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GEF Presenting Film Screening
The Glendale Educational Foundation will host the film, “Most Likely to Succeed” tonight, April 21, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale at 6:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion moderated by GCC Trustee Tony Tartaglia.
The film is about High Tech High School in San Diego – an innovative, hands-on model of educating high school students for their future. A short film covering creative technology-based teaching models being used in Glendale Unified School District will also be shown. The evening is being called “The Future of Education?” meant to initiate conversation about education style in the 21st century. New Glendale Schools Superintendent Winfred Roberson will make opening remarks.
Sponsorships and VIP tickets are available by calling (818) 247-0466.
Adult tickets are $10, available at the Alex ticket box office. Students are free.
CVTC Hosts Candidates at Meeting
Tonight, Thursday, April 21, two of the top five candidates for the County Board of Supervisors 5th District will speak at the CV Town Council meeting. Ballots will be cast in the June 7 primary election to fill Michael Antonovich’s seat on the County Board of Supervisors.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Elan S. Carr and Glendale City Councilmember Ara Najarian will be speaking at tonight’s meeting. Each is expected to discuss their candidacies and to give their views on local issues including the 710 connection, high-speed rail, Measure A expiration and its effects on our parks and open spaces, homelessness in our community, the future of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and local code enforcement.
Also on the agenda is public comment from Girl Scout Troop 3481 regarding pedestrian safety, discussion about the GUSD trustee voting issue and community reports.
All are invited to attend the Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. at the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. La Crescenta.
Prayer Breakfast on Saturday
The CV 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast will be on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta. CVHS Charismatics, Rosemont Jazz Band and Hiza Yoo Korean Dance Institute will be performing. The keynote speaker at this year’s breakfast is Carmen Trutanich, former Los Angeles city attorney.
Tickets are $10; students are free. Tickets are sold at the door, at the  CV Weekly office, 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Ste. 101 or contact Danette Erickson (818) 249-9577 or Harry Leon (818) 464-5870.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4550 Raymond Ave.

Rosemont Preserve Guided Walk: Native Plants of the Preserve
All are invited to the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a guide tours. Tim Martinez will lead an exploration of the Rosemont Preserve and discuss habitat restoration, ethnobotany, local history, and survival skills of the San Gabriel Mountains. He will point out the different native plants in the Preserve and talk about which are edible and how native plants were used as a food source by the Native Americans who lived there before settlers developed the area.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. 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, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at
CVCA Issues Invitation
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will next meet on Thursday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library Community Room. The public is invited to discuss local issues including Rockhaven and completion of the nature center in Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
Light refreshments. For more info, contact Sharon Weisman at or (818) 248-4967.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
Devised Theatre Piece Opens In Studio Theatre
“We Are Stardust,” an original Devised Theatre piece helmed by Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Dept. Co-Chair Melissa Randel will open in the Auditorium Studio Theatre on April 28 for eight performances.
Devised Theatre is an original theatre constructed by multiple partners, often with diverse skill sets, during an extended period of collaboration. Randel took a one-year sabbatical to work on the campus-wide collaborative for “We Are Stardust.” She has been training with the renowned SITI Company and Anne Bogart in contemporary theatre methods of Suzuki, Viewpoints and Composition since 2006. Auditions were held in spring.
The music department is also adding to the process by offering a class in world music and jazz improvisation. There will be live, improvisational music performed at each show.
Performances of “We Are Stardust” will be held at 8 p.m. on April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6 and 7. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be held May 1 and May 7. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at or at the college box office in the Auditorium. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

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