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Of Editor Carol Cormaci

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

April 22, 2004

So much to do, so little time!

I scarcely know where to start, there are so many activities happening around town this week that are worth noting.

First up, a beautiful old estate in the Flintridge hills is in the spotlight as the 40th anniversary presentation of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, which opened to the public Sunday. I was privileged to have been invited to the black-tie premiere night affair at the home last Friday and was greatly looking forward to the evening and my first peek at the house after all the talented designers had gotten their hands on it.

I arrived on the scene, checked in and said hello to Pasadena Showcase for the Arts President Vicki McLuggage and the benefit chairman, Charlotte Varner, who were greeting guests at the front door. Anticipation high, I stepped onto the front porch. At that moment, one of my unpredictable knees "popped" rather loudly and the evening came to a quick end for me. Although I was shamelessly wincing and blinking back a few tears of pain, I did manage to see the wonders that had been worked on the living room, sun porch and breakfast room before exiting and making a hasty cell phone call to a friend who drove me home. I left my colleague, Crescenta Valley Sun Editor Katherine Gould, at the party to enjoy the rest of the evening dateless. But I understand she did just fine, capping the night off dancing at Twin Palms with some women she met for the first time at the elegant premiere night dinner table. While I won't be dancing anytime soon, I do hope to have another chance to tour Showcase House before it closes May 16. And I hope you won't miss it, either. Our "B" section this week is devoted to this exceptional fund-raising project, so you'll have all the information you'll need to enhance your experience.

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In addition to Showcase House of Design, this is the time for various organizations to finish up their fund-raising efforts during the school year, not the least of which is the annual carnival at the La Cañada High School campus, taking place this Friday through Sunday. The LCHS Music Parents Association takes on this project every year, and it's really great fun for everyone who attends. Look for rides, games, food, and, of course, music! It's a painless way for attendees to direct dollars towards the music education of LCHS students.

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