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“Breakfast with Santa” will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the

food court at the third level of the Media City Center mall.

The Men’s Service Club of the Burbank YMCA is holding its annual


Christmas tree sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day until Christmas. The

lot is at the corner of Alameda and Olive avenues. All proceeds go to

Burbank youth. Call 841-0387 for more information.

Papa John’s Pizza and the Toys for Tots Foundation will hold a toy


collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the front entrance of IKEA Burbank,

600 N. San Fernando Road. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted and donors

will get a free slice of pizza and a coupon for a free pizza on their

next order. There will also be a chance to win a home entertainment

system. Call 841-3500 for more information.

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.

Booker T. Frog’s story time for children will begin at 11 a.m. at

Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. Author Gretchen K. Phillips

will discuss her new book, “The Quizm Message.” Admission is free. Call

558-1383 for more information.

The Glendale Community College Ceramics Department will hold its

holiday ceramics sale and fund-raiser from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 109 of the

Aviation/Art Building at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo


Road, Glendale. Decorative and functional porcelain, lusterware and

stoneware will be on sale. Call 240-1000, ext. 5543 for more information.

Skaters who bring new, unwrapped toys to the second annual benefit

holiday skating session from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Pickwick Ice Center,

1001 Riverside Drive, can receive free skate rentals or discount

admission. The toys will be donated to kids with cancer and other serious

conditions at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Call 846-0035, ext. 173

for more information.

The second of three concerts sponsored by Calvary Bible Church begins

at 7 p.m. at the church, 1101 S. Main St. The event is part of a

Christmas outreach program that helps feed and clothe the homeless. The

concerts are free but donations are accepted. Call 556-4840, ext. 112 for

more information.

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 every night until Dec. 23. 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.


A groundbreaking ceremony marking the first phase of the Rancho

Providencia Neighborhood Protection Plan will be held at 10:30 a.m. at

the corner of Alameda Avenue and Edison Street. Construction boots and

work gloves are recommended. Hard hats, picks and champagne will be

provided. Call 845-7693 for more information.

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Emet of Burbank will hold its annual

Hanukkah brunch at 11:30 a.m. at 600 N. Buena Vista St. Reservations are

required. Call 848-5214.

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


The Burbank Historical Society will hold its annual open house and

Christmas party from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Gordon R. Howard Museum, 115

Lomita Ave. Special musical guest will be the Steed Woodwind Quartet,

performing from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Call 841-6333 for more



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.

State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will hold a holiday meeting, with

an update on the 1999 legislative session, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Suite 205

at the 21st Senate District Office, 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. The

meeting will give citizens the chance to share ideas on new legislation.

New, unwrapped toys will also be accepted by the Altadena CHP station for

distribution to needy children. Call (626) 683-0282 to RSVP.

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 Story time, 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.

“Epoxie’s Dairy Daredevil Review,” a children’s holiday entertainment

variety show, will begin at 4 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 401

N. Buena Vista St. Admission is free. Call 238-5610 for more information.

“Because I Love You,” a free support group for 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.


Registration will be held 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


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

Center. Admission is $2. 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 Josyln Afternoon Readers Group will discuss “Main Corpse” by Diane

Mott Davidson at 2:30 p.m. at The Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave.

Admission is free. The group meets the second Monday of each month. Call

238-5353 for more information.


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.

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.