Middle-Aged Actors

Are you tired of the lack of roles for your age group? Then come and audition for a play written especially for you — The Middle Ages. Drop by either Wednesday, May 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. or Saturday, June 2, from 3 to 6 p.m. Auditions for this Toluca Lake Players production will be held at Taber Hall, located at 4301 Cahuenga Blvd. (corner of Cahuenga and Whipple Street). This is an Equity waiver theater, so no problem for pros to do our prose! Just bring a resume and head shot and remember, never trust anyone over 90!

Free Family Movie Night

The Toluca Lake Elementary PTA will present a Free Family Movie Night. Friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy the latest movie featuring your favorite frog and his pals trying to save their theatre from a greedy oil tycoon. The night will feature a full concession stand with hot dogs, fresh popcorn, drinks, and candy. Concession stand proceeds benefit the PTA to raise money for school enrichment activities. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. — come early for best seating, and to take part in the Family Fun Night Raffle! Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Additional parking available at the rear of campus. Enter from Strohm Avenue, just south of Addison Street.

Toluca Lake Elementary School Auditorium
4840 Cahuenga Blvd., NoHo
Friday, June 1, 5:30 p.m.
(Movie Starts at 6:30 p.m.)

For more information, call (818) 293-7821 or visit www.tolucapta.weebly.com


Flag Football

Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, and So Pasadena (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening & weekend leagues begin first week in June. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18 + to play. Referees needed.


Stand Up for Animals!

Voice for the Animals Foundations is having their annual Stand Up for Animals!, a night of comedy with Rainn Wilson, Peter Berman, Bil Dwyer, and others at a private home in Venice. Tickets are available at www.vftafoundation.org. All proceeds go to help the animals we rescue and adopt out to families.

Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.


Colfax World Fair

Colfax Charter Elementary School will host its annual Colfax World Fair. The fun times family fair fundraiser features:

  • Dozens of family-friendly games and attractions
  • Delicious food in our two food courts
  • Music and dance performances throughout the day
  • Giant puppet parades
  • Raffles
  • Huge silent auction with over 500 items (see below for info)
  • Toddler Town – an exclusive area for babies and children under six hosted by My Gym
  • Morella Water Park – an entire adjacent street closed off for soaking fun in the sun!

Admission and parking are free. Cost for rides and games are minimal. All proceeds pay for student enrichment as well as traditional programs that have been slashed by LAUSD budget cuts.

The World Fair silent auction has quite an extraordinary array of items which you can access at the event or begin bidding online at www.biddingforgood.com/colfaxsa.

Colfax Charter Elementary School
11724 Addison St. (just a few blocks northwest of the 101/134/170 freeway junction)
Saturday, June 2, 12 Noon—7 p.m.

For more information, visit




Robert Litz’s funny and explosive new play receives its world premiere as part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe. Directed by Stefan Lysenko, Cycles stars Emmy-nominated stage/screen veteran Alan Rosenberg opposite one of L.A.’s hottest young talents, Dominic Rains.

Set in a Boston Fitness Club, Cycles flings us into the arena of the eternal conflict between youth and age. Andrew “Buzz” Burzini (Rains) and Jake Weisz (Rosenberg) are the only two patrons: Accidental encounter? Fated rendezvous? Or a well-laid deathtrap?

Theatre Asylum Lab
6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (West of Vine)
Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 17, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, June 19, 10 p.m.; Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at the Hollywood Fringe website: http://hff12.org/817.

Sierra Singles Monthly Meeting

Gene Arias returns for his 10th year. Our favorite raconteur, soldier of fortune, marathoner, photographer, and story teller will charm those of you who haven’t met him yet. Everyone is welcome.

LA Zoo in Griffith Park

5333 Zoo Dr.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, 7 p.m. Program (Follow Sierra Singles signs to meeting room; front gates close promptly at 7:30 p.m.; please arrive early.)

Contact Jeanne Karpenko at (818) 244-0733 or jkarpenko@earthlink.net.


United Chambers of Commerce Small Business Awards Breakfast

The United Chambers will hold their Annual Small Business Awards Breakfast. The Special Guest Speaker is Roberto Barragan, President Economic Alliance, and the Master of Ceremonies is Richard Katz, Former Assemblyman for 39th District and Founder of the Small Business Awards Breakfast. Reservations per person are $35.00.

Beverly Garland Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Ave.
Friday, June 1, Registration 7 a.m; Program and Breakfast 7:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

Please call (818) 981-4491 for information in regards to Sponsorship Opportunities.


Councilman LaBonge, Department of Recreation and Parks officials, community members, and exercisers gather to cut the ribbon, officially opening the new workout area at North Hollywood Park on Thursday, May 17.

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