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While young volunteers applied the finishing touches to the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. Float, more than 100 people gathered Tuesday for the Under the Bridge Major Donor Party.
The event honors donors who contributed $125 or more to the association, and serves as an annual reunion for all La Cañada float participants.
Don Ziehl, the first association president and a former La Cañada Unified School District superintendent, said assembling the inaugural float in 1978 was a whirlwind.
“It was a real scramble to get that float down the parade route that first year,” he said. “It turns out it is a bit of a scramble every year.”
The best part about being involved with the association is the joy of seeing people work together on a project that at some points seems impossible, he added.
“I don’t know anything else that was going on during the 25 years I was here that brought three generations together like building this float does,” Ziehl said. “That alone [makes] it very worthwhile.”
Organizers of the third annual Glendale Downtown Dash today said the event would be recognized as an official warm-up race for the L.A. Marathon in March.
The 5K run/walk benefit for the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, organized by the Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn., is scheduled for March 14, with the starting line set in front of the Alex Theatre on North Brand Boulevard.
The L.A. Marathon is scheduled for March 21.
As part fo the warm-up race program, L.A. Marathon Roadrunners will receive a $5 discount on the $25-entry fee for the Downtown Dash, organizers said.
Last year, pre-registration for the Glendale run, which snakes throughout the central/downtown area, nearly doubled to 920 compared to the inaugural year. More than 1,250 people eventually participated in the race.
Members of the La Cañada Presbyterian Church have the Christmas spirit and are sharing it with the community for the 10th year in a row.
They will be offering free Christmas gift wrapping for everyone — weather permitting and while supplies last — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 19 in front of the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 627 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. No donations will be accepted.
Event Organizer Linda Pearson said they do it “because Christmas reminds us to celebrate what has been given to us relationally, physically and spiritually. Christmas also encourages us to model that graciousness to others unconditionally. Because it’s free, we hope that all will see and feel more of God’s presence this season and always.”
Husband and wife artistic directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott have announced they are extending the run of the British farce “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn at A Noise Within in Glendale.
The reasons are two-fold — sold-out performances and rave reviews. There will be eight additional performances Feb. 5 to 14. For those who can’t wait, you might be able to purchase a ticket for the final shows in the run at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
For reservations, call (818) 240-0910, Ext. 1 or visit www.ANoiseWithin.org.
That’s right. The Glendale High School Instrumental Music Department is organizing a special winter concert Thursday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
The 90-minute performance will feature the school marching band, jazz bands, concert band and orchestra.
Eat your heart out, Gustavo Dudamel.