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Anaheim Hills briefs: Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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There are various activities planned at Anaheim library branches for Hispanic Heritage Month including a Dia De Los Muertos Ofrenda at the Canyon Hills branch.

The ofrenda tradition dates to pre-Hispanic times with items placed to honor the departed.

This is an opportunity to bring a copy of a photograph that honors a deceased loved one and include it in the display in the Canyon Hills branch, which will run through Nov. 4.

Another special program honoring Hispanic Heritage will be making a floral headband craft scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 26. Participants have the chance to make a fancy headband in the style of Frida Kahlo.

In other programming:

A Teen Gaming Club meets at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, all teens are welcome. The Gardening Club also meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m.

For additional information about these programs, call the branch at 714-765-6444.

Also, the Anaheim Public Library will host the next Virtual Author Talk with Hernan Diaz at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27. And the community is invited to participate.

The PEN/Faulkner award winner will discuss his new book, “Trust,” which is set during the 1920s and is based on the rise in wealth and stature Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen.

Those interested should sigh up at https://libraryc.org/anaheim/17440.

Play Bingo to help CHOC

The Littlest Angel Guild of CHOC is presenting a Bingo on Broadway fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 20, and tickets are available now.

in the Bacon Pavilion of the Fullerton Arboretum. And tickets are currently available.

The $100-per-person special event to be held in Bacon Pavilion of the Fullerton Arboretum will include brunch, four bingo cards and preferred parking. The proceeds will benefit the Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center and Child Life Department at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

There will also be an opportunity to participate in a silent auction filled with unique and fantastic items.

For tickets or additional information, visit littlestangelguild.com/bingo. Reservation deadline is Oct. 3.

Women’s Connection goes country

A western hoedown, complete with line dancing, is planned for the next luncheon of the Anaheim, Orange and Villa Park Women’s Connection on  Oct. 10 at the Black Gold Golf Club. All women in the community are invited.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping from local onsite vendors and socializing. Lunch and program follow at 11:30 a.m.

Guests who would like to learn how to line dance will have the opportunity to do so with the instructors. Other entertainment will be provided by vocalist Rebeka Burleso. Guest speaker Darlene Incando shares a story based on “Whose Kid Are You?”

Cost to attend is $32 and reservation deadline is Sept. 26. For reservations and additional information contact Barbi Zipperian at 714-280-9062.

Shop books, help the library

The Friends of Canyon Hills Library are sponsoring a Fall Flash Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7 at the branch, featuring a variety of used books including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and other special interest books — all at bargain prices.

Proceeds from the sale enable the nonprofit Friends group to provide various services and programs, including sponsoring children’s summer reading programs, cultural programs for children and adults as well as raffle prizes and refreshments for monthly book talks at the three senior residences in the Hills. The group has also provided books and refreshments for the monthly Talks and Treats adult book groups.

Mark your calendar and don’t miss the opportunity to find great book selections at bargain prices. Call the library at 714-765-6444 for additional information.

Hear about teens assisting others

The Anaheim Hills Auxiliary of the Assistance League, Anaheim will host its next general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 via Zoom. The meeting is open to all women in the community.

Featured speaker for the evening will be members of the Assisteens, which is a service organization sponsored by the Assistance League of Anaheim for teens in grades 7-12. The Assisteens have provided tutoring for students in the Anaheim and Magnolia school districts, as well as organizing social events for at-risk kids.

The Anaheim Hills Auxiliary meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July and December, at 7:30 p.m. For additional information about the Auxiliary visit facebook.com/AnaheimHillsAuxilary.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Reach her by phone (714-998-4604 or e-mail (smhlapcich@sbcglobal.net).

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