FASHION SHOW THIS SATURDAY
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Annual Fashion Show takes place on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 p/p. Contact Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407. Fashions are by Drapers & Damons. There are opportunities, silent auction, live auction and door prizes.
Held at the clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.
PETERSON TO ADDRESS REPUBLICANS
The chairman of the chamber of commerce and former president of the La Cañada school board will address members of the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club on Wednesday, March 30 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Joel Peterson’s presentation will cover “The challenges faced by our schools and what we should be doing about it.” He will be talking to members of the 100-plus organization and guests of the local Republican organization at their monthly dinner meeting. The group gathers at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Peterson will talk after dinner.
A special buffet dinner is provided and includes beverages and dessert for $25. Parking at the club is free and valet service is available. RSVP is a must. Call (818) 952-3252 before March 28 or email to Diane@oaktreeassociates.com.
BONE MARROW DRIVE AT
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center in conjunction with the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry will be hosting a bone marrow drive on Thursday, March 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.
The Drive is being held to help find a donor for 26-year-old Steve Bodozian who is currently suffering from acute myeloid leukemia.
For more information call Arpi Kestenian at (818) 507-4103.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, 1420 S. Central Ave in Glendale.
MAGICIAN NEXT LEISURE CLUB GUEST
The public is invited to attend the next meeting of The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge when it hosts “Vic the Magician” on Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m. He will demonstrate his unique feats of prestidigitation after six decades of “practicing.”
The Club is meeting in the Multi Purpose Room at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA.
Parking is free and we’ll treat you to some “Peter Rabbit” treats afterward.
YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION PLANNED
Anderson W. Clark Junior High School, (now Crescenta Valley High) class of 1956 is having a reunion on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Between 110 and 130 classmates and guests are expected. Coach Ed Goorjian and most of his 1956 champion basketball will be there.
For more information, contact Anna Mae Mothershed, chair at (209) 526-2264.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 Community Ave. La Crescenta
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1981 is having its 30-year reunion on July 16 at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.cvhsalumni81.myevent.com.
Crescenta Valley Class of 1991 will be holding its 20th reunion on July 23 at the Angeles National Golf Course. Early bird ticket pricing will be $65/person until April 1. For more information contact Sosi at (818) 621-1980 after 5 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend’s events.
DOLL SHOW COMING TO CIVIC
The Jewel City Doll Club will be presenting on March 26 a wide variety of old and new dolls to the public at their show and sale. At this event a collection of unusual antique and vintage dolls will be available. In addition, the show will have old and unique toys along with miniatures and books. Also buy one admission, get the second admission free! Show flyers are posted at various establishments in the Burbank, Montrose, La Crescenta, Glendale, Altadena and Pasadena areas.
Admission is $5 and the event is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale
WAW HOLDING TALENT CONTEST
Applications are being accepted for the Second Annual “WAW California Starz Talent Contest” on May 7 at noon at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. WAW Talent Training Studios and The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge are hosting this community-wide event that showcases the talent of local kids ages 7 to 21. First, second and third places will be awarded in each of four categories: vocal performance, instrumental performance, dance and beauty. Winners will receive cash and prizes
Application forms are available at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr. or at WAWentertainment.com where details about the talent show, rules and regulations also are available. The deadline for entries is May 1.
DOCENTS SOUGHT FOR AUTRY, DESCANSO
The Autry in Griffith Park is having a docent class that is scheduled to start in June. The Autry is recruiting interested individuals to attend training that will enable them to share the rich history of the west with museum visitors. For more information, contact Susan DiCato at email@example.com or (323) 667-2000.
The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles
Descanso Gardens is also currently seeking volunteers to share their time and talent. Volunteers enjoy a rich and meaningful experience at Descanso while helping the Gardens flourish. No experience is necessary to volunteer.
There are openings in many programs, including visitor services, education, Boddy House ambassador and membership table.
For further information, contact Volunteer Programs Manager Tali Arnold at (818) 949-7978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
The next concert features the Fiato String Quartet on Wednesday, April 6 The quartet will perform Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi and Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op.135.
The quartet is composed of performers Carrie Kennedy – violin, Ina Veli – violin, Charle Hebenstreit – viola, and Ryan Sweeney – violoncello.
Moonday East, the newly opened sister of Moonday in the Village, will be featuring poet Neil McCarthy on Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse in La Cañada.
Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. The readings will take place on the third Sunday of every month (with March as an exception) from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open.
KERTES ON DISPLAY AT DESCANSO
Trish Kertes’s “Nature’s Beauty” art exhibit continues at Descanso Gardens in the Heritage Art Gallery at the historic Boddy House. The exhibit runs through April. Boddy House hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through the spring. Free with admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 children 5-12.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.
BABYSITTING CLASSES OFFERED AT VHH
The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings Family Education Program offers babysitting classes designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, when to call 911, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a babysitting course completion certificate.
Upcoming babysitting classes are held on: March 19, April 30 and May 21. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 am to 2:30
Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit www.vhhospital.org.
Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).
DANCEART AT MCGROARTY
Benita Bike’s DanceArt presents an outdoor performance at the historic McGroarty Arts Center on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 pm. This is a free event.
For at least a decade, Benita Bike’s DanceArt has presented interactive dance performances in the living room of the McGroarty Arts Center. In honor of its 30th anniversary, DanceArt will present its unique dance program – a combination of contemporary dance performance and audience interaction – outdoors in front of the Center’s historic McGroarty House.
For program information, call (818) 353-5734 or see www.danceart.org. For directions or Arts Center information, call 818-352-5285.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
ELLIOT SPEAKING AT LITTLE LANDERS
Experience “…. a date which will live in infamy” with someone who was actually there. The next speaker at the Little Landers Historical Society on Saturday, April 9 at 1 pm. is H. H. “Curly” Elliot. Curly was in the military on Dec. 7, 1941 and lived through the attack at Pearl Harbor. Curly will recount his experiences of that day and those that followed, as well as his life in the military during WWII.
This program is the perfect companion to Bolton Hall Museum’s new exhibit “On The Front and On The Home Front” which acknowledges and celebrates the accomplishments and sacrifices of those who served America in the military and those who kept going at home during the war years.
The program is free. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
THE STORY OF EASTER IN STAINED GLASS
Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is hosting “Light & Passion,” stained glass windows depicting the story of Easter. The display continues through June and will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.
“Light & Passion” features six large stained glass windows that recount events during the passion while capturing the nature of Christ’s relationships with his beloved mother and disciples. The windows include portrayals of Jesus saying farewell to his mother before leaving for the Last Supper; Judas leading the guards to the Garden of Gethsemane; Peter, James, and John, asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane; Christ carrying his cross followed by his mother and John the Disciple; Christ on the Cross, with his mother, John and Mary Magdalene; and, Mary sitting with the cloth.
Admission and are parking free. For information call (800) 204-3131 or www.forestlawn.com.
Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale
PASADENA FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS
The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together diverse and well-published award winning Southern California authors to discuss their work and support the Pasadena Senior Center, a valued Pasadena community institution.
Authors Naomi Hirahara, Attica Locke, Maile Meloy, Marianne Wiggins will be showcased on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Moderator is noovelist Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey.
Each author will speak and books will be available for purchase and signing. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $80 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Senior Center.
Pasadena Festival of Women is being held at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly St., Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org or call (626) 685-6760.
CVHS CHORAL ALUMS WANTED
Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January 2011.
Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at email@example.com.