Trish Ostroski, columnist for The Tolucan Times, was recently honored with the Father Thomas Mahar Outstanding Alumni Award from St. Vincent — St. Mary High School in Akron, Oh.
The award recognizes alumni for outstanding contribution to their professions, community, family and/or education. Trish was also honored with the Professional Service Award from the Akron Area Alumnae Association of Theta Phi Alpha. The award is presented to an alumna who has distinguished herself in her profession and reflects the spirit of Theta Phi Alpha.
Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, So. Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evenings and weekend leagues begin in June. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.
Vintage Clothing Show
The Vintage Clothing & Textile Show, featuring 65 exhibitors selling and displaying a wide selection of antique textiles and vintage clothing returns to the Pickwick Gardens in Burbank on May 29. A huge variety of vintage and gently worn designer clothing will be shown along with vintage table and bed linens, Victorian lace, draperies and cushions, a variety of wearable decorative trims, buttons, shoes, handbags, accessories – the list goes on!
The Pickwick Gardens is located at 1001 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $7 per person. Accompanied children sixteen and under are free, and free parking is available. Please call (310) 455-2886 for further information.
Empty Bowl Fundraiser
The Empty Bowl Fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 5, any time between 12:30–3:30 p.m., at the St. Finbar Community Center located at 2110 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. The event will benefit Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) in their efforts to provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.
The Empty Bowl premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests purchase tickets, which entitles them to a bowl in which is served a simple meal of soup with bread and dessert donated by area restaurants. They take their selected bowl home with them as a symbol of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All money raised will further Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley’s mission of assisting situationally homeless families. For tickets or more information, visit www.FamilyPromiseESFV.org, email tickets@FamilyPromiseESFV.org or call (747) 333-6081.
The L.A. Catholic Alumni Club Singles hosts its Safari Dance on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. to midnight at the Days Inn located at 450 W. Pioneer Dr. in Glendale. The event is open to the public. All are welcome. Admission is $18; call (818) 759-1545 for further info.
On Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. the Glendale City College Jazz Combo will be performing in concert on the steps of Brand Library. They will be performing soulful jazz, sambas and hard bop by Charles Mingus, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Miles Davis. Admission is free. For more information on this concert, visit www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or call (818) 548-2051. Brand Library is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain St.
String Quartet Concert
Nominated for the 2004 most outstanding chamber music group by the Los Angeles Weekly, the California String Quartet is one of the most dynamic and exciting chamber music ensembles in the United States. The program includes the Quartet in E-flat, op. 12 by Mendelssohn and the String Quartet in G Minor by English composer Frank Bridge.
The concert is on Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m. at All Saints’ Church located at 504 N. Camden Dr. at Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Suggested adult donations are $20; students/seniors are $10; tickets available at the door.
For further information, call (310) 275-0123 ext. 112 or visit www.allsaintsbh.org.