Events

    • The 2nd Annual Festival of the Hearts, presented by Laura's House and Tilly's Life Center, happening on May 11th, will gather local youth, parents and teachers for a youth education and empowerment day at Saddleback College. This event will educate attendees with the themes of healthy relationships, cyber safety, positive thinking and affirmations, safe dating, social media and bullying, substance abuse, and warning signs.

      The event will offer live music, educational workshops, interactive social activities, vendor and resource booths, breakfast and lunch, as well as giveaways. Tickets are $10.00 per person, and all attendees will receive raffle tickets, a swag bag and a 'Festival Insider' booklet with promotions and coupons offered by our sponsors and vendors. Registrationopens at 8:00am, and program begins promptly at 9:00am. Event includes free parking.

      Registrants paying by check can make checks payable to: Laura's House and send it c/o Laura's House, 999 Corporate Drive, Ste 225, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694.

      Students and their parents can reserve their spot by clicking HERE or visiting our teen website.

      Download the flyer HERE and feel free to share this information with the young people and/or parents you work with!

    • Mental health conditions are underdiagnosed and undertreated in older veterans. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, high rates of suicide and substance misuse are some of the difficulties our veterans commonly face.

      Stigma associated with receiving treatment for mental health conditions and fear of discrimination are often barriers to access and treatment. Diagnosis has typically been delayed in older veterans, which means some have been struggling for decades. Take care of your body and your mind by proactively finding veteran-friendly health services in your area.

      Explore community resources, enjoy art exhibits, and join a panel of local experts as they discuss current behavioral health trends in the veteran older adult population.

      Visit the Council on Aging, Southern Califonia website.

      Schedule · Wednesday, May 8, 2019
      1:30 PM - 1:45 PM:  Welcome and Overview - COASC
      1:45 PM - 2:15 PM:  Veteran & Older Adult Mental Health Awareness & Access - OC4Vets
      2:15 PM - 2:45 PM:  SAVE: The VA's Suicide Prevention & Assessment Testing - Los Angeles Vet Center
      2:45 PM - 3:15 PM:  PTSD Treatment Options & Efficacy - OC Health Care Agency
      3:15 PM - 3:30 PM:  Q & A Panel - moderated by Tierney Center

      Event Speakers:

      Kevin Alexander, DBH, LPCC
      OC Health Care Agency

      Eleni Hailemarjam, MD
      OC Health Care Agency

      Dustin Halliwell, LCSW
      Veterans Administration

      Patrick Thomson
      Tierney Center for Veteran Services

      Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

      OASIS Senior Center
      801 Narcissus Ave, Corona del Mar, California 92625

      For more information please call (714) 352-8820.

    • On September 8 at 7:30pm, the Pacific Symphony will perform a concert to celebrate and honor our veterans, active-duty service personnel and first responders at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Country music icon, Lee Greenwood, will be among the various tributes to our nation's heroes. This event is FREE to all veterans, active duty personnel and first responders and up to 3 of their family members.

      “Called "Hail to the Heroes," the concert will host about 1000 veterans, active duty personnel and first responders. The concert itself will feature patriotic music, including the anthems for each branch of the service. One piece will be conducted by 94 year-old Col. Arnald Gabriel, who served as the music director of the Air Force Band, the Air Force Symphony and the Singing Sergeants for more than 30 years. Before that, he was a machine-gunner and landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.”

      Help Bring a Vet! By adding a $25+ donation to your ticket purchase, you can help make it possible for veterans to attend this special tribute.

      FREE Tickets for Military! If YOU are a veteran or active member of the armed forces, we invite you to come as our guest! Please call (714) 755-5799 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to reserve your free tickets. Limit: 4 tickets per family. Additional tickets may be purchased for $20.

      Tickets are available by calling the Ticket Office at 714-755-5799 or CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE. For larger groups, buses may be available. To check into this possibility, please contact the Ticket Office directly.

    • Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A) and Boys & Girls Club are having an event! "The Day of the Child" is being held to honor children in the community. You and your family are invited to join us for a fun-filled day with food, music, bounce-houses, face-painting, as well as games! Free adminission!  

      There will also be multiple agency resource/booth participants from the community present. Members of the community will be able to obtain a better understanding of how these agencies can assist families in need.

      Where: Boys & Girls Club, 950 W Highland Street, Santa Ana CA 92703

      Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

      Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

      Download the flyer here (English and Spanish).

      If your organization would like to participate in this event, please download the Participant Form here.

    • Hoag Mental Health Center presents Together We Prevent Suicide Conference Series to raise awareness about suicide prevention and to reduce stigma. Please join us for a half-day conference that will be tailored for youth (ages 12-17) and their parents/caregivers. The conference will provide attendees with strategies to talk about suicide, mental health, mitigate risk and to learn about self-care activities that benefit the entire family.

      PROGRAM
      REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST: 8 - 8:30 A.M.
      PRESENTATION*: 8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

      Speakers include representatives from:

      • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Orange County (NAMI)
      • Newport Mesa Unified School District
      • Orange County Department of Education, Crisis Response Network (CRN)
      • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

      Resource Fair

      • Various non-profit community organizations with expertise focused on mental health and suicide prevention will be in attendance to provide resources.

      Boxed lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the program. *Spanish translation will be available.

      REGISTRATION

      • Registration is required for attendance. Please contact 949-764-6551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to complete your registration.
      • The attendance of both youth (ages 12-17) and their parent/caregiver is required.
      • There is no cost to attend the conference.
      • Conference is not intended for clinicians. If you are a clinician, please contact Hoag Mental Health Center at 949-764-5647 for information on upcoming professional trainings.
    • Presented by Shivani Hiralal, Yoga and Mindfulness Guide at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living. Please join us for this no-cost presentation! No registration is needed.

      - How to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

      - How to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

      - Using mindfulness to cope with stress and anxiety- How to ground yourself using mindfulness

      September 11, 2019 @ 7:00pm
      Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living
      307 Placentia Avenue
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Room: 109A

      Download the flyer HERE.

    • The Affordable Housing Clearinghouse invites you to the 2018 Orange County Comunity Reinvestment Act Discussion: “Housing & Healthcare: A Community Development Strategy”

      Join us for a discussion with experts on the impact of housing instability on healthcare. Speakers from the OCC, HUD, The Kennedy Commission and more.

      Ideal attendees include:

      • Financial Institution CRA Officers and CFOs
      • Non-Profits
      • Healthcare Service Providers
      • Funders
      • Affordable Housing Developers

      Wednesday, October 10, 2018
      9:00 AM – Noon
      Registration Begins at 8:30 AM

      Christ Cathedral
      13280 Chapman Avenue
      Garden Grove, CA 92840

      Access the flyer HERE. Register for this event HERE.

    • All veterans, including Saddleback College student vets, active duty personnel, and military family members, are invite to attend and connect with resources that will assist them in achieving their goals!

      Join over 70 veteran serving organizations and agencies to connect with resources and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill. The welcome starts at 10am with complimentary donuts and coffee while free BBQ will be served at 11:30 as well. Connect and succeed!

      Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:00am

      Saddleback College
      28000 Marguerite Parkway
      Mission Viejo, CA 92692

       

    • Now in its 17th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA. The month-long, high-energy event features a host of free, family-fun entertainment including more than 100 activities and performances ranging from face painting and arts and crafts to karate demonstrations, live dance and singing performances, animal shows, and much more.

      Among the many featured activities at this year’s Festival are:

      • LEGO: Every Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Free mini LEGO build activities.
      • Coffee, Tea, Mommy & Me: Each Friday in September at 11:00 a.m. – Free educational presentations about home safety, vehicle seat safety, nutrition, water and safety, followed by arts and crafts or music. Coffee and tea hosted by Corner Bakery.
      • Dance: Each Saturday and Sunday, various times – Ballet, Hip-Hop, Classical Korean, Chinese, Flamenco, Irish, Hawaiian, Contemporary, and more.
      • Arts & Crafts: Every Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Free crafts for kids courtesy of: Art4Kids, Child Creativity Lab, and Paint For A Purpose.
      • CanstructionOC: CanstructionOC returns to the Festival with nine extraordinary sculptures made entirely of canned food items. Designed and constructed by several local companies, the sculptures are disassembled at the close of the festival and more than 56,000 cans of food are donated to the Orange County Food Bank to help feed the county’s estimated 350,000 people of all ages, who struggle with hunger each day.

      Admission if free, so is parking! This even is suitable for all ages. For questions or further information, please call (800) 782-8888.

      Please join us and over 70 other organizations every weekend in September from 12-4pm at South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) to help us celebrate National Child Awareness Month and Festival of Children!

    • Now in its 18th year, Festival of Children® returns this September to South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA. This month-long celebration of childhood showcases more than 75 children’s charities that offer support, services and volunteer opportunities to the community, raising awareness of their important work.

      At the same time, Festival of Children® offers children and families free access to a host of free, family-fun entertainment including more than 100 activities and performances ranging from face painting and arts and crafts to karate demonstrations, live dance and singing performances, skateboard building, wildlife appearances, singing, and more!

      Admission if free, so is parking! This even is suitable for all ages. For questions or further information, please call (800) 782-8888.

      Each year 2 million people have been exposed to children’s charities through Festival of Children®, while charities have raised awareness of their work, interacted with families of potential clients, found volunteers, and even discovered donors. Eagerly anticipated in the community every year, Festival of Children® brings the magic of childhood to all of us again.

      Please join us and over 75 other organizations every weekend in September from 12-4pm at South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) to help us celebrate National Child Awareness Month and Festival of Children!

    • Join us in celebrating the power literacy and learning! The goal of the event is to raise awareness about literacy in Orange County, and to connect adults and families with literacy services and other resources. This year we will celebrating the power literacy and learning can have in changing and uplifting lives.This is a free event and all ages welcome!

      • guest speakers
      • community resources
      • fun reading programs
      • children’s performers
      • children’s crafts, face painting and more!

      June 8th, 2019
      11:00am- 4:00pm
      Tustin Library
      345 E. Main Street
      Tustin, CA 92780

      Special guest speaker, Michael Gaulden, author of My Way Home.  Book signing to follow. Free book to adult participants while supplies last!

      For more information contact OC READ at (714) 566-3070 or visit www.readoc.org. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER.

      OC READ/OC Public Libraries would like to invite your organization to take part in this Literacy Festival. Please CLICK HERE for the exhibitor information and registration packet. If you have any questions, please call us at 714-566-3070. We look forward to working with you!

    • Please accept this invitation to join the 2018 National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7!
      National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening where communities across America come together to take a stand against crime and drugs while building and maintaining a positive and supportive relationship between the community and its police department.

      Please join the men and women of the Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Cypress Police Departments, in addition to the OC Sheriff’s Department, to reaffirm and develop the relationships we have created between our local police departments, county organizations, and fellow community members.

      This is a FREE MARKETING VENUE for you and your business. It is a positive way to promote yourself, and the services you provide, to our local community. Our NNO focuses primarily on safety and preparedness, therefore, only those organizations that blend into this category will be authorized to sell their various wares.

      All other organizations are welcome to promote their businesses with swag, handouts, games, flyers, certificates, etc., as long as no monetary transactions take place.

      To register for the event, please complete the on-line registration form, click HERE. Registration cut-off date is Tuesday, July 31. To download the flyer, please click HERE and FAQs HERE.

      To inspire visits to your booth, we will be utilizing a site map denoting vendor locations. Guests will be encouraged to have each booth place a mark by their respective location on the map before they enter a raffle. Please have a unique signature or small stamp available to mark the maps when presented. Additionally, we are seeking ‘prize’ donations to incentivize guest participation in the raffle.

      Also, the City of Westminster, along with their Police Department, will be holding an event at their Target located at the Westminster Mall on August 7. For additional information, please contact Ellen Lopez, of the Westminster Police Department, at 714 548-3211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • The 2019 G3X Conference for the Social Sector will take place on August 8-15 at Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics. G3X stands for “Growing Exciting, Excellent Exempt Organizations.”

      This year the conference has expanded to include pre-conference trainings including grant writing, board development and a CEO Accelerator for prospective social impact CEOs. The conference itself, according to Director Zoot Velasco, is a “TED-style conference for the social sector with internationally-known masters of innovation. We have speakers from as far away as Jordan and Mars!”

      The conference theme of innovation includes days focused on technology, programs and leadership. Keynote speakers include Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, Francis Phillips, co-author of the bestselling Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, and emmy-winning Stephanie L. Smith, Social Media Director for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA and the Mars Curiosity rover.

      Find out more at the CSU Fullteron webesite: https://business.fullerton.edu/Center/GianneschiNonprofitResearch/g3x-conference

      You can also read the press release HERE.

    • Meet, sit down and interview with Nationally Known employers at The Orange County Career Fair & Premiere Sales & Professional Job Fair. Professional Dress is required at this event (suit & tie or business attire) Bring plenty of resumes.

      Tuesday - June 4, 2019
      11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

      Atrium Hotel- Irvine / Orange County
      18700 MacArthur Blvd
      Irvine, Ca 92612

      *Free Attendance at the Orange County Job Fair for All JobSeekers - Open to all candidates! REGISTER HERE!  *Come with your Eventbrite Orange County Job Fair ticket for 1st admission into the career fair. 

      Benefit packages vary by the company at This Orange County Career Fair, Job Fair and Hiring Event. All include a combination of the following :

      Corporate Benefits Packages:

      • Salaried Positions
      • Base Salary + Positions
      • Bonuses
      • Commission
      • Car or Car Allowance
      • Cell/Laptop
      • Full Medical/Dental/Vision
      • Life Insurance
      • Paid Holidays
      • Expense Account
      • Complete Corporate Training
      • College Tuition Reimbursement
      • Management Training
      • Rapid Career Advancement

      **Be prepared to interview with hiring managers and recruiters at this special Orange County Career Fair and Hiring Event, Professional Dress (suit & tie or business suit) required. Bring plenty of resumes.

    • The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational equity and excellence for the approximately 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness each year.

      Our 2018 national conference theme is All Together Now, a theme that reinforces our collective, unified strength in helping those children and youth among us stay on their educational path out of homelessness, will be held October 27-30 in Anaheim, California.

      The exceptional learning experiences at the NAEHCY Annual Conference are made possible by the innovative and unique sessions submitted by professionals like you. Don’t miss your opportunity to provide yourself and your peers education that supports your career and organization..

      Each year NAEHCY brings together those who, on a daily basis, work closely with homeless children and youth. Through a series of keynote addresses, breakout sessions, valued exhibitors, and networking opportunities, the NAEHCY conference is the only conference of its kind and boasts an attendance of more than 1,300 professionals

      For further information and to view 2018 NAEHCY conference participation opportunities click HERE.  To download the flyer, please click HERE.

    • As we approach the Dr. Martin Luther King's Holiday, it's time to ask ourselves...
      Are we living out his dream?
      Are we working together towards the dream?
      How can we teach the next generation to pursue the dream?
      Come together with influential city and county leaders, law enforcement, educators, artists, local churches, non-profit organizers, entrepreneurs and community members and be a part of this crucial conversation.

      Please join us.Monday, January 21, 2019 

      7:30 am - 9:30 am
      Phillips Hall Theatre
      1454-1592 North Bristol Street
      Santa Ana, CA 92706

      Click HERE to register for this event. 

    • Are you looking for a job? Are you tired of sending resumes left and right and never getting an answer? If you are, dress in your best professional clothes, bring resumes and visit our Anaheim Career Fairs.

      You will have the opportunity to meet top-employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who actually make the hiring decisions. You will save a lot of time since there will be no need to craft a customized personal statement for each company you visit: You’ll be able to tell them why you wish to work for them, and you’ll have the chance to sell yourself.

      TUE, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

      11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

      Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
      616 W Convention Way
      Anaheim, California 92802

      Our employers send their managers to carry out onsite interviews. Don’t wait for someone to call you for an interview. Sign up for our next career fair and give off a first impression that makes a lasting career.

      Why You Should Attend Anaheim Career Fair

      Career fairs provide a rare opportunity to meet many employers and company representatives in one place. So you will be able to have many short interviews with members of HR teams and submit your resume. You can also make some inquiries about their standard online recruitment procedures and interviews. Hence, you can gain an advantage over those who have not attended the job fair. Remember that many of the people you will interact with may be very difficult to see when they return to their corporate offices.

      Interacting with potential employers can help you to get quick feedback on your resume. You will know whether your desired job position is in high demand by the companies you want to work for and your ability to meet the basic requirements for the position. The actual qualifications required for the job will be provided by these employers. This includes factors such as work experience, minimum educational qualification, and average salary offered. Bear in mind that to obtain adequate information about a potential job position, you will need to ask short and direct questions, in a friendly manner. This will help you to cover as many employers as possible within a short time.

      A career fair helps you to stay abreast of the new trends in recruitment in your field. Through interaction with many employers, you will discover that some requirements are repeated by most companies. For instance, you may discover that many company representatives request for competence in a particular software application, or proficiency with a new technology. Consequently, you will know the new skills to acquire to beat other job candidates and get your dream job.

      Those are some of the vital benefits of attending job fairs. Remember that to get the best out of these career fairs, you should be adequately prepared, arrive early, have as many interviews as you can, and distribute many copies of your resume.

    • Are you ready to interview with hundreds of employers? Job Fair Pro is hosting another job fair in Anaheim. Get dressed up and sharpen up your resume. Once you arrive, you will check in to the event letting employers know that you are here. Then You will visit all the employers and see what they are offering; this allows you to try and see yourself in that role and ask plenty of questions. If you are a match for the job and look the part, you could get hired on the spot.

      Job Fair Prohas teamed up with Best Hire Career Fairsto bring you the best Job Fairs and Career Fairs in the country. Please join us on October 24, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites. 

      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE!

      Holiday Inn & Suites Anaheim - Fullerton
      2932 Nutwood Avenue
      Fullerton CA 92831

      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Why you should attend our Anaheim Job Fairs

      Open the doors of opportunity when you meet and interview with the top hiring companies in Anaheim. This career fair will allow you to learn about the businesses that are hiring and what their hiring needs are. Tired of sending your resume over the web to get no responses back? Put a face with a name and make a great first impression. Register today, and you could get hired live at our next career fair in Anaheim.

       Industries that hire at our Anaheim Job Fairs

      Accommodations, Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace, Agriculture & Agribusiness, Air Transportation, Apparel & Accessories, Auto, Banking, Beauty & Cosmetics, Biotechnology, Chemical, Communications, Computer, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Education, Electronics, Employment, Energy, Entertainment & Recreation, Fashion, Financial Services, Fine Arts, Food & Beverage, Green Technology, Health, Information, Information Technology, Insurance, Journalism & News, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Media & Broadcasting, Medical Devices & Supplies, Motion Pictures & Video, Music, Pharmaceutical, Public Administration, Public Relations, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Service, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation, Travel, Utilities, Video Game, Web Services

       Benefit packages offered by employers

      • Salaried Positions
      • Base Salary + Positions
      • Bonuses
      • Commission
      • Life Insurance
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid Company Training
      • Management Training
      • Rapid Career Advancement

      Be prepared to interview with hiring managers and recruiters from the top hiring companies in Anaheim. Dress to impress and bring plenty of resumes. Free for all Job Seekers.

    • Orange County’s Imagination Celebration, a gargantuan annual spring festival that celebrates the arts throughout Orange County and emphasizes the creativity of kids, is celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2019 – a remarkable testament to the vision and passion of people who believe that art makes a crucial difference in the lives of the county’s children and teens.

      This year’s Imagination Celebration will last well over a month and features more than 100 events, most of them free, in 29 Orange County communities.

      While it’s hard to fault the organizers of Imagination Celebration and other community-level arts programs for children and teens, such huge endeavors could be seen as an indication of the shrinking role of K-12 education in the arts. How much do we value arts education if we leave it to well-meaning but often cash-strapped volunteers to provide it?

      To read the full article and get further information about the event, please click HERE.

      1,000 Pieces of Art Exhibition
      WHEN: May 1 – May 19
      WHERE: South Coast Plaza, Crate & Barrel Wing, Costa Mesa
      TICKETS: Free

    • Are you new to using computers? Don’t know where to start? Join us for an 8 week basic introductory computer class for adults!

      Throughout the course you will learn how:

      • to power a computer on and off
      • to identify basic computer components
      • proper keyboard placement
      • introductory typing skills
      • basic internet navigation

      This class is designed for adults ages 50+.

      When: Tuesday’s
      Dates: May 7th, May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, and June 25th.
      Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
      Location: Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living
      307 Placentia Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663
      FREE
      *Space is limited*
      Please call to register at (949) 764-6551.  Download the flyer in English HERE... descarga el folleto en español AQUÍ.

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