Youth Notes

Fundraisers Benefit Local Youth Organizations
AYSO Region 88 – U10 girls are having a fundraiser at Shakey’s at 1133 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale on Friday, Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The team has been selected to play in the national games in Wellington, Florida and is raising money to get there.

The CVHS Falkons robotics team is having a fundraising event on Wednesday, March 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Panera Bread at 990 Town Center in La Cañada. The CVHS Falkons robotics team flyer (available on must accompany orders.

ALFie Company Presents ‘The Magic Flute’
Assistance League® of Flintridge (ALF) winter drama group, ALFie Company, will present its version of “The Magic Flute” on March 4 at 7 p.m. in Lanterman Auditorium. Adapted and directed by Koni McCurdy, this production, presented by fourth through 12th grade students, will take the audience into the fantasy world of one of Mozart’s best-loved operas.

The student actors interpret the play’s irresistible fun in the love story of the handsome prince, Tamino, and captured princess, Pamina. Audiences for over 200 years have attested to the charm of “The Magic Flute,” and this performance promises to delight.

Admission is free.

Assistance League of Flintridge is a nonprofit service organization of volunteers. Drama and other ALF philanthropic programs are supported by sales of donated merchandise at the ALF thrift shop, the Bargain Box. For more information about Assistance League of Flintridge, call (818) 790-1328, or visit

The Lanterman Auditorium is located at 4491 Cornishon Ave. in La Cañada Flintridge.

GYO Announces Performance
The Glendale Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brad Keimach, performs Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The program includes: Mozart – Overture to “The Magic Flute,” Beethoven – “Piano Concerto #1, 1st Movement” (Jacqueline Ching, piano), Reinecke – “Flute Concerto in D, 3rd Movement” (Josephine Lee, flute), Sarasate – “Ziguenerweisen” (Rachel Mugemancuro, violin) and Beethoven – “Symphony #2.”

The GYO is funded in part by a grant from L.A. County Arts Commission.

Tickets are $12.50 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre box office. Groups of 15 or more get 15% off. Students, children and seniors may purchase tickets for $10 each.

The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 243-ALEX, or visit

Foothill MWD Opens K-12 Student Art Contest
Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD) is conducting its fifth annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase “Water Is Life.” This is a fun and educational project that serves to inspire student creativity while considering the stewardship of our precious water resources. The contest is open to all students K-12 attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area, including all schools located in the City of La Cañada Flintridge.

Art must be submitted on 12-inch x 18-inch white poster board or drawing paper with a one-inch blank space or white area left on all four sides of the artwork. Artists may use the following art media: crayons, markers, pencil, paints, watercolors, pastels, cut paper or fabric. Photography or computer generated artwork is not permitted.

This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2017 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.

Deadline for entries is April 1, including postmarked submissions. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of Foothill MWD.  For further information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria, and other prizes, please visit and click on 2016 Water Is Life Student Art Contest on the main page.

Scholarship Money Available From LCWC
Every year the La Crescenta Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors from the local high schools. Those who have or know of a graduating senior that is bound for college are encouraged to visit the LCWC website at and print a scholarship form. The club raises money all year to support this worthwhile cause. The scholarship committee reviews the entries and selects those deserving students. There is a recognition/award ceremony to present and honor them.

The deadline for applications is March 4.

Scholarship Opps from CSF
The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge (CSF) has announced that the 2016 scholarship applications are now available. Fulltime students who attend a pubic or private school located within the city of La Cañada Flintridge, as well as Crescenta Valley High School, regardless of home residency, are eligible to apply for scholarships. Additionally, students receiving services associated with Hathaway Sycamores and HIllsides Pasadena are also eligible.

CSF scholarships range from $500 to $2,200 per student. Last year, CSF awarded scholarships to 19 students totaling $23,000.

Minimum criteria for eligibility include a 3.0 unweighted grade point average and documented financial need. High school seniors should check with their college counselor or visit the CSF website. Financial need is based on information each applicant provides via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and is determined by a professional financial aid consultant employed by CSF.

All required school and financial documentation, along with reference reports must be received by April 30.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the CSF’s website at, or obtained at the college counseling offices of La Cañada High School, Flintridge Preparatory School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Hillside School and Learning Center, Saint Francis High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Hathaway Sycamores, and Hillsides Pasadena.

SAT Seminars
Assistance League of Glendale is offering SAT seminars to students attending public and private high schools in Glendale and the surrounding communities. The seminars are from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through March 2 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 3.

Seminars are held at 314 E. Harvard St. in Glendale. Teachers are currently teaching at local high schools and are highly qualified. The cost is $60 that includes eight meetings (two hours each), a book and Kaplan SAT.

Register online at Registration forms will also be available from high school counselors or from Thrift Alley.

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