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Grand Opening at The Residences at Jackson Glen.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Grand Opening at The Residences at Jackson Glen.

10 a.m. V.I.P. Ribbon cutting and noon public Grand Opening. Food, Fun & Prizes.

Over  $5,000 in raffle prizes and giveaways. Join us at 230 S. Jackson in Glendale.

Colorado at Jackson St. Guided model tours available upon request.
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The Sunland-Tujunga Elks Club is having a members’ dinner tonight, Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The Elks have had the barbecue repaired and will initiate it with a “cook-ur-own” steak dinner. Dinner will include salad, rolls, baked potato and vegetable.  Depending on your appetite, Rib Eye steaks will be cut to order – $8, $10, or $12 depending on thickness. Bring a friend and introduce them.  We like you and we know we will like your friend.

On Friday, Feb. 8 the Elks are hosting a fish fry and chicken dinner. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is only $8 per person.

Bring the family and friends; we’ll have plenty of fish or chicken to feed the whole gang!

More calendar items include:

Tuesday, Feb.12: Concert for Vets at Wadsworth Theater, West L.A.; Thursday, Feb. 14: Governing board meets at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb 17: Omelet bar breakfast starts at 9 a.m.

To learn more, email

Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge, 10137 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

Residents can receive free income tax preparation under the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program provided through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a tax-exempt charity of AARP.  Membership in AARP is not required.

Free income tax preparation can be obtained at La Crescenta County Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. (corner of La Crescenta Avenue) through Friday, April 12 except for April 5.  Enter from the upper level parking lot.

The hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Taxpayers will be helped on a “first-come-first-served” basis; no advanced reservations are available.

Internationally renowned oil painter Karl Dempwolf will be Verdugo Hills Art Assoc.’s Feb. 8 demonstration artist and will give a plein air workshop for VHAA on Feb. 23. This is for members and non-members. The events take place at the La Cañada Community Center.

For more information, visit

La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada

AAUW Glendale hosts Dr. Mark Anthony, local chiropractor and holistic specialist, as its guest speaker on Saturday, Feb.  9 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club.  Dr. Anthony will share his thoughts on making better choices to create a better life using holistic techniques.

Brunch is $25 per person; call (818) 951-6104 for a reservation.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., the Glendale Central Library will host a talk on the opera “The Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner. The talk will be given by Los Angeles Opera Speakers Bureau member Ray Busmann. Admission is free.

For further information please contact the Glendale Central Library at (818) 548-2027.

Brand Library & Art Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Until the renovation is complete opera talks will be temporarily held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The renovation is expected to be completed in early 2014.

Little Landers Historical Society presents “If These Walls Could Talk!” a how-to discussion nominating a house or building for historic status.

The guest speaker is published author, historian and preservation activist Charles J. Fisher who has successfully steered well over 100 sites through this process to achieve monument status. He will demystify the process while illuminating the various benefits derived by such designations.

The presentation is on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Bolton Hall Museum.

Free admission and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments served after the program.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga (corner of Commerce & Valmont). Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge.

The Caltech Jazz Bands, directed by William Bing, present the 4th Annual Latin Jazz Concert featuring the Poncho Sanchez Band and vocalist Candi Sosa on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Admission is $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for general admission. Parking is free near the auditorium. Early arrival is recommended as a full house is expected.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.

For further information, call the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652 Monday through Friday, between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. or visit the band’s website at

Second Sunday Concert will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 pm. The program will be presented by the Caltech clarinet choir and the slide rule trombone choir. Admission is free. The library is handicapped-accessible. For information, call (626) 398-0658.

Pasadena Central Library, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena

The ABWA Verdguo-Glen chapter presents the 2nd Annual The Heart of Business Expo on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a special appearance by Glendale City Councilmember Laura Friedman with keynote speaker Dr. Yasmin Davidds. The keynote topic is Take Back Your Power and will cover the power each has in their life and how to decide to use that power.
The cost is $45 and includes presentations, lunch, networking and shopping.

Limited seating, so participants are urged to reserve a space now.

The Heart of Business Expo is being held at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale.

Mountview Retirement Home sponsors a monthly free Alzheimer’s Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next group will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.  Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu, Montrose and can be reached at (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.

There is a ribbon cutting and opening reception planned for the Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s Live Well Senior Lounge on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

The Live Well Lounge is located on the main floor, east tower (just past the Volunteer Office and next to the Wound Care Center).

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

GAMC, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale where the 2 and 134 freeways meet.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will feature Frank Acuna of the Tongva people who will be presenting with Kat High on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library.

High is the director of the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center and will discuss the traditional management techniques of the Tongva.

Acuna celebrates the history and culture of these indigenous people of the Los Angeles Basin and will be presenting information on the pre-Columbian world of the Tongva, who along with their neighbors to the north and west – the Chumash – were a sophisticated and complex society.

Our program begins following news of conservation and outings.  This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for more information.

Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is hosting a monthly infant lactation and development support group to help support new mothers. This monthly group meets on the third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m., beginning on Feb. 15.  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 will meet weekly on Tuesdays starting Feb. 12. 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

“Celebrating Home” luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Country Club. Cathy Alton, consultant for Celebrating Home, will share decorating ideas that are designed with you in mind – beautiful, affordable and giftable.

Karen Sawyers, former franchise holder and teacher, will give women hope in her story, “Picture This.”

Tickets are $23.  For reservations call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Altadena Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of Music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will address the topic:  “An In-Depth Look at Six Composers: Praetorius, Handel, Mozart, Berlioz, Puccini and Stravinsky.”

Classes will be held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. The series of classes begins Tuesday, Feb. 12 and are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through May 21. The cost for the 14-week semester of classes is $90. For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. Montrose

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 Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale

Sketches and watercolors from 1900 – 1902 by Winifred Bathey, a La Crescenta homesteader who also pursued art, are on display at the Lanterman House until Feb. 28. The exhibition of this private collection also includes photographs from the Bathey family albums. Winifred, the eldest daughter, focused on architecture and landscape in her artwork, preserving a rare glimpse of the foothills and parts of Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th Century.

Almost lost from the Bathey estate, the artwork was fortuitously reunited with the homestead’s current owner when a Los Angeles book collector happened upon them at the bottom of several boxes of books. Sketches and watercolors have been framed by White’s Gallery to preserve them. The homestead remains in good condition on privately owned land.

For visitor information, contact the Lanterman House at

The 5th Annual Pasadena Festival of Women Authors is on Saturday, March 9. This event features four award-winning Southern California authors: Aimee Bender, Bo Caldwell, Gabrielle Pina and Kathleen Sharp. The event takes place at the Pasadena Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reyna Grande, who was chosen as the 2013 Writer-in-Residence for the program at Pasadena City College, will be the kick-off speaker.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pasadena Senior Center and the Pasadena City College Writer-in-Residence program. Tickets for the festival are $85 per person and include lunch. Reserved tables of 10 are $1,000. Visit for more information.

Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena.

The community is invited to a well-paced journey to China. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou’s Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys.  We will also visit Xi’an’s most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor’s burial site for over 2,000 years.  Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.

Price is $3,195.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club. The dates for this event are April 20, 2013 to May 4, 2013 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.

For more information, send email to – insert subject line of “China 2013” or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.

A 50-year reunion is being planned by the members of the first class to graduate from Crescenta Valley High in 1963.

The “First and the Best” will celebrate June 22-23, 2013 at Angeles National Golf Club nestled at the base of the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes from Burbank Airport and numerous hotels.

Planning committee members are seeking addresses and email addresses of classmates to notify them of the event.  Former Falcons are asked to contact Denice “Pruden” Heatherington at or Gene Wilcott at

Plans include a Saturday night “Buffet of Memories: An Evening with Old Friends, Fine Food & Good Spirits,” and a Sunday brunch.

Area residents might remember when the “old” Clark Junior High campus was converted into a high school in the fall of 1960, and there was only a sophomore class.  Those students were the first to graduate from the new high school, and they established the school mascot, school colors, school song (written by class faculty advisor Shirley Nute) and many other traditions.

Class president Tim MacDonald heads a committee composed of Heatherington, Wilcott, Miles Olin, Kathie “Schreck” Olin, Susie “Schunck” Gorman, Merry “Delbridge” Shelburne, Terry “Wudke” Baugh, Donna “Gamper” Didden, Gayle “Hasselschwert” Kemper, and class advisor Nute, with special thanks to the “Keepers of the List,” Dennis and Mary “MacArthur” LeBlanc.

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