IN Brief

5K Walk-Run on Saturday
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to take part in the annual 5K Walk-Run taking place on Saturday at Two Strike Park. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.; kids’ fun run is at 7:55 .m.; the 5K run starts at 8 a.m.; the 5K walk starts at 8:05 a.m. The cost is $20, $10 for kids’ fun run.

For more info, call the chamber at (818) 248-4957 or email

Two Strike Park is located at 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon
There will be an “open gate” event on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21 at Rosemont Preserve. This is a chance to visit the Preserve and wander the trail at your own pace, enjoying the tranquil setting, the wildlife and the natural beauty. Photographers, bring your camera to capture the late afternoon light.

The gate will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 pm, and Friends of the Rosemont Preserve committee members will be available to answer questions and show guests this community resource. There will also be Rosemont Preserve T-shirts for sale!

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. Wear sturdy shoes if you plan on walking the trail.

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

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

Deukmejian Work Day Planned
The next wilderness work day is on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and a hat. Bring water; snacks and other drinks will be provided.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.

BAF Accepting Board Apps
The City of Burbank in collaboration with the Park, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) board and the Burbank Athletic Federation (BAF) is seeking applicants for the BAF board of directors.

Appointments are for a three-year term and meetings are held in the evening on the first Tuesday of each month. Desirable qualities of interested candidates should include, but is not limited to, a minimum of five years’ experience as a participant in organized sports leagues and five years’ experience as a manager, coach or official in youth or adult sports programs. The selection process will include, but is not limited to, review of applicant qualifications, an interview process by a selection panel, and final appointments by the PRCS board.

Applications are available at the PRCS Dept. Administration office, the Burbank Sports office or online at: Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.

For more information about applying for the BAF board of directors, contact Rena at (818) 238-5330.