LCPC Hosting Talk Regarding Bullying

Patricia A. Engert

All parents and grandparents are invited to hear from Patricia A. Engert in the Fellowship Hall of the La Canada Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
Being a kid today is tough and being a parent today is tougher. The presentation’s goal is to help parents when their kids report they have been teased or bullied at school by teaching them techniques for what they can do and for what they can help instill in their kids.
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Sierra Club Presents Spain Travel on March 13

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Bruce Hale’s “Spain From Bilbao to Gibraltar” on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Hale will show slides and provide commentary from his monthlong trip to Spain last fall. Highlights of the program include Bilbao and the Basque Region, the Camino de Santiago, Madrid, Seville and Granada. During this armchair tour, viewers will learn about Spain’s distinctive culture on the Iberian Peninsula.
Hale is a long-time Sierra Club member and frequent program presenter with the group.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

Cancer Support Community Honors Benefactors

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Scott Nesbit, LeeAnn Havner, Ron Havner and Julie Nesbit were among those who enjoyed the Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s annual Benefactors Society Appreciation Dinner at Bistro 45. This society recognizes the exceptional generosity of CSCP donors who support the organization at leadership levels. “All of CSCP’s programs are offered free of charge to people facing cancer and their families,” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. The tremendous generosity of our benefactors and patrons helps enormously to allow us to offer free services, and we are indebted to these special donors.” For more information, visit

Descanso Celebrates Camellia Flowers in February

Descanso Gardens has a full calendar of family-friendly events this month, including several celebrating the camellia flower.
• Camellia Walk: Come for a camellia walk and learn about the “queen of winter flowers” on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m.
• Camellia Arranging Demonstration: George Harrison of the Pacific Camellia Society leads floral arranging demonstrations at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, using camellias from Descanso Gardens.
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La Cañada Kiwanis Club Opens ‘La Cañadan of the Year’ Nominations

Since the early 1950s, the La Cañada Noontime Kiwanis Club has been recognizing an individual as the La Cañadan of the Year. The club will be selecting an outstanding citizen from the community to be honored.
The public is asked to contribute to the process by nominating members of the community who have demonstrated strong evidence of “giving back” and exemplary commitment to the community. Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident and community leader, Jeanne Broberg, was honored last year.
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LCF Educational Foundation Spring Gala is March 3

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La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Spring Gala committee members preparing for the March 3 annual fundraiser include Sunyoung Fahimi, Erik Landswick, Gina Ricci, Jaime Hefner, Caroline Anderson, Julie Bae, Holly Biondo, Joanna Banks, Claudia Dietrich-Joe, Laura Abramian and Karen Thurston.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation will hold its 27th annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 3, at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles (adjacent to Staples Center). More than 700 people are expected to attend the fundraiser, which is widely regarded as LCF’s highest-profile social event of the entire year.
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Foothill MWD Opens 2018 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District is holding its seventh annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition: “Water Is Life.” This is a fun and educational project that serves to inspire student creativity about the stewardship of our precious water resources.
The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools primarily located within La Crescenta-Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
All art entries for the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Art Contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) before judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.
This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2019 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.
Deadline for entries is Monday, April 2, including postmarked submissions.
For more information about the contest, including all rules, judging criteria and other prizes, visit the website and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.

Bands Sought for Fiesta Days Parade

Bands and musicians interested in joining the Fiesta Days parade on Memorial Day in La Cañada Flintridge can apply by contacting Dave Silversparre at
The May 28 parade down Foothill Boulevard is a good way to showcase talent for friends, family and the community. The Chamber of Commerce’s parade committee will select the musical talent for the event soon.

Junior Women’s Club Dinner Dance Feb. 24

Photo courtesy La Cañada Junior Women’s Club
La Cañada Junior Women’s Club members include (from left) Elizabeth Landswick, gala silent auction co-chair; Tracey Nelson, LCJWC president; Christy Ferguson, philanthropy fundraising co-chair; Jill Chapman, gala chair; and Trish McRae, games and wine toss procurement chair.

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club invites all former and current members and their guests to an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing and surprises at a historic Prohibition-era Flintridge estate at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24.
The Spanish Colonial Revival estate sets the backdrop for “An Enchanted Evening at the Villa,” the Juniors’ annual gala fundraiser. The home, once a Pasadena Showcase House of Design, was built in the 1920s to resemble a Spanish castle and includes a speakeasy bar hidden behind the wood panels in a study.
The party benefits Ronald McDonald House and Five Acres, and features drinks and food, a silent auction, wine toss and dancing on the expansive, multi-level grounds of the estate.
Tickets are $100. To RSVP, visit: For more information, send emails to

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 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 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 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.