Tustin tidbits – Orange County Register

Renovated City Council Chamber back in business

The City Council will hold its first meeting in the newly renovated chamber at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at 300 Centennial Way.  Closed to the public since January, the 3,200-square-foot room underwent a $465,000 upgrade that includes updated technology, a higher ceiling, improved wheelchair access  and energy-efficient lighting. In the interim, the council and the Planning Commission met at the community center next to the chamber.

“I’m honored to be the sitting mayor when we welcome our constituents to the beautiful new chamber,” Allan Bernstein said.

Mother’s Day luncheon

Get a head start on Mother’s Day at the Tustin Area Senior Center, which hosts a luncheon and fashion show for moms at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, at 200 South C St. Every mom will receive a flower. Clothing and accessories created by Shirley Holm. A quilt will be raffled off. Suggested donation: 60 and over, $3; under 60, $5. Information: 714-573-3340.

Looking for a place to volunteer?

If you want to volunteer but don’t know where or how, come to the Tustin Area Volunteer Fair for ideas. It takes place 3-5 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Zama Tea Patio, 434 El Camino Real. Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. Information: tustincommunityfoundation.org.

Teen Movie Night

It’s middle schoolers’ night out at Columbus Tustin Activity Center. Kids in grades 6 through 8 can drop in for a movie, popcorn and socializing in a safe environment from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 12 at 17522 Beneta Way. Tickets are $5. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Information: 714-573-3009.

Eat lots and lots of lobster

If it’s May it must be the Lobsterfest, presented annually by the Tustin Santa Ana Rotary Club. You have until Sunday, May 20, to make room for the all-you-can-eat festival offering tri tip, side dishes, dessert and, of course, lobster — 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Peppertree Park, 230 West First St. Live music,…

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