Whether it’s your first time seeing this classic, or your tenth, pack a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a movie under the stars in front of our Historic Mausoleum. The event area will open at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
Join us on Memorial Day to remember and thank the men and women who courageously fought for our freedom. At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, more than 3,500 individuals will gather at the “From Sea to Shining Sea” Memorial Day service to pay tribute to fallen service members. The 25th annual event will include inspirational speeches from veterans, a performance of the National Anthem by Santa Margarita High freshman Isabelle Freeman, an honor guard, an aerial flyover of World War II-era planes by Memorial Flights, music by OC Sound and the Orange County Concert Band and a white dove release. Continue reading
The Power of Easter: Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary to Host 23rd Annual Easter Service
Join Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary for its 23rd annual Easter Sunrise Service titled “The Power of Easter” on Sunday, April 16. Families and community members will unite to hear inspirational Easter messages and music by The Praise Symphony Orchestra and The Calvary Church Celebration Choir.
Special guests will include Nelson Cook of Christian Business Men’s Connection, Pastor Ric Olsen from the Beacon Church of Orange and Pastor Drew Smithson of Orange County First Assembly. Continue reading
Join Johnny and Baby and ‘have the time of your life’ at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s free screening of “Dirty Dancing” on Saturday, July 16 at 8:15 p.m.
Whether it’s your first time seeing this classic, or your tenth, pack a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a movie night under the stars. The event area will open at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
Get ready to rock with James Intveld at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s free Concert in the Park on Sunday, August 16. Grab a blanket, snacks and your favorite fellow music lovers, and join us as we celebrate the end of summer with live music.
Influenced by such diverse artists such as Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizzell and Elvis, Intveld’s vocals will lure you to your feet. The event will begin at 4 p.m., kicked off by a classic car show at 3 p.m. Continue reading
Gentleman, slick back your hair; ladies, dust of your poodles skirts; and head over to Fairhaven Memorial Park on Saturday, July 18 at 8:15 p.m. for a movies-in-the-park screening of “Grease 2.”
Bring a picnic, grab a blanket and enjoy this classic movie under the stars. The event arena will open at 7:30 p.m.
Join Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary for its annual free holiday memorial service, Always in Our Hearts on Dec. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Dedicated to families who have encountered a loss, the two-day service offers an opportunity to honor and cherish loved ones. This special program provides guests with the chance to mingle with others who also have experienced a loss and a place to find comfort and support during the holiday season – a time that may bring up memories of pain and grief. Hope for Healing Hearts Ministries Pastor Randy Hill will present a message on “Hope for the Holidays.” Continue reading
Fairhaven Memorial Park Honors Ten Orange County Residents
Care Award Pays Tribute to Local Caregivers
MISSION VIEJO, Calif., November 17, 2014 – Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary honored 10 inspirational caregivers at its third annual Oliver Halsell Care Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at its Mission Viejo location. The individuals – from throughout Orange County – were recognized for dedicating their lives to serving with the utmost care and compassion and improving the lives and spirits of those they help.
Honorees, joined by their family and friends, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they mingled before dinner. Each Care Award winner was presented a crystal statue by Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven, and Michael Alarcon, manager of Fairhaven Memorial Services, during a special program. Mission Viejo Councilmember Rhonda Reardon attended to congratulate each of the honorees. Continue reading
Fairhaven Memorial Park to Host Third Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Hundreds gather at free event on Sunday, Nov. 2 to remember friends and family members
Orange County residents will gather at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary for its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, a family-friendly event to honor the lives of those who have passed. A vibrant memorial service, featuring a traditional offertory, music and art, will be held to pray for and remember the lives of friends and family members. Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved ones to place at the colorful altars. Complimentary pan de muerto and chocolate will be provided by El Indio Tortilleria, Inc.
Believed to be one of the few days a year when loved ones who have passed return to visit, Dia de los Muertos – also known as Day of the Dead – is celebrated annually on Nov. 2. Traditionally, loved ones create altars that include food, flowers, photos and articles that belonged to, or had special meaning, to the deceased. Continue reading
Join Fairhaven Memorial Park for a special screening of the classic 80s film “Stand By Me” on Saturday, August 16. This event is part of Fairhaven’s free annual summer entertainment series which features two special screenings of classic, family-friendly films and a concert in the park. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and their favorite movie snacks to enjoy classic movies under the stars. The event area opens at 7:30 p.m.; movie begins at 8:15.
Date and Time: Saturday, August 16 at 8:15 p.m. Continue reading
Clear Choice Senior Services President Honored With Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award
Anaheim resident Linda Armas recognized for assisting families in finding care for seniors
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 16, 2014 – After her parents grew ill, Anaheim resident Linda Armas was faced with the challenging task of finding them a safe and comfortable environment. A mother of five, Armas is part of what is known as “the sandwich generation” – individuals who care for their aging parents while still supporting young children at home. This experience inspired her to start her own business, Clear Choice Senior Services, where she helps families place their elderly loved ones in a safe environment.
Armas is the June recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay monthly tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession and community, improving the lives and spirits of those they help. Winners come from many fields including private care, hospice, social work, counseling, assisted living, nursing, therapy and volunteer work. Continue reading
ETERNAL SPRINGS CREMATION GARDEN OPENS AT FAIRHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK
New cremation garden offers a tranquil atmosphere for families to honor loved ones
SANTA ANA, Calif., – Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary announces the completion of Eternal Springs, a 3,800-square-foot cremation garden located on the north side of the memorial park. The project, which began in Sept. 2013, provides a serene and private atmosphere for families to visit their loved ones. The peaceful garden offers numerous cremation niches as well as a flowing stream, rustic bridges and beautiful landscaping.
“Keeping cherished memories close is so important to families who have lost loved ones, and we hope this new garden will help families to remember lovingly and find comfort during difficult times,” said Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven Memorial Park. “Since more individuals are choosing cremation, Eternal Springs provides our families with a peaceful place to find a lasting memorial for their loved ones.”
Set against a peaceful backdrop of mosaic tiles depicting a waterfall, the garden features: Continue reading
Discover the hope of Easter at Fairhaven Memorial Park on Sunday, April 20th at 6:00 a.m. Fairhaven will host its 20th annual Easter Sunrise Service in association with Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC) of Orange County.
“Discover Hope” this Easter with guest speaker Pastor Wayne Boyd, from Orange County First Assembly of God and representing CBMC. Reverend Dr. Lawrence Wilkes, President California Graduate School of Theology, will share the message of Easter and Pastor Ric Olsen, lead pastor from The Beacon in Orange, will give the Invocation and Benediction. Continue reading
LIVE MUSIC AND MOVIES UNDER THE STARS COMING TO FAIRHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK THIS SUMMER
Free Summer Entertainment Series to offer fun and thrills for the whole family
SANTA ANA, Calif. – June 7, 2013 – Fairhaven Memorial Park is celebrating the summer with one of Orange County’s most popular local bands and two of Hollywood’s most spine tingling movies. The free Summer Entertainment Series will feature three family-friendly events open to the public in one of Orange County’s most historic and beautiful settings.
Attendees are invited to bring a picnic basket, blanket, beach chairs and an appetite for fun and adventure to the following events:
- Sunday, June 30 – 4 pm: Rock out with one of Orange County’s most popular bands, The Tijuana Dogs, for a free concert in the park. The Dogs’ power packed blend of rock and pop is the perfect soundtrack for summer fun. The event area opens at 3:30pm.
- Saturday, July 27 – 8:15 pm: Don’t go in the water, but do stop by for a special screening of “Jaws.” Enjoy this classic thriller like never before, under the stars in front of Fairhaven’s Historic Mausoleum. The event area opens at 7:30pm.
- Saturday, August 17 – 8:15 pm: Jaws returns for one last reign of terror, as the Summer Entertainment Series concludes with “Jaws 2.” The event area opens at 7:30pm.
The Summer Concert Series will be held at Fairhaven’s Santa Ana location at 1702 Fairhaven Avenue. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and beverages. For additional information, please contact Cynthia Adair at 714-532-8921 extension 289.
About Fairhaven Memorial Park
Founded in 1911, Fairhaven Memorial Park is Orange County’s most beautiful independently owned and operated full-service mortuary, crematory and cemetery. Fairhaven provides funeral, cremation and burial services both at the time of need and through advanced planning, maintaining its steadfast commitment to care and compassion. Fairhaven is dedicated to celebrating the individual, providing services that are as unique and wide-ranging as the people they celebrate. Additional information is available at www.fairhavenmemorial.com.
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FAIRHAVEN SEEKS “STAR SPANGLED SINGER” TO PERFORM AT MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION THROUGH VIDEO CONTEST
Contest winner to perform for at one of Orange County’s largest Memorial Day celebrations
SANTA ANA, Calif. – March 14, 2013 – Aspiring singers can win a chance to perform the Star Spangled Banner at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 21st annual Memorial Day Event. March 26 through April 30, Southern California residents are invited to submit a YouTube video link of their rendition of the Anthem. The winner of the “Star Spangled Singer” contest will perform in front of a festive crowd of more than 3,500. Continue reading