La Mirada Symphony Association Presents Third Concert of Season E-mail
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The La Mirada Symphony Association  invites you to attend the third concert of the "New Horizons"  (2011-2012  concert) concert Season on Saturday,  February 18, 2012 at 8 pm. (Free concert) All concerts are free and are  held at the La Mirada Theatre for Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada 90638

Musically travel with us to the dramatic landscape of Russia, with its vibrant people and rich traditions in "The Russians are Coming!" Musical selections will include

Festival Overture, Op. 96, Stravinsky-Suite from the Firebird (1919),  Tchaikovsky-Variations on a Rococo Theme, OP 33-featuring acclaimed  cellist  Kihae Kim DeFazio, and 1812 Overture, OP 49, Tchaikovsky.

Kihae Kim-DeFazio began her musical education at the age of four on piano. She began playing cello when she was eight years old. . She has been awarded Korea's highest prize for musical performance, the coveted Nan-Pa award. Since Ms. Kim's arrival to the United States, she has studied with some of the world's greatest cellist; Janos Starker, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Gabor Rejto. Since the completion of her studies, Ms. Kim has appeared as soloist in a variety of venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, the Cerritos Performing Arts Center and the Richard M. Nixon Birthplace and Library. Her audiences have encompassed school children, churches, concertgoers, and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Ms. Kim has more than 30 years of teaching experience and has served as a jury member for a variety of competitions and auditions. She is a coach for a variety of orchestras including the Southern California Youth Philharmonic and is a member of the Musical Arts Club, the SYMF, and the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).

Join us Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8 pm. (Free concert) All concerts are free and are  held at the La Mirada Theatre for Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada 90638

Your generous donations at the door will ensure a successful, ADMISSION FREE concert season.

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Splash! Water Slides to Open This Saturday E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 09:51

La Mirada~Enjoy the California sun in February at Buccaneer Bay's large slides, which will be open this Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost is $4.95 for unlimited use, and includes Recreational Swim from noon to 5 p.m. in the 25-yard pool. The slides are open for anyone 48 inches and over.

For more information, call (562) 902-3191 or visit

Museum Exhibit Honors Early Local Artist Through March E-mail
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La Habra~Visit the La Habra Historical Museum, 215 E. La Habra Blvd, La Habra and learn about Betty Lou Nichols , the local artist who operated her ceramics business in La Habra from 1945-1962.

She is associated mostly with the popular head vases of the late 1940s and 1950s, yet Nichols also made a variety of figurines and paintings as well.

The exhibit, The Life and Art of Betty Lou Nichols, opens January 7 and runs through March 31, 2012.

There is no charge for admission. The museum is open on Saturday from 12-4 p.m.

City Shopping Campaign Continues Through January 31st E-mail
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La Mirada~The holidays may be a distant memory, but the City of La Mirada's eligibility deadline for its holiday shopping program goes through January 31st.

For every $300 shoppers spend in La Mirada, they can redeem their receipts for a $5 voucher valid toward the purchase of Splash! and Theatre tickets or city recreation classes. Shoppers can redeem up to $1,500 in receipts for a maximum of $25 in vouchers.

This program encourages community members to shop La Mirada whenever possible, year-round, including gas and groceries, to help boost sales tax dollars -the city's single largest revenue source.

Take the Annual "Polar Bear Plunge" on New Years Day E-mail
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La Mirada~Looking for a way to revive, and be alert for your football parties on New Years Day, after a late New Year's Eve?

A New Year's tradition in La Mirada that has grown in popularity in recent years, the annual "Polar Bear Plunge" will take place  Sunday, January 1st from 2-4 p.m. at Splash! Regional Aquatics Center.

Be among the first in 2012 to plunge down the water slides of Buccaneer Bay into the chilly catch pool. Adventurers will receive a photo taken of the chilly endeavor.

This exciting adventure is available for $5 and is free for 2012 season pass holders. The heated 25 yard pool will be open for recreational swimming from 12-5 p.m. and is included with admission.

Hot chocolate, coffee and mocha's will also be available for purchase.

For more information, call Splash! at (562) 902-3191.


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