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local Projects on cvca agenda

The Crescenta Valley Community Association will hold a review of some of the commercial and residential development projects in CV at 7 p.m. in the Dunsmore Park Community Room on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Have you been wondering what’s going in that empty lot at Foothill and Sunset? Are you curious about what kind of gigantic house is being built at Briggs and Panorama? Did you know the famed Foothill Lumber project has flared up again? Construction on the building at Foothill and Dyer, proposed expansion of a “storefront church” at 2767 Foothill, and a permit to cut oak trees at 2748 Frances are items we’ve all been curious about. There are several development projects going on in CV currently, and the CVCA will be discussing what’s known about them to help foster a more informed community.

Call (818) 441-4223 for info.

The Dunsmore Park Community Room is located at 4700 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

Book signing on Sunday

Local celebrity, author and former co-host of HGTV’s “I Want That!” Aileen Avery will be hosting a book release and signing for her new book, “Gift Rap – The History and Art of Gift Giving” at Once Upon a Time from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. This will be a wine and cheese event celebrating the release of Avery’s first book which explores the history and tradition of gift giving while also providing tips on how to take the stress out of finding the perfect present.

Once Upon a Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

boutique coming to St. Luke’s

A holiday craft boutique is being held at St. Luke’s of the Mountains from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on  Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 and Dec 6. Local artisans will be showing and selling their wares. A variety of items will be for sale including jewelry, knitted items, pottery and much more.

St. Luke’s of the Mountains is located at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

Blackbox Theatre tonight

La Cañada Theatre’s Blackbox Theatre is a series of original one act plays, fairy tales and musicals which are performed the third Thursday of each month. The next production is at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Nov. 19 at Montrose Community Church. Tickets are $12 at the door or payable online. Senior, student and group discounts are available. For more information call (818) 731-6740 or visit online at

Montrose Community Church, 2416 Montrose Ave.

Kiwanis Club offering Travel Adventure

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada presents its second Travel Adventure at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 with “Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean,” presented by Mary Lee and Sid Nolan.

This film will be presented in person by the Nolans who have been working in the field of educational media production for over 35 years. Between them, the Nolans hold advanced degrees in history, geography, anthropology, journalism, and recreational resource development. Their travels have taken them to every continent of the world except Antarctica.

The film will be presented in the auditorium of the Flintridge Preparatory School.  Preprogram entertainment will feature Tom Burrows on piano and vocalist Wendy Alane Smith beginning at 7:10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8. Proceeds from this series will help fund the Youth Programs of the La Cañada Kiwanis Foundation which sponsors the Key Clubs at both LCHS and Flintridge Prep.

Flintridge Preparatory School is at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Crown Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge.