LCPC Parent Education Virtual Gala Raises $70,000

Photo courtesy LCPC Parent Ed
La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Ed fundraiser emcees were John Cervenka, Chris Erskine, Anne Bierling and the Rev. Chuck Osburn.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program recently held its 2021 gala, “I Was a Great Parent… Before I Had Kids – A Night of Laughs.” The virtual fundraiser, which along with its online auction raised approximately $70,000, featured Chris Erskine and John Cervenka, LCPC Parent Ed Director Anne Bierling and the Rev. Chuck Osburn.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the LCPC Parent Education program and its mission, including scholarships and outreach.
The fundraiser was hosted by the LCPC Parent Education board: Betty Bredemann (auction chair), Stephanie Ferguson (class rep coordinator), Stephanie Ginn (publicity), Cristina Kelly (secretary), Carrie Kingston and Adriana Leaw (Outreach co-chairs), Grace Lee (auction co-chair), Charlotte Miller (special events), Georgina Mueller (fundraising), Monica Skeehan (treasurer) and Cathy Steward (board chair). Lynne Graves (Plan Ahead Events), Eddie Meyers (LCPC AV) and Amanda Baughman (Parent Ed administrator) also contributed to the gala’s success.

New Class at LCPC: Parenting Your Elementary Kids

Sloan Walsh

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education is offering a new Parent Express class: Parenting Your Elementary Kids with instructor Sloan Walsh. This class will meet via Zoom four times on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning March 3 and is for parents with children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Register at lacanadapc.org/parented. Scholarships are available.
Parents will discuss topics including the latest in brain research and how it practically relates to our children’s development, learning, behavior and relationships. In a spiritually rich environment, participants will learn specific parenting strategies in managing behavior, building emotional intelligence and helping their children thrive from a “Whole Brained, Whole Hearted” parenting approach. Parents will gain ideas for creating a strong family culture and identity, while also exploring the joys and challenges of raising children during a pandemic.
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LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea

Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.
Photo courtesy Barbara Stratte
Parent Ed relies on the efforts of people, including Heather Ehrhart (front row, from left), Paige Thatcher, Amanda Baughman, Maggie Mason, Cathy Steward, Debbie Barsom and Katie Enney. Middle row: Jina Khachik, Betty Bredemann, Tracy Tobias, Jan Roberts, Sarah Montes, Mikki Weightman and Charlotte Miller. Back: Jana Van Dyck, Monica Skeehan, Paula Giboney, Katy Riddell, Stephanie Ferguson, Sloan Walsh, Paige Dunbar, Barbara Stratte, Melanie Frey, Vicki Rekedal and Kathy Kovalcik.

By Katie Enney
Special to The Outlook


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program has kicked off its 41st year, continuing a legacy of quality education for parents whose children range from newborns to 18-year-olds. Parent Ed offers 16 weekly classes from September to May, along with the evening Parent Express program that offers monthlong classes for parents who cannot attend during the day. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea”

LCPC Parent Education Bowls for Benefit on Feb. 24

Photo courtesy Maggie Mason
La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Board includes Charlotte Miller (front row, from left), Betsy Farhat, Meg Wade, Maggie Mason and Darby Pearson. Back: Lynne Graves, Ashley Barrett, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Katie Enney, Anne Bierling, Carol Van Citters, Hillary Clayburgh and Ashley Smith.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program is announcing its annual benefit, “Keep Calm and Bowl On,” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Bowlmor Lanes in Pasadena.
The benefit will feature a fun-filled night of good food, laughs and of course, bowling. The event will be emceed by the Rev. Chuck Osburn and comedian Ron Pearson.
The 2018 Parent Ed Benefit will include dinner, bowling, complimentary drinks, a raffle, a live auction and an online silent auction. Live auction items include a condo in Maui, house in Sedona with golf package and concert tickets. Silent auction items include sports tickets, tickets to the Autry Museum, art classes and local restaurants. Additional auction items can be donated to Hillary Clayburgh at hillarycfox@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit LCPC Parent Education.
The event is sponsored by Platinum Underwriters: Gordon and Dona Crawford, John and Melissa Schiller, Brad and Ashley Barrett, and Ezra and Marisa Callahan. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/parentedbenefit2018 or by calling (818) 790-6708 ext. 205.
For 39 years, LCPC’s Parent Education Program has maintained its legacy of quality education and reputable staff. Currently, the program offers 14 parent education classes per week for parents of children who are newborns through age 18. Class listings and online registration are available at lacanadapc.org/parented. Second semester starts at the end of January, although admission is rolling and free trial classes are available any time.
Call (818) 790-6708 ext. 205 for more information.