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April 06, 2002

Hospital guild organizing

'Springtime in Paris' event

French fashions will enhance the European ambience of the fund-raising

luncheon planned by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild on

Saturday, May 4, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

"Springtime in Paris" is the title for the event at which producer

Carin Holmenas returns with a new show featuring women's styles from the

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elegant Paris Boutique of Brentwood and the newest in men's fashions from

Sy Devore.

There will be a special $10,000 drawing with only 250 tickets sold.

The tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advance in the medical

center Gift Gallery or at the event.

This annual luncheon and fashion show, the guild's spring event, is

the group's major fund-raiser. Proceeds go to the guild's $1 million

pledge to the medical center's Emergency Room and the Pediatric After

Hours Clinic (PARC).

A boutique featuring pewter picture frames and bowls as well as

jewelry, lingerie, handbags and stationery will be offered.

Donna Mahoney, guild president and spring event director, welcomes the

community to attend. For reservations, call 846-2177.

La Providencia Guild

creating 2003 Cookbook

La Providencia Guild is preparing a new cookbook as a fund-raiser. The

committee is including recipes from current members who still reside

locally and those have relocated.

The committee needs many recipes and hopes that everyone who enjoyed

belonging to the guild will give generously to this worthy cause.

Publication and sales of the cookbook are scheduled for the early part

of 2003, so recipes need to be submitted as soon as possible. The

deadline is June 15, but the committee is hoping to receive them sooner.

Proceeds from the cookbook will go to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles,

the group's philanthropy.

For more information, call Charlene Dettmann at 845-6992.

Genealogical Society has

family history event

The Southern California Genealogical Society, whose Family Research

Library is based in Burbank, is having its 33rd annual Genealogical

Jamboree and Family History Faire on April 13 and 14 at the Pasadena

Convention Center.

Experts in tracking family lines will offer classes, lectures and

research tips.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 4

p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for one day admission and $15 for both days.

Parking is $7. The convention center is at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.

For more information, call 843-7247.

Cabrini Literary Guild

has writing awards luncheon

The Cabrini Literary Guild will have its annual Writing Awards

luncheon on Thursday at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.

Students, all enrolled in area Catholic high schools, will receive

scholarship awards for their winning essays.

Ann Herrmann is chairwoman of the luncheon. The judges are Susan

Hewitt, Mrs. Robert Dickie, Stellita Johnson and her sister, Clara

Johnson, both former Glendale teachers.

The program will be presented by author and actor Jimmy Weldon.

The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. For

reservations, call 248-9226.

Autism Alliance plans

support for families

The Foothill Autism Alliance, Inc., a support group for families of

individuals with autism, will have its next monthly family resource

meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Burbank Center for the Retarded, 230

Amherst Drive.

Lee Englander, an advocate for children with special needs will speak.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 662-8847.

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