We might not have a tax deadline this week, but we can still get old paperwork in order, shredding sensitive documents bound for the trash.
Orange County’s Credit Union is hosting a shred and e-waste event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22 at its Santa Ana campus.
The event, held in honor of Earth Day, will give customers an opportunity to safely recycle unwanted documents and electronic waste while helping Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Patrons are invited to give donations and take a photo with CHOC’s mascot CHOCO Bear.
What’s accepted: Personal documents such as mail, old bank statements, paycheck stubs, credit cards. There is a limit of two banker boxes per person.
Electronic waste items such as cell phones, televisions, computers, printers, hard drives and other electronics can also be dropped off.
Address: 1721 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana
Garden show blooming at South Coast Plaza
An upcoming, four-day spectacle of flowers and plants will take over the Crate & Barrel/Macy’s Home Store wing at South Coast Plaza.
Hundreds of flower and plant displays will sprawl across three levels of the retail center for the 33rd Southern California Spring Garden Show between April 20-23. The centerpiece is a 25-foot-high floral creation featuring depictions of California animals and plants, all made with flowers and other natural materials.
The show will include outdoor living displays, 35 specialty vendors with collectible plants for sale, as well as nonprofits and horticultural organizations offering advice and information.
Not to be left out, the Jewel Court wing will have elaborately decorated mannequins and installations created by local floral artists.
Remix shop opens in Orange
The Junkluggers’ franchise in Orange has opened a Remix thrift store loaded with goods hauled from neighbors’ overstuffed garages.
The store, not far from the former Katella Grill and Century Stadium Theaters, already is open for business but will celebrate an official debut Saturday, April 22.
Junkluggers’ franchisee and Villa Park resident Joe Sandoval opted to sort his junk hauls, selecting the best of the best to resell in a shop that fronts his sorting facility.
Store manager Hanna Caruso said the company wants to keep reusable materials out of area landfills. Junkluggers offers free hauling estimates. Quotes, she said, can be made and junk hauled at the same time.
The shop has a few rooms displaying the usual thrift-store items such as clothing, kitchen wares and furniture.
A portion of proceeds from the junk hauls and Remix store go to Patriots and Paws, an Anaheim-based nonprofit that helps veterans, active military and reserves furnish their homes.
The Remix debut coincides Saturday with Earth Day. The shop will have food and vendors on site from 4-7 p.m.
Address: 1135 W. Katella Ave., Orange. Phone: 714-912-6584.
Joseph Bartorelli has joined Fuscoe Engineering in Irvine as its new geospatial program manager. (Courtesy of Fuscoe Engineering)
On the move
Joseph Bartorelli has joined Fuscoe Engineering in Irvine as its new geospatial program manager. He is responsible for the development and implementation of geospatial technology for all of Fuscoe’s engineering, mapping and survey staff.
Todd Staley, executive vice president of PIMCO in Newport Beach, was named to the board of directors at Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC). (Courtesy of PIMCO)
Todd Staley, executive vice president of PIMCO in Newport Beach, was named to the board of directors at Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC).
Nicole Suydam, president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, has been elected chair of the Association of California Goodwills. The trade association is made up of 13 Goodwill organizations in California and Southern Oregon.
Walk for Childhood Cancer is April 30
MaxLove Project’s annual Fork Childhood Cancer Walk for Kids is Sunday, April 30 at Tanaka Farms in Irvine.
The nonprofit is looking to double the attendance from its inaugural event in 2022. A new format also is being introduced this year, which includes chef-led culinary tastings and a 1.3-mile interactive walk.
Entry to the self-paced walk takes place from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are timed to give patrons enough time at each station.
Laura’s House luncheon is April 28
Laura’s House is hosting a fundraising luncheon Friday, April 28 at VEA Newport Beach.
Registration and reception is 10-11 a.m. with the luncheon and program from 11-2 p.m.
For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/3KAj30h
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