Classmates from 1937 meet for lunch

The former reunion committee of the Class of 1937 of Hoover High School no longer plans reunions but meets every three months for lunch to keep up longtime friendships.

Their most recent event was a Christmas luncheon at the La Canada Flintridge home of Tom French. As of September, all 11 members had reached the age of 91, two already 92. All but one of the 11 still drive, and all are active in one or several activities, such as travel, bridge, organizations and volunteering.

Clara Mae Tronowsky thinks her classmates are "a most amazing group of seniors."

Classmate Inez Truger was born in Glendale. Tronowsky met Les Jonkey in the third grade at Columbus Elementary School, and French at Mark Keppel Elementary School in 1929, the year that school opened.

Entries sought for library bookmark contest

Entries are being accepted for the Glendale Public Library's annual Bookmark Contest.

Amateur artists of all ages are invited to design an original bookmark illustrating their interpretation of this year's theme, "One World, Many Stories." To enter, stop by any Glendale library location between Jan. 22 and Feb. 6 during open hours to create and submit your own special design for our 34th annual Bookmark Contest.

This year's bookmarks will be printed in full color. Bookmark entries may become an official Glendale Public Library bookmark for 2011 to be reproduced and distributed throughout the Glendale Library system. Winners will be selected in five age categories and will each receive 50 copies of their bookmarks at a celebration on April 9 with special guest artist Carlos Nieto.

Complete information and materials are available at all Glendale Public Library locations. For more information, call (818) 548-2035.

Monte Vista hosting cell-phone recycling

The Monte Vista Elementary School Foundation, in partnership with Phones 4 Charity, is hosting a Cell Phone Recycling Drive throughout January.

Residents can bring unused cell phones to Monte Vista Elementary School at 2620 Orange Ave., La Crescenta. Recycling old cell phones will help the environment and help the school foundation raise funds to support Monte Vista Elementary School.

'Star Trek' writer is guest speaker

The Alameda Writers Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

The host is the organization's former president Marc Cushman, who teaches screenwriting at Los Angeles Pierce College and has writing credits on TV series such as "Star Trek: the Next Generation" and "Diagnosis: Murder." The meeting is free and open to all.

Career coach Shawn Tolleson of Strategy Coaching will talk about how to make goals and design a breakthrough for one's career this year. She has worked with thousands of entertainment industry professionals to land their breakthroughs.

For more information on the writers group, call (626) 799-2218.

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