Charity Cocktail Party

The Toluca Lake Lions are holding a charity cocktail party on Saturday, April 30. The charities benefited include Shane’s Inspiration, the Foothill Service Center for the Blind and the District 4L-1 Blind Fishing Trip.

The auction will be held at 8:30 p.m. and door prizes and raffles will be given throughout the evening. The party is at Lion Karen Lenoski’s home. Tickets are $20. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Lion Kathy Amman (818) 230-2143 or Lion Karen Lenoski (818) 762-9522.


Celebrity Fundraiser for Tsunami Relief

Concerned celebrities are uniting to raise funds for tsunami relief efforts in Japan at a special autograph event hosted by bookstore Dark Delicacies at 3512 W. Magnolia in Burbank on Thursday, April 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds from purchased autographs will go directly to American Red Cross relief operations.

Fans are invited to bring posters, books or memorabilia to be signed by the following celebrities, who will also be selling autographed photos: actors Lance Henrikson, Stephen Glickman and James Duval, screenwriter Sean Hood and many more!

For further information, call (818) 556-6660.


Concert Series

On Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. the Associates of Brand Library and Art Center will host the second concert in its annual music series. The group performing will be the vocal trio Elemental Harmony. The concert will include selections from old cultures around the world, spiritual selections, early music and original compositions.

This concert will be in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and a reception for the artists will follow the concert. Brand Library is located in Northwestern Glendale at 1601

W. Mountain St. Call (818) 548-2051 for more information.


The Brand Library Art Galleries is pleased to present Inside/Out, an exhibition featuring new work by four Southern California artists who are exploring the dichotomies of the human body, nature and the built environment and private thought and outward expression.

The exhibition is on view until April 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale. There is ample and free parking.


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.


‘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.


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: Late Registration and Instruction #1 on Saturday April 2, 8:30 a.m.; Instruction #2 Saturday April 9, 9:00 a.m.; Instruction #3 Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. 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

The Toluca Guild of Childrens’ Hospital LA installed their new officers for 2011 following the last meeting held at the Lakeside Golf Club. From l, Shirley Garrett – Recording Secretary, Darlene Lloyd – Treasurer, Lynn Best – Corresponding Secretary, Sophie Goodsell – Consultant, Shirley Norby – 2nd Vice President, Barbara Little – President, and Marion O’Mara – Outgoing President.

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