A STAR IS BORN … FINALLY
The premier of “Map To The Stars – My Personal Tinsel Town Musical” is on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the theatre in Art
Share LA, 801 E. 4th Place in Los Angeles in the downtown Arts District. There will be live piano accompaniment by Craig Kupka. CE Jordan of “Story Chicks” presents her latest solo outing proving it’s never too late to become a triple threat. Jordan weaves her true tales of “making it in Hollywood” with a combination of charm, humor and pure grit. One night only! All true and all very entertaining!
For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/map-to-the-stars-tickets-20355328335.
ANNUAL DOLL SHOW AND SALE
The 38th annual doll show and sale takes place on March 19 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Glendale’s Jewel City Doll Club is hosting their annual doll show and sale. Come see the dolls your great grandmother played with, or maybe you’d prefer seeing a Patsy, a Toni doll, or Barbie from your own
childhood! We have them
all – new and antique dolls, toys, books, teddy bears, and multiple stuffed animals by Steiff and others. We are also celebrating Raggedy Ann’s 100th anniversary at this event.
Come join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Also 30 minutes free admission for all, from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. We have doll repair experts on the premises and free doll identification by club members (only one or two per person please). You get a complimentary photo of yourself with a doll, yours or ours, surrounded by Raggedy Ann and Andy.
Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 Verdugo Road in Glendale
GLENDALE ELKS HOST ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW
The Glendale Elks #1289 is hosting its 21st annual charity car show on Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The public is welcome to come inspect an array of cars ranging from a 1914 Ford Model T to custom modified cars of many descriptions. Breakfast and lunch will be served throughout the day plus there will be raffles and a silent auction.
The event is free to the public. 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.
PASADENA HERITAGE SPRING HOME TOUR AND LECTURE
Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour is a drive-yourself tour featuring examples of Pasadena’s great architects and their private residences with experienced docents providing guided tours at each location. It takes place on Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Home tour advance tickets are $40, $35 for members and $45 for everyone on the day of the tour.
Prior to the tour a lecture is being held on Tuesday, March 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Dennis Smith of the architectural firm of Buff, Smith and Hensman as well as noteworthy architectural historians will provide an overview of residential design that defines Pasadena’s architectural ancestry.
The cost to attend the lecture is $20, $18 for members.
It is being held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave.
SPRING BREAK CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Little Landers Historical Society invites kids of all ages to make small projects to take home for display or as gifts for parents or friends. Bolton Hall Museum docents will be on hand to help the young artists with their projects and to show families around the museum.
All supplies will be provided and the event is free, although small donations are always appreciated.
The workshops are March 22 and March 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABWA HOSTS DINNER MEETING
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Verdugo-Glen chapter is hosting “The Alex Theatre’s Story: Building a Community” dinner meeting presented by Elissa Glickman, CEO of Glendale Arts on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado in Glendale (free parking in front).
Come hear the story of one of Glendale’s most beloved historical treasures and how it shaped the community. Arrive at 6 p.m. to network; dinner meeting cost is $25.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 18. To reserve a spot, please pay via Paypal email@example.com. Please include your name and any guest name(s), date of event in the notes and a contact number.
For more information, contact Loren West (818) 261-2386 or check out www.abwa-verdugoglen.org.
NEXT MEETING OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).
Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
USC-VHH HOSTING SPINE SEMINAR
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH) invites members of the community to a free informational seminar on the latest advancements in spine surgery. Attendees will learn about minimally invasive surgical techniques, USC’s advanced pain management and recovery programs. Leading the session is Dr. Raymond Hah, MD, a faculty orthopedic surgeon from Keck School of Medicine of USC, who is now performing spine surgery at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.
The seminar is Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the USC-VHH council room on the fourth floor. Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided.
Register for the event by calling (818) 952-4771. For more information, email Julie.Anderson@vhh.usc.edu.
USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale.
ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB
The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, March 27 at Wang’s Place in the old town area of Monrovia. Meetings are held the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.
For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome. The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.
More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at http://roseleafclub.com.
Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia
BINGO EVENT BENEFITS CADETS
A bingo night is being held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall
Air Force JR. ROTC – CA882 is hosting and proceeds will benefit the high school’s drill and ceremony cadets who will be attending the national high school drill team championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This team won first place (for the third year in a row) at SCIDM (So. Cal. Invitational Drill Meet).
Support Crescenta Valley High School’s AFJROTC, a class dedicated to teaching core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”
Tickets are $10 for 10 games. For more information, contact Lynn McGinnis at (818) 248-1264 or (818) 726-1994. There will be a $100 prize for each game plus
additional grand prizes, raffle, food and drink.
American Legion Hall is located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.
WALK FOR KIDS
The Walk for Kids is an approximately 3.7k (2.3 mile) noncompetitive walk/run that is designed to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House®. Walkers come together for a day of fun, food, entertainment and giveaways. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Pasadena and Councilmember Steve Madison. The walk is being held on Sunday, April 3 at Central Park in Pasadena.
Registration and family activities begin at 9 a.m., opening ceremony and warm-up with Ronald McDonald starts at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
To register or donate, email www.walkforkids.org/pasadena. For more information, email email@example.com or telephone (626) 204-0400. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Central Park is located at 275 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
“TROPICAL LU’AU” AT WOMAN’S CLUB
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting a tropical lu’au on Saturday, April 9 at the clubhouse. Doors open at 4 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers followed by a Hawaiian style dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an evening full of entertainment. Performances by local ukulele band The Honolulu Avenue Strummers, and Tahitian dancers, drummer and luminary “fire” show.
There will be auctions and opportunities to win cash and prizes.
Tickets are $50 per person ($55 per person after March 31). Prepaid reservations required. Pay by PayPal or credit card on the LCWC website www.lacrescentawomansclub.org or pay by mail, check payable to the La Crescenta Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 8494, La Crescenta, CA 91224.
For questions, contact (818) 219-1702.
The Clubhouse is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
PASADENA FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS
The 8th Annual Pasadena Festival of Women Authors will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The festival will feature Jane Smiley, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, “A Thousand Acres,” and Kristin Hannah, author of the 2015 Goodreads Historical Fiction Choice Award winning novel, “The Nightingale,” as well as five other acclaimed authors – Cynthia Bond, Jan Ellison, Nayomi Munaweera, Victoria Patterson and Maggie Shipstead.
The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors brings together a group of diverse, well-published authors to discuss their work with enthusiastic readers whose love of literature inspired the event. The festival provides a stimulating setting where authors and guests interact with each other and authors are available to answer questions and sign their books for guests.
Proceeds from the event will benefit both the Masters Series, part of the
Lifelong Learning Program at the Pasadena Senior Center, and the Writer-in-Residence Program at Pasadena City College. Tickets for the festival are $95 per person and include lunch. Reserved tables of 10 are $1,500. Visit www.pasadenafestivalofwomenauthors.org to purchase tickets and for more information.
The Pasadena Hilton Hotel is located at 168 S. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena.
ARMENIA: AN OPEN WOUND EXHIBITION AT BRAND LIBRARY
The City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Dept. present the exhibition “Armenia: An Open Wound” in partnership with the Armenian American Museum. The exhibition will be on view at the Brand Library Art Galleries April 9-June 11 during the library’s regular hours: Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday noon to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A series of weekly programs will accompany the exhibition.
“Armenia: An Open Wound” debuted in Mexico City at the Museo Memoria Y Tolerancia [Museum of Tolerance] in April 2015 in honor of the Armenian Genocide centenary. The exhibition explores the intricate history of the Armenian people and creates an interactive experience by illustrating early Armenian culture; it shares the story of Armenian livelihoods on their ancestral lands, and prepares viewers to gain a deeper insight into the events that lead to the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
For further information, contact Cathy Billings, senior Library, Arts & Culture supervisor, at (818) 548-2713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUROPEAN MASTERS ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on April 10 and features the music of Beethoven, Faure and Bosmans. The concert will be introduced by musicologist
Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano and performed by a virtuoso duo consisting of John Walz, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Opera, and Steven Vanhauwaert, pianist.
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 students, and $75 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital.
The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience.
RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN GLENDALE
Glendale Arts with Glendale Healthy Kids presents the 15th Annual Taste of Downtown Glendale. The fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the presenting organizations’ wellness initiatives, youth programs, and services.
More than a food festival, the Taste of Downtown Glendale is one of Glendale’s premier events, showcasing what the city does best. With the purchase of a ticket, guests can stroll along Brand Boulevard, popping into restaurants to sample the cuisine, enjoy wine or beer from one of the designated locations, and enjoy live music along the way. Glendale Arts’ POPUP! series will program live music at the locations along the route, including check-in stations and the beer and wine areas.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.TasteofDowntownGlendale.com.
Pre-sale ticket prices through May 3 are: adult, food only, $30; adult, food and wine, $40; children, ages 6-9, $15; children 5 and under, free.
Day of event ticket prices are adult, food only, $35; adult, food and wine, $45; children, ages 6-9, $15; children 5 and under, free.
For more information about the event visit, www.TasteofDowntownGlendale.com.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.
These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.
These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in
Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
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 email@example.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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
TOPS OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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
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
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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 Cañada.