Across the Area

Eggs, barn sale, art and more

THE EASTER BUNNY at the Eggscavation at Garden Grove Park on Saturday (OC Tribune photo).

The annual Eggscavation was virtual this year in Garden Grove. Visitors drove along a path in Garden Grove Park (in front of Atlantis Play Center) for goodie bags and a close – but socially distanced – encounter with the Easter Bunny, along with a photo op with the legendary critter.

It was organized and conducted by city’s Community Services Department.

Ah, but the egg fun is not over. A Virtual Egg Hunt is underway, sponsored by the Westminster Community Services and Recreation Center. Kids who attend elementary school, middle/intermediate school and high school can explore the website and look for hidden virtual eggs. The prize is a chance to win a $25 In-N-Out gift card. One random winner will be chosen from each level. The deadline is April 5.

The website is www.westminster-ca.gov/virtual-egg-hunt .

Kelly O’Brien of Huntington Beach has been named to the dean’s list at Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for the fall 2020 semester.

Another of the popular Barn & Book Sale events conducted by the Garden Grove Historical Society will be held April 22, 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 12174 Euclid St. in Garden Grove.

Items available for sale will include books (hardcover and paperback), magazines, records, CDs, DVDs, audiotapes, jewelry, collectibles, toys, hobby items, crafts, sewing, fabric, small appliances, housewares, clothing, furniture and more.

All proceeds will benefit the Stanley Ranch Museum restoration and development. For more information, call (714) 530-8871.

“The World in Our Backyard” is the theme of an art exhibit to be held on Saturday, May 22 at Stanton Central Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will celebrate artists in the community. The award ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m.

Register at: bit.ly/StantonRec .

GABRIELA MAFI

Gabriela Mafi, superintendent of the Garden Grove Unified School District, will be the featured speaker at the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce’s Government Committee meeting on Friday, April 9, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The meeting will be held on Zoom. For more information, call (714) 638-7950.

The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

Submissions are being accepted for the Congressional Art Competition for the 48th District, represented by Michelle Steel (R-Huntington Beach). The theme for this year is “Coastal Heroes.” The competition is open to all high school students living in the district. Artwork must be sent digitally to Nicole.Bublik@mail.hose.gov by May 3. Students are also asked to submit their artwork to Rep. Steel’s district office at 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 570, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.

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