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On the Town: Historical Society presents first 'Gala and Benefit'

On the Town: Historical Society presents first 'Gala and Benefit'

After the Doctors House Museum in Brand Park was threatened with demolition in 1979, the Glendale Historical Society was formed to preserve the museum and other Glendale landmarks.

On the Town: Record donations buoy Glendale College foundation; Rotary Club celebrates Founders Day

On the Town: Record donations buoy Glendale College foundation; Rotary Club celebrates Founders Day

Technology met sweets at Americana at Brand's Sprinkles' grand opening last Friday. Promised to dozens of cupcake aficionados in line was a free scoop of ice cream if they flashed their smartphones showing that they "liked" Sprinkles' Facebook page.

On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

Some 200 Glendale residents never miss the "Meals on Wheels" all-you-can-eat benefit luncheon held annually at the First United Methodist Church on Kenwood Street. In fact, Laveta Hill has perfect attendance, having gone to all 37 luncheons.

On the Town: Chevy Chase Country Club hosts Devine event

On the Town: Chevy Chase Country Club hosts Devine event

Paula Devine was the undisputed star of the evening at her post-swearing-in celebration. With 200 of her closest friends, Glendale City Council's newest member opened her party, “Thank you for making your vote Devine.”

On the Town: The Soroptimists 'love' a good luncheon; GCC hosts Honors and Awards banquet

On the Town: The Soroptimists 'love' a good luncheon; GCC hosts Honors and Awards banquet

"Love" was indeed "in the Air" at the Glendale Soroptimists Installation of new officers last Thursday. It is also the theme of Paula Devine's upcoming year as president of the Glendale Soroptimists.

On the Town: Medical center's guild hosts a healthy event

On the Town: Medical center's guild hosts a healthy event

In keeping with awards season, the Founders Guild of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center recently put on its annual membership reception and awards luncheon.

On the Town: Rockhaven statue to receive improved look

On the Town: Rockhaven statue to receive improved look

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Lady of Rockhaven statue will be restored!

On the Town: Oakmont League hands out scholarships

On the Town: Oakmont League hands out scholarships

Glendale's Oakmont League at the Oakmont took its turn on the scholarship bandwagon by handing out thousands of dollars to community school students. Three nonprofit organizations were also the recipients of funds.

On the Town: Altrusa International holds installation dinner; "Mod Pop," GCC's annual student art show

On the Town: Altrusa International holds installation dinner; "Mod Pop," GCC's annual student art show

At a recent evening at L.A.'s Taix French restaurant, the atmosphere was anything but French. An Africa safari motif graced the tables at the installation dinner of Altrusa International of Glendale.

On the Town: Artists shine at Brand Library's annual event; GCC Patrons Club awards scholarships

On the Town: Artists shine at Brand Library's annual event; GCC Patrons Club awards scholarships

Seventy-nine artists interpreted the theme of "celebrate" in honor of the reopening of the Brand Library and its galleries. And "Celebrate!" their audiences did.

On the Town: Women celebrate the 'jewels' of the city

On the Town: Women celebrate the 'jewels' of the city

The ladies on the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women pulled out all the stops for their 10th Annual Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club. Last Thursday, about 400 women and men gathered to honor six "jewels" of our Jewel City.

Society: Glendale YWCA presents annual Legacy Luncheon

Society: Glendale YWCA presents annual Legacy Luncheon

For 17 years in a row, the good women of the Glendale YWCA have been presenting an annual Legacy Luncheon. Last Wednesday, the Oakmont Country Club was the perfect setting for ladies who lunch — with a purpose.

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

On the Town: Soroptimists present annual 'Bras for a Cause'

On the Town: Soroptimists present annual 'Bras for a Cause'

"Bras might be the most creative, supportive and uplifting invention of all time," said fundraising chair Kathy Lefkovits at Glendale Soroptimists' 11th annual "Bras for a Cause." Decorating bras for dollars may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure was last Saturday.

On the Town: Liu hosts 'Women of the Year' celebration; Glendale Soroptimists' award luncheon

On the Town: Liu hosts 'Women of the Year' celebration; Glendale Soroptimists' award luncheon

Last Friday, state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) opened her La Cañada home for a reception to honor five "Women of the Year" in celebration of Women in History Month. The awardees, Sister Terry Dodge, Jan Sanders, ...

On the Town: Brand Library reopens with a new look

After an extensive, two-year renovation, the Brand Library & Art Center reopened with a celebrity gala. Close to 150 supporters got a first look at the brand new library and art center's facelift.

On the Town: Oakmont League celebrates 75 years; second annual 3Event

On the Town: Oakmont League celebrates 75 years; second annual 3Event

As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, members and guests of the Oakmont League spent a day in "Italy" even if it was a ballroom in the Glendale Hilton decorated with crepe paper touches of red, white and green — the colors of the Italian flag.

On the Town: Oakmont League is celebrating 75 years; 'Sandcastle Girls' author visits GCC

On the Town: Oakmont League is celebrating 75 years; 'Sandcastle Girls' author visits GCC

The ladies of the Oakmont League decided to have fun at their recent dinner meeting. The venue, the Beckham Grill in Pasadena, was only a hop, skip and a jump from Glendale. The group is commemorating 75 years of service in Glendale and the surrounding communities. Each event seems more...

On the Town: Latino Assn. presents awards, installation luncheon; Cabrini Literary Guild fundraiser; "In the Mood" at the Alex

On the Town: Latino Assn. presents awards, installation luncheon; Cabrini Literary Guild fundraiser; "In the Mood" at the Alex

"She could be the unholy love child of Ricky Ricardo and Charo." That's how Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa described the Glendale Latino Assn.'s 2014 Woman of the Year Mercy Velazquez, past president of the organization.

On the Town: Women at Work welcomes new executive director;  third annual Heart of Business Expo and Luncheon; "Let Your Light So Shine" musical fireside

On the Town: Women at Work welcomes new executive director; third annual Heart of Business Expo and Luncheon; "Let Your Light So Shine" musical fireside

Not only is Women at Work celebrating its 35th anniversary, it's also welcoming its new executive director, Camille Levee, who is the former executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids.

On the Town: Jazz legend Sandoval performs at the Alex; Pirch fundraiser benefits Glendale Healthy Kids, Founders Guild Valentine's Day Celebration

On the Town: Jazz legend Sandoval performs at the Alex

It was standing room only for the Arturo Sandoval Benefit Concert, "Save the Music," at the Alex Theatre. Besides being a 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval is known internationally as a premier jazz trumpeter and Dizzy Gillespie protégé.

On the Town: Foundation's ball is a real gem; Founders' Day celebration; "Above the Fold" at Pasadena Playhouse

On the Town: Foundation's ball is a real gem; Founders' Day celebration; "Above the Fold" at Pasadena Playhouse

Guests at the Dancing with Diamonds gala rocked the night away on Friday at the Glendale Educational Foundation's annual ball. Representing the diamond theme, two half-carat diamond rings were given to drawing winners, who purchased champagne flutes for a chance to win.

On the Town: Noted attorney brings color to Oakmont League; YMCA ballroom dance lessons

On the Town: Noted attorney brings color to Oakmont League

This year, the Oakmont League of Glendale celebrates 75 years of service to the community.

On the Town: Ascencia presents eighth anniversary event, Dads' Club pancake breakfast

On the Town: Ascencia presents eighth anniversary event, Dads' Club pancake breakfast

Ascencia's eighth Anniversary Gala committee to support the homeless pulled out all the stops at Union Station in Los Angeles. But no guest was railroaded into attending this event — there was something for everyone.

On the Town: Recess Eatery event features celebrity chefs; Patrons Club holds annual installation event

On the Town: Recess Eatery event features celebrity chefs; Patrons Club holds annual installation event

The red-carpeted "Spectacular Event" at Recess Eatery equaled anything Hollywood could turn out. The restaurant on North Brand was bathed in klieg lights and scurrying paparazzi.

On the Town: Farmers market debuts its new location

Last Thursday was opening day of the revamped farmers market in Glendale as the Downtown Glendale Assn. assumed its management.

On the Town: Doctors House Museum reopens its doors

After being dark in December, the Doctors House Museum in Brand Park has resumed its Sunday tours.

On the Town: The year ends with art, shopping and worship

On Sunday, Glendalians were having fun in very different ways.

On the Town: Soroptimists end-of-year grants; Paula Devine's holiday party

"'Tis the Season of Service" was the theme for the annual grant-presentation luncheon held by the Glendale Soroptimists. The Embassy Suites was the sweet setting for the festivities. Last Thursday, dozens of Soroptimists dressed in red gathered to celebrate the holidays and some of Glendale's...

On the Town: Times are festive for the Oakmont League at the Luncheon for the Blind and Holiday Dinner

Advances in low-vision aids are thinning the ranks in a good way at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind. At least that’s the opinion of the Oakmont League’s Donna Sauer, who put together this year’s Luncheon for the Blind at the service club.

On the Town: Festival of Trees extends charity branches

The Glendale Assistance League's 38th annual Festival of Trees was truly "A Golden Christmas."

On the Town: Glendale is a party town all season 'round

The holidays bring out a potpourri of parties. The latest was hosted by La Crescenta resident Lynne Muro. Her home decorated for Christmas brought out the holiday spirit in her guests last Saturday. A gift exchange and lunch of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts satisfied the most “...

On the Town: Revelers sport a 'stache for men's health

“It's a Mustache Bash! It's big. It's stylish.” That was the flier's catchy description of last Friday's event at Katsuya Restaurant at the Americana at Brand.

On the Town: Event raises funds for Armenian health

Nobody can throw a Thanksgiving Luncheon like the women in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Armenian American Medical Society, made up primarily of doctors’ wives.

On the Town: Health group celebrates 20th anniversary

A huge sheet cake marked the 20th anniversary of the Glendale Healthier Community Coalition. But supporters were encouraged to load up on a healthy buffet of stuffed turkey rounds before digging into the cake.

On the Town: Putting out a spread to support GAR Services

Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening's proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults with developmental disabilities.

On the Town: Elks celebrate Oktoberfest in style

Oktoberfest came to the Glendale Elks Lodge for the 34th year in a row on Saturday. Representing the fun were napkins picturing beer steins and pretzels.

On the Town: Collector party benefits Brand Library

After two years of renovation, the Brand Library and Art Center will reopen at the beginning of next year.

On the Town: An evening of wine, roses, magic and fundraising

Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 26th annual “Evening of Wine & Roses” had a new venue this year. The Langham Hotel in Pasadena was the setting Sunday for 540 guests who enjoyed cocktails, live auctions and dinner fit for a magician.

On the Town: Fundraiser dinner served up at chief's home

Those gunning for an invitation to Chateau DePompa got just what they wanted last Saturday, when a Santa Maria-style barbecue was served up to some 70 guests at the arresting Royal Canyon home of Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and his wife, Carol DePompa.

On the Town: Nordstrom opens its doors to a charity gala

Last Friday, the new Nordstrom at the Americana at Brand opened to the public with a flourish. All three stories of the 135,000-square-foot building were packed with hundreds of potential customers ready to drop some cash at the store’s 10 a.m. opening.

On the Town: Cabrini Literary Guild president whips up a supper for 70

The Cabrini Literary Guild couldn't have prayed for a better afternoon to hold their annual membership tea with the theme of “lavender and lace.” Trailing Lantana plants provided the lavender color. Under the shade of a...

On the Town: Area charity groups light up the night

"Tropical Breezes" with attire to match was the appropriate theme for Las Candelas' Summer Party.

On the Town: "Love Boat" lady sails into the library

Our own “Love Boat” expert Jeraldine Saunders is making news again, this time on dry land. Saunders, with fellow Glendale resident and writer Sheila Farrell Murray, has just published a book about Saunders’ life as a cruise director and model.

On the Town: Local writer launches 'Star Trek' compendium

Author-director-producer Marc Cushman, currently president of the Glendale Alameda Writers Group, is launching his new book into the universe of “Star Trek” enthusiasts. 

On the Town: Return of 'Forever Plaid' fills the seats at Glendale Centre Theatre

A theater party of Glendale residents added "Forever Plaid" to their subscription series at the Glendale Centre Theatre. A passel of out-of-town relations joined them.

On the Town: Speakers address GCC annual foundation dinner

The new Glendale Community College Supt./President David Viar was introduced at the college foundation's annual dinner meeting.

On the Town: Oakmont League's summer party goes big

The Oakmont League of Glendale is celebrating its 75th anniversary. To that end, each event it holds seems more sumptuous than the one before.

On the Town: Soroptimists install their new officers

Celebrating their 70th year of service to the community, the Glendale Soroptimists installed their 2013-2014 slate of officers in style last Thursday at the Glendale Hilton.

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