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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2009


    National Night Out in Orange, the Renaissance comes to Greater Orange and Concerts in the Park

    Metro TALK
    A community service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/

    National Night Out in Orange on August 4th
    The City of Orange and the Orange Police Department will host the local 26th Annual National Night Out on August 4, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Target Center, 2191 N Tustin Ave in Orange.

    National Night Out is the communities chance to get to know their local police department, learn about local crime, and get information on drug and violence prevention in a fun family atmosphere. The thousands of local events generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs. The international event is designed to send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    In addition to free hourly drawings, the Orange event will include: police and fire vehicles on display; children’s fingerprinting; a martial arts demonstration by Hidden Tigers, refreshments and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. For more information contact the local Orange National Night Out co-coordinators: Brad Beyer 714-744-7327 and Michelle Micallef 714-744-7464.

    National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the nonprofit crime prevention National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin as an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts, Peskin felt that a high-profile, high-impact type of crime prevention event was needed nationally. At that time, he noted that in a typical ‘crime watch community’, only 5 to 7% of the residents were participating actively. Feeling that the percentage of participation was too low, he proposed a national program which would be coordinated by local crime prevention agencies and organizations, but that would involve entire communities at one time. The first National Night Out was introduced early in 1984 - with 400 communities in 23 states participating in National Night Out. Nationwide, 2.5 million Americans took part in 1984. The seed had been planted and participation has grown steadily. The 25th Annual National Night Out last August involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

    For more information, CLICK ON: National Night Out

    The Renaissance comes to Irvine Lake
    The “World Renaissance Faire” will take place at Irvine Lake on August 8 and 9th. Billed as “Renaissance by Day and Fantasy Faire at Night” the faire is a fundraiser for The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, True Innocence Equine Rescue (T.I.E.R.), and the Ambassadors of St. Peter Actors Guilde.

    The event will include jousting and archery and all types of old age games for the kids, plus the always interesting Renaissance merchants and food vendors. Running until 10 p.m. on Saturday August 8th, that evening will feature the “Glow Parade”. The festivities will be overseen by Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of England, France and Ireland, this year played by actress Tara Pool of the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Entertainment includes: electric guitar instrumentalists James Blues who blends elements of progressive rock, modern jazz and electric blues, with an infusion of ambient sounds; Z-Nova billed as a blues-rock and jazz fusion band; acrobatic Veronika "Kit" Petra performing her aerial skills, fire spinning, and of course her award winning hula during the Glow Parade; and Alysia Michelle James, a professional dancer, composer, artist and aerialist direct from Las Vegas.

    Tickets are tax deductable and are $15 at the door for adults or $13 online (see link below).

    For More Information CLICK ON:
    Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

    True Innocence Equine Rescue

    Ambassadors of St. Peter Actors

    For discount tickets and more information CLICK ON:
    World Renaissance Faire TICKETS

    Still time for Orange’s Concerts in the Park
    The City of Orange Community Services Department’s Concerts in the Park series still has weeks of free music in Hart Park left. So pack your picnic baskets and enjoy a free concert under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, but please leave pets at home. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and if you’d rather have someone else provide the food, the Kiwanis of Orange will be selling food at the concerts. All concerts are on Wednesday night 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Hart Park Bandstand, 701 S. Glassell Street in Orange.
    The scheduled bands are:
    July 29, Open Wide - Classic rock
    August 5, Crashdance - Top 40 dance favorites
    August 12, The Sam Morrison Band - southern classic rock
    August 19, The Hodads - 50's and 60's rock-n-roll
    August 26, Film at Eleven - Motown and R & B classics

    Metro TALK
    is a community service of ORANGE NET NEWS /O/N/N/

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