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La Cañada area events: Mazin to emcee at La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Assn. dinner meeting

Craig Mazin, creator and writer of HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning series “Chernobyl,” will serve as emcee on Thursday, Feb. 6, when the La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Assn. holds its fourth annual meeting. Reservations are due Jan. 24.
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A roundup of community events in and around La Cañada Flintridge. To submit items, email


La Cañada Flintridge Sister Cities Assn. Annual Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Craig Mazin, Emmy and Golden Globe awards winner, will serve as master of ceremonies. Entertaining will be provided by the David Sagal Jazz Trio and the La Cañada High School Chamber Choir. A catered dinner and drinks will be served. There will be a Spanish wine tasting courtesy of Gil Family Estates. The event will take place at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Cost is $85 for members, $40 for student members, $95 for nonmembers and $50 for student nonmembers. RSVP by Jan. 24 to For more information email Gina Ricci at



Career Seminar, “Health & Hospital Care” Monday, Jan. 13, 5 to 7:30 p.m. This is one of five career seminars sponsored by the Community Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Glendale Unified School District. It will be held at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and admission is free. For more information email


Kindness Rocks! Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Jan. 18 through 20, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Share stories of friendship and love on an artistic community tapestry, decorate kindness stones to share and create solutions to help others using recycled materials. Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is $14.95 per person.



“Lamb of God Oratorio” rehearsal, open invitation for choir Sunday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. All singers of Christian music are invited to rehearse to perform this spring the “Lamb of God Oratorio” hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Crescenta Stake, 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. There will be participation from various churches in the greater Crescenta Valley and Glendale areas. For more information and a full rehearsal schedule, contact or call Lisa Larsen at (310) 562-3037.


Meditation Class Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. This weekly meditation class, led by the Kadampa Meditation Center, is held in Room 4 at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. No meditation experience is necessary, and all are welcome. The hour begins with guided meditation, followed by a teaching and then another meditation. Cost: free for YMCA of the Foothills members; $5 for nonmembers.

International Folk DancingThursdays, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn and do fun and beautiful dances from around the world every Thursday evening at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. Teaching level is adjusted to each evening’s participants. The large dance room has a new floor and the ample parking is free. Each dancer’s $5 pays for the class use of the facility. For more details, visit Foothill.Dance or contact or (818) 790-8523.


Pioneer Club/New Beginnings ClubMondays at 11 a.m. Seniors who would like to lunch with others and perhaps enjoy a game of bingo or go on outings are invited to check out the Pioneer Club that meets the first and third Monday each month at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose, or the New Beginnings Club that convenes at St. James the Less, 4625 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta each second and fourth Monday. For more information about the Pioneer Club, call Mary Mancuso at (818) 249-8454. To learn more about the New Beginnings Club call Gloria Pauly at (818) 248-2944.

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