Mimi Speaks
Everyone agrees these are troubled times; life is not what it used to be. Our economy is floundering, business is down for many people, and a state of uncertainty exists. We experience disconnectedness, communication overload, lack of control, and we are cranky about it! You can hunker down and hope things get better, or you can move forward toward your goals.

Please join United Chambers for a motivational luncheon led by Guest Speaker Mimi Donaldson, with lots of humor, who will provide four growth strategies for tough times and the five pitfalls to avoid on your road to triumph.

The four strategies are:

  1. Build stronger ties to your clients and customers.
  2. Take time to consider what is positive.
  3. Redefine what your business is.
  4. Review all expenses and build cash reserves.

Mimi will take you from misery to mirth, and have you laughing about the very troubles that make times tough. $25 for Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Chamber Members.

Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard St.
Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.

RSVP by March 16th at (818) 981-4491.


Trivia Challenge
Tickets are now on sale for Trivia Challenge 2012, the Burbank Public Library’s annual fundraiser in support of Literacy Services.

Mr. Jack O’Neill, COO Bob Hope Legacy, returns as the Master of Ceremonies for this lively competition between teams from local organizations.

Tickets for the event are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Ritz Banquet Hall of St. Leon
Armenian Cathedral, 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Thursday, March 29, Appetizer & Dessert Buffet at 6:30 p.m., Silent Auction & Trivia Challenge at 7 p.m.

Call the Literacy Office at (818) 238-5577 for information and event tickets.


Benefit Concert
Hosted by Amy Katherine Hall, there will be a benefit concert for the Family Service Agency of Burbank, whose motto is “Making Families Last by Putting Families First.”

Please donate what you are able to for the production of this benefit with a budget not to exceed $1,100. You name or company name will appear in the concert program regardless of the contributing amount.

All benefit concert proceeds will be given to a representative from Family Service Agency of Burbank, immediately following concert at venue.

A receipt is provided for your charitable donation.

Paladino’s 6101 Reseda Blvd.
Thursday, March 15, 10—11 p.m.

For more information, call Amy Katherine Hall at (818) 317-8862.


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane weaves together works old, new, and somewhere in between in a fascinating orchestral program that opens with the world premiere of Old Keys, a new concerto by young composer and piano virtuoso Timothy Andres, winner of the prestigious 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award. Old Keys, an abstract piano concerto about form and gesture, was composed as part of LACO’s innovative “Sound Investment” commissioning program, now in its second decade.

Concertgoers are invited to celebrate the new work with LACO musicians in the lobby after the concert. Complimentary refreshments are provided for all ticket holders.

Tickets ($24–$105) are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org, by calling LACO at (213) 622-7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase rush tickets one hour before curtain.

Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m.

Royce Hall,
340 Royce Dr., Los Angeles
Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m.


Community Meeting
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association will host a Community Meeting. The meeting will focus on breaking news of Los Angeles. It will feature Jill Stewart, Managing Editor of Los Angeles Weekly and Pete Demetriou, reporter for KNX radio news.

Richard H. Close, President of the Association, explained that residents are curious on how news is created and who decides what news is.

“We will have at our meeting two of the most important news people in Los Angeles. Jill Stewart decides what is investigated and what is reported.

She creates the news. Pete Demetriou reports the news each morning as it develops in Los Angeles,” Close explained.

Area residents and business owners are invited to attend this free Community Meeting.

Notre Dame High School
Riverside and Woodman
Wednesday, March 21, 7:15 p.m.

Councilman Tom LaBonge, DWP officials, and community leaders broke ground on the Headworks Reservoir Project near Griffith Park on March 8. From l, Lewis MacAddams, Friends of the Los Angeles River; Shelly Marks, Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy; Construction Services Manager Mark Turner, Webcor, Obayashi, Lyles, a Joint Venture; Councilmember Tom LaBonge, 4th District; Ron Nichols, LADWP General Manager; Glenn Singley, LADWP Director of Water Engineering and Technical Services; and Craig Collins, President of the Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy.

Councilman LaBonge and friends at the grand-opening of the new LAIR Exhibit at the LA Zoo on Thursday, March 8.

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