Tom LaBonge News

Councilmember Tom LaBonge, in association with the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, LAPD North Hollywood Division, Community Police Advisory Board — North Hollywood and NoHo Business Improvement District, invites you to participate in a neighborhood clean up on Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the NoHo B.I.D. office located at 5026 Lankershim Blvd. (cross street Hesby St.). Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, please contact Alice Roth at or alice.roth @lacity.org.

Charity Cocktail Party

The Toluca Lake Lions are holding a charity cocktail party on Saturday, April 30. The charities benefited include Shane’s Inspiration, the Foothill Service Center for the Blind and the District 4L-1 Blind Fishing Trip.

The auction will be held at 8:30 p.m. and door prizes and raffles will be given throughout the evening. The party is at Lion Karen Lenoski’s home. Tickets are $20. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Lion Kathy Amman or Lion Karen Lenoski .


Quilt Show

The Glendale Quilt Guild is hosting its 32nd Annual Quilt Show. The quilt show is being held March 18, 19 and 20 at the Burbank Airport Marriott in Burbank. Over 100 quilts will be on display, a vendor mall of 40+ vendors, classes and lectures are available, and a silent auction. For more information, please visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.


Centennial Commemoration

La Galeria Gitana kicks off the exhibit “Rediscovering San Fernando at 100,” where artists present the historic landmarks and slices of life in the area. It’s part of the centennial commemoration of the City of San Fernando Incorporation, 1911-2011. The exhibit is running now through March 19. For more information, call . La Galeria Gitana is located at 120 N. Maclay Ave., Ste. E in San Fernando.



The Brand Library Art Galleries is pleased to present Inside/Out, an exhibition featuring new work by four Southern California artists who are exploring the dichotomies of the human body, nature and the built environment, and private thought and outward expression.

The exhibition is on view until April 15. Admission is free. For more information, call . The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale. There is ample and free parking.


Emmy Winner Draws Inspiration

Décor Art Galleries, in Studio City, will host the book launch of Drawings from the Left or Parkinson’s Pictures by Emmy award-winning animator, director and producer James “Tim” Walker. Tim lost the use of his right hand to Parkinson’s Disease in 2007. Drawings from the Left follows his journey as he teaches himself how to create with his left hand.

Join us on Friday, March 18, from 6:30—9:30 p.m. The event is free and offers a book signing by the author along with food, drink and live music at Décor Art Galleries. The Gallery is located at 12149 Ventura Blvd. (cross street Laurel Canyon Blvd.) in Studio City. Free parking is available behind the gallery. Please RSVP to or .


‘Til Death Do Us Part – A Play

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 stars everyone’s favorite Sister, Maripat Donovan. After teaching countless students all about the saints, venial sins, guilt, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up her hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites, including her own wacky version of “The Newlywed Game.” Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for some quality time with Sister – the feistiest new couples counselor in town.

‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 will begin performances at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse beginning now through April 3. The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is located above The Pasadena Playhouse at 39 South El Molino Ave. in Pasadena. The performance schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. Regular ticket prices are $28.00 each. Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at or visiting www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.


Fly Fishing Class

Sierra Pacific Flyfishers (www.spff.org) 24th annual, 2011 Introduction to Fly Fishing Class is offered free to all members of the community. Classes are held at Reseda High School located at 18230 Kittridge St. in Reseda and include classroom instruction and on-the-water casting pond instruction.

Schedule: Registration and Orientation are on Saturday, March 19, 8:30 am; Late Registration and Instruction #1 on Saturday April 2, 8:30 am; Instruction #2 Saturday April 9, 9:00 am; Instruction #3 Saturday, April 16, 9:00 am. The Orientation is recommended. There will be a Class Graduation Outing, April 29–May 1, where experienced club members help you apply your new skills to fish for trout, near the town of Bishop in the Sierras. For more information, call Steve Ebersol at or email


St. Pawtrick’s Day

Celebrities and other animal lovers will hold a “green” super-adoption featuring discounted adoption fees, “Kiss the Blarney Dog” kissing booth, matchmakers to help you find your fur-ever friend, eco-friendly pet products, refreshments, professional training advice, giveaways and much more. This event will find loving homes for hundreds of shelter animals, and educate the public about being environmentally-conscious pet guardians.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. at the six following Los Angeles City Animal Care Center locations: East Valley, the “green”-quarters, located at 14409 Vanowan St. in Van Nuys; West Valley, located at 20655 Plummer St. in Chatsworth; South LA located at 3612 11th Ave. in LA; North Central located at 3201 Lacy St. in LA; West LA located at 11361 W. Pico Blvd. in LA; and Harbor located at 957 N. Gaffey St. in San Pedro.

For more information, contact Weil Public Relations at , , or email .

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