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November 4, 2022 | Edition 95

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. 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is November 11 

Join in honoring veterans and their families at a special Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the formal garden area at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park.

The event will pay tribute to our nation’s troops – past and present – and honor local veterans, veterans groups, and military organizations.

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Voting in the November 8 General Election

Twelve additional Vote Centers open in Irvine tomorrow, November 5, ahead of the November 8 General Election. Hours for all 14 Vote Centers in Irvine are:

  •  November 5-7: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  •  November 8: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


You can also mail your ballot or bring it to a drop box. For locations and more information, visit or

Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibitions

Fall Exhibitions at Irvine Fine Arts Center

Two new fall exhibitions, In This World and Infinite Timeline, open at the Irvine Fine Arts Center Saturday, November 12. A free opening reception with the artists is Saturday, November 19, 2 to 4 p.m., and is open to the public.

In This World evaluates moving through the world with pocket-sized time machines.

Infinite Timeline features sculptural works and paintings that explore the mutability of history and storytelling as they relate to themes of nature, reason, and empire.

The exhibitions run concurrently through Saturday, February 11. Learn more.

City of Irvine employees

The City of Irvine is Hiring

Join our team and advance your career at the City of Irvine! Full-time and part-time job opportunities are available throughout various departments. The City offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitive pay, retirement, a health plan, and leave time.

Learn more about working for the City by watching our recruitment video. To view the most updated job information, please visit


Celebrate GIS Technology

Join us Wednesday, November 16, for GIS Day and discover how the City’s Geographic Information System technology improves operational efficiency and enhances the quality of life in Irvine.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, will provide a forum for users of geographic information system (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

There will be presentations, application demonstrations, and more. Test your Irvine knowledge for a chance to win a prize.

UCI Blood Drive

Upcoming UCI Blood Drives

There is currently a great need for blood donations both locally and nationally. UCI Health and the City of Irvine are partnering for a series of blood drives that will take place from noon to 6 p.m. near the Great Park Visitors Center on the following dates:


  • Thursday, November 10

  • Thursday, December 15


Your donation will help ensure UCI Health can meet the needs of its patients and the Orange County community. Donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of UCI Health.

Appointments are suggested but not required, and walk-in's will be accepted. Learn more and book a blood drive appointment.

Woollett Aquatics Center

Woollett Aquatics Center Closures

William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center is undergoing a facility rehabilitation project. Beginning Monday, November 7, the instructional pool will be closed and beginning Sunday, November 13, the competition pool will be closed.

The project is expected to take approximately three months and includes new plaster and tile for the instructional and competition pools, as well as upgrades to the facility’s filtration and chemical systems. During the closure, some programming will be reduced or suspended as only deep water will be available.

For information on the project, please email or call 949-724-6717.

Exploring Our World

Explore Venezuela

Join Irvine Senior Services at the Lakeview Senior Center Wednesday, November 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. for an Exploring Our World event.

Celebrate social oneness while exploring the South American country of Venezuela through a variety of dance and musical performances, and hear firsthand accounts about growing up in Venezuela and making the journey to the United States.

Register online at


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Nov. 7 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission


Nov. 8 | 9 a.m.
Irvine Child Care Committee


Nov. 8 | 3 p.m. 
City Council & Great Park Board

View the City Calendar