Melissa Varraveto was the chairwoman assisted by ways and means
Vice President Gloria Schneider.
Proceeds from the boutique will benefit the chapter's
philanthropies like Twelve Oaks Lodge, a retirement facility in La
Crescenta, and scholarships for women in local schools.
Braille auxiliary members attend luncheon
The annual holiday "Expectations" luncheon of the Braille
Institute Auxiliary will be Dec. 9 in the Crystal Ballroom of the
Beverly Hills Hotel.
Glendale residents planning to attend are Jean Zaik, Rozella Knox
and Jean Roeschlaub, members of the auxiliary's board of directors.
Chairwoman Susan Howard said the proceeds will benefit Braille
Institute's publication of "Expectations," an anthology of children's
literature, and the Special Collection of Braille books for children
sent free to thousands of children worldwide.
Social hour with silent auction begins at 11 a.m. with luncheon
and entertainment at noon featuring the Braille Institute Johnny
Mercer Children's Choir.
Tickets are $75. For reservations, call 980-5743.
Child SHARE benefits
from Christmas Pudding
Westwood Presbyterian Church will present the 10th annual A
Christmas Pudding benefit for Child SHARE of Glendale at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday.
This is a charity benefit featuring acclaimed actors performing
poems and stories by Charles Dickens and others interlaced with
The show also kicks off the 20th anniversary year of Child SHARE,
a nonprofit organization that began at Westwood Presbyterian Church
to find foster and adoptive homes. Proceeds will help find a safe
home for the holidays for abused children.
Tickets to A Christmas Pudding are $50 and $25, with all proceeds
benefiting the Child SHARE program. For reservations, call (877)
543-7427, ext. 25.
Broadway performer sings for Cabrini Guild
The Cabrini Literary Guild will have its next meeting on Dec. 9 at
the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
The program will feature singer, actor and Broadway performer Gino
Gaudio, who will sing Broadway tunes and holiday favorites.
Gaudio was in the national touring company of "Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers" and has also appeared locally. His television credits
include "General Hospital" and "Highway to Heaven." Sing in will be
at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon.
For information and reservations, call 248-2448.
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