In Briefs

Tickets are on sale for the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at the La Crescenta Elementary School playground. The gates will open at 4 p.m. There will be music, rides, food and, of course, fireworks. The gates will close at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.

Tickets are just $7 each pre-sale until July 3; on July 4 they are $10 at the gate and during drive-through ticket sales. Children 7 and under get in free. Tickets are available at the following locations until the day before the event: Bob Smith Toyota, CV Chamber office, Crescenta Valley Insurance, CV Weekly, J’s Maintenance, Pacific Outdoor Living, Harvest Market in Montrose most Sundays in June.Tickets will also be available on July 4 after noon at the corner of La Crescenta and Prospect avenue.

For more information, call at (818) 248-2271.

Community Invited to ‘Simply Strong’
A free teen girl empowerment workshop, Simply Strong, is being held at St. Luke’s of the Mountains on Sunday, June 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Simply Strong is part of a Girl Scout silver award project by local teen Maylin Austin. It is designed for high school girls including seniors who recently graduated and freshmen entering high school in August. Attendees need not be members of Girl Scouts. Advance registration, however, is required.

The workshop will introduce three topics: personal finance, personal safety & self-defense and clean, natural make-up application.

To register, email or call (626) 755-5892. This is a free workshop, but a $12 donation to offset expenses would be appreciated.

St. Luke’s of the Mountains is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day
Volunteers are invited on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Tasks included tending to the new trees recently planted, removing invasive plants and doing some fire hazard reduction.

Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended.) Tools will be available.

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. in La Crescenta.

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

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

Abandoned Mines
of the San Gabriels
The history of local mines will be presented at the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living.

Gold mining has a colorful chapter in the history of the local mountains. Many of those mines still exist, abandoned for decades, still full of rusting machinery and wooden shoring. Crescenta Valley resident Eric Cole has explored many of those mines and will present some of his photos and stories from the abandoned mines of the San Gabriel Mountains at the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.

La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. at Santa Carlotta.

Sign-up for Annual CV Chamber Golf Tournament
The Annual Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament takes place Friday, June 26 at Scholl Canyon Golf Course starting at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Education Fund, granting scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors. Single player entry fee is $125. Teams of four are $440. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, bucket of range balls, goodie bag, refreshments on the course plus continental breakfast and the chamber’s famous lunch of freshly grilled steak and salmon. New this year! – three hole-in-one prizes, including $10,000 cash, and complimentary mini-massages.

Register online at
For more information, call Lisa Dupuy at (818) 248-4957.