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St. Bede and St. Francis to  Bless the Animals


On Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., at the Feast of St. Francis, the priests and friars of St. Bede the Venerable and St. Francis High School will host a Blessing of the Animals for the pets of the area. The event will be held in the St. Francis High School courtyard, located at 200 Foothill Blvd.

A Blessing of the Animals is traditionally held on this day in keeping with the spirit of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, and his love of nature and all God’s creatures.

The priests of St. Bede and the friars at St. Francis High School invite the community to bring their pets to this special blessing. All pets (dogs, cats, fish, horses, bunnies, geckos, ducks, birds, etc.) that participate in the blessing will receive a special gift bag containing holy water, a St. Francis holy card and prayer, and a St. Francis pet medal.

Pets should be on a leash or easily contained. Any questions can be directed to Joe Kim at (818) 790-0325 ext. 626.




Chili Cook-off at Light  on the Corner Church


Light on the Corner Church is having its 11th Annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. In addition to tasting all the chili and judging their favorite, ticketholders can listen to the great music and enter their names in the drawing for door prizes. What better way to spend a Sunday evening?

New chili chefs with great-tasting chili are urged to enter their recipes. Those who would like to have their chili in the cook-off can sign up at

Light on the Corner Church is located at 1911 Waltonia Drive in Montrose.




Tuesday Table Talk 


On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Bethel Church in Sun Valley will offer a showing of the film “October Baby.”

Stunned by the truth of her abortion-survivor birth, Hannah sets out on a road trip to discover her past and find hope for her future.  It is a thought-provoking story that includes humor, love and forgiveness. Rated PG-13.

The video will be preceded by a potluck supper. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m., the video presentation starts at 7:15 p.m., followed by dessert and discussion at about 9 p.m. Free to attend.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley




Empty Bowls at CV United


Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church is hosting an Empty Bowls event from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Empty Bowls has raised over $35,000 for hunger relief over the last six years. Bowls have been created by friends and members of CVUMC at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre and by Mike Flower, ceramics teacher at CV High School. Several local restaurants have agreed to donate gallons of soup to fill those bowls. The cost is a $15 donation. The proceeds will support organizations working to relieve hunger. Live music will be led by CVUMC’s director of music Barb Catlin.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church is located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.




Special Classes at Center  for Spiritual Living


Precious metal clay classes are on the following Saturdays at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Oct. 11, Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. The cost is $150 and payment plan is available.

Contact Laney at (818) 353-6628 for reservations.

Save the date on Sunday, Oct. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. for a Sister Joan afternoon retreat.

Live long, laugh hard, feel the love!

Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La



Flea Market Fundraiser


The community is invited to a fun family event! St. Luke’s Anglican Church is holding a flea market fundraiser on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Furniture, home goods, children’s items, and more will be featured. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds benefit the St. Anglican Building to Serve capital campaign.

The flea market will take place in the parking lot behind 3901 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta (corner of Foothill and Moore). Cash and credit cards accepted.


Caesura Youth Orchestra Presented


On Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., the La Sierra University Orchestra will present Dvorak’s Symphony 9 “New World” to benefit the launch of the new Caesura Youth Orchestra.

Directed by Dean Anderson, the orchestra will also perform selections from their CD “The Cross (Hymn Medley),” “All Glory Laud and Honor” and “It Is Well.”

The concert will be held at Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 610 E. California Avenue, Glendale.

For more information or tickets, visit Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Alex Theatre box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.


Tours, Craft Faire at LC Congregational


The oldest church in the Crescenta Valley, La Cañada Congregational Church (formerly Church of the Lighted Window), is opening its doors to the public for guided tours on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church has been designated as an historical landmark and just celebrated its 117th birthday. Docents who are knowledgeable about its long history will lead the tours during the craft faire.

The tours are held in conjunction with the church’s Annual Art and Craft Faire that is on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the beauty and learn the interesting history of the church. There is no charge and all are welcome.

La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada Flintridge.

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