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February 04, 2006

organsSenior superstars strut their stuff at Joslyn showcase

Seniors were treated to an afternoon of singing and dancing during the Senior Superstar Showcase Monday at the Joslyn Adult Center.

Under the theme, "Your Hit Parade," the event was written and produced by mistress of ceremonies Marie Burnett, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

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Musical Director Karen Ellinwood ran the sound system providing background music for some 20 acts.

Highlights of the show were the Tuttle Square Dancers, ballroom dancing by Lorraine and Gaylord Rohloff and the grand finale "There's No Business Like Show Business," featuring the whole cast.

Refreshments were provided by Joslyn Recreation Committee and Burbank Hometown Buffet.

The next Senior Superstar Showcase, "Las Vegas Review," will be July 31 at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.

City officials receiving recognition at BTAC dinner

Officials of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center have named Burbank's Mayor Jef Vander Borght and former Burbank mayor Michael Hastings as the 2006 recipients of the charitable group's annual honor, "Burbank's Top Award for Citizenship."

The awards will be presented at the center's fundraiser on March 3 at The Castaway. The event includes a 5:30 p.m. social time, silent and live auctions, and dinner at 7 p.m. followed by dancing.

For tickets, sponsorships or to submit advertisements for the "Tribute Journal," call Sharon Kurges at (818) 954-5672. Deadline is approaching for the "Tribute Journal."

Founded in 1974, BTAC is a charitable organization dedicated to providing short-term assistance for the homeless and working poor in Burbank. Last year, the organization processed 30,000 requests for assistance, an increase of 10,000 over the previous year.

Emotional intelligence and success pondered

The links between the qualities of emotional intelligence and one's professional success will be discussed at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Woodbury University, 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

Daniel Goleman, the author of the popular 1994 publication, "Emotional Intelligence" believes that we are being judged by a new yardstick: Not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other.

Guest speakers for the discussion are two organizational development specialists who were awarded Emotional Intelligence certification through the Hay Group, an international organization upon whose research Goleman's writings are based

Participants are Michael A. Thompson of the California Leadership Academy, State Farm Insurance Companies, and Desmond H. Atkins of Blue Shield of California.

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