HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF HOST ‘DRIVING MISS LUCY’
The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will host Frank Gorey, Lucille Ball’s driver and personal assistant for over 30 years, at the next meeting of the Historical Society on Monday, Nov. 15. Gorey will talk about his experiences with the family, tell some funny personal stories about Lucy, and answer questions. The presentation will include some classic Lucy shows (without commercials). Also attendees will find out some more about the La Crescenta connection with the Lucy show – twins Michael and Joseph Meyer, who played the newborn “Little Ricky,” were CV natives.
The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Center For Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Call (818) 441-4223 for more info.
COMMUNITY CENTER GEARING UP FOR RUN
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is getting ready for its 17th annual Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive 5k race and 1 mile Kid’s Run on Thanksgiving morning. This year, the food drive will be benefiting the L.A. Food Bank, an organization whose mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in L.A County. Last year, the Center’s food drive benefited more than 150 families in the Foothill communities. The Center will be collecting non-perishable food items, such as canned foods, pasta, rice and baby food. For a complete list of drop-off zones or for more information on the Thanksgiving Day Run and Food Drive, contact the Community Center at (818) 790-4353 or visit the website at www.cclcfrun.org to register for the run.
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). On Nov. 17, Glendale Noon Concerts will celebrate the centennial of American composer Samuel Barber.
Ruth Bruegger & Friends will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Op. 11 & Dover Beach, with baritone Chris Winn.
The First Baptist Church of Glendale 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson) in Glendale.
MOM’S CLUB ANNOUNCES AGENDA
Mom’s Club of the Foothills, a support group for stay-at-home moms, will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. This month’s topic is, “What are germs and how do I stay healthy?” with speaker Dr. Lydia Baghdaseriani. Visitors and children welcome and babysitting is available. Meeting is held at St. Luke’s of the Mountains church (no religious affiliation) at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. For more info contact the club at foothillmommembership@hotmail .com.
FOREST LAWN PRESENTS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
Forest Lawn–Hollywood Hills is presenting its 51st Annual Veterans Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Serving as master of ceremonies is long-time KTLA-TV anchor and World War II veteran Stan Chambers, while the event’s keynote speaker will be Master Sergeant Kanessa Trent, principle advisor and public affairs sergeant major for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Veterans Day program will open with an aerial performance by the Golden Stars Skydiving Team, and will also include a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, and patriotic musical performances by renowned soloist Robbie Britt, as well as the Notre Dame Irish Knight High School Marching Band.
The program takes place at The Forecourt of the Birth of Liberty Mosaic, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. This is no charge to attend.
For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.
SUBJECT OF TALK
On Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. the Little Landers Historical Society will host a presentation about Leonis Adobe. The program will be held at the Bolton Hall Museum and will begin with a DVD explaining the history of the Leonis Adobe, then docents from Leonis Adobe will show the contents in their “Traveling Trunk.” Through artifacts, photographs and oral history, attendees will experience the life and culture of the inhabitants of Leonis Adobe and the Plummer house during the 1880s. This program is free to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
WALK OF LIFE AND COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
The Fifth Annual walkathon Walk of Life benefiting the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13, with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (1420 S. Central Ave in Glendale). The walk will conclude at Verdugo Park (1621 Cañada Blvd in Glendale) with a community festival featuring food and live entertainment. The festival will be from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The registration fee for the walk is $25.
For more information call (323) 663-3609 or visit abdmdr.am.
FLINTRIDGE BOOKS TO HOST AUTHOR
Flintridge Books and Coffeehouse is hosting The Art of the Short Story – A Reading and Workshop with Leslie Parry on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The author will share one of her short stories, then lead a 30-minute mini-writing exercise followed by individual readings of completed projects and a Q&A (participation is free). The workshop is free and open to writers of all levels. For more information, call (818) 790-0717 or visit www.flintridgebooks.com.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FOREST LAWN MUSEUM IN GLENDALE PRESENTS “LIGHT & HOPE”
Beginning Nov. 26 Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale will present its “Light & Hope” stained glass window display marking the start of the holiday season. This display is of renowned stained glass art that truly symbolizes the season.
“Light & Hope” will depict the seven most significant events in the birth and the early life of Christ, including The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, No Room at the Inn, The Shepherds in the Stable, The Flight into Egypt, Jesus in the Temple, and Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the Carpenter’s Shop. Franz Mayer & Company of Munich, Germany created the windows that date back to 1913.
The display will continue through Feb. 7. Admission is free.
For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.
Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale
CANDLE LIGHTING MEMORIAL SERVICES SCHEDULED
Forest Lawn will again hold its annual Candle Lighting Memorial Services this holiday season. There will be a service in English and a separate service in Spanish. Each of the services will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will feature holiday songs, inspirational messages, and candle lighting in memory of a family member or friend. Refreshments will be served following the services. The services are open to all community members at no charge. On Dec. 8, Forest Lawn-Glendale, Museum Plaza, 1712 Glendale Ave. will hold services; on Dec. 9 services will be held in Spanish. On Dec. 13, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Hall of Liberty Plaza, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive will hold services; on Dec. 14, services will be held in Spanish.
THE SNOW QUEEN COMING TO GCC
Hans Christian Andersen’s classic wintertime fairytale comes to life for the 13th annual production of the California Contemporary Ballet’s adaptation of “The Snow Queen.“
“The Snow Queen” ballet will be presented at Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Theatre, 1500 North Verdugo Blvd. with performances Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets at the door are $30 for adults and $25 for students. For reservations and information log on to www.snowqueenballet.com, www.ccballet.net or call (818) 790-7924.