Christmas Boutique

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Moreno’s Restaurant Banquet Hall, 4328 E. Chapman. Shop for hand crafted gifts, décor and unique items; all proceeds will benefit the Lestonnac Free Clinic. For more information, contact Linda Magarro at (714) 313-1319 or

Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will kick of the holiday season at the Orange Plaza at 5 p.m. Michael Short will mark his 17th year leading the Orange Community Master Chorale.

Holiday Craft Faire

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1855 N. Orange Olive Rd.

Tustin Lions Club Holiday Craft Boutique

4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 10 at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way.

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the City Hall courtyard.

Christmas in the Canyons

Coming, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Silverado Center. If you’d like a booth, contact or

Villa Park Christmas

Santa will arrive via an OCFA firetruck at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and visit with children throughout the city, stopping at scheduled locations.

19th Annual Dry Land Boat Parade

Starting at dusk on Sunday, Dec. 11, floats of all sizes and shapes, will wind through the city streets, arriving at Towne Center for awards and revelry.

Former El Modena homecoming queens returned to assist in crowning 2016 Homecoming Queen Abigail Perez. On left Debi Boltinghouse, '72 and Heather Devore, '87.

El Modena crowned Abigail Perez (center) Homecoming queen during halftime. Princess from left are: Kara Perkins, Ashley Esparza, Sydney Carr  and Presley Lozano. (Photos by Cliff Robbins)

A media partner of the of the Foothills Sentry

From Left: Peggy L. Calvert (Most School Spirited, '68), Larry Horton (Vanguard Athlete of the Year, '68), Michelle Gialenes Horton and Robert Vallandigham.

El Modena High Celebrates 50th Homecoming

Celebrating El Modena's 50th homecoming are former cheer and drill team members. Left to right are Lisa Bentles, '91; Krystall Menez, 2000; Brenda Rossman, '75; Peggy Calvert. '68; Kris Erickson, '68; and Xandra Menez, '97.

December Sentry