|WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holidays are coming to a close? Now through January 8, Waste Management will be collecting Christmas trees as part of their Christmas Tree Recycling Program. There is no registration required and no forms need to be filled out. Simply remove all ornaments, lights and metals from the tree and place it at your curb on your regularly scheduled collection day. Please note that trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. For more information, contact Waste Management at www.wm.com/us/local/ca/calabasas/residential/.
|HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to helping all Americans have equal access to the American Dream. On Monday, January 15 we celebrate the life and achievements of this influential American civil rights leader. Here are some ideas to honor Dr. King and to enrich your life in the process:
• Lend a Hand. Help out with a community service event. Whether it takes an hour or a day, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you and your community.
• Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit your local library or go online to learn more about this inspiring American.
• Create Your Own Dream. Listen to Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech and then think about your own dream. Write it down and then list three or four concrete steps you can take to make your dream into reality. You can even make a video with your family and upload it to your social media site. Inspire others, just as Dr. King did.
• Participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. To learn more about how to become involved, please visit: http://mlkday.gov/about/serveonkingday.php.
Have a great and meaningful January 15, 2018!
|FCC AMATEUR RADIO TECHNICIAN LICENSE ONE DAY CLASS & EXAM SESSION
The public is invited to attend a one-day FCC Amateur Radio Technician License One Day Class and Exam Session. The one-day session will take place on Sunday, January 21 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $75.00 class fee which includes the exam fee, coffee, pastry and hot lunch. To register, pay online at http://HamClass.goodkin.net. Please include your name, date, email and phone number. You will receive confirmation upon receipt of payment. For information, call (818) 222-7013 or email HamClass@goodkin.net.
SENIOR CENTER - JANUARY UPDATES
Happy New Year from the Calabasas Senior Center!
SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES: The 4th Annual Calabasas Special Speaker Series will offer four insightful speakers, plus coffee, dessert and conversation. All presentations will take place in Founders Hall, on separate Friday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first speaker on Friday, January 19, is Jacqueline Berger: “From Behind Closed Doors: Four Presidential Couples.” Jacqueline is an author, historian and national speaker who will guide us through the stories of the Tafts, Hardings, Wilsons and Reagans and explain how these presidential couples impacted American history.
Tickets are $25.00 per individual speaking engagement. Tickets are available online, using Active Net, and in-person at the Calabasas Senior Center. For more information please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com or call (818) 224-1777.
WINTER CALABASAS RECREATION BROCHURE: Seniors may continue registering for the dozens of classes, lectures and excursions that are offered in the Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure. You can choose to register online using Active Network on your home computer, or come into the Calabasas Senior Center to fill out a registration form and have a staff member handle your class or excursion registration. For more information, call (818) 224-1777.
For additional information about the Calabasas Senior Center and programs offered, visit their website at www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.
FIGHT FOG - KEEP FATS,
OILS, AND GREASE OUT OF YOU DRAIN
FOG Stands for Fats, Oils, and
Grease and are found in common food
and food ingredients such as meat,
fish, butter, cooking oil,
mayonnaise, gravy, sauces and food
If poured down the
drain or into the garbage disposal,
FOG will build up over time,
adhering to sewer walls. This could
eventually cause an expensive sewer
backup in your home.
CAN IT, AND TRASH IT!
Pour cooled fats,
oils, and grease into a covered
disposable container and throw it
in your trash. Before washing
dishes, scrape food scraps from
plates, pots and pans into the trash
or compost. Soak up remaining fats,
oils, and grease with a paper towel
and dispose of it in the trash.
|SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES
Save the date - CERT classes begin Tuesday, February 6! The County of Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was developed through FEMA to provide basic fire safety and life saving skills. Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to meet the demand for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life saving needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads. The CERT classes will teach you how to prepare and respond in these scenarios.
Classes will be held at the Calabasas Founders Hall (behind the library) on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., February 6, 2018 through March 20, 2018. There is no charge for the classes but all sessions must be attended in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you need to miss a class, that class can be made up at a later time.
To register, call (818) 224-1620 or sign up online at www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (January
6, 2018), an electronic waste collection will take
place at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura
Road (at Las Virgenes Road) in Calabasas from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second monthly electronic waste
event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the
month (January 20, 2018) at the El Camino Shopping
Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in
Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD
players, laptops and personal computers, microwave
ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and
VCR’s. For more information, please contact the City
of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator
at (818) 224-1600.
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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT
THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
Calabasas Tennis and Swim offers two
intimate rooms and a beautiful patio
overlooking the tennis courts for
your private event. They provide the
absolute best service for every
event from birthday parties,
graduations, school/team parties and
retirement parties. In addition the
Center has the superb catering
services to offer guests, Atmosphere
Events & Catering. Atmosphere is
your one-stop shop for the finest
food, excellent service, menu
planning, staffing, rentals and
décor. Everybody has the right to a
great event! For more information,
contact Chelsee Howard at (818)
222-2782 x 124 or visit
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
Hall will be closed Monday, January 1 in observance of
the New Year. City Hall will be closed Monday, January
15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
City Council Agenda Items are available online the
Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for
all commissions are available online the Friday prior to
the commission meeting. All City Council meetings and
commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers
at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
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