This week is the 65th anniversary of the dedication of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. As best I can tell, today's photo was taken during that dedication, on April 1, 1943. In any case, it's definitely an early photo of the base.
The Anaheim Historical Society’s Spring Tea will be held Sat., April 12, 1pm, at the historic Griffith House (1919), at 515 N. State College Blvd. This event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Anaheim, and will feature information about the Griffith House and authentic old fashioned teas by Locke & Nobel Tea Co. The event is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. RSVP to Joyce Morris at (714) 772-1420.
The Orange County Historical Society presents Authors Night, April 10, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal, in Orange. Authors on hand to discuss, sell and sign their books will include Daniel Gibb (Images of America: Fountain Valley), Mary Garcia (Santa Ana’s Logan Barrio), John Robinson (Gateways to Southern California), Guy Ball and Marge Bitetti (Early Santa Ana), James Osborne (Missions of Southern California), and Don Sloper (Los Angeles’ Chester Place). I hear rumors that another author or two may also attend.
The City of Orange will celebrate it's 120th birthday on Saturday. A small celebration will be held at the Main Library, 407 E. Chapman, at 11am, with the dedication of a new El Camino Real bell. Details on the Register's website.