Anderson W. Clark Junior High School, (now Crescenta Valley High) class of 1956 is having a reunion on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Between 110 and 130 classmates and guests are expected. Coach Ed Goorjian and most of his 1956 champion basketball will be there.

For more information, contact Anna Mae Mothershed, chair at (209) 526-2264.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 Community Ave., La Crescenta

The CV High School class of 1981 is having its 30-year reunion on July 16 at 6 p.m. For more information visit

Crescenta Valley Class of 1991 will be holding its 20th reunion on July 23 at the Angeles National Golf Course. Early bird ticket pricing will be $65/person until April 1. For more information contact Sosi at (818) 621-1980 after 5 p.m. or email  Find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend’s events.


The La Cañada Thursday Club is hosting “Goin’ Green,” a luncheon, fashion show and silent auction, on Thursday, March 17 at Oakmont Country Club.

Goin’ Green is the Thursday Club’s primary fundraiser of the year and will be held at Oakmont Country Club. The event begins at 11 a.m. with the opening of the silent auction, chaired by Rose Manning. Luncheon will be served at noon with the fashion show immediately following.

Daytime and evening fashions from Holiday Hats & Gowns in Montrose and Coldwater Creek will be presented. Tickets for Goin’ Green are $75 each and reservations may be made by calling Dotty Greenawalt at (626) 793-5491.

La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada Flintridge


Music executive Cary Mansfield will be the featured Encore speaker this Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Mansfield is vice president of A&R and Licensing at Varese Sarabande Records.

At 1 p.m., GCC geography instructor Michael Reed will cover the geography and economics of coffee and chocolate production worldwide.

Encore meets in the Life Skills Building of the Glendale Community College campus at the far east end. Visitors are free.


The La Crescenta Woman’s Club’s Annual Fashion Show is on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30; contact Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407.

Fashions by Drapers & Damons.  Opportunities, silent auction, live auction, door prizes.

LCWC, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta


The Jewel City Doll Club will be presenting on March 26 a wide variety of old and new dolls to the public at their show and sale. At this event a collection of unusual antique and vintage dolls will be available. In addition, the show will have old and unique toys along with miniatures and books. Also buy one admission, get the second admission free! Show flyers are posted at various establishments in the Burbank, Montrose, La Crescenta, Glendale, Altadena and Pasadena areas.

Admission is $5 and the event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale


Applications are being accepted for the Second Annual “WAW California Starz Talent Contest” on May 7 at noon at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. WAW Talent Training Studios and The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge are hosting this community-wide event that showcases the talent of local kids ages 7 to 21. First, second and third places will be awarded in each of four categories: vocal performance, instrumental performance, dance and beauty. Winners will receive cash and prizes

Application forms are available at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr. or at where details about the talent show, rules and regulations also are available. The deadline for entries is May 1.


The Autry in Griffith Park is having a docent class that is scheduled to start in June. The Autry is recruiting interested individuals to attend training that will enable them to share the rich history of the west with museum visitors. For more information, contact Susan DiCato at or (323) 667-2000.

The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Descanso Gardens is also seeking volunteers to share their time and talent. Volunteers enjoy a rich and meaningful experience at Descanso while helping the Gardens flourish. No experience is necessary to volunteer.

For further information, contact Volunteer Programs Manager Tali Arnold at (818) 949-7978 or

Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge


Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. in the newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert features Vio-Fonik in works by Handel, Ravel and Scorzo on April 6.

Appearing with them will be guest harpsichordist Jennifer Bowen.


Moonday East, the newly opened sister of Moonday in the Village, will be featuring poet Neil McCarthy on Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse in La Cañada.

Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. The readings will take place on the third Sunday of every month (with March as an exception) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open mic.


Trish Kertes’s “Nature’s Beauty” art exhibit continues at Descanso Gardens in the Heritage Art Gallery at the historic Boddy House.  The exhibit runs through April. Boddy House hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through the spring. Free with admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 children 5 to 12.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.


The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings Family Education Program offers babysitting classes designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, when to call 911, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a babysitting course completion certificate.

Upcoming babysitting classes are held on: March 19, April 30 and May 21. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit

Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).


On March 20, Descanso Gardens (Van de Kamp Hall) is hosting Free to Breathe® Yogathon, an event to unite people who are passionate about raising public awareness and vital research funding to fight lung cancer.

All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs.

Registration opens at 9 a.m.; opening remarks and preparation for yoga begins at 10 a.m. and yoga begins at 10:15 a.m.

Registration costs are: $25 online – closes March 16 (; $28 mail-in – closes March 14; $30 on the day of event.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge


Benita Bike’s DanceArt presents an outdoor performance at the historic McGroarty Arts Center on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 pm. This is a free event.

For at least a decade, Benita Bike’s DanceArt has presented interactive dance performances in the living room of the McGroarty Arts Center. In honor of its 30th anniversary, DanceArt will present its unique dance program – a combination of contemporary dance performance and audience interaction – outdoors in front of the Center’s historic McGroarty House.

For program information, call (818) 353-5734 or see For directions or Arts Center information, call 818-352-5285.

McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga


The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA will host monthly meetings for the La Cañada Parkinson’s Support Group. The group is free to join and will provide research and support for those with Parkinson’s or Movement Disorders.

On Friday, March 18, Lineage Dance Company will demonstrate how people with Parkinson’s are able to experience the joy of dance.

For additional information, contact Senior Services Director Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123, ext. 225.

The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada


Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is hosting “Light & Passion,” stained glass windows depicting the story of Easter. The display continues through June and will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  Closed Monday.

“Light & Passion” features six large stained glass windows that recount events during the passion while capturing the nature of Christ’s relationships with his beloved mother and disciples. The windows include portrayals of Jesus saying farewell to his mother before leaving for the Last Supper; Judas leading the guards to the Garden of Gethsemane; Peter, James, and John, asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane; Christ carrying his cross followed by his mother and John the Disciple; Christ on the Cross, with his mother, John and Mary Magdalene; and, Mary sitting with the cloth.

Admission and are parking free. For information call (800) 204-3131 or

Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale


The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together diverse and well-published award winning Southern California authors to discuss their work and support the Pasadena Senior Center, a valued Pasadena community institution.

Authors Naomi Hirahara, Attica Locke, Maile Meloy, Marianne Wiggins will be showcased on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Moderator is noovelist Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey.

Each author will speak and books will be available for purchase and signing. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $80 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Senior Center.

Pasadena Festival of Women is being held at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly St., Pasadena. For more information, visit or call (626) 685-6760.


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January 2011.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at