Stay Up Late and Go Dancing With the Stars
On Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 p.m. until midnight the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Dept. is hosting a night of dancing under the stars at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
The Perseid Meteor Shower will be in progress, but it may be difficult to view due to the full moon and the bright evening sky. Participants are urged to bring blankets and chairs, binoculars and a flashlight and plan to settle on the park lawn at the picnic area for a summer evening of star gazing.
A short program will begin at 9 p.m. to explain the meteor shower and the summer night sky.
There will be “astronomy themed” snacks and drinks to help stay awake.
For more information, call (818) 548-2000.
LA County Opens Cooling Centers
To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, cooling centers have been opened by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, announced County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.
The Department of Public Health recommends several ways to manage the heat: Never leave children, elderly people, or pets alone in a parked vehicle; wear light, loose fitting clothing to stay cool; drink water often; avoid drinking alcohol; check on those in your neighborhood who have limited mobility; stay in an air-conditioned area (a mall, park, or library) during peak heat hours; avoid unnecessary exposure; when in the sun, wear a hat with a wide brim; don’t exercise vigorously outside during the hottest hours of the day.
Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.
For a list of cooling centers and additional information on heat-related illnesses and prevention, visit the Public Health website at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county.
“All for the Love of Kids” Tonight
The 16th Annual “All for the Love of Kids” awards dinner and fundraiser, hosted by Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, will be held tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.
“All for the Love of Kids” was initiated in 1995 by Supervisor Antonovich to support the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Families and Children’s Trust Fund. Proceeds from this fundraising event go directly to the Trust Fund which provides financial assistance for services and goods that cannot be paid for with government funding such as orthodontia, school clothing, educational trips, special medical needs, music lessons and team sports.