Anaheim briefs: Library encourages keeping up with summer reading

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Anaheim Public Library system will be launching its Summer Reading Program on May 28.

The theme this year is “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” Patrons of all ages can log their reading and complete activities to earn prizes. It’s a way to encourage reading over the summer break.

Visit for more information. Or call 714-765-1880.

Also, the Anaheim Public Library has been honored with the ALA PR Xchange Award, which recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year throughout the nation. There were over 334 entries from libraries.

Congrats to City Librarian Audrey Lujan and the entire Anaheim library system staff.

Recognizing efforts at beauty

Anaheim Beautiful will be presenting awards in June for those who take extra steps to make their property beautiful.

Property awards are presented on a quarterly basis throughout the year.  It is easy to self-nominate your property or submit any residential or commercial property to be considered for an award.

Visit to find out more.

Have some fun with the Muzeo

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is presenting Beach Blanket Bingo on June 2.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and promises lots of fun. Sponsorships are available.

Check the website for tickets and more information.

Planning for Flag Day

Mark your calendars for a local tribute to Old Glory in Anaheim.

The 20th annual Anaheim Flag Day celebration is scheduled 11:30 a.m. for June 9 at Pearson Park. There will be a patriotic community parade to start the day with marching bands, classic cars, floats, military groups and more.  Kids can decorate wagons and bikes and patriotic pets are welcome.

There will also be free cupcakes and ice cream after the show.

For more information, visit

Festival planned in honor of Juneteenth

An early Juneteenth Festival is coming on June 15 .

The “Freedom is not Free” festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at the Pearson Park Amphitheater, 400 N. Harbor Blvd. It is being presented by the Orange County Heritage Council. Find out more about the event and the council at

Anaheim Ballet school presents its spring concert

Join students of the Anaheim Ballet as they take to the stage to showcase their hard work and dedication to dance.

They will be performing at 3 p.m. on June 8 in the Campus Theatre at Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave.

Tickets are on sale now for $20 through June 6, and they will be $25 at the show.

Get tickets at

Founders’ Park has open house tours

Founders’ Park features the historic Mother Colony House and Woelke-Stoffel House and free tours are offered on the first Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The city park, at 400 N. West St., also offers agricultural history of Anaheim with walkways and trails that lead visitors through recreated 19th century landscapes.

At the Carriage House you can obtain up to six seed packets from the Seed Library. There are California natives, heirloom fruits and vegetables and more.

Backyard gardeners are encouraged to take pictures and to tag them on social media at @AnaheimLibrary and use #PlantwithAPL to show them what you have grown. For more information, visit the site.

Host a Japanese student

Anaheim’s Sister City, Mito, Japan, is sending students to Anaheim for the sister city exchange program.

This is part of the Sister City program sponsored by the Anaheim Sister City Commission; Mito has been a sister city since 1984.

Host families accommodate Japanese guests and ensure a fun and safe visit to Anaheim.

The visit is July 26 to Aug. 7.  For more information, visit

Free mulch and compost available

Compost and mulch are available to local residents through OC Waste & Recycling.

Supplies can be picked up from the Bee Canyon Greenery at  the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine and the Capistrano Greenery at the Prima Deschecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano.  Make an appointment at to pick some up.

Plan to take a shovel and containers that you can fill on your own.

Andrea Manes shares with her neighbors events and news about the Anaheim community. If you have an event to share, contact her at or 714-815-3885.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.