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Student Film Fest is Here
“The Best Student Film Festival” takes place at Sparr Heights Community Center Friday night beginning at 5 p.m. The work of local students will be featured. Admission is $2.

Sparr Heights Community Center is at 1613 Glencoe Way in Glendale 91208.

Kases for Kids
The Lions Clubs of Los Angeles Mid Valley and Crescenta-Cañada are holding their annual Kases for Kids on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are collecting suitcases and backpacks that are in good condition plus a gift of toiletry items or a stuffed animal would also be appreciated. These items will be given to a child in foster care.

For more information, contact Art Rinaman (818) 248-0478 or email

The collection takes place at Ralph’s parking lot in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta (at Raymond Avenue).

Restoration Day at Rosemont Preserve
There is a restoration day planned at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. Volunteers are invited to come and learn to identify invasive plant species and remove them to allow room to reestablish the native flora.  There will also be some light brush clearance.

Those who plan on attending should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended); also any of the following tools: shovels, spades, loppers, hatchets and clippers. Other tools and equipment will be provided.

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 at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

Beautiful South Pasadena – The Flower of the Arroyo
Author Rick Thomas will talk about the evolution of one of the prettiest communities in LA – South Pasadena – at the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on July 15. He’ll concentrate on the steps taken by its original settlers to transform it from wilderness into an agricultural and resort Mecca, and eventually into the beautiful suburb it is today.

Thomas is the author of four books on South Pasadena and its history.

The society meets 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 (on the corner of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues).

Bali and Beyond
A summer concert is being held at the La Crescenta Library on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. The ensemble Bali and Beyond will perform a program highlighting the music, art and culture of Indonesia in the library’s community meeting room. No registration required. Admission is free. Funding provided by Supervisor Michael Antonovich through the L.A. Arts Council.

For more information call (818) 248-5313.

La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

CVCA Meeting Announcement
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet Thursday, July 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., at La Crescenta Avenue. For more information call (818) 248-4967.

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