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February 23, 2011

Gala tickets, masquerade masks available

This year’s La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s Masquerade Gala is nearing. The event will be held March 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

In celebration of the arts, the gala will feature its first student art show. Elementary student art is available for online auction at


Tickets can be purchased online at Additionally, Adobe, located at 852 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada, has an assortment of masks for both men and women for sale.

For more information about the gala, send an e-mail to or call (818) 952-4268.

Girl Scout parents can nominate outstanding leaders

Nominations are being sought for local “Outstanding Leader” or “Leader with a Heart” awards from the La Cañada Flintridge Girl Scout program. The awards are presented at the end of the school year at a leader recognition dinner.

The Outstanding Leader award goes to a leader or co-leader for outstanding performance in working with girls and effective use of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to discover, connect and take action.

The Leader with a Heart award is given to a leader or co-leader by parents and girls in a troop who believe the nominee to be outstanding in program delivery and troop leadership and who leads their troop with heart.

The nomination form can be found online at The form, plus two letters of endorsement from troop members or their families, must be submitted by March 15 to Joan Raney, 830 Green Lane, La Cañada 91011.

LCPC Parent Ed Spring Gala is March 25

“Opa, A Night Out in Old Town Benefitting Parent Education,” will be held on March 25 to benefit the La Cañada Presbyterian Church program. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. at the Café Santorini’s Rococco Room, situated in Old Town Pasadena.

Those who attend the event will be able to enjoy a Mediterranean feast while bidding on silent- and live-auction items. The night will include Chris Erskine from the L.A. Times and Chuck Osburn from La Cañada Presbyterian Church, as well as live jazz guitar music preformed by Ryan Dart of CalArts.

Another special attraction of the night will be the bestowing of the first ever “Shining Star Award” to former JPL engineer and volunteer Dennis Carpenter, of La Cañada.

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