double-paned, low emissivity (low-e) coated windows can conserve energy and save money. • Look for windows with these energy saving features: double panes; low-e coatings; low conductivity gas-fill between panes; and wood, vinyl or fiberglass frames. • Consider ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows. They will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, reduce drafts and outside noise, and reduce ultraviolet sunlight. They can also help you save up to 15% on your cooling costs. • Save up to 10 to 20% on heating costs by lowering your furnace thermostat by 3 to 5 degrees (health permitting). • Save up to 25% of your heating costs by installing or upgrading insulation in your attic and walls. • Install a programmable thermostat to help automatically regulate your home temperature for comfort control and energy savings. • Caulk and weather-strip drafty windows and doors and save up to 5% on heating costs. • Keep your heating system tuned-up to operate at maximum efficiency. • Clean or replace your furnace filters according to manufacturer recommendations. A simple filter clean/change can save up to 2% on your heating costs. • For safety and efficiency, keep all heating vents and furnace registers free of dirt, lint and obstructions. • Have your air ducts tested for leaks. Ducts should be repaired with mastic-type sealant — not duct tape. You could save 5 to 20% of your heating costs. • Open your drapes and shades during the day, allowing the sun to warm your house. Close them at night to limit the amount of heat that escapes.


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