63 finalists were chosen from almost 10,000 entries submitted. All
63 will be in the show.
This year's theme was "Litter No More in 2004" and the winner was
Spencer Dryden, a fourth-grader from Fremont Elementary School.
Dryden received the recognition at a ceremony in April at the
Glendale Civic Auditorium, said Sandra Rodriguez, public educational
specialist for Neighborhood Services for the city of Glendale.
"Through the topic, we were trying to get students to value
neighborhood pride and litter prevention," Rodriguez said. "When we
do special things for their artwork, it reinforces the message we are
trying to instill in them."
Silent auction items include lunch for a family and tour of the
new Glendale Police Department with Chief Randy Adams, a dinner for
two at Casa de Ramos and art donated by local artists sculptor
Michael Sheehan and photographer Richard Espinoza.
There will be live music performed by the Glendale Youth Orchestra
and providing appetizers and desserts are California Pizza Kitchen,
Olive Garden, Billy's Deli, Chevy's Fresh Mex, Flor de Cafe, Panos
Pastry and Art's Bakery.
Tickets will be available at the door and cost $10, $5 for
children younger than 12. For more information, call 548-3972.
Funds raised will go to next year's contest to cover art paper for
the posters, the ceremony and trophies for finalists and gifts for
the top 10 finalists.
Dance Under the Stars returns to Glendale at 6:30 tonight at
Verdugo Park's South End Picnic Pavilion, 1621 Canada Blvd. The
series continues each Wednesday through Aug. 18.
Admission is free to listen or swing dance to the big-band sounds
of the Verdugo Swing Society. The public is welcome to bring a picnic
dinner. For more information, call 548-3798.
Actress/comedian Alex Borstein has scheduled her one-woman comedy
show, "Drop Dead Gorgeous in a Down to Earth Bombshell Sort of Way,"
for Aug. 14 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
Best known for her character Ms. Swan on MADtv, Borstein is
appearing opposite in Halle Berry in the feature film, "Catwoman."
Borstein also writes for and provides the voice of matriarch Lois in
the critically acclaimed animated series, "Family Guy" for FOX, which
is expected back on the small screen this fall. Ted Hardwick as
"Teddy Towne" will open for Borstein with a 20-minute set. Tickets
are $25. For reservations, call the box office at 243-ALEX or visit
The most recent celebrity sighting in our area was of country
music singer Darryl Worley. He stopped by Leo's All-Star Sports Bar
and Grill, 2941 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Worley and owners Leo and
Leslie Lesh are longtime friends.
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