The entry fee is $3, said organizer Ann-Marie Murrell. For more information, call her at the church, (818) 842-5103.
The food categories for judging are chili with beans, chili without beans, exotic chili, side dishes and desserts. Food sampling and hot dogs will be available to the public after judging.
The event will feature a variety of contemporary Christian musical acts performing throughout the day, including the band Breathing Room.
MEETING TOPIC IS SERVICES FOR DISABLED
AARP West Glendale Chapter 1886 will meet at 1 p.m. June 9 in the Carlson Fellowship Center of the First United Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St., Glendale.
Chapter members live in the Burbank and Glendale areas.
The meeting features an explanation of the services for the developmentally disabled given by Gail Marko of the Glendale Assn. of Retarded. Admission and refreshments are free.
For more information, call Norman Young at (818) 246-4651.
SCREENWRITER, PRODUCER VISITS GROUP
Members of the Alameda Writers Group interview humor author, screenwriter and producer Eric Garcia at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. June 7 at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.
Admission is free, and the library validates parking in the Good Guys parking structure at Harvard and Maryland.
Best known for his novels “Anonymous Rex,” “Casual Rex” and others, Garcia’s “Matchstick Men” was made into a 2003 film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage.
Garcia will discuss his writer’s journey and the various roles he has played in Hollywood.
FIVE ACRES ADDS INTERNET ACCESS
Five Acres “Swingin’ on a Star — Creole-style” benefit has a new attraction this year to its June 8 gala at One Colorado.
Members have placed auction items online to allow for an early opportunity to bid on vacations, merchandise and memorabilia prior to the event.