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.
VHAA HOSTS GUEST
BJ Lane will be the guest artist for the next demonstration event of the Verdugo Hills Art Association. The association meets at 7 p.m. on April 1 at the La Canada Community Center. The event is open to all.
Lane will be demonstrating a technique called “Encaustics” – a hot-wax process used by ancient Egyptians. Using bees wax, resin, pigments and objects, Lane will create a vibrant textural piece based on realism with a contemporary focus. Lane is a multi-disciplined artist who works in several mediums.
La Canada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
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
TOMATOMANIA COMING TO DESCANSO
Descanso Gardens is the location of the “world’s largest tomato seedling sale” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3. Select from hundreds of tomato varieties to grow at home. Tomato growing workshop is on both days at 1 p.m. There will also be a tomato cooking demo at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Free with admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students, $3 children 5-12, children 4 and younger free. Information: (818) 949-4290 or www.descansogardens.org.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
FROSTIG CENTER HOSTING CONCERT
On April 3, there will be a free concert by Kevin Kent and Price Kent hosted by The Franklin Foundation and The Frostig Center to create awareness for International Autism Awareness Day, which is one of three official disease-specific days recognized by the United Nations. The concert will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, located at 1175 San Gabriel Blvd. in San Marino. Following the concert, there will be a series of activities for kids, which will be a short art, music and special sports program. For additional information contact Leslie Owens at Leslie.O@frostig.org.
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 email@example.com. Find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend’s events.
GARDEN TOUR TICKETS AVAILABLE
The 8th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant garden tour is a self-guided tour of 35 private gardens across the Los Angeles Basin that reveals the beauty and practicality of gardening with California native plants. The tour is April 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Southern California residents can experience the beauty and ease of gardening with California native plants at the eighth annual Theodore Payne Native Garden. Admission to all gardens on both days is $20. To buy tickets or for information, visit www.theodorepayne.org/Tour/ or call (818) 768-1802.
Learn how to save water, eliminate or reduce pesticides and attract wildlife (birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, etc.) to your garden.
AAUW HOSTING COMMISSIONERS
American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch, will host two commissioners of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women, Susan Hunt and Chair Paula Devine, at AAUW’s meeting on Saturday, April 16 at Oakmont Country Club. Hunt will review the creation of the commission, sometimes characterized as the best kept secret in Glendale, while Devine will discuss the commission’s mission, programs, and collaborations. Brunch begins at 9:00 a.m.; the cost is $23. Call (818) 773-2227 before April 14 for reservations.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
BEATRIX POTTER IN THE GARDEN
Beatrix Potter in the Garden – an Easter Celebration at the Arboretum takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The day’s activities for children ages 10 and younger include the annual Easter egg scramble, Potter stories read by Beatrix Potter Society members, live animals featured in the stories, art and gardening, botanic demonstrations, magic, entertainment, games, face painting and photo opportunities. For an additional cost, a special “Brunch with Peter Rabbit” is offered for the entire family.
Event entry fees are $5 per child for members and $10 per child for non-members. Regular Arboretum admission fees apply for non-members.
For details visit www.arboretum.org.
The Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia
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. For more information, contact Susan DiCato at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For further information, contact Volunteer Programs Manager Tali Arnold at (818) 949-7978 or email@example.com.
Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge