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Both local Y facilities will be open to the community on Saturday, Jan. 10 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy the facilities for the day with special demonstrations of programs including free group swim lessons from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for all kids ages 3 and older, gymnastics demonstrations, basketball shooting drills, adult group exercise master classes and much more! Those who sign up for Y membership during the open house will pay only $20.15 for the joining fee (applies to family, adult and senior memberships) and receive one free entry into the Memorial Day 5k/10k race. When joining as a family at the open house, kids will receive a choice of one of the following: free private swim lesson, free gymnastics developmental lesson or $25 off youth basketball season.

To learn more about the YMCA of the Foothills stop by for a visit or visit for more information.

Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA,1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge and Verdugo Hills Family YMCA, 6840 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga.

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Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet, and conversation. For more information, visit or email





The next meeting of the AAUW is on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be branch member and former mayor Eileen Givens, who will discuss her new book, “I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie!” It is an informal memoir of her grandparents, Douglas and Mabel McKay, who were part of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet “family” while Doug served as secretary of the Interior from 1953-1956.

The cost is $35 per person including lunch and valet parking. Please reserve by calling Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104 by Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale





The Second Saturday Series presents organist Kristin Holton Prouty on Jan. 10 at
4 p.m. at Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Prouty is director of worship and music at Victory Lutheran Church, and has performed and competed throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and the U.S.

This concert will include compositions from Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Franck. A reception will be held following the concert to meet the artist. Freewill donations are received at the door.

For more information, visit or call
(818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale





Little Landers Historical Society is hosting a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Millinery Delights” is a fun and colorful exhibit featuring a variety of head coverings and fashion accessories from the first half of the 20th century and more.

Millinery Delights will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through April 2015.

NEON – Liquid Fire! explores the question of where the first neon sign was in America which may have been in downtown Los Angeles. On Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., Little Landers welcomes historians Dr. Dydia LeLyser and Paul Greenstein to speak about the history of neon signs. Their research into the history of neon signs has taken them to the archives of many government and educational institutions.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, or email





The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Jan. 11 and features two French masters, Camille Saint-Saens and Leon Boellmann, including two U.S. premieres.

Introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson, the concert will be performed by the Pacific trio of Roger Wilkie on violin, John Walz on cello, and Edith Orloff at the piano.

An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.

Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 for general admission (includes dinner and drinks).

The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.





The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in particular need of male voices, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming spring concert begin Monday, Jan. 12. The 2015 spring concert, “Broadway Bash” is on May 17. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale.

Contact Merrily Hake via email at with questions and new member orientation information.  New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals (Jan. 12 and Jan. 19).

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd.





The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present a program by Fred Dong on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Dong, as chairperson of the local Sierra Club chapter and a world traveler, is a frequent presenter inviting his audience of listeners to join him in his travel adventures highlighted with slides.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 La Crescenta Ave.





The Jan. 15 meeting of the Glendale
Quilt Guild features speaker Lujean Seagal. The topic is Beyond Boring Borders.

Her Beyond Boring Borders lecture will entice you to make an otherwise ordinary quilt look extraordinary. She uses simple techniques that quilters of all abilities can employ and she shows more than 30 quilts each with a different technique. There will not be a workshop the following Saturday.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.





RAPP – Read And Practice Peace – presents the film “Hellbound?” that takes a look at the concept of hell and presents an eclectic mixture of interviews that cover a broad theological spectrum. Guests will hear from pastors, atheists, an exorcist, heavy metal rockers and the notorious Westboro Baptists.

The award winning film is entertaining as it takes on these deep subjects. All are invited at CVUMC on Friday, Jan. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. Film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.





Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is hosting a booksigning on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. for Jack Schafer, Ph.D., author of “The Like Switch: an Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over”.

Then on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. author Guy Blews will be signing copies of his book, “How Angels Die: A Confession/A Heartbreaking Tale of Unconditional Love.” He will be joined by Randall Batinkoff, director of the movie “37: A Final Promise,” which was based on the book. Both Blews and Batinkoff are actors. The book deals with assisted suicide, specifically that of Blews’ wife who suffered from multiple sclerosis.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.





The Foothill Auxiliary of Ahead With Horses (AWH) presents its Annual Valentine Luncheon and Chinese Auction on Friday, Feb. 6 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. Last year’s event was a huge success with over $12,000 given to AWH to benefit children.

For information, call (818) 790-1947.


Beginning Feb. 4 and continuing through April 10, residents can receive free income tax preparation under the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program administered by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a tax-exempt charity of AARP. Membership in AARP is not required.

Free income tax preparation will be provided on Wednesdays and Fridays at the

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. (corner of La Crescenta Avenue). Enter from the upper level parking lot.

The hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Taxpayers will be helped on a “first-come-first-served” basis; advance reservations are not available.

For details, visit or BETWEEN FRIENDS.


The Foothills Professional Group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Leon Lounge and Café. The group provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which participants develop personal relationships with many other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you may have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.

Leon Lounge and Café is located at 2519 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.


The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose


Beginners square dance classes start on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. followed by the intermediate class at 8:30 p.m. Winter classes meet on the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month through July at the Sunland-Tujunga municipal building.

Bloomin’s advanced class is still in progress and continues on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until mid February when the new advanced class will begin. Only $6 a class.

Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building is located at 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. For more info, call (818) 945-1189.


Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has a support group meeting every Tuesday at Vallejo Drive Adventist Church in Glendale every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. DBSA provides hope, help, and support through peer-based, recovery oriented empowering services, and resources when people need them and how they need to receive them.

For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email or visit

Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


The bookstore of the Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the library, which is located inside the library, is filled with used books on almost every subject. There are books on psychology, religion, self-help, cooking, classics and many more subjects. It is open during library hours (except evenings). Prices range from 10 cents to a few dollars. All books are donated.

All monies collected from the sale of these books support the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library in purchasing new books, DVDs and equipment. The Friends also supports programs for children and young adults as well as adults. It is a 501(c)3 organization, so donations are tax deductible. Arrangements can be made to pick up large donations. Call the library at (818) 352-4481 to schedule a pick-up.

Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga


T.O.P.S. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday. Weigh in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An hour meeting follows in the education building of Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore (at Santa Carlotta). For more information, call and leave a message for T.O.P.S. at (818) 957-8442.

A meeting is also held in Sunland on Thursdays. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St., Sunland. Contact Jeanie Druebert at (818) 353-5015.


Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Shakers Restaurant in Glendale. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

For more information, call (818) 314-4964.

Shakers Restaurant, 801 N. Central, Glendale


The Diabetes Care Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center invites the community to a free diabetes community education class held every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital (Committee Room A).

Participants will learn more about living with diabetes – care and treatment, healthy eating strategies – the importance of blood glucose monitoring and AIC and tools for healthy life style to reduce the risk of complications.

For more information or to RSVP, call (818) 409-8100.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center (Committee Room A – Ground Floor), 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale


The Crescenta Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is hosting a monthly lactation and infant development support group to help support new mothers. This monthly group meets on the third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m.  This group is free and open to the community and will answer all breastfeeding-related questions that new mothers may have.

The Y is also offering a Mindful Parenting Course designed to help parents connect to their children and raise them to thrive. This course is adapted from the work of Dan Siegal, M.D and will focus on reducing daily stress while connecting with your child. The classes meet weekly on Tuesdays. The course is open to all and there is a fee to attend.

For more information, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123.

The Y is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

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