Annual Flower Show Ready to Bloom at Huntington

The North American Clivia Society will hold its 14th annual flower show and sale on March 18 and 19 at the Huntington Library.
The event includes five symposium speakers, a judged show for the 250 entries, a clivia sale, special flower arrangements and a repotting demonstration. Those from amateur to serious gardeners are invited to attend. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Speakers include Helen Marriott from Australia, John Van Der Linde from South Africa, Heidi Nerurkar from Germany, Paul Kloeck from South Africa and Kevin Akins from the U.S. The clivia sale will include a variety of the flowers that are not commonly available in garden stores and plant nurseries.
The event is sponsored by the North American Clivia Society, which is based out of Camarillo, and is free to attend with the price of admission to the Huntington. For more information, visit northamericancliviasociety.org.

Golden Streets Slated for March 5

After being delayed by last summer’s wildfires, Metro’s introductory 626 Golden Streets celebration is slated to ride out from South Pasadena to Azusa on Sunday, March 5.
Surface streets will be opened for people to walk, jog, bike and skate along the entire route that day in a belated commemoration of the Metro Gold Line’s opening. In San Marino, the westbound portion of Huntington Drive will be closed to automobile traffic between Garfield Avenue and Sunset Avenue to accommodate the celebration.
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Villa Esperanza to Host Thoroughbred Race Benefit

Joan Feser enjoys lunch with her children, John, Michael and Juliana, at last year’s race day.

The Villa Esperanza Guild will hold its 19th annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing to benefit Villa Esperanza Services on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. About 200 guests will enjoy an exciting day of racing at Santa Anita Racetrack’s Club House Terrace in Arcadia to help support children and adults with disabilities.
Each year, the guild’s Race Day generates support for Villa’s Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Adult Residential Program, two of Villa’s nine programs that help individuals with developmental disabilities gain greater independence and live more fulfilling lives.
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Huntington to Acquire Two Judd Chairs

The Huntington Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently announced their joint acquisition of two prototype chairs (1979–80) made by American artist Donald Judd (1928–1994). The chairs will join a Judd prototype desk (1978) that LACMA acquired in 2011, thus uniting a suite that will be co-owned by the two institutions. The group will go on view at the Huntington in 2018.
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Trojan Affiliates to Highlight Stroke Awareness March 2

The women of USC Trojan Affiliates will welcome Dr. Nerses Sanossian to speak at the upcoming meeting on Thursday, March 2, about “Stroke Awareness for You and Your Family.”
The meeting will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m., at the home of San Marino resident Valerie Gumbiner Weiss. Community members are encouraged to attend.
“Stroke is the leading cause of disability in this country, yet stroke is an entirely preventable disease. We aim to reduce the burden of stroke in Southern California through prevention and education,” Sanossian said.
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Kaleidoscope to Play at the Huntington on Saturday

The Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra will perform at Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Library on Saturday, Feb.18, at 8 p.m. The program will feature works by Ravel and Vaughan Williams as well as a West Coast premiere of “Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World” by Philadelphia-based composer Scott Ordway. Violinist William Hagen will be making his Kaleidoscope debut on “The Lark Ascending” by Vaughn Williams. A pre-concert lecture will be offered by KUSC announcer Brian Lauritzen starting at 7:30 p.m.
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Carver Space Pioneers to Dance Under the Stars March 4

Carver Elementary School will host its Space Pioneers Gala at the California Science Center under the space shuttle Endeavour on Saturday, March 4. Guests can bid on silent auction items while sipping a PaQui Tequila signature cocktail and enjoying the sounds of the San Marino High School Jazz Ensemble.

Carver Parent Party co-chairs Jennifer Dill-Kamal (left) and Kathryn Oliveros (right) and procurment chair Mia Martinez are planning a stellar night at the California Science Center with a dinner at the space shuttle Endeavour.

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YMCA Launches New Balance Classes

YMCA of the Foothills is launching a new program called Fallproof Balance and Mobility, part of the Balance and Thrive Initiative, which aims to help seniors maintain their balance and lead happy, healthy and active lifestyles.
The classes will be offered Fridays 10:45 a.m.-noon at the CCY location, and Fridays 1-2 p.m. at the VHY location. Tuesdays, the class will be held at the Crescenta Valley Methodist Church from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
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GAMC Offers TAVR Presentation

Dr. Amir Rafie will discuss Transcatheter aortic valve replacement on Saturday, Feb. 25. TAVR is a cardiac surgery that enables patients to receive a new heart valve without undergoing open heart surgery.
TAVR emerged as an advanced and proven alternative for patients with severe aortic stenosis who have been deemed inoperable or are at high risk for conventional valve replacement. TAVR is a new kind of technology performed by expertly trained interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, and it’s saving lives.
Rafie is on the TAVR team at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and is ready to share his clinical expertise and answer questions about this new procedure.
Lunch will be provided and is free for Live Well members. A $10 donation is suggested for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. for those who plan to have lunch. The presentation runs from 2-3 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. RSVP by calling (818) 409-8091. For more information, visit AdventistHealth/org/Glendale/LiveWell.

Kiwanis Accepting Nominations for La Cañadan of the Year

Since the early 1950s, the Kiwanis Club has been recognizing an individual as La Cañadan of the Year. It 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 Don Voss was honored last year.
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