Fashion show lunch supports youth A charity...

Fashion show lunch supports youth

A charity fashion show luncheon called “Chic Affaire” is being

sponsored by the Opti-Mrs. Club of North Hollywood from 11 a.m. to 3

p.m. April 26 at The Castaway in Burbank.


Festivities include a three-course lunch with dessert, centerpiece

drawings, door prizes and raffle of gift baskets, money trees, gift

certificates and merchandise. Coldwater Creek, a Sherman Oaks

retailer of distinctive apparel, jewelry, gifts and home accessories,


will coordinate the show of casual and dressy fashions for women of

all ages and sizes.

Chairwoman is Lenore Sussman of Van Nuys, assisted by

Co-Chairwoman Betty Preston of Burbank. Heidi Finley of Canyon

Country is president.

The nonprofit club supports the Optimist Youth Home and Family

Services in Eagle Rock, the Mariner Scout Troop, East Valley YMCA and

other youth projects.


Tickets are $35. For reservations, call 501-5695, 766-1464 or

e-mail to Tickets will be sold at the door.

The Castaway is at 1250 N. Harvard Road, Burbank.

Pomeranian ancestors is topic

The Pommern Special Interest Group of the Immigrant Genealogical

Society will hear retired minister Eugene Hannemann speak on research

of “Texas Pommern Roots and Lutheran Records” at the meeting

beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at the society’s library, 1310 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.


This branch of the society delves into the people who came to the

United States from Pomerania, which is now Germany and Poland.

Hannemann will discuss his family research and the trip he took to


For more information, call 848-3122.

Cabrini Guild gives writing awards

The Cabrini Literary Guild will have its annual Writing Awards

luncheon Thursday at the Oakmont Country Club. The reception begins

at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.

Students who are enrolled in Catholic high schools throughout the

Los Angeles Archdiocese compete for scholarship funds.

Ann Herrmann is chairwoman. Judging will be accomplished by Eric

Goldberg, Sue Stauffer, Betty Blanchette and Mirna Stanley.

John Goddard, writer and world traveler, will be the guest


For reservations, call 248-9226.

United Daughters gather for luncheon

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Glendale Chapter will meet at

10:30 a.m. April 12 for a potluck luncheon. The group is looking for

women as prospective members who might be descendants of soldiers who

served the Confederacy in the War Between the States.

For more information, call Cheryl McMillan at 843-5288.

Autism specialist speaks at meeting

Jennifer B. Symon is guest speaker for the Foothill Autism

Alliance, Inc. when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burbank

Center for the Retarded, 230 Amherst Drive in Burbank.

Her topic is “Pivotal Response Teaching Techniques to Improve

Social, Communication and Play Skills for Children with Autism.”

For more information, call 662-8847.

High school alumni band seeks members

Burbank/Burroughs Alumni Marching Band and Drill Team are

preparing to appear in Burbank on Parade on April 26. Anyone who

participated in the programs at either high school and has graduated

is encouraged to march in the parade.

For more information, call Cheryl McMillan at 843-5288.

Hats off to business- women’s event

The La Canada Country Club was filled with hats featuring Disney

characters, feathers, sequins and flowers March 8, as the Verdugo

Glen chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. sponsored 125

guests at its seventh annual luncheon and fashion show. The event

Chairwoman was Mary Ann Jackson of Tujunga.

The “Mad Hatter” festivities also featured a boutique of handbags,

hand-painted linens, cookware and other items coordinated by Vendor

Chairwoman Kathryn Van Houten of Glendale. Following the luncheon,

Karen Hall of Los Angeles introduced the models featuring the new

Weekenders spring collection.

President Nancy Johnson of Burbank said the event was the

chapter’s special fund-raiser to award scholarships to students in

the local area and provide for the education of its own members.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph