Art Show

The Creative Arts Center Gallery will present “5 In the Mix” Deconstruction/Reconstruction, featuring the works of seven mixed media artists, February 4 through 24. For more information, call (818) 238-5397. The gallery is located at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank.

Cluttering or Hoarding?

A community seminar is being held entitled “Community Conversations: ‘Cluttering or Hoarding?’ Practical and Compassionate Responses” at the Buena Vista Library. It’s a community event that addresses this important and sensitive issue on Wednesday February 16 at 6:30 p.m. free of charge. Please RSVP to (818) 238-5353. The library is located at 300 N. Buena Vista in Burbank.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Kids ages eight and up come learn how to cartoon with Dave Boatman’s Comic Strip Cartoon Class, make a Wimpy Kid snack and find out about the new Wimpy Kid movie! Signups are required; call (818) 238-5610 to register. This event takes place on February 12 at 2 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library located at 300 N. Buena Vista St.


Flag Football League

Register now for the five-man, all passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, South Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening and weekend leagues begin in late January. There will be inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit www.topgunflagfootball.com for more information. You must be 18+ to play and references are needed.


Art Exhibition

The Brand Library Art Galleries and curators Renée Martin and Heather Rasmussen are pleased to present Curious Silence, an exhibition that brings together a group of artists working in “silence,” or letting something visual they’ve made speak on their behalf. The exhibit will run from January 15 through February 25. The opening reception was Saturday, January 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. There is ample and free parking.


CANP Meeting

The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) will hold their monthly dinner meeting Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Woodland Hills. Nurse Practitioners, students, and health care professionals are welcome.

California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) is the unifying voice and networking forum for all 15,000 nurse practitioners in California. CANP provides consistency and expert guidance for the profession. There are 21 State Chapters providing job networking, support and education to members.

The Tri-Valley Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly, serving professionals in the San Fernando Valley & surrounds. There is no cost to attend as a guest and Nurse Practitioner students are especially welcome to attend.

For more meeting information please call the Tri-Valley Chapter at (818) 725-3778, or email trivalleychapter@gmail.com.
CANP’s website is www.canpweb.org.

Himalayan Cuisine

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting of Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine will be held on February 17 at 5 p.m. Owner Tara Gurung Black will officiate. For more information, call (818) 932-9572. Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine is located at 19737 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills.


Raising Children with Care

Tired of time-outs, bribes and counting to ten? Are you looking to better connect with your children or students but have no idea how to start? Come meet Ruth Beaglehole to learn about a new paradigm of raising children based on empathy, connection and respect. After the 45 minute interview with LCW principal Dr. Kristin Droege the floor will be opened for an audience Q&A.

Ruth Beaglehole, founder of The Echo Center (formerly the Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting), has spent her life considering the needs of children, seeking support and nurturing for children as full human beings, using the principles of respect, healing and connection. Ruth’s professional journey parallels her personal journey and has given her the empathy, courage and dedication that has fueled her groundbreaking work; creating a new paradigm of unconditional parenting that is the soul of The Echo Center.

The event takes place on Thursday March 3 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the LCW Assembly Room located at 1265 N. Fairfax Ave. in West Hollywood. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, visit http://lcwmar2011.eventbrite.com.

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