Central Orange County – Talk of the Town




Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be a featured reader at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival Oct. 5 at Orange Coast College. The family event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information www.kidsbookfestival.com



Learn about hearing aids and about the causes and effects of hearing loss at a workshop scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Orange coast Memorial Medical Center, 9920 Talbert Ave. Information 800-636-6742 ext. 4.



You can find everything you ever wanted to know about parking in Surf City by visiting www.surfcity-hb.org/visitors/parking/. The site offers information about parking locations and rules, as well as specific information about camp, downtown and event parking. There is also information about hours of operation and costs.



The city has announced that $500,000 is available in Irvine Educational Partnership grants for public school districts or nonprofit educational partners. The grants must go to health services for Irvine children in grades kindergarten through 12th. Applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop at 9 a.m. Monday at the Irvine Civic Center. Applications are available electronically at www.cityofirvine.org beginning Monday. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Oct. 30. Information 949-724-6670 or sdriscoll@ci.irvine.ca.us.



The city’s recreation department has openings for its pre-school program for children ages 4 and 5. The program operates from 1:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parent involvement is required. Information 562-4301073.



The city council’s recent approval of a 24 percent fee increase for an array of services will have a notable effect on Building Department costs. Officials said the increase protects the community from having to subsidize services used by a small number of people. The increase takes effect Nov. 8.



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The Santa Ana Black Historical Society will honor educator and musician Edward Cole Sr., during a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W. McFadden Ave.



The city will play host to a flu clinic for seniors at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Senior Center, 707 Electric Ave. Seniors must have Medicare Part B or an HMO/PPO to participate. Forms needed for the clinic can be picked up in the Recreation and Services Department. Information 562-431-2527 ext. 1306.


An artist reception for the Tustin Art League 2008 membership show is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the North Lounge of the Tustin Area Senior Center. Results and judging will be announced and awards given. The exhibition at the Tustin Senior Center Art Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday through Sept. 30.



The Villa Park Rotary Club will play host to its annual Oktoberfest fundraiser Oct. 2 at the Anaheim Hills Country Club, 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road in Anaheim. Information 714-998-5552.




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