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Gift items sold at Chapel Crafters Boutique...

Gift items sold at Chapel Crafters Boutique

The Little White Chapel Christian Women’s Fellowship will have its

15th annual Chapel Crafters Boutique Nov. 7 and 8 in the social hall

and yard at 1711 N. Avon St.


Boutique hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9:30 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Admission is free.

More than 50 artisans from all over Southern California will be

displaying their handmade items for sale, including Christmas and


fall decorations, wreathes, cards, candles, wood crafts, country and

Victorian crafts, jewelry, quillows (towels made into pillows),

embroidered T-shirts and gift items and baked goods.

There also will be paintings, collectibles, silent-auction items

and a drawing for a star-pattern queen-size quilt.

A home-cooked dinner of baked chicken with all the extras will be

served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8, $4 for

children. Homemade soups and sandwiches will be served for $5 from


11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call 848-8611.

Woman of the Year luncheon Nov. 8

Mary Alice O’Connor will be honored as Woman of the Year for 2003

by the Zonta Club of Burbank Area during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 8 at The Castaway. The annual event honors exemplary women who

make outstanding contributions to the community.

O’Connor has lived in Burbank for nearly 60 years. Her record of


volunteer service began with the Red Cross during World War II and

has continued with the Tournament of Roses, Friends of the Burbank

Library, the Burbank Board of Education, the Burbank Symphony and La

Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital.

Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available by

calling Anne Macleod at 556-3677. Tickets are $50 each in advance. No

tickets will be sold at the door.

Temple Emanu El provides good deeds

More than 100 adult and youth members of Burbank Temple Emanu El

will do good deeds for the community Sunday in celebration of Mitzvah


Volunteers will be stuffing backpacks for children, baking

lasagnas for seniors, planting trees to beautify property, writing

letters to soldiers and packing lunches for local charities.

The effort is part of the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance

Mitzvah Day, a day of good deeds, where synagogues throughout the

Valley volunteer in the community to make the world a better place.

Salvation Army sponsors Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps will sponsor the 17th annual

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 26. There will be seatings at 5

and 7 p.m., with musical entertain- ment throughout the evening.

There is no charge for the dinner but each family member must have

a ticket. Free tickets will be available starting Tuesday at the

Burbank Corps, 300 E. Angeleno Ave. Tickets can be picked up from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays until seating capacity is


Many Burbank companies, service organizations and individuals

contribute time, money, and services to help the army provide

complete Thanksgiving dinners for up to 500 persons each year.

The Thanksgiving committee is working very hard to see that

persons who are alone and entire families will be able to sit down to

a full meal served by many caring volunteers.

For more information, call 845-7214, or to help financially, make

checks payable to The Salvation Army Burbank Corps, and mail them to

P.O. Box 4040, Burbank, CA 91503.

Mass will honor guild’s patron saint

The Cabrini Literary Guild will meet on Nov. 13 at the Oakmont

Country Club in Glendale. The meeting will commence with a Mass in

honor of the feast day of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the patron of

the guild. Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be celebrated by

Father Richard Carey. Luncheon will be served at noon.

Entertainment after lunch will feature pianist Alan Green.

For reservations, call 248-9226. Deadline is Nov. 10.

Arbor Day memorial trees were planted Sept. 15 by the Glendale

Parks and Recreation in memory of Bette Sojka, Angeline Holman and

Pearl Schloessman, former members of the Cabrini Literary Guild.

Family members and several guild members attended. The three trees

are on the front lawn of the Glendale Pumping Plant.

Foothill Autism Alliance plans meeting

The Foothill Autism Alliance Inc. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12

at BCR A Place to Grow, 230 Amherst Drive. The organization supports

families of individuals with autism in Glendale, Burbank and


Featured speakers are Sarah Spence and Marilyn Lange, who will

speak on “Medications Update -- What Every Parent Should Know.”

Spence is on the faculty at UCLA in psychiatry and pediatrics, and

is the medical director of the UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic, as well

as the medical director of the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

(AGRE). Lange is on staff at Descanso Medical Center for Development

and Learning, trains medical students and pediatric residents at USC

and UCLA, and is on staff at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and

Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

in Burbank. For more information, call 662-8847.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph