Community & Clubs

Tournament of Roses seeks members

Tournament of Roses seeks members

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses will host a reception for those interested in joining the association’s volunteer membership at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Tournament House, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

Volunteers feted at awards ceremony

Volunteers feted at awards ceremony

The 30-member Youth Volunteers Organization, based in La Cañada Flintridge and founded in 2013, held its annual installation and awards ceremony earlier this month. The dinner event was held at GY Business Club in Los Angeles.

SGV group plans upcoming events

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley invites local residents to join in its upcoming February events. A meet-and-greet coffee and general meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Arcadia. A luncheon, followed by a speaker on women’s heart health, will be held on...

Expert to give talk on wild camellias

The Pacific Camellia Society kicks off a new season of meetings at Descanso Gardens with Richard Schulhof, a former executive director of Descanso, as the featured speaker. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. The public is invited; admission is free.

Democratic club to host anthropologist

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club begins 2015 with a talk by anthropologist Claudia Strauss on “American Politics Beyond the Liberal-Conservative Divide.” The meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the La Cañada home of Celina Lew and Ed Castro.

Along the Scouting Trail: Boy Scout organizes crew, builds campsite for Eagle Scout project

Along the Scouting Trail: Boy Scout organizes crew, builds campsite for Eagle Scout project

Dylan Hankins, a junior at St. Francis High School who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 131 in Pasadena, was recently thanked by Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services for constructing a campsite on the agency’s El Nido campus in Altadena.

Along the Scouting Trail: Girl Scouts donate gifts, raise funds for hospitalized children

Along the Scouting Trail: Girl Scouts donate gifts, raise funds for hospitalized children

Local Girl Scouts April Miller, Allison Mueller, Emily Jordan and Ashlyn Oh, members of Troop 901, donated gift cards, handmade craft kits, and individually drawn birthday signs to the children in the Pediatric Department of the Los Angeles County General Hospital for their Silver Award Project.

Women's Club hosts murder mystery party

Women's Club hosts murder mystery party

Dressed in 1920s flapper attire, members of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club last month held the first social event of its season with a murder mystery party held at Lindsay Becker’s home, which was decorated as a Prohibition era speakeasy.

Kiwanis AM club installs officers

Kiwanis AM club installs officers

Roy Huff, Kiwanis Lt. Governor of Div. 3, presided over the recent installation of officers for the La Cañada Kiwanis AM club. Installed were Barbie Eland president; Bill Imbriale, president elect; Sean Crahan, vice president; Rosemary Hook, statistical secretary; Dick Barley, treasurer;...

Lecture to address Islamic State

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will hear a lecture on the subject “ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant,” when it meets Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the La Cañada home of Lyn and Bud Slotky. The featured speaker is Hamid Rezai, Ph.D., an Egyptian...

Royal Court to visit fundraiser

The Rose Queen and her Royal Court on Nov. 2 will join the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. at its major fundraiser, “An Evening of Wine and Roses” at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday Club hosts annual BBQ

Thursday Club hosts annual BBQ

The La Cañada Thursday Club Board of Directors invited members, spouses and friends to their annual kickoff barbecue late last month to welcome the new club year.

Flintridge Prep benefit scheduled

Flintridge Prep benefit scheduled

The Parents Assn. Benefit Committee at Flintridge Preparatory School has announced that the school’s upcoming benefit, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on March 7, will be themed “The Pat Rack Rebels.”

Members lunch with Kiwanis head

Members lunch with Kiwanis head

Noon Kiwanis President Tom Passanisi, preparing for the transition of leadership, invited members of the board of directors who have served the past year with him to a special board meeting Sept. 5 that included dinner and dessert.

Guild prepares for luncheon

Guild prepares for luncheon

Members of the La Cañada Orthopaedic Flintridge Guild at their Sept. 5 meeting decided the finishing touches for the group’s Book and Author Luncheon, which will be held Oct. 28 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland.

Royal Court tryouts scheduled

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn. will be holding initial tryouts for the 2015 Rose Queen and Royal Court from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at Tournament House, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

The newly formed Business Evening Kiwanis Club, a subsidiary organization of La Cañada’s noon Kiwanis group, meets monthly at various restaurants in the city. This month they met at Dish restaurant.

Groups present Wine & Gourmet event

Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, together with Le Petit Vendome, La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are presenting the 12th Annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting and Premium Wine Auction on Sunday, Sept. 28 in...

Junior Women's Club schedules events

Local women who would like to learn more about the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club are invited to call Provisional Chair Lainie Rose Miller at (323) 294-7444, as the group is planning a morning coffee meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Miller will provide interested parties...

Area sorority group awarded for service

Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a cooperative association of sorority alumnae belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), announced this week it has been recognized as a top alumnae group for its service to the community and support of the lifelong sorority experience. Glendale Area...

Orthopaedic Guild to hold luncheon

Orthopaedic Guild to hold luncheon

Michael P. Sullivan, vice president and chief philanthropy officer for Orthopaedic Institute for Children, will be the keynote speaker when the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild holds its annual Book and Author Luncheon Oct. 28 at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland.

Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 507 took part in a six-day, 40-mile backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that began July 9. The highlight of the trip was their trek to the 14,508-foot summit of Mt. Whitney.

Hathaway-Sycamores appoint Massar to advisory board

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services recently appointed Trey Massar to serve on its advisory board.

Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club to meet Aug. 17

“This Year’s Election” will be the topic on Sunday, Aug. 17, when the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Greta Pruitt in La Crescenta. Member Garland Byrum, an active blogger of history and politics, will speak about the November election....

YMCA of the Foothills to launch season of Tribes program

YMCA of the Foothills to launch season of Tribes program

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

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