The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollywood Production Center, 401 North Brand Blvd.
For more information, call (818) 240-7870.
Gift-wrapping event at the Galleria
The California Highway Patrol. K-EARTH FM and local Honda dealers will offer free gift-wrapping to shoppers at the Glendale Galleria who make toy donations to the ChiPs for Kids program for low-income families. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Switching to reusable bags
The environmental group Heal the Bay hosts the fourth annual "Day Without a Bag" event on Thursday, and will give out 25,000 reusable shopping bags at various locations, including Subaru of Glendale, 1308 S. Brand Blvd.
For more information, visit http://www.healthebay.org.
New gift shop opens in Glendale
Le Papillon, a new shop specializing in fine jewelry and gifts, has opened at 105 E. Harvard St. The store is open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (818) 241-0700 or visit http://www.le-papillon.com.
Winter decorating program launched
The city of Glendale and the Committee for a Clean & Beautiful Glendale have launched the annual Winter Holiday Decorating Program, recognizing residents and businesses for outstanding outdoor holiday displays.
The public may submit nominations now through Jan. 14 at http://www.KeepGlendaleBeautiful.org or by contacting Katrin Madatian at KMadatian@ci.glendale.ca.us, or (818) 551-3098.
Macy's, letters and Santa collide
Macy's stores, including the store in the Glendale Galleria, are providing a direct line to Santa Claus. Through Dec. 24, people of all ages are invited to drop off letters to Santa at Macy's. The company will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter received.
For more information, visit http://www.macys.com/believe.