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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2006



    METRO Talk

    The Orangewood Children’s Home depends on community support and gifts all year long. As you can imagine, the holiday’s produce special needs. In November and December new donations are preferred so they may be given to children as gifts including:
    • Children's clothing for all ages (used or new, strong need for teen boys and girls larger sizes)
    • Toys, games, craft items (new)
    • Gift Certificates (movies, book and music stores, fast food, department stores)
    • Outdoor toys and sporting equipment, bicycles, scooters, skates
    For the Official Orangewood Children’s Home Wish List CLICK ON:

    The Annual Orange Plaza Tree Lighting-December 3rd
    The 350 strong Orange Community Master Chorale of Santiago Canyon College and a 60 piece orchestra sing-a-long under the direction of Orange’s own Michael Short will again officially open the local holiday winter season in the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession in the historic Orange Plaza Park. The Sunday December 3rd program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nancy Murphy will be the official narrator with games and activities for the kids and refreshments on sale by local non-profit organizations. The Traffic Circle will be closed for the annual festival with free parking in the local city lots.

    DECEMBER 1st and 2nd Chapman University Annual Holiday Wassail

    Chapman University Annual Holiday Wassail dinner and concert at Chapman’s Beckman Hall and Fish Interfaith Center.
    Tickets $60. For information call 714-997-6812.

    DECEMBER 2nd Tropical Hula Holiday

    The Block at Orange will host its Hawaii Hula Holiday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the AMC Plaza at the Block. Sunday-Thursday (7 pm and 8 pm) and Friday’s and Saturday’s (7 pm, 8 pm and 9pm) will feature the Winter Wonderland Magic Snow Show with real snow covering the AMC Plaza nightly until December 24th. Free.

    DECEMBER 2nd Villa Park Women’s League

    The Villa Park Women’s League annual Holiday Dinner and Dance will be held at the Santa Ana Country Club.

    DECEMBER 2nd Holiday Storytime Fun

    The El Modena Branch Library presents holiday stories in English and Spanish for children ages 2-6. From 2:30 pm- 3:00 pm. Free. For information call 714-288-2454.

    DECEMBER 3rd Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession program in the historic Orange Plaza Park will begin at 5:30 p.m. Free.

    DECEMBER 9th Santa Tours Villa Park

    The Villa Park City Council will host the most famous visitor of all- Santa. The Villa Park City Council with the help of Volunteer Fire Station 23 will be touring the city showing Santa the sites. For information when they’ll be in your neighborhood watch for information on . FREE

    DECEMBER 9th Southern California Chamber Singers

    The Santiago Canyon College Southern California Chamber Singers will feature favorite holiday carols and a sing-a-long. Tickets $15. For Information call 714-628-4828.

    DECEMBER 10th – Yuletide Ride

    Ninth Annual Villa Park Holiday Boat Parade features the most famous landlocked boat parade not on the seven seas! While it helps to be a local, this parade is a must see for any parade enthusiast. The parade launches from Villa Park High School at 4:30 pm. FREE
    For a route map CLICK ON:

    DECEMBER 13th Santa Claus comes to Orange

    All ages are welcome to the El Modena Branch Library for a special visit from Santa. Parents may bring their camera’s to take a picture of their child with Old St. Nick! For information call 714-288-2454. Free.

    DECEMBER 14th Orange Chamber of Commerce

    Annual Holiday Meet and Greet for Chamber Members. For information on joining the local business community call (714) 538-3581. Members Only

    DECEMBER 15th – 16th Hanukkah
    Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 15th

    DECEMBER 18th OUSD- S- Track Schools start Winter Break

    DECEMBER 22nd Winter Solstice
    The shortest daylight of the year marks the beginning of winter.

    DECEMBER 22nd OUSD Traditional Track Schools start Winter Break

    DECEMBER 30th Villa Park Community Services Foundation New Year’s Eve Bash

    This annual Greater Orange New Year’s Party of food, activities and entertainment is THE culmination of the Greater Orange Communities holiday scene. This year The Friends of the Villa Park Library will add some holiday glee by raffleing off a 2007 Cadillac CTS complements of Renick Cadillac. Raffle tickets are $100 each (only 1000 will be sold) for the chance to have your designated driver drive you home in your new 2007 Cadillac. Tickets to the New Year’s Bash and for the raffle are available at the Villa Park City Hall. For more information call (714) 998-1500.

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