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Special Events Edition  |  |  Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spend a Family Sunday at
the Garden Festival, High Tea

Don't miss the Chatsworth Historical Society's Annual Garden Festival this Sunday, April 26.

A highlight of the day is the Duchess of  Devonshire's High Tea served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the beautiful gardens at the Homestead Acre.

Garden FestivalSunday, April 26
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homestead Acre at
Chatsworth Park South
10385 Shadow Oak Dr.
$4 donation. High tea $7

There will be arts and crafts, gardening, food booths, demonstrations, the Polynesian Dance Revue, a quilting display and more. Proceeds benefit the Chatsworth Historical Society.

Free parking is available at the Chatsworth Depot Train Station and there will be free shuttle buses to the festival from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. The Homestead Acre is located within Chatsworth Park South at the end of Devonshire Street, west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard.      

For more information call (818) 882-5614.


Earth DayEarth Day Cleanup in Chatsworth
Volunteers meet 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Chatsworth Park North.  Projects include a graffiti paint-out, sandbox sifting and trash pick-up. Free trees and re-usable shopping bags for participants. Details, click
or call 1 (818) 756-8501.

High TeaGarden Festival at the Historic Acre
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at the entrance to Chatsworth Park South, west end of Devonshire Street. Parking is limited, so plan to use the free shuttle service from the Chatsworth Train Depot -- every 15 minutes. $4 donation requested. Children $1. Under 5 free. High Tea $7. Details, 1 (818) 882-5614.

Pointing fingerDisaster Preparedness, Crime Prevention Expo
There will be a wide range of booths and demonstrations with information on home and business crime prevention, emergency preparedness, auto theft prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, child safety, identity theft prevention and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, Magnolia Walk, CSUN campus, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Dodger Dogs will be on sale for $5. Details, call Kit Espinosa at 1 (818) 677-5816 or email

Relay for LifeShow us Your Hope Day
Join the celebration in support of Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's largest event and the world's biggest fundraiser with more than 3 million participants. Join us Friday, May 1 as we Show Chatsworth our Hope. We will walk from Topanga Canyon Boulevard to the Chatsworth Train Depot for a 5:30 p.m. reception. Please wear purple. Meet 4:30 p.m. at the Train Depot or join us along route. Sign-up your team that day and get $25 off registration fees.Contact Ileana Plourde at 1 818-618-0559 or Details,

Music GalaMusic Matters 2009 Gala
Lawrence Middle School Band Booster Club gala, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, May 2, features the Delgado Brothers Band, surprise guests, food, dessert, a silent auction and dancing to support the school band program. $25 per person. Tickets, contact Laura Nixholm,  1 818-970-9150,, or send ticket request and money to: 21704 Devonshire St. #108,  Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Citrus SundayCitrus Sunday
Pick the extra citrus from trees in your yard  Sunday, May 3. Put the washed fruit in plastic bags. Drop it off at a Chatsworth fire stations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Station 107 is at 20225 Devonshire St.  Station 96 is at 21800 Marilla St. Fruit will be donated to area food banks. Details, or call 1 (818) 756-8501.

Stamp Out HungerPostal Service Food Drive
Bag non-perishable food donations Saturday, May 9, for pick-up by your postal carrier.  Donations will be delivered to area food banks. Details, click here.

Pointing fingerElectronics Waste Pick Up
Drop off used eletronic devices such as computers, TVs, c
ellphones or anything with a microchip in it so that it can be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Beckford Avenue School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. The Northridge West Neighborhood Council will also provide free, confidential document shredding, a great way to protect against identity theft. Details, call Beckford Avenue School,       1 (818) 360-1924.

PancakesSOLID Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy delicious, home-made pancakes by our local police officers 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16.  Proceeds benefit SOLID (Supporters of Law Enforcement in Devonshire), a non-profit group that provides non city-supplied equipment for the police officers at Devonshire Division. Devonshire Community Police Station, 10250 Etiwanda Ave., Northridge. Details,

Pointing fingerLAPD Safety Fair and Car Show
Come check out the classic cars, hot rods, race cars and custom choppers, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, May 30, at Petit Park, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills . There will be police helicopter flyovers, skydivers, booths and demonstrations. See LAPD bomb squad vehicles, mounted police units, LAPD helicopters and more. There will be live music, prize drawings, a pancake breakfast and BBQ lunch. Admission is free. Details, call Valley Traffic Division at 1 (818) 644-8146 or 1 (818) 644-8142
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