There will be installation of new officers, then distribution of philanthropies. The following will receive funds generated from the annual fundraiser: Catholic Charities — Loaves and Fishes; Shield of Roses; Glendale YWCA Shelter for Women; Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children; Glendale Public Library Adult Literacy Program; Burbank Public Library Literacy Program; St. Vincent de Paul Brother’s Helpers; Daughters of Mary St. Bridget Convent-Africa.
Reservations deadline is Monday, and they can be made by calling (323) 257-9873.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP RAISING FUNDS FOR UNIFORMS
Cadette Girl Scout Troop No. 679 in Montrose is conducting a service project to earn its Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn.
Their goal is to collect school uniforms for MEND, an organization that distributes food and clothing to the needy in San Fernando Valley.
To help raise funds to purchase new uniforms, the troop is having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 on the 1600 block of Don Carlos Avenue. There will be a bake sale.
To make a donation or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUILD OPERA CELEBRATES 60th ANNIVERSARY
Guild Opera will be celebrating 60 years of introducing young audiences to opera June 20 at the Autry National Center of the American West with the help of three internationally acclaimed opera stars — Marilyn Horne, Mary Costa and Heinz Blankenburg.
Co-chairwomen Joanne Horne and Fran Benedict, both Glendale residents, have been searching for former company singers and found Grace-Lynne Martin Ingle, living in La Crescenta. She sang many roles for Guild Opera, including the Dew Fairy and Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel,” Marie and Esmerelda in “The Bartered Bride,” Papagena in “The Magic Flute” and Clorinda in “Cinderella.”
Tickets are $60 and may be reserved by calling (323) 463.6593 or by e-mailing jetffloyd @ aol.com or GuildOperaCo@aol.com.
Featured at the gala June 20 is the world premiere of the opera for children, “The Treasure of California,” written and directed by Gabriel Reoyo-Pazos, Guild Opera’s artistic director. Set in the time of the California Gold Rush, the work is based on Puccini’s “Girl of the Golden West.”
There will be two performances, 2 and 4:30 p.m., with a reception and silent auction for both audiences at 3 p.m. between performances.