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Food for Thought Luncheon

Terry Headshot 2012.jpgWhy do some people achieve great success, despite hardships, while others crumble at the slightest sign of negativity? Award-winning Australian speaker Terry Hawkins is set to answer this and other questions at this year's Food for Thought luncheon, presented by the Garden Grove Community Foundation.

Ornaments on Sale for Christmas Tree

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Garden Grove residents and businesses have a chance to be a part of the city’s holiday cheer. Personalized, oversized ornaments that will be hung on the community’s festive, 24-foot tree are on sale now. The Christmas tree will be lit on December 3, 2013 at the 7th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, in Village Green park. The tree will illuminate the Village Green’s Clock Tower throughout the holiday season.

Jack O' Lantern Jamboree

JOJ 2011 1.jpgThe Garden Grove Community Services Department presents the 12th annual Jack O' Lantern Jamboree. The spooktacular event will take place at Atlantis Play Center on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Center is located at 13630 Atlantis Way, behind Garden Grove Park.

Firefighters Fill Boots for Charity

FTB_Header.pngGarden Grove firefighters are all fired up for the upcoming "Fill the Boot" annual charity effort to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Garden Grove firefighters will stand at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue in the Grove District, with boots in hand, seeking donations for the fight against neuromuscular disease.

Board of Appeals Candidates Needed

FINAL_LOGO.jpgThe City of Garden Grove is currently seeking candidates to serve as a non-compensated commissioner for the City's Administrative Board of Appeals. Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor, serve as advisors to the City Council, providing recommendations that become part of the City's decision-making process. Meetings are called on an "as-needed" basis.

Local News Icon to be Honored

At next Tuesday's Garden Grove City Council meeting, Jim Tortolano, founder owner, editor, and publisher of the former Garden Grove Journal, will be honored with a Community Spotlight for his retirement from the newspaper industry. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

Seniors Turn Winemakers for a Day

Winemaker Tour GG 2013.gifSeniors are invited to become a "Winemaker for a Day," an excursion presented by the Garden Grove H. Louis Lake Senior Center, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Seniors will enjoy wine tasting at California's oldest winery, Thomas Winery, and will bottle their own personalized wine. The comfortable, air-conditioned bus will depart from the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue, at 9:30 a.m.


ConcertNavyhome.jpgThe internationally acclaimed All-American Boys Chorus will present a "Concert for Veterans," benefiting the Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation (VWMAF), on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Avenue. The concert will salute all men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Seniors to Discover Hidden Secrets of Downtown San Diego

SeniorCenter_0_0.gifSeniors are invited to "Downtown San Diego Taste and Tour," an excursion presented by the Garden Grove H. Louis Lake Senior Center, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Seniors will have a unique opportunity to tour the Historic Heart of Downtown San Diego and learn what the city was like when it was founded in the late 1800's. A tour guide will bring the history and beauty of the town to light, and reveal the hidden secrets of the area.

Youth Volleyball League Hits GG

GG Sports & Recreation Center Logo.jpgCo-ed youth volleyball leagues are now forming for boys and girls 10 to 13 years of age. Games will be played on Saturdays, and weeknights as necessary, from October 6, through the end of November. Registration is now open and can be done either by mail, phone, or at the Recreation Office at City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


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