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French Holiday Bazaar

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

The Burbank Campus Parents’ Association of the International School of Los Angeles is proud to present their 3rd annual French Holiday Bazaar on Friday, December 6 from 3:00pm-9:00pm. Featuring over 30 vendors and artists, plus gourmet French food and festive drinks, the Bazaar is the perfect place to start (and maybe even finish!) your holiday shopping.

The festivities will include:
> toys, costumes, and games
> trendy fashion
> jewelry
> home decor & linen
> gourmet gift baskets
> pre-orders of holiday trees

Admission is free! Simply RSVP for free via Eventbrite (https://french-holiday-bazaar.eventbrite.com/) to join us for a merry evening of shopping and more!

French Holiday Bazaar

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

The Burbank Campus Parents’ Association of the International School of Los Angeles / Lycée International is proud to present their 2nd annual French Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November 16. Featuring over 30 vendors and artists, plus gourmet French food and festive drinks, the bazaar is the perfect place to start (and maybe even finish!) your holiday shopping.

The festivities will include:
> toys, costumes, and games
> trendy fashion
> jewelry
> home decor & linen
> gourmet gift baskets
> pre-orders of holiday trees

Admission is free and no tickets are necessary. Simply RSVP for free via Eventbrite to join us for a merry evening of shopping and more!

Holiday Craft

Holiday Craft

Friday, December 22, 2017 –

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Burbank Central Library

110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91502

 

A Drop-in Craft Program for Kids!

Stop by to decorate your own unique card. We’ll provide the supplies – you bring the holiday cheer.

 

Click here for more information or call 818-238-5600

More information can be found on the event calendar at burbanklibrary.com or call 818-238-5600

Ken Frawley’s Holiday Show

Ken Frawley’s Holiday Show

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 10:00am
Northwest Branch Library

3323 W. Victory Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

Christmas & Hanukkah family fun featuring stories and songs with ​Ken Frawley.

Enjoy singing The Dreidel Song and listening to folktales. Sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and hear a story called How Santa Chose the Reindeer!
A true celebration of two holidays!

 

More information can be found on the event calendar at burbanklibrary.com or call 818-238-5640

Burbank Bike Angels Celebrates 9th Holiday Seasonal Event

On Wednesday, December 13th, the Burbank Bike Angels celebrated their 9th Holiday seasonal event on Olive Avenue. During the event, the Burbank Bike Angeles showcased more than one hundred restored bikes, each meant for a less fortunate child living in Burbank.

The bikes were set along the steps of City Hall and were distributed in just in time for the holiday season. The bikes were distributed through local non-profit organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Family Service Agency, the Salvation Army, and Penny Lane. Having done this for nine years now, the Burbank Bike Angels estimate that they have restored over 1,500 bikes.

In attendance for the event were the Burbank Bike Angels’ director, volunteers, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Burbank City Council Members, the City Manager, and representatives from the Salvation Army.

The bikes are gathered throughout the year in various conditions. Upon receiving the bike, community members, volunteers, and those associated with the program spend months cleaning, repairing, and getting each bike into a condition that makes the bike new again.

 

If you are interested in donating a bike, you can call (818)-238-3900, or you can drop it off Monday through Friday at the Burbank Recycling Center at 500 S. Flower Street.

If you are interested volunteering to repair bikes, you are encouraged to call (818) 238-5286, or simply attend one of the work days, which are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays during the months of September through December.

To make a monetary donation, which will go directly toward the purchasing of parts, please call (818) 238-5286.

 

Burbank Police Hosts Annual ‘Heroes & Helpers’ at Target

Every year around the Holiday Season, the Burbank Police Department, in conjunction with local partners such as Noon Rotary and community members, puts together a small event meant to benefit less fortunate children in our city. The program began in 1980 and has since continued every year. The Burbank Police Department teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club and a local Target store to grant less fortunate children the opportunity to receive and give during the holiday season.

A group of thirty children is selected from the Boys and Girls Club based on their family income and needs. From there, a date is set to shop at a local store. This year, Target, located in the Empire Center, partnered with the Burbank Police Department and the Boys & Girls Club to sponsor and host the event.

According to Officer Angela Burrows, “approximately 20-25 uniformed personnel who have volunteered their time to take these kids on a shopping spree.” The personnel range from police officers, cadets, and explorers. The spree begins when each child is given a $200 gift card to shop at Target. From there, “the Officers will then take them shopping and help them select gifts for their families. After the shopping event,” explains Officer Burrows, “they are then invited to a catered dinner by Wood Ranch at a local church.”

During the dinner at Wood Ranch, the children are treated to special appearances and entertainment by both McGruff the crime dog and Santa Claus. Along with support from the Burbank Police Department, Target, and the Wood Ranch Grill, organizers of the event “rely on private donations from Citizens in addition to donations from clubs, organizations and businesses throughout the city of Burbank.”

For Officer Burrows, this ‘Heroes and Helpers’ is a special event. “Christmas is my favorite time of year, so this event holds such a special place in my heart. Let’s just say my role is rewarding and I am extremely fortunate to participate this year.” Furthermore, this event also bridges the community directly with the Burbank Police Department. “I know it is significant in these children’s lives,” explained Officer Burrows, “Their opinion of the police is forever influenced in a positive way.” As to what Officer Burrows looked forward to the most for this year’s ‘Heroes and Helpers’ event? “Seeing the look on their faces is priceless.”

 

The Burbank Police Department explains that the “goal of the ‘Heroes and Helpers’ event is to provide less fortunate children with a friendly holiday experience they won’t soon forget. Although the event is for the children, Burbank Police personnel are deeply affected by each child’s circumstances and are always touched by their interaction with them.”

This year’s ‘Heroes and Helpers’ proved to be a success for everyone involved. It should also be noted that along with Target, the Burbank Rotary also sponsored the event.

 

To find out more about the Boys and Girls Club, as well as upcoming events, you can find more information on their Twitter profile.

 

French Holiday Bazaar

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

The Burbank Campus Parents’ Association of the International School of Los Angeles / Lycée International is proud to present their French Holiday Bazaar on Friday, December 1. Featuring over 30 vendors and artists, plus gourmet French food and festive drinks, the bazaar is the perfect place to start (and maybe even finish!) your holiday shopping.

The festivities will include:
> toys, costumes, and games
> trendy fashion
> jewelry
> home decor & linen
> gourmet gift baskets
> pre-orders of holiday trees

Burbank Gets into the Holiday Spirit

During the holiday season in Burbank, nothing can be certain, except for traffic around the Empire Center, the Town Center, and holiday attractions the whole family can enjoy.

As many residents know, an assortment of holiday decorations has gone up in the city, including wreaths above some of Burbank’s busiest streets. The city is just coming off of Holiday in the Park, which your go-to news source happily attended. Next up in the holiday festivities is the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony is a special event every year. The lighting ceremony takes place on the steps of City Hall and everyone is invited. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, and will run until 6:30 PM on Saturday, December 2nd. You can read the official description of the event below:

“Join Santa and special guests on Saturday, December 2nd, for a magical night in front of Burbank City Hall.  The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM as we usher in the Sounds of the Season with performances from the RC Kickettes and The Muses from John Burroughs High School. After the ceremony guests are invited to visit with Santa, write a letter to our U.S. troops, and enjoy holiday music.”

If you’re interested in attending the event, make sure to arrive early as parking around Orange Grove and Third Street is limited.

Speaking of the limited parking spaces along Orange Grove and Third Street, the parking lot is scheduled to close in order to make way for The Rink in Downtown. Along with the annual tree lighting ceremony, a more popular attraction remains to be the Ice Rink that goes up every holiday season. This year, the Rink is scheduled to open December 14 and will run until January 7, 2018.

During the entirety of the event, residents of Burbank can expect fundraising events, special performances, and holiday music. You can read the official description below:

Located in the heart of Downtown Burbank and just steps from San Fernando Boulevard, The Rink will provide a festive getaway for customers, employees and families out for seasonal fun Thursday, December 14, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Themed entertainment, twinkling lights, and joyful music will add to the holiday spirit. Before or after a 90 minute session, skaters are invited to explore hundreds of shops and eateries. The Rink in Downtown Burbank is located next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue.”

As an added bonus, Burbank residents are eligible to receive a free skate rental and $10 admission for the day, 10:00AM-10:00PM. The rink’s hours are as follows:

Open Daily from Dec. 14, 2017- Jan. 7, 2018

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM