Crescenta Valley Briefs: Potato Bake and Bunco Event, Relay for Life of Foothills fundraiser, La Crescenta Ave. offramp monthly cleanup

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will host an event featuring a potato bake and Bunco at 6 p.m. on Friday at its clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. Baked potatoes will be served with all the trimmings as part of a scholarship fundraiser for local students.

Dinner costs $10 and Bunco, a dice game, is also $10, or pay $17 to enjoy both. There will be door and cash prizes for Bunco winners. For reservations and more information, call (818) 424-9177.


The Crescenta Valley Town Council and the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly cleanup of the La Crescenta Avenue off-ramp along the Foothill (210) Freeway on Saturday. Volunteers, who must be at least 18 years old to participate, should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Altura and La Crescenta avenues.

Long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Equipment will be provided, but gardeners with their own pruning tools and clippers are invited to bring them. For more information, call (818) 259-5195.


Didi Hirsch’s alcohol-and-drug prevention team will host a free talk titled, “Underage Drinking and How It Relates To You” at 7 p.m. this Thursday in the library at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.

For 70 years, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has specialized in helping people with substance-abuse issues. For more information, call (818) 646-7867.


The annual Relay for Life of Foothills fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday on the exercise field at Clark Magnet High School, 4747 New York Ave.

The annual event draws together teams who take turns walking around the field for 24 hours straight. It’s not too late to sign up or to make donations to support a team on the event’s website at


M.A.C.K. Night Out 2014, a fundraiser aimed at enhancing education at local schools, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane. Food and beverage tastings from local eateries, craft brewers and wineries, as well as live and silent auctions will be part of the event.

Tickets for dinner and nonalcoholic beverages are $35. Tickets that also cover cocktail tastings are $50.

The event is being organized by Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids, which has raised nearly $100,000 for local music programs for students and library upgrades. For more information and reservations, visit

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