Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

April 23, 2021 | Edition 17

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


Orange County Great Park Vaccine Clinic 

The City of Irvine, through a partnership with Providence Health System, will open a mass vaccination clinic at the Orange County Great Park Monday, April 26, to provide convenient access for residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines are by appointment only and can be scheduled by visiting or by calling 833-422-4255. Appointments are dependent on vaccine supply. All vaccines are administered free of charge. For more information, visit


PPE-Up Mobile Drive-Thru Event

The City of Irvine in collaboration with PPE Unite will hold the first PPE-Up Mobile Drive-Thru event at the Orange County Great Park Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required at

This event is a partnership among the City, PPE Unite, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and local supporting municipalities. The Mobile PPE-Up Drive-Thru event will provide a free 30-day supply of personal protective gear to all eligible small-business owners and their employees in Orange County. All registered business will receive supplies on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Green Ribbon

Join the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee 

The City of Irvine is accepting applications to fill two member-at-large vacancies and two student vacancies on the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee. The Committee advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters related to energy, recycling and waste management, mobility, open space, and water issues.

Applicants may be an Irvine resident, student, or businessperson. Members-at-large will serve two-year terms, while students who are currently in middle school or high school will serve one-year terms.


Visit to learn more and access the application. Applications are due April 25

All Media

Call for Entries: ALL MEDIA 2021

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Media exhibition, and invites Southern California-based artists to submit artwork for consideration. This year's guest juror is Taylor Bythewood-Porter, assistant curator at the California African American Museum. 

Submissions are being accepted through April 30, 10:30 p.m. For more information and to apply, visit

Baby Gift

Baby Gift Drive

The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee is accepting donations of baby supplies for its annual Baby Gift Drive April 1–May 14, to support expecting Marine families. Donations needed include diapers, wipes, car seats, and strollers. Learn more on the City's website


Irvine Child Care Project Scholarship Opportunity

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Irvine Children’s Fund, the Irvine Child Care Project (ICCP) is able to offer child care scholarships to income-eligible families on a sliding scale. ICCP programs are available for children enrolled in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade at the 28 Irvine Unified School District elementary campuses. For more information or to apply, visit or call 949-724-6632. 

50th Anniversary

Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!


Michelson Drive in Irvine was named after Dr. Albert Michelson (left, front), who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907 after accurately determining the speed of light. After leasing land from James Irvine, Michelson built a mile-long airtight tube on the Irvine Ranch in 1929 to experiment with the speed of light. For many years, Michelson Drive had the lowest speed limit of any street in Irvine at 35 miles per hour. 

Photo & information credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 24 | 10 a.m. 
Prescription Drug Take Back Day


April 27 | 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. 
Orange County Great Park Board and City Council

April 29 | 3 p.m.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares