Community & Clubs

School foundation asks for donations

School foundation asks for donations

La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation board members are out in force at Back-to-School nights asking all school families to make tax-deductible donations in support of La Cañada public schools.

Nonprofit council prepares directory

Nonprofit council prepares directory

The La Cañada Coordinating Council, a nonprofit group that has been serving the community since 1965 as the coordinating body for the many local volunteer and service clubs, is preparing its annual Directory of Community Organizations.

The Towne Singers calls for new voices

The Towne Singers calls for new voices

The Towne Singers, a non-audition choir that was founded 28 years ago in La Cañada Flintridge, is seeking new members. The group especially needs more male voices, but all are welcome. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin Monday, Sept. 14. They will be held from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m....

Junior Women's Club seeks new members

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club is looking for a few new members and has set up two informational meetings for interested local women.

Along the Scouting Trail: JPL-sponsored Scouts take camping trips

Along the Scouting Trail: JPL-sponsored Scouts take camping trips

Camping in the Rocky Mountains, scaling Mt. Whitney and enjoying swimming and sailing activities on Catalina Island have occupied members of Boy Scout Troop 509 this summer. The troop is sponsored by Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is known for its outdoor activities.

Golf Classic to tee off on Aug. 17

Golf Classic to tee off on Aug. 17

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce will present the 32nd Annual Crescenta Cañada Golf Classic on Monday, Aug.17 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. An 11:30 a.m. lunch precedes the 1 p.m. tee-off time.

Bingo event slated at Holy Redeemer

American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 will co-sponsor their fourth annual Community Bingo Night on Friday, Aug. 14 in Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose. The event gets underway at 6 p.m.

Hospital worker talks to Kiwanis Club of La Cañada

Hospital worker talks to Kiwanis Club of La Cañada

Laurice Levine, thalassemia outreach coordinator at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, recently addressed the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada on the topic of the blood disorder. Levine, 43, holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from UC Davis and a master’s...

Los Angeles Zoo seeks volunteer docents

Los Angeles Zoo seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. for its docent program, it was announced last week. The organization will hold an informational meeting for potential docents from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18 at the zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium.

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarship awards.

Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the La Cañada home of state Sen. Carol Liu and Michael Peevey.

Local Sierra Club to host gathering

Members of the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group invites area residents to join them on Saturday, July 11 for their annual gathering. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge, La Crescenta. Enjoy a hike and stay for refreshments after. For more information call Wayne...

Frostig Center adds two LCF residents

Frostig Center adds two LCF residents

Two La Cañada Flintridge residents, Dr. Gordon McComb and Rose Neilsen, were among those recently named to the Frostig Center Board of Trustees, it was announced by the nonprofit organization this week.

Los Altos Auxiliary installs members

Los Altos Auxiliary installs members

The Los Altos Auxiliary, which raises funds for children and adolescents who are in residential treatment at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ campus in Altadena, recently held its annual installation luncheon at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The presidents for 2015-16, Laura...

Along the Scouting Trail: Goldstein, Jain are named Eagle Scouts

Noah Goldstein and Ankur Jain, both members of Boy Scout Troop 509, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and were honored Friday, June 12 at a Court of Honor ceremony held in von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Martin Kast, Scoutmaster for Troop 509, presided.

Foundation names pair as award winners

Foundation names pair as award winners

Dr. Jeff Brookey and Myrna McCune on May 27 were named the 2014-15 Rose Harrington Educators of the Year by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation through its endowment fund. The award was established in 2002 by a bequest from the estate or the late Rose Harrington, a local...

Golf Classic slated for Aug. 17

Golf Classic slated for Aug. 17

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. are teaming up to present the 2015 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 17. This year’s event will be played at the La Cañada Flintridge...

Group puts together monthly book list

Group puts together monthly book list

In an effort to promote reading year-round, the La Cañada Flintridge One City One Book Committee will be compiling a monthly list of books its members have enjoyed and publishing it in the Valley Sun.

Scoutmaster named for Troop 395

Todd Reynolds will be the new scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 395, it was announced this week.

Thursday Club awards scholarships to area students

Thursday Club awards scholarships to area students

Thirteen seniors from four local high schools were awarded $1,000 each in scholarships from the La Cañada Thursday Club during the organization’s recent tea meeting.

KAPA marks end of school year

KAPA marks end of school year

The Korean American Parents Assn. (KAPA) held its meeting marking this end of the school year on May 14 at Gelson's Market in La Cañada. The event was organized by Helen Ha and Sun Chung, who share the chairmanship of the PTA Outreach Committee.

Crescenta Valley Sierra Club to host lecture on forest preservation

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will feature John Monsen speaking on the topic, “Preserving the Condor Peak Wilderness in the Angeles National Forest,” during a program set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday June 9, at the Los Angeles County Public Library in La Crescenta, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

DAR recognizes Zimmerman

DAR recognizes Zimmerman

La Cañada High School senior Hannah Zimmerman was a recipient of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. At a recent meeting of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, NSDAR, Zimmerman was presented with a DAR lapel pin, certificate and monetary award.

Union Station group honors supporters

More than 400 guests turned out at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday, May 9, when Union Station Homeless Services hosted an evening of entertainment, comedy and music with a “Tonight Show” theme. The event raised $460,000 for the nonprofit.

Women's Club helps screen young eyes

Women's Club helps screen young eyes

Members of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club recently visited area preschools for the club’s annual preschool eye screen exam. About 200 children between the ages of 3 and 5 were screened.

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