Thursday, March 21, 2013

What's Happening in Sunland-Tujunga? LOTS!

There are so many great things coming up in the next week or so in our community. Many choices that are great for the whole family, are affordable and some of it actually benefits some very worthy causes! Here are your options:

Friday evening at 8pm, the 22nd, at Comfort and Joy Cafe in Tujunga, The Foothills Performing Arts Council  presents it's Foothills Showcase! Come and Enjoy: Dinner - Appetizer - Dessert - Entertainment, all in an Intimate Patio Setting AND no cover charge! Hosted by THE WALKING MAN BAND featuring Tim J Borquez, Cecil Broughton, Jim Wheeler & David Wayne Jones. Special Guests include:  Laura Toyne, Karly Peterson, Mandie Jones, Adam Broughton and David Wayne Jones

The McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga is holding it's annual art fair this Saturday, the 23rd.  The Art Fair is a chance for you to meets artists, purchase affordable local artwork, listen to music, and enjoy smiling faces in the Foothills! Eat food, find paintings, drawings, jewelry, and more! This year, the Fair will be held on March 23, 2013 11:00am - 3:00pm. One day only! For more information click here.

If you want to get your hands dirty and do a little work for the community, come help out with the work to beautify the Sunland Welcome Nature Garden, at the intersection of Sunland Blvd. and the 210 Freeway (just west of Sizzler). Please come join the group this Saturday, March 23, from 9 to noon. Bring gloves and a trowel for putting the plants in the ground. If you can bring a hard rake for spreading mulch, that would be great. The team is doing a great job to make this gateway to Sunland beautiful and more environmentally friendly.

The Sunland-Tujunga Rotary Club is holding it's first annual "Wounded Warrior Ride" to benefit those who gave all for our country. The event is Saturday, March 30th and kicks off with a sumptuous buffet FOR ONLY $10 at Comfort and Joy Cafe (you know that is going to be amazing!). Everyone is invited to the kick-off and buffet (the buffet is from 8:30 am to 10:30 am). For more information on the ride and how to help, contact Brenda Fortune at 949.374.3950 or Jan Linsalato at 818.298.8488.

Families looking to have some Easter fun with no mess to clean up can check out the Verdugo Hills YMCA's "Easter Family Fun Night." For a very affordable fee, dinner is included and the kids will get to participate in an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, jump around in a jumper and other crafts. Click here to make your reservation and for costs.

Stonehurst Elementary School PTA has partnered with Goodwill of Southern California to raise and earn money for our school, as well as help Goodwill continue their many programs that enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or other disadvantages by providing education, training, and job opportunities.  Come out and donate your gently used items to help clear out space in your home, as well as help our school and community.

Stonehurst Elementary School
9851 Stonehurst Avenue ~ Sun Valley, CA 91352 on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9am.

*Donation boxes and bags can be brought to the school beginning Tuesday, April 2nd- Friday, April 12th. Look for the sign on school grounds for drop-off location. Please be sure to take a look at the list of acceptable and unacceptable items we can accept for donations (click on the image below)

And finally, not an event but a tip! We hear that the eggs from one of our local chicken farmers on Art & Wheatland are amazing! Contact Anne (she is really nice and friendly!), at 818-352-5259. The eggs are organic and better than anything you can get in the store, we're told. Only in Sunland-Tujunga!

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