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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.

Presentation and Hike

There will be a one-hour presentation and a two-hour hike with Chris DeGroof from the Southwestern Herpetologists Society on April 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

The morning starts with a discussion on the role that amphibians and reptiles play in the natural world. Please note that we are meeting in the Trails and Open Space Office (old Ranch House). We are then heading out on the trails to observe the local wildlife in the park.

Call (818) 548-3795 to save a place.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.

Bingo Event Benefits Cadets

A bingo night is being held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Air Force JR. ROTC – CA882 is hosting and proceeds will benefit the high school’s drill and ceremony cadets who will be attending the national high school drill team championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Tickets are $10 for 10 games. For more information, contact Lynn McGinnis at (818) 248-1264 or (818) 726-1994. There will be a $100 prize for each game plus additional grand prizes, raffle, food and drink.

The American Legion Hall is located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

Hoop Heroes Game Planned

The 6th Annual Salvation Army Hoop Heroes basketball game between the Glendale firefighters and Glendale Police Dept. will take place on April 3 at the Glendale High School gym. Prior to the game the Glendale Sunrise Rotarians will play against the Glendale Noon Kiwanis. This year there will also be a free throw tournament for the Crescenta Cañada Youth Basketball Program and an exhibition game featuring players from the local Special Olympics team. Tip off will be at 3 p.m.

The event benefits the Salvation Army afterschool program, The Zone.

Tickets for the event are $5 and attendees are also asked to bring in a can of food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for chances to win some great prizes.

For more information contact Joshua Sneed at the Salvation Army

Glendale at (818) 246-5586.

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 sharon@jetcafe.org.

Report Released on the Status of Women and Girls

The City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s University, has produced the 2015-16 Report on the Status of Women and Girls. This report assesses the latest data and trends making an impact on the lives of more than 108,000 women and girls who make up more than half of Glendale’s population.

To view the report, visit www.glendaleca.gov/home.

Friends Holding Book Sale

The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding their April book sale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library. A “members only” presale takes place on Friday, April 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find a great deal and support the library at the same time.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

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