Last Friday night at the Thursday Club on Woodleigh Lane, the La Canada Thursday Club had a festive Casino Night Italiano Style. Upon entering every member and guest received an elegant flute of Prosecco and a ticket for $100 worth of gambling chips.
Guests gambled, ate a delicious pasta dinner and bid on many wonderful silent auction items.
One of the highlights of the evening was a musical serenade by three young men from the La Canada High School Chamber Singers. One of the singers, Matt Fung, gave the crowd goose bumps with his rendition of “Se Tu M’ami.” This is the first year Fung auditioned for the award winning LCHS Chamber Singers. He is enjoying the program so much that he will continue to pursue singing in college.
The La Canada Thursday Club is a social, cultural and philanthropic organization founded in 1912. They help assist non profit charities and youth organizations. Today there are approximately 250 loyal members in the La Canada and surrounding community.
The club offers a book club, bridge games, theatre group, Les Fleurettes Debutante program for Junior girls in local high schools and scholarships for outstanding high school Seniors in the community. Last year they awarded $9,000 in scholarships.
The Thursday Club Community Relation Committee reaches out to all residents in the city by offering health related seminars. Since November is National Health Observations, they will sponsor a Healthy Skin seminar at the Nov. 3rd Tea.
Last year, families with high school age children, attended the “In 500 Words or Less” film screening. Afterwards an informative speaker panel shared their tips with the attendees about the best ways to get into the right college.
The beautiful Spanish-style clubhouse, with a large garden courtyard, is available to rent for weddings, receptions, anniversaries and memorial celebrations. Contact Jeannie Kay at (818) 378-3142 for additional information.