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Local Family Holds Creative Fundraiser To Benefit Dellinger Scholarship For BUSD Students

A local Burbank family has organized a wearable art fundraiser to benefit the Dellinger Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of the Verdugos on Sunday, October 27. Participants will create a one-of-a-kind scarf during a class taught by Mayu Silk Art and proceeds from the event will go directly to the scholarship fund, which supports Burbank Unified graduates who plan to attend college.

Stacy Schnaid, whose daughter was in the last class taught by BUSD second grade teacher Judith Dellinger before her retirement, organized the creative fundraiser to support the Dellinger Scholarship Fund. Schnaid’s family and friends helped establish the scholarship in 2017 to honor Dellinger, who worked for 36 years in the district, and her husband Ernest.

Stacy Schnaid (front, right) and Jill Spector show their painted silk wearable art from Mayu Silk Art in Huntington Beach. (Photo Courtesy Stacy Schnaid)

Mayu Silk Art uses a water marbeling technique to create unique fabrics for a variety of uses. The silk paint party on Sunday will demonstrate the technique. Schnaid was impressed by the company’s approach to wearable art and attended a class in Huntington Beach to learn more.

(Photo Courtesy Stacy Schnaid)

“The art process they were teaching was so unique and looked simply amazing,” explained Schnaid.

“I am always looking for creative ways to raise money for the Dellinger Scholarship and since Mrs. Dellinger loves the arts and always incorporated creativity into her teaching, I thought this would be a fun event for us and allow our supporters to take home a special gift.”

“In 2015, when my daughter and her classmates began graduating from high school, Mrs. Dellinger hosted a ten year reunion for the class. At that reunion, Mrs. Dellinger announced that she and Mr. Dellinger had set aside the funds to help each student attend college.”

“This remarkable gift was such a tremendous lesson in unexpected kindness that it led us to the idea of establishing a scholarship in honor of the Dellingers to pay forward their generosity,” Schnaid also said.

“We started the Dellinger Scholarship fund in 2017, and have since awarded three scholarships to hardworking Burbank Unified School District graduates who value education, demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, engage in community service and emulate the Dellingers’ spirit.”

Water marbeling and silk painting as demonstrated by Mayu Silk Art. (Photo Courtesy Stacy Schnaid)

More than 40 people have already signed up to participate. Interested people may sign up ahead of time online here or call Mayu Silk Art at (714) 379-1990. Mayu Silk Art teachers will guide participants through the process, which takes about 15-30 minutes for each scarf.

The silk paint party costs $59 per person and each participant will take home a one-of-a-kind scarf from the event. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Dellinger Scholarship Fund.

“Since the artists will be bringing the painting trays and supplies from a far distance, we have been encouraging all of our participants to register in advance,” added Schnaid.

“Walk-ins are not guaranteed, but will be allowed if time and supplies permit.”

The fundraising art class will take place on Sunday, October 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the plaza outside Verdigo Boulders located at 266 E. Magnolia Boulevard, across from the Burbank Town Center Mall.

Twelve Burbank Places to Take Your Kids on Spring Break

Spring Break is around the corner for Burbank Unified School District which means 9 full days of keeping those little ones busy.  If you’re looking for something local to do during March 16-24, here are 12 places to take your kids while staying in Burbank.

1.      Pickwick Ice 

Pickwick Ice Center (Photo By Ross A. Benson

Pickwick Ice is the perfect place for kids of all ages.  General admission is just $10 a person and children 3 and under are free. At the rink, you can rent a bobby which are those cute blue seals that kids can push or sit on to help them around the rink. For public session, hours check their website.

Pickwick Ice 1001 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506 818-845-5300

2. Pickwick Bowl

Bowlers of all ages will have a blast at Pickwick Bowl with their recently updated scoring system, L.C.D. monitors, and amazing graphics.  Bumpers and dragon ramps are available for your little bowlers and games start at just $5/person.

Pickwick Bowl 921 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506 818-845-5300

3. Racers Edge Karting

Have a need for speed? Riders above 50 inches can speed around in this indoor karting facility right in the heart of Burbank.  Zip and zoom around the fun and challenging track which is set for all skill levels, and walk away with your very own customized race results.

Racers Edge Karting  960 Chestnut St. Burbank, CA 91506 818-861-7223

4. Stough Canyon Nature Center

Enjoy a day outdoors hiking Stough Canyon and visiting Burbank’s very own nature center.  Tucked away in the Verdugo mountains you’ll find the Stough Canyon Nature Center filled with hands-on tools for learning about wildlife and life sciences. Explore rocks with a magnifying glass, peek into the habitat of some real-life reptiles, and study the species of animals found right here in our very own mountains.

Stough Canyon Nature Center 2300 Walnut Ave Burbank, CA 91501 818-238-5440

5. Gorilla Art

Create and craft your little hearts out at this drop-in art studio right here in Burbank. Filled with supplies and crafting material, Gorilla Art is a great place to spark your little one’s imagination and let them experiment with new textures and ideas. The possibilities are endless.

Gorilla Art  1719 W Verdugo Ave  Burbank, CA 91502 818-861-7525

6. Prestige Kids Spa

Gather the girls and head over to Prestige Kids Spa for a mini spa party! Parties of 4 kids from ages 3-10 can enjoy an hour and a half of pampering with a mini mani and pedi, face mask, bow updo, glitter makeup, gemstone bracelet, and a lemonade toast. For more kids, check out their other spa party packages.

Prestige Kids Spa  4100 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91505  818-277-2605

7. AMC Theatre

Burbank is home to not one, not two, but three AMC theaters.  During Spring break is a great time to catch up on some new releases like Captain Marvel, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and The Lego Movie: The Second Part.  Fortunately, all three locations are home to a MacGuffins Bar so parents can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, beer, and wine during the show.

AMC Burbank 16   125 E Palm Ave  (818) 953-2932

AMC Burbank Town Center 8 Burbank Town Center  201 E Magnolia Blvd #345  (818) 563-4901

AMC Burbank Town Center 6  Burbank Town Center 770 N 1st St  (818) 562-1401

8. WB Studio Tour

Experience where Hollywood is made during a 3-hour behind-the-scenes studio tour of WB studios.  Kids as young as 8 years old can enjoy the tour with their parents where you’ll visit backlots and soundstages, explore the DC Universe exhibit, enter the Batcave: Batmobile collection, and so much more. Tickets for SoCal residents start at $54. 

WB Studio Tour 3400 Warner Blvd.  Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 977-8687

9. Martial Arts History Museum

Dive into the educational, cultural, and artistic experience of martial arts in many different countries at the Martial Arts History Museum, located in the Magnolia Park district of Burbank.  Learn how martial arts played a role in history and traditions as well as in films and television and check out these amazing weapons and tools up close and in person.

Martial Arts History Museum  2319 W Magnolia Blvd  Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 478-1722

10. Verdigo Boulders

With over 15-foot high bouldering walls and 7000 square feet of climbing terrain, Verdigo Boulders is Burbank’s new climbing gym for both kids and adults alike. Stretch, maneuver, and problem solve multiple courses all while burning off that Spring Break energy. 

Verdigo Boulders 266 E Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91502 (818) 962-2377

11. Color Me Mine

Stamp, stencil, sponge, trace, or tape! No matter what technique you use, you’ll be walking out of Color Me Mine with a masterpiece.  This ceramic painting studio gives kids the chance to create anything from plates and mugs to piggy banks and keepsake boxes.

Color Me Mine 100 N San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 (818) 566-9990

12. Burbank Certified Farmers Market

Mayor Emily Gabal-Luddy buying some fresh berries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

End the week of Spring break fun with Burbank’s very own farmers market, which is held every Saturday from 8:00am-12: 30 pm in the parking lot at Olive & Glenoaks. Enjoy food from local farms in Southern California from award-winning organic olive oil to hydroponic herbs.  Kids will love sampling some of the healthiest food in town.

Burbank Farmers Market 101 N Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91501 (818) 847-4774