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November 14, 2001
Alecia Foster Glass beads and metal buttons bring to life a pair of women's tanned hide moccasins and a man's shirt -- both of which once belonged to members of the Ute Indians. The items are two of several hundred on display at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. "Mountain-Family-Spirit: The Art and Culture of the Ute Indians," documents the past and present ways of life of the Colorado tribe. The exhibit is the result of a six-year collaboration between the Ute Mountain tribe, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Southern Ute tribe.
NEWS
October 12, 2000
Irma Lemus GRIFFITH PARK -- Famed singing cowboy and movie star Gene Autry's dream of preserving Western heritage will continue with a $100-million endowment by the foundation that bears his name to the museum that bears his name. Jackie Autry, the late entertainer and businessman's wife, on Friday announced the gift from the family-run Autry Foundation to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The privately funded museum, which opened in 1989, will use the money to cover basic operation costs, said Jay Aldrich, the museum's public relations director.
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March 21, 2002
Karen S. Kim GRIFFITH PARK -- The Autry Museum of Western Heritage will have more of a woman's influence starting next month when its merger with the Women of the West Museum, based in Boulder, Colo., goes into effect. "We're very excited about it," said Evelyn Davis, spokeswoman for the Autry Museum. "Patrons will see the important role that women played, what they did and what they continue to do in the larger context, on the American West and these different communities."
NEWS
December 26, 2000
BEST BET "Art of the Zuni Silversmith" will be shown from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Court of The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Artist Michael Horse will demonstrate and talk about the silversmith tradition of the Zuni. For more information, call (323) 667-2000. TODAY The Wells Fargo Western Serenade series will be at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in Heritage Court in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.
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June 23, 2000
Judy Seckler Through pullout windows, videos, and taped stories, 40 Glendale YMCA summer campers plunged into the Autry Museum of Western Heritage's interactive exhibition "L.A. Moving Intersections: Kids Crossing Cultures." The exhibition helped the group discover the unique blend of cultures in Los Angeles. There were sections devoted to ethnic musical instruments and clothing, as well as genealogy charts where kids could trace the cultures in their family histories.
NEWS
August 15, 2001
Alecia Foster GRIFFITH PARK -- Autry Museum of Western Heritage and Los Angeles Zoo are teaming up for an artist demonstration on Saturday. "Living the Audubon Way," inspired by the life and work of John James Audubon, will feature several painting demonstrations at both venues. Demonstrations at the Autry will be in the Heritage Court, Plaza and South Lawn areas. The artists also will be painting animals throughout the zoo. The demonstrations will be noon to 3 p.m. and are included in the price of admission of both venues.
NEWS
July 7, 2001
Alecia Foster GRIFFITH PARK -- Those familiar with Western films probably recognize names like John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. But what about Roscoe Lee Brown or Glynn Turman? The two men were among many black Americans who have appeared in films since the 1930s depicting the life of the black cowboy. "They were very important to the ranchers and the people who hired them," said Mayme Clayton, founder and executive director of the Western States Black Research and Education Center.
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DOCENTS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Descanso Gardens has volunteer openings in the areas of gardens operations, gift shop, Japanese Tea House and working with students with special needs in the Harvest Garden. Training positions are also available for those interested in leading school tours through the Gardens. For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities at Descanso Gardens, call (818) 949-7978. THE WONDER OF READING This nonprofit organization helps renovate public elementary school libraries, restocks them and trains volunteers to read with struggling students.
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July 7, 2005
THE WONDER OF READING This nonprofit organization helps renovate public elementary school libraries, restocks them and trains volunteers to read with struggling students. Volunteers are needed for one-on-one reading with elementary school children during school hours. The Wonder of Reading has more than 69 school sites. Those interested in volunteering need to provide two references to be considered. Call (310) 289-1201. THE AUTRY MUSEUM -- VOLUNTEER PROGRAM The Autry Museum of Western Heritage needs volunteers who are enthusiastic about teaching children Western American history.
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April 7, 2005
YWCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The YWCA of Glendale is seeking women and men of all backgrounds and experience who would like to make a difference in the community. The organization has volunteer opportunities in all areas, including tech support, clerical help, workshop leaders and event volunteers. For more information, call Judy Logan, director of development, at (818) 242-4155, ext. 221. A NOISE WITHIN Organizers, ushers, carpenters, filers and helpers at large are needed at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd.
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November 22, 2003
TODAY GLENDALE A tai chi beginners class will begin at 8:30 a.m. weekly at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd. The cost is $4. For more information, call 243-2109. The Voices of the Past Quilt Club will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month through April at Quilt 'n' Things, 2411 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call 957-2287. Five Star Stamp Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 735 E. Lexington Drive.
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October 11, 2003
TODAY GLENDALE Glendale Kiwanis' "Fulfill a Dream Ride and Walk," a fund-raiser benefiting children with terminal and critical illnesses or whose lives have been affected by such illnesses, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St. The event includes lunch, live music, massages and a raffle. The cost is $20 for the walk and $35 for the bike ride. For more information, call 244-6986. A tai chi beginners class will be at 8:30 a.m. weekly at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd.
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April 28, 2003
COMMITTEE FOR A CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL GLENDALE Keep the Verdugos green and Glendale clean! The committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale is recruiting volunteers for the Adopt-A- Block programs and beautification programs. Glendale residents interested in improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods, call Juan J. Gonzalez, Neighborhood Services Public Education Coordinator, at 548-3700. GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER Enhance the quality of your life by joining the volunteer team at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
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