Tales from the Cemetery
The next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will host professional storyteller Nick Smith will tell stories of some of the (dead) residents of Mountainview Cemetery in Altadena. Mountainview Cemetery is the permanent home to many pioneers of the Crescenta Valley including the mysterious and controversial first settler in CV, Theodore Pickens.
The meeting takes place on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Center For Spiritual Living (formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science), at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta (at the corner of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues).
Fun & Fitness Ride
The Rotary Club of Glendale is having its inaugural Jewel City Fun & Fitness Ride fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 at Verdugo Park in Glendale. Proceeds benefit low-income and homeless children and adults served locally by Ascencia, Glendale Healthy Kids and the Glendale Salvation Army.
Registration is on Active.com or via http://bit.ly/JewelCityRide2013. On-site registration is also available. The “gear grinding” event begins at 7:30 a.m. and registration is $35; “ride and glide” starts at 9 a.m. and registration fee is $15.
Live music and food trucks will be on-site. Fitness related vendors will also be at the park as well. for people to learn more about fitness and health.
Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.
Riverwalk Clean Up
The public is invited to the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, 300 S. Paula St. in Glendale to take part in the 24th Annual Great L.A. River Cleanup on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until noon. Participants will be in the river channel picking up trash to keep the river clean.
Space is limited for this work area; call (818) 548-3795 to reserve a place.
Participants must be at least 12 years old and have adult supervision.
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CVCA Announces Next Meeting
The Crescenta Valley Community Association next meets on Thursday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., at La Crescenta Avenue, to discuss the status of activities of the various jurisdictions in the valley.
For more information, call (818) 248-4967.
Rosemont Preserve Prepares for Anniversary
A one-year anniversary celebration of the purchase of the Rosemont Preserve is planned for Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve, the day will include refreshments and a fun time on the preserve. Tours will be offered, there will be a kids’ activity table and Rosemont Preserve T-shirts will be for sale.
The gate opens at 9:30 a.m., a presentation takes place at 10 a.m. and from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be docent-led tours. Participants are urged to wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants. Parking is at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta.
20th Annual Cruise Night
Southern California’s most popular car show is returning for its 20th year on Saturday, July 20 in Downtown Glendale. The public is invited to the 2013 Cruise Night to stroll down Brand Boulevard to see over 400 classic pre-1979 cars. Display booths and activities for the kids will make this evening one of the best entertainment options of the summer. Headlining the 2013 Cruise Night is The Tokens and The Surfaris – celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Wipe Out.”
This is a free event.
More than 35,000 visitors are expected at Glendale Cruise Night 2013.
For information on sponsor opportunities, call (818) 548-2752.