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By Chris Wiebe | November 1, 2006
In a quaint backyard near Chandler Boulevard, a helmet-clad executioner clutched a bloody ax as he loomed over a guillotine. Inside the house, the scenes were just as grizzly: a man strapped to an execution chair, a large coffin, scattered body parts on the ground and a dismembered head floating in a fish tank. But the blood and gore was all in good fun, part of a haunted house that Burbank residents Todd Ryan and Kevin Mulligan, aka The Executioner, built to give a sightseers a Halloween scare free of charge.
August 6, 2013
One of Burbank's best kept secrets, the McCambridge Pool Water Carnival, seems to have gotten even quieter this year. This wonderful family event takes place annually in August. There are carnival games, face painting, a reptile booth, arts and crafts, contests both in and out of the pool broken down by age group, prizes and a raffle. We purchased tickets for four at the mere cost of $12, and the raffle tickets were free upon admission to the carnival. Sadly, attendance was at an all-time low this year, probably due to a lack of public awareness about this great opportunity to come out and show community support while enjoying three hours of family togetherness.
April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The playground at Thomas Edison Elementary School will be transformed into a carnival today. The theme of the carnival is "An American Adventure." Participants are invited to take a virtual trip around the country, playing games, winning prizes and making crafts. Food and drinks will be available, in addition to a bake sale and cake walk. There will also be music and a variety of entertainment. The carnival will from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Edison Elementary School, 2110 W. Chestnut St. The playground is on Keystone Street.
March 7, 2014
The month of March is bringing us a circus-themed carnival at Disney Elementary School PTA. The annual carnival will be on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the playground at Clark Avenue and Mariposa Street, opposite George Izay/Olive Park. Everyone is welcome to attend and share the fun. Bring your friends and family too. There will be a photo booth, rides, games, prizes, silent auction of wonderful baskets prepared by each classroom, and much more circus fun. This a way to enjoy your Saturday and help the school too, a win/win proposition all around.
By Rima Bek | March 31, 2010
Burbank students spent a day experiencing the different cultures they have been studying in social sciences and heightening their awareness of diversity. More than 500 students at John Muir Middle School participated in “Around the World,” Friday’s event promoting cultural awareness. “We’re trying to give the kids an authentic educational experience,” said Barry Sarna, a social sciences teacher at Muir. “Around the World” is a seventh-grade event that started almost 10 years ago, Sarna added.
August 11, 2004
Carnival kicks off Vacation Bible School DOWNTOWN -- The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps will kick off its Vacation Bible School with a "Carnival Celebration" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 300 E. Angeleno Ave. in Burbank. There will be ice cream, cotton candy, nachos, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, jumping castles and a petting zoo. Hot dogs and sodas will be 50 cents. Vacation Bible School for children 3 to 12 will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Aug. 22. There will be Bible lessons, songs, games and crafts.
October 20, 2000
Irma Lemus VERDUGO PARK -- A formula of carnival rides, food and entertainment resulted in a whole lot of fun Thursday for the first day of the 53rd Annual Days of Verdugo festival. The four-day festival, the oldest event in Glendale, will run through Sunday, said festival chair Raymond Cooke. The festival is sponsored by the Glendale Junior Chamber of Commerce and celebrates the city's Spanish heritage. The Verdugos were the first Spanish family to settle in Glendale in the late 18th century.
December 16, 2000
--Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- The folks at Warner Bros. are going looney over the holidays. "The Looney Toons Costume Characters" invited children and their families from community organizations to join them Sunday for a holiday fair at the Warner Bros. Ranch. Kids from the Burbank Boys and Girls Club, Burbank Outreach Center and Burbank YMCA will play carnival games, go on rides, eat lots of food and have an opportunity to meet their favorite Looney Toons characters, This is the second year that the families from the Burbank Outreach Center has participated, said director Marissa Rosoff.
By Rachel Kane | August 11, 2007
Tiny tots and their families got soaked Wednesday evening in the pirate-infested waters at McCambridge Park. Nearly 500 people attended the annual Pirate Adventure Water Carnival at the park's swimming pool. Games and activities with a pirate theme were set up around the pool at McCambridge Park and lifeguards dressed as pirates, with the guys wearing faux-tattered vests and the girls in black skirts tied with rope. Children of all ages participated, with activities going on every 15 minutes specifically tailored to ages 5 and up. "A lot of these kids are from our learn-to-swim program, and it's great because they learned to swim in these waters," Aquatics Program Coordinator Mary Nelson said.
March 3, 2004
More than 100 people from the community came out to celebrate Burbank Temple Emanu El's Purim Carnival on Sunday. Purim is a day in which the Jewish community celebrates the story of Esther, with a theme of unity and courage in the face of anti-Semitism, according to temple volunteer Laura Snow. The annual event drew adults and children with a variety of entertainment, including music, magic, games, prizes and hamantaschen cookies, which are named after Haman, the Jewish enemy in the story.
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