Toluca Lake

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Please Join…

Councilmember Tom LaBonge and Staff for our annual CD 4 Toluca Lake Holiday Open House!

Fri. December 4, 2009 5–8 pm


Adopt a Foster Kitten
The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter are hosting Kitten Adoptions in the Conference Room at the Burbank Animal Shelter. Rescuing a homeless animal is the right thing to do. Many colors, sizes and personalities to choose from. All kittens have been lovingly raised by the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and are ready for immediate adoption.

Saturdays, 11am-3pm 1150 N. Victory Place

For more information please contact Anne (818) 469-3937 or cal-mac@pacbell.net. To meet any of our kittens privately please visit www.basv.org

Charting the Canyon: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe
The Grand Canyon—natural wonder, sacred ground, national park, international tourist attraction—is perhaps the world’s best “photo op.” Vivid colors, breathtaking vistas and jaw dropping canyon depths have lured photographers to Northern Arizona for years. A new exhibition, “Charting the Canyon: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe,” is on view at the Autry National Center from through January 3, 2010. “Charting the Canyon” explores this celebrated place of dramatic beauty with large-scale sweeping panoramas that marry 21st century color photographs with historic drawings and images.

Los Angeles County Firefighters and Their Families…
Receive Free Admission to the Autry now through December 31, 2009 in honor of the firefighters and other agencies’ valiant efforts in fighting the recent Los Angeles area fires.

Creative Arts Center Holiday Boutique
Featuring pottery, paintings, photography, ornaments, decorations, clothing, jewelry, mosaics and more! Find that unique handmade gift you’re looking for! Sale items are created by students and instructors at the Creative Arts Center and members of the Fine Arts Federation.

December 4–17, 2009


FREE Improv and Acting Class
The instructor is Mark Colson, who is currently in the production of Brendan Behan’s play “The Hostage” at the Banshee Theater in Burbank. Colson was nominated for the Ovation award for his part of ‘Slim’ in last year’s “Of Mice and Men” production, also at the Banshee. He has also been on many TV series, including “Angel,” “Heroes” and “CSI NY” as well as a recurring role on a popular daytime soap.
The class is for all levels of competence. You will learn how to think on your feet which will help you in auditions. We do various forms of skits or inter-activity to teach us how to pay attention and work well with others. The activities change from week to week. You can register in class… just show up and sign up.

Tuesdays from 1-3 pm
Glendale Community College
Lifelong Learning Conference Room


Holidays at ArcLight
ArcLight Cinemas wants you to get into the spirit of the season this December with holiday themed films. Throughout the month of December ArcLight Hollywood is offering a series of Monday night 21+ screenings of films that will get you thinking Christmas.

  • Nov. 30 @ 8pm: “Love Actually”
  • Dec. 7 @ 8pm: “White Christmas”
  • Dec. 14 @ 8pm: “Gremlins”
  • Dec. 21 @ 8pm: “Bad Santa”

La Canada

Holiday Happenings at Descanso Gardens
Holiday time at Descanso Gardens is a treat for all the senses! Join in the festive fun at one of these upcoming workshops:

  • Thurs. Dec. 3 @ 5:30 pm: Holiday Wine Tasting. Start the holidays at the Boddy House with festive recipes and accompanying wine suggestions from Patina Catering.
  • Sat. Dec. 5 @ 11 am: Holiday Wreath Making Workshop. Descanso’s Rachel Young shows you how to turn natural materials into beautiful holiday décor.
  • Sun. Dec. 6 @ 2 pm: Holiday Tamales. Sandy Romero, from Mama’s Hot Tamales, demonstrates how to made delicious holiday tamales with no lard. Participants will enjoy a full meal, holiday aperitif and recipes for making tamales at home.

Los Angeles

Reindeer Arrive for the Holidays at the Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo kicks off the holiday season with activities for the entire family at Reindeer Romp! Reindeer arrive at the Zoo in time for Thanksgiving and stay through January 3, 2010! Kids of all ages can get close to these beautiful creatures and make their own reindeer antlers. On weekends, everyone can listen to festive holiday entertainment, see the Zoo’s animals enjoy holiday treats and get a photo taken with Santa (for a nominal fee).

Reindeer Romp
Nov. 26, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010

North Hollywood

Star Trek Day at NoHo Library
In honor of Gene Roddenberry’s induction into the Television Hall of Fame, the North Hollywood Regional Library will host a Star Trek Day on Saturday, December 12 beginning at 1:30 pm. The day will feature members of the USS Angeles Star Trek Club in uniform answering questions about the classic series and films followed by a screening of the 2009 movie blockbuster Star Trek starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Free admission and refreshments.

For information call (818) 766-7185.

“White Christmas” to Screen at NoHo Library
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney star in the holiday classic White Christmas on Thursday, December 17 at 2 pm at the North Hollywood Regional Library. Free popcorn and free admission.

For information call (818) 766-7185.

Art NoHo First Annual Holiday Art Sale
Browse hand-crafted silver jewelry, original oil and acrylic paintings, painted clay pots, art glass, papier-mâché sculpture, art cards and much more in a beautiful desert garden setting. All items are created by local area artists. Meet them in person and take home unique gifts starting at only $10! At these prices, everyone can afford to spread the cheer.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Sherman Oaks

Holidays at ArcLight
ArcLight Cinemas wants you to get into the spirit of the season this December with holiday themed films. ArcLight Sherman Oaks is hosting a month-long series of Tuesday night screenings of your favorite holiday themed titles to get you into the spirit of the season.

  • Dec. 8 @ 11am: “Love Actually”
  • Dec. 15 @ 11am: “White Christmas”
  • Dec. 22 @ 11am: “A Christmas Story”
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