The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. This Friday, Dec. 15, the Club is having a “Crazy Christmas Fiesta.”
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.
CHRISTMAS TREE LOT
The YMCA Christmas Tree Lot is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The lot is located at the Crescenta-Cañada Y at 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge.
Proceeds benefit the Y’s numerous youth-focused programs.
END OF YEAR EVENTS AT CCLCF
On Dec. 15, the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge hosts Bingo and Brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This is the last Bingo and Brunch of 2023! Must RSVP at (818) 790-4353.
On Dec. 15-16, CCLCF hosts “Advanced Sectionals with Geraldy Ceramics Workshop” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There are a limited number of spots, so RSVP by calling (818) 790-4353 ASAP.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT PROGRAMMING AT CV PARK
On Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CV 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.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT LANTERMAN HOUSE
On Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate the holiday season at the Lanterman House. The free event will include peeks into the festively decorated Lanterman House, light refreshments and live holiday music. There is a gingerbread house contest open to all ages and skill levels. Members of the LCHS Chamber Singers will perform. There will be craft tables for visitors to create holiday themed ornaments. Visitors can also shop at a holiday boutique, filled with hand-crafted art, ceramics and other gifts made by local artists, including members of the Verdugo Hills Art Association.
For more information, visit www.lantermanhouse.org.
No reservations are necessary. The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
‘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 continues 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.
COME LEARN MODERN SQUARE DANCING
A new 13-week beginner’s class on modern square dancing is starting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:45 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. The first two classes are free. Meet new people while getting exercise for both your body and mind. Learn the Steps to Fun!
PSHA IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED, LOCAL, YOUNG MUSICIANS
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is looking for talented musicians who play a brass, woodwind or string instrument to have an opportunity to exhibit their talents at the 37th Annual Instrumental Competition. Applications are now being accepted for full-time students ages 14-19 years of age who currently reside and attend high school in Los Angeles County.
The competition is on Sunday, March 3 when finalists compete in front of a panel of esteemed judges. Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts will award individual prizes that range from $500 to $4,000 to help further the education of the young musicians.
Applications will be accepted until 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. A résumé, proof of age and a performance video can be submitted online through GetAcceptd. The application portal can be found at https://app.getacceptd.com/pasadenashowcase.
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.