Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic officers for the 2009-10 year include: President Sally Hoover Nilssen, Glendale, Chi Omega; Vice President/Benefit Chair Julie Weller, Glendale, Delta Zeta; Secretary Lynne Graves, La Cañada Flintridge, Alpha Delta Pi; Treasurer Harriett Rector, Glendale, Phi Mu; benefit Co-chairwoman Deb Ann Orfalea, Glendale, Zeta Tau Alpha; Social Chairwoman Janice Paul, La Cañada Flintridge, Delta Delta Delta; Scholarship Chairwoman Georgine Archer, Burbank, Delta Gamma; and Files Chairwoman Cathy Daniel, South Pasadena, Pi Beta Phi.

The nonprofit organization serves Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, and there are 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference.

Volunteers raise money through a benefit luncheon each spring to provide scholarships for area high school girls going to a four-year college or university, as well as to eligible college undergraduates who are members in good standing of one of the 26 National Panhellenic sororities.

For more information, visit



A Noise Within is cleaning house and will have a massive “garage sale” today at its current location, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

The sale features discounts on costumes, furniture, set pieces, props, curtains of every size, and yards of fabric.

Items on sale include furniture pieces used in past productions, vintage prop knick-knacks, and racks of clothing — men's, women's and children's — ranging from elegant vintage to the everyday to Halloween costumes, said Rebecca Baillie, the theater company's production manager and sale coordinator.

The company is letting go of some of its best possessions in anticipation of moving to its new permanent home in Pasadena in fall 2010. The company has raised $9.2 million to date in its $13.3 million capital campaign, but is striving to reach $10 million before groundbreaking this fall.

Tax-deductible donations for the capital campaign and the annual fund will be accepted during the garage sale as well. Admission to the garage sale is $1. Cash is preferred for purchases, but credit cards are accepted with a minimum purchase and subject to a service charge.

For more information, contact Rebecca Baillie at (818) 265-7961 or visit



More than 50 local bridge players gathered at the Regency Bridge Club in Glendale to participate in a donation to the City of Hope.

Rand Pinsky, the national representative to the American Contract Bridge League, was on hand to present a $1,000 check to Merry Besvold, president of Unit 553 of the bridge league, which will be sent to the City of Hope to aid in the research that will someday lead to a cure for cancer.

The Glendale Regency Bridge Club provides a social and competitive atmosphere for bridge players at all levels.

For those interested in playing bridge but do not have a partner, one can be provided. If anyone is interested in learning to play, lessons are given periodically.

The Regency Bridge Club is at 303 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.

For a schedule of games, call (818) 500-8669 and let them know if you need a partner.

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