01-19-11

TOLUCA LAKE

Tom LaBonge News Welcome, Little Bangladesh

There’s a new neighborhood in Los Angeles. Little Bangladesh is a five-block area around 3rd Street and Alexandria Avenue in the heart of the city. Fourth District LA City Councilmember Tom LaBonge says, “Los Angeles is a place that welcomes people from all over the world to come and build their dreams. Naming communities allows all people to take pride in their neighborhood and promotes a “village-like” atmosphere in this great metropolis. We congratulate the organizers who worked so hard to make Little Bangladesh a reality and claim a piece of the great City of Los Angeles.”

Senior Artists Colony

Senior Artists Colony and Road On Riverton Theatre Coming to North Hollywood — The NoHo Arts District will expand its creative venues and talent pool on Thursday, January 20, when The Road Theatre Company breaks ground in concert with NoHo Senior Artists Colony, an independent senior housing community.

Los Angeles officials plan to celebrate the mid-morning ground breaking event with featured performers, some who are older adult actors, musicians and visual artists, in a carnival-inspired program. Festivities will include remarks from city leaders, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Meta Housing Corporation, the project’s developer.

Located at 10747 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, the $42-million age-restricted independent living apartment community will offer 126 one-and two-bedroom units for renters 62 and older. Eighty percent of the independent senior housing units will be market rate, while the remaining twenty percent will be affordable. The 76-seat Road on Riverton (ROR) theatre, located within the community, will provide a new and important arts and cultural asset along Magnolia Boulevard serving the public and NoHo Senior Arts Colony residents.

STUDIO CITY

Financial Aid

Parents and interested teens are invited to attend a free talk on the “Financial Aid Process and How It Affects College Admission” on Thursday, January 27, at the Studio City Branch Library. The presenter of the presentation is a representative of the Princeton Review. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will adjourn approximately in an hour. It will be given in the meeting room of the Studio City Branch, LA Public Library at 12511 Moorpark St. in Studio City.

Chad Everett

Chad Everett, winner of two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination for his starring role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the seven-year run of the hit television series Medical Center will be honored by the pacific Pioneer Broadcasters at a luncheon Friday, January 21 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

BURBANK

Apply Now

Applications are being accepted through Monday, January 31 by the Burbank City Council for a vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. Anyone interested in applying for this vacancy can obtain an application form on the City’s website pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

The deadline for submitting an application to the City Clerk’s Office is Monday, January 31. The appointment will be made at the February 15 City Council Meeting. Cultural Arts Commission members serve without compensation; however, members may be allowed travel and other expenses incurred with prior approval of the Commission and the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Director. No person shall serve on more than one Board, Commission or Committee at the same time.

Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser

The John Burroughs Baseball Program will host a Teas Hold ‘Em Fundraising Tournament at 6 p.m. at the Banquet Hall, 2232 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank. Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 10 finishers and will be determined on the day of the tournament. The suggested donation is $50 and will go toward supporting the baseball program. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact 5bfc91@sbcglobal.net or lkelsey@gredericks.com.

Art Show

The Creative Arts Center Gallery will present “5 In the Mix” Deconstruction/Reconstruction, featuring the works of seven mixed media artists, February 4 through 24. For more information, call (818) 238-5397. The gallery is located at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Flag Football League

Register now for the five-man, all passing flag football leagues in San Fernando valley, South Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evening and weekend leagues begin in late January. There will be inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit www.topgunflagfootball.com for more information. You must be 18+ to play and references are needed.

GLENDALE

Opera Talk

On Saturday, January 22 at 2 p.m., the Brand Library will be hosting a talk on the opera II Turco in Italia by Rossini. The talk will be given by Los Angeles Opera Speaker Bureau member Rose Vardanian. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. There is ample and free parking.

Art Exhibition

The Brand Library Art Galleries and curators Renée Martin and Heather Rasmussen are pleased to present Curious Silence, an exhibition that brings together a group of artists working in “silence,” or letting something visual they’ve made speak on their behalf. The exhibit will run from January 15 through February 25. The opening reception was Saturday, January 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. There is ample and free parking.

WOODLAND HILLS

CANP Meeting

The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) will hold their monthly dinner meeting Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s in Woodland Hills. Nurse Practitioners, students, and health care professionals are welcome.

California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) is the unifying voice and networking forum for all 15,000 nurse practitioners in California. CANP provides consistency and expert guidance for the profession. There are 21 State Chapters providing job networking, support and education to members.

The Tri-Valley Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly, serving professionals in the San Fernando Valley & surrounds. There is no cost to attend as a guest and Nurse Practitioner students are especially welcome to attend.

For more meeting information please call the Tri-Valley Chapter at (818) 725-3778, or email trivalleychapter@gmail.com.  CANP’s website is www.canpweb.org.

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