Across the Area

“Winter” at the Village Green

SNOW SLIDES will be featured at the “Winter in the Grove” event Saturday at the Village Green park in Garden Grove (File photo).

The annual “Winter in the Grove” event will held on Saturday in the Village Green Park in Garden Grove.

It will feature “Snowtopia,” a frozen play area with 50 tons of snow on nine snow slides. Unlimited slides can be purchased for $5. You can pre-purchase slide tickets, at ggcity/org/winterinthegrove .

“Winter” will also have a holiday craft boutique, fun food (“chilly” dogs, hot cocoa, kettle corn and more), inflatables, crafts and entertainment, as well as a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Also featured will be the lighting of the city’s large Christmas tree.

The event is free and available to the public. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. The Village Green is located at Main and Euclid streets in downtown Garden Grove.

A grand re-opening in Westminster

WESTMINSTER LIBRARY will reopen on Dec. 13.

The Westminster Library will re-open to the public on Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.

Residents are invited to see the updated facility located at 8180 13th St. in Westminster (south of the Civic Center, and east of Beach Boulevard).

Kids are especially invited to meet Elephant and Piggie and take part in family storytime. The facility is part of the Orange County Public Library system.

Holiday sale and history together

The Garden Grove Historical Society will hold its “Holiday Sale” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4 at the Stanley Ranch and Museum, 12174 Euclid St. (south of Chapman Avenue) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Available for purchase will be a wide selection of gently used Christmas items and giftware. All proceeds will benefit Stanley Ranch Museum Restoration and Development.

Help Stanton to stay safe

The City of Stanton is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the city’s public safety committee. You must be a resident of Stanton and be available to attend meetimgs every three months (four times a year).

Members are appointed by the city council and act as a sliaison between the public and city council on matters related to public safety. Stanton contracts with the Orange County Fire Authority for fire and paramedic services and with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for police services.

The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon. Visit the city’s website at for the application form and more information.

Go fish … off Huntington Beach’s shores

As of Tuesday morning, angling for fish and shellfish off the Orange County coast from Seal Beach to San Onofre State Beach is again permitted. The closure was imposed on Oct. 9 in response to an oil spill from an underwater pipeline from an oil drilling platform off the coast of Huntington Beach.

It’s now considered safe to eat the seafood along that stretch of shoreline. For more information, go to .

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