The Patrons' Club of Glendale Community College is planning the upcoming fundraiser for scholarships for deserving students Nov. 6 at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom, 1250 Harvard Drive, Burbank. The theme this year is “Up, Up and Away.”

Fashion show committees for the year are: Chairwomen Marianne Jennings and Pat Beggs; Financial Secretary Shirley Wright; silent auction, Jan Craig and Lois Solomon; tickets and reservations, Betty Musacco, Shirley Wright, Flora Corsini and Karen Wharton; opportunity/door prizes, Judy Gorham, Carolyn Payne, Leila Layseca; opportunity ticket sales, Karen Wharton, Connie Battenhorst, Margaret Hammond, Lois Sullender, Lois Solomon, Mary Beth McMahon; $1,000 chances, Ann Arrobio.

More helping are college sponsors Dean Paul Schlossman's office; decorations and centerpieces Geri Costello Celeste Brenner, Carolyn Payne, Consultant, Paul Schlossman; scholarships, Susan Borquez/Dougherty; program cover Marianne Jennings; program Angela Vukos; publicity Flora Corsini; hostesses Margaret Hammond, Carolyn Payne; corporate donors Judy Gorham; Fashion Show Coordinator Karen Wharton; special model Gertrude Ness.

The fashions will be provided by Holiday Hats & Gowns of Montrose.

Tickets are $45 per person. For reservations, call (818) 249-5443 or (818) 249-3075.



Glendale resident Lois Mahar, principal of L.V.D. Interior Design and recently inaugurated as president of American Society of Interior Designers, Pasadena Chapter, will spend Sunday volunteering at the chapter's 23rd annual Home & Kitchen Tour. She has served as tour advisor for the past two years and was treasurer of the tour for 12 years.

The self-guided tour will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features homes built from 1923 to 2008 throughout Pasadena and Arcadia. It is the chapter's principal fundraiser. Proceeds go toward scholarships for emerging designers.

A nonprofit organization, the society members are qualified to join by education, testing and experience. The mission of the Pasadena chapter, which was formed in 1964, is to define excellence in the practice of interior design; to improve the value of the profession to the public and to work for a favorable environment for members' right to practice interior design.

Tickets for the tour are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the tour, and will include a map and the address of each home. To purchase tickets, call (800) 237-2634 or the ASID Pasadena Chapter office at (626) 795-6898. Visit for more information.



American Assn. of University Women, Glendale Branch will host crime author Denise Hamilton at the next meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 brunch meeting at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale.

Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series and is editor of Los Angeles Noir, an anthology of new writing that spent two months on bestseller lists, won the Edgar Award for “Best Short Story” and the Southern California Independent Booksellers' award for “Best Mystery of the Year.”

Her latest novel, “The Last Embrace,” a Los Angeles Times bestseller set in 1949 Hollywood, has been compared to James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler.

Brunch tickets are $23 and reservations can be made by calling (818) 773-2227.

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