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Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK charity knit & crochet on Saturday, March 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet, and conversation. For more information, visit or email

Forest Lawn Museum is hosting the opening reception on Saturday, March 8 of “A Million and One Pieces” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is the first solo museum exhibition by up and coming artist David Tracy, featuring contemporary furniture and inventive sculptures masterfully hand-crafted from vibrant LEGO® bricks.

On view at Forest Lawn Museum through Memorial Day, this special exhibition features 32 pieces that push the boundaries of modern design, utilizing tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks, and includes cardboard chairs, 16 LEGO® lamps in a series called Splash of Color, LEGO® tables, and a LEGO® sculpture of a human head.

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

Filmmaking in the Sunland-Tujunga area dates back to around 1913 when Cecil B. DeMille brought his film unit to shoot scenes for “Squaw Man” (his first film) in and around the Tujunga Wash. The rough and wild area of Tujunga Canyon, the proximity of the forest and the look of rural or small town America have kept the film companies coming back to Sunland-Tujunga year after year.

On March 8 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall, Little Landers guest speaker Marc Wanamaker, published historian, lecturer, and teacher, as well as a world-class expert and consultant in film history will share his knowledge and rare1920s-30s photos of the S-T area that represented the West and Middle America to the eye of the filmmaker.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on March 9 featuring a “Romantic Trio” performance of Franz Liszt, Clara Schumann and German composer Xaver Scharwenka with two USA premieres. Pianist is Steven Vanhauwaert with soprano Elissa Johnston, violinist Guillaume Sutre, and cellist Tim Landauer.

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 student, and $65 (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.

Rattle magazine is hosting the second installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, March 9 at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeeshop. Every second Sunday, Rattle gathers a selection of performers from around the country for a series of poetry readings to celebrate the winter issue.

This spring, Rattle focuses on the love poem, with new work by 40 poets. From sonnets, triolets, and villanelles to free verse, letters, and lyrics, a year is spent ooking for love, in all the ways a poet can slice it. Old love, new love, red love, blue love. Mean love, green love, thick love, lean love. In one poem kissing is a religion, another’s love is for a chicken. The issue is a strange brew, but love potions often are. To help make sense of it all, we interview poet and philosopher Troy Jollimore, author of the non-fiction book “Love’s Vision.”

The first reading of the spring features two poets from this issue and one from the winter issue: Jill Klein (San Francisco), Joanna Solfrian (Bethlehem, Conn.), and Charles Harper Webb (Long Beach). The audience is also encouraged to bring their own poems for a short open mic.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.

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, March 11 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 Valley Sierra Club Group will feature professor Jim Adams of the USC School of Pharmacy presenting, “The Basics of California Indian Plant Healing,” on Tuesday evening, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Professor Adams has a PhD degree in pharmacology having trained medical and graduate students for over 26 years, and was trained for 14 years in Chumash Indian healing. He will present the basics of California Indian healing including the uses of several common California plants. White sage, sagebrush, mugwort, black sage, yerba santa and others will be discussed. Adams will explain how to make medicines from these plants and how to use them in healthcare  and discuss the pharmacology and safety issues.

Books will also be available that will instruct on how to use California plant medicines.

The program follows news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. Enter from La Crescenta Avenue for the meeting room and parking.

On Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heal Within founder Liza Boubari presents “Heal-thy Mind, Body & Spirit,” a one day event for women to awaken mind and spirit, discover wellness from within, gain insight to leading edge ideas, find kinship with others, experience healing circle and drums, dissolve negative thoughts and emotions and immerse in being present.
Create new habits and relationships through love and collaboration, tapping into natural gifts of passion, femininity and spirituality. Guest speakers are Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac., O.M.D., Heather McCloskey-Beck and Keri Tombazian. Mistress of ceremonies is Anush Hovsepyan-Gagua.

The cost is $135/person, $200/for two, which includes lunch and gift bag.

3E takes place at the Castaway at 1250 E. Harvard Road in Burbank.

Pam Erdman will discuss, “Raising teens to be happy adults,” as part of CV Alliance’s parent resource workshops, on Tuesday, March 11 from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA upstairs. Adults only; childcare available through the Y. For more information, visit

Crescenta-Cañada YMCA,1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

La Crescenta Woman’s Club presents Step Into Spring fashion show on Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse.

Fashions by Talbots. Tickets are $40 (cash/check only) and include fashion show, luncheon, opportunities, silent auction and live auction.

Contact reservations chairperson Cindy Charles (818) 389-2266 or event coordinator Vickie Guagliardo at (818) 957-8442.

RSVP deadline March 5.

Portion of proceeds to benefit The Firehouse (a local teen youth  center) and Saddles for Soldiers (a therapeutic equine program for veterans).

Make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman’s Club, and mailed to Cindy Charles, 3402 Gromer Terrace, La Crescenta 91214.

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

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group, the Crescenta Valley and the Montrose-Verdugo City chambers of commerce are hosting the 6th Annual Crescenta Valley Day at the Races at the Santa Anita Race Track on Sunday, March 16.

The cost is $25 for adults (18 and over) and $15 for attendees 17 and under. The event takes place at the Top of the Stretch on the grandstand side – a prime viewing area. 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 once 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 benefit the CV Sheriff Support Group and both local chambers.

For more information, call the chamber office at (818) 248-4957.

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 March 19 and features countertenor Brian Asawa in recital with pianist Mark Salters.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson)
in Glendale.

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is hosting its annual scholarship luncheon on Saturday, March 22 at Oakmont Country Club. This year’s event, Springfest 2014, will feature entertainment by the Towne Singers Chamber Choir. The funds raised will be used to provide scholarships for eligible area high school senior girls and active college NPC sorority members.

The event starts with registration and social hour at 11 a.m. Reservations are required and must be received by March 12. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate anyone without a reservation. Cost per adult is $60 and children 12 years old or younger will have a children’s lunch for $35. Reservation includes valet parking, opportunity to win the table centerpiece, and one raffle ticket. There will be raffle prizes and silent auction items donated by members and local business owners.

For additional Information about the luncheon or to request an invitation, send an email request to For more information, visit

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

The screening of “Miss Representation” will take place on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Glendale Public Library Auditorium. The film and post screening discussion are free to the public. Those who have already seen the film are welcome to join for the discussion at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The film, released in 2011, presents how women and girls are under-represented in positions of power and influence in America.

An accompanying curriculum for educators of K-12 and college level students is available through the City of Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Dept. as part of this program. Educators and parents are particularly encouraged to attend.

Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale

On March 28 at 7 p.m. at McGroarty Arts Center, violinist Dr. Svetlana Oganesian will be performing while entertaining and educating her audience with interesting stories about the pieces and their composers. A celebration of  Bach’s birthday is planned with a trio for flute, violin and piano; also Piazzolla trio for flute, violin, piano and some scintillating violin pieces. Saida Moore will be playing the piano.

A requested donation of $2.50 the door will benefit the McGroarty Arts Center.

McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga

Little Landers Historical Society announces the installation of a new temporary Bolton Hall exhibit. Until April 2014, Time Exposure will display an extensive collection of vintage cameras and projection equipment. Visit Bolton Hall to see how photo memories were recorded in the olden days.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free. Special group tours may also be arranged.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society at (818) 352-3420, or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

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 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 support 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

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 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

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

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.  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.

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