Carolers and cards at Y

On Saturday, Dec. 18 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is hosting a holiday card making class in the multi-purpose room. The class is free and open to the community.  An art instructor will provide materials and snacks for the class.

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

Modest Fly to host Athena Mantle

Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery will be exhibiting Athena Mantle’s new works titled Desert Jewels through Dec. 20. The artist, who lives in the Tujunga area, is known for her oil paintings of agave and succulents.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. from Monday thru Thursday and is closed from Friday thru Sunday. Contact Eerren at (818) 331-780 for more information or visit the gallery website at for more show information.

Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, 7576 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga


Applications are being accepted for the inaugural Kids Talent Showcase “WAW California Starz Talent Contest” on Dec. 19 at 12:00 p.m. at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Presented by The Kiwanis Builders Club of LCHS 7/8, Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center,  WAW Talent Training Studios and The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, this community-wide event 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 prizes, trophies, gift cards and more.

Application forms are available at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive or at where details about the talent show, rules and regulations also are available. The deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 17.


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


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 in singing in the chorale can contact Shirley Nute at


Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale presents “Light & Hope” stained glass window display marking the start of the holiday season. This display is of renowned stained glass art that truly symbolizes the season.

“Light & Hope” will depict the seven most significant events in the birth and the early life of Christ, including The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, No Room at the Inn, The Shepherds in the Stable, The Flight into Egypt, Jesus in the Temple, and Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the Carpenter’s Shop. Franz Mayer & Company of Munich, Germany created the windows that date back to 1913.

The display will continue through Feb. 7. Admission is free.

For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit

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


Hans Christian Andersen’s classic wintertime fairytale comes to life for the 13th annual production of the California Contemporary Ballet’s adaptation of “The Snow Queen.“

“The Snow Queen” ballet will be presented at Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Theatre, 1500 North Verdugo Blvd. with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18 and matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and $30 for adults and $25 for students at the door. For tickets or information, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 938-3006 or visit online or

The Story of the St. Francis Dam Disaster

The public is invited to a free presentation on Saturday, Jan. 8 by the Little Landers Historical Society on the history of the St. Francis Dam disaster of 1928.

On March 12, 1928 the St. Francis Dam broke. A wall of water and debris over 150 feet high flowed down the canyon obliterating everything in its path. The official death count stands at 450, but many more died, making this the second greatest disaster in California history.  Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society member Frank Rock, who grew up in the area, will separate the truth from the myths at the presentation. He has taken hundreds of people on tours of the current dam site and is an expert on the St. Francis Dam disaster.

The community is invited to this interesting (and a little macabre) story of an engineering nightmare. Everyone is welcome. Parking available at the Elks Lodge – uphill at 10137 Commerce Ave.

Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1:00 p.m.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga