Burbank Coordinating Council Gala Is Nov. 6

The Burbank Coordinating Council will host its annual gala on Nov. 6, from 7-10 p.m. at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd.
The gala is sponsored by UMe Credit Union.
All proceeds will assist BCC with providing holiday baskets full of food and gift items to families in need. The BCC is receiving an increase in applications for Holiday Baskets due to the pandemic. The group said it is expecting this year’s program to have more applicants than ever before.
Food, drinks and fundraising will accompany the comedy of Grey Griffin and Stacy Dymalski. Both entertainers have impressive resumes not only in standup but also with voiceover acting, writing and TV.
A special guest will be honored with the organization’s first annual Spirit of Burbank Coordinating Council Award. The group will also recognize another special guest for their years of service to BCC.
New Board President Mary Anne Been will share the changes coming to BCC in the 2021-22 year.
To RSVP and purchase a gala ticket, visit burbankcc.org/eventsgallery.

‘Sellabration’ Proceeds Benefit Community Organizations

First published in the Oct. 7 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Photo Courtesy of Monica Ordubegian
Rebecca Demonteverde and Kaitlyn Hu

The National Charity League’s Glendale Chapter, which includes a large contingent of La Cañada Flintridge residents, recently held its annual “Sellebration” rummage sale at the Pacific Community Center.
Before the doors opened, people lined up with bags in-hand, eager to be among the first ones to enter. A constant stream of people flowed in and out all day. Some people made several trips back to the location. Housewares, toys, books, bikes and clothing were some of the top sellers.
On the way out, many stopped at the bake sale to buy some homemade treats.
The proceeds of Sellebration will be granted to the philanthropies the NCL serves, including Twelve Oaks Senior Living, YWCA Glendale, Door of Hope, Union Station Homeless Services and Ascencia.
ABC7 News and KTLA News interviewed local NCL President Monica Ordubegian and Sellebration team leaders Liz Schwalbach, Joy Asbury and Monica Rubalcava.
For more information on the National Charity League Glendale Chapter, visit nationalcharityleague.org/chapter/glendale/.

Wine & Roses Celebration Is Nov. 6

The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association will host its annual Wine & Roses Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Flintridge Riding Club at 4 p.m.
The reception will have food, beverages and wine tasting in a casual setting.
The event will raise funds to support the design, construction and decoration of the LCFTRA’s 44th annual Rose Parade float entry, “Who Says We Can’t?” The organization’s entry has been a frequent award-winning float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade since 1979.
“We are proud to be a part of America’s New Year’s celebration that brings worldwide recognition to our community,” the organization said in a statement.
The float that the LCFTRA has budgeted this year is $130,000.
The cost of the Wine & Roses Celebration is $85, and the LCFTRA expects to raise $30,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships along with the live and silent auctions.
The Wine & Roses Celebration event will also introduce the 2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and the Royal Court as the LCFTRA honors the foresight and leadership of its founding members from 1979.
To learn more about LCFTRA or become a sponsor, visit lcftra.org.
LCFTRA will be following COVID-19 guidelines at the event.

‘Sellabration’ Proceeds Benefit Community Organizations

The National Charity League’s Glendale Chapter, which includes a large contingent of La Cañada Flintridge residents, recently held its annual “Sellebration” rummage sale at the Pacific Community Center.
Before the doors opened, people lined up with bags in-hand, eager to be among the first ones to enter. A constant stream of people flowed in and out all day. Some people made several trips back to the location. Housewares, toys, books, bikes and clothing were some of the top sellers.
On the way out, many stopped at the bake sale to buy some homemade treats.
The proceeds of Sellebration will be granted to the philanthropies the NCL serves, including Twelve Oaks Senior Living, YWCA Glendale, Door of Hope, Union Station Homeless Services and Ascencia.
ABC7 News and KTLA News interviewed local NCL President Monica Ordubegian and Sellebration team leaders Liz Schwalbach, Joy Asbury and Monica Rubalcava.
For more information on the National Charity League Glendale Chapter, visit nationalcharityleague.org/chapter/glendale/.

Local YMCA’s Community Prayer Breakfast Is Oct. 30

YMCA of the Foothills will host its 30th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The theme of the event is “Through God’s Grace.” Breakfast will be served between 7:45-8:20 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Along with breakfast, guests can expect a morning of prayers, live music from local musicians and a faith-based story shared by ABC7 Eyewitness News chief meteorologist Dallas Raines.
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All Saints Schubert Concert at LCPC Is Oct. 17

Featuring the Mass in G Major, some of the most moving music ever written for solo, chorus and orchestra, the La Cañada Presbyterian Church will present a special All Saints Schubert Concert on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the church (626 Foothill Blvd.). Admission is free.
The concert celebrates All Saints Day and features the LCPC Chancel Choir and LCPC Orchestra. Featured soloists are Rebecca Sjöwall, Matthew Thomas and Gregory Geiger. The conductor is Jack Lantz, LCPC’s director of Music & Worship Arts.
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Symphony Kicks Off ’21-22 Season Saturday

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The Pasadena Symphony opens its 93rd season with Beethoven Symphony No. 7 on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ambassador Auditorium. There will be matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.
Acclaimed conductor Joseph Young, who serves as music director of the Berkeley Symphony among other major posts across the U.S., will kick off the 2021-22 Symphony Series as one of seven artistic partners leading the orchestra this season.
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Sheriff’s Crime Report

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

A residence in the 1000 block of Green Lane was reportedly burglarized on Friday, Oct. 8, between 1:23 and 3 p.m. The resident returned to her house to find it had been ransacked, with the sliding door to her living room open despite being locked before she left. She was not immediately aware of anything missing. Surveillance footage showed a man walking up to the front door and ringing the doorbell before walking around the driveway and out of view.

A locked vehicle parked in the 5800 block of Gould Mesa Road was reportedly burglarized Sunday, Oct. 10, between 12:16 and 2:40 p.m. A tablet was taken from a backpack left inside the vehicle while the owner was away. The driver-side door keyhole had been punched in.

Editor’s note: Details included in the Sheriff’s Crime Report are taken directly from individual deputies’ reports on file at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. The Outlook Valley Sun is not responsible for incompleteness or inaccuracies in the original reports.

October Arts Crawl Event Set for Oct. 16

An entertaining lineup of art and music is on tap for the community in and around South Pasadena as the city’s Chamber of Commerce hosts another quarterly Arts Crawl event on Saturday evening, Oct. 16.
Known as a popular “neighborhood-night-on-the-town,” adults and children can enjoy the eclectic businesses of South Pasadena along with entertainment. The October event will include:
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La Cañada Junior Women’s Club’s ‘Hike2Mend’ Is Oct. 16

Through a dedicated fundraising effort, the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club presented a $3,500 check — raising its total annual contribution to $4,500 — to Mending Kids, the club’s designated philanthropy.
Aimed at providing life-saving surgical care to children, the Mending Kids nonprofit organization is based in Los Angeles and deploys medical teams worldwide, while educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. During the pandemic, they expanded their services by donating and delivering PPE and medical supplies to front-line workers throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including 29 different national and international organizations.
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