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Charity Happenings—Thalians To Honor James Conlon, Pat Boone; Blind Children’s Center Sets ‘Tablescaping’ Benefit

Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 12:53 PM

Thalians Brunch To Benefit Mental Heath Programs, Including UCLA’s Project Mend

Entertainer Pat Boone and L.A. Opera Music Director James Conlon will be honored at the Thalians “Presidents Day Brunch Spectacular,” at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on the fifth floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.

The Thalians President’s Club event will feature celebrities, prizes, auctions, food by Patina and entertainment by Gary Greene and his Big Band of Barristers, and vocalist Pamela Clay.

According to chair/coordinator Stephanie J. Hibler, the event will also pay tribute to Thalians Founding Member Debbie Reynolds.

Mary Bulgarelli will receive the Angel Award while both Conlon, Richard Seaver music director, and Boone will receive the President’s Club Award.

Proceeds from the event will support mental-health programs The Thalians support, including Operation Mend at UCLA. Founded by Ron Katz, and with Dr. Thomas Strouse as medical director, Operation Mend provides service to returning wounded war veterans.

Tickets are $250 per person and RSVP’s will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 8. For more information, call 310-441-2390.

‘Tables That Bloom’ Event To Support L.A. School For Blind, Visually Impaired Children

Designers, chefs, florists, and vendors throughout the region are invited to showcase their tablescaping skills at “Tables That Bloom-Spring into Design,” a benefit for the Blind Children’s Center and Delta Gamma Foundation, Tuesday, March 20 at The California Club, 538 S Flower St, L.A.

The morning will begin with a reception and table viewing at 11 a.m. and luncheon at noon.

Keynote speaker will be entrepreneur Erin Condren, founder of the online stationary outlet Erin Condren Design. She also created the trademarked classic coiled organizer known as the LifePlanner.

Tickets, including the luncheon, parking and mimosas, are $95.

All proceeds will benefit the L.A.-based Center, founded in 1938, whose mission is to foster the development and education of children birth through second grade, who are visionally impaired, in an inclusive family-focused setting.

The event will feature an auction, raffle and other opportunities to give. To attend or inquire about decorating a table, contact Laurie Headley, 323-664-2153 or laurie@blindchildren’



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