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Nature center event hosts formal party HILLSIDE...

Nature center event hosts formal party

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Residents can pull out their formal attire

for an event Saturday at the Stough Canyon Nature Center.

The Cider and Cheese Fund-raising Party starts at 6:30 p.m., with


entertainment and an astronomy demonstration.

Tickets are available for $25 at the nature center, 2300 Walnut

Ave., and proceeds benefit the center and other city nature programs.

Attendees will receive a nature center souvenir and will be


eligible for prizes from businesses including Southwest Airlines,

Handy Market and Trader Joe’s.

For more information, call 238-5440.

Amber Willard

Seniors can karaoke at Joslyn

MAGNOLIA PARK -- People 55 and older are invited to strut their

singing skills at the Joslyn Adult Center’s Karaoke Kabaret.

Singers can choose from among their favorite tunes, performing


solo or as part of a duet. They will be backed up by music from a

karaoke machine. People are invited to sing, or just come as audience


The Karaoke Kabaret is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the

Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For information, call


Laura Sturza

Woodbury offers free tax assistance


HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Woodbury University students and other

community volunteers will offer free help to area residents in

preparing their tax returns. Assistance will be given to people who

are non-English speaking, disabled, elderly, on low-to-fixed incomes

or otherwise not able to access paid professional tax assistance.

Help will be available on a first-come, first-served basis

Saturdays through April 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burbank

Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

All volunteers are trained through the Volunteer Income Tax

Assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information, call accounting professor Jon Myers at

767-0888, ext. 333.

Molly Shore

Free storytelling workshop offered

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A free workshop on the art of storytelling

is being offered to people 50 and older.

Conducted by professional storyteller Marjorie Montano -- who in

2000 toured five countries in central Europe -- the classes will

focus on discovering personal stories, research and performance

skills, structure and timing.

Following the two-day workshop, a monthly storytelling group will

form, which will meet the third Monday of each month from 5 to 7

p.m., starting April 21.

The workshop runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and March 31 at

Providence Health Center, 3413 W. Pacific Ave., in Conference Room


Reservations can be made at 953-4487.

Laura Sturza