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CVTC Meets Tonight
The Crescenta Valley Town Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the
La Crescenta Library. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Metro Transit board member Ara Najarian and CV Historical Society member Mike Lawler
will be on hand. The public is invited to attend and learn the latest on the state, the 710 tunnel and Rockhaven.

A meeting of the CV Youth Town Council precedes the general meeting and will start at 6 p.m.

The meetings are held in the La Crescenta Library Community Room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Montrose Film Festival
This weekend is the annual Montrose Film Festival. On Friday, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will be shown; on Saturday, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be screened.

The films will be shown at the former site of the Montrose Theater in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue. There’s no cost to attend. Films begin at dusk and are preceded by live music and cartoons. On Saturday, the winning student film from a local competition will be shown prior to the featured presentation.

Rummage Sale
BSA Troop 317 is holding its annual summer rummage sale on Saturday, Aug.  23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of St. James Church. Please enter from Lauderdale Avenue at Pontiac Street, north of Foothill
Boulevard. Proceeds from the event will support the troop’s outdoor
camping and hiking activities.

St. James is located at 4625 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Rabinov to Lead Preserve Tour
The community is invited to a docent-led tour at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This month Friends of the Rosemont Preserve member Paul Rabinov will lead a walk through a pristine part of Crescenta Valley history. Discover the past, and perhaps gain a new appreciation for this beautiful land we call home. 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. Please 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 please contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at

Open Theatre Auditions at GCC
Open auditions will be held for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Dept. fall productions at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28 in the auditorium.

The fall production will be three absurdist plays performed in mixed repertory on two stages beginning Oct. 9. The plays are “Play” by Samuel Beckett, “Action” by Sam Shepard and Eugene Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano.”

Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary monologue. Actors may pick either date to audition. If needed, call backs will be on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

All cast members must enroll in theatre arts workshops in the fall semester. The required courses are Theatre Arts 163 – Rehearsal and Performance in Contemporary Theatre Production or Theatre Arts 129 – Backstage Lab for Performers.

Additional information may be found on the website at

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

Glendale Beautiful Hosting Dinner
Glendale Beautiful invites the community to its 64th annual fall dinner, catered by Damon’s, on Friday, Sept. 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. for socializing followed by dinner at 6 in the courtyard of the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. In case of rain the event will be moved to Joe Bridges Clubhouse, 2351 E. Glenoaks Blvd.

Enjoy entertainment from J.R. Wright, singing Keyboard Kowboy, with his hot country rockin’ oldies. Paul Rabinov will introduce the proposed Arroyo Verdugo Pedestrian/Bike Trail feasibility study. The cost is $30 per person. The will be opportunity prizes with tickets starting a $1.

Please RSVP by Aug. 29 to Gladys Wymore, (818) 246-3634 or

Lip reading Course Offered
A free lip reading course is being offered this spring by the Glendale Community College Center for students with disabilities.

The class begins Monday, Sept. 8 and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. through Dec. 8 at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. The class is open entry and registration takes place in the classroom at any class meeting. All that is required is a student identification number that can be obtained by applying to the college online at and bringing a copy of the student’s latest audiogram.

Speech therapist Stela Fejtek is the instructor.

For additional information contact the instructor at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5413 or at

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