On May 4th, the Santa Ana Public Library and the Santa Ana Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency will launch its Third Annual "State Of My Heart" exhibit. This year’s theme will focus on traditional dresses and rebozos (shawls) from the various states of Mexico.
Arts Orange County (Arts OC) and El Centro Cultural de Mexico will present “Día Del Niño”/“Day of the Child”, a featured event as part of Arts OC’s 28th Annual Imagination Celebration, a month–long county-wide festival of arts for families and children.
“Día Del Niño”/“Day of the Child”, a traditional Mexican holiday recognizes children, celebrates a child’s importance in society, and promotes their well–being. The day-long festival will take place Sunday, April 28, 2012 at Birch Park/Senior Center in Downtown Santa Ana.
The Santa Ana Public Library is pleased to present author JoAnn Petrie Carr for a discussion of her book Keeper of the Flame. Carr’s novel, is a fictionalized account of the answer to the perennial question “what was it like being married to an Apollo astronaut”, rich with her experience of what life was like as an insider in the heyday of the space program.
The Public Health Institute shared research and real-life examples in today’s webinar: Communities Creating Healthy, Active Environments. Dr. Brian Saelens from the University of Washington reported the most current research on active living, and Jeannie Jurado and Rachel Pickering reported on their work in Santa Ana, CA and Rochester, NY.
Built Environment Factors Related to Physical Activity
The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously at its March 18th meeting to extend the City’s Solar Permit Fee Waiver program for an additional two years.
Since the program began in 2008, the number of solar projects in Santa Ana has risen significantly. In 2012, 65 solar projects came online, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.