Notes & Nods

La Cañada Presbyterian Church Plans Valentine’s Eve Concert

Delight your special someone with “A Valentine’s Eve Treat,” a concert of classic love songs performed by the Jack Lantz Big Band on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.

The band will play favorites from the Great American Songbook including the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers & Hammerstein and many other composers. Among the selections will be “When I Fall in Love,” “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” “A Prelude to a Kiss,” “Time After Time,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” and, of course, “My Funny Valentine.”

“This is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day one day early – and before the huge restaurant crowds,” said Lantz, LCPC’s director of music and worship arts. “We invite the community to join us for a great concert of popular love songs – plus a few surprises – and then take your Valentine sweetheart out to dinner before the restaurant crowds inundate the local scene.”

The Jack Lantz Big Band, founded in 1981, is comprised of 16 accomplished musicians and an engaging singer.

“We’ll sweep you off your feet with great love songs from the great American songsmiths of the past century,” Lantz promised.

Tickets, which are $15, are available in advance at the church office, 626 Foothill Blvd., or from Lori MacDonald, who may be reached at (626) 794-1522. They will also be sold at the door.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visit

Mid-Week Programs Begin at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church

Wednesday night programs for all ages called PEAK (Praise, Education for Adults and Kids) continue at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. A home-cooked dinner is provided each week for a nominal donation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the classes for all ages run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. There are three new classes for adults being offered.

“Love and Logic” is being led by Center for Children Director Pat Chambers. It will be offered for 12 weeks. Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising children that allows adults to be happier, empowered and more skilled in the interactions with children. The Love and Logic techniques produce immediate results because the techniques are simple, practical, and easy to learn.

The second class being offered is called “Foundations for Families” and is for couples and singles in their 20s, 30s and 40s.  The class will be led by a team including Pastor Andy Wilson and will begin by studying the book “Crazy Love.” The third class is a study on the Book of John led by Lee Cook.

All classes are free, nursery care is provided and all ages from Pre-K through junior high have active fellowship groups during the class time from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

For more information contact the church office at (818) 249-6137 or visit online at

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta