Take a chance at stand-up comedy night – Orange County Register

Stand-Up Tuesday, a new stand-up comedy series, is coming to the Chance Theater.

The November 29 event is presented by Prayer Dudz in association with the Chance Theater and hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence, an Emmy-nominated actor and comedian best known for portraying Big Mike on the NBC hit series Chuck to play.

The evening will also feature headliner Trenton Davis and comedians Laura Hayden and Kurt Swann.

Join the new “Happy Hour” in the Heating Lobby one hour before the performance at 7:30pm. Tickets are $39 per person. Call 888-455-4212 or visit ChanceTheater.com for tickets or additional information.

Worship and Gratitude with Canyon Hills Presbyterian

A Thanksgiving service is scheduled for November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church. And the community is invited.

This special inspirational service of thanksgiving offers all believers an opportunity for praise, reflection and thanksgiving. Godsend, the church’s contemporary Christian rock band, will provide the music.

A supply of canned and dried goods is being collected for the Orange County Rescue Mission to help feed the hungry during the Thanksgiving season.

For more information, visit the church’s website, canyonhillspc.org, or contact the church office at 714-637-7660.

Hill’s resident shows her iron will

Mary Byrne is an Ironman. The Hills resident, who recently competed in the Ironman California triathlon event in Sacramento along with 4,000 registered athletes, crossed the finish line within the 17-hour time limit and made it an Ironman.

The triathlon included a 2.4-mile swim in the American and Sacramento rivers; a 112-mile bike ride through Delta farmland and a 26.2-mile loop on bike paths and city streets, culminating near the Capital Building.

Although Byrne had been training for the past year and a half to build up the strength and endurance needed for such a feat, she was tested during sustained 20mph winds, which included 40mph gusts along the bike course.

Byrne, who competed against 72 women in the 55-59 age group, has long been an advocate for health and fitness. 10 years ago she attended a fitness boot camp. In the last five years she has also become a serious runner and has competed in several half marathons.

Her goal was to compete in an Olympic triathlon, which is a quarter of the distance of a full Ironman, but she needed to perfect her swimming skills to do so. As a result, she joined the Newport Beach triathlon group, Fearless Endurance, which met weekly to swim in the ocean and local coves and learn breathing techniques needed for longer distances. The group also trained on various cycling and hiking trails to build endurance.

After completing the shorter distance, she joined her other teammates to sign up for longer races that took her to the recent Ironman event.

The Ironman California competition may be one of the most physically challenging activities Byrne has ever done, but the support of family and friends throughout the event and having her name announced as she crossed the finish line made it one of the most rewarding. Byrne is on board to compete in multiple half Ironman events in 2023. Congratulations!

Sing along to Handel’s Messiah

The 18th annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along is scheduled for November 27 in the East Room of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum with concerts at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. And the community is encouraged to participate.

Sponsored by the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Foundation, this event invites the audience to sing along to some well-known and popular choirs, including the Hallelujah Chorus. Participants are encouraged to dress in 18th-century baroque costumes. A limited number of musical scores are also available to borrow.

The doors open half an hour before each concert. Participation is free, but donations are welcome. Parking will be free.

For more information, contact the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance at 714-349-2581 or visit www.messiahsing.org.

support in Anaheim

Members of the Anaheim Hills Auxiliary for the Assistance League of Anaheim recently participated in an Operation School Bell project, preparing 125 school bags for students attending Francis Scott Key Elementary School. Operation School Bell is the Assistance League of Anaheim’s signature project, providing new school uniforms and school supplies to underserved Anaheim children.

Some of the auxiliary members also helped man the children’s arts and crafts booth during the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade sponsored by the Assistance League of Anaheim. Members and friends who have volunteered have included Lori Lubin, Ellen Jacobs, Mary Witten, Aurora Diaz and her granddaughters Kelly and Hilary Lacher. Assistance League member Debbie Herman was one of the event coordinators and Leslie Kazarian provided art materials for the children’s booth.

Auxiliary members plan to attend the winter concert performed by members of Creative Identity, an arts program that serves adults with special needs. The concert is scheduled for December 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church on South Street in Anaheim. The Anaheim Hills Auxiliary enjoyed attending these music concerts and have also donated instruments to the organization.

Membership in the non-profit support group is open to all women interested in fun, friendship and community. Visit facebook.com/AnaheimHillsAuxiliary for more information.

Sharon Hlapcich writes about events and happenings in the Anaheim Hills area. You can reach them by phone (714-998-4604) or email (smhlapcich@sbcglobal.net).

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