Organizations: Red Cross benefits from wine tasting

The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is presenting a fundraising Wine Tasting and Art event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale.

A selection of carefully selected wines will be featured. The Forest Lawn Museum, which offers a panoramic evening view of the city of Glendale, will feature “The Art of Artis Lane,” an exhibit by an award-winning sculptor and painter. There will be an array of fine chocolate and delectable cheeses. Assorted light appetizers are provided by Forest Lawn. And to top it all off, there’s a silent auction.

Tickets are $60 per person or two for $100. For sponsorship opportunities or reservations, call (818) 243-3121. Forest Lawn Glendale is providing the venue for the benefit of the Red Cross, and all proceeds will go to the benefit of the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter, furthering its ability to assist the communities of Glendale and the Crescenta Valley in times of unexpected emergencies.

Chamlian School donates to Japan relief

Chamlian Armenian School donated a total of $2,440 to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund through the Armenian Relief Society on May 4 to assist with the ongoing efforts in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Armenian Relief Society Regional Executive Member Christine Keshishian and American Relief Society Regional General Manager Jasik Jarahian, were present to receive the check.

The school first raised a total of $1,080 by encouraging students to place their donations in a collection box on campus. To add to that total, the school received an additional donation of $1,360 from a group of fifth- and sixth-grade Chamlian students who had organized a garage sale to raise funds for the victims in Japan. The garage sale was held on May 1 in the parking lot of Prudential Realty of California in Glendale. Students made fliers and T-shirts to advertise the event.

The owners of Prudential Realty, Chamlian parents Rick and Jouliet Bonyadi, matched the students’ sale amount of $680 to bring the total to $1,360.

Hospital plans 20th golf classic

Verdugo Hills Hospital is celebrating its 20th annual Golf Classic Tournament on June 6 at Valencia Country Club. The golf tournament is the hospital’s major annual fundraising event, with proceeds going to where the need is greatest in the area of capital equipment, including a labor and delivery bed for new moms and a portable C-Arm fluoroscopy unit.

Golf registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and tournament play begins at 10 a.m. The tournament is always a sell-out event, so early registration is advised. For more information on golf participation or sponsorships, contact the foundation office at (818) 952-2226.

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