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OLL Hosting Casino Night
Our Lady of Lourdes School is hosting a fundraising casino gala on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Angeles National Golf Club. Festivities include silent auction, live auction and raffles. Poker tournament is a $25 buy-in.

The cost is $65 per person that includes appetizers, cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, dessert, music, dancing and $500 in gaming chips.

Tickets are available at, at the Our Lady of Lourdes School office or Our Lady of Lourdes Church after masses.

Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland.

Valentine’s Evening Concert
LeRoy McNees has been involved in bluegrass music for over 50 years and has traveled the world singing and playing his music. In 1961 he was on the Andy Griffith TV show with the Country Boys (aka The Kentucky Colonels). He is a former member of the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta. While attending FBCLC, he was a co-founder of the Born Again Bluegrass Band, which was together for 31 years.

Gloryland is the name of the new band McNees assembled. They are all accomplished musicians with years of experience and a deep love of the music. Their music features traditional bluegrass pickin’ as well as gospel and humor.

The concert will be at the First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.

A freewill offering will be collected.

Seminars for Caregivers and on Mindful Aging
The community is invited to attend free seminars facilitated by Kathy Garcia Egan, LCSW,, offered monthly on the first Saturday of each month at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in La Crescenta.

Mindfulness And Caregivers is a practical guide to caring for one’s self while caring for others. These are on the first Saturday of even numbered months from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mindful Aging offers practical tools to enrich life’s journey. These are on the first Saturday of odd numbered months from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Reservations are required. Please call the church office (818-248-3738) to reserve a seat.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2723 Orange Ave., La Crescenta

Grief Recovery Seminar at First Baptist
A six-week grief recovery seminar is being held on Wednesday afternoons at First Baptist Church at La Crescenta. The seminars are from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

“Grieving is not a weakness, for it is normal,” said the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzolglou, who will guide the sessions. “And there is no timing that one can set when grief may be over. Often we don’t get over it, we learn to manage it.”

The seminars are free and open to all. For questions, call (818) 249-5832.

First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave.

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