Relay For Life

Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life as they host a 3 mile run, 15-obstacle fitness challenge in LA Historic State Park. The event raises funds for research, education, and free patient service programs in LA including transportation to treatment-related appointments, wigs, lodging, summer day camp, college scholarships, information, and support programs.

Los AngelesStateHistoric Park
1245 N. Spring St.

Sunday, Sept. 9, Registration is at 7 a.m., Event begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/FightBackFitnessChallenge.

Dance in the USA

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre creates a new production that pays tribute to American music and dance styles ranging from the 1800s to present day, an original ballet evolved from the country’s multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles, such as country, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and pop. It will close with selections from Michael Jackson. The program will include recorded and live music.

Ford Amphitheatre

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East

Friday, Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets prices start at $15-$35 and $12 for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. VIP packages start at $65 and include premium seating and a pre-performance reception. Tickets are available at www.FordTheatres.org or (323) 461-3673 (for non-visual media (323) GO 1-FORD). For groups of 8 or more, please call (323) 769-2147.


Cardboard Box City 2012

TheFourthAnnualCardboardBoxCity, benefiting Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, shines a spotlight on the plight of homeless families in our community while giving participants an opportunity to see what it’s like to spend the night without a roof over their heads.

Prospective residents pay a minimum of $15 per person ($10 per person for groups of 10+) to sleep overnight atCardboardBoxCityincluding dinner and a movie. In addition, participants are encouraged to get pledges from their friends, family, and co-workers much like a walk-a-thon. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative dwelling and most money raised by an individual. The top fundraiser will be named Mayor of Box City and receive the Key to the City.

CardboardBoxCityis open to all ages and affiliations. Service organizations, school service clubs, and youth groups are encouraged to use this event as a community service and service-learning project. The activities and entertainment will be geared for families, and participants will sleep outdoors in a secure area. A minimum of one adult for five youth under the age of 18 is required. Bring your own cardboard box home or a pop-up tent (no stakes). There will be a carnival (extra charge), activities, entertainment, and food for participants.

GlendaleChurchof Christ (Parking Lot)

2021W. Glenoaks Blvd.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30

For Cardboard Box City pledge and consent forms and other information, visit www.familypromiseesfv.org/events/cardboard_box_city.html, email cardboardboxcity@familypromiseesfv.org, or call (747) 333-6082.


Free Divorce Workshop: Experts Answer Your Questions

This is a free event for the community that is very educational for people who are considering or involved in a divorce.

21051 Warner Center Ln. Ste. 100

Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

RSVP at (818) 348-6700.


Audition for Soloists and Ensemble Singers

Auditions for soloists and ensemble singers are being held for the upcoming season of the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. The Chorale rehearses on Monday nights in Woodland Hills and performs at various venues. The season includes The Music Man concert in October, and the Chorale is seeking male and female leads for this presentation; Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity in December, the group’s delightful Cabaret; and preparation for aWashingtonD.C. tour in the spring. Auditionees are asked to bring two contrasting songs and a pianist will be provided.


Madilyn Clark Studio

10852 Burbank Blvd.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Ensemble Singers

PierceCollegeMusic Bldg., Room 3401
6201 Winnetka Ave.  Woodland Hills,CA91371

Monday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

To schedule an audition, please call Annette Markell at (818) 985-7312.


Ray Bradbury Tribute

CART will be airing Ray Bradbury’s 75th Birthday Tribute. The program was produced by the California Artists Radio Theatre for The Thousand Oaks Library Foundation on Aug. 22, 1995, featuring a speech by Mr. Bradbury on that occasion.

NASA’S Curiosity landed on Mars this past Sunday, Aug. 5, in the birthday month of Ray Bradbury. It seems like the great storyteller of The Martian Chronicles is right on schedule, telling a story of which he was well aware!

SiriusXM Channel 80 (Book & Drama)

Monday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. 

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