BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER PRE-RENOVATION SALE
Brand Library recently closed for a major renovation. On two Saturdays, March 31 and April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a big pre-renovation sale in the Brand Library Art Galleries. Sale items include books, CDs, LPs, wooden shelves and book carts, tables, file cabinets, desks, silver, dishes, and other miscellaneous furniture items and library fixtures. Books are primarily art and music, but there will be other subjects. No previews; come early for best selection. For information and photos, visit the website at www.brandlibrary.org. Any questions, call (818) 548-2051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
GYP HOLDING MIXER
The next Glendale Young Professionals event is on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Glendale. The GYP mixer is an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow young professionals over drinks and complimentary appetizers.
The Glendale Young Professionals (GYP) is a program of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce that develops, connects, and empowers its members, while bridging the gap between generations and serving its community.
Admission is free and open to the public. Suggested attire is business casual.
Embassy Suites Glendale, 800 N. Central Ave., Glendale
REPUBLICAN CLUB HOSTING DINNER
On March 29, the Republican Club of the Foothills will have a catered dinner meeting at the Crescenta Valley Park ~ Community Bldg. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stephen Frank will be speaking on The California Depression of 2012.
The cost is $20/person. RSVP to Joan at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.
Crescenta Valley Park ~ Community Bldg., 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta
FOLK TREE HOSTS TRUNK SHOWS
In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, The Folk Tree hosts trunk shows for Los Angeles artists Cathy Ashworth, Ulla Anobile and Bibiana Abello. Visiting the gallery for three consecutive weekends, these artists have created a selection of pieces with a celebration of mother’s in mind. Painter/mixed media artist Cathy Ashworth will be here April 21-22; paper maché/felt artist Ulla Anobile comes April 28-29; and jewelry designer Bibiana Abello shows her pieces May 5-6. All the artists will be present from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days and the public is invited to meet them and find out more about their work.
The Folk Tree is an art store and gallery focusing on handmade folk and decorative arts from around the globe, especially those of Mexico. It is located at 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., minutes walking distance from the Gold Line’s Del Mar station, and just south of Old Pasadena.
LCWC HOLDING ‘HOLIDAYS ABROAD!’
Holidays Abroad! is the theme for this year’s fashion show and luncheon hosted by the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. The event takes place on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Fashions by Veronica M. The cost is $35 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Marianne Jennings, 3406 Rosemary Ave., Glendale, 91208 or by calling (818) 249-5443.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta
SHOP & STROLL CHARITY EVENT
The Junior League of Pasadena (JLP) and THE Magazine invite shoppers and community members to Shop & Stroll for Charity at the shops on Union and Holly streets in Old Town Pasadena from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Come learn about the JLP and its community programs while shopping such stores as Mignon Chocolate, Maude Woods: Artful Living, Eden Garden Bar & Grill, Violet’s Cupcakes and The Magestical Garden. Attendees who stop by all of the JLP booths at participating stores will have a chance to enter a drawing for prizes. A portion of the sales during this event will be donated back to the League. This event is free and open to the public.
This year, the JLP programs include Done in a Day, a program that creates immediate impact in the community through one-day volunteer projects, as well as Kids in the Kitchen, an event that empowers children to make healthy lifestyle and nutritional choices. Additionally, we are partnering with critical organizations and groups in our community including the Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center, the Community Assistance Program for Seniors, and the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Pasadena Unified School District, and the City of Pasadena, through a program of public art tours for PUSD students, called My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community.
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 restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
The next concert is on April 4 and features Pianist Markus Pawlik who perform works by W.A. Mozart “Sonata in C Major K.330” and Los Angeles composer Peter Knell who will present “4 Snapshots” (composed in 2003).
SENIOR HEALTHLY LIVING EXPO
A senior healthy living expo is being held on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free services from eldercare experts;
free admission. There will be entertainment, free parking and refreshments. Events during the day include medical wellness checkup: by a local physician, eldercare legal services by Vanessa Terzian, blood pressure assessment by Gentle Hearts Home Care, plus much more.
To register call (818) 248-4278.
4105 Ocean View Blvd. in Montrose
APRIL PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED FOR LC KIWANIS
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has scheduled three interesting programs for April and members of the community are invited to attend the luncheon meetings. The club meets at Descanso Gardens at 11:45 a.m. each Wednesday. Lunch is $15. Anyone interested in attending should contact Mary Gant, president, at (818) 248-7664.
On April 4, Ken Martinet, president/CEO of Catholic Big Brothers will talk about the Big Magic of Big Brothers.
On April 11, Paul Mitchell presents “The Skid Row Housing Trusts Resident Ambassador Program”
On April 18, Dalles Raines of ABC Television will present, “The Use of Doppler Radar in Weather Forecasting.”
On April 25, The La Cañada High School Key Club will conduct “Key Club” day. Students will conduct the meeting and talk about their programs.
PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION HOSTS LUNCHEON
“Frame your Life” luncheon and program is presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Country Club. Beverly de Lucia, owner of Fast Frames in La Cañada, will show how to frame treasured memorabilia. If a picture is worth a thousand words, consider your framed piece priceless.
Motivational speaker Julie Whaley, semi-retired accountant and HR manager, muses “Everything Has a Price! What Are You Worth?”
Everyone is invited to attend.
Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Altadena Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena
AMES TO SPEAK AT CLUB
Ed Ames is coming to La Cañada! He will be the guest speaker for the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated meeting on Thursday, April 12 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25. RSVP to Ellen (818) 248-0924 or Molly (818) 248-4825.
Ames is an entertainer famous for his songs “Try To Remember,” “My Cup Runneth Over”, stage career “The Fantasticks,” “Carnival,” and “South Pacific” and television roles Mingo on “Daniel Boone” and others. Ames has been active in conservative politics for some time and has appeared and been a speaker at many functions.
La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada,
ATTENTION ALL ELDERADOS!
KABC 790 Talk-Radio’s Larry Elder will speak at the Encino Oaks Republican Women’s Federated Luncheon on Saturday, April 21 in Studio City. A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. He has hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles.
Reservations required, so please call (661) 255-7752 or email email@example.com with your name and address and an invitation will be sent.
$50 pays for your lunch and attendance to see Larry Elder.
(Gentlemen welcome too!)
Space is limited, RSVP deadline is April 6.