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.


Farmers’ Market

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 farmersmarket@shermanoakschamber.org.


12th Annual Storytelling Festival

The Ojai Storytelling Festival will present its 12th annual celebration featuring seven of the nation’s best known tellers. The festival will be held in downtown Ojai at the Chaparral Grounds located at 414 E. Ojai Ave., May 5-8. Tellers for this year’s festival include Donald Davis, Dan Keding, Regi Carpenter, Jude Narita, Antonio Sacre and Billy Jonas. Attendees enjoy a variety of stories from many lands, including tales of suspense, humor, adventure, traditional folktales and original creations.

Tickets for individual events and weekend passes are available by phoning (805) 646-8907 or visiting www.ojaistoryfest.org.



Come serve yourself to this rhetorical comedy set in Hyperbole, an “all-you-can-eat” Italian restaurant. The menu highlights the dysfunctional relationships of the restaurant’s infamous customers, warring family owners and inept screwball serving staff.

Hyperbole, by Terrin Adair, takes place on April 29 at 8 p.m., April 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and May 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Studio Stage in Santa Monica College at 19th and Pico.

Tickets are $10 general admission, plus a $1 service charge per ticket. For more information, call (310) 434-4319 or visit www.smc.edu/theatre.

AltBuild Expo

The City of Santa Monica presents the Eighth Annual AltBuild Expo and Conference — the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California for both professionals and the public.

Over 150 hand-picked exhibitors feature the world’s best in green building and design materials; energy efficiency techniques and technologies; alternative energy; water conservation and management; environmental plumbing; municipal and state agencies and non-profit organizations.

The Eighth Annual AltBuild Expo and Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The event will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium located at 1855 Main St. in Santa Monica.


Piano Concert

On Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m., the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center will host the third concert in its annual music series. The pianist Mark Robinson will be performing the complete piano cycle Harmonies poetiques et religieuses by Franz Liszt in honor of the composer’s 200th birthday.

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. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 12-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 12-6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10-5 p.m. Admission to galleries and reception is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking. Call (818) 548-2051 for additional information.


Fire Service Day

On Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Downtown Burbank, every child with the dream of becoming a firefighter has the chance to see what it’s like along with vehicle displays, demonstrations, firefighter activities for kids, live entertainment, food and special appearances – and it’s all free!

It’s a rare behind-the-scenes look at day-to-day firehouse operations and a great way to view what’s involved in vehicle “Jaws of Life” extrication, airport crash units and hazmat operations. Learn rappelling skills and meet the men and women of the Burbank Fire Department, dedicated to providing a safe environment for all of us to live and work in.

For further information, call (818) 238-5180 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org.

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