Coffee with cops
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Garden Grove Police Department is holding a “Join your neighbors Garden Grove officers for coffee and conversation” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Starbuck’s, 13992 Brookhurst St. in Garden Grove.

“Come in, relax, enjoy a cup and casual convo,” the department said.

Officers having been holding these events for some time. They call it “Building relationships one cup at a time.”

Open mic event
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Garden Grove Main Library is holding an Open Mic Event at 3 p.m. June 30 at the library, 11200 Stanford Ave. in Garden Grove.

The Library Writer’s Circle invites you to join writers for its first such event for spoken-word and acoustic-unplugged performers.

Presenters will have five minutes each. Content should suit a public library forum.

Register by visiting library, calling 714-530-0711, or emailing the library at

There will be a drawing for prizes.

Home improvement help
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm

The City of Garden Grove announces new funding for the Senior Home Improvement Grant Program beginning July 1, 2019. The grant program assists qualified low-income seniors above the age of 62 receive up to $5,000 to make home improvements. These grants do not need to be repaid to the city.

Acceptable exterior and interior home repairs include but are not limited to window replacement, interior and exterior painting, roof replacement, plumbing repairs, heater replacement, and handicap accessibility modifications.

Eligible residents must meet all program income and application requirements and show proof of residency. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis, however, grantees will be obligated to address any existing code violations prior to making approved repairs.

Information and applications for the Senior Home Improvement Grant Program are available online at or for pick up at the Community and Economic Development Department on the third floor of City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway.

For more information, call or email Timothy Throne at 714-741-5144 or

Holiday closure
Jul 4 all-day

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Garden Grove City Hall and the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

No street sweeping services will be provided on the holiday. Streets will be swept as scheduled on all other days. Also, trash pick-up will be delayed by one day.

For more information on street sweeping, call the Public Works Department at 714-741-5375.

Lunch at the library
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The library is also holding Lunch at the Library from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays from June 17 through July 26.

The lunches are for children 18 and younger. Children can enjoy a healthy meal and participate in various programs. This program is in partnership with the California State Library and the Garden Grove Unified School District.

The lunches will be held at the main library and at the Garden Grove Chapman Library, 9182 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove.

Church concert
Sep 22 all-day

Christ Cathedral organist David Ball presents a program of the most beloved organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries – from the flashy pedal work of Nicolaus Bruhns to the monumental Passacaglia of J. S. Bach.
The concert will feature performances by Dr. John A. Romeri, Dr. Ricardo Soto, and the Organ Scholars of Christ Cathedral. As a grand finale, three more keyboard instruments will take the stage with the Arboretum’s pipe organ for a spectacular performance of Bach’s rarely-performed Concerto for Four Unaccompanied Keyboard Instruments.
Christ Cathedral is at 12141 Lewis St. in Garden Grove.