Crescenta Valley Briefs: Quarterback Club kickoff, Crescenta Commons cleanup, Prom Plus picnic

The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will host a football season kickoff party from 5 to 8 p.m. this Thursday. The event will be held at Straw Hat Pizza, 3463 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Attendees can participate in a raffle and silent auction to support the club.

For more information, contact Richard Dinger at (818) 414-2758.

Another cleanup of the small park called Crescenta Commons, which is under construction, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Rosemont and Orange avenues, La Crescenta.

Volunteers are needed to help with rock harvesting, a final clean-out of the bender board and clearing the path so granite can be laid down in the future.

For more information, contact Robbyn Battles at

The Crescenta Valley Library will host a walk-through of Rockhaven Sanitarium from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The walk will include a history lesson on Rockhaven and its ties to women, rehabilitation and dignity.

For more information, contact Brian Pennington at

Crescenta Valley High School's Prom Plus will host a 20th-anniversary celebration with an old-fashioned community picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6. The event will be held at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., Glendale.

Attendees can purchase barbecue lunches and participate in "carnival-type" games such as a dunk tank. Admission is free and so are the games.

For more information, contact Mary O'Keefe at

Youth can create recycled art starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. next Thursday at Casa Verdugo Library, located at 1151 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale.

For more information, call (818) 548-2047.

Children and teens can enjoy a variety of games and chess from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2048.

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