Missing a Farmer’s Market in Mission Viejo? We’re Getting One!

It will be owned and operated by Verge Hagopian, a former teacher at Mission Viejo High School. He’s driven by an interest in healthy eating, and as such, the 40-60 vendors participating will only be offering healthy food.  If you get thirsty while you’re there and want a soda, for-getta-boud it.  Hagopian says soda is unhealthy and you won’t find it sold there.

The farmer’s market will start in January 2012, every Friday morning next to the Mission Viejo Library.  The exact hours haven’t been announced yet, but I’ll post it here later.

For more details, read Peter Schelden’s online article about the new Farmer’s Market at the Mission Viejo Patch.

Animal Communicator to Speak at Event. Bring Your Questions!

The OC chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) is hosting speaker Frances W Greenspan, an animal communicator.   She speaks with animals both here and to those who have crossed over by tuning in telepathically to their spirit/higher self to ask questions and receive their answers.

She’ll be speaking on the death experience of animals, their afterlife, and how it compares to that of humans.

Frances has appeared on numerous pet related radio shows, in print and online magazines, and is author of the book “What Do Your Pets Want You to Know? My Story of Animal Communication”.

She’s also an artist, specializing in illustrations of animals.  She was recognized by Cat Fancy Magazine as one of the most gifted animal artists in the world.

Feel free to invite all your pet owner friends and everyone else who has an interest in this topic or near-death experiences to join us.

This is an ever-growing area of interest according to the producer of Fox LA News.  At OC IANDS’ meeting last month, they were there filming segments for a piece on near-death experiences.  It will be televised Monday, October 10th, 2011 during the 10pm news hour.  The story will also be on their website after it plays.

Q & A will follow her talk.  If you have questions that are not necessarily animal related, but concerning near-death or any spiritually transformative experience, you’re welcome to ask those as well.  Group members with first hand knowledge of these kinds of experiences may join in to help answer those questions.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to a no-host dinner beginning 4:20 pm at Mimi’s Café, 17231 17th St., Tustin, CA. The restaurant phone number is 714-544-5522.

We encourage a donation of $10 per person for our expenses, but no one is turned away.  RSVP at robinbarr1@cox.net.

OC IANDS meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA. Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park.  The first room you come to will be the classroom where we meet.  If you get lost, call Robin at 949-290-1949.

Hospice Manager to Talk About Experiences Pointing to Life After Death

The Life After Life Club in Laguna Woods will be featuring LaVon Switzer, MSW-LCSW, who will be speaking on communications with the deceased.

Through the years, Ms. Switzer, a Hospice Manager with an extensive background in the bereavement field, has witnessed and been privy to many remarkable experiences pointing to life beyond death.  In the hospice setting, dying patients see deceased loved ones beckoning them.

After the patient’s death, their loved ones begin having experiences that feel like communication from the deceased.  She will discuss this with an emphasis on the moving experiences had by the bereaved.

Ms. Switzer has a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University, and has for many years, managed large bereavement departments at hospices such as Vitas Innovative Hospice, Sharp Hospice Care, and Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department in San Diego.

She has lectured in the school of Social Work of San Diego State University and has spoken widely at conferences and symposia regarding working with the dying patient.

Date:   Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time:   9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Place:  Laguna Woods, Clubhouse 7 (directions below)
Admission:   $3 for non-members; free for members
For more information:  Call Elizabeth at (949) 707-1633

24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods CA 9263

Take the #5 Freeway SOUTH.
Take Lake Forest exit: turn RIGHT onto Lake Forest.
Go .3 miles and take LEFT onto Moulton.
You’ll cross Ridge Route Road and Santa Maria.
The next street is “Gate 12”
Turn  RIGHT onto Gate 12. (You’ve gone too far if you get to El Toro.)
You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right. We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.

Take the #5 Freeway NORTH.
Take the El Toro Exit. Turn LEFT onto El Toro.
Continue on El Toro to Moulton Parkway.
Turn RIGHT onto  Moulton Parkway.
The first stoplight is a street called “Gate 12.”
Turn LEFT onto Gate 12 street.
You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right.  We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.
















Take the #5 Freeway NORTH.


Take the El Toro Exit. Turn LEFT onto El Toro.


Continue on El Toro to Moulton Parkway.


Turn RIGHT onto  Moulton Parkway.


The first stoplight is a street called “Gate 12.”


Turn LEFT onto Gate 12 street.


You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right.  We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.

Audiophile/home entertainment consumer show in Irvine

$15 admission for one day, $35 for 3-day pass

June 3, 2011, 12 noon to 7pm
June 4, 2011, 10am to 6pm
June 5, 2011, 10am to 5pm


Disregard that the poster says the event is in Newport Beach.
Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA, Phone: 949-833-9999

(Across from John Wayne airport)

Boomers! Remember POP (Pacific Ocean Park)? Old Promotional Video

The background music and narrator’s voice are SO ’50s, and you’ll notice a few men were wearing suits and ties.  LOL. I own some super 8 film transferred to video of our family’s visit to POP circa 1961 or ’62. I remember the rollercoaster terrified me, I was screaming for it to stop. If you wanna have fun at an amusement park, just bring me along 🙂