Wine and Jazz evening for BTAC
Lockheed Federal Credit Union is sponsoring "Cheers to BTAC," a fundraising evening of wine and jazz for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Francis Xavier, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank.
Guests will taste vintages from several California wineries, and hear music from the renowned Scott Detweiler Quartet, said Susan Borders, secretary of BTAC's board of directors and chair of the Fundraising Committee.
"Lockheed Federal Credit Union supports BTAC year-round," Borders said, "So we're thrilled to have an event with their name on it, one that celebrates our gratitude and the terrific relationship we have with them."
Scott Detweiler and his group are well known to jazz fans, said Will Rogers, chair of BTAC's Board of Directors, noting that Detweiler's Quartet has just returned from a tour through Ecuador and Peru.
It was recently reported that, since the writer's strike in 2007 wreaked economic havoc locally, followed by the nationwide economic woes, BTAC has seen demand for its services to the homeless and those on the brink climb by as much as 300 percent, officials said.
The California winery sponsors scheduled so far include Alexander Valley Vineyards, Stanza, Wheelhouse Wine, Trinity Oaks Winery, Century Oak Winery and McNab Ridge Winery, with others being added. Appetizers will also be served.
Tickets are $30 available through BTAC's website, TheBTAC.org, and $35 at the door. A portion of each ticket purchase is deductible as a charitable contribution. Call (818) 848-2822, Ext.110.
Boys & Girls Club benefits from lunch
Burbank Bar & Grille will have its annual lunch fundraiser benefiting the Burbank Boys & Girls Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 112 N. San Fernando Road. Burbank.
All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. The $10 ticket includes lunch, dessert and beverage.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, visit http://www.bgcburbank.org.
Fritz Coleman is guest speaker
Fritz Coleman will give a free talk at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Cunningham Room of the Gordon R. Howard Museum, 1015 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.
Coleman is well known in Southern California not only for his daily weather reports but also for his humor and his many charitable activities. He has been with KNBC since 1982. Free parking is available at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in Burbank. Information, visit http://www.burbankhistoricalsoc.com.