LOCAL WINE HISTORY PRESENTED BY AUTHOR BYLES
Author and local resident Stuart Byles is giving a wine history presentation at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central (downtown), on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the library auditorium. This is in conjunction with the recent publication of his book, “Los Angeles Wine – a History from the Missions to the Present.”
The wine business in California started in Los Angeles long before the great period in Napa/Sonoma. For most of the 19th century, California wine meant Los Angeles wine. San Francisco was where the wine was drunk, but Los Angeles was where it was made. This is a little known fact that gets lost in the telling of the glories of California wine of today.
All are invited to the presentation.
The Los Angeles Public Library is located at 630 W. 5th St. in Los Angeles.
NEW CLASSES AT CCLCF
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge offers new classes for adults and teens for the winter session including beginning digital photography for teens and wine tasting 101 for adults. For information, call Maureen Bond at CCLCF at (818) 790-4353.
CCLCF, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive,
CV ALLIANCE HOSTS
CV Alliance brings Arsineh Ararat, LMFT, to CV High’s Library Tuesday nights in February for our Parent Sessions. Join us from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 for “Parent or Friend? Finding the Balance; ” free for adults only!
Please help CV Alliance gather local data needed for our Drug Free Communities grant. Visit www.
CV-Alliance.org and click on the survey link found on the homepage.
CV High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta.
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 Feb. 4 and features the Calico Winds performing works by Gustav Mahler, Luciano Berio and a premiere by Daniel Baldwin.
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.
JAZZ NIGHT AT THE CAFE
The Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music Foundation at CV High School is hosting its annual “Jazz Night at the Cafe” event on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will be a fun and lively evening, complete with refreshments, live music from CV’s award-winning jazz band, and a swing dance lesson by a professional!
The event will be held in CV’s cafeteria located at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and jazz band alumni. Tickets will be sold at the door, and the dress is casual.
Questions? Please contact Dena.Blood@yahoo.com.
CALTECH CLARINET CHOIR AND SLIDE RULE TROMBONES
Second Sunday Concerts will present the Caltech Clarinet Choir and the Slide Rule Trombones on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library. Music will include selections by Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Schubert. Admission is free, and the library is handicapped-accessible. For information call (626) 398-0658.
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut, Pasadena.
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.
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.
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 for 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.
HIGH SPEED RAIL TOPIC OF
CV SIERRA CLUB
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will provide a program of information for the public about the high speed rail controversy by presenter Dave DePinto on Tuesday Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
DePinto is a board member of the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association. He will speak to the public regarding this highly-charged issue. Explanations and proposed routes for this project have generated public outcry and will be addressed by DePinto. Please plan to attend this important meeting. Everyone is welcome.
For further information, contact program chair Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
LCRWF HOLDING LUNCHEON
The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated kicks off 2015 with a luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club on Thursday, Feb. 12 at
11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a powerful speaker, Peggy Grande, who served as executive assistant for 10 years to Ronald Reagan in his post-presidential office.
Grande currently hosts executive leadership training at the Reagan Library and speaks on behalf of top conservative groups and campaigns, and shares behind the scenes insights into Ronald Reagan’s life, leadership and timeless principles of his enduring legacy.
Club President Coral Weston will present club business and Vice President Nicky Kapadia will introduce the speaker. Please call Joan Taylor (818) 790-0014 for reservations. Tickets are $25 each; the luncheon is open to the public.
‘OVER A HUNDRED YEARS
Little Landers Historical Society announces the next in its series of monthly programs of historical interest. “Over a Hundred Years of Hats” will take place at Bolton Hall on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m.
For centuries, hats have symbolized wealth, status, nationality, occupation and religion. Hats are artistic creations and milliners though the ages have been influenced by everything in their socio-economic environment.
Speaker Pamela Heiman is an historian, librarian and collector of vintage hats. She will guide the audience through 100 years of hats using examples from her own collection to display changes in hat design and use.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ALEX THEATRE TO PRESENT ‘BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL’
The Tony® Award winning musical “Billy Elliot: The Musical” is coming to the historic Alex Theatre Feb. 20 through Feb. 22.
Ticket prices start at $25. Visit www.alextheatre.org for information or call the theatre at (818) 243-ALEX (2539) or email email@example.com.
Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MILLINERY DELIGHTS 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.
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 seats at (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.
BLOOMIN’ SQUARES SQUARE DANCE CLASS
Beginners square dance classes are on Wednesdays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.