Sierra Cahuenga District No. 15 of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs will hold its 35th annual convention Thursday through April 6 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village. Made up of 28 clubs, the Sierra Cahuenga district covers Burbank through the San Fernando and Antelope valleys, as well as Bishop, Independence and Mammoth, with a membership nearing 2,000. The theme for this year’s convention is “Voyage to the Stars,” which will feature reports by club presidents and district chairmen and the presentation of awards to clubs for outstanding volunteer service and civic projects during the past year. The “Sprinkle of Stardust Banquet” will be held April 5. For information about the California Federation of Women’s Clubs, call (818) 346-4125.
First Strike Rape Prevention, a division of Vision Empowerment, will give a series of free seminars at Cal State Northridge in an attempt to curb violent crimes against women. The next seminars will be held April 9 and 17 in the University Student Union, 18111 Nordhoff St. Reservations are required. First Strike Rape Prevention also has chapters at UCLA and Valley College. For information or to make reservations, call (818) 895-6102.
Medical Center of North Hollywood has contracted to sponsor a TESTING 1-2-3 health screening center in the Burbank Media Mall now under construction. The new facility, second of its kind sponsored by the medical center, is scheduled to open this summer. It is designed to provide easy, convenient access to free and low-cost health screening services. Featured will be an ongoing program of cholesterol, lung capacity, fitness, cardiac risk, cataract, glaucoma, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings at no cost to the public. The screenings and consultations include initial assessments for allergy, skin cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, eating disorders, varicose veins, bunions and chronic fatigue syndrome, among others. Medical Center of North Hollywood will provide the medical personnel and equipment. TESTING 1-2-3 has nine other health screening centers in California shopping malls.