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“An Affair To Remember” is this year’s theme for the Luncheon and Fashion Show presented by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild to be April 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 12:30 p.m.

Carin Holmenas will present the fashion show with designs from the David Hayes Collection, fur and menswear from Edwards-Lowell and jewelry from Joan Castle Joseff collection. Participating in the show will be celebrity physician models from the medical center. Harold Greene, newscaster from Channels 2 and 9, will be the master of ceremonies.

There will be a special drawing for a $10,000 Grand Prize. Only 250 tickets, at $100 per ticket, will be sold for this drawing. Tickets can be purchased in the Gift Gallery at the medical center or on the day of the event. There will also be no host cocktails, a boutique and chances of the day.


Proceeds from this event will go toward the guild’s pledge of $1 million to the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center.

Chairwoman is Jo Massimini with Sharon Grooms as co-chairwoman. Tickets are $85. For reservations and information, call Grace Patz at (818) 846-2177.

This is the guild’s main fund raising event of the year.




The La Crescenta Woman’s Club had its annual Rummage Sale in February, and Chairwoman Gloria Lee said it was quite a success.

Many of their shoppers return every year, as they consider it a must-not-miss-event, with friendly workers, super selection and great bargains, Lee said. Especially popular is the Fill-up-a-Brown-Bag for-Only-$3 sale held during the last two hours of the day, she added.

The club’s main purpose is philanthropy, Lee said, adding that these days sharing the abundance and recycling is also a consideration.

Blankets and coats that weren’t purchased were given to other charitable organizations for the homeless and elderly. Suitcases and totes were passed along to caring individuals who provide them to foster children who are forced to move from home with their meager belongings in a plastic trash bag.

All remaining left-over items are packed up for another association to pick up for their own benevolent purpose. In that way, there is little or no waste, Lee said.




Glendale Beautiful will have its annual awards luncheon, with a social at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon, on April 1 at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.

Businesses that the Awards Day Committee will be recognizing this year are Conrads Restaurant, Jewel City Bowl, Nameth Office Building and AL-Sal Oil Company. Special awards are going to Parks, Recreation and Community Services for Adams Square Mini Park and Sparr Heights Community Center.

Everyone is welcome. Luncheon cost is $15. Reservations deadline is March 28 and they can be made by calling GladysWymore at (818) 246-3634.



Talk show host and author Dennis Prager will be the guest speaker at “An Era for Change – Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness,” a gala dinner and auction March 29 at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.

Proceeds go to Elizabeth House, a shelter in the San Gabriel Valley for homeless pregnant women and their children.

His talk show, “Dennis Prager Radio Show,” broadcasts nationally from Glendale on radio station KRLA, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.


Glendale residents who are longtime supporters of Elizabeth House are Anne Sharp and Bonnie Thomas. Thomas’ daughter, Kelly, a graphic designer, designed the invitations for the gala.

“An Era for Change” begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction featuring items from rock climbing and extreme boot camp packages to four Disneyland/California Adventure Hopper passes. Live auction items include a stay at an ocean villa in Oahu’s Turtle Bay valued at $12,000 and a week at a cottage in the Newport Peninsula valued at $3,500.

Glendale-area businesses that have contributed to the auction include New Moon Restaurant, Montrose Curves, Gourmet a Go Go, Mayhall’s Sewing Center, Needle in a Haystack, Rocky Cola Café and Critters. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations, call (626) 577-4434 or visit