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The ninth annual Armenian Festival is May 1-2 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale. The admission cost is $3. Armenian costume shows, exhibitions, children’s games, ethnic foods and pastries will be presented. Saturday hours are from 1 p.m. to midnight; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The historic Boddy House will be opened more days this spring for guests to enjoy the architecture, views and beauty of this 1939 Regency-styled home. Spring hours for the Boddy House will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Free docent tours take place only on Saturday and Sunday at noon.
Extended hours will run until Mother’s Day, May 9. Entrance to the Boddy House is free with Descanso Gardens’ general admission: $8 adults, $6 students/ seniors and $3 children 5-12.

The “Spicy Sassy Sounds of Salsa” comes alive with Yari More and his orchestra and the Hoover High School Jazz Band at the Alex Theater forecourt at 216 N. Brand Blvd. on Wednesday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per person that includes a VIP reception inside the Alex Theater. Proceeds benefit Glendale Latino Association scholarship fund. To purchase tickets visit www.glendalearts.org; call (818) 243-2539; visit the Alex Theater box office or mail a check to GLA: P.O. Box 806, Verdugo City, CA 91046.

The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1990 is holding its 20-year reunion on Saturday, May 29 at the Glendale Hilton. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $99 per person and are available through www.GreatReunions.com.
Other events will be held throughout the weekend. For more information contact Deborah (von Speierman) Prinster, the reunion chairperson, at prinsters@hotmail.com.
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 2000 is having its 10-year reunion on July 17. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. there will be a hosted bar, reception buffet and awesome door prizes. The event is being held at the ESPN Zone at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The cost is $85 before April 30; $95 before June 30.
For more information, contact Marie Peters at mariekpeters@gmail.com.
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1980 is having its 30-year reunion on July 17 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. A reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. with dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $101 and available through www.GreatReunions.com.
An icebreaker event is also being planned for the evening of July 16. For more information, email classmates Diane DiStefano Battles at dpbattles@sbcglobal.net or Brian Hogan at cpcoach@gmail.com.
The Glendale High School class of 1950 is holding its 60-year reunion on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Glendale. The cost is $55 per person; RSVP deadline is June 15. For information, contact Dale Walker Frazier at (818) 790-0242 or Ray Henderson at rayhen10@gmail.com.
The Glendale Hilton is located at 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.

Be Dazzled! An Afternoon of Jewelry & Music is being held on the patio at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Saturday, May 1 from noon to 5 p.m. Jewelers Stephani Anderson, Ellen Dinerman, Alba Heredia, Emily Horn, Rachel Rose, and Kathabela Wilson present their contemporary designs; from 1 to 4 p.m. Greg Cash (guitar & vocals) & Lisa Sears (vocals) from “Fig” will perform original songs, blues, traditional music and a few surprises.

The La Crescenta Juniors are having their Annual Spring Tea on May  8, at 11:00 a.m.  This is to benefit Operation Smile and other local charities.  Bring your mom, daughter, or your best friend.  Contact Merry Kropff  for reservations at (818) 957-7308.  First come first serve basis.
The event will be held at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club located at
4004 La Crescenta Ave. in  La Crescenta.

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.
Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in the Council Room located on the fourth floor).
Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit www.vhhospital.org.

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