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Vineyard Workday Planned

The StoneBarn Vineyard Conservancy will have a vineyard event at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. The vines are bursting out all over, and need training on the trellising, a little leaf pruning, and some judicious weeding.

This will also be the start of planting of the historic vines that have been collected from cuttings of vines recently discovered in Dunsmore Canyon and from remnants of old vineyards around the valley. The Conservancy welcomes the public’s help in accomplishing these projects, as well as visiting the expanded commemorative vineyard.

Please bring a hat, water bottle, pruning shears, shovel, pick, bucket and gloves. Refreshments will be served at conclusion.

For further information, call Stuart or Marie at (818) 249-2414.

Brand Park Trail Work

“Lend A Hand at Brand” is on Saturday, March 26 at Brand Park. Work will focus on the Brand Lateral Trail focusing on repair and alignments. This event is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon.

No previous trail experience is required. Learn how to use trail building tools and pick up basic trail construction techniques while you help at the park.

All participants must be at least 16 years old. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat

There will be plenty of work, but volunteers are asked to call (818) 548-3795 to RSVP. This is a great event for clubs, families, individuals, and students needing community service hours.

Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk

The Rosemont Preserve is having a guided walk from on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for another in its series of guided tours. This month Dr. Jim Adams, a professor of pharmacology at USC trained in the Native American ways of medicine, will be conducting the walk. Adams will instruct guests on the natural medicinal plants growing in local hills. His book on the subject will be available for purchase.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Please bring water, a hat and wear sturdy shoes to walk the trail.

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information please contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

Awards Luncheon Hosted by Glendale Beautiful

Glendale Beautiful invites all for its annual Awards Day Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse, Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Appetizers, sandwiches from Frank’s Famous, salads, dessert, coffee, lemonade or ice tea for $18. Awards presented for beautiful new drought tolerant landscaping around Glendale.

RSVP by March 31 to Sharon Weisman at (818) 248-4967 or

The Musical’ Coming to Glendale College

“Urinetown: The Musical” will be staged by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts and Music departments in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre beginning March 31.

With music by Mark Hollman, book by Greg Kotis, lyrics by Hollman and Kotis, the musical will be staged over two weekends with eight performances. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The director is GCC theatre arts professor Jeanette D. Farr. “Urinetown: The Musical” is a satirical comedy that opened in 2001 and received multiple Tony Award nominations. While satirizing bureaucracy the show also parodies Broadway musicals. For more information on the performances and the GCC Theatre Arts Dept. go to

Performances are March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 8 p.m. and April 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. These prices include a $2 per ticket convenience fee.  Tickets can be purchased online at or at the college box office in the Auditorium.

CVWD Announces Board Meetings

The scheduled meetings for the board of directors of the Crescenta Valley Water District for April are Tuesday, April 5 – regularly scheduled board meeting with a public workshop at 6 p.m. and presentation of rate study; Tuesday, April 19 regularly scheduled board meeting; Tuesday, April 26 – special board meeting at 6 p.m.

Meetings are held at CVWD’s administrative office located at 2700 Foothill Blvd.,
La Crescenta. Regularly scheduled board meetings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted above. The public is encouraged to attend.

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