THE JOY OF SEEDS
Join culinary chef and horticulturist Craig Ruggless at Descanso Gardens for an entertaining look at seeds, meet a “Serpent from Sicily” zucchini, the “Candle of Fire” radish and a melon called “Ugly but Good” in Italian. On Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – noon. Get an entertaining look at seeds and learn how to prep for winter gardening. Free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children. (818) 949-4200, www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive., La Cañada.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Hogan at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.The Glendale Hilton is located at 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AT HARAMOKNGNA
The Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center is participating in National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5. Beginning at 10 a.m., the Center will offer native music and activities as part of the national awareness program celebrating trails. The Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center is located at Angeles Crest Hwy and Mount Wilson Red Box Road. For more information, phone (818) 336-6105.
LITTLE LANDERS PRESENTS DEBRIS FLOWS HISTORY
The Little Landers Historical Society will present “The Debris Flows of 1934 and 1978” on Saturday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. After the fires come the rains, then everything slides down the mountains. It has happened many times before. The speaker for this informative and historical presentation is Art Cobery, long time foothills resident and historian. Through pictures and stories, Cobery will recount two very devastating floods affecting the local area. In the days before flood control channels and round-the-clock news alerts, people were unaware that a wall of debris was headed their way and many people died. Anyone living in the foothills will be able to relate to this presentation. This is a free program. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. Tujunga.
Additional information is available from the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or email: email@example.com or the website: www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org
LCWC TO HOST CARIBBEAN CRAZY NITE
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will hold Caribbean Crazy Nite on Saturday, June 12. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dancing to live music from 7 to 10 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The cost is single $20, couple $35 (includes dinner and drink of choice). For reservations call Carol Jones (818) 248-9148. Make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman’s Club and mail to C. Jones, 3900 El Caminito, La Crescenta, 91214. Tickets limited, order soon. Bonus: purchase a table for 10 for $200 and receive two free bottles of wine. Deadline for reservations is June 2. La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.
AAUW TO INSTALL NEW OFFICERS
At its June 12 Branch meeting at 9:15 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club current president Sheila Koster will hand over the gavel to new president J.C. Chauvin-Byer at the installation brunch. Dr. Peggy Renner, women’s history specialist at Glendale Community College, is set to be the guest speaker. Her talk is titled “Education- The Revolution’s Legacy for Women.” Tracing education for women back to the Revolutionary days, when the Founding Fathers were crafting a democratic republic, the founding mothers were determined that such a nation could not survive without educated women.
American Association of University Women is an international organization of college graduates who work to improve the lives of women through education and opportunity. Membership is open and questions may be directed to the phone number above. For reservations, call (818) 773-2227 before June 9. Cost is $23.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale.
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.