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
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.