Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council Elections Vote for your Neighborhood Council Representatives! Thursday, March 20, from 4-8:30 p.m. at TL Methodist Church, 4301 Cahuenga (corner of Cahuenga & Whipple). For more information visit gtlnc.org.


Free C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) Course Studio City Neighborhood Council is proudly sponsoring CERT 1 Classes. This class runs on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30—9:30 p.m. Classes are FREE to the public and your CERT instructor will be LAFD Firefighter McKnight.

First-Aid/CPR/AED* also offered (fee required*). The information and knowledge you will gain is PRICELESS! You will learn such basics life-saving skills as: — Manage public utility functions and safely put out small fires. — How to prevent the three “Medical Killers” by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock. — Provide basic emergency medical aid to your neighbor. — Search for and rescue accident victims safely. — Organize yourselves and other CERT volunteers to be effective rescuers. — Collect disaster intelligence to support First Responder efforts.

CBS Studio Center (MPR-9) 4024 Radford Ave. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., from March 13 to April 10

RSVP to: scnc.2014certtraining@gmail.com


Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Programs at North Hollywood Regional Branch Library Every Saturday in April at 2 p.m. North Hollywood Regional Branch Library will present a program in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The PBS three-part documentary, The Abolitionists will be shown the first three Saturdays. Then Saturday, April 26, the library will present Dr. David Horne of the CSUN Pan African Studies faculty who will discuss the role of California in the Underground Railroad. Actress CeCe Antoinette will portray Sojourner Truth and female Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams. To complete the program, soprano, Tammy Jenkins, formerly of the San Francisco Opera will perform spirituals written as code for the Underground Railroad.  North Hollywood Regional Library is one of the nineteen branches, along with the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system which has received the grant, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Programs will be presented over the next two years. Be sure to check the library’s Web site lapl.org for information on upcoming events at all the branches. For more information call the North Hollywood Regional Library at (818) 766-7185. PASADENA

Maranatha High School’s “The Show” The stage of the Ambassador Auditorium will come alive as the Maranatha High School Parent Association hosts the school’s annual benefit, “The Show,” a combination of spectacular talent and gourmet food tastings.   “The Show” brings to the stage of the Ambassador Auditorium performances by artists including Linda “Peaches” Tavani, who sold over 9-million records with the Grammy-nominated duo “PEACHES & HERB.” Herb will make a special guest appearance to sing their smash hit “Reunited” and, for the first time in 30 years, Peaches & Herb will be “reunited” together –a historic moment in the music industry! The showcase of talent continues with the iconic 1950s chart-topping recording and television artist, Pat Boone! The line up also contains a number of other amusing performers. There is truly something for everyone! Maranatha High School 169 S. Saint John Ave. Saturday, March 15, 5 p.m. (Food Tasting), 7-9 p.m. (“The Show”)

All proceeds from “The Show” will benefit the Maranatha Professional Development Fund. Tickets are available online at maranatha-hs.org/ theshow. To learn more about the school, visit maranatha-hs.org.


GOT MILK? TV Chef Hosts Free Snack-Making Class for Los Angeles Kids In honor of National Nutrition Month, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of got milk?, has partnered with former Disney Chef Gino Campagna to inform families about the importance of making healthy food choices. As part of the efforts, got milk? will sponsor FREE children’s cooking classes, led by Chef Gino, at select local community organizations throughout California where kids will learn firsthand how to prepare calcium-rich after-school snacks. Chef Gino, who’s also worked with Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” program and Jamie Oliver’s “The Food Revolution,” believes that spending time cooking with children provides them with important skills, lifelong awareness, and culinary appreciation.

Griffin Avenue Elementary School 2025 Griffin Ave. Wednesday, March 19, 3 p.m.

For more info on this campaign or to download healthy snack recipes, visit gotmilk.com.


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