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By: Mavis Hansen

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Brrrrrrrr even though the first day of Winter is not scheduled until Saturday, December 21, 2013, it sure feels like we are in the middle of the North Pole. I am sure that all those little elves are busy as Christmas is now only two weeks away!

San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs will hold their Board Meeting on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Covina Woman’s Club, 128 San Jose Avenue, Covina. In the spirit of the Holidays, singing of Christmas Carols, shopping at the Club Boutiques, the annual toy donations and a Christmas Pot Luck will be held. Once a year, a fundraising opportunity is offered, to all twenty five of the clubs within the San Gabriel Valley District, to reserve a table, at no charge, and sell whatever they would like. This is fun Boutique Shopping as many items are homemade, one of a kind or as one club is doing this year is having a ‘gold table’, where you may exchange any old gold jewelry for cash! The Pot-Luck table will of course hold many absolutely delicious dishes. The meeting will be called to order at 9:30 AM by President Mavis Hansen. Following the opening ceremonies a short program will be presented by two of the local Club Presidents. Membership Chairman Rosemary Morabito will conduct a Membership Initiation Ceremony for the most recent new members into the District. Highlight of the day will be the CHIPS for KIDS program, conducted by Chairman Mary Matson. Officers will be on hand to accept the many donations of children’s toys which were brought to the meeting, all donations from the many club members.

El Monte Senior President’s Council Club Durazo will present their CHRISTMAS DANCE on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Jack Crippen Senior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte. Music By: L-360. Lunch from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM ($5.00 optional) Dance from 1:00 PM – 5PM. Cost is $8.00 pre-sale and $9.00 at the door. Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer from 12PM – 1PM. For further information call Andrew Adame, Dance Coordinator at 626-956-6205 or President Viola Flores at 626-455-0813.

El Monte’s Family Adventure Shuttle will travel to HASTINGS RANCH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Departure from the El Monte Trolley Station will be at 5:30 pm and the return shuttle will be at 9:00 pm. Shuttle tickets are $6.00 per person and may be purchased at the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 18, 2013. For further information visit the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte or or the Transportation Services Division 626-580-2217.

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena held their December meeting and Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at their Historic Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena. Members were welcomed by President Beverly Passon and Program Chairman Toni Marshall presented the special holiday entertainment, THEATER AMERICANA with a Broadway- Holiday Show. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by member Pat Payne.

A wonderful season to ENJOY, see you soon someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.