City Briefs: Doctors House Museum to hold candlelight tour; food drive to benefit Ascencia


A Parents’ Night Out will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday at the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave.

Parents can drop off their children for an evening of pizza and a movie, so they can spend an evening out.

The fee is $15 per child, ages 5 to 12 years old. Participants are encouraged to bring their pajamas and a blanket.

For registration or more information, call (818) 548-4098.


The Glendale chapter of the National Charity League Inc. will hold a food drive benefiting Ascencia to help stock its winter shelter for the homeless from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Twelve Oaks Lodge, 2820 Sycamore Ave., Glendale.

Most wanted items include cereal, canned soup, coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, Pop Tarts, tuna, single packets of instant oatmeal, pop-top Chef Boyardee items, granola bars and grocery store gift cards to purchase milk and perishable items.


The Doctors House Museum will hold a candlelight tour from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Queen Anne Victorian house, located at 1692 Brand Park Drive, will be decorated for the holidays as guests take self-guided tours through the rooms lighted by candles and kerosene lamps. The docent staff will be available for demonstrations and to answer questions.

Refreshments will be served in the gazebo, where students from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will perform.

A donation of $10 per person is suggested. For more information, call (818) 242-7447.


A fundraiser for the Burbank Police Foundation will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Drive, Burbank, featuring the band Bluelight.

At the event, 20% of the proceeds will go to the foundation.

For more information, call Michael Hastings at (818) 422-0170.


A Holiday Tea and Japan Culture Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Shoseian Whispering Pine Tea House and Friendship Garden in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

The schedule will be a Jodo stick-fighting demonstration at noon, koto music at 12:30 p.m., the first tea ceremony at 1 p.m., a performance by Kodama Taiko percussionists at 1:45 p.m. and the second tea ceremony at 2:15 p.m.

A donation of $10 is suggested per person for this fundraising event for the Friends of Shoseian.

To RSVP, which is required, email Mike Belzer at or call (310) 849-5432.


Mark Kellam,

Twitter: @LAMarkKellam