News from St. Bede Church
On Nov. 16, learn the art of making tamales at St. Bede. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall, participants will get one-on-one hands-on training and after class can enjoy homemade tamales.

The cost is $50 per person or $75 for two. Includes all ingredients.

Bring an apron and an appetite.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Cabral at (323) 559-5665 or

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Bede is hosting Lisa Hendey, renowned author, blogger and founder of She will be speaking on the role of the Catholic family and strategies for cultivating a dynamic Catholic family in today’s society.

The presentation will be made in the main sanctuary. All are welcome; there’s no charge but donations will be accepted.

St. Bede’s is located at 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Blood Drive at LCPC
La Cañada Presbyterian Church is having a blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments may be made by calling the church office at (818) 790-6708 or via online at The sponsor code is lacanadapreschurch. Walk-ins are also welcome. Please bring a photo ID on the day of the event.

The event will be held on the third floor of the Demarest Family Life Center at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For more information, please contact Red Cross representative Susan Josephson at

LIFT Thanksgiving Benefit Concert
It’s time for CV Church’s annual free LIFT Benefit Concert! Join CV Church on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. for a great time while blessing local families down on their luck through Sue’s Garden. The CVCHURCH team will perform songs by Macklemore, Phillip Phillips, Katy Perry and others. Special guest is Keisha Renee.

Bring non-perishable foods and grocery store gift cards to make someone’s Thanksgiving special. Dinner can be shared in the middle of the church’s new art walk and food is available for purchase at the food truck. All are invited to this free event.

CV Church, 4001 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta

Chamber Music Benefit Concert
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is hosting a Chamber Music Benefit Concert on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary. This family-friendly classical concert will feature music by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, and Doppler with local professional musicians Andrew and Karen Hayhurst, Gary Woodward, Doreen Cease and others from the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The concert will be about one hour long. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Casa de Los Angeles orphanage currently being built in Rosarito, Mexico.

La Crescenta Pres is located at 2902 Montrose Ave., in La Crescenta.

LCCRS Having Fundraiser
The Center for Spiritual Living is having a fundraiser at Straw Hat Pizza on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your family, friends, even strangers! Twenty-five percent of the receipt proceeds put in the cash register box will be donated to the center.

Straw Hat Pizza is located at 3463 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

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