In Briefs

Montrose Christmas Parade

The Montrose Christmas Parade is on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:10 p.m. Scouts, dignitaries, civic groups and more will parade down the 2200-2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. The grand marshal is the CIF champion, the Crescenta Valley High School Falcons varsity football team.



Winter Wonderland at Two Strike Park

Supervisor Kathryn Barger is hosting Winter Wonderland at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snow is being brought into the park and will be available for children to sled down. Santa will be there, too, ready for photos.

Free to attend. 



Rosemont Preserve Open Gate Afternoon

An “open gate” event is taking place at the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday morning, Dec. 7. 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 app to 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 planning on walking the trails should wear sturdy shoes. 

Those with mobility issues who require a closer parking spot should contact the Rosemont Preserve Committee.

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



Ceramics and Dance Shows
at GCC

The annual Glendale Community College Faculty/Alumni Dance Production will be held over three days with four performances on the Auditorium Mainstage beginning Friday, Dec. 13.

Performances are on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. Admission is free. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is advised. Children under 5 years old are not admitted.

Dancers in the show include students enrolled in the GCC Jazz Performance Skills, Dance Production and other dance classes. The choreography is by faculty, alumni and guests.

The holiday ceramics sale, a semi-annual fundraising event for the Glendale Community College Ceramics Department, will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Center.

A large selection of handmade functional and decorative items made by students in porcelain, stoneware, raku, earthenware and majolica will be available for purchase at reasonable prices.

Proceeds from the sale go toward equipment and supplies for the department, and fund guest lecturers and workshops for the GCC ceramics studio.

Additional information available by calling (818) 240-1000, ext. 5494 or visit

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.