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Today is August 25, 2016

North Hills, CA 91343

Nearby communities: Northridge / Sepulveda

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 1:15pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Advocacy, Court, Children, Neglect, Abuse, Advocate, Youth, Abuse & Neglect
    - A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who has the opportunity to broadly influence the life of a foster child by advocating across many important life issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, and enrichment activities. Many more children can thrive with the intensive intervention of a CASA volunteer, and this is how you can help.

    The first step toward becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is attending an information session. Join us for an hour to learn how you can make a much needed difference in the life of a foster child. No specific education background is necessary, as we offer a comprehensive training course for all potential advocates before they are paired with children.

    For more information, or to RSVP for this or a different information session, please visit: http://casala.org/volunteer/. We look forward to sharing more information about the work of CASAs at the information session!
    Best Friends Animal Society
    15321 Brand Blvd. Mission Hills CA 91345
    Volunteer Coordinator 323.859.2888 volunteer@casala.org

Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website http://www.nationaldogday.com.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Live Music, Jazz, Free
    - Jazz on the Patio

    A three-part free concert series on Sundays. Outside. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, a dog....Beverages available for a donation. Wheelchair-accessible.

    June 26, July 24, August 28

    St. Francis Episcopal Church Patio
    280 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA
    St. Francis Episcopal Church
    280 Royal Avenue Simi Valley CA 93065
    Ginny Morgan, Event Coordinator 805.526.5141 stfrancis.simi@gmail.com

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Monday, September 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Located in Denver Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region holds one of the largest free outdoor festivals. This four day festival is filled with food, fun, and endless entertainment. Featuring 50 Colorado-area restaurants, musical entertainment on six outdoor stages, gourmet cooking demonstrations, over 280 arts and crafts vendors, children's music and activities. A little something for everyone! Annually, this festival is held Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend. For additional details check out http://www.atasteofcolorado.com.
     
           

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 11:15am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Advocacy, Court, Children, Neglect, Abuse, Advocate, Youth, Abuse & Neglect
    - A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who has the opportunity to broadly influence the life of a foster child by advocating across many important life issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, and enrichment activities. Many more children can thrive with the intensive intervention of a CASA volunteer, and this is how you can help.

    The first step toward becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is attending an information session. Join us for an hour to learn how you can make a much needed difference in the life of a foster child. No specific education background is necessary, as we offer a comprehensive training course for all potential advocates before they are paired with children.

    For more information, or to RSVP for this or a different information session, please visit: http://casala.org/volunteer/. We look forward to sharing more information about the work of CASAs at the information session!
    Los Angeles Fire Department - Station 87
    10124 Balboa Boulevard Granada Hills CA 91344
    Volunteer Coordinator 323.859.2888 volunteer@casala.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by August 5, 2016.
    For more information visit: http://www.act.org
     
           

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sept 11-17. This week provides an opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. For information, visit http://www.ncal.org or http://www.nalw.org
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           

Monday, September 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 9:20pm | Arts and Entertainment, Autobiographical, theater, comedy, drama, adoption
    - What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart’s desire was to know where you came from? Playwright/Performer Cathy Lind Hayes, adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his beautiful actress/singer wife Mary Healy, embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Cathy debuted The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, winning the award for Best Autobiographical Show. In this deeply passionate, humorous, and poignant solo play, her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. Michael Allen Angel directs the West Coast Premiere of The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the Whitefire Theatre beginning September 15.

    Cathy’s parents, Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy were household names in the 1950’s and 60’s, popular in film, television, theatre, and radio, headlining the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas 14 times.

    As wonderful and as colorful as her childhood was, Cathy felt compelled to learn the truth about where she came from. As an adult, she attempted to obtain the information from the New York Foundling Hospital, only to learn that all she was entitled to was “non-identifying information” and that state law forbid her access to her original birth certificate. It still does. Thus began a decades long search, investigating on her own, determined to meet the woman who gave her up.

    The Beauty, The Banshee & Me is the humorous and sometimes heartbreaking story of that search.

    Cathy Lind Hayes is proud of her third generation theatrical heritage (Grandmother Grace Hayes was a successful Vaudevillian actress/singer). Cathy made her television debut with her parents, at the age of 4, on Edward R. Murrow’s Person to Person. On stage, she originated the role of “Babet” in He Hunts at the Geffen Playhouse for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination. Los Angeles: Vera in Change Beds and Dance at the Secret Rose Theatre (World Premiere); Francine in Who Lives? at the 24th Street Theatre (World Premiere); The Tangled Snarl at the Santa Monica Playhouse, and The Shadow of a Gunman, Theatre Exchange, directed by Richard Masur, produced by Brian Dennehy. She also had the privilege of playing opposite her mother, Mary Healy, in The Glass Menagerie, in Las Vegas.

    Television credits include guest starring roles on Scandal, Mad Men, NCIS Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, Las Vegas, Friends, Boston Public, Strong Medicine, Undeclared, Judging Amy, ER, Seinfeld, Days of Our Lives, and series regular on Chicken Soup with Lynn Redgrave and Jackie Mason. Film credits include Broken Hart, Self-Medicated, Slightly Thicker Than Water, Dogs of Woods Hole, Drop Dead Fred, and the infamous Mommie Dearest.

    The Beauty, The Banshee & Me opens for press on September 15 and continues through October 23. Performances take place Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. All tickets are $25, The Whitefire Theatre is located at 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. For reservations and information, call (323) 960-1055 or go to http://www.plays411.com/banshee.
    Whitefire Theatre
    13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks CA 91423
    Plays 411 323.960.1055 sgordon823@gmail.com
  • - For those individuals whose fiscal year is the calendar year and who make quarterly estimated federal income tax payments, today is one of the due dates.
     
           

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  • | 9:00pm - 10:15pm | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Drama, reality
    - Back in Silverlake by popular demand, and after a Hollywood Fringe Festival run, Anita Bryant’s Playboy Interview returns to the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita del Campo restaurant for only six performances, opening on September 16. This funny, touching, and thought-provoking play chronicles Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida in 1977.

    Less than 10 years after the Stonewall Riots, Anita Bryant’s nationally notorious campaign gave legitimacy to a new style of right wing politics and helped launch the Moral Majority and other right-wing movements that continue to the present day. But she also had a major impact on the modern gay rights movement, propelling Harvey Milk onto the San Francisco City Council and reviving enthusiasm and anger at a time when it was most needed.

    For those who don’t know, Anita Bryant is a former Miss Oklahoma and was runner up in the Miss America beauty pageant. She was a singer and former spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission. She scored four Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Paper Roses. She later became known as an outspoken opponent of gay rights and for her 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida, that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Organized boycotts of orange juice, and demonstrations outside of her concert venues significantly affected her popularity and career in show business.

    In 1978, Anita Bryant sat down for an outrageous and memorable 8-day interview with Ken Kelley of Playboy Magazine. This is that interview, recreated on stage with additional material that sets the historical scene and brings the issues raised by the interview to the present day. Anita didn’t hold back in her interview, and neither does this funny, touching, and thought-provoking piece.

    While Anita Bryant may have been largely forgotten over the past 35 years, her rhetoric has endured. The language from the Playboy interview sounds shockingly familiar to modern audiences, because it’s the same language used by conservative politicians to defend anti-gay legislation today. Nowhere is this more striking than with the current republican vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence. In March 2015 Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allowed anti-LGBT discrimination as long as it was based on a religious belief. Protest rallies were held, and calls for state-wide boycotts were immediately announced, and Pence had to reconsider his legislation.

    Anita Bryant’s Playboy Interview opens for press on September 16 for only six performances, continuing through October 11. Performances take place Fridays at 9 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m., and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. All tickets are $20 pre-sale online and $25 cash at the door, The Cavern Club Celebrity Theater is located at Casita del Campo restaurant, 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, CA 90027. For reservations and information, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2591134 or call (213) 308-1108.
    Cavern Club Celebrity Theater
    1920 Hyperion Avenue Silverlake CA 90027
    Brownpaper Tickets 213.308.1108 sgordon823@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
     
           
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