Tuesday, May 31, 2005

California Carving Guild Display at the Buena Park Library District

Members of Orange County Chapter #2 of the California Carving Guild are displaying their wood carvings at the Buena Park Library District. Over 60 of their creations are on display in the lobby now through June 24, 2005. The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

The items on display have been created from familiar woods like basswood, walnut and pine, to more exotic woods like jelutong, a hardwood found in Indonesia and Malaysia. The carvings display a wide range of styles from the humorous caricatures of Ann Anton, to the stylized sting rays of Bill Bahret, and the amazingly, life-like birds of Richard Otsubo. Another noteworthy set of carvings by John Fleisher show the steps that turn a block of wood into a pike fish decoy. There are also fascinating pieces created from a single piece of wood such as Joyce Wofford’s "Chain Attached to a Ball in a Cage."

The skill levels displayed by the creators of the pieces range from the Novice, to the more skilled Expert and several of the carvers have brought sculptures representing their progress from Novice to Advanced to Expert Carver.

The California Carvers Guild is a statewide organization of woodcarvers. There are over 51 chapters statewide with over 900 active members. The California Carvers Guild was founded in 1974 and its primary aim is to promote and teach the art of carving. For more information about the California Carvers Guild, please call 714-530-7128. In the meantime, stop by the Library to be amazed at their handiwork.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Vendor Fairs at the Buena Park Library

The Volunteer Guild Bookstore and SLS Creative Business Solutions are co-sponsoring two vendor “faires” at the Buena Park Library. The first one is being held in the Library’s second floor Guild bookstore on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 7150 La Palma Ave, on La Palma between Knott and Western. The second will be outside on the grass at the “Wrap Event for Summer Reading” on Saturday, August 27th, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Volunteer Guild in their fundraising efforts to benefit the Library’s public programming and service needs.

Sales representatives and independent consultants for vendors Avon™, Becky and Betty, Celebrations by Lillian Vernon™, Cookie Lee Jewelry(R), Luxe & Co., Mary Kay(R) Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Smith Chiropractic, Tastefully Simple and Tupperware(R) and will be on hand to demonstrate their wares for early gift, graduation and holiday shopping. There will be free opportunity drawings available to those who attend, as well as gift certificates and take-away items.

SLS Creative Business Solutions has organized this event in support of the Volunteer Guild.

For more information about this event and other Guild Bookstore activities, please call 714-826-4100 x123.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Caregiver Conflict Resolution Workshop -- May 9th

Come join us to share new ideas and ways to help children (ages 0-5) effectively solve problems and get along with others.

KCET, the Buena Park Library District, and the Buena Park School District invite you to attend the A Place of Our Own: Caregiver Conflict Resolution Workshop to be held at the Buena Park Library on Monday, May 9th, 2005 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm. The admission is free and refreshments will be provided. (Please RSVP to Christie or Loretta 714-562-1621).

Conflict occurs naturally in a typical child's day. It helps children learn and grow. You will explore and learn ways to help children develop the skills they need to work through problems safely and effectively through simple activities and crafts.

You will receive an Activity Kit that includes:

  • A Place of Our Own video
  • Activity Cards
  • Children's storybook
  • Certificate and other resources

A Place of Our Own is a new daily talk show on KCET for parents, grandparents, neighbors and other adults who care for young children. The program is hosted by Debi Gutierrez, and provides you with valuable information and tips on how to raise smart, healthy and happy children.