Community & Clubs

Community: Club luncheon to benefit students

The annual Patrons Club Scholarship Fashion Show/Luncheon, which benefits students in need, will be held on Nov. 7 at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

Community: Can Tree supports four charities

Members of the Glendale Assn. of Realtors have been collecting prizes all year for the annual Can Tree charity event to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Brandview Ballroom, 109 E. Harvard St.

Community: PTA planning first holiday boutique

Carolyn Alves, president of the Edison Elementary PTA, is seeking arts-and-crafts vendors and food-truck proprietors to participate in the organization’s first holiday boutique scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave.

Community: Committee announces GEM award winners

Community: Committee announces GEM award winners

The Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale has announced its winners of this year’s Glendale GEM Property Maintenance Awards, presented to one business and seven residences in town.

Spotlight on Scouting: Girl Scout shares passion for Irish dance with local youth

Spotlight on Scouting: Girl Scout shares passion for Irish dance with local youth

Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts' good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects.

Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens

Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens

Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts' good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects.

Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of war and missing in action.

Community: Women's Athletic Club celebrates 90 years

Community: Women's Athletic Club celebrates 90 years

The Women’s Athletic Club of Glendale marked its 90th anniversary with a look back at how clothing styles have changed since the group started in 1924.

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.

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