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IKEA Burbank is holding a canned food drive to benefit Burbank

Temporary Aid Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the store, 600 N. San

Fernando Blvd. Customers who bring in two or more cans will be entered in


a drawing to win a catered Swedish dinner for eight in their home.

Overeater’s Anonymous, a 12-step group for people suffering from

compulsive overeating and other eating disorders, meets at 10 a.m.

Saturdays at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 Magnolia


Blvd. Meetings are free and confidential. For information, call 881-4776.

The Winter Holiday Festival at Griffith Park will be held today and

Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The festival, which is in the Los Angeles Zoo

parking lot, will feature a snow hill, ice skating, singers, dancers,

musicians, storytellers, vendor booths and more. Admission is free, there

is a nominal charge for some activities.

Dark Delicacies bookstore will celebrate its move to a larger location

at 11 a.m. at the store, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd. Today, from 2 to 3 p.m.,


Peter Atkin’s group “Invisible Cinema” will perform at the store. On

Sunday, Nikki from Vampire cosmetics will be doing vampire make-overs at

2 p.m.

The 23rd annual Montrose Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at

Rosemont and Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, proceeding east on Honolulu to

Verdugo Road. The parade features school bands, equestrian units,

celebrities and more.

The Burbank Salvation Army is sponsoring an angel tree at Media City


Center until Dec. 24. Shoppers can purchase gifts for needy children. The

tree is located in Mervyn’s Court.

The Griffith Park & Southern Railroad is presenting its eighth annual

Night Train Ride to Santa’s House tonight and Sunday night and every

night Dec. 10-23. Travel through a rustic Western town, over the Lizard

Creek Bridge and past the Snow Cove and Hobo’s Caboose. Tickets are $5,

children under 18 months are free. The event begins in the southeast

corner of the park near Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard. For more

information, call 566-7133.


An action figure show featuring GI Joe, space figures and other

collectible toys will be at the Ramada Inn, 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd.

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door prizes will be given away and a percentage of

the proceeds will be given to charity. For information, call 563-1179.

The American Legion holds bingo games at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at 940 W.

Olive Ave. Proceeds benefit veteran’s rehabilitation. Free parking. Call


Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers, the youngest person and the only

African-American currently holding that position, will visit with Burbank

residents at the Gordon Howard Museum in George Izay Park, 1111 Olive

Ave. from 2 to 4 p.m. The free event is sponsored by Rep. James Rogan

(R-Burbank) and the 43rd Republican Central Committee. Refreshments will

be served. For information, call 848-4721.

The Miss Burbank and Miss Burbank Teen pageants will be at 4:30 p.m.

in the Grand Ballroom of the Burbank Hilton, 2500 N. Hollywood Way. The

pageants are sponsored by the Burbank Junior Chamber of Commerce. Tickets

are $25 at the door. For information, call the pageant hotline at


The Burbank Chorale will present “A Christmas to Remember,” featuring

mezzo-soprano Eileen Squillo and tenor Alan Rackley, at 7 p.m. at the

Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Join musical

director Frank Basile for a program of holiday favorites. Admission is

free. For information, call 759-9177.


The Cancer Support Group offers assistance to cancer patients,

caregivers, relatives and friends. It meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays

at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St. For

information, call 525-4941.

Play bingo with the Burbank Elks from 6 to 10:45 p.m. Mondays at 14 E.

Palm Ave. Six cards cost $5. Emblem Club members run the snack bar. For

information, call 848-5508.

The Battered Women Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays.

Admission and child care are free. Call 845-7671 for locations.


The Burbank Sunrise Rotary club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at The

Castaway restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road. For information, call Lee at


The Burbank Public Library Preschool Storytime, an interactive program

of stories, songs and crafts, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. until May 23.

The Burbank Center for the Retarded is holding its annual holiday

program at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Olive Ave. A

raffle, silent auction, bake sale, and boutique and crafts table will be

featured. Call 843-4907.

The city’s annual tree lighting and sing-a-long will begin at 5:45

p.m. at Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., proceeding to Media City

Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd. For information, call 238-5300.

“Because I Love You,” a free support group that helps parents

experiencing problems with their children, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in

the John Burroughs High School faculty cafeteria, 1920 Clark St. For

information, call 882-4881.



Beginners and pros alike can sharpen their line-dancing techniques at

classes at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Intermediate classes

are at 9 a.m., advanced classes at 10 a.m. and classes for beginners at

11 a.m. The fee is $2. For information, call 238-5353.


Enjoy afternoon dancing from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Joslyn Adult

Center. Admission is $2. For information, call 238-5353.


Registration will be held today and Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. for winter day

trips sponsored by the Joslyn Adult Center. Destinations include Palm

Springs, the Queen Mary, a tour of the Los Angeles Times and Chinese New

Year at the Golden Dragon. Sign up at the center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For

information, call 238-5353.

The Senior Bereavement Support Group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mondays and is sponsored by the Family Service Agency of Burbank. The

cost is $10 per month. Call 845-7671 to reserve a space.


The Senior Support Group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at

the Family Service Agency of Burbank, 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. The cost is

$10 a month. Call 845-7671.

A free workshop, “Diversification, A common sense approach to

investing,” will be at 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive

Ave. For information, call 238-5353.

Getting your events listed.

Mail calendar listings to the Burbank Leader, P.O. Box 591, Burbank,

CA 91503 or fax them to 954-9439. The deadline for submissions for

Wednesday’s calendar is 10 a.m. Friday. The deadline for Saturday’s

calendar is 10 a.m. Wednesday.