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News ImageOCTA Bike Ride Set for National Bike Month
Join Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway at 11 a.m. May 30 at Cypress Community Park for a ride along the Jeffrey Open Space Trail. Orange County Transportation Authority event to celebrate National Bike Month. The City of Irvine is a partner. Day's festivities will include giveaways, bike safety tips and food trucks. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For local May bike activities, visit octa.net/bikemonth.

News ImageNinth Annual Super Pet Adoption Event
The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its ninth annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals.


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News ImageIrvine Studio Arts Festival
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 21st annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and their original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber and glass. The Festival will also feature music, art demonstrations and food – including ice cream sundaes served in handmade collectible ceramic bowls. Admission is free. For more information, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.

OCTA Bike Connectivity Public Discussion
The Orange County Transportation Authority will host an important public roundtable discussion about bicycle connectivity throughout Orange County on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The discussion will focus on the OC Foothills area, which encompasses Irvine, Tustin, Orange, Yorba Linda, Villa Park and portions of Anaheim.

News ImageTsukuba E-Pal Project Concluded
Irvine and our Sister City in Tsukuba, Japan, developed a Sister City Student E-Pal Project to foster relationships between Irvine and Tsukuba junior high school students. Launched in October 2014 via teleconference, 70 Irvine and Tsukuba middle school students began actively exchanging messages on topics ranging from country to culture and lifestyle. The E-Pal Project came to a close on April 23 with an event at Venado Middle School where students received Certificates of Appreciation presented by Mayor Choi and enjoyed Japanese snacks and mementos from both the City of Irvine and Tsukuba. ICTV filmed the occasion and recorded personal greetings to be presented to their Tsukuba e-pals along with small keepsakes as a gesture of appreciation. The City and Irvine Unified School District were proud to partner on this project which allowed Irvine students an opportunity to expand cultural understanding and create long-distance friendships.

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