Community & Clubs

Las Candelas readies for annual benefit

Las Candelas readies for annual benefit

Las Candelas, which is celebrating 62 years of continuous service to emotionally challenged children in the community, is planning its biennial benefit luncheon and fashion show. The event, themed “Surrounded by Love,” will take place Monday, March 2 at the Burbank Marriott Airport...

Sons of Norway to hold silent auction benefiting GCC scholarship program

The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge will be hosting its silent auction benefiting the scholarship program at Glendale Community College at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 in the social hall at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd.

Rotary Club offers a 'Helping Hand' to local teachers

Several years ago the Crescenta Cañada Rotary Club learned that many area teachers were using their own money to acquire books, supplies and other educational materials needed in their classrooms but for which no public funds were available. Since then the club has made small grants each year...

Guild installs new executive board

Guild installs new executive board

The Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles held their annual year end meeting and installation luncheon on Feb. 11 at Annandale Country Club. Outgoing President Lisa Simone thanked her board members individually as she turned over the gavel to incoming President Juliet Cullen.

Charity guild has a new board

Charity guild has a new board

The La Cañada Guild of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children has a new board to continue raising funds toward a new Ambulatory Surgery Center at the institute. Leading the board is President Joan Cleven. Serving with her are Ginney Pruitt, Danette Erickson, Patti Rademacher and Joanne...

Kiwanis Club names eight Terrific Kids

Kiwanis Club names eight Terrific Kids

Eight La Cañada Elementary School students, deemed Terrific Kids, were honored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada during its regular noon meeting on Jan. 14 in Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens. Tom Slaughter, chairman of the Terrific Kids program for the club, introduced them and...

Along the Scouting Trail: Five Boy Scout members earn Eagle awards

Along the Scouting Trail: Five Boy Scout members earn Eagle awards

Five local Boy Scouts, all members of Troop 398, will be feted at a Court of Honor on Sunday, Feb. 8 as they receive their Eagle Scout awards. The event will be held at the Church of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1830 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Those being honored are Jacob Abbott, Chad Anderson,...

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...

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