‘Wind Under Their Wings’ Brunch

The Women of Eagle Scouts of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America sponsors Wind Under Their Wings Brunch honoring the mothers, daughters, sisters, and women behind the Eagle scouts.

The brunch will feature speaker KABC cameraman, Bruce Weiner and scouts from the San Gabriel Valley. The event is Saturday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pasadena.

Cost is $75 per person and includes the program, brunch, and favors. For further information and reservations contact Sue Newton at (626) 351-8815, ext. 248.

Carol Liu to address local Democrats

The next meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Democratic Club will take place on Sunday, April 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lew/Castro home at 1435 Olive St., La Cañada.

The club will present a speaker Carol Liu, who is a candidate for state Senate District 21, and this district’s former representative in the state Assembly.

The club will also vote on endorsements for the races in the U.S. Congress, Congressional District 26, state Senate District 21 and the 44th Assemby District.

For further information, call (818) 503-3325 or e-mail:

Gala planned by local arts council

The Crescenta Valley Arts Council plans its second annual Springtime Gala to be held on Saturday, May 3 at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Avenue. The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a fine art exhibit by Crescenta Valley artists, silent auction, and entertainment provided by Crescenta Valley High School’s choir, the Charistmatics. Local resident and renowned Flamenco dancer, Jani Quintero, will also perform with authentic costume and music.

At 6:30 dinner will be catered by Damon’s Restaurant of Glendale and Green Street Restaurant of Pasadena, with jazz musician Sean Paxton at the piano. Following dinner, guests will enjoy an organ concert featuring Dr. Dan Kerr, longtime La Crescenta resident and visiting professor. He is the director of organ studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Prior to his appointment at BYU-Idaho, he was the organist and handbell choir director at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, and was on faculty at the Thornton School of Music at USC and California State University, Los Angeles. He was also the musical director of La Cañada’s Foothill Summer Theatre and accompanist for the Claremont Chorale and the Crescenta Valley High School Alumni Chorale.

Admission to the Springtime Gala is $50, and ticket information can be found at or by calling Marie at (818) 541-7313. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

‘Floaters’ Bingo BBQ is May 3

Sue Beatty, event chair, and her committee have been busily collecting fantastic prizes for what promises to be a fun-filled Bingo Barbeque — the annual May fundraiser for LCFTournament of Roses Assn. Starting with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh, the $40 per-person cost includes dinner, a door-prize ticket, one bingo card, and eight games of bingo, with prizes awarded for each game. Additional bingo cards will be available at $l each, and tickets will be sold for opportunities to win great raffle prizes.

With Bob Wallace as emcee and Patrick Campbell and his chef from Damon Steak House preparing the barbecue and all the fixins’, the evening will be tasty as well as fun, casual, and maybe lucky. Anyone over 18 is invited to attend.

Local businesses and organizations generously supporting the event include Anthony Chiropractic, The Apple Cart, Aquarium of the Pacific, Beckham Grill, Bikram Yoga La Cañada, Bristol Farms, Bronson Photography, Damon’s Restaurant, Descanso Gardens Guild, Design Imports — Jane Bird, Dish Restaurant, Dragon Thrift Shop, Earth Oasis Computers, El Cholo Pasadena — Keith Tobias, Expert Audit Services — Kay Payer, Green Street Restaurant, Honolulu Jewelry, La Cañada Books and Toys, LCF Chamber of Commerce, LCF Country Club, La Cañada Thursday Club, La Crescenta Nursery, LCFTRA Floatique, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Gringos Locos La Cañada, Love Your Watch, Magpie’s Grill, Merle Norman - Montrose, Nuccio’s Nursery, Oakmont Country Club, Pacific Asia Museum, Paco’s Barber Shop, Paper Rabbit, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena “POPS”, Plans Made Perfect, Regal Entertainment Group — United Artists Theater, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, Sees Candies, and Vons.

Individual donations received to date from the following are much appreciated: Pat Anderson, Sue Beatty, Sharon Boettcher, Vic Bovee, Marilyn Chapman, Sharlyn French, Mary and Daryal Gant, Joy Gifford, Vera and Garth Gragg, Peggy Hotaling, Chuck Hughes Family, Rose and Don Manning, Jim Misamore, Joey and Dave Mitchell, David Moffett, Marge and Tony Riewe, Frank Ruiz, Tom Slaughter, Cindy Slaughter, Adene Sweet and Pam Wiedenbeck.

Proceeds will help fund the construction of La Cañada’s 2009 float for the Rose Parade. To make a tax-deductible donation, contact Sue Beatty at (818) 249-4493 or, or co-chair Claire Slaughter (818) 790-0560 or

Reservations by Monday, April 28 are a must. Credit card reservations can be made at the website: Reservations by check @ $40 per person payable to LCFTRA should be mailed to Sherrill Carbonetti, 5081 Fallhaven Lane, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.

DAR to meet May 2 in a local home

Don Jose Verdugo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Friday, May 2 at 10:45 a.m. in a private home. The program will be “History of Crescenta Valley” presented by Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley. Call (818) 241-9665.

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