THEATER ARTS CALTECH PRESENTS ‘BOLDLY GO!’
Caltech Theatre presents a musical parody based upon “Star Trek.” “Boldly Go!” follows the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise, along with some new characters, on an exciting and hilarious adventure.
Assumptions will be confronted, paradigms challenged, alliances tested, and new contacts made – whether for good or ill as yet to be seen. And it¹s all set to a side-splitting tour de force of musical mayhem!
It will be presented at the Ramo Auditorium, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus in Pasadena. Showtimes are today, Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for Caltech students, $9 for Caltech/JPL staff, faculty and other students and $18 general admission.
FORMER CHIEF FORESTER TO SPEAK IN DESCANSO GARDENS
Paul Rippens, former chief forester for the County of Los Angeles, will speak at the next meeting of the Pacific Camellia Society in Descanso Gardens. Most people do not know that Los Angeles County has a forestry department with a chief forester and that the county operates a nursery in the mountains above Pasadena. Rippens will explain all this and also give a brief history of the forestry department and its relationship to the fire department.
Dr. Bradford King, editor of the American Camellia Society publication Camellia Journal, will also speak at the meeting. His presentation will include showing some of his beautiful pictures illustrating the surprising number of different sizes and shapes of camellias.
The meeting will be today, Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Descanso Gardens. Membership in Pacific Camellia Society is not required to attend. The meeting is open to the general public and admission is free.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
‘THE GIRLS IN THE BAND’ SCREENING AT BRAND LIBRARY
The Brand Associates are pleased to present a screening of “The Girls in the Band,” directed by Judy Chaikin. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall) in Glendale. 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 are available on the east side of the building. For further information call (818) 548-2051.
“The Girls in the Band” chronicles the poignant stories of women who toured the U.S. from the 1920s through1940s in glamorous “all-girl“ bands. Many of them also played side-by-side with their male counterparts. The film had its theatrical release in 2013 and has won several film festival awards including the Palm Springs International Film Festival Audience Award.
After the screening special guests Judy Chaikin (director of the film) and Roz Cron, legendary 1940s saxophone player, will answer questions.
Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall), 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
VON DOHNANYI ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on March 6 and features the music of Hungarian master Ernst von Dohnanyi. The concert will be performed by artists Jessica Guideri, violin, Erik Arvinder, violin, Anna Kolotylina, viola, Timothy Landauer, cello and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, 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 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
CONCERTO WINNER FEATURED IN CONCERT
The Caltech-Occidental Symphony under the direction of Allen Robert Gross will present its second program of the season on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. The concert features a student concerto winner, flutist Dorothy Pan. The concerts will take place at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall (Saturday at 7:30 p.m.) and Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium (Sunday at 3:30 p.m.) Admission to both concerts is free. For information, please call (626) 395-3295.
The concert begins with Elgar’s “Pomp And Circumstance March” No. 4.
BOOKSIGNING AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
On Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a book signing for historians Darryl Holter and William Deverell and artist Jon Stich, whose book “Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941” was recently released by Angel City Press. Holter, a musician himself, performs a sampling of Guthrie’s songs.
The first book to thoroughly explore the legendary folk singer’s time in Los Angeles, “Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941” argues that Guthrie’s brief residence in the city in the later years of the Great Depression forever changed his music, his politics, and his enduring legacy. Those changes became the basis of his incredible influence on the world’s music.
The book’s 12 essays, richly illustrated by photographs from the era, explore such themes as Guthrie’s early radio success in Los Angeles with the “Woody and Lefty Lou Show;” his first recordings made on old Presto disks; and the important friendship he forged with the actor and leftist radical Will Geer (later of “Grandpa Walton” fame).
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse (www.flintridgebooks.com) is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. Parking is in the rear.
KAT HIGH AT NEXT CV SIERRA CLUB MEETING
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents Kat High’s, “Traditional California Indian Relationships” on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
High will give a presentation on gathering for balance. This is based on traditional California Indian relationships with the land and will include handouts and the tasting of native foods. She teaches workshops in California Indian material culture and cooking, and will bring acorn coffee, acorn bread and elderflower fizz to drink.
High is of Hupa descent and is the former director at the Haramokngna American Indian Center and is currently on the board of the Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181 for more information.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CRIME/THRILLER AUTHORS
On Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion with four Los Angeles area crime/thriller authors. The panel is moderated by Glen Erik Hamilton whose second Van Shaw novel, “Hard Cold Winter” (William Morrow & Company), releases the same day. He will be joined by Robert Rotstein, Henry Turner and Gwendolyn Womack, all authors with recent releases in the genre.
Join Hamilton, Rotstein, Turner and Womack to hear about what motivates them to tell their particular stories and what attracts them to the tension, suspense and danger of the crime/thriller genre.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. Parking is in the rear of the store.
‘BELUGA’S JOURNEY’ AT ADAMS SQUARE MINI-PARK
The Adams Hill Neighborhood Association is sponsoring “Beluga’s Journey,” an installation by artist YaYa Chou, which is mounted in the historic Adams Square gas station. This exhibition is the fourth in a series of site-specific installations supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Fund.
“Beluga’s Journey” is part of a traveling temporary public art project designed to raise awareness of wild animals in peril. The installation consists of an artist-designed inflatable in the shape of a beluga whale. “Beluga’s Journey” was initiated in 2008 after the deaths of several beluga whales in aquariums and zoos around the world.
The exhibition is on view through March 9.
The Adams Square Mini Park is located at 1020 Palmer Ave. in Glendale.
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, March 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crochetting and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAND ASSOCIATES MUSIC SERIES
Brand Associates Music Series are concerts that are sponsored by the Brand Associates; admission is free. A reception follows each concert. All concerts are on Saturday at 2 p.m.
On March 12 is duoKYaria (Yoon Hee Jung, flute and Ko Ni Choi, harp); April 23 is Crescenta Ensemble (Nancy Roth and Jackie Suzuki violins, Adiana Zoppo, viola, Mary Anne Steinberger, cello and Susan Svrcek, piano); May 21 is Maksim Velichkin, cello; June 18 is Annelle Gregory, violin.
The Brand Associates promote the Brand Library & Art Center as an arts, cultural, educational, and historic resource for the region. More information is available at http://www.associatesofbrand.org.
Brand Library & Art Center is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain St. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to galleries and reception is free and open to the public. There is ample free parking. Call (818) 548-2051 for additional information.
ALL IN FOR THE KIDS POKER TOURNAMENT
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is having its third annual All In for the Kids poker tournament on Saturday, March 12. There will be an Irish themed dinner, silent auction (overseen by Miryam Finkelberg) and, for those who want to try their luck, Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack.
As always, proceeds go toward the many philanthropic causes which the Kiwanis Club supports to help kids in the community.
Dinner will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the poker tournament begins at 6 p.m. First prize is $500 plus nine other prizes.
The cost is $95 per poker player, which includes dinner and dessert; $55 per Blackjack player, which includes dinner and dessert; $35 non-player attendees, which includes dinner & dessert only.
For more information, call (818) 846-8180 or email PokerTournament@GlendaleKiwanis.org for more information.
The event is being held at the Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado in Glendale.
THE FURST FAMILY & NAZI SPIES?
Were there World War II Nazi Spies right in our own backyard? Come to the next Little Landers Historical Society monthly program on March 12 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall and learn more about the German immigrant Furst family and the Castle they built high on a hill above their restaurant in Shadow Hills.
Speaker Don Ray is an investigative journalist who has researched the Furst family and their restaurant, the Old Vienna Café (Villa Cinzano) on Sunland Boulevard. Come to this program and learn more about this local family accused of WWII espionage and what happened to them.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in 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 email@example.com.
ART ALLIANCE OF IDYLLWILD HOSTS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., the Art Alliance of Idyllwild will be hosting one of its largest fundraisers of the year, Eye of the Artist. Art Alliance artists put their theme-inspired work forward and give attendees a chance to win a piece of original local art. This annual artists’ party helps raise funds for the nonprofit’s art events and education. With this year’s theme being Wild! it is certain to be a lively event with food and drink.
The event will be held at Rainbow Inn in Idyllwild.
The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that features art events throughout the year. Visit www.artinidyllwild.org for more information.
Rainbow Inn is located at 54420 S. Circle Dr. in Idyllwild.
RAGTIME TEA DANCE PLANNED
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host its annual Ragtime Tea Dance on March 13 from noon to 5 p.m. The tea dance will feature musicians Ian Whitcomb, Sheila-Murphy Nelson and others. The dance class taught by Regina Whitcomb and Christopher Miller will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The dancing and tea will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A full afternoon tea will be provided by the Locke Noble Tea Company.
It is suggested that visitors come dressed in historical attire from the time period of 1916. For those without historical attire, suggested for ladies are a loose fitting blouse and ankle length skirt. Gentlemen may wear a coat and tie.
Admission to the event includes the dance class, dancing and high tea. Tickets are $50 per person and checks can be made out to Lanterman Foundation and mailed to 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011. Tickets can also be purchased online at lantermanfoundation.org/1918. For more information, call (818) 790-1421 or visit lantermanfoundation.org.
A STAR IS BORN … FINALLY
The premier of “Map To The Stars – My Personal Tinsel Town Musical” is on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the theatre in Art Share LA, 801 E. 4th Place in Los Angeles in the downtown Arts District. There will be live piano accompaniment by Craig Kupka. CE Jordan of “Story Chicks” presents her latest solo outing proving it’s never too late to become a triple threat. Jordan weaves her true tales of “making it in Hollywood” with a combination of charm, humor and pure grit. One night only! All true and all very entertaining!
For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/map-to-the-stars-tickets-20355328335.
PASADENA HERITAGE SPRING HOME TOUR AND LECTURE
Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour is a drive-yourself tour featuring examples of Pasadena’s great architects and their private residences with experienced docents providing guided tours at each location. It takes place on Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home tour advance tickets are $40, $35 for members and $45 for everyone on the day of the tour.
Prior to the tour a lecture is being held on Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Dennis Smith of the architectural firm of Buff, Smith and Hensman as well as noteworthy architectural historians will provide an overview of residential design that defines Pasadena’s architectural ancestry.
The cost to attend the lecture is $20, $18 for members.
It is being held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave.
SPRING BREAK CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Little Landers Historical Society invites kids of all ages to make small projects to take home for display or as gifts for parents or friends. Bolton Hall Museum docents will be on hand to help the young artists with their projects and to show families around the museum.
All supplies will be provided and the event is free, although small donations are always appreciated.
The workshops are March 22 and March 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABWA HOSTS DINNER MEETING
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Verdugo-Glen chapter is hosting “The Alex Theatre’s Story: Building a Community” dinner meeting presented by Elissa Glickman, CEO of Glendale Arts on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado in Glendale (free parking in front).
Come hear the story of one of Glendale’s most beloved historical treasures and how it shaped the community. Arrive at 6 p.m. to network; dinner meeting cost is $25.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 18. To reserve a spot, please pay via Paypal email@example.com. Please include your name and any guest name(s), date of event in the notes and a contact number.
For more information, contact Loren West (818) 261-2386 or check out www.abwa-verdugoglen.org.
PASADENA FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS
The 8th Annual Pasadena Festival of Women Authors will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The festival will feature Jane Smiley, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, “A Thousand Acres,” and Kristin Hannah, author of the 2015 Goodreads Historical Fiction Choice Award winning novel, “The Nightingale,” as well as five other acclaimed authors – Cynthia Bond, Jan Ellison, Nayomi Munaweera, Victoria Patterson and Maggie Shipstead.
The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together a group of diverse, well-published authors to discuss their work with enthusiastic readers whose love of literature inspired the event. The festival provides a stimulating setting where authors and guests interact with each other and authors are available to answer questions and sign their books for guests.
Proceeds from the event will benefit both the Masters Series, part of the
Lifelong Learning Program at the Pasadena Senior Center, and the Writer-in-Residence Program at Pasadena City College. Tickets for the festival are $95 per person and include lunch. Reserved tables of 10 are $1,500. Visit www.pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org to purchase tickets and for more information.
The Pasadena Hilton Hotel is located at 168 S. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena.
WALK FOR KIDS
The Walk for Kids is an approximately 3.7k (2.3 mile) noncompetitive walk/run that is designed to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House®. Walkers come together for a day of fun, food, entertainment and giveaways. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Pasadena and Councilmember Steve Madison. The walk is being held on Sunday, April 3 at Central Park in Pasadena.
Registration and family activities begin at 9 a.m., opening ceremony and warm-up with Ronald McDonald starts at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
To register or donate, email www.walkforkids.org/pasadena. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (626) 204-0400. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Central Park is located at 275 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
ARMENIA: AN OPEN WOUND EXHIBITION AT BRAND LIBRARY
The City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Dept. present the exhibition “Armenia: An Open Wound” in partnership with the Armenian American Museum. The exhibition will be on view at the Brand Library Art Galleries April 9-June 11 during the library’s regular hours: Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday noon to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A series of weekly programs will accompany the exhibition.
“Armenia: An Open Wound” debuted in Mexico City at the Museo Memoria Y Tolerancia [Museum of Tolerance] in April 2015 in honor of the Armenian Genocide centenary. The exhibition explores the intricate history of the Armenian people and creates an interactive experience by illustrating early Armenian culture; it shares the story of Armenian livelihoods on their ancestral lands, and prepares viewers to gain a deeper insight into the events that lead to the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
For further information, contact Cathy Billings, senior Library, Arts & Culture supervisor, at (818) 548-2713 or email email@example.com.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital.
The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience.
RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.
These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.
These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in
Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).
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.
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.