The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. On Nov. 3, club speaker Katya Volpi will be speaking abiyt “How Hiking Saved My Life.”
The cost to attend Friday meetings, which includes lunch and program, is $20. All are welcome.
The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale.
FUN FOUND AT CCLCF
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge started a new Tai-Chi class on Nov. 1. Classes continue Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Today, Thursday, Nov. 2 is the Center’s first senior social! It will be held in classroom 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. Seniors are invited to stop by and enjoy mimosas, snacks and socializing.
To participate in any events or classes, register through the CCLCF online catalogue at CCLCF.org or by calling (818) 790-4353.
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
FREE CONCERT IN LA CAÑADA
The community is invited to a free concert in La Cañada on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Burbank Philharmonic’s Gala features “Toast of the Town Overture” by sought-after young composer Quinn Mason plus prize-winning artists. This is part of the California Festival, a two-week, statewide festival of new music.
The performance will be at the Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishon Ave. in La Cañada. For more information, call (818) 771-7888. https://www.burbankphilharmonic.org/
HOOP SHOOT FREE THROW CONTEST
The Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 will be holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Rosemont Middle School gym, 4725 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.
Youth ages of 8 – 13 are eligible to participate. There is no cost to participate and winners have the opportunity to advance to the district, state, regionals, and the national finals in Chicago in April 2024. Six national champions will have their names and photos displayed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Please contact Hoop Shoot Director Chris Sullivan at email@example.com or call (818) 472-6264 if interested.
SUPERSTITION NIGHT HIKE AT DEUKMEJIAN
Join the night hike to explore superstitions and their origins. This is a family-friendly hike on moderately steep trails at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bring water and flashlights. Red covers will be provided for flashlights. Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/2wamryxb.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta/Glendale.
PERFORMANCE BY THE CALTECH WIND ORCHESTRA
The Caltech Wind Orchestra, directed by Dr. Glenn D. Price, presents its fall concerts, entitled “Reflections on the Past.”
There will be two concerts: on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m., both in Ramo Auditorium. The two concerts feature the same program of music by John Mackey, Charles Gounod, Ron Nelson and featuring a premiere by Pasadena composer Link Harnsberger.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information visit pva.caltech.edu or call (626) 395-3295.
The Crescenta Valley Lions Club is having a holiday boutique on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta (at Rosemont). The boutique is a fundraiser for the Fire House youth center.
This year’s boutique features an assortment of vendors including some favorites from the Montrose Farmer’s Market. Items for sale include clothing, handbags, jewelry, candles, skin care items and more.
QUARTERLY FOOD DRIVE BENEFITS BAILEY CENTER
The Crescenta Valley Lions Club is having its quarterly food drive benefiting the Bailey Center n Saturday, Nov. 4 at St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. Curbside drop off is from 10 a.m. to noon. Preferred items are dry pasta, canned soup, canned meat/tuna, canned chili, Spaghetti Os and similar types of food. Monetary donations also accepted.
OPEN HOUSE AT RAMONA CONVENT
All are welcome to tour Ramona Convent’s 19-acre campus during open house on Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon – 3 p.m. Participate in a hands-on Makerspace project, visit with administrators, teachers, parents and students, see award-winning robots in action, and enjoy live music and more at the Catholic all-girls’ school for grades nine-12.
Ramona Convent, 1701 W. Ramona Road in Alhambra. For more information, call (626) 282-4151.
HOLIDAY SHOP NIGHT
The La Cañada Thursday Club and the La Cañada Junior Women’s club are hosting a holiday shop night on Wednesday evening, Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada. There is no admission fee to attend and complimentary appetizers and wine/drink will be served. There will also be opportunity drawings and a 50/50 drawing.
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
The Daughters of the American Revolution are once again having its annual wreath laying ceremony in Montrose at the Vietnam Memorial at the corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard.
This event honors local veterans and is being held on Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. rather than Saturday, Nov. 11.
CRIME, PASSION & HOLLYWOOD IN LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
At Bolton Hall Museum’s Second Saturday program on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. participants will find out about the celebrities who live there.
The presenter for this program is Crescenta Valley historian and author Mike Lawler. Lawler, the former president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, will share stories during his talk at Bolton Hall Museum.
This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, home of Little Landers Historical Society, is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or BoltonHall.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOWLING TOURNAMENT IN STUDIO CITY IS A CANCER FUNDRAISER
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s annual “Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament” is Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (VIP pre-party is from 6:30-8:30 p.m.) at Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.
More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca–los-angeles/ronnie-dio/.
BINGO BENEFTS KIWANIS
The Kiwanis Club of the Verdugo is having a bingo on Friday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; first game at 6 p.m. Admission is $25, which includes 10 games.
Bingo will be held at the Verdugo Hills Memorial Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Advanced ticket sale is required as bingo is limited to 150 players. For tickets and questions, call (213) 984-4611.
Food and beverages available for purchase. Sponsorship opportunities available!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT PROGRAMMING AT CV PARK
On Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the community is invited to a Harvest Festival – Community Dinner (no registration required, completely free, all ages) at CV Park.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Park is hosting Breakfast with Santa. No registration is required to this free event that is appropriate for all ages.
Ongoing programs at the Park include: Everybody Plays, an afterschool program for ages 7-17 featuring homework help, gardening, indoor games, free play, sports, nature walks and more! (No registration required, completely free); Senior Club – with the help of the department of Mental Health and Public Health, the Park is hosting mental health workshops and group sessions, as well as painting days targeted to seniors, and exercise classes. No registration required and these are free; Tiny Tots – an afternoon program for kids from ages 3 to 5 (who are fully potty trained) is an interactive program with three-four week sessions ($45/week) where parents are encouraged to stay while their children interact with others and practice fundamentals.
PSHA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2023/24 GIFTS & GRANTS
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has announced the launch of its 2023/24 Gifts & Grants program. Each year Gifts & Grants distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations to support music and arts programs including underwriting community performances, academy and conservatory scholarships, music therapy and music education.
The application period will close on Nov. 30; awardees will be advised in April 2024. Applications are encouraged from qualifying nonprofit organizations and local schools whose programs are administered and conducted in Los Angeles County, with special consideration given to the greater Pasadena area. For more information and application guidelines, visit pasadenashowcase.org/gifts.
Funds for the Gifts & Grants program are derived from the organization’s annual Benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The 2023 Showcase House was held in Pasadena this past spring with nearly 25,000 attendees. Planning is underway for the 2024 Pasadena Showcase House of Design with details coming later this fall.
VHHS PLANS REUNION
“Team 74” is planning a 50th high school reunion in 2024. Friends and graduates of Verdugo Hills High School are invited to attend to trade stories of family, careers, adventures and anything else.
Currently Team 74 is in the planning phase of collecting names and numbers of classmates and putting together a database; emails from classmates can be received at email@example.com. Information should include a mailing address, cell number and graduate’s name at graduation (if different than now).
A list of frequently asked questions will be provided to keep everyone updated as the reunion plans move forward. Those who belong to various VHHS groups will see redundant information to ensure all classmates are notified and have an opportunity to attend.
At this time the FB VHHS groups will be the reunion information outlet until a more focused site is created.