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Members of the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club will host a special dedication ceremony for its Flags of Honor from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Eucalyptus Park to commemorate the Veteran’s Day weekend display. And the community is invited.

The brief ceremony includes the MCAS Tustin Young Marines performing the color guard and patriotic music performed by the Canyon High School Band, which will be followed by presentations from Third District Supervisor Don Wagner, U.S. Rep. Young Kim and Raine Broussard, a USAF veteran and member of the Anaheim VFW.

Flags of Honor is a signature event featuring more than 200 American flags on display that pays tribute to the bravery and the sacrifices of all veterans, as well as those currently serving in the military.

Sponsoring a flag offers the opportunity to recognize loved ones and pay tribute to their service and bravery, as well as first responders and others someone wants to honor. Flags include a personalized dedication attached.

For additional information or to sponsor a flag, visit anaheimhillsrotary.org. Please note there will be limited seating available, so those planning to attend are encouraged to bring along a chair.

Learn more about scouting

Boy Scout Troop 538 is planning an open house and ice cream social from 7 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Fellowship Hall at Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church. And all boys ages 11 and up, including boys in the fifth grade, are invited.

This fun event is an opportunity to learn more about the core of scouting, and to meet and interact with members of Troop 538.

Troop 538, which is a scout-led troop founded 48 years ago, fosters leadership opportunities, community involvement, fun group activities and adventurous outings such as campouts, backpacking and hikes, while teaching essential life-skills.

The troop meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall at Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to attend the open house and social, should RSVP or submit questions to troop538anaheimhills@gmail.com.

Visit the troop’s website at tinyurl.com/Troop538AnaheimHills for more information.

Help replenish blood supplies

The deacons from Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church are sponsoring a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the church Fellowship Hall. And the community is encouraged to participate.

This blood drive is being held in conjunction with the American Red Cross in response to the critical need to help replenish blood supplies. Appointments are available and may be scheduled online at redcrossblood.org. Enter the sponsor code Canyonhills and follow the link to schedule a time. All blood, platelet and plasma donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

This blood drive is being coordinated by Deacon Becky Wiens. If you have any questions, visit canyonhillspc.org or contact the church office at 714-637-7660.

Special storytimes planned

In celebration of Anaheim Public Library’s Anaheim Reads, the East Anaheim branch is offering an opportunity for families to listen to the storytelling of Turtlequakes, a California Native American legend, read aloud by Monica Ortez.

The storytime will be at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and there will also be craft making.

Then at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18, a special holiday family storytime is scheduled at the branch in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Patron are encouraged to wear their favorite fall-themed pajamas and enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Contact the branch at 714-765-3887.

Art at the East branch

Did you know that art classes with the Muckenthaler Cultural Center are currently available at the East Anaheim Branch?

The classes for families and kids are held at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Art classes for seniors are held at 11 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Classes are taught by Marsha Judd, an adjunct faculty member from Cal State Fullerton. There is no charge to attend. Call 714-765-3887 for more information.

Solve a mystery to help others

A murder mystery dinner event is planned for Nov. 17 in the Imperial Room at the Yorba Linda Community Center benefiting the Anaheim-based nonprofit Kherut organization. And the community is invited.

Join Yves Masquefa and his fundraising team for an evening of exceptional food and lots of fun, while helping the organization’s efforts to empower survivors of sex trafficking, domestic violence and sexual abuse who have aged out of the foster care system. The organization teaches life skills and job training, and enables survivors to gain the knowledge needed to lead productive, independent lives.

Cost to attend is $150 per person. Visit kherut.org for tickets and additional information.

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