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VHAA HOSTS ARTIST ELIZABETH B. TUCKER
Lizz Tucker will be the demonstration artist at the Verdugo Hills Art Assoc.’s March 8 meeting at the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center. This is for members and non-members.
Tucker’s art brings viewers into her world of quiet elegance with the use of warm colors, subtle lighting and a penchant for transforming common subjects into uncommon topics of conversation. She is a teacher and is a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, the California Art Club, Women Painters West and is the president of the Angeles Crest Art Guild.
For this demonstration, Tucker will create a still life using charcoal and white pastel. She invites the audience to participate. For a list of supplies to bring, visit www.VerdugoArts.com.
For more information on Verdugo Hills Art Assoc. or on Elizabeth B. Tucker’s March 8 demonstration, visit www.VerdugoArts.com.
La Cañada Flintridge Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada


CELEBRATE DANCE AT ALEX
Executive producer Jamie Nichols presents Celebrate Dance 2013 with a line-up of eight top-notch dance companies on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Performing will be Invertigo Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, Lydia Zimmer + Dancers, Lux Aeterna Dance Company, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, SoleVita Dance Company and the Los Angeles debut of Francisco Gella’s, Colabo Youth Dance Collective.
Tickets are $16-$36 (all children seated with an adult, $12). Discounts offered for students, seniors and DRC members.
Group rates for 15 or more at 25% off are available by calling the box office at (818) 243-2539 or visit http://www.alextheatre.org.
Alex Theatre, 216 No. Brand Blvd., Glendale


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS
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 www.pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org for more information.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena


LCWC HOLDING ‘NIGHT AT THE RACES’
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club – History Section is hosting “Night at the Races” on March 9. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and post-time at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20/person, or $35/couple which includes dinner.  For reservations call Deanna Alfeld (661) 250-2653 or Rita Even (818) 249-6296. The deadline for reservations is March 1.  A portion of the proceeds will help fund a scholarship for a graduating Crescenta Valley High School senior excelling in history.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta


EARLY LITTLE LANDERS
In honor of Bolton Hall’s centennial, some of the “original” 1913 Little Landers will visit Bolton Hall on March 9.
Members of the Verdugo Hills High School drama class, under the direction of Deirdre Fitzpatrick, will present original interpretations of Marshall Hartranft, William Smythe, the “Chicken Ladies” and several other early Little Landers. There may also be an opportunity to listen in as the Millionaires Club holds one of its famous afternoon meetings to discuss important issues of the day. This promises to be an entertaining program and a fun way to recall some of local history and people.
Don’t miss this chance to meet the folks who were in the Tujunga area100 years ago when Bolton Hall was built and hear their stories.
This program begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420,  www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or E-mail littlelanders@verizon.net .


COUNTY IRISH FAIR
The 2013 Los Angeles County Irish Fair is coming to the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Fairplex in Pomona on March 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
The cost is $18 general admission with discounts for children, seniors and active duty military.
Bands, bagpipes, Irish step dancers, Irish food, shopping, fun for the whole family.


SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT
Second Sunday Concert will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 pm. Members of the Sunday section of the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena will perform music of Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Piazzola and Shostakovich. Admission is free. The library is handicapped-accessible.
For information, call (626) 398-0658 or send an email to he91001@aol.com.
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena


TASTING BEE HOSTED BY GIRL SCOUTS
Local Girl Scout troops will be participating in the Crescenta Valley Glendale 29th Annual International Tasting Bee on Sunday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Community Center. This annual event celebrates Girl Scouting around the world, with troops hosting booths from many different nations. Girls have studied the culture of their chosen nation, and have cooked sample foods for the public to taste, as well as decorating their booths and creating costumes that share what they have learned. The public is warmly invited to drop by and purchase “taste tickets” and enjoy lunch from “around the world.”
Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave. in Glendale


FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON BY PWC
A spring fashion show and luncheon will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Country Club. Eileen Gerber will bring her traveling boutique to show her unusual line of casual and elegant clothing.
Sandy Simon, award-winning singer/songwriter will sing and ask in her talk, “Have You Been Disappointed by Pretty Packages?”
Tickets are $23.  For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Altadena Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena


RACHEL RENEE RUSSELL AT OUAT
Once Upon A Time is rolling out the red carpet for talented author and illustrator Rachel Renee Russell who is a lawyer by day but prefers writing children’s books to legal briefs. Russell is the author of “The Dork Diaries,” and will be at OUAT on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
In the newest installment of her diary, Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism and joins the school newspaper staff-and ends up as an advice columnist!
The Dork Diary series are perfect for kids 9 to 13 years old.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


CPR CLASSES AT VHH
As an American Heart Association training center, Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members and healthcare providers. For community members, VHH offers the Heartsaver AED class. This class is designed for the layperson. It provides instruction in adult, child and infant CPR and the choking maneuver for all three as well.  Also taught is the AED (automated external defibrillator) as these devices are now located in many public areas. This class is offered once each month with future classes being held on March 13, April 10, and May 22.
For more information about VHH’s CPR courses or to register for a class, call (818) 952-2272 to make a reservation.


NEWS FROM THE S/T ELKS
On Friday, March 8 a Mexican dinner complete with Mexican music will be played during the Elks dinner at the lodge. Cost is still only $8.  Fish fry will return next month.
On Sunday, April 7 the new officers will be installed. Social will be at 2 p.m., the ceremony at 3 p.m. and buffet at 4 p.m. This is an open function, so friends and family are welcome.
Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge, 10137 Commerce Ave, Tujunga


ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED
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 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.


PRE-SMART MIXER
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its “pre-smart” business mixer on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. hosted by Bob Smith Toyota Scion. Enjoy an evening of networking and learning about the Smart-A-Thon. There will be outstanding refreshments and raffle prizes. Cost is $7 for chamber members and $9 for non-members. For information, call (818) 248-4957.
Bob Smith Toyota Scion, 3333 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
The Smart-A-Thon luncheon event is on Wednesday, March 27 from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Verdugo Hills Hospital fourth floor council rooms, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. This is the premiere fundraiser for the Mary Pinola / CV Chamber of Commerce Education Fund. It is open to anyone who wants to participate in this trivia game event as a team member with three friends, or you can be placed on a team. The cost is $35 per person. To register or for more information, call the CV Chamber at (818) 248-4957.
 

DAY AT THE RACES
On Sunday, March 17 beginning at 11 a.m., Crescenta Valley Day at the Races takes place at Santa Anita Racetrack. Cost is $25 adults, $15 under age 17. Price includes nine exciting Thoroughbred races, parking, official racing program, lunch and expert handicapping advice from Rick Dinger. Proceeds benefit the CV Sheriff Support Group, and the Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers.
For information, call Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500.


ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH PRESENTED AT MOUNTVIEW
A researcher from the USC Memory Loss and Aging Center will present information to Mountview Retirement Home in Montrose on Tuesday March 19 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the four U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications that are being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees will hear about how these medications work, who they benefit and the latest research on new and improved treatments for Alzheimer’s.
Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu Ave.


AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
Invitations are in the mail for the American Girl Fashion Show hosted by Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This three-day event is held at the Glendale Hilton Hotel on March 22-24.  There is a Friday night dinner show and two shows each on Saturday and Sunday when tea is served.  Little girls model historic and contemporary outfits and carry identically dressed dolls.  It is fun for all and all proceeds to CHLA. To receive an invitation or to make a reservation, visit www.flilntridgeguildchildrenshospital.org or call (818) 952-7978.


EVENTS AT GLENDALE LIBRARY
On Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m., the Glendale Central Library will be hosting a talk on the opera “Cinderella” by Rossini. The talk will be given by Los Angeles Opera Speakers Bureau member Diane Beltoya. Admission is free.
On Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m., the Associates of Brand Library will be sponsoring the second concert in its annual music series. The Elixir Piano Trio will be performing the “Trio Op 66” by Mendelssohn, “Tangos” by Piazzolla and the “Adagio” by Khachaturian. This concert will be in the auditorium of the Glendale Central Library. Admission is free.
For further information, contact the Glendale Central Library at (818) 548-2027.
Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale


CAREGIVER BURNOUT: FINDING REFUGE
On Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. speaker Beverly Sanborn, LCSW will make a presentation to assist caregivers in their role and how to avoid burnout. The presentation is at Belmont Village Senior Living of Burbank.
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by calling (818) 972-2405.
A reception and fundraiser will precede the lecture. Proceeds will benefit Leeza’s Care Connection.
This event is co-hosted by the Belmont Village communities of Encino and Hollywood and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Additional event sponsors include Accent on Seniors, Hello! Home Care, Glenoaks Medical Center Inc. Laila Hanna, M.D and Healthcare Partners.
Belmont Village Senior Living of Burbank, 455 E. Angeleno Ave.


BEGINNINGS CLASSES AT VHH
The Verdugo Hills Hospital BEGINNINGS Family Education Program will offer a babysitting class designed on March 23 and April 27 for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, when to call 911, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a babysitting course completion certificate.
Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale, 91208 in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).
Class fee is $40/person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, please visit www.vhhospital.org.


SIGNIFICANT HOMES PART OF PASADENA HERITAGE TOUR
Join Pasadena Heritage for a peek into the past during the 2013 spring lecture and home tour, Before the Bungalow. Pasadena is a city known not only for its social and cultural history, but for its remarkable collection of architecture from different periods and styles as well. On Saturday, March 23, take a look at the very early development of Pasadena and the first residential architecture built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Following the lecture from noon to 4 p.m. will be a drive-yourself tour of four significant homes of the period.
Tickets for the 10 a.m. lecture are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets for the drive-yourself tour are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Tickets now on sale. Advanced tickets will be held at will-call located at the Community Church at Holliston, 1305 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91106. Same day tour tickets may be purchased at the will-call location until 1 p.m.
Call (626) 441-6333 for more information or visit www.pasadenaheritage.org.


JAPANESE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION
Dennis Reed, prominent historian and arts educator, will discuss the making of his limited edition book, “Japanese American Photography” on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, in the auditorium.  The book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
The program is sponsored by The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center in cooperation with the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, Glendale 91205


BLACK ROSE TO PLAY AT ST. LUKE’S – MONROVIA
Black Rose Early Music Ensemble will present music from the early Italian Baroque by known composers including Cima and Salaverde, plus obscure or notorious ones not commonly known.
The concert is on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish, 122 S. California Ave. in Monrovia.
The event is free, but a donation of $10 is requested.
Contact Lynne at (626) 419-8645 with questions.


‘STEP INTO SPRING’ FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON
The ABWA Verdugo Glen is hosting a fashion show & luncheon on Saturday, April 27 at Angeles National Golf Club at 10:30 a.m. There will be a boutique, silent auction and opportunity prizes.
The luncheon and fashion show begin at 11:45 a.m. Fashions by:  Chico’s Fashions, Jockey Person to Person, and Kika Paprika plus fabulous accessories!
Proceeds benefit student scholarships and member education programs.
Please make check payable to ABWA Verdugo Glen & mail to: Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz, 535 Woodbury Road, Glendale CA 91206. For more information, call (818) 547-1422.
Reservations may be made online at www.abwa-verdugoglen.org (Events link).
Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland


SIERRA CLUB PLANS CHINA TRIP
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 to May 4 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.
For more information, send email to andrealim94@yahoo.com – insert subject line of “China 2013” or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


CELTIC FUN AT GAMBLE HOUSE
An afternoon of Celtic festivities including musical entertainment, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace of food and beverages, fun and games, all outdoors on the grounds of the iconic Gamble House in Pasadena takes place on Sunday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the Celtic roots of the Gamble family. Includes touring inside the House
General admission: $50 and includes entertainment, touring of The Gamble House, and food & drink “tastings” (craft brews for those over 21, artisan sodas for the younger set); VIP tickets are $75 and also includes preferred parking, a meal selection, two pints of craft brew, and a special look at areas of The Gamble House not open to general admission. Kids 12 and under (accompanied) are $25 and includes general admission privileges; family of four (two kids 12 and under) are $125; VIP family of four is $225.
For tickets/information, call (626) 793-3334 or visit www.GambleHouse.org; GambleHs@usc.edu.


FIRST CVHS CLASS OF ’63 PLANS 50-YEAR REUNION
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 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 d.prudenheatherington@yahoo.com or Gene Wilcott at gwilcott@charter.net.
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.


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, please 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


FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
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.


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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


ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS
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 are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through May 21. The cost is $90. For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. Montrose


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 dbsalosangelesne@yahoo.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


GLENDALE QUILT GUILD MEETING
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 www.glendalequiltguild.org or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale


COUNTY IRISH FAIR
The 2013 Los Angeles County Irish Fair is coming to the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Fairplex in Pomona on March 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
The cost is $18 general admission with discounts for children, seniors and active duty military.
Bands, bagpipes, Irish step dancers, Irish food, shopping, fun for the whole family.


RACHEL RENEE RUSSELL AT OUAT
Once Upon A Time is rolling out the red carpet for talented author and illustrator Rachel Renee Russell who is a lawyer by day but prefers writing children’s books to legal briefs. Russell is the author of “The Dork Diaries,” and will be at OUAT on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
In the newest installment of her diary, Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism and joins the school newspaper staff-and ends up as an advice columnist!
The Dork Diary series are perfect for kids 9 to 13 years old.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


CPR CLASSES AT VHH
As an American Heart Association training center, Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members and healthcare providers. For community members, VHH offers the Heartsaver AED class. This class is designed for the layperson. It provides instruction in adult, child and infant CPR and the choking maneuver for all three as well.  Also taught is the AED (automated external defibrillator) as these devices are now located in many public areas. This class is offered once each month with future classes being held on March 13, April 10, and May 22.
For more information about VHH’s CPR courses or to register for a class, call (818) 952-2272 to make a reservation.


PRE-SMART MIXER
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its “pre-smart” business mixer on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. hosted by Bob Smith Toyota Scion. Enjoy an evening of networking and learning about the Smart-A-Thon. There will be outstanding refreshments and raffle prizes. Cost is $7 for chamber members and $9 for non-members. For information, call (818) 248-4957.
Bob Smith Toyota Scion, 3333 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
The Smart-A-Thon luncheon event is on Wednesday, March 27 from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Verdugo Hills Hospital fourth floor council rooms, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. This is the premiere fundraiser for the Mary Pinola / CV Chamber of Commerce Education Fund. It is open to anyone who wants to participate in this trivia game event as a team member with three friends, or you can be placed on a team. The cost is $35 per person. To register or for more information, call the CV Chamber at (818) 248-4957.


DAY AT THE RACES
On Sunday, March 17 beginning at 11 a.m., Crescenta Valley Day at the Races takes place at Santa Anita Racetrack. Cost is $25 adults, $15 under age 17. Price includes nine exciting Thoroughbred races, parking, official racing program, lunch and expert handicapping advice from Rick Dinger. Proceeds benefit the CV Sheriff Support Group, and the Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers.
For information, call Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500.


AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
Invitations are in the mail for the American Girl Fashion Show hosted by Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This three-day event is held at the Glendale Hilton Hotel on March 22-24.  There is a Friday night dinner show and two shows each on Saturday and Sunday when tea is served.  Little girls model historic and contemporary outfits and carry identically dressed dolls.  It is fun for all and all proceeds to CHLA. To receive an invitation or to make a reservation, visit www.flilntridgeguildchildrenshospital.org or call (818) 952-7978.


SIERRA CLUB PLANS CHINA TRIP
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 to May 4 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.
For more information, send email to andrealim94@yahoo.com – insert subject line of “China 2013” or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


CELTIC FUN AT GAMBLE HOUSE
An afternoon of Celtic festivities including musical entertainment, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace of food and beverages, fun and games, all outdoors on the grounds of the iconic Gamble House in Pasadena takes place on Sunday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the Celtic roots of the Gamble family. Includes touring inside the House
General admission: $50 and includes entertainment, touring of The Gamble House, and food & drink “tastings” (craft brews for those over 21, artisan sodas for the younger set); VIP tickets are $75 and also includes preferred parking, a meal selection, two pints of craft brew, and a special look at areas of The Gamble House not open to general admission. Kids 12 and under (accompanied) are $25 and includes general admission privileges; family of four (two kids 12 and under) are $125; VIP family of four is $225.
For tickets/information, call (626) 793-3334 or visit www.GambleHouse.org; GambleHs@usc.edu.


FIRST CVHS CLASS OF ’63 PLANS 50-YEAR REUNION
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 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 d.prudenheatherington@yahoo.com or Gene Wilcott at gwilcott@charter.net.
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.

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, please 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


FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
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.


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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


ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS
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 are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through May 21. The cost is $90. For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. Montrose


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 dbsalosangelesne@yahoo.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


GLENDALE QUILT GUILD MEETING
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 www.glendalequiltguild.org or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale.

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