La Crescenta Woman's Club will have a Halloween Costume Party from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

There will be a costume contest, music and dancing. Costumes are optional, but preferred.

There will be ghoulish goodies (hors d'oeuvres) and devilish desserts. Tickets are $10 per person, and reservation deadline Oct. 18.

Make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman's Club. Mail to LCWC c/o M. Wright, 3029 Ashwin Drive, La Crescenta, CA 91214. For questions or information, (818) 249-5524.



The Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale is seeking nominations of homes decorated in comedic, ghoulish, scary or spine-tingling Halloween decorations for its annual Halloween Decorating Program.

Those who decorate their property are eligible to receive the Halloween “Spirit” certificate.

Deadline is Oct. 31 for nominations, which can be made by contact Jaixen Webb at the city of Glendale Neighborhood Services office (818) 551-6933 or by visiting


ENCORE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS IS 10 YEARS OLD There will be a 10th anniversary celebration today for Encore, the senior lecture program at Glendale Community College.

Among those in attendance will be Dawn Lindsay, superintendent/president of the college; and John Davitt, retired college superintendent/president; Jill Southerland, retired division chairwoman of the college's Lifelong learning Seminars program; and Beverly Hurd, retired from the Glendale Adventist Advantage program.

Chris McCarthy, who died of a heart attack earlier this year and who served as vice president of instruction at the college, will be awarded posthumously as one who brought the Encore program to the college.



The Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library will have a fundraising Antique Appraisal Faire on Oct. 24 at the library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank.

The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

This year Anne Copeland, a certified appraiser and member of the American Quilter's Society, will be available to appraise quilts. She will also give a 15-minute talk about maintaining quilts.

A number of other appraisers will also be available, so those attending can bring inherited jewelry, lamp, coins, dolls, quilts, toy train or silver coffee pot to find out what it's worth.

There is a $5 donation per item and a maximum of three items per person.

The Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library was organized in 1964 to foster interest in genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and train researchers in accurate and effective techniques.

For more information, call the society at (818) 843-7247 or e-mail

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