Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

April 22, 2022 | Edition 67

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 about our community, cultural events and celebrations, and news of interest by reading this newsletter, 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. 

Earth Day

Earth Day in Irvine

Happy Earth Day, Irvine! This year marks the 52nd anniversary of this celebration, and Irvine is proud to be a City working toward a more resilient climate this month and all year! As part of this year’s theme, Invest in Our Planet, we are also investing in our own community and making sure residents have access to numerous tangible opportunities to help Irvine obtain its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. Help us better our City, community, and planet for generations to come. 


Join us and Irvine Ranch Conservancy tomorrow, Saturday, April 23, at Quail Hill to keep Earth Day celebrations going. Enjoy free guided hikes at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. through our gorgeous open space preserve. At noon, guests can learn about composting during a free demonstration.  


No RSVP is needed for this event, but guests will need to register on-site for the hikes. Space is limited, so arrive early to sign up! Learn more at

IPD Open House

Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority Open House

The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority, will hold an Open House Saturday, April 30, at Irvine Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place in the piazza and parking lot of the Irvine Civic Center located at 1 Civic Center Plaza.

Attendees will see police and fire vehicles, and have interactive experiences, including photo opportunities, games, face painting, and receive special giveaways while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase.

Bring your bike and helmet to participate in the bike rodeo and register your bike at

Free shuttles will be provided from off-site parking lots at Creekside High School, Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, and Free Chapel.

Advanced registration is required for attendees. Register at

All Media Exhibition

Apply to Showcase your Art in the All Media Exhibition

Applications are now being accepted through April 30 for the Irvine Fine Arts Center annual juried All Media exhibition. 


The annual open call is an excellent opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists of all backgrounds, skill levels, and abilities to garner new patrons and expand their network of peers. 


The exhibition will run July 9-October 8, with an opening reception July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s guest juror is Joseph Daniel Valencia, associate curator at the Vincent Price Art Museum and former employee of the City of Irvine, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, and the UCR ARTSblock. 


For more information and to apply, visit 

Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week: Help Make a Difference

Did you know April 17-23 is National Volunteer Week? While the week may be coming to a close, the good news is you can volunteer at any time for the City of Irvine.

We are looking for community members to volunteer with our Senior Services team. There is an urgent need for Meals on Wheels drivers and Dining Room servers. Shifts are available 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with time commitments as little as one day a week. 

Your support helps ensure seniors in the Irvine community get proper nutrition while socializing and making friends. Learn more here

Other volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the City at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

April 23 | 11 a.m.
Earth Day at Quail Hill


April 26 | 2 & 4 p.m. 
Great Park & City Council Meeting

April 28 | 5 p.m. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting

View the City Calendar 

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