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A Night to Remember

SeniorCenter_0.gifSenior sweethearts are invited to an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing at the annual Sweetheart Dance. The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will host the romantic evening on Friday, February 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Senior Center's "Superbowl Party"

SeniorCenter_0.gifReady for some football? Seniors are invited to wear their favorite team attire for a day filled with activities, games, contests, and delicious appetizers at the "Superbowl Party," hosted by the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue. The event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

For more information, please call the H. Louis Lake Senior Center at (714) 741-5253.

Senior Center Hosts "PJ Party"

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will host a "PJ Party" on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue. Cost of admission is $5, pre-sale only.

Seniors are invited to wear their favorite pajamas for a fun day of live entertainment provided by "The Serenaders," dancing, and lunch.

For more information, please call the H. Louis Lake Senior Center at (714) 741-5253.

Red Cross Inspires War Refugee

pic.jpgLaura Nguyen's lifelong bond with the American Red Cross formed when she was a young child. In the spring of 1975, she and her family were forced to flee their war-torn homeland, South Vietnam, to the United States. One of the first acts of compassion they received upon arrival came courtesy of the American Red Cross. This left such a lasting impression on Laura Nguyen that she now works for the Red Cross as a registered nurse and Team Supervisor.

'State of the City' Annual Address

576.pngMayor Bruce A. Broadwater will welcome the New Year by reflecting on the past year's successes in the community and what lies ahead for Garden Grove at the annual State of the City Luncheon on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is hosted by the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort, located at 12021 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove.


logo_buyingardengrove.pngThis is the last week to turn in receipts for the City’s Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG)/Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce $500 cash giveaway. The deadline to turn in receipts to the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce office, 12866 Main Street, Suite 102, is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13. Winner’s name and winning ticket number will be posted on Monday, December 16 on the City of Garden Grove and Chamber of Commerce websites.

City Closures for End-of-Year Holidays

merry-christmas-happy-new-year-wallpaper.jpegIn observance of the end-of-year holidays, Garden Grove City Hall, the Municipal Service Center, and the Community Meeting Center will be closed beginning Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Winterfest Postponed to January 18

Winterfest-Postponed.pngThe City of Garden Grove’s Community Services Department regrets to announce the postponement of the annual Winterfest event at Garden Grove’s Atlantis Play Center. The event was scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The postponement is due to inclement weather.

December Zero Tolerance


With holiday celebrations in full force, the Garden Grove Police Department, along with CSP Project PATH, a countywide program focused on reducing alcohol and drug abuse, launch dual campaigns to keep roads safe from impaired drivers.

During the month of December, the Garden Grove Police Department will conduct six sobriety checkpoints, along with multiple saturation patrols, to identify and arrest alcohol-impaired drivers.


logo_buyingardengrove.pngThe biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday—goes “BiGG” by offering Garden Grove shoppers a chance to win some extra holiday cash. From Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 13, the City’s shop local program, Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG), and the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce will reward customers who make at least $50 in Garden Grove purchases, with a chance to win $500.


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