Toluca Lake Elementary School Beautification Day
Students, families, staff, and community members will work together to replant our garden, spruce up the playground, and give some of the toys and classrooms a much needed cleaning. Lunch for volunteers will be provided by the PTA, and is being donated by Togo’s Sandwiches on Pass Avenue. Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office is also sponsoring a portion of the event, providing funding for our grounds staff that day and hopefully stopping by to say hello and receive our thanks. The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council is also providing plants and equipment for us to use to beautify our school. This is a true community event!

Toluca Lake Elementary
Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 a.m. (Gardening); 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Lunch)


Arroyo’s Edge: Greene & Greene Interiors 2012
Participants will have the rare opportunity to visit six privately-owned properties designed by Charles and Henry Greene between 1902 and 1915 that are rarely, if ever, opened to the public. The tour features acclaimed architectural features and design by the masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The tour includes the Duncan-Irwin house (1906-08), the Mary Ranney house (1907), the F. W. Hawks house (1906), the Van Rossem-Neill house (1903-06), the Louise T. Halstead house (1905-15), and the James Culbertson garden (1902-14) — in Pasadena’s historic Park Place neighborhood. General Admission is $85 per person; $50 for children under 12. Member Admission is $75 per person.

Park Place Neighborhood, 4 Westmoreland Pl.
Sunday, April 22, 12 Noon—5 p.m.
(Last Entry 4 p.m.)

For tickets visit www.gamblehouse.org or call (626) 793-3334.


African Violet Society
The next monthly meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society is coming up. The program will be on the judging of their “Project Plant.” Guests are always welcome. For more information, please call either (818) 951-3597 or (661) 940-3990.

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 West Magnolia Blvd.
Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m.

Mayors Cup Charity Golf Tournament
The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Foundation will sponsor and host the 15th Annual Mayors Cup Charity Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank. The event has raised more than a quarter million dollars over the past 14 years, which has been put to work throughout the greater East Valley & Burbank/Glendale/Los Angeles communities in support of early childhood and youth programs. Add to that the volunteer work of the members of the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Service Club, and these youth programs have received nearly a half million dollars in benefits.

The Mayors Cup has many levels of participation and sponsorships available. Citizens and businesses are encouraged to participate by going to www.burbanksunrisekiwanis.org to download a pdf of the donation brochure. Tee signs and gift certificates are extremely popular since they provide so much promotional benefit for donors during the course of the tournament.

DeBell Golf Course
1500 E. Walnut Ave.
Friday, April 27

For additional information, feel free to call Mike Caggiano at (818) 842-2242.


25th Annual Gold Tournament
The East Valley Police Activity League Supporters and the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Area present their 25th Annual Golf Tournament. The $175 per player includes green fees, cart, beverage, lunch, plus buffet dinner, and awards. Guest for dinner only $35 per person.

Moorpark Country Club
11800 Championship Dr.
Monday, May 7, Registration 8—9:30 a.m.; Shotgun Tee 10 a.m.

For reservations and further information, contact Officer Heather Kowalczyk or Sergeant Jeff Hollis LAPD North Hollywood Area Community Relations Office at (818) 623-4001.


L.A. River Red Day Volunteer Event
Sponsored by Keller Williams Studio City office, years ago the all-volunteer Village Gardeners made a huge commitment to maintain their 1/2 mile LA River greenway in Studio City and Sherman Oaks. What they do on an ongoing basis is:

  • Mitigate litter and graffiti
  • Remove invasive, non-native plant species
  • Mulch to restore the soil and save water
  • Replant with native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers
  • Clear the catch basins to prevent the streets near the river from flooding
  • Provide trash containers with weekly pickup service

All of their efforts clearly have a positive impact on the environment and their property values, making their community more desirable.
For any further questions please feel free to contact Nicole Costas at (323) 630-6976.

Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom
Valleyheart Drive at Longridge Avenue, South Side of the LA River
Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m.—1 p.m.


Councilman LaBonge was joined by Councilman Ed Reyes to declare April 11 the 11th Annual “Jackie Robinson Day in the City of Los Angeles.” From l, Councilman Ed Reyes, who represents Dodger Stadium, Councilman Tom LaBonge, Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson, and Kathy Robinson Young, niece of Jackie Robinson.

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