QUEST FOR A CAUSE: A FUNDRAISING
The Salvation Army’s Safe Place Program
presents a driving scavenger hunt through
Glendale on Saturday, June 4 to benefit services
to teens. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the
Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. The
adventure begins at 10 a.m. Teams should have
two to four people with at least one licensed
driver. Clues are provided at registration. Earn
opportunity tickets for every clue solved. The
Quest is not a race, so participants don’t need to
solve every clue to win.
Lunch is provided after the Quest. The entry
fee for adults is $35 and $20 for teens ages
12-18. Tickets are available online at www.
questforacause.eventbrite.com, or by calling
(818) 246-5588 or at the door. Join sponsors
Salvation Army of Glendale, and Glendale Sunrise
Rotary for fun and fundraising for Glendale’s
PARATROOPERS: HISTORY OF THE AIRBORNE
DIVISIONS OF WWII SUBJECT OF MEETING
On Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m. the Little
Landers Historical Society will host a presentation
entitled Paratroopers: History of the Airborne
Divisions of WWII.
The speaker is Taylor Menadue, a high school
sophomore. Despite his young age, Menadue is
an accomplished WWII historian and an honorary
member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge,
Southern California Chapter. He is also a member
of the re-enacting group from the 82nd Airborne
WWII Living History Association whose motto is
“Remembering History and Those Who Served.”
In addition to his presentation, Menadue will also
display items from his collection.
Immediately following the presentation
Bolton Hall will have the honor of hosting the
POW/MIA table ceremony. This solemn dignified
ceremony is a tribute to the POW/MIA still missing
from all wars. The ceremony will be conducted
by the Polytechnic High School JROTC.
The program is free. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave.
DESCANSO GARDENS PRESENTS SUMMER IN
Descanso is gearing up for the summer
season with 10 weeks of extended summer
hours, increased evening entertainment and
the return of the Camellia Lounge. Midweek
extended summer hours from June 21 to Aug.
25 are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. , Tuesdays-Thursdays.
For 10 weeks this summer, Descanso will
keep its doors open late for guests to enjoy the
Gardens in the cool of the evening. Enjoy family
programs, jazz concerts or a walk under the oaks
as the sun sets. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors/
students with ID, $3 children 5-12, free children
4 and younger. No reciprocal garden admissions
during extended hours of 4:30 to 8 p.m.
For complete information, call (818) 949-4200
or visit www.descansogardens.org.
“CHEFS FOR A CURE” FUNDRAISER
Join the American Cancer Society’s “Chefs For
A Cure” Benefit on June 15 at Firenze Osteria of
Toluca Lake from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant
will provide all the food courtesy of Chef Fabio
Viviani, America’s Top Chef and a Season 5 Fan
Favorite. Quiet Hair Growing and DD Family
Supporters, two teams of the 2011 Sunland/
Tujunga Relay for Life, are hosting the event.
Tickets are $25 per person, which includes
non-alcoholic drinks. A cash & carry bar is
provided; and a silent auction will be a part of
the festivities. Donations for the silent auction
For further details, contact Sheryl Buhr-
Sanchez at (818) 352-4715 or Ann Marie Dodge
at (818) 926-2262. All checks should be made
payable to American Cancer Society and mailed
to 10326 Mountair Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042. All
proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Firenze Osteria, 4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca
SUMMER NIGHT SWING COMING TO AMERICANA
The Glendale Pops Orchestra, led by artistic
director and conductor Matt Catingub, hosts
Summer Night Swing featuring Patti Austin
and Tierney Sutton at the Americana at Brand.
Summer Night Swing takes place on Thursday,
June 30 at 8 p.m. and is the second of a six-show
The concert is free to the public with reserved
seating for season ticket holders. For more
information, visit www.glendalearts.org or www.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS PLANNED
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.
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1991 is
celebrating its 20th reunion on Saturday, July 23
at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill
Blvd., Sunland. Reservations are $75 per person
until July 1st and $85 at the door. A local account
has been set up for reservation checks. Checks
are made payable and sent to: F. Virgallito, 5000
Acampo Ave., La Crescenta CA 91214. Make a
notation “CVHS Class of 91” on the check memo.
For more information contact Sosi Parsegian
at (818) 621-1980, after 5 p.m. You can find us
on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for
complete details of the weekend events.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission
concert series taking place every first and third
Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 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).
On June 15 there will be featured a single
work, Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb
Major, Op.47. Performing will be Jacqueline
Suzuki on violin, Victor de Almeida on viola, Pam
de Almeida on violoncello and Rosa LoGiudice
VHH HOSTING WELLNESS LECTURE
Verdugo Hills Hospital will hold a free
community lecture on colorectal cancer on July
12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Dr. AnaMaria
Garza. The lecture, titled “Colorectal Cancer:
What You Need to Know to Protect You and Your
Family,” will be held at the hospital’s council room
on the fourth floor lobby.
The lecture will address the importance of
early screenings, the effects of genetics on colon
cancer risk and available treatment options for
For reservations, call (818) 952-2232.
DOCENTS, VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AUTRY,
Companion Hospice is recruiting volunteers
for its upcoming training program. Volunteers are
needed in the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando
Valley and Simi Valley to relieve tired caregivers
for short periods of time or to help with errands
and shopping. Assignments will in the volunteer’s
Applicants will receive 16 hours of orientation
and training. Training programs will be held on
four Saturdays in October in Pasadena from 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Cecelia
Rudar, volunteer coordinator, at (877) 303-0692
or email email@example.com.
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
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
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
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La