LCHS Music to Celebrate Show, Fundraiser Feb. 25

The La Cañada Music Parents Association is inviting the community for a festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles on Feb. 25 to support La Cañada High School music programs.


LCHS 7-12 instrumental music and color guard groups will be a part of the 18th annual Dinner Show and Fundraiser at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 5:30-8:45 p.m.

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LCE Gets Ready for Book Fair in March

La Cañada Elementary School will host its Book Fair the week of March 7 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun With Books!” Children will enjoy periodic visits from a character from a popular children’s book series. For more information, email questions to bookfair@lcepta.org.

Valentine Prepares for ‘Sweet Magnolia Nights’

Photo courtesy Valentine Elementary School
Members of Valentine Elementary School’s 2017 Parent Party Committee recently met to plan the school’s largest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers include (front row, from left) Stefanie Killackey, Francesca Gill, Parent Party co-chairs Shannon Snaer and Stephanie Giardina, Valentine PTA President Helen Phan and Ellen Tsang. Back: Laura Repstad, Shawna Phelan, Danica Hughes, Michelle Esbenshade, Anna-Marie Grizzell, Carla Repetto, Renita Lin, Amanda Tracey, Vivian Wong, Cathy Yang, Jessica Zhang, Kathy Chow, Celina Duffy, Joelle Grossi and Debbie Merryman. Not pictured: Sarah Kim, Sarah Rome, Kate Sinclair and Daphne Stewart. Funds raised by the Parent Party go directly toward the salaries of school specialists in art, music, computer, library and science. Other areas funded by Parent Party proceeds include new library books and upgrades to school facilities and technology. This year’s event, “Sweet Magnolia Nights,” will be held on Saturday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m. to kick off the Parent Party fundraising, a Girls’ Night In will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, at a private residence.

Huntington Library Acquires Unique Additions in January

The Huntington Library announced recently that it has acquired a unique 10-volume edition of “The Life and Writings of John Muir” that incorporates 260 original photographs — most by Herbert W. Gleason, a nature photographer who inspired the work of Ansel Adams. The items were purchased at the Huntington’s 20th annual Library Collectors’ Council meeting held in January.
The Council also purchased “A Monograph on the Genus Camellia,” an outsize volume containing sumptuous hand-colored aquatint plates after watercolors by Clara Maria Pope, one of a small number of women in England who pursued an artistic career in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Additional purchases included manuscripts by a close member of Galileo’s circle and by an American Revolutionary War officer, as well as a genealogical roll of arms from the Elizabethan era.
“During the past two decades, the Library Collectors’ Council has helped us acquire more than 100 significant items — including rare books, individual manuscripts, archival collections and photographs — and spent nearly $3.9 million doing so,” said David Zeidberg, Avery director of the Library at the Huntington. “We are enormously grateful to the Council for their generous support over the years.”
For more information, visit huntington.org.

Lanterman Museum to Unveil New ‘Legacy’ Exhibition

Frank Lanterman

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will unveil its new exhibition on Feb. 14, titled “The Legacy of Frank Lanterman (1901-1981).”
The exhibition will give insight into the multi-faceted life of this famous La Cañada Flintridge resident. From his early days as a musician and political activist to his 28-year term in the California State Assembly, Lanterman was always a champion for the local community.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1901 to Roy Stanley Lanterman, a physician, and his wife, Emily Constance Lanterman. Frank and his brother Lloyd enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with their father into the local mountains, family outings to the beach and country picnics. Both Lanterman boys developed a great interest in cars and other forms of transportation. They graduated from Glendale High School and attended USC. Frank, who studied the pipe organ at USC, never graduated. Instead, he began a musical career, playing the organ in silent-movie theaters, both locally and abroad.
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