In brief

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Crescenta Valley Park is hosting an evening of making arts and crafts and enjoying food activities, cultural demonstrations, games, music and more as part of its Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 249-5940.

Crescenta Valley Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.


Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Morning

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday morning, Feb. 4. This is a chance for residents to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at their own pace and enjoy the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers: bring your camera to capture the morning light and citizen scientists, bring your iNaturalist and Merlin apps to identify birds and add wildlife sightings!

The gate will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve Committee members will be available to answer questions and present this community resource.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Those with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

Those planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes and bring water to drink.  

This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages; no reservations required. Rain cancels. Sorry, no pets please.  

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at


Pruning of the Vineyard

It’s time for the annual pruning of the vineyard at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Please bring a bucket, hand-held pruning shears, water bottle, and a willing attitude; wear good, solid shoes, long sleeves and a hat.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale/La Crescenta.


Jazz Night in the Café

The community is invited to Jazz Night in the Café featuring the award-winning CV Jazz Band. The event takes place on Friday, Feb. 10 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley High School café located at Glenwood and Prospect avenues in La Crescenta.

Tickets are $15, which includes admission, dessert and dance lesson! Tables for four available by reservation for $75. Advance purchase from any CVIM student or via Venmo @CVIM-Foundation. Attire is dressy casual, though “jazzy attire” is encouraged.


Clothing Drive Fundraiser

The CV Instrumental Music programs are hosting a clothing drive fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Drop off at the band parking lot (south of Community Avenue on Ramsdell Avenue). Items accepted include purses, backpacks, gloves, hats, belts, towels, sheets, blankets and more. NO undergarments (underwear, used socks and bed pillows).

Bag items in large white kitchen bags and label CVIM. Questions can be directed to


Annual Speakers Club Contest

The Lions Club is holding its annual Speakers Club Contest on Saturday, Feb. 11. The contest is open to all students in the Crescenta Valley area who are in grades nine-12. The winner of the local club contest will receive $100 and move on to the Lions Club International Zone Contest held in mid-March. 

Those interested in participating or those who would like more information can contact

More details and official rules regarding the contest can be found at


Arbor Day Celebration

On Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Casa Adobe de San Rafael in Glendale is the location of the observance of Arbor Day by Glendale Beautiful.

Glendale Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Dept., asks the public to attend the annual observance. Take part in this community-wide effort by contributing to the purchase of a tree or by supporting trees throughout the city. For donation and other information, visit

In case of rain, the event takes place at Brand Studios, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

Casa Adobe de San Rafael is located at 1330 Dorothy Drive in Glendale.