CVHS CHORAL ALUMS WANTED
Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January 2011.
Anyone interested in singing in the chorale can contact Shirley Nute at email@example.com.
BABYSITTING CLASSES FOR KIDS BEING HELD
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.
Upcoming babysitting classes are being held on Oct. 9, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).
Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit www.vhhospital.org.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1970 is having its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Altadena Town and Country Club. Casual event on Friday, Oct. 1 has been moved to El Cholo Restaurant in Pasadena. Visit www.CVHS70.com for more details and registration form.
HOSPICE HELP NEEDED
Companion Hospice is now recruiting volunteers for its upcoming training program. Volunteers can become a needed friend to someone during the last part of their journey. Volunteers can also relieve tired caregivers for short periods of time or help with errands and shopping. Assignments will be in your geographical area. The goal is to promote quality of life and comfort measures. Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from a professional team. The training program will be held on four Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Oct. 9-30, located off the 210 Freeway – one block west of Rosemead Blvd., 320 N. Halstead St., Suite 100 in Pasadena. Office help, which does not require attendance to the patient Care Training Class, is also needed. Call Cecelia Rudar, volunteer coordinator, for details at (877) 303-0692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART EXHIBIT TO CELEBRATE HEALING
“Healing from the Ashes” is an art exhibition where the art objects are made from remnants of seven families’ homes destroyed by the Station Fire, the largest fire ever in Los Angeles County. This exhibition will open on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8263 Foothill Blvd. from noon to 6:00 p.m. and will continue Wednesdays through Sundays until Oct. 21. The opening reception is from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Salvaged remnants were gathered with permission from the seven owners in Vogel Flats region in the Angeles Forest by local artist Ariyana Gibbon and volunteers. The aim of “Healing from the Ashes” is to bring members of the community that were directly impacted by the fire together for both fundraising and healing; recognizing the loss; and supporting the futures of those who survived. Proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated to survivors whose ravaged uninsured homes were the very source from which the materials came. For more information call Ariyana Gibbon at (818) 445-1675.
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). Grammy nominated violist Karen Elaine will perform works by Zoltan Kodaly and J.S. Bach for solo viola on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
HOSPITAL HOSTING LECTURE
Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) is holding a free community lecture on prostate health titled “Men’s Health: What Every Man and His Partner Should Know.” The lecture, given by Dr. Kamyar Ebrahimi, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 7-8 p.m. in the hospital’s Council Room, located on the fourth floor lobby.
Topics discussed will include the importance of prostate cancer screening, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and related treatment options. The lecture is part of the hospital’s Physician Lecture Series.
Dr. Ebrahimi is Fellowship-trained in Laparoscopic Robotic and Minimally-Invasive Urological Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Loma Linda University.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call (818) 952-2227.
DESCANSO CAMELLIA COLLECTION SNEAK PEEK
Descanso Gardens offers a Camellia Collection Sneak Peek on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Horticulturist Wayne Walker leads a guided walk of the Gardens camellia collection. Learn about camellia care, enjoy early-blooming camellias and discover new varieties. Meet at the Center Circle. Free with Gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 children 5-12. Children 4 and younger enter free. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.