Fire Service Day

On Saturday, May 14, the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Fire Service Day by hosting the 7th Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast. All profits from the event will benefit Fire Station #86 and the Widows and Orphans Fund.

We would like to invite you to support this fun and worthy community event by serving as an Event Sponsor. Sponsors will be recognized in print at the event and in The Tolucan Times.

For more info, contact Andrew Mortaza at (818) 458-2218.


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.


Opera Concert

On Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m., the Los Angeles Opera will be presenting a concert at Brand Library featuring artists from the Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program. This concert will feature many of opera’s greatest hits and is part of L.A. Opera’s 25 Recitals for 25 Seasons tour. This concert will be in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and a reception for the artists will follow the concert.

For more information on this concert, visit www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or call (818) 548-2051. Brand Library is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain St.


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.

Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Burbank while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Teams composed of 12 to 24 people formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raise funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track.

The Relay takes place on May 14-15 (Saturday 9:00 a.m.-Sunday 9:00 a.m.) at Johnny Carson Park located at 400 S. Bob Hope Dr. in Burbank. For more information about the Relay For Life of Burbank, contact volunteer chair JP O’Connor at jprelay2010@aol.com, ACS Staff partner Salvador Velasco at (213) 368-8526 or visit the event Web site at www.RelayForLife.Org/BurbankCA.


Beautification Project

The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley plans to continue cleaning and painting bridges across the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, April 30. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a group of 45 volunteers from various chambers within the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley will meet at One Generation located at 18255 Victory Blvd. in Reseda for coffee and assignments to clean up eight bridges throughout the West San Fernando Valley.

United Chambers of Commerce is proud to sponsor this effort to beautify and bring together the diverse neighborhoods and businesses of the San Fernando Valley.

For information, call (818) 389-1876, email McCarthy at sean@USObituariesonline.com or contact the United Chambers of Commerce at (818) 981-4491.

Madison MacDonald from Canada in “Fiesta of the Spanish Horse.”

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse

Saturday night, May 7, the Equidome at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center will come alive for the 13th annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse celebration, when magnificent Spanish horses join musicians, dancers, equestrians and other entertainers to raise funds for cancer research.
Festivities for the Fiesta Charity Spectacular Extravaganza begin at 3 p.m. at the L.A. Equestrian Center grounds. The evening show and equestrian exhibitions begin at 6 p.m. in the Equidome. Ticket prices range from $20– $75.

All Reserved Box Seats include food and a drink and make you a special Patron of the 2011 Fiesta.  Contact (818) 842-8444 or visit www.FiestaSpanishHorse.org for further information.

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