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September 06, 1997|Karla Perez-Villalta

HEALTH FAIR: New Christ Memorial Church will host its second annual health fair offering free HIV testing, mammograms, blood pressure and bone marrow testing, child immunizations and more from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church, 13333 Vaughn St., Pacoima. At least the first 100 families to attend will receive free milk and diapers. Information: (818) 345-7393.

LAUGH THERAPY: Humor therapist Roberta Gold will lead a session titled "Laughter for the Health of It" for Jewish singles in their 40s and 50s at 7 p.m. in Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. The cost is $10 with reservations, $12.50 without. Information and reservations: (818) 346-0811.

SUNDAY CELEBRATION: First Christian Church of North Hollywood will hold a "Celebration Sunday" with a barbecue picnic immediately following the Sunday service at 10 a.m. at the church, 4390 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. Information: (818) 763-8218.

50TH ANNIVERSARY: Emmanuel Lutheran Church of North Hollywood will kick off a year of festivities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Laurel Hall Day School with special services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a picnic at the church, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Former teachers, staff and students are encouraged to attend. Information: (818) 763-5434, Ext. 232.

OPEN HOUSES: Shomrei Torah Synagogue will offer visitors a chance to make a community mural and mezuzot, listen to storytellers and tour the facility at open houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 14 at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Information: (818) 346-0811. Temple Ahavat Shalom, a contemporary reform congregation, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. Information: (818) 360-2258.

ART OF PARENTING: John Lund, author and certified mediator, will present a two-part workshop on "The Art of Parenting" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 15950 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. The cost is $10, with special rates for students and families. Information: (818) 891-1759.

PHONE FRIENDS: Lancaster United Methodist Church will offer an after-school help line beginning this month called PhoneFriends, for children who are home alone between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is free within the Lancaster calling area and helps with homework or lends a listening ear if a child is lonely or bored. PhoneFriends: (805) 949-8662.

News and announcements for this column can be sent to Religion Desk, Los Angeles Times, 20000 Prairie St., Chatsworth 91311.

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