JOHNSON FEATURED AT THE LEISURE CLUB
Violinist Lois Johnson has played with orchestras in New York City, Sacramento, Tokyo, and Los Angeles and has played for many years with the Pasadena Symphony. She has taught and conducted orchestras and choirs for most of her adult life. Johnson will be presenting a musical program at the January meeting of the Leisure Club on Jan. 6 at 1 p.m.
The club meets in the Friendship Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills.
Parking is accessible and free. All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments following the program.
Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
VHAA HOSTING LENNARTZ
Verdugo Hills Art Association hosts guest artist Frank Lennartz at January’s demonstration event on Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the La Cañada Community Center. This event is open to all.
Lennartz is an oil painter and will demonstrate his expression of light and texture through oil paint. Many people know of his mother, Margot Lennartz, who was his first instructor. Lennartz has won the prestigious Director’s Choice Award from the Carnegie Art Museum where is work is part of a permanent collection.
For more information on Frank Lennartz and the Verdugo Hills Art Association, visit www.verdugoarts.com.
La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DR. KING
Forest Lawn is hosting the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Hall of Liberty facility.
Serving as the program’s emcee will be Stephanie Elam, co-anchor of NBC4’s weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, accompanied by a choir of more than 60 voices, and noted dancer Carmen Chavez will perform symphonic musical and dance tribute to Dr. King. Also present will be Reverend Dr. Cedric Bridgeforth, Los Angeles district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, who will perform the program’s invocation and benediction.
Complimentary souvenirs for all attendees. This is a free event.
For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.
Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles
CV SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS MICHAEL BECK
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Michael Beck’s South by Southwest on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library. (Please enter the meeting room and parking from La Crescenta Avenue.)
Beck will show his latest in a series of fast-paced photogenic slides that celebrate America’s less-visited, beautiful national and state parks. This presentation sweeps through an arc from Arkansas to Arizona to include Arkansas’ lush Ozark-like Quachita Mountains, the brilliance of colorful Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Texas hill country’s exceptional wildflower blooms of spring 2010. Stops at the Bandolier National Monument and Pueblo ruins, the craggy Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Preserve and a brush stroke of the Painted Desert will complete the tour.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served and the community is welcome. This event is free. Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta
GLENDALE QUILT GUILD WORKSHOP
On Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Patchwork Penguin Fabric Shop, Scarlett Rose, a quilting teacher, designer, and author specializing in Celtic appliqué with an Eastern influence, will teach a “Patience Puzzle.” Her website is www.ScarlettRose.com. The fee is $45 for Glendale Quilt Guild members and $55 for non-members. Contact Colleen Shier at (818) 429-2817 to register for the workshop.
Patchwork Penguin Fabric Shop, 6245 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
ONCE UPON A TIME HOSTS EVENTS
Once Upon A Time bookstore is holding an adult book group on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The group meets to discuss the novel, “The Call” by Yannick Murphy. This quirky slice-of-life fable is told through phone calls made to a rural New England big-animal veterinarian.
All are welcome; there is no cost.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., the NY Times #1 national bestselling young adult author Jay Asher (“Thirteen Reasons Why”) and author Carolyn Mackler (“Tangled”) team up for “The Future of Us,” a fresh, lively tale about two high school kids in the early ‘90s discovering their not-yet-invented Facebook pages via a glitch in an AOL upload. This book for teens humorously explores how closely tied our future is to our past. The book has received several starred reviews, and the movie rights to the book have been sold to Warner Bros.
Asher, whose hit debut novel about teen suicide, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” is still on the NY Times’ bestselling books after 91 weeks, lives in Southern California. New York City-based Mackler is the author of the popular teen novels, “The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things” (A Michael L. Printz Honor Book), “Tangled,” “Guyaholic,” “Vegan Virgin Valentine” and “Love and Other Four-Letter Words.”
We will have trivia contests and giveaways. This event is free.
Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose Shopping Park. For more information, call (818) 248-9668 or check website www.shoponceuponatime.com.
AAUW CELEBRATES PAST PRESIDENTS
American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch will celebrate its 89th anniversary by honoring its past presidents on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Oakmont Country Club at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the silent auction preceding the lunch support Tech Trek, a science summer camp for eighth grade girls.
Guest speaker is Pauline Field, founder and chair of 50/50 Leadership and U.S. Ambassador to World Leadership Day. Her topic is titled “Beyond Women’s Leadership.” Field is a founding member of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women and currently is a business manager/analyst for Kaiser Permanente. Reservations are due by Jan. 11 and are $35. For reservations, call (818) 246-9457.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
LITTLE LANDERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
The next meeting of the Little Landers Historical Society takes place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall. On the agenda is Dr. Chester King who will examine the origins of the early Native Americans who occupied the Tujunga area.
The historic village of Tujunga has been designated as being a Gabrielino or Tongva settlement in most sources. Study of the mission registers of San Fernando and San Gabriel Missions and other historic documents indicate that settlements along the base of the San Gabriel Mountains were of the Serrano nation. Tujunga was the western most of these settlements. Tujunga was unique in not having ties to the important Serrano settlement of Japchibit.
King has studied archeology since his high school days in the 1960s. He has a master’s from UCLA and a PhD in anthropology from UC Davis. He has researched the early baptismal records at several of the missions and discovered many interesting facts about the various tribes. He will discuss differences between the Tongva and Serrano nations and present evidence for Tujunga being a Serrano settlement.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Additional information is available from Regina Clark at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga