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Saturday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

San Fernando High School Alumni Association Scholarship Breakfast

The fundraiser honors several distinguished graduates including: Congressman Tony Cardenas; state Sen. Alex Padilla; actor Jacob Vargas; singer Ritchie Valens (posthumously); pastors Dennis and Carol Ware; Latinas in STEM — Luz Rivas, Veronica Garca, Nora Cadena, all three are MIT graduates who started nonprofit foundation. Proceeds from this event benefit the SFHS Scholarship Fund.

San Fernando High School Cafeteria, 11133 O’Melveny Ave., San Fernando. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.sfhsalumni.com

Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Annual Big Bunny’s Spring Fling

Hippity Hop over to the L.A. Zoo. All things “bunny” will be featured during the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ annual threeday extravaganza. Young zoo guests will be able to participate in making bunny-related crafts and activities such as crafting bunny ears and petting adorable bunnies as well as visit the “Eggucation” Station. The popular star of the event, Big Bunny, will be available for souvenir photos at a nominal cost throughout the event. Big Bunny’s Spring Fling includes a weekend entertainment. During Big Bunny’s Spring Fling, a plush bunny will be given with every animal adoption (while supplies last).

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. The zoo and gardens are located at the northeast corner of Griffith Park, at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State) and the 134 (Ventura) freeways. All Big Bunny Spring Fling activities are free with paid zoo admission or GLAZA membership. Zoo admission is $18 for adults; $13 for children 2-12; $15 for seniors 62 and up. Admission is free for GLAZA members and children under two. Free parking available.

Friday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m

Immigration Reform

Chicana/o Studies Department of Cal State Northridge and the Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas (CESPA) presents Congressman Raul Grijalva, a member of the Congressional Border Caucus. Grijalva will discuss comprehensive immigration reform and his alternative immigration bill.

Jerome Richfield Room, JR 118, on the campus of Cal State Northridge, 1118 Nordhoff St., Northridge

Saturday, April 26

“Splendors From The Garden”

La Galeria Gitana will present the art exhibit “Splendors From The Garden,” featuring the work of more than 50 artists. The exhibit runs through June 14. An artists’ reception is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. on April 26.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. La Galeria Gitana, 120 N. Maclay Ave., Suite E, San Fernando. For more information, call (818) 898-7708.

Sunday, April 27, 8 a.m. to noon

“Pancakes With Police”

The Topanga Community Station police officers and youth board are sponsoring a breakfast to raise funds for youth programs.

Tickets are $5 before the event, or $7 the day of the breakfast. The station is located at 21501 Schoenborn St., Canoga Park. For more information, call Officer Archambault or Officer Johnson at (818) 756-3180.

Open Daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Mulch

Spring is here and it's time to plant. Mulch is delivered to the locations twice a week and is open daily for you to pickup free of charge.

Locations include 16600 Roscoe Place, North Hills (near Van Nuys Airport), or 15800 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys (near D.C. Tillman Plant). For the entrance: turn south on Densmore Avenue from Victory Boulevard and follow the curve.

Through May 27

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

As part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has established the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. Our Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program follows CDC guidelines and is under the auspices of the Valley Jewish Community Center. Over the course of the program attendees will learn skills necessary to make an ongoing lifestyle change in their eating habits, portion control decision making, and understanding the triggers that contribute to overeating.Attendees must be 18 years or older and at risk for Type 2 Diabetes in any or all of the following ways: overweight, inactive, and/or have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes. A one-time program fee of $37 is payable at time of registration.

Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. For more information or to register, call (818) 947- 2600, x4172, or visit http:// lavalley.augusoft.net.

Coming up:

Monday, May 26, 11 a.m. to noon

Memorial Day Observance At Pioneer Cemetery

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society will host a free Memorial Day Observance at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar. The hometown tribute to our nation’s heroes begins with a Color Guard detail led by Marine Corps League-SFV Detachment #1277. Art Guzman of Sylmar, a Vietnam veteran whose six brothers also served their country, is the guest speaker. After a sing-a-long recognizing all military branches, the event will culminate with the All Veteran’s Burial Squad performing a rifle salute and “Taps” to honor those who’ve perished in the name of freedom. Visitors will have the opportunity to view historical displays and engraved bricks placed in the cemetery’s memorial brick entrance to honor the buried, including five Civil War veterans and prominent local citizens. They will also be able to sponsor an engraved memorial brick to help support the 140-year old all-volunteer all donation-driven historical site. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar, at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Bledsoe Street. Limited parking will be available at the rear of the cemetery; come early for best seating.For additional information, please call Jacky Walker at 818-970-1286, or visit www.sfvhs.com.

Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Car Show

The LAPD Valley Traffic Division and Valley Traffic Advisory Council are co-hosting the 11th Annual Still Saving Lives Car Show and Safety Fair. The car show will once again be held at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Besides a great selection of cars on display, there will 15 gourmet trucks on hand for the purchase of food. Admission is free. Mark Kriski of the KTLA “Morning Show” is the event host.

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