‘HAPPY HOUR’ FOR LCF ToR
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour at the home of Dave Spence at 1040 Visa Del Valle Road in La Cañada Flintridge on March 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share and enjoy the fun in support of the 2015 Rose Parade float that represents this community.
‘ELEVATE 2014’ PLANNED FOR SATURDAY
The Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter and the Woodbury University will host its second annual Armenian American Leadership Seminar “Elevate 2014” on Saturday March 29 from 9 a.m. (check-in time) to 1 p.m. at Woodbury Universities’ Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium. This partnership was established in response to growing community calls to develop and instill within its youth the leadership skills that elevate and empower them to become productive citizens and influential members of society.
Admission to this conference, for those who RSVP, is free and features special guest speakers, complimentary continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch. This event is open to the public; however, due to the overwhelming public response it received last year, registration for this event is expected to close quickly.
PASADENA HERITAGE PRESENTS HOME TOUR
Pasadena Heritage presents its Historic Homes of Pasadena, a drive-yourself tour featuring four architecturally diverse homes designed by four distinguished architects, each with a fascinating history showcasing preservation and transformation. Tickets are on sale; early bird discount prices end on Friday, March 28.The tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Homes featured are the Bissell House, the Silver Queen House, the Tournament of Roses (formerly owned by the Wrigley family) and the Beach House.
Advance tickets are $40/$35 for members; at the door are $45/$40 for members.
Same-day tour tickets may be purchased at the will-call location until 1 p.m. Call (626) 441-6333 x18 for more information or visit www.pasadenaheritage.org.
MUSIC & CONVERSATION
On March 28 at 7 p.m. at McGroarty Arts Center, violinist Dr. Svetlana Oganesian will be performing while entertaining and educating her audience with interesting stories about the pieces and their composers. A celebration of Bach’s birthday is planned with a trio for flute, violin and piano; also Piazzolla trio for flute, violin, piano and some scintillating violin pieces. Saida Moore will be playing the piano.
A requested donation of $2.50 the door will benefit the McGroarty Arts Center.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 April 2 and features violinist Johana Krejci performing
“Romantic Music by Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.”
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson) in Glendale.
BRAND ASSOCIATES HOLD CONCERT
On Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m., the Brand Associates will be hosting the first concert in its 2014 music series celebrating the reopening of Brand Library after a two-year renovation. Pianist Mark Robson will be performing on piano and toy piano with major works by Gerard Schurmann, Vera Ivanova, Maurice Ravel and Mark Robson.
The concert will be in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit the Brand Library website http://www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or the Brand Library Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brandlibrary. This concert is sponsored by the Brand Associates. For more information please visit http://www.associatesofbrand.org.
Brand Library is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain St.
‘HOLISTIC MONEY’ COMING TO TOP PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
Financial educator Terry Chung will be speaking to students and families on the topic of ‘holistic money’ at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles on March 30 at 4 p.m. The aim of Chung’s holistic money seminars is to “bring Wall Street wealth to Main Street America.”
Seminars run about an hour and are free.
The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles; Olive Room 229
DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC
Tickets are now on sale for Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. The show will be in Ontario Wednesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP), $65 (front row). Opening night tickets are $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*.
Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX or in-person at the CBBA Box Office.
The show then comes to Long Beach from Wednesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 27. Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45-$50 (VIP) and $65-$70 (front row)*.
Opening night tickets are $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*.
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at
(800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office.
*Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
GLENDALE BEAUTIFUL LUNCHEON
Glendale Beautiful will have its annual awards day luncheon on April 1 at noon at Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.
For reservations, call (818) 242-3689.
GUESTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will be featuring Marlene Hitt, Joe DeCenzo, Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, Dorothy Skiles and two guest poets, Elsa Frausto and Dr. Mira Mataric on Saturday, April 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga Library. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library in celebration of April – National Poetry Month. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga, www.villagepoets.blogspot.com
Sunland-Tujunga Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
‘LA BELLA EPOQUE’ FROM SALON DE MUSIQUES
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on April 6 and is dedicated to “La Belle Epoque” with the Expressionism Movement. The program features four composers: Reynaldo Hahn, Benjamin Godard, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Ernest Chausson.
The Pantoum Trio (Tereza Stanislav, violin, Cecilia Tsan, cello and Steven Vanhauwaert, piano) will be joined by Hae Ji Chang, soprano.
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 student, and $65 (includes dinner and drinks).
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.
SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS BOB IBSEN
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will feature Bob Ibsen’s World War II in the Pacific on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Please enter on La Crescenta Avenue for the meeting room and parking.
Ihsen, a member of the Sierra Club for over 40 years, is a historian and world traveler of 192 countries, all 50 states and nearly all of the national parks, has much to share about his travels. He will take attendees chronologically from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, with a multitude of stops along the way to places like Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima.
He attended Pomona College and graduated from Claremont Graduate University with a degree in U.S. History. He taught at Covina High, European and American History for over 35 years. He has traveled most of his life to countries around the world.
The program begins following news of outings and conservation. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.
WOMEN AT WORK BENEFITS FROM ART & CHAMPAGNE
Louise Wannier and Vera Teller host Art & Champagne on Thursday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Louis Jane studio (93 E. Union in Pasadena) to benefit Women At Work’s Founder’s Challenge Grant.
Champagne tasting and unique hand-painted designs by Louise will be enjoyed
Contact Camille Levee at (626) 796-6870.
‘SIMPLY SPEAKING’ LUNCHEON
On Saturday, April 12, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will host its first annual benefit luncheon, Simply Speaking, at the University Club of Pasadena. The event will highlight guest speaker and organizational expert Peter Walsh, star of the popular TLC network TV program “Clean Sweep” and author of several best-selling books on clutter and organization. The event will feature a seated lunch, silent auction and a donation drawing.
In addition, the 2014 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.
Simply Speaking luncheon tickets can be purchased at $125 for general seating or $175 for preferred seating. All funds raised through the event will directly benefit the Junior League of Pasadena and their community partners and projects.
To purchase tickets and to learn more about the Junior League of Pasadena, visit www.MyJLP.com.
BENITA BIKE’S DANCEART PRESENTS ‘DANCE AMONG THE TREES’
Benita Bike’s DanceArt brings concert dance into the outdoors with a performance at the historic McGroarty Arts Center on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. This performance is supported by the City of Los Angeles’ Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the McGroarty Arts Center. This is a free event.
The unique dance event demonstrates how dances are made and how dance artists train, work and create. Dances will be performed and there will be numerous opportunities for audience members to interact with the artists.
This programwill feature three dances: the premiere of “In the Garden,” a dance that takes place in a mysterious ancient garden, the humorous “Through the Lens,” and popular “Southern Memories” set to music from the southern United States.
For program information, call (818) 353-5734 or see www.danceart.org.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga
NEWS FROM THE LLHS
Little Landers Historical Society announces programs in April and May that focus on the importance of collecting oral histories and saving the stories about our lives, experiences and the times in which we lived. Guest speaker for both months’ programs will be oral historian and filmmaker Ellie Kahn.
On April 12, Kahn will screen her acclaimed documentary film, “Meet Me at Brooklyn & Soto,” based on oral histories with former residents of the once thriving Jewish community of 70,000 in Boyle Heights. The street now known as Cesar Chavez Avenue was once named Brooklyn Avenue, and its intersection with Soto was the heart of the community. After the screening, Kahn will describe how the project came about and the process of training volunteers to do the initial interviews.
On May 10, she will return to Bolton Hall to offer a hands-on workshop experience in collecting oral histories. Learn the basics of interviewing and sharing experiences in order to collect our personal and family’s stories.
Programs are free and open to the public; both begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Little Landers Historical Society announces the April revival of Granny’s Attic Treasure Sale and the LLHS famous plant sale. Both events are fundraisers for Little Landers and Bolton Hall, and will be held at Bolton Hall on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donations of new, gently used, antique and vintage collectibles 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 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For plant donations, please call Bolton Hall to make arrangements.
Bolton Hall shoppers can purchase lunch at the nearby Elks Lodge Chili Cook-Off on April 26 and return to Bolton Hall for more shopping.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
REUNION FOR HRS CLASS OF 1954
Plans are being finalized for a weekend-long reunion for the Holy Redeemer School – class of 1954. They include a get-together at the home of Gary Geer on the afternoon of Friday, April 25, dinner at Casa Cordoba restaurant on Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and coffee and rolls Sunday morning back at Gary’s from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please bring any memorabilia, pictures, mementos or souvenirs that you would like to share. Please call Francine Enders Lee with questions at (818) 891-3630.
The cost is $40 per person paid in advance and includes dinner Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfast on Sunday. Beverages other than coffee, tea and soft drinks are not provided on Saturday but are available.
Please make checks payable to Patricia Gale and mail to 24344 N.W. Meacham Road, North Plains, Oregon 97133; phone (503) 647-2797; email email@example.com.
SPECIAL CONCERT AT THORNE HALL
The Caltech-Occidental Symphony and the combined Glee clubs of Occidental College and Caltech will present a special concert at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. The performance of Mozart’s Requiem, with 100 singers, marks the first time in several years that the choruses of the two colleges will combine in concert. The program begins with Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto,” performed by Caltech senior Misha Raffiee. Allen Robert Gross, director of the Caltech-Occidental Symphony, conducts.
The program will be repeated on Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, at 3:30 p.m.
Admission and parking are free for both events. For further information, call (626) 395-3295 or visit orchestra.caltech.edu.
TIME EXPOSURE AT BOLTON HALL
Little Landers Historical Society announces the installation of a new temporary Bolton Hall exhibit. Until April 2014, Time Exposure will display an extensive collection of vintage cameras and projection equipment. Visit Bolton Hall to see how photo memories were recorded in the olden days.
Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free. Special group tours may also be arranged.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society at (818) 352-3420, www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
CALTECH-OCCIDENTAL CONCERT BAND TO PERFORM IN WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
The Caltech – Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, is going to perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 18. This celebrated ensemble, which has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Great Wall, will perform as part of a concert of ensembles from around the world.
On the program will be the world premiere of a work for organ and concert band by the band’s multi-talented composer-in-residence, Dr. Leslie Deutsch. Also appearing on the program and conducting his own work will be world famous composer and conductor, Frank Ticheli. Paul Asimow, a professor of geology and geochemisty, will also guest conduct, and Kjerstin Williams, who received her PhD in robotics from Caltech, will be the vocal soloist singing songs composed by George Gershwin.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Disney Hall. Tickets go on sale around May 1, and will be available for $30 each at Ticketmaster or the box office at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
For more information, call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.
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 support 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 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.