Around town


The YMCA of Glendale is selling Christmas trees from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23 at Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street. All of the proceeds go toward the support of youth scholarships. For more information, call (818) 242-2618.

Santa Claus will be at the Glendale Galleria from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Dec. 23; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. For more information, call (310) 899-2900.

The Crescenta Valley High School vocal music department presents caroling by the Charismatics at 6 p.m. and its annual traditional “Feast of Lights” concert at 7 tonight and Friday in the school auditorium, 4400 Ramsdell Ave. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. For more information, contact (818) 249-5871, Ext. 3105, or

Paris Hilton celebrates the launch of her latest fragrance, Siren, at 6 p.m. in the fragrance department on level one at Macy’s Glendale Galleria, 2100 Glendale Galleria. The first 300 customers to purchase a Siren by Paris Hilton Gift Set will meet the heiress and receive a complimentary photograph with her.


Glendale Beautiful will present the annual Fiesta De Las Luminaries Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. There will also be a children’s pinata party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The house features period furnishings and historic artifacts from the late-1800s. For more information, call (818) 246-3634.

Glendale Peace Vigil will host a screening of “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. A discussion will follow. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call (818) 242-4320.

“A Christmas Carol,” a musical adaptation of the holiday tale by Charles Dickens, continues at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St. Mario Di Gregario stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets range from $21 to $28. The play closes Dec. 23. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Today is the deadline for the first Holiday Dinner Party hosted by the Ark Family Center Inc. from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 11 at a home in Glendale. Donation is $30 per person and space is limited to 60 people. For more information, call (818) 662-7045, Ext. 2.


Crescenta Valley St. Luke’s Anglican Church is hosting the Angel Breakfast for families with young children from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill Blvd. Various stations with crafts and play time will be available and gift bags will be given to each child. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for donation to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s annual Toy Drive. For more information, contact (818) 249-5100 or

Girl Scout Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive Booths will be stationed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vons, 561 N. Glendale Ave, Glendale and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Vons, 3233 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta to help the fight against hunger. Vons shoppers are encouraged to add a few items to their shopping list to donate to local food banks and pantries. For more information, call (213) 213-0150, Ext. 2266.

The Alameda Writers Group presents “Inside Pitch” with Chris Lockhart, to critique members’ pitches at 10 a.m. at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. The best pitch winner will have dinner with Lockhart and discuss the script in detail. Free parking is available for three hours across the street on Harvard. For more information, visit www.alamedawriters

Homenetmen “Ararat” Glendale Chapter will have an extensive boutique from local vendors of Glendale and La Crescenta from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community center, 3347 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles. Admission is free if an unwrapped toy or canned food is brought for the local women’s shelter at the YWCA. The event is for the nonprofit organization that provides after-school programs for kids. For more information, contact overload805@ or visit

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