Letter Carriers Food Drive
On Saturday, May 12, put your non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox. They’ll deliver it to a local food bank.


Burbank African Violet Society
The next monthly meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society will be held. Club member Bernadine Poulsen will be giving the program on the care and propagation of growing a Streptocarpus. Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings.

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m.


Take ACT Test For Free
Young adults are invited to take a practice test for the ACT exam at the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This opportunity is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles as a chance to prepare for taking the actual test, which is given before one applies for college admission. To register, you may call the Young Adult Librarian at (818) 755-7873 or stop at the Reference Desk and sign up in person. If you are going to take this exam, it is a good idea to invite a friend to take it, too. Years from now you will both remember this day as one that helped you to prepare for entrance into an important phase of your life — attendance at college.
The practice test will be given under the auspices of the Princeton Review test preparation staff.

Studio City Library
12511 Moorpark St.
Saturday, May 19, 12 Noon—5 p.m.

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.


Estate Planning Seminar
You are cordially invited to attend a free Estate Planning Seminar where we will discuss a sensible approach to utilizing insurance to plan your legacy.

Malbec Restaurant
1001 Riverside Dr.
Tuesday, May 22, 6—8 p.m.

Please RSVP to Marlene by May 15 at
(818) 295-9778 to secure a seat.

Volunteer Meeting
The Toluca Lake Players will hold a volunteer meeting. This is a new theater company, and we are looking for some enthusiastic, dependable, and fun people to get in on the ground floor working on our first production — The Middle Ages. We welcome all people, but in particular, anyone with incredible computer/audio/visual skills. We need help programming music and setting up visual presentations.

f this sounds like you, please come join us and be part of our new company. If you have any questions, please call (323) 653-3498. Hope to see you there!

Taber Hall, Toluca Lake United Methodist Church
4301 Cahuenga Blvd.
(Corner of Cahuenga and Whipple Street)
Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.


LGBT Heritage Month Creative Writing/Video Contest
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Christopher Street West/LA Pride have opened submissions for a Creative Writing and Video Contest celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month 2012. The contest, which is sponsored by LifeWorks, Toyota Motor Sales, and Toyota Financial Services, will present student winners with cash prizes and the opportunity to show their winning piece at the LGBT Heritage Month Opening Ceremony on June 1 at City Hall.

Students from throughout Los Angeles County in grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in the Creative Writing/Video Contest by submitting an original written piece of work and/or a 1-3 minute video submission that presents this year’s contest theme: Celebrating Our Past – Shaping the Future. Students are welcome to submit both, but are allowed only one entry per participant. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 18. Winners will be notified by phone after May 18.

For submission guidelines and requirements students can email Mike Ai at Mike.Ai@lacity.org or call (213) 978-2751. Students can also go to the Department of Cultural Affairs website at www.culturela.org, call (213) 922-9762, or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HeritageLA.


Councilman LaBonge this week honored Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Owens, who’s retiring after 30 years with the Department. Captain Owens spent the last 18 years at Fire Station 76 on West Cahuenga Avenue, serving the Hollywood Hills, Studio City, and Toluca Lake. Congratulations Cap … we’ll miss you!

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