IN Brief

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate
The next Rosemont Preserve open gate is on Sunday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  All are invited to spend the afternoon at the Rosemont Preserve enjoying the poppies blooming and the beautiful green spring growth everywhere!

This is a chance to visit the Preserve and wander the trail. The Friends of the Rosemont Preserve committee members will be available to answer questions and show this community resource so many have worked so hard to protect and develop.

Those who plan on attending should wear sturdy shoes. This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.

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

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. in La Crescenta.

Historic Aircraft Wrecks of
Los Angeles County
Historic aircraft wrecks of Los Angeles County is the topic of next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta.

In the century that aircraft have flown over Los Angeles an astounding number have crashed, many in remote areas of the mountains or ocean, some still undiscovered. Aircraft archaeologist G. Pat Macha has spent a lifetime discovering lost wrecks, in some cases giving closure to grieving families left behind. Macha is an outstanding storyteller, and has an amazing collection of personal photos of long-lost wreck sites in Los Angeles County.

All are invited to his presentation.

Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues.

CVCA Meeting Planned
The Crescenta Valley Community Association meets Thursday, April 23 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room of the La Crescenta Library.  Updates will be given on the 710 Extension DEIR and VHGC development and discussion will be held regarding the results of the recent election.

Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Sharon Weisman, (818) 248-4967 or

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

Armenian Genocide Event Planned
An Armenian Genocide commemorative event takes place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. This year’s event will feature multiple traditional Armenian dance and musical performances by local students and keynote speaker Dr. Jermaine McCalpin, Ph.D. McCalpin is a political scientist and expert in transitional justice. The event will also feature two short films: “America We Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to the Near East Relief” and “Yevnige.”

Tickets to the event are free (limit four per person) and available at the Alex Theatre, Americana at Brand Concierge Services, and Glendale Community College and online at Tickets are not available over the phone. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

To learn more, call Community Relations Coordinator Dan Bell at (818) 550-4424.

Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

Dodger Night
The 4th Annual Glendale Dodger Night presented by Lexus of Glendale is on Friday, May 15 at Dodger Stadium. Join your friends and neighbors from Glendale to cheer on the Los Angeles Dodgers when they take on the Colorado Rockies for a fun filled night at the ballpark. Fans can stay after the game and walk onto the field to enjoy the Dodgers’ Friday Night Firework Show.

Tickets are on sale now through the Glendale Dodger Night website at All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation to continue their mission to support park projects, recreation programs, and trails and open space activities.

Art Show at GCC
The annual student art show continues through May 14 in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery.

“Celebrating Our Cultures” is the theme of this year’s show. GCC art students can enter work produced during the fall or spring semesters. Various disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, design and jewelry are included in the art show. Awards will be selected based on “people’s choice” voting by faculty, staff, students and guests.

A reception and awards presentation will be held Tuesday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The art gallery is located in the GCC library building, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663 for information or visit the website at