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La Cañada area events: Chamber mixer at Kobeissi Properties, LCHS Music Parents fundraising gala, more

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Greeting people to a 2019 La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce mixer at Kobeissi Properties were hosts Analily Park, from left, Mike Kobeissi and Sandy Kobeissi. The event returns to the same site this Thursday night, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
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A roundup of community events in and around La Cañada Flintridge. To submit items, email


City of La Cañada Flintridge hosts a VSAP Flex Vote CenterMonday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Flex Vote Centers offer voting services on a scheduled basis. Any voter can drop by such a center to cast their vote in the March election. The vote center in La Cañada will be held in the David A. Spence Community Room in City Hall, One Civic Center Drive. Voters who cannot stop by the location on either of those two days and wish to use a Flex Vote Center can visit for a complete list of their locations.



La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce MixerThursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Kobeissi Properties, 711 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, hosts this month’s networking mixer. LCF Chamber members: $10, guests $20.

21st annual LCHS Music Parents Dinner Show and Fundraising Gala, “Celebrate Music” Saturday, Feb. 22, 5:30 to 9 p.m., plus after-party at 9 p.m. The La Cañada High School Music Parents Assn. hosts this festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles. The LCHS 9-12 Instrumental Music groups will be a part of this event at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive. For information on tickets, the silent auction, and more can be found at Ticket questions can be directed to Michelle Lynskey at

Book Talk & Signing, Joe PugliaSunday, March 1, 2 p.m. Valley Sun columnist and local author Joe Puglia will discuss the Vietnam war, as seen through the evolution of his novels “Girl with a Purple Ribbon” and “Nostos: A Hero’s Journey into the Heart of Darkness.” Admission is free; Puglia’s books will be available for purchase. Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For more information visit or call (818) 790-1421.



Career Seminar program, “Careers with the FBI, Careers with Computers” Monday, Feb. 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is one of five career seminars led by experts in their fields and sponsored by the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge, in conjunction with Glendale Unified School District and the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. It will be held in the auditorium at Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta. Admission is free. High school and college-age youth are invited to attend, as are their parents. For more information email


“Fools” — Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.; Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Crescenta Valley High School Theater Arts Department presents Neil Simon’s comic fable, directed by Amy Matalas, at the school’s Underground Theater, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta. Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for adults.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”Sunday, Feb. 23 through Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. all dates. The La Cañada High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Justin Eick, presents Shakespeare’s classic comedy in the La Cañada Playhouse on campus, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada. Admission is free.


Republican group to discuss election at monthly meetingWed., Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. The Glendale, Burbank and Crescenta Valley Republican Assembly holds a monthly meeting every fourth Wednesday of the month and on Feb. 26 will discuss candidates, races and issues during a program at the La Crescenta Women’s Clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Dinner is included. Tickets cost $25 for individuals, $40 for couples and $10 for students. Advance RSVP is required. For more information, call Lois at (626) 823-4679.


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.


LCPC Parent Education Program’s Parent Express Program: Preschoolers and Parenting Your Exceptional ChildPreschoolers, March 4 to March 25, Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Exceptional Child, March 2 to March 30, Mondays (no class on March 16) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parent Express classes are designed for parents only. Registration is $100 for the first registrant and $25 for each additional registrant (spouse, partner, caretaker, grandparent, etc.). Affordable child care is also available. La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada.


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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