Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Buena Park Library's Activities for Children - Halloween and After School

On Tuesday, October 31st, the Buena Park Library is having a Halloween Celebration in its downstairs auditorium, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We are going to have some fun and games on Halloween Night and we are requesting all the children who attend to be IN COSTUME! We are planning games, crafts and a Costume Parade! So come ready to have a ghoulishly good time! For more information about this, please call the Library at (714) 826-4100 x126 in the Children's Area or go to our web page at www.buenapark.lib.ca.us.

Starting Wednesday, November 1st, we are having our annual "Krafts for Kids" event in November and December. It is a joint after-school FREE craft program with the Library and the Buena Park Recreation & Parks Department starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Library’s downstairs auditorium for six Wednesdays. The first program begins Wednesday, November 1st and runs through to December 13th, with no class on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. For more information about "Krafts for Kids," call the City at (714) 236-3860 or go to www.buenapark.com or call the Library at (714) 826-4100 x126 in the Children’s Area.

Friday, October 13, 2006

It is flu season again. Where do I get a flu shot?

Attention seniors 60 years of age and older. Receive free flu shots at the annual Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, November 6, 2006 at the Buena Park Senior Center, 8150 Knott Avenue in the Community Recreation Center. Flu Shots will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis or until serum runs out. Call the Senior Center at 1-714-236-3870 for additional information.

The County of Orange Office on Aging also has an updated schedule of additional flu clinics. Call the Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020 or 1-714-567-7500 or go on line with www.findaflushot.com to find a flu shot clinic near you.

A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu and avoid unnecessary complications or hospitalizations. However, there are additional preventive measures you can take to further reduce your chance of getting sick and spreading any respiratory illnesses to others: cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often with soap and water, try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoid close contact with those who are sick and if you get sick, stay home until you are better.