The Glendale Area Preschools Directors RAP Group presents a special screening of the documentary “Race To Nowhere” tonight, Thursday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Montrose Church. Tickets are $10 online, $15 at door.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Ave, Montrose


Blue Jay Artworks presents a Welcome Spring Boutique on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. A $1donation for entry and raffle. All proceeds go to Boy Scout Troop 317.

Featured are over 20 craft persons selling handmade cards, clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. For a complete list of vendors, visit Blue Jay Artworks on Facebook.

For more information, contact Evelyn at (818) 333-6142 or

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta


The Autry in Griffith Park is having a docent class that is scheduled to start in June. The Autry is recruiting interested individuals to attend training that will enable them to share the rich history of the west with museum visitors. For more information, contact Susan DiCato at or (323) 667-2000.

The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles


Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise and Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert features the Fiato String Quartet on Wednesday March 16. The quartet will perform Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi and Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op.135.

The quartet is composed of performers Carrie Kennedy – violin, Ina Veli – violin, Charle Hebenstreit – viola,  and Ryan Sweeney – violoncello.



The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings Family Education Program offers babysitting classes designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. 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.

Upcoming babysitting classes are held on: March 19, April 30 and May 21. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For more information call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit

Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale in the Council Room (on the fourth floor).


Joe Denhart, coming out of retirement after teaching for 31 years at Glendale Community College and being the coordinator of the Lilfelong Learning Seminars program, returns to the college on Saturday, March 12. He will be the featured Encore speaker at 10 a.m. and will talk about his retirement and what he most misses

At 1 p.m., Glendale Police Officer and School Resource Officer Marilyn Cisneros will talk on safety as it relates to the senior population.

Encore meets in the Life Skills Building of the Glendale Community College campus at the far east end.


American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch, will host Rubina Peroomian, a research associate in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles at their meeting on Saturday, March 12 at Oakmont Country Club.  In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Dr. Peroomian will present Armenian women’s history and current status as lessons in the reality that circumstances for women are not necessarily one long uninterrupted trajectory of improvement.

Brunch begins at 9:00 a.m., cost is $23. Call (818) 773-2227 for reservations.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale


On March 20, Descanso Gardens (Van de Kamp Hall) is hosting Free to Breathe® Yogathon, an event to unite people who are passionate about raising public awareness and vital research funding to fight lung cancer.

All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs.

Registration opens at 9 a.m.; opening remarks and preparation for yoga begins at 10 a.m. and yoga begins at 10:15 a.m.

Registration costs are: $25 online – closes March 16 (; $28 mail-in – closes March 14; $30 on the day of event.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge


The next speaker hosted by the Little Landers Historical Society at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 will be Arlene Vidor. Vidor is a Historic Preservation Commissioner for the City of Glendale and an active member of the Glendale Historic Society.  She is also the president of the Associates of the Brand Library and Art Center.  She will present a journey through the history of the City of Glendale – the people, the architectural landmarks, the growth and development.

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

The program is free. All are welcome. It is being held at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.


The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA will host monthly meetings for the La Cañada Parkinson’s Support Group. The group is free to join and will provide research and support for those with Parkinson’s or Movement Disorders.

On Friday, March 18, Lineage Dance Company will demonstrate how people with Parkinson’s are able to experience the joy of dance.

For additional information, contact Senior Services Director Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123, ext. 225.

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


Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is hosting “Light & Passion,” stained glass windows depicting the story of Easter. The display continues through June and will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  Closed Monday.

“Light & Passion” features six large stained glass windows that recount events during the passion while capturing the nature of Christ’s relationships with his beloved mother and disciples. The windows include portrayals of Jesus saying farewell to his mother before leaving for the Last Supper; Judas leading the guards to the Garden of Gethsemane; Peter, James, and John, asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane; Christ carrying his cross followed by his mother and John the Disciple; Christ on the Cross, with his mother, John and Mary Magdalene; and, Mary sitting with the cloth.

Admission and are parking free. For information call (800) 204-3131 or

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


The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1981 is having its 30-year reunion on July 16 at 6 p.m. For more information visit

Crescenta Valley Class of 1991 will be holding its 20th reunion on July 23 at the Angeles National Golf Course.  Early bird ticket pricing will be $65/person until April 1.  For more information contact Sosi at (818) 621-1980 after 5 p.m. or e-mail  Find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend’s events.


The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together diverse and well-published award winning Southern California authors to discuss their work and support the Pasadena Senior Center, a valued Pasadena community institution.

Authors Naomi Hirahara, Attica Locke, Maile Meloy, Marianne Wiggins will be showcased on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Moderator is noovelist Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey.

Each author will speak and books will be available for purchase and signing. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $80 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Senior Center.

Pasadena Festival of Women is being held at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly St., Pasadena. For more information, visit or call (626) 685-6760.


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January 2011.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at