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Museum of Neon Art, GAA meeting

The Museum of Neon Art, Glendale Art Association meeting is today, Thursday, March 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Citibank Building in Montrose.

The executive director of The Museum of Neon Art will share plans for the new Glendale-based facility and “Neon Cruise” bus tours that will commence in spring 2013. Information will also be given on this unique art form and the neon art’s rich history in the Los Angeles area.

For more information, contact or visit

Admission fee for members and guests is $4 per person.

Citibank Building, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

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Quilt Show this Weekend

The annual Glendale Quilt Show is March 15-17 at the Burbank Airport Marriott, 2500 Hollywood Way. It takes place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10, parking $12. Husbands and children under 12 are free on Sunday.

For more information, visit

Elks hosting car show

Annual charity car show to support children’s programs is being held at the Elk’s Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. , Glendale on Sunday, March 17 starting at 9 a.m. Over 125 cars on display plus a raffle, auction, DJ and food. Public is welcome.


College extends gallery hours

Glendale Community College gallery hours have been extended. Currently on display is work from the college’s Architecture Dept.

The new gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday noon to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7:30 p.m. and now new hours on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The third annual student projects exhibition continues through March 28 and includes the work of Sevan Barseghian, Erik Lieu, Jesus Gaytan, Nareg Ghazarian and Lila Montero. Featured is the International Student Competition Project from the Tokyo Replay Center.

VHHF Hosting lunch, bingo

The Women’s Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation (VHHF) will host lunch and bingo on Friday, March 15 at VHH (in Council Rooms A/D located on the fourth floor lobby). The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 per person (includes lunch and one bingo card). Additional bingo cards are available at two for $5.

RSVP by calling the Women’s Council at (818) 952-2228. VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale. All proceeds from the event will support VHH. If you are unable to attend and would like to support the Women’s Council, you may send your contribution to the VHH Foundation. Checks can be mailed to: VHHF Women’s Council, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208.


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

Crescenta Cañada Dems

The March meeting of the Crescenta Cañada Democratic Club is on Sunday, March 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Chuck and Maria Guinta at 5609 Stardust Road in La Cañada Flintridge.

Guest speaker is Robert Haw, co-founder, Pasadena Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby. The topic is Are You Ready for More Wild Weather?

Talk includes examples of recent extreme weather events that have occurred both locally and around the globe, why this type of weather is happening, and progress that’s been made toward sustainability and clean energy solutions around the world, and how everyone can help make a difference in slowing climate disruption.


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.


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 20 and features violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and pianist Rosa LoGiudice. They will commemorate the Centenary of composer Benjamin Britten and perform the “Chausson Poeme.”

Medicare Info Offered at ice cream social

A free presentation on the basics of Medicare is offered on Thursday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. at an ice cream social at the YMCA of the Foothills. “Ice Cream Social and Medicare 101” is presented by Andea Naone-Waters and sponsored by Todd Menard of Belmont Village Senior Living Burbank.

Please RSVP to Andea Naone-Waters at (818) 468-4289 as space is limited.

YMCA of the Foothills, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge

Sons of Norway Event

Learn about the Norwegian Art of Rosemaling with Diane Lingall on Saturday, March 23 with Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 at Lutheran Church of the Foothills. Social is at 6 p.m. social, potluck at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event.

Call (818) 247-9042 for more information.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

Tour, Easter Egg hunt at Catalina Verdugo adobe park

The Days of the Verdugo Heritage Associate is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Catalina Verdugo Adobe Park at 2211 Bonita Dr., Glendale, on Sunday, March 24. There will also be a tour of the museum and refreshments from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.



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 or call (818) 952-7978.


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

Home tour hosted by lanterman foundation

The Lanterman Foundation will be hosting a home tour of Chula Vista, a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival masterpiece located at 1937 Orchard Lane, La Cañada designed by Charles Kyson on Sunday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Built for Charles Hoag, this “showplace of the Valley” retains its original architectural integrity, its richly ornamental interiors and many of its original gardens.

Tickets are $25 and include a tour of the home, a brief talk on the architect and a reception in the grand circular hall. Reservations may be made by contacting the Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada or by calling (818) 790-1421.

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

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.

Medicare Education at VHH

Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) is offering a free Medicare Educational Seminar on Tuesday, March 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Council Rooms B/D, located on the fourth floor lobby. Lunch will be served.

The seminar will help new Medicare patients with their questions about benefits and types of health plans available to them. Various topics will be discussed including the basics of Medicare, prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplement plans. The event, presented by Beta Benefits Insurance Services, is for educational purposes only and no plan-specific benefits or details will be discussed.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling (818) 952-2213. VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale.



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.

Abwa chapter meeting

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen Chapter dinner and business meeting is on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale. Dinner cost is $25.

For information and reservations, call (323) 256-1575 or email

‘The Youthful Perspective’ at Flower Pepper

Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena is hosting “The Youthful Perspective,” a group show of work by students from Clark Magnet High School on display through April 5. Curated by Kelly Brinker, “The Youthful Perspective” offers each of these young artists their first foray into the art world.

Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E Union St., Pasadena

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

GAA hosting exhibit

Glendale Art Association’s La Cañada Flintridge Library Art Show, “Let Your Imagination Fly” takes place from April 2 through April 19 at the La Cañada Library Community Room.

This is an exciting members’ art exhibition. All submitted works will be under 36″. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Sundays. For more information, contact or visit

La Cañada Library Community Room, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada

News From the S/T Elks

On Sunday, April 7 the new officers of the Sunland/Tujunga Elks Club 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



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 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.

Edkins Headlines Caltech Jazz Bands Performance

The Caltech Jazz Bands, directed by William Bing, present their 13th Annual Jazz Festival featuring soloist Kirsten Edkins. This event will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gates Annex Patio on the Caltech campus. Gates Patio is located just west of Dabney Lounge.

 Saxophonist Edkins, who graduated from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Geoffrey Keezer and popular artists Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.

Other featured musicians at the Caltech Jazz Festival include guitarist Glenn Hair, the Nick Broten Band, Chris Rolontz, Zucky Zeidner, and the Caltech Jazz Band.

 Admission is free and no tickets are required. Some seating will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring food and blankets for a picnic on the lawn.

For further information, call Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit the Caltech Jazz Bands online at

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 (Events link).

Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland


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 – insert subject line of “China 2013” or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


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;


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 or Gene Wilcott at

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 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


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



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.


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


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


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 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 or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale




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