October 3, 2007
Barbara Kouri has been talking dolls for more than 30 years — and it just doesn’t get old, she said. “I love my club,” she said. “It’s my favorite thing to do for fun. I enjoy being with the ladies and talking dolls. My sister said that she has never seen me so happy as when I’m doing a doll show.” On Saturday, the Burbank resident’s Happy Dolling Doll Show celebrates its 28th year at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. A charter member and the second president of the Jewel City Doll Club, Kouri gathered her experience helping her club with their shows before setting out with a friend to start one of their own. The Glendale show will feature antique and collectible dolls, modern dolls, fashion dolls, bears, old toys and miniatures, old and new doll clothes and related items.
September 13, 2000
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM -- Barbara Kouri's Doll Show and Sale, "Happy Dolling," will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. Doll enthusiasts will find all their collecting needs at this show. There will be antique dolls, modern dolls, doll artist dolls, collectible dolls, reproduction dolls, play dolls, Alexanders, Barbies, Patsy's and G.I. Joes. Accessories will also be available for purchase including miniatures, doll clothes, doll wigs, doll stands, old laces and fabrics and antique doll clothing.
December 28, 2000
Judy Seckler ROSSMOYNE -- At the holiday party given by Glendale Adventist Medical Center and the Glendale Public Health Center, children became wide-eyed over gifts donated by the women inmates at the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles. About 150 rag dolls were transported to the party on Thursday in Public Health Nurse Suzanne Gero's station wagon. For eight or nine years, the inmates have handmade rag dolls throughout the year. The yarn hair and clothing are color-coordinated, said Public Health Nursing Supervisor Maxine Falls who coordinates the effort.
January 20, 2001
American Girl fashion shows benefit Childrens Hospital Flintridge Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles will host the sixth annual American Girl Fashion Show on March 23, 24 and 25 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. The event highlights the American Girl collector dolls. Daughters and granddaughters of members model historical outfits matching the dolls they carry. There is a dinner show on Friday, March 23, and three tea shows, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25. The cost is $30 for the Friday gala and $25 for the tea shows.
October 1, 2007
This show is all about the dolls The Happy Dolling Doll Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. There will be antique and collectible dolls, modern dolls, fashion dolls, bears, old toys, miniatures and doll clothes. There is a lunch room on the premises. Admission is $5 and $2 for children under 12. Parking is $6. For more information, call Barbara Kouri at (818) 767-4172 or e-mail happydolling@aol.
March 15, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Little girls will get to dress like and show off their treasured dolls at the upcoming American Girl Fashion show. The show is sponsored by the Flintridge Children's Hospital Guild and will take place at various times Friday through Sunday, March 22 through 24, at Brookside Country Club, 1133 N. Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena. The guild is a 52-year-old organization that exists to financially support Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
June 8, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Some fifth-grade students at La Crescenta Elementary School hit the wagon trail Friday, as part of Pioneer Day. Students in Ginger Dotson's class made covered wagons, clothespin dolls, beaded jewelry and ate food similar to what pioneers would have eaten on the trail West. They even take their covered wagons around the field to test the stability of them. The activities were meant to teach the students about what it would have been like to be a pioneer.
August 25, 2005
Helping children and being a leader is what Glendale resident Beth Neaman enjoys doing the most when she is not working as a financial consultant. "I'm a child at heart," said Neaman, a native of the Philippines. "I can show you a closet full of dolls. I collect dolls like they are going out of style." Neaman, 46, takes on the leadership role of area governor for the Glendale 1 Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit organization that promotes leadership and communication through effective public speaking skills.
August 19, 2005
Celebrated Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford and soprano Nichole Cabell will be the special guest artists at the "Guys and Dolls"-themed Pasadena POPS Orchestra concerts on Aug. 19 and 20 at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada. In keeping with the concert's "Guys and Dolls" theme, Ford and Cabell will render a variety of Broadway and operatic classics that capture the time-honored dance between the sexes. Under the direction of Pasadena POPS Music Director Rachael Worby, the pair will vocalize the contretemps of Nathan and Adelaide, Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, Porgy and Bess and other historic stage couplings, from "The Marriage of Figaro" to "Gone With the Wind."
December 16, 2004
Rima Shah When former Glendale Mayor Jerry Milner's first wife, Patsy, a jazz musician, died in 1986, he decided to honor her memory by donating books in her name to the Brand Arts Library. With the help of the Glendale Community Foundation, Milner has been able to donate $14,438 worth of books on music -- mainly American jazz -- to the library; an example, he said, of the way the foundation is able to direct charitable investment and meet the community's needs.