Greater Orange HEADLINES in the News
Follow Greater Orange on TWITTER
TOP LOCAL ORANGE COUNTY NEWS STORIES on the WEB
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Orange PD to host National Nite Out
Metro TALK ______________
a community service of the Greater Orange Communities Organization
Orange will participate in the 25th Annual National Night Out
Tuesday August 25th the Orange Police Department will host the local celebration of National Night Out at the Orange Target parking lot. This years’ event will mark the 25th national anniversary of the annual event with the stated purpose to “strengthen our neighborhoods and enhance police-community partnerships”. The event highlights crime and drug prevention awareness and offers information on local anti-crime program and allows the community to get to better know the police officers who serve them. The event also serves as gathering place for community members to visit with fun family-oriented activities.
This year’s event will again feature police and fire equipment; children finger printing; free photographs with Mc Gruff the crime fighting mascot; and refreshments. The Hidden Tigers martial arts group will also be giving a free martial arts demonstration.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 5th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Orange Target parking lot at 2191 N. Tustin Street.
FREE for the whole family
Orange Library needs volunteers to ROAR at children
As part of a new program to promote early literacy and the joys of reading, the Orange Public Library is looking for volunteers to ROAR (Reach Out And Read) to children. In the ROAR Program, library volunteers will be trained to conduct “storytimes” and assist with children’s programs. Scheduling for volunteer hours will be flexible to accommodate all hours of library operation.
Volunteers are needed at all three of Orange’s public libraries – the Orange Public Library & History Center (Main Library) and the El Modena and Taft branch libraries. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and able to donate a minimum of 30 hours’ service over a one-year span. Each volunteer must fill out an application and must be fingerprinted and drug tested. This process takes a minimum of two weeks, and it is done at no cost to the potential volunteer.
Community organizations may also want to consider ROAR as a great service opportunity to encourage children in their education and enjoyment of reading.
Training will take place at the Orange Public Library & History Center, the short training sessions are scheduled for the following dates at the Main Library:
Reach Out And Read Training
Friday, August 15, 10:30 am
Saturday, August 23, 2:00 pm
For more information, please call the Children’s Services Division at the Orange Public Library & History Center, (714) 288-2420.
Metro TALK is a community service of the Greater Orange Communities Organization