RAPP SCREENING PLANNED
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. http://www.hellboundthemovie.com/
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.
MILLINERY DELIGHTS AND LIQUID FIRE AT BOLTON HALL
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.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com.
CV ALLIANCE CALENDAR FOR NEW YEAR
CV Alliance Parent Sessions meet Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the CV High School library. The next session is on Jan. 20 and is titled, “Is Your Home Safe for Teens?” The Jan. 27 topic is “Rehab & Relapse.” These sessions are free and for adults only.
Teen Trials & Tribulations begins Thursday, Jan. 22 also in the school library with a free presentation for parents and students on teen anxiety and depression led by Lisa Vartanian, PhD/MFT.
These programs are open to the public. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CV High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta
LOVE TO SING? JOIN THE TOWNE SINGERS
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 “Broadway Bash” on May 17 are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale.
Please contact Membership Coordinator Merrily Hake via email at email@example.com with questions and for new member orientation information.
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., Glendale.
KOSKA GUEST SPEAKER AT WOMEN’S CONNECTION
New Year and a New You luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena.
Sue Koska, make-up artist for TV commercials and infomercials, will give techniques for anti-aging, body and skin care. In her inspirational talk she will tell how she went “In Search of a Father’s Love.”
Tickets are.$23. For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
‘SHIELD AND SPEAR’ COMING TO BRAND LIBRARY
The Brand Associates’ Reel Art Series presents a public screening of “Shield and Spear,” a film by Petter Ringbom, on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale.
“Shield and Spear” explores the areas where art and politics intersect in South Africa and documents what it’s like to live and work as an artist in a new democracy. It explores a constellation of stories about art, music, identity, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, 20 years into democracy.
Alysa Nahmias, one of the film’s producers, will moderate a discussion following the film.
Admission is free and open to the public. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the east side of the building. For more information, contact Caley Cannon, Arts Librarian, (818) 548-2010, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
The next concert is on Jan. 21 and features violist Carole Mukogawa performing works by Biber, Mollicone, Schlink and Gordon.
BOOKSIGNINGS AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is hosting a booksigning tonight, 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.
WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES AT CALTECH
Caltech Performing and Visual Arts presents their winter chamber music series with Caltech students performing duos by Saint-Saëns and Milhaud, trios by Telemann, Beethoven, Schubert, and Rachmaninoff, quartets by Dvorak, Strauss, and Grieg, and quintets by Boccherini, Dvorak and Holst and more.
Concert dates are Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan.30 at 8 p.m. and the “Big Game” alternative concert on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
All concerts take place in Dabney Lounge with free admission. Complete concert information will be posted on www.music.caltech.edu one week prior to each concert.
For further information, please call (626) 395-3295.
NEXT MEETING OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The program will be presented by guest speaker Don Delano and the program he will be giving is on fertilizers.
Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, and participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information, contact club president at email@example.com or visit www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room), 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
JEWEL CITY KNITTERS NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters, and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation.
For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
SCHULHOF TO SPEAK AT DESCANSO GARDENS
The Pacific Camellia Society kicks off a new season of meetings at Descanso Gardens with popular former Descanso Gardens Executive Director Richard Schulhof as the featured speaker. The meeting will be on Thursday evening, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. There is no admission charge.
Schulhof will present a slide show about his search for wild camellias in China and Vietnam. Among other things, he is the former deputy director of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, and is currently the CEO of the L.A. County Arboretum.
Dr. Bradford King, editor of the American Camellia Society Journal and president of the Southern California Camellia Society, will speak at all of the society’s 2015 meetings. At this meeting, Dr. King, a retired USC psychologist, will pass along some of his wisdom about solving camellia problems in an easy-to-understand Power Point presentation.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
VALENTINE LUNCHEON WITH AWH
The Foothill Auxiliary of Ahead With Horses (AWH) will present 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.
The mission of AWH is to “maximize the potential of disabled/disadvantaged/ special needs children by providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and related experiences, with measurable improvements physically, mentally, socially and emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives.”
For more information, call (818) 790-1947.
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’
“America’s Got Talent” is holding open auditions in Los Angeles on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. The program is looking for exciting and entertaining acts of all ages and group sizes for season 10! Auditions will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S. Figueroa St. To register, visit www.agtauditions.com.
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
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 www.cvweekly.com/BUSINESS or BETWEEN FRIENDS.
SALON DE MUSIQUES
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Sunday, Feb. 8 featuring Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Musicologist Julius Reder Carlson will introduce each performance. There will be an informal Q&A with the artists following the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne served.
Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 adults (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.
LCWC HOSTS AUTHOR’S LUNCH
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Author’s Lunch on Feb. 28. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the LCWC clubhouse and promises to be full of fun and information. There will be a delicious lunch, a silent auction and door prizes. The tickets are $40 per person.
The main event will be to meet and chat with three authors – Shari Shattuck, Darlene Quinn and Sheila Lowe – who reside in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. For those who purchase seven tickets there will be the chance to have one of the authors seated at their table. There are only three spots available. Contact Carol for information or reservations at (818) 790-3079.
The clubhouse is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization that helps the local community through scholarships and monetary donations. To be a part of this group, contact Dawna at (818)
957-6939 for information.
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
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
BLOOMIN’ SQUARES SQUARE DANCE CLASS
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.
DBSA OFFERS SUPPORT GROUP
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 email@example.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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
TOPS OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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
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
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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.