The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. On Nov. 17, Deacon Ron Baker will lead a service project benefitting Autumn Hills Health Care Center in Glendale. The Club will be dark on Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
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.
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 tonight, 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.
On Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., volunteers are needed to water the bigcone spruce and coast live oaks, assist with trail repairs and remove invasive plants from the park.
Meet at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in Glendale/La Crescenta. To learn more and RSVP visit https://tinyurl.com/2e7tuypt.
Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing, and bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Families, individuals, clubs, and students needing community service hours are welcome. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.
CALTECH ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ENTERTAINMENT
On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Ramo Auditorium, the Caltech Glee Club & Chamber Singers, directed by Nancy Sulahian, present its fall concerts in Ramo Auditorium. Program includes music by Victoria, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms and folk songs from Korea, Romania, Scotland and the United States. William Schmidt will join as the collaborative pianist.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information visit pva.Caltech.edu or call (626) 395-3295.
GLENDALE/LA CRESCENTA STAMP CLUB
The Glendale/La Crescenta Stamp Club extends an invitation to all stamp enthusiasts and community members to attend their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the La Crescenta County Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. at La Crescenta Avenue.
Stamp collectors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join the Glendale/La Crescenta Stamp Club for an evening filled with the excitement of buying, selling and swapping postage stamps from around the world. This is a perfect opportunity for collectors to expand their collections or find that one elusive stamp they have been searching for.
In addition to the trading opportunities, club members will be available to provide free estimates of the value of inherited and other stamp collections.
For further information about the club or the upcoming meeting, please contact (818) 903-4451.
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.
OPEN HOUSE AT IMMACULATE HEART
Immaculate Heart High School’s open house for prospective students and their families is on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. No registration required. Meet IHHS faculty and staff and learn about their academic, extracurricular and athletic programs.
Immaculate Heart High School, 5515 Franklin Ave. in Los Angeles; (323) 461-3651; https://www.immaculateheart.org/
VHWC PRESENTS WINTER CONCERT
Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus (VHWC), under the direction of Ki Park, will present a winter concert on Dec. 3 at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church. The concert is at 4 p.m. Reservations and tickets are not required. A “free will offering” will be held and will support both St. Luke’s and the Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus.
St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AT HIGHLANDS CHURCH
The past, present and future can be seen this holiday season when Carter Thomas presents “A Christmas Carol” at Highlands Church. The production is from Dec. 8 through Dec. 17.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.simpletix.com/e/a-christmas-carol-tickets-144985.
Highlands Church is located at 4441 La Crescenta Ave.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.