‘WATER-WISE HOME’ AUTHOR AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Today, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a book signing for Laura Allen, environmentalist and author of “The Water-Wise Home.”
The average American family uses approximately 400 gallons of water a day – that’s triple what families use in the United Kingdom – at a time when water is becoming increasingly precious around the world and its cost is skyrocketing. “The Water-Wise Home” teaches homeowners how to lower their water bills, save water through conservation techniques and systems, and create water-wise landscapes.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, at Angeles Crest Hwy. Parking is in the rear of the store.
‘THE BAND WAGON’ COMING TO ALEX
Tonight, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., the Alex Film Society presents “The Band Wagon” (MGM, 1953) starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant and Jack Buchanan. Special on-stage guests include Ian “You Turn Me On” Whitcomb and Cyd Charisse’s “ghost singer” India Adams. Starting off the festivities is Daffy Duck starring in Warner Bros. Looney Tunes classic, “The Scarlet Pumpernickel” (1950). At the screening, fabulous raffle baskets are up for grabs.
Purchase tickets online at www.alexfilmsociety.org. General admission tickets are $16.50, seniors/students/kids $12.50, Alex Film Society members $11.50 (join at the Alex Theatre box office with cash or check and save on admission). Tickets also available in person at the Alex Box Office (818) 243-7700 x 216 Friday-Saturday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and show day beginning three hours prior to the ticketed start time. Also at the Americana at Brand Grand Lobby Concierge Desk (818-637-8982) and Glendale Community College box office (818) 240-1000) x 5612. On screening night, park at the Orange Street garage at California Street (four hours is just $1).
Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
GUIDED WALK AT ROSEMONT PRESERVE
On Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. there will be a guided walk at the Rosemont Preserve. Learn to identify local native plants on this tour led by Nicholas Hummingbird, an indigenous Californian with a background in habitat restoration, ecology, plant medicine and environmental horticulture. Co-leading the walk will be Tim Martinez, outreach coordinator for the Arroyo Seco Foundation and board member of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy. Sample chia seeds, elderberries and other native foods as participants discuss the various medicinal, spiritual and practical uses of native plants as they have been used in Southern California for thousands of years. Native plants will be available for purchase after the tour.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.
‘ALICE THROUGH THE WORMHOLE’ AT CALTECH THEATRE
Theater Arts Caltech presents Caltech Theater Lab’s original and world premiere production of “Alice Through the Wormhole” running through March 1. This is a full-length original musical with book, music and lyrics by Brenda Varda and the Caltech community, and directed by Caltech’s Brian Brophy.
“Alice” trips your way with a star-studded opening night premiere gala on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus.
To purchase tickets, call (626) 395-4652. Ticket prices are $5 for Caltech students, $9 for other students, seniors, Caltech/JPL staff and faculty, and $18 for general admission.
For more information, contact Cindy De Mesa at (626) 395-3295 or Brian Brophy at Brophy@caltech.edu. TACIT website is http://www.tacit.caltech.edu/.
CV ALLIANCE PROGRAMS
CV Alliance hosts Teen Trials & Tribulations today, Thursday, Feb. 26 with John Howell, LMFT, who will speak on “Building a Foundation for Family to Thrive.” This program is open to adults and children.
The next Parent Sessions is on Tuesday, March 3. Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen presents, “Vaping, E-Cigs, & Hookah” and March 10 is “Mood & Thought” with Linda Campo, psychiatric technician.
CV Alliance programs run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the CV High library at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta. All events are free to attend.
SILENT AUCTION HOSTED BY SONS OF NORWAY
The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg’s Glendale Lodge will be hosting its silent auction benefiting the scholarship program at Glendale Community College on Saturday, Feb. 28. The Lodge’s donation to Glendale Community College’s scholarship program is the longest standing scholarship in the college’s history.
Silent auction items include vintage authentic Norwegian sweaters, rosemaling collectors’ items, Norse woven bands, pottery, books and other decorative treasures. The event is held in the social hall at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills. All are invited from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for social hour. Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
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Lutheran Church of the Foothills is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
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 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.
SPECIAL EVENT AT ONCE UPON A TIME
Once Upon a Time, the oldest children’s bookstore in the nation, is hosting writer Bob Shea and illustrator Lane Smith on Saturday, Feb. 28. The store’s window display for the pair’s book, “Kid Sheriff And The Terrible Toads,” won a national display contest by the book’s publisher, Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan). All are invited to stop by OUAT on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for a very special Wild West storytime.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
GLENDALE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Glendale Art Association is cooperating with the GALA – Glendale Area Loves Art – project to provide a series of exhibitions and installations of quality art to be viewed by pedestrians thereby enhancing downtown culture and attracting further creative events and programs. The next exhibit is from Sunday, March 1 to Sunday, March 29 at 138 S. Maryland in Glendale (the corner of Maryland and Harvard across from Glendale Central Library). GALA is a curatorial project in the City of Glendale and is supported by the City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and funded through the Urban Art Program. It is managed and curated by John David O’Brien, curator of the Sturt Haaga gallery at Descanso Gardens.
For further information, contact Honor Haase (818) 248-7373.
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. to 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 March 4 and features violist Robin Ross performing works by Hovhaness, Gliere and Schulhoff with flutist Eileen Holt and bassist Will ‘BJ’ Johnson.
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.
NUCCIO TO SPEAK AT DESCANSO GARDENS
The next guest speaker at this season’s series of Pacific Camellia Society meetings in Descanso Gardens will be Tom Nuccio of Nuccio’s Nursery in Altadena. In addition to an informative discussion of unusual and late blooming varieties of camellias, Nuccio has promised to tell the story of how his family was able to start their nursery at the height of the Depression, and then grow it into the largest camellia collection commercially available in the world.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 5. The public is invited. There is no admission charge.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
‘ADVANCED STYLE’ COMING TO BRAND
The Brand Associates are pleased to present a screening of the film “Advanced Style.” The screening will take place on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall). Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in Brand Park adjacent to the library and an accessible entrance and parking is available on the east side of the building.
The film showcases seven colorful, energetic and stylish New York women ranging in age from 62 to 95. After the screening a discussion will be led by local fashion blogger Donna Lethal. Lethal has authored “Milk of Amnesia” and contributed a chapter to Joe Oesterle’s “Weird Hollywood.” She also contributes to Dowager Quarterly, The Hair Hall of Fame, The LA Beat, and Cold Dirt Press.
Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall), 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
CV ALLIANCE STRATEGIC PARTNERS MEETING
The community is invited to the next quarterly Strategic Partners meeting of CV Alliance on Friday morning, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church at La Crescenta.
Speakers are Paula Devine of the Glendale City Council and Henry Lozano, a hard-charging, nationally acclaimed activist. Lozano created what is now known as Red Ribbon Week.
Breakfast is courtesy of Chief Rob Castro and the Glendale Police Dept. RSVP requested to give the caterers an accurate count.
Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church at La Crescenta is located at 4441 La Crescenta Ave.
CALTECH-OCCIDENTAL SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT
The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, directed by Allen Robert Gross, featuring David Asher Brown as guest conductor and pianist Jonathan Liu, presents its winter concert. These events will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Thorne Hall at Occidental College and on Sunday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech. Both concerts will have the same program.
Music will include David Asher Brown’s “Voyager,” Ravel’s “Piano
Concerto in G Major” and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95″ (“From the New World”).
Voyager, composed in 2014, is a musical tone poem that conveys the cultural and scientific implications of the Voyager spacecraft that carries with it a golden disk embedded with cultural artifacts from Planet Earth, including the music of Bach.
Jonathan Liu is this year’s winner of the Caltech-Occidental Student
Concerto Competition. Liu is a senior undergraduate at Caltech majoring in applied
Admission is free and no tickets are required.
For further information, call Caltech’s Performing and Visual Arts Dept. at (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu.
‘MASTERS REDISCOVERED’ PRESENTED BY SALON DE MUSIQUES
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on March 8 featuring genius Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson, the concert will be performed by world renowned artists consisting of Martin Chalifour and Ambroise Aubrun on violins, Carrie Dennis on viola, Jacob Braun on cello and Kevin Fitz-Gerald 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 which 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.
BALI IS TOPIC FOR MARCH CV SIERRA CLUB MEETING
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Gabrielle and Patrick Reynolds’ “A Month in Exotic Bali – Asia in Microcosm” on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. Preceding the Reynolds’ program will be a 15-minute talk by John Monsen with the Angeles Chapter Forest Committee regarding the San Gabriel Mountains national monument.
This program follows news of conservation and outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
FIRES, FLOODS & FOSSILS
Little Landers announces the next in its series of monthly programs of historical interest. Local mountains have recently yielded up fossils from the distant past following the 2009 Stations Fire and subsequent flooding. Speaker Charly Shelton, a geologist associated with Cal State L.A. and writer and editor of CV Weekly and True Believer, will tell program attendees about his research and will present maps, pictures and fossils uncovered in area mountains.
This program is on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall in Tujunga. The program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Looking ahead to April, the historical society is hosting Blazing Star Bazaar Treasures & Plant Sale, the annual rummage and plant sales. Both events are fundraisers for Little Landers and Bolton Hall and will be held at Bolton Hall on April 25 starting at 9 a.m.
Donations of new, gently used, antique, retro, vintage and collectible items may be brought to Bolton Hall during public hours any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or on Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For plant donations, please call Bolton Hall to make arrangements.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
ANNUAL CAR SHOW HOSTED BY ELKS
Glendale Elks #1289 is having its 20th annual charity car show on Sunday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge. The public is welcome to this free event that features an array of cars ranging from a 1914 Ford Model T to custom modified cars of many descriptions. Both breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase plus there will be raffles and a silent auction.
For more information,call (818) 472-2552. For car entry information, call George McCullough at (818) 970-3114.
Glendale Elks Lodge is located at 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.
PLAN NOW FOR DAY AT THE RACES
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group, the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for the 7th Annual Crescenta Valley Day at the Races. The event will take place at the Santa Anita Race Track on Sunday, March 15.
The cost to attend is $25 for adults (18 and over) and $15 for attendees who are 17 years and under. Once again, the group has reserved the Top of the Stretch on the grandstand side, which is a prime viewing area. Plus, each attendee will enjoy nine exciting Thoroughbred races, parking, an official race program, barbecue lunch, soft drinks and “expert” handicapping advice from Rick Dinger.
The barbecue lunch will again be donated by Schreiner’s Fine Sausages. There will also be a raffle and silent auction so everyone will have the opportunity to leave a winner. Proceeds from this event benefit the CV Sheriff Support Group and both local chambers.
For more information, call the chamber office at (818) 248-4957.
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.
JLP TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL SIMPLY SPEAKING BENEFIT LUNCHEON
On Saturday, April 11, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will host its second annual benefit luncheon, Simply Speaking, at the University Club of Pasadena. This year’s guest speaker is Jane Olson, an inspiring humanitarian and Pasadena area local.
Olson has devoted her life to international justice and humanitarian work and has chaired the International Board of Human Rights Watch and the Landmine Survivors Network board.
The event will feature a seated lunch and silent auction. In addition, the 2015 recipient of the Nancy Reed Payne Achievement Award will be announced acknowledging a sustaining member for her exceptional contribution and years of dedication to the Junior League and to her community. All funds raised through the event will directly benefit the Junior League of Pasadena and its community projects.
To purchase tickets and to learn more about the Junior League of Pasadena, please visit www.MyJLP.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 seat (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 Canada.