Earth Day Bike Ride
The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council and Councilmember Tom LaBonge will sponsor Earth Day activities at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, April 17. Activities will include a petting zoo, bounce house, games for the kids, educational booths and prizes. The 2nd annual bike ride is for people 13 and up.
Please join the environmental affairs on April 17 starting at 10 a.m. in the Wells Fargo parking lot located at 10225 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake. For more information, please visit www.gtlnc.org.
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.
All are welcome for the daily 9 a.m. meeting, a one hour literature reading with shares. The location is at 10641 Burbank Blvd., east of Cahuenga. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at (818) 749-3264.
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 7-10 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.
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.
The Sherman Oaks Chamber proudly presents The Sherman Oaks Community Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. located at Sepulveda Boulevard and Camarillo Street (North of the Sherman Oaks Galleria). The weekly event will include fresh organic fruits, vegetables, meats, delicious food to eat on-site and activities for the kids, including face painting and a huge slide. All this and more at the “Go To” certified Farmers’ Market in Sherman Oaks.
For information, please contact (818) 748-6131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors and Others for Animals
Betty White, a life-long animal advocate will be honored by Actors and Others for Animals at their 40th anniversary fundraising luncheon on Saturday, April 9. Ms. White will be the first recipient of the “Betty White Inspirational Award,” honoring individuals who have inspired public awareness and appreciation of animals and their need for protection and care.
The event will take place at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City. The celebration will include no-host cocktails, live and silent auction and a gourmet vegetarian luncheon.
Ticket prices begin at $175 per person and are available for purchase at www.actorsandothers.com, or by calling (818) 755-5080.
The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale and Orchestra, Terry Danne, Artistic Director, and Dr. Donald Caldwell, Assistant Conductor, present J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion — sung in English — on Saturday, April 16, at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill located at 6201 Winnetka Ave. in Woodland Hills at 8 p.m.
Considered by historians to be one of the finest works of its kind ever written, this oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra premiered 79 years after Bach’s death, under the auspices of Felix Mendelssohn, and Bach became recognized as the great creative genius that he was.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military and $10 for students. For information, call (818) 753-3306. To order online: brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 838-3006.