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Anaheim Beautiful recently announced its 2020 honorees for its Art in Public Places program.

The honors were unveiled in a video presentation during an Anaheim City Council meeting. They are:

Julie Mayer Award: JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort

Impact Award: Muzeo sculpture by artist Chance O’Neil, which was commission by the Anaheim Community and Economic Development Department

Campus Beautiful Award: Loara High School art students’ 1,000 butterflies exhibit

Additional awards went to the North Net Training Center’s tower mural honoring 911 Heroes; “Vigilance,” the bronze K-9 memorial sculpture at Olive Hills Park; the Love mural by Vineyard Anaheim Church at the downtown Anaheim parking Structure.

Honorable mentions went to 18 Folds Restaurant for its floating heart lantern exhibit and STC Gardenwalk for its ceiling and wall murals.

Learn more about the winners and see a gallary of photos at anaheimbeautiful.org/aipp.

Also, the nomination period for Anaheim Beautiful’s holiday lights contest opens on Dec. 1. It is open to residences and businesses. The nomination period ends Dec. 15.

For more information and to enter, email contact@anaheimbeautiful.org or visit  anaheimbeautiful.org.

Learn more with the Rotary

Rotary Club of Anaheim hosts speakers weekly and invites participation, the club’s secretary said.

Upcoming speakers include Nicole Southern on financial planning on Nov. 30, and Jay Burress, president and CEO of Visit Anaheim, on Dec. 14.

For more information contact Barbara at basia140@roadrunner.com

COVID testing available in Anaheim

Testing for the coronavirus is available at a large county-organized site at the Anaheim Convention Center, as well as site recently opened at Anaheim City Hall.

Testing done in a drive-thru is offered from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Convention Center.

The same group, 360 Clinic, is handling the testing at City Hall. Walk-up testing with an appointment is available at the kiosk set up near the front lawn on Anaheim Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and some Fridays. You can park for free in the Chrysalis parking lot off Mito Way.

For more information about either site, call 800-446-8888, and links for making appointments can be found online at anaheim.net/5652/Testing.

Latino Health Access, a nonprofit that has partnered with city and county officials to help address the higher rates of coronavirus seen in Anaheim, is also offering testing sites. More information is available on the city’s website or call 714-805-7838.

Free meals for all children

Any child, 18 years old or younger, can go to any Anaheim Elementary School District or Anaheim Union High School District site (except the Sunkist, Roosevelt, Walker, Gilbert/Trident, Hope or Oxford campuses) and pick up breakfast and lunch at no cost.

If a parent/guardian is picking up a meal for their child without the child being present, one of the following must be provided: Student ID card or number, School Enrollment Letter or any other official document showing proof of child.

A number of organizations continue to provide food pantries and can help the entire family. Here are a few other sources:

  • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday, Vineyard Anaheim at 5300 E. La Palma Ave.
  • 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. on Thursdays, Buena Park Senior Center at 8150 Knott Ave
  • 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays (for those 60 and older) Fullerton Community Center at 6340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
  • 5 to 8 a.m. first and third Saturday, Serve The People in Santa Ana at 1206 E. 17th St.

For more sites, visit 211oc.org online or call 211.  You can also apply for CalFresh food assistance by visiting getcalfresh.org/en/s/shfboc

Art+Jazz at the Muzeo

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is keeping busy with online learning experiences for the community.

At 1 p.m. on Nov. 28, it will be offering a Zoom event, Art+Jazz, with a live jazz performance and a discussion of art featuring legendary jazz artist Elena Gilliam. The event is free to watch, find links at muzeo.org. For more information call Carol Latham at 714-956-8936.

Also, William Camargo’s “Origins & Displacements” is an outdoor installation that will be on display at the Muzeo until Dec. 31.

Libraries are open

The Anaheim Public Libraries system has opened three branches in a safe environment for Anaheim citizens: Central Library, Canyon Hills branch and Haskett branch.

Masks are required and social distancing signs will be prominent inside and outside the libraries, along with 6-feet queue markers at entrance and service desks and much more.

  • Central Library: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays
  • Canyon Hills: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays
  • Hasket: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays

Those branches also offer curbside pick-up of books, as do the Euclid and Sunkist branches.

For more current information, call the library at 714-765-1880.  Of course, virtual programs are still available.

Andrea Manes shares with her neighbors events and news about the Anaheim community. If you have an event to share, contact her at andreadeemanes@gmail.com or 714-815-3885.

This post first appeared on ocregister.com

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