Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce Event Committee as they shared a delightful Comedy Night Under the Stars with Fritz Coleman at the beautiful Bing Crosby Estate in Toluca Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24. Top row, from l, Richard Bogy, Tim Hawkins, Councilmember Tom LaBonge. Front row, from l, Diane McCreary, Rhoda Minger, Shirley Duenckel, Alice Roth Fourth District Councilmember Tom LaBonge’s Office, Cathy Saliba.


Grand Re-Opening

Pet Haven is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Grand Re-Opening. Pets are welcome. Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter will be on hand with plenty of lovable dogs available for adoption. There will be raffles, samples, coupons, free training advice, and more! Parking is available at Burbank First United Methodist Church right next door.

Pet Haven, a Pet Boutique
626 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1—5 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 260-0511.

C and J Couture

For truly one of a kind, handcrafted gifts, jewelry, candles, chocolates, flowers, and more, for any occasion, please visit Christiana Jholse Couture. Also specializing in bridal veils, tiaras, and accessories. For a limited time, receive 15% off any purchase of $50 or more.

Christiana Jholse Couture
3503 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Call (818) 242-1307 or visit www.candjcouture.com to see a selection of some of the many beautiful items available.

Walking Cane Defense

Fall session for Oct., Nov., & Dec., 2011, is now open enrollment for classes in Walking Cane Defense for Everyone! This class will cover: the basic selection of a cane, both the advantages/ disadvantages; power swinging, thrusting, blocking, and defending; self-defense techniques against weapon attacks; defense from grabs and attacks, tactics, and sequencing; all done in a cooperative learning system; taught by CaneMaster Instructor Toma Rosenzweig. Everyone is welcome to train – all ages, all levels, all ranks, all systems.

Aikido Daiwa School
4404 W. Victory Blvd.
Tuesday nights, 8:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays, 2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Call (818) 339-4051 for more information, or contact “Toma” at tomamodernarnis@gmail.com.


Farmer’s Market

Please join us for the North Hollywood Arts District Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will take place every Saturday.

5200 Bakman Ave. @ Magnolia Blvd.
Every Saturday, 8 a.m.—2 p.m.


Valley Industry & Commerce Association

National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay will provide the keynote address at the 23rd Annual Valley Industry & Commerce Association Business Forecast Conference.

Shay will use the opportunity to highlight NRF’s multi-faceted Retail Means Jobs public policy, advocacy, and communications campaign, which includes corporate tax reform, restoring fairness to sales tax collection, strengthening our nation’s infrastructure, and trade expansion.

The retail industry is playing a vital role in our nation’s economic recovery, having experienced 15 months of consecutive growth. Retail supports one in four American jobs and nearly 20 percent of US GDP.

Universal Hilton Hotel
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Friday, Oct. 28, 1:15 p.m.

Prostate Cancer 5K

Stop prostate cancer in its tracks by joining thousands at the Second Annual L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K. The L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K, hosted by the USC Institute of Urology and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, is the only event of its kind in California honoring prostate cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones who have passed away because of the disease. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate in this 5K to be held at the University of Southern California. In addition to the 5K, there will be a health expo where attendees will learn about the latest in prostate cancer treatments and research, along with live entertainment and free giveaways.

Tommy Trojan at USC
Sunday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m.


Humanity Thru Music

KLOS and The Avalon Hollywood Present the Second Annual Humanity Thru Music in benefit for Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 dinner/concert. Come rock out with the animals and raise money to build a no-kill sanctuary, vegan/veg PAWsta buffet, huge silent auction, VIP lounge, celebrity green carpet, and a huge concert with Platinum artist Richie Kotzen and TV celeb Gretchen Bonaduce opening with her band Ankh. General admission is $35/VIP $50. Buy tickets now at www.wantickets.com, www.ticketfly.com, or call (818) 398-0340.

The Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine St.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 5— 10:30 p.m.

For more information www.furfeather.org.


Poetry Contest

The Christian Poets Academy is sponsoring a free poetry contest open to everyone. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a $1,000 grand prize for the winner.

Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Dr. Jeremy Cameron. “We love encouraging poets with cash prizes,” he says. “We trust this contest will produce exciting results!”

Send poem by Nov. 15 deadline to: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 761, Medford, OR 97501. Or enter at www.freecontest.com.

Include your name and address on the same page as your poem. For a winner’s list please include a stamped return envelope.

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