QUINTON BEMILLER GUEST
The Friday, May 7 meeting of the Verdugo Hills Art Association will feature returning guest artist Quinton Bemiller. Bemiller is a painter, educator and a gallery director and currently has his mural, “Hahamongna” on display at the Armory Center for the Arts, and a solo exhibition at the Los Angeles International Airport through September 2010. Bemiller teaches Art History at Chaffey College and leads art tours of galleries, museums and studios in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. On Friday he will present a slide lecture highlighting some of the most notable artists from the Southern California region. Bemiller will donate one of his recent paintings to be raffled at the meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. It is open to the public for a $5 donation.
TEA PLANNED, BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES
The La Crescenta Juniors are having their Annual Spring Tea on May 8 at 11:00 a.m. This will 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.
WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTIONS SUBJECT OF MEETING
On Saturday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. the Little Landers Historical Society will present “Women’s Contributions during World War I and World War II.” Guest speaker is Deborah McIntosh, owner and founder of History Through the Eyes of Women.
This is a free program. Everyone is welcome.
Held at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
PUPPETRY FESTIVAL COMING TO ARTS CENTER
McGroarty Arts Center is gearing up for its 7th Annual Celebrate Puppetry Festival to take place on Saturday, June 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. The day provides an opportunity for children of all ages to nurture their imaginations and playfulness. In addition to the free festival, children ages 6-12 and their families are welcome to attend hands-on workshops on three Sunday afternoons (May 16, 23 and 30 from 1-3 p.m.) leading up to the event. The “Make a Shadow Character” workshop with Maria Bodmann on May 16 and 30 teaches the ancient tradition of storytelling using figures and animals which are brought to life in front of an illuminated screen. For more information contact the Center at (818) 352-5285 or www.mcgroartyartscenter.org.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1990 is holding its 20-year reunion on Saturday, May 29 at the Glendale Hilton beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $99 each and 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 email@example.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 $95 before June 30. For more information, please contact Marie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Brian Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The Glendale Hilton is located at 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.
MOMS CLUB TO HOST PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Mom’s Club of the Foothills, a support group for stay-at-home mothers will hold it’s monthly meeting May 13 at 10am. The topic this month is pediatric dentistry.
Visitors and children are welcome. Babysitting is available. The meeting will be held at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church (no religious affliation) at 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. For more info call (818) 306-5052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VHH OFFERS BABYSITTING CLASSES FOR YOUTH
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 or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit www.vhhospital.org.
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). All are invited to relax during their lunch hour with live music. Light lunch for purchase by Angela’s Bistro available for $6.