Across the Area

Family Resource Center opens for GGUSD

THE RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony Wednesday of the new Family Resource Center of the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD photo).

Garden Grove Unified School District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the district’s new Family Resource Center that will connect families to important community resources.  Board of Education members, district administrators, local elected officials, and leaders from area non-profit organizations attended the event.

The new Family Resource Center will provide an array of resources in areas like health care, homeless education assistance, immigration, legal advocacy, mental health counseling, and more.  It will be staffed by community liaison staff members who speak multiple languages and are trained on serving the district’s diverse student population.

Some of the community partners who will serve families by referrals and visiting office hours at the Family Resource Center, include Buena Clinton Family Resource Center, Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove, Casa de la Familia, Catholic Charities of Orange County, Lestonnac Free Clinic, the Mexican Consulate, Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, World Relief Garden Grove, and many others.

The Family Resource Center is located on the Mendenhall Campus, 13611 Clinton St. in Garden Grove, adjacent to the Assessment and Registration Center.

Classic rock and finals of “Voice” on Thursday

Get “The Answer” to classic rock at this Thursday’s free summer concert, starting at 7 p.m. This will be the last summer concert of the year at Eastgate Park, located at 12001 St. Mark St. (at the western end of Chapman Avenue).

THE ANSWER will perform on Thursday in Eastgate Park in Garden Grove.

At 6:30 p.m., it’s the finale of The Voice of Garden Grove 2017. Five students will compete for a chance to win a $1,000 prize, half of which goes to their school’s choir program. The five finalists are Mya Shimizu and Althessa Jones, from Garden Grove High School. Representing Pacifica High School are Caitlyn Luong, Ian Decock, and Sandra Zavala.

Various vendors will be selling food and beverages. For the safety and enjoyment of all, no canopies or golf carts are permitted in the park.

Concert goers who have the Garden Grove mobile app will receive a unique giveaway, while supplies last. In addition, giveaways for the city’s new image campaign, Garden Grove is Your Market, will also be handed out.

Abbey Road coming to Westminster

This week’s free concert in the Westminster Civic Center will feature the Beatles tribute band Abbey Road. With its “tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed its show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world.” The concert will take place on Thursday from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Sunken Gardens located at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

Concertgoers may bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the delicious food items sold by Island Hot dogs, Kala and Kona Ice food trucks. All concerts will include children’s activities and games.


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