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More activities for “Art in the Park”

ART IN THE PARK has a second version in March at the Village Green park in Garden Grove (Tribune file photo).

The Second Annual Art in the Park community event will have additional activities added by the City of Garden Grove. The interactive art festival will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Green Park, Main and Euclid streets.

Activities added will include DIY (Do It Yourself) pop culture figurine painting, provided by ORD Arts and Crafts. Figurines available are popular superheroes and cartoon characters. Participants may take home their masterpieces.

Another new component is the Tree Art Contest, inviting local youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to draw or paint images of existing or future trees in the city. It’s part of the city’s ongoing Urban Forest Management Plan.

The Art in the Park is collaboration with the Garden Grove Unified School District and will showcase the GGUSD’s 42nd Annual First Impressions Student Art Exhibit in the Courtyard Center, 12732 Main St. Opening day is Saturday, March 7 at 9 a.m.

Read Across America at Golden View

Golden View Elementary in Huntington Beach will be celebrating Read Across America Day on Monday with 130 volunteers from Teacher Created Materials, a local educational publishing company.

Golden View is an open-concept, environmental science school with a 2.5-acre farm.

Throughout the day, activities will include:

  • literacy building;
  • farm enhancement;
  • garden beautification;
  • blacktop painting;
  • backpacks (all students will receive a free backpack filled with student and parent resources).

The event will take place between 8:45 and 11:45 a.m., with a special assembly at 9:35 a.m. The school is located at 17251 Golden View Lane. It’s part of the Ocean View School District, a K-8 system serving north Huntington Beach and portions of Fountain Valley, Westminster and Midway City.

Youth Artist Contest in Westminster

The Westminster Youth Committee is again sponsoring the annual Youth Art Contest in the first through 12th grades for students who live in or attend school in the city.

Students should submit art appropriate to their age group. It should be original and ready to hang or display. Included with entry should be name, address, e-mail address, phone number, school and grade.

Prizes will be awarded in each age category and winners will be featured on the cover of the city’s Fall 2020 Newsletter and Recreation Guide.

All entries will be displayed at the City of Westminster’s annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 4 in the Civic Center. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23.

For more information, call (714) 895-2860.



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