ORGANIZATIONS

'PASSPORT' TO ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

The La Crescenta Woman's Club will stage a fashion show beginning at 11 a.m. March 15 in its clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

Themed “Passport to Fashion,” a portion of the proceeds from the fashion show will benefit the YWCA of Glendale Domestic Violence Program and the American Cancer Society's local services.

Tickets are $25 each and may be reserved by calling Dea McCrory at (818) 368-9393. Reservations are necessary.

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GLENDALE BEAUTIFUL HAS ITS ARBOR DAY PROGRAM

Glendale Beautiful will have its annual Arbor Day Program on Tuesday at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. The event begins with a coffee social at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m.

The rain location will be the lower level of the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Glendale Beautiful has encouraged the planting of trees or shrubs in the city of Glendale for the past 58 years. The event is sponsored by Glendale Beautiful in cooperation with the city of Glendale, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Division.

Those who donate to the tree-planting program receive a certificate. Trees donated by the community will be used to landscape city parks, library areas and schools. To order a tree, call Gladys Wymore at (818) 246-3634.

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GROUP CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

The Glendale Branch of the American Assn. of University Women will have author Kay Mouradian as its guest at its meeting on March 8 at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 707 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale.

Mouradian wrote the book “A Gift in the Sunlight,” which is based on her mother's Armenian story of an event and journey that occurred at the turn of the century.

Mouradian researched archives and various libraries in the United States, then visited the village in Turkey where her mother and family lived. She traveled the same deportation route that 20,000 other Armenians and her family were forced to endure.

During her journey, she became aware of the suffering her mother's generation endured that became the basis for her book. Through her career as a writer, she hopes to provide a platform of tolerance and compassion among different cultures.

The brunch will be from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Cost is $17.50, with checks payable to A.A.U.W. Glendale. Reservations can be made by calling (818) 773-2227.

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'HAWAIIAN PARADISE' IS THEME OF FUNDRAISER

The Cabrini Literary Guild will have its annual fundraiser on March 8 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The theme is “Hawaiian Paradise.” Co-chairwomen are Miryam Finkelberg and Mary Andrade assisted by their committee. Marie Urrutia is president of the guild.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with an orchid lei presented to all the guests. A social hour and viewing of auction and raffle items will follow with music by Dan Urrutia. There will be a silent auction including gift baskets, an original watercolor painting, a hand-knit afghan, a money raffle and more.

Lunch will be served at noon. The Island Inspirations Hawaiian group will dance to the music of Hawaii.

This event is the guild's only fundraiser in support of local philanthropies.

Thousands of dollars have been donated through the years by the guild to aid and assist local charities in the community such as the Glendale Library Literacy program, Glendale YWCA. Shelter for Women, St. Vincent de Paul and the Glendale Community Foundation.

The guild was also honored recently by Catholic Charities at a dinner where it was one of the recipients of the Emma Collins Spirit of Giving award for their many contributions over the years to Glendale Loaves and Fishes. The Cabrini Literary Guild includes members from Glendale, Burbank, the Foothill area and Los Angeles.

Tickets for this event are $60. Reservations are required and there is a deadline. For reservations and information, call (818) 244-9815.


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