Community Corner September 2019

September Highlights

This month there are so many great activities and informational events you will definitely want to marke your calendars.

  • How will LA County housing initiatives impact your community?
  • Come watch the LA Phil rehearse at the Alex theater.
  • Don't miss the 17th annual La Canda wine and food tasting.
  • Looking for a new job? JohnHart is hiring.
  • Coffee at the Commons is back. Come say hello and enjoy a fresh and FREE cup of coffee.
  • Don't miss the Crescenta Valley 911 Remembrance Motorcade.
  • Looking for a new job? JohnHart Real Estate is hiring all types of new staff.

    See all the details below enjoy this months Community Corner video.

Community Corner Fun events and Community Happenings

September 5th 6:00 pm La Crescenta Library: Housing the Homeless in your Community.
Join LA County Department of Planning and the Land Us Committee of the CV Town Council.
Learn more about the proposed LA County Housing Initiatives:
The Future of Housing in Los Angeles County
The Department of Regional Planning is working to increase housing choice, affordability and livability in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Read below to learn more about our newest housing initiatives. If you have any questions, please contact the General Plan Development / Housing Section at housing@planning.lacounty.gov or (213) 974-6417.
Ordinances currently in development

Draft available

Approved in 2018

 

September 11 Crescenta Valley Remembrance Motorcade
Starting promptly at 8:45 from the Ralphs parking lot and making it way past the various Elementary Junior and High Schools in La Crescenta. The motorcade will also travel by our local fire, Sherriff and Police stations. The motorcade then travels along Foothill through La Canada end near La Canada High.

Come out and show your patriotism and support for all of those who lost their lives on September 11th.

September 21 FREE Museum Day
Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.

More info: smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019

September 22, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm La Canada Flintridge 17th Annual Wine & Food Tasting
Spend your Sunday relaxing at Olberz Park(LCF) under the shade tree’s and sunny skies. With your entry ticket, you will receive endless food and wine tastings, souvenir wine glass and food tray. We will feature an amazing wine auction, wine toss and boutique winery choices.
Ticket proceeds help fund the following programs with scholarships throughout the year. LCUSD; Chamber Singers/Choral, Valley Forge Field Trip, Builders Club7/8, Key Club 9/12, Terrific Kids Program, Apple for Teacher. Boy Scout Eagle Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, LCF Sister Cities Program, Community Center of LCF, La Cañadan of the Year, Descanso Gardens Education Programs, LCF Tournament of Roses Association, Crescenta - Cañada Family YMCA, Pediatric Trauma Program.

Ticket Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111041955691360/?active_tab=about

September 28 Saturday 9:30 am FREE Beethoven 7 Rehearsal at the Alex theater
Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for an Open Rehearsal

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra wants you to have a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look and listen as Jaime Martin puts the finishing touches on Beethoven’s Symphony 7.

We’re hoping casual listeners will have a chance to discover what increasing numbers of hardcore classical music fans have already realized — at rehearsal you get to see music come to life as the conductor and musicians work together to sculpt a work for performance.

We’re inviting the public to watch the Orchestra’s rehearsal through to the first break (approximately 45 - 60 minutes). The rehearsal will be free of charge, but seating is limited. We’re asking folks to reserve seats to this free, family-friendly event in advance through eventbrite.

The atmosphere is relaxed. Food and drinks purchased from the Alex Theatre’s concession stands are allowed in the theatre, but please endeavor to be as quiet as possible. This is a working rehearsal, so we’re asking attendees to refrain from talking, photography, video and to please hold your applause.

After the program, join us in the lobby for complimentary refreshments — courtesy of Glendale Arts — or visit the Musical Petting Zoo ⁠provided by the Brand Library & Art Center to try out instruments, including drums and percussion, keyboards, guitars, wind instruments and more.

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/952203445130210/

September 29 Saturday 10:00 -3:30 pm Chocolate Festival at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The Los Angeles Chocolate Festival features chocolatiers, confectioners and other culinary artisans.

Learn more ➜ bit.ly/-chocfestla

September 29, 7:15 – 9:00 Free Coffee at the Commons is back.
The pretty garden on the corner of Rosemont and Orange Ave in La Crescenta. Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee meet a few new people and take in the beautiful gardens. A wonderful way to start your day. Sponsored by Robbyn Battles Battles Real Estate | JohnHartRE

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News in Glendale:

Glendale Takes Key Step Toward Construction of $31-Million L.A. River Bridge

In an effort to improve access and mobility in Northeast Los Angeles, construction is now underway for three pedestrian bridges across the L.A. River.  They could soon be joined by a fourth crossing in the City of Glendale.

On August 27, the Glendale City Council is expected to vote to appropriate $18.75 million in Proposition 68 funds for the construction of the third phase of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk - a pedestrian bridge which would connect the city to Griffith Park.

Read the entire article:
https://urbanize.la/post/glendale-takes-key-step-toward-construction-31-million-la-river-bridge?fbclid=IwAR1pH7-xQZ7oyJqNIeqNN0vY4k7x3tmToUHTJaN4dnC9BFvxanYj5B13oVs

Daily Calendar Bizarre, Special and Unique Holidays - September, 2019

Month:

  • Baby Safety Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Honey Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • Little League Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Piano Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • National Sewing Month

Weekly Events

September, 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator

National Cherry Popover Day

Labor Day First Monday of month

VJ Day, WWII

Skyscraper Day

Newspaper Carrier Day

Be Late for Something Day

Cheese Pizza Day

Fight Procrastination Day

Read a Book Day

National Salami Day

Neither Rain nor Snow Day

Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day

International Literacy Day

National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?

National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September

Pardon Day

Teddy Bear Day

10 Sewing Machine Day

10 Swap Ideas Day

11 911 Remembrance

11 Make Your Bed Day

11 No News is Good News Day

12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day

12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July

13 Defy Superstition Day

13 Fortune Cookie Day

13 Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.

13 Chinese Moon Festival - date varies

13 Friday the 13th

13 National Peanut Day

13 Positive Thinking Day

13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813

14 International Crab Fest Day

14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day

15 Make a Hat Day

15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.

15 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September

15 Wife Appreciation Day - third Sunday in September

16 American Legion Day

16 Collect Rocks Day

16 Step Family Day

16 Mayflower Day

16 Mexican Independence Day

16 National Play Doh Day

16 Working Parents Day

17 Citizenship Day

17 Constitution Day

17 National Apple Dumpling Day

18 National Cheeseburger Day

19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day

19  National Butterscotch Pudding Day

20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day

20 National Punch Day

21 International Peace Day

21 International Red Panda Bear Day - Third Saturday in September

21 Miniature Golf Day

21 Oktoberfest  begins in Germany - date varies

21 World Gratitude Day

22 Business Women's Day

22 Elephant Appreciation Day

22 Hobbit Day

23 Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! - date varies

23 Checkers Day

23 Dog in Politics Day

24 National Cherries Jubilee Day

25 National Comic Book Day

26 Johnny Appleseed Day

27 Crush a Can Day

27 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month

28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days)

28 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September

28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month

28 Natinal Hunting and Fishing Day - Fourth Saturday in September

28 National Public Lands Day

29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie.

29 Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown, date varies

30 National Mud Pack Day