Community & Clubs

Community: Group helps women seeking education

Community: Group helps women seeking education

The Philanthropic Educational Organization’s Reciprocity Bureau met recently to plan for its annual meeting this Saturday at Pickwick Gardens.

Luncheon to raise scholarship funds for Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic

The reservation deadline for the Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic's annual scholarship luncheon is next Wednesday, March 12.

Community: Panhellenic has scholarship event

Community: Panhellenic has scholarship event

Deb Ann Orfalea, president of Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic and member of Zeta Tau Alpha, welcomed members and guests to her Glendale home over the holidays. Glendale members who attended were Rondi Werner Redmann, Zeta Tau Alpha; Janis Rosebrook, Alpha Xi Delta; Julie Weller, Delta Zeta; and...

Community: Teen girls assist charitable endeavors

Community: Teen girls assist charitable endeavors

The Assisteens, a subgroup of Assistance League Glendale, participated in two service projects over the holidays.

Community: Pratt and Drost exchange vows

Community: Pratt and Drost exchange vows

Megann Elsie Pratt and Charles Eben Drost were married at Shoreline Community Church in Santa Barbara by the Rev. Jack Grubbs. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Pratt of La Crescenta. The groom is the son of Mark Drost of Banning and Elisabeth Radovsky of Nashville, Tenn.

Community: Lions roar about Peace Poster winner

Community: Lions roar about Peace Poster winner

The Northwest Glendale Lions Club kept spirits bright at the annual Christmas luncheon. Members gathered at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind rather than the usual meeting place — Shaker's restaurant.

Community: Gala keeps Ascencia on right track

Train buffs will especially enjoy attending Ascencia's eighth anniversary gala “All Aboard!” on Saturday at the historic Los Angeles Union Station.

Assistance League Glendale offers clothing to kids in need

Assistance League Glendale offers clothing to kids in need

Assistance League Glendale on Monday provided shorts, pants, underwear, socks and sweatshirts to local schoolchildren who needed a little help this school year.

Glendale Latino Association names man, woman, business of the year

Glendale Latino Association names man, woman, business of the year

In keeping with its stated mission of inclusion, the Glendale Latino Assn. chose a top city official, one of its own, and a hospital for its top honors.

Community: Porto's raises $10,000 for Philippines

Community: Porto's raises $10,000 for Philippines

Porto's had a fundraiser to send aid to the Philippines ravaged by a typhoon in November and raised a total of $10,000 from sales of baked cheese rolls at three stores — Glendale, Burbank and Downey, said Betty Porto, vice president of community relations.

Community: Longtime volunteer keeps giving

Chick Benveniste of Glendale is celebrating her 41st year with Burbank's Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Community: Key Club hosts its mentors at Holy Family

Community: Key Club hosts its mentors at Holy Family

Holy Family High School Key Club turned the tables on its mentoring club, the Glendale Kiwanis, by hosting a December meeting at the high school rather than its regular meeting place at the Elks Lodge.

Community: Girl Scout to follow father's footsteps in parade

Community: Girl Scout to follow father's footsteps in parade

Bea Breckheimer is carrying on a family tradition, literally.

Community: Longtime Burbank residents, high school sweethearts, celebrate 95th birthday

Community: Longtime Burbank residents, high school sweethearts, celebrate 95th birthday

Longtime Burbank residents Marjorie and Les Jonkey received an early Christmas present with the birth of their ninth great-grandchild, Jackson Andrew Schulze, on Nov. 29.

Community: Theater-goers can enjoy New Year's party

Glendale Centre Theatre is again the New Year's-party destination for those who love live theater.

Community: Correcting facts in story on reptiles

A reader sent me an email last week following the item in my last column about the Las Candelas’ assembly on reptiles at Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena. Bruce Shwedick, the director of Reptile Discovery Programs, based in Plant City, Fla., corrected the information that was provided to...

Community: Pacific Ballet hosts Nutcracker fest

Community: Pacific Ballet hosts Nutcracker fest

A daylong festival of all things Nutcracker is planned by the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre on Sunday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Community: Los Altos Auxiliary delivers 150 centerpieces

The Los Altos Auxiliary spent the Monday before Thanksgiving creating and then delivering 150 centerpieces to homes throughout Glendale and Pasadena.

Community: Residents perform 'Messiah' at Disney Hall

Singers from the Glendale area will perform Handel’s “Messiah” as part the Los Angeles Master Chorale at 7 p.m. the next two Sundays at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., in downtown Los Angeles.

Community: Shopping helps Glendale Healthy Kids

Join Glendale Healthy Kids for “Shopping Works Wonders,” sponsored by Bloomingdale's in Glendale. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday receive a $15 bMoney card for every $150 spent. The best part is that 10% of your total purchases will be donated to Glendale Healthy Kids.

Community: Las Candelas brings snakes to Hillsides

Las Candelas, a woman's group that supports the needs of emotionally troubled children and youth, including those in Glendale, sponsored an assembly on “Reptiles” for Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena last month.

Community: Foundation reaches $10 million in assets

Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos reported they reached more than $10 million in assets this year when donors, fund holders and key community representatives gathered for the organization’s annual dinner in November at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

Community: Couple brightens spirits at tree fest

For more than 30 years, Diane and Roger Thisdell have been making spirits brighter with the decorations they create for the Assistance League of Glendale's Festival of Trees. Diane Thisdell creates a miniature Christmas tree and Roger Thisdell crafts a wooden rocking horse.

Community: Survivors honored at Courage Awards luncheon

Community: Survivors honored at Courage Awards luncheon

Four cancer survivors were lauded for their strength in battling the disease during the Courage Awards luncheon earlier this month at the Brandview Connection.

Community: Youth orchestra opens 25th season

Community: Youth orchestra opens 25th season

The Glendale Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brad Keimach, opens its 25th season with a concert of selections by Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Alex Theatre.

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