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    Anaheim briefs: Community Dia de Los Muertos celebration planned
    • October 26, 2023

    A Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration is planned Nov. 3 at Pearson Park.

    From 5 to 9:30 p.m. there will be mariachis performing, crafts and altars for the community. Bring your own chair or blanket. There will also be food and vendors at the park.

    The evening is presented by the Anaheim Community Services Dept in benefit of the Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth).

    For more information call 714-765-5191

    Anaheim Reads celebrates community and reading

    Each year, the Anaheim Public Library hosts Anaheim Reads, a month-long celebration of reading.

    This year, the chosen book is “There, There,” a debut novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange. It is about a large cast of Native Americans and a month of activities are planned around the theme of exploring Native American culture and history.

    For children, companion books to read are “Waa’ake: The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun”  by Cindi Alvitre and “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard.

    There have been a number of activities and workshops held at the various library branches throughout the month, including making fry bread, book discussions, cooking lessons and basket weaving.

    A Native Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Founder’s Park on West Street.  For more information visit

    Halloween events today

    The Anaheim Family YMCA is presenting a night of trick-or-treating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 26, at its community complex, 1422 W. Broadway.

    There will be music, giveaways and fun! Families must register to attend. For more information, email Jasmin Ayon at [email protected].

    Also, experience Nightmare on Center Street at the weekly Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market today. Look for spooky vendors, trick or treating, and more from 11 a.m. to 3  p.m. at 435 W. Center Street Promenade.  For more information visit

    Haunted Anaheim is upon us

    Listen to stories of local hauntings presented by Darcy Staniforth Anderson, a scholar in American Studies at Cal State Fullerton and a tour docent for Haunted O.C., on Oct. 29 at the Anaheim Central Library.

    The 1:30 p.m. program is for all ages, but best for adults and teens. All Hallows’ Eve costumes are optional.

    For more information visit

    Halloween festival and parade this weekend

    The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade are Oct. 28 in downtown Anaheim.

    The Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 on the Center Street Promenade and will include an old-fashioned Halloween carnival, local artists, live music, magic shows, kiddie and doggie costume contests, float decorating, kids crafts and much more.

    The parade follows that night at 7 p.m. and will start at Broadway and Anaheim Boulevard and end at Broadway and Manchester Avenue.

    The fall festival is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

    Alzheimer’s OC plans workshop

    Alzheimer’s OC will present an in-person conservatorship workshop at the Anaheim Central Library on Oct. 27.

    The one-hour workshop will begin at noon in the Multipurpose Room.

    For a list of classes the organization offers, visit or call 844-373-4400.

    Anaheim Beautiful property awards

    Anaheim Beautiful is looking for nominations for honoring those in the city who have taken extra steps to make their property beautiful.

    Nominations are being accepted now through midnight Oct. 31. Properties will be adjudicated during November and announced in December.

    You can self-nominate your property or submit any residential or commercial property to be considered for an award with a photo and some basic contact.  For more information visit

    Andrea Manes shares with her neighbors events and news about the Anaheim community. If you have an event to share, contact her at [email protected] or 714-815-3885.

    ​ Orange County Register