Organizations: Birthdays, luncheons and troops

March 04, 2011


Parade honors city’s 100th birthday

Burbank on Parade will salute the city of Burbank’s Centennial and the parade’s 30th anniversary on April 9, said parade chairwoman Joanne Miller. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets.

The centennial theme will be reflected in several entries.

“We’re delighted to have the honor of paying tribute to Burbank residents who have achieved their own 100th birthday (or more) with a featured entry,” Miller said. “That in itself is a tremendous accomplishment and we want to salute them.”


The parade will be led off by Burbank’s own beautiful black stallion, “Music of the Knight,” followed by a gigantic birthday cake built by the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.

Appearing in the parade for the first time will be rock ’n’ roll group Captain Cardiac. The parade will also feature the Southern California Peruvian Paso Horse Club that appeared in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. SpongeBob SquarePants will amuse the crowd as he catches a ride in Burbank's Tournament of Roses’ Hot Rod float.

Entries are still being accepted. For more information, call Miller at (818) 846-8910.

Collectors Club has first luncheon

La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles members and guests convened at Lakeside Golf Club for the Collectors Club’s First Annual Speaker Luncheon. The Collectors Club, chaired by Gene Marie Watson, is a relatively new group that has discussions on different collections and that also organized a recent trip to the Getty Museum. They also discuss the value of antiques, jewelry and other collectibles.

The guest speaker was Toluca Lake jeweler Cos Altobelli. He is a member of the American Gem Society and a certified gemologist appraiser. He discussed the often undervalued and overlooked asset of jewelry in one’s estate.

Women’s chorus conductor chosen

The California Women’s Chorus, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging choral singing among women, will have its 42nd annual public award concert, hosted by the Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus, on May 1 at the Hilton Glendale Hotel.

More than 200 women in the chorus represent 13 member choruses from throughout California. The organization raises funds for music awards for vocal students that are presented at the annual concert.

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