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50TH ANNIVERSARY: Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will...

50TH ANNIVERSARY: Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to bless Notre Dame High School on its 50th anniversary at noon Sunday at the school, 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. A luncheon, student exhibits and performances follow. Information: (818) 501-2300.

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PARTY-PLANNING SHOW: Valley Beth Shalom Sisterhood will sponsor “Simcha Faire ’98,” a wedding and bar or bat mitzvah planning show, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Professional musicians, party planners, florists, photographers and videographers will be on hand for consultation. Preregister for free admission. Admission is $3 at the door. Information and registration: (818) 788-6000, Ext. 640.

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SABBATH WORKSHOP: Chabad of the Conejo and the Council on Jewish Life will offer a free workshop on “The World of Shabbat” from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The program focuses on the elements of the Jewish Sabbath that take place in the home, making it a family celebration. Participants will make candle holders, spice balls and other traditional ornaments. Information: (818) 991-0991.

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PARENT WORKSHOP: Rabbi Jay Miller will lead a free parent workshop to discuss the issues that affect teens and college students from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday for parents of sixth- through eighth-graders and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for parents of ninth-grade through college-level students at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. The talk includes advice on how to keep youths involved in their Jewish culture. Information: (818) 587-3277.

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LENTEN DINNER: St. John’s United Methodist Church will observe the season of Lent with a personal faith stories on “Speaking About What We Have Seen and Heard” and dinner at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 20600 Roscoe Blvd., Winnetka. The cost is $5. Reservations requested. Information and reservations: (818) 341-6434.

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ETHICS: Kol Tikvah and Union of American Hebrew Congregations will present a discussion on “Organ Donations and Transplantations Within the Jewish Community” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 348-0670.


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