3rd Annual Toluca Lake Turkey Trot
Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District 4, and the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association invite you to a 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run! There will be an Arts & Craft table for kids, and pets are welcome too. Run/Walk is free. Raffle Prizes from Sponsors and Local Merchants.

YOUR VOLUNTARY DONATIONS will benefit the Meals on Wheels program for older people in need; Run by Valley Interfaith Council (VIC).


10050 Riverside Dr./Ponca Ave. (Start & End)

Sunday, Nov. 24

Registration, 8 a.m.

5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.

1K Kids Fun Run, 9:45 a.m.

* Avoid the lines, print and fill in the Sign-Up/Waiver form on tlhoa.org.


Santa’s Coming to Town! Toluca Lake Farmers Market\
Santa will be there. Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa come to Santa’s Village and bring the kids, the dog, and get in the Christmas Sprit with us! Music, Fun, Candy Canes, Booths for Presents, Food, and Carolers. Santa will be taking kids’ wish list or write a letter to Santa — he will respond.

0n Forman at Riverside

Sundays, Dec. 15 & 22, 9:30a—230p

(Santa will be there from 11a—2p)

For info call or e-mail Terra, (818) 319-4228 or terraryan@gmail.com.


Berman Ceramic Arts Annual Holiday Sale
NoHo’s Berman Ceramic Arts, now in its 41st year, presents its annual holiday sale. Twenty local artists will display their hand-crafted ceramic artworks, with most items ranging from $10 to $50. It’s a must-visit event for anyone who delights in original pieces that are “locally grown”! For more information, visit: bermanceramicarts.com.

Berman Ceramic Arts

5622 Cahuenga Blvd.

Weekend of November 23 & 24,

11a–5p each day


United Methodist Women Holiday Boutique
Arts, Crafts, Baked Goods, etc. Plus jewelry, vendors, and more! Tortilla Soup Dinner — $8.00.

The Lighthouse at Magnolia Park

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church

2828 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Friday, Nov. 22, 1—9 p.m. 

For more information, call (818) 846-2866 or visit magnoliaparkumc@sbcglobal.net.


Brookside Golf Club’s Toys for Tots Golf Tournament
Brookside Golf Club will host their first annual Toys for Tots Golf tournament to help collect unwrapped toys and donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

For over 60 years the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has collected new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distributed those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children across the nation.

Join Brookside Golf Club this season and support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by signing up to golf and/or becoming a sponsor today!

$75 Per Player with an Unwrapped Toy

$85 Per Player without an Unwrapped Toy

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor: $800 – includes a foursome in the tournament, a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception

Silver Sponsor: $500 – includes a twosome in the tournament, a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception

Bronze Sponsor: $300 – includes a hole tee sign, logo in event program, and acknowledge at the awards cocktail reception

*You can also ensure your logo placed in the event program and/or on a hole tee sign with donations of raffle items, food and beverages, services and unwrapped toys.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. Federal tax ID# 20-3021444.

Friday, Dec. 13

8 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Putting Contest, and Practice Range Balls

10 a.m. Shotgun Start

3 p.m. Awards, Raffles, & Holiday Cocktail


Call or Email Kimberly & Lauren at Brookside Golf Club to sign up your foursome or become a sponsor today! Call (626) 577-4497 ext. 203 or email Tournaments@brooksidegc.com.


Keller Williams Real Estate Agents Launch Neighborhood Food Drive
The home specialists at Keller Williams, one of the most successful real estate companies in the Unites States, have decided to canvas their neighborhoods to collect much needed food for homeless families.

Recent studies indicate that 41% of the homeless population is homeless families. The majority of these are led by single mothers with children. Keller Williams is collaborating with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a leading provider of homeless services in the Valley, to address the need of homeless hungry families.

All food collected from the Neighborhood Food Drive will be used to feed single woman and children abiding at Hope of the Valley’s Genesis House, a newly established shelter for homeless moms and kids.

If you would like to participate in the Keller Williams Neighborhood Food Drive call Sharona Farhadian, (818) 632-9990, or email at mysharonarealtor@gmail.com.


Writers & Photographers Wanted

Are you an outgoing person who’d like to cover the “beat” of the Valley? We’re looking for experienced photographers & writers to profile local businesses in our paper. If you think this is you, shoot us an email: info@tolucantimes.com.

Local Lemonade Stand Benefits Animal Shelter

Sami Rose Smith, center, and her girlfriends!

Sami Rose Smith, center, and her girlfriends!

A few neighborhood girls raised over $60 in two hours selling lemonade. The sweet determination of these kids was not to pocket the money but to give it to “Lucky Puppy Rescue” in Studio City. A non-profit animal shelter, Lucky Puppy is in desperate need of donations to stay open as the vet bills are over $40,000.
Thank you to all the local Tolucans who stopped at their lemonade stand and donated!

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