AM Kiwanis and Key clubs plant Lanterman garden

Fifteen members of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, AM and 23 Key clubbers from St. Francis and Franklin high schools April 2 to participate in the worldwide Kiwanis One Day of community service, weeding, trimming, raking and cleaning up the grounds around Lanterman House.

Boxes of oranges and lemons were picked for distribution to local homeless shelters, a full dumpster of weeds and garden waste was collected and the historic house's kitchen garden was planted with vegetables and herbs, which will be harvested to benefit needy families.

When work was finished, the Kiwanians hosted the hardworking teens at a barbecue picnic and pool party.


More than 1,200 attend fashion shows

The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital entertained more than 1,200 guests at its Annual American Girl Fashion Show benefit last month.

Fifty-four local girls and their dolls modeled historical and contemporary outfits during seven shows at Brookside Country Club.

Lively music, birthday decorations, raffle prizes, party favors, portraits by Bronson Photography and a boutique tailored to girls and their dolls added to the entertainment.

The Flintridge Guild event raised funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Founded in 1901, the hospital is a source of hope and help for nearly 200,000 seriously ill, disabled and injured children each year.


Chorus group names scholarship winners

Juhye Kim, Benjamin Cortez and Emma-Grace Dunbar, all of whom are studying at USC Thornton School of Music, will receive $2,000 scholarships during the May 1 Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus concert to be held at the Glendale Hilton Hotel.

The winners were selected from a group of 22 singers who had auditioned for the California Women’s Chorus, Inc. vocal awards.

Kim, a soprano, is a graduate of Seoul National University, South Korea and is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Thornton. She has been a featured guest singer and soloist with orchestras and choral societies.

A tenor, Cortez is a senior at Thornton. He is in the process of auditioning for master’s programs in both vocal arts and opera.

Dunbar, a soprano and a finalist in the 2011 Burbank Orchestra Young Artists Competition, earned a bachelor’s degree at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. and is now pursuing her master’s at Thornton.

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