The event of the century

August 31, 2011
  • Madelyn Merchant (left) and Charlotte Leddie (right), both 10th graders and Girl Scouts in Troop #7021, harvesting oranges and tangerines from the Harb residence. (Photo courtesy Monica DeMoulin)
Madelyn Merchant (left) and Charlotte Leddie (right),…

It will, literally, be the event of the century. Not for another 100 years will the date coincide with LCF’s ZIP code. Mark you calendars for next weekend and join us as we celebrate 91011 on 9/10/11 and all that makes La Cañada Flintridge such a great place to live.

The weekend’s festivities begin on Friday, Sept. 9 with Party in the Park. Three bands will entertain you and food trucks or your own picnic will feed you. Bring your neighborhood party to Memorial Park and join in the fun from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, you have a chance to discover all the great things about LCF. Whether you are a newcomer or an old timer, there is an open house for you. Visit Lanterman Museum or Descanso Gardens or the Crescenta-Cañada Family Y. Learn the latest with special presentations at JPL and Verdugo Hills Hospital. Get a riding demonstration at Flintridge Riding Club. Join the ladies at the Thursday Club for cookies and tea and watch a video history of our valley. Shop for special bargains at the Bargain Box.


And spend a little time giving back to your community. The Trails Council, the Community Center, the Tournament of Roses and La Cañada Valley Beautiful all have projects waiting for your help.

The U.S. Post Office has developed a special cancellation stamp commemorating the day and the ZIP code. They will be on hand at the Farmers Market to hand-cancel your envelopes. We’ve printed a special post card for the occasion as well. These will truly be collector’s items.

Zip along the boulevard to visit our local merchants. Collectively, they have donated more than $7,500 worth of merchandise to be raffled off. All you need to do is enter your name at any participating merchant.

Our local restaurants have gotten into the spirit as well. Plan dinner that night at Taylor’s or Los Gringos Locos or Dish or Min’s, or Taco Deli or Berge’s or Hello Pizza. Choose a special community table or bring your own party. There is something for every taste and every pocketbook.

Finally, but probably the most important, on Sunday observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at an ecumenical memorial service planned by the LCF Young Republicans at 2 p.m. in the LC Presbyterian Church courtyard.

This is our weekend, LCF. Join us as we connect, celebrate and remember. For all the details, look for our full page ad in today’s paper and/or visit

I’m looking forward to seeing you everywhere.

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