MORE News & Photos About “Good People & Summer Soirees” from Entertainment Reporter Margie Barron for The Tolucan Times Online

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PHOTOS: The members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild gathered for the installation of their officers. Outgoing Guild president Patricia Scully welcomed the new PSJMC Guild president Ollie Vick. Also on hand were Sister Rose Byrne, Michael Rembis, the chief executive of PSJMC, and Michael Hunn, chief executive of Providence Health & Services Southern California. Among the past presidents were Chik Smaldino and the 100-year-old dynamo Grace Mylroie Patz.

 The other Guild officers include: first vice-president, Donna Mahoney; second vice-president, Terry Campbell; treasurer, Sharon Reid; recording secretary, Roberta Kerr; corresponding secretary, Patricia Cimo; finance director, Pam Shriftman; Fall event director, Julie McArdle; Spring event director, Kathleen Marsden; gift shop chairwomen, Jackie VanBeveren, Maria Balke, Carol Murphy; and the list goes on. All posed for the group photo of new officers.

Also, the Toluca Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held a special Opera Night. Paula Carpenter worked hard to create a perfect summer soiree at the Lakeside Golf Club. A performance by the opera star Maximo Marcuso (known as the “Latin Sensation”) was featured, along with big band singer Bonnie Bowden, and a little girl with a big voice Ani Hesse (who was helped by Children’s Hospital). The Toluca Guild supporters also enjoyed music by the Doug McDonald Trio. Ramsey Shilling and Associates was a generous sponsor, also Belmont Village in Burbank. Kudos to the Guild’s Dee Hitchcock, Maureen Walsh, and so many others who made the “Opera Night” a success.

“The Rhythm and Joy Festival,” day-long sustainable living, transformational music and arts festival, takes place on Saturday, August 30 at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. It’s an experience that the whole family can enjoy inspired by singer/songwriter Rickie Byars Beckwith, Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center. The event features dynamic singers (such as the Agape Choir) and musicians performing in a variety of genres. General admission is free.

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