Seniors can learn more about available health resources – Orange County Register

A resource and health fair for seniors is planned by the city for September.

The city’s Active Older Adult program will hold the expo Sept. 10 at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St.

Those approaching Medicare eligibility and those who are already qualified can talk to a wide variety of health care providers. Additionally, the event will offer information and resources for seniors in addition to health screenings, classroom demonstrations, entertainment, and opportunity drawings.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with aperitifs served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call 714-765-4511.

Play casino games to help others

Assistance League Anaheim is rolling the dice with a casino night later this month.

On August 26, from 7-11 p.m., the Helper League will be at the clubhouse of the Ebell Club of Anaheim, 226 N. Helena St., raising funds to support its community projects.

Tickets are $65 per person or $120 for two and include appetizers, casino play money and a chance to mingle with friends. Sponsorships are also available.

RSVP by August 19. For more information, see

Youth-focused Expo

A Youth Leadership Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 20.

John Nguyen from Anaheim helped organize the exhibit with the Youth Leadership group and there is plenty to see and do!

Non-profit and government organizations providing youth and family services will be exhibiting. The theme is Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

The expo starts at noon and you can register and find out more online at

Loara graduates plan to rally

A reunion event for Loara High’s Class of 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 graduates is in the works.

The alumni will meet at 7 p.m. on September 3 at the Yost Theater. The theme is prom formal.

Tickets cost between $100 and $120 and include catering by The Anaheim White House, a photo booth, entertainment by cover band No Duh and a DJ, alumni slideshows and more. The contact person is Shanna Lovette at

Learn and have fun at the library

The Anaheim Public Library system has a number of offerings this month.

Citizenship classes met at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays August 22 and 29 and are a free opportunity to improve English skills and prepare for the citizenship test.

And don’t miss the online series featuring best-selling authors and thought leaders. The program is a partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

At 6 p.m., August 22, there will be “Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper” and at 9 a.m., August 25, “How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact.”

There are also upcoming events for exploring wildlife habitat and designing with 3D pens, adult book clubs and more.

And, OC Zine Fest is coming September 10 to the Anaheim Central Library, 500 W. Broadway.

See for more information.

Keeping Anaheim Clean

For eight years, Green Bird has organized volunteers to help keep the Anaheim community clean.

The next cleanup is scheduled for 11 a.m. on August 27, meet at Strong Water Anaheim, 270 S Clementine St., then the group will deploy from there to clean up the neighborhood for an hour.

The next cleanup will be at 9 a.m. on September 17, meet at Eco-Now, 207 W. Center Street Promenade.

Bring your own garbage pail and Green Bird provides the rest. Children must bring their adults with them. For more information, contact and thank you!

Summer at the Muzeo

The Muzeo museum and cultural center is exhibiting “Same Game Different Smokers” in its Carnegie Galleries until August 28.

The exhibit explores the troubling relationship the tobacco industry has had with the black community for more than 400 years. This is a collection of announcements and stock footage.

Patterned Perspective runs through September and tickets are available at or at the museum box office. The exhibition showcases contemporary Nigerian art from the Ezenma Collection. Featured artists use culturally specific imagery with traditional Ankara fabrics and patterns and costumes.

The Muzeo, at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Use your old mattress

More than 50,000 mattresses are thrown away every day in the United States, but some mattress materials can be recycled or reused, including metals, foam fibers and wood.

Anaheim residents can bring unwanted mattresses and box springs to the Olinda Alpha Landfill in Brea for free mattress recycling. Mattresses cannot be covered or mixed with garbage or other waste.

For more information on free mattress recycling, visit

Andrea Manes shares Anaheim community events and news with neighbors. If you have an event to share, contact her at or 714-815-3885.

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