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Bone Marrow Registry Walk
The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) will be holding its annual Walk of Life walk-a-thon on Saturday, May 3. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.; opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.; and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. The 5K walk will begin and end at Glendale Memorial Hospital (on Eulalia Street) where there will be food and music.

For information or to register, call (323) 663-3609 or visit

Rosemont Preservation Day
The next Rosemont Preservation Day is on Saturday, April 12. All are invited from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help restore the natural habitat at the Rosemont Preserve. The focus is on identifying and removing invasive plant species to allow room for the native flora to become reestablished, as well as some light brush clearance.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Those who have a shovel please bring it along. Other tools will be available.

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., La Crescenta.

This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required. Sorry, no pets. For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

SCAQMD Lawn Mower Exchange Program
The Southern California Air Quality Management District is offering up to 75% off the price of a new, high-powered electric mower in exchange for a working gas-powered mower. Registration opens April 16 at 8 a.m. and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Spots are expected to fill up fast.

Residents must pre-register at by clicking on the lawn mower exchange banner, or calling (888) 425-6247. To qualify, participants must live in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction. There are four lawn mower exchange events scheduled, including one on May 17 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.

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