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The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is holding a rummage sale and antique/boutique on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. There will be a drawing for one free brown bag of merchandise each hour.

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is offering a mosaic workshop on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Feb. 15 and continuing through March 7.

The course offers a foundation from which participants can continue to design and make mosaics at home. The cost is $120 per participant.

For more information, call (818) 790-4353 or visit

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4459

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc. is hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of more than 25 artists inspired by the native flora, fauna and the natural landscape found at Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants. The media they utilize include paintings, poems, photography, baskets, gourds, ceramics, watercolors and drawings.

Hung salon-style, the exhibition is one of extraordinary creativity – a survey of the varied styles and mediums in which artists are working today.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Theodore Payne Arts Council. The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping others discover the beauty of California native plants.

For more information, call (818) 768-1802 or visit

Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley

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. 14 at 7 p.m.  Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu, Montrose and can be reached at (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is hosting several events and support groups for seniors during the month of February.

Feb. 17 – The Socal Movement Disorder Society will be hosting another Parkinson’s support group at the Y at 11 a.m.  There will be a special guest presenter at this meeting.  The Parkinson’s Support Group meets monthly at the Y and is free for the community.

Feb. 22 – The Neuropathy Support Group will be meeting at the Y at 1p.m.  There will be a special guest presenter at this meeting.  This group meets monthly and is free for the community.

For more information on Senior Events, contact Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123, ext. 225.

American Association of University Women will host Dr. Marineh Yagubyan at its Feb. 11 branch meeting at the Oakmont Country Club, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. brunch.  Dr. Yagubyan is the director of the women’s Heart Disease Program at Glendale Memorial Hospital. She received her MD at USC and her BS in Biochemistry at UCLA and did her residency at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn.  She will speak on scientific facts about the effects of habits and exercise on women’s heart health. She will inform on the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association on how to encourage women to better care for their own heart.  Luncheon is $25. Call (818) 246-9457 before Feb. 8 for a reservation.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

Whether the grapes were grown locally or shipped in from a grape growing region outside the city, the history of winemaking in Los Angeles goes back several generations and is part of the fabric of the culture of the foothills. Speaking on this subject at the next meeting of the Little Landers Society is Stuart Byles.

Byles is the director of the Le Mesnager Barn (also known as the Stone Barn) at the top of Dunsmore Avenue in La Crescenta and is Vice President of the Crescenta Valley Historical Society.  Wine is still being made at the old stone barn, and in fact, they are on their fifth vintage.  Please join us for this interesting and informative program.

This program is free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome.  It takes place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.  at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Visit the website at

Additional information is available from Regina Clark or Christina Whelan at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga


The first in a series of short talks on orchid cultivation will be given at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at the next regular meeting of the Orchid Society of Southern California in the meeting hall of the First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St. in Burbank. The topic will be “The Importance of Light,” and it will be presented by veteran orchid grower and American Orchid Society judge Doug Overstreet of Nature’s Bounty Orchids. The evening’s featured speaker, starting at 7:30 p.m., will be AOS judge and expert Cymbidium grower and hybridizer George Hatfield of Hatfield Orchids. Hatfield will be speaking about “Cymbidium Species and their Contributions to Modern Day Hybridizing.” Topping out the night will be judging of members’ orchids and a raffle of quality orchids.

Visitors are always invited to attend OSSC meetings for free. Additional information on the speakers’ backgrounds and the OSSC in general can be found at

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 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. 15. AllDayNight is a musical journey of original instrumental music and songs in English & French with Adriana Zoppo – violin.

Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers CPR training classes to community members and healthcare providers. VHH also offers Heartsaver – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes. These classes provide instruction for CPR skills, including adult/child one-person rescue, adult/child choking maneuvers and adult/child AED. Both Healthcare Provider new and renewal classes are also offered, as well as Infant CPR and CPR Instructor training.

Upcoming Heartsaver CPR classes will be held on Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Infant CPR classes are offered twice a month and cover from birth to one year of age. Classes are held on a Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on a Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. The fee is $30 per person.

For more information about VHH’s CPR courses or to register for a class, please call (818) 952-2272, or visit

The Crescenta Valley Arts Council is proud to present its fifth annual music Bash on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church.  This year features works by the master Ludwig van Beethoven. Professional musicians will perform alongside accomplished local student musicians to regale the community with yet another unforgettable concert. Visit for more information.

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta

Forest Lawn is hosting Syd Mead: Progressions, a captivating exhibit of work by legendary artist Syd Mead through April 15. The exhibit is a retrospective of more than 50 years of Mead’s artwork, ranging from selections from his academic years to his most current works.

The Syd Mead: Progressions exhibit demonstrates the artist’s uncanny ability to take contemporary concepts and translate them into believable and practical visions of the future. This unique talent has earned him the title of “Visual Futurist.” The exhibit includes finished paintings that capture everything from conceptual terrestrial and extraterrestrial vehicles to interplanetary resort destinations.

This is a free event.

For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit

Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.

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