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CVCA Meeting
The Crescenta Valley Community Association will meet tonight, Thursday, Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library Community Room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. The public is invited to join in the discussion of local land use issues. Light refreshments.

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

Crescenta Commons Open ‘House’
The Crescenta Commons, located on the corner of Rosemont and Orange avenues, will host An Evening at the Commons on Aug. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who come will enjoy treats from a shaved ice truck.

Glendale Cruise Night
The community is invited to Glendale Cruise Night, a free event held in downtown Glendale and sponsored by the City of Glendale in conjunction with the Downtown Glendale Association and presented by the Economic Development Corporation.

Cruise Night is Saturday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and features pre-1980 cars, live music and fireworks.

For more information, visit

Open Theatre Auditions at GCC
Open auditions will be held for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Dept. fall production at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 3 in the auditorium. Those wishing to audition need only show up for one of the dates. Actors will read sides from the play.

The fall production is the farcical “The Government Inspector,” by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher opening Oct. 29.

All cast members must enroll in theatre arts workshops in the fall semester. The required courses are Theatre Arts 162 – Modern Theatre Workshop and Theatre Arts 129 – Backstage Lab for Performers. The production will also need crew including stage managers, light and sound technicians. Production crew must in enroll in Theatre Arts 182 – Technical Theatre in Modern Production.

Additional information may be found on the website at

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.

Descanso Gardens Hosting Drought-Tolerant Landscaping and Rain Barrel Event
Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD or District) is having a special drought tolerant landscape and rain barrel event at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is co-hosted with the City of South Pasadena, Pasadena Water & Power, Crescenta Valley Water District, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power. The event will include three classes in the Van de Kamp Hall that will cover the fundamentals of harvesting rainwater with rain barrels, greywater use and drought tolerant landscaping.

Residents must RSVP for the event to receive free admission to Descanso Gardens. Seating for the classes is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

RSVP to Foothill MWD at (818) 790-4036 if served by the La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association, Las Flores Water Company or the Kinneloa Irrigation District.

Rain barrels must be purchased by Sept. 10 from, under the EVENTS tab select “Descanso Gardens.”  Pre-ordered rain barrels will be available for pick-up at the event. The cost is $85.

Please call Rain Barrels Intl. at (919) 602-6316 for questions about the rain barrels.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge.

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