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RAPP – Read And Practice Peacemaking – is presenting “The House I live In” on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.

“The House I live In” is a powerful documentary that melds the ideas forwarded by author Michelle Alexander and journalist David Simon. Those who have read Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” or seen any of Simon’s work on HBO (‘Homicide: LIfe on the Street,” ‘The Wire”) may be familiar with the knowledge that the attempted suppression of drug use in America has been an assault on poor communities of color and has not reduced the consumption of drugs. Simon describes the injustice and toxicity of the war as a “holocaust in slow motion.”

Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

All events are free to attend.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.





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 18 and features Maksim Velichkin performing solo works for cello by Bach, Zelenaia and Gianopoulos.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale





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 current exhibit continues through 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.





Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation.

For more information visit or email

Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale





The Glendale Youth Alliance’s third art exhibit “Ignite the Future” and fundraiser is being held at Glendale Forest Lawn Hall of The Crucifixion-Resurrection on March 13 & 14. Over 500 guests and 50 pieces of art are expected to fill the prestigious Forest Lawn Hall of The Crucifixion-Resurrection. The opening reception will be held on March 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and wine will be available for purchase. Admission to the art exhibit is free and a percentage of all artwork sold will benefit the youth served through the Glendale Youth Alliance.

Razmik Grigorian will again be the curator of the event.





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 or email

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.





On Sunday, March 15 Shirlee Smith will be speaking on the topic “Mothers Behind

Bars – America’s Continuing Slave System” at the meeting of the Cañada

Crescenta Democratic Club. She is founder and CEO of Talk About Parenting. Her

organization teaches parenting skills to incarcerated women.

     The meeting is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Dona Mitoma & Marvin Inouye at

5648 Stardust Road in La Cañada.





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.






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.





“March into Fashion” luncheon and fashion show will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena.

Join an afternoon with Eileen Gerber and her traveling boutique of fine and fashionable clothing for all ages and sizes.

Motivational speaker Carol Guttman, former real estate agent, will speak on “Home Improvement 101 – First Fix Yourself.”

Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave., Pasadena





On Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a talk and booksigning for Erik M. Conway, historian of science and technology at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, and author of “Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars.”

Although JPL has become synonymous with the United States’ planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight history.

In “Exploration and Engineering,” Conway reveals how JPL engineers’ creative technological feats led to major Mars exploration breakthroughs. He takes readers into the heart of the lab’s problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil.

  Conway is also the author of “Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History.”

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 Hwy. Parking is in the rear of the store.



The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its inaugural Montrose Poker Championship. The event will take place on March 26 and will be held at Crescenta Valley Insurance. Check-in and dinner will be at 6 p.m. and cards will be dealt at 7 p.m. The cost to play is only $75 and that includes $2,500 of chips, taco bar, beverages, late night snacks and dessert. There will be over $1,000 in prizes to the winners.

For more information, call the chamber office at (818) 249-7171 or Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500.

CV Insurance is located at 3156 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.


CV Alliance hosts “Distracted Driving and DUI” with CHP Officer Ryan Bejar on March 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This program is open to adults and children and held in the CV High library at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.


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 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.


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, or email


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


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.


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


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.


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 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



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 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.

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