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2023 Celebrity Poker Tournament Fundraiser

October 14, 2023

Event Timeline

5:30 pm          Doors open, Food and Drinks Are Served 

 

6:00 pm          A lesson in Texas Hold ‘Em by The Poker People 

 

6:30 pm          Executive Director Welcome

                       Second Round of Food Served 

 

6:35 pm          Tournament Begins

 

6:45 – 9 pm    12-Gauge Wire performs 

 

7:30 pm                     TOURNAMENT BREAK

 

7:45 pm          Dessert is served

 

8:00 pm          Tournament Resumes 

 

10:00 pm        Tournament Ends

 

10:15 pm        Tournament Winners/Raffle Winner Announced 

                       Prizes Awarded

 

10:30 pm        Good Night!

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OCTOBER 20

TARZANA MUSIC NIGHT: LIVE! 

Special Guest: Kathleen Kelso 

$5

 

NOVEMBER 11

TARZANA NATIVE PLANT FAIR

FREE

 

DECEMBER 2

COMEDY NIGHT - JASON LOVE

$20

 

DECEMBER 10

SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL

FREE

JANUARY 26

TARZANA MUSIC NIGHT: LIVE!

$5

APRIL 12TH

THE BEATUNES

$20

 

A Brief History of “the Corner” 

Tarzana is the birthplace of Tarzan – Lord of the Apes. Celebrated American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs created the world-famous jungle hero right here on his own spacious Tarzana Ranch, in the San Fernando Valley where he spent most of his life riding, writing, and living life to the fullest. The author would have seen and recognized the modest 1940s Spanish-style home located just a few blocks west of his own large, hilltop hacienda.

 

The house was built in 1940 by Diana Delugge for Diana and Rudy’s Garden Statuary business. It now serves as the offices for the Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, and also a small museum that highlights the early history of Tarzana and Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose world famous character gave Tarzana its name. It also has meeting rooms for local community organizations and educational programs.

 

From the early ’50s through the next four decades, this property on the corner became Diane and Rudy’s Garden Statuary, a rustic, wooded outlet well known to Valley residents. In the early ’90s, it was sold to a commercial developer who, in turn, sold it a few years later to a major storage company.

 

For a time, it seemed as if one more commercial venture was to occupy this special piece of land. Helen Itria Norman, then president of the Tarzana Property Owners Association, had a “wild daydream” to build a community and cultural center where the property could be used as “a community meeting place where people can come together to discuss their respective needs, and find solutions.” Initially, her dream seemed unlikely to become a reality, but in 2000, local resident Helen Baker gathered neighborhood support to make TCCC the basis of the lovely garden we enjoy here today.

Since opening its doors in 2002, TCCC has played host to hundreds of community events and been a meeting place for many different community and cultural groups. Some of the organizations that have called TCCC home include Wings Over Wendy’s, The Jewish Federation, Climate Reality Project, Tarzana Property Owners Association, Tarzana Improvement Association, a community book forum, a Persian poetry group, local MS support groups, a burn survivor support group, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Currently, TCCC hosts a monthly music showcase for local singer-songwriters, a Ted Talk-style speaker series on a variety of topics, comedy and theatrical presentations, health and wellness classes, Hebrew classes, art classes, music classes for blind students, Music Together™, a free children’s garden program that incorporates gardening, art and science, plus other cultural and educational programs. The property is also available to the public to rent for private events and celebrations for a reasonable fee, with discounts for other non-profit organizations.

Join our Community for upcoming events

Make a contribution to the Center to show your support.

 

Become a member today! 

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2023 Celebrity Poker Tournament Sponsors

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2023
POKER
TOURNAMENT

STAFF

PPOKER

Gala Co-Chairpersons

Claire Bloom & Katty Vega

Event Associate Chair

Jon Tsuchiyama

Decorator

Sydney Wilkinson Whitehead

Decorating Assistants

Zina Block, Cheri Mahikanecht

Design

Jackie Goldberg, Gary Lord Johns

Catering

Unwind Restaurant

Musical Guests

12-Gauge Wire

(Calvin Baber on Drums, Nola Plessner on Bass and Vocals, Megan Zhao on Piano and Alto Saxophone, Mattix Le on Viola and Guitar)

Sound

Gary Lord Johns

Equipment Rentals

Irene Party Rentals

Poker Event Company

The Poker People

Poker Night Volunteers

Natalie Baber, Helen Davidov, Lisa Davis,

Arpit Joshi, Kevin & Suzie Hickey

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TCCC 

Special Thanks

Allan Bloom

Helen Davidov

Jane Lief

Dave Jefferson/Silkbush Mountain Vineyards

Jason Love

Melinda Hoxie-Miller

Erick Merida

Mullan, Inc.

Optics by Serge

Sandy Rosenholz

Esther Tognozzi

Jamie Vela/Unwind Restaurant

Christin Webb

 

And a BIG SPECIAL THANKS to our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS, without whom we simply could not do what we do: 

Zina Block, Lisa Davis, Kevin & Suzie Hickey, Arpit Joshi, Jodi Legarra and Cheri Mahlknecht

TCCC Board
of Directors

PRESIDENT

Gary Lord Johns

 

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Jon Tsuchiyama

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Michael Belcher

 

VP of MEMBERSHIP

Barbara Weisbrod-Soloman

 

TREASURER

Lisa Polydoros

 

DIRECTORS

Sydney Wilkinson-Whitehead

Katty Vega

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Helen Baker

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Kathy Delle Donne

Linda Burroughs

Steven Ho

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Claire Bloom

MISSION STATEMENT

The Tarzana Community & Cultural Center is established to provide and maintain a facility, in a park-like setting, dedicated to the community for meetings, activities and programs that nurture community spirit, the arts, education and leadership, and preserve the history and the unique cultural qualities of Tarzana.

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