“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
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,
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.