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SHERMAN OAKS

City Attorney Discusses Policies

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will be the guest speaker at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association Meeting. When he spoke at the Meeting last year, he promised action against mobile billboards, supergraphics which cover sides of buildings and the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries. At our Meeting he will explain what action he has taken, what he has accomplished and what challenges still exist.

This Community Meeting takes place March 16 at 7:15 p.m. at the Notre Dame High School located on the corner of Riverside and Woodman in Sherman Oaks.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Centennial Commemoration

La Galeria Gitana kicks off the exhibit “Rediscovering San Fernando at 100,” where artists present the historic landmarks and slices of life in the area. It’s part of the centennial commemoration of the City of San Fernando Incorporation, 1911-2011. The exhibit is running now through March 19. For more information, call (818) 898-7708. La Galeria Gitana is located at 120 N. Maclay Ave., Ste. E in San Fernando.

GLENDALE

St. Patrick’s Dance

The LA Catholic Alumni Club Singles hosts its St. Patrick’s Dance on Friday, March 11, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dance will take place at Days Inn, located at 450 West Pioneer Dr. in Glendale. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Admission is $18. Call (818) 759-1545 for further info.

STUDIO CITY

Henna Lessons

Teens are invited to hear Russell Chan, a locally-based instructor in the use of henna. He will talk about henna’s history as a shrub, which – when it becomes a paste has medicinal and therapeutic uses. After introducing the audience to the history of henna, Russell will apply mehndi to some attendees. The dye is temporary in nature – lasting between one week and a month.

The program will be held at the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. It will be on Thursday, March 31, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The library is located at 12511 Moorpark St. at the corner of Whitsett Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 755-7873.

PASADENA

‘Til Death Do Us Part – A Play

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 stars everyone’s favorite Sister, Maripat Donovan. After teaching countless students all about the saints, venial sins, guilt, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up her hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites, including her own wacky version of “The Newlywed Game.” Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for some quality time with Sister – the feistiest new couples counselor in town.

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 will begin performances at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse beginning now through April 3. The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is located above The Pasadena Playhouse at 39 South El Molino Ave. in Pasadena. The performance schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. Regular ticket prices are $28.00 each. Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at (626) 356-7529 or visiting www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.

HOLLYWOOD

Stand up for Horses

After the Finish Line is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rescued Thoroughbred horses that can no longer race or breed.

Join After the Finish Line for their “Stand up for Horses” comedy fundraiser on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, at the IMPROV in Hollywood. The silent auction is from 6:30 p.m.—8 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets through the IMPROV or contact Dawn at (858) 945-1371 or dawn@afterthefinishline.org. This will be a great night of comedy in support of the ex-racehorses.

RESEDA

Fly Fishing Class

Sierra Pacific Flyfishers (www.spff.org) 24th annual, 2011 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class is offered free to all members of the community. Classes are held at Reseda High School located at 18230 Kittridge St. in Reseda and include classroom instruction and on-the-water casting pond instruction.

Schedule: Registration and Orientation are on Saturday, March 19, 8:30 am; Late Registration and Instruction #1 on Saturday April 2, 8:30 am; Instruction #2 Saturday April 9, 9:00 am; Instruction #3 Saturday, April 16, 9:00 am. The Orientation is recommended. There will be a Class Graduation Outing, April 29–May 1, where experienced club members help you apply your new skills to fish for trout, near the town of Bishop in the Sierras. For more information, call Steve Ebersol at (818) 439-0556 or email kanaiyukai@yahoo.com

ALL OVER

St. Pawtrick’s Day

Celebrities and other animal lovers will hold a “green” super-adoption featuring discounted adoption fees, “Kiss the Blarney Dog” kissing booth, matchmakers to help you find your fur-ever friend, eco-friendly pet products, refreshments, professional training advice, giveaways and much more. This event will find loving homes for hundreds of shelter animals, and educate the public about being environmentally-conscious pet guardians.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. at the six following Los Angeles City Animal Care Center locations: East Valley, the “green”-quarters, located at 14409 Vanowan St. in Van Nuys; West Valley, located at 20655 Plummer St. in Chatsworth; South LA located at 3612 11th Ave. in LA; North Central located at 3201 Lacy St. in LA; West LA located at 11361 W. Pico Blvd. in LA; and Harbor located at 957 N. Gaffey St. in San Pedro.

For more information, contact Weil Public Relations at (818) 341-3646, (818) 378-8994, or email Rachel@weilpr.com.

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