Anaheim Hills briefs: Basketball and volleyball clinics coming up


The East Anaheim Community Center is offering basketball and volleyball youth sports clinics at Ronald Reagan Park.

The next basketball clinic runs from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17, sessions are 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays for kids 10 to 12 years old and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for kids 7 to 9 years old.

The next volleyball clinic also run Oct. 20 Nov. 17 with sessions on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., and from Oct. 22 through Nov. 19 on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids ages 10 to 14.

Pre-registration is required for each clinic, which limits participants to groups of 10 (eight children and two instructors) who are required to bring their own basketball or volleyball, and water bottle. Cost is $40 per clinic. All CDC safety guidelines will be followed.

Register at or call 714-765-3960 for more information.

Fundraiser to expand programs, like those in Anaheim

The recent 13th annual “Till and Ed’s Excellent Golf Adventure” charity tournament sponsored by clothing retailer Tillys was a huge success raising nearly $200,000 for the Tilly’s Life Center, which helps teens overcome serious problems in their daily lives and develop effective social and emotional competency skills.

The money raised will allow the nonprofit to expand its mission of helping teens reach their full potential and empowering them to overcome challenges such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety and school violence. The organizations various virtual and in-person programs offered throughout Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Diego focus on learning life skills, confidence building and inspiring compassion to attain their goals. Programs take a proactive approach using experimental learning, journal writing, and open discussions that foster effectively coping with crisis, adopting healthy habits and finding purpose.

Tilly’s Life Center has partnered with various local and corporate businesses, health agencies such as Children’s Hospital of Orange County and youth organizations, including Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim Youth), a nonprofit that works with high-risk teens in the city. The life center most recently offered an after-school program at Anaheim High School prior to the coronavirus pandemic that prevented an on-campus program this summer. The life center also sponsored a summer series last year in Anaheim for the Stand Up For Kids organization that works with homeless and at-risk youth.

For additional information about Tilly’s Life Center or its programs, visit

New Kiwanis leadership in place, awards given

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim recently held an installation of officers and directors for 2020-21 club year and awards banquet at the Santa Ana Elks Club with both in-person and Zoom participants attending in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Division 30 Lt. Gov. Ed Rairie promoted the 2019-20 board of directors and officers to past status after which District 30 Lt. Gov. Designate Kathy Kendrick installed the newly elected board members. Board members include: Will Cornell, Ken Crandall, Frank Garcia, Alfonso Gonzales, Dick Mosher, Linda Sheehan and Lester Tjelmeland. Officers installed were: Paul Bostwick, president; Dr. June Glenn, treasurer; and Shirley McCracken, secretary.

During the awards presentations, Dr. Ken Crandall received Kiwanian of the Year. Other award recipients were: Dr. June Glenn who received the William F. Marshall Administrative Services Award; Frank Barry received the Clifford C. Rothrock Youth Services Award; and Dr. Ken Crandall was also given the Eugene E. Rounds Community Services Award

Kiwanis, which is a global organization of volunteers, is dedicated to improving the world one community and one youth at a time. For additional information visit

Demonstrations planned for October

Libraries may be closed to public access, but there are several virtual programs for both kids and adults that provide entertainment and education.

Among the virtual programs offered this month in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month is one at 11:30 a.m. Friday presented by Chef Tony who demonstrates how to make delicious Chilaquiles. Live with the Crafty Chica is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct.  13 that includes a virtual visit with Latina artist, crafter, speaker and author Kathy Cano Murillo. There is also an embossed metal art program at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 that will share the history of the Mexican art form. You will also have a chance to make a beautiful “repujado” art piece by recycling soda cans and design, emboss and color your own creation.

Visit for additional information or call Canyon Hills Library at 714-765-6444.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. Reach her by phone (714-998-4604), fax (714-685-7933) or e-mail ([email protected]).

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