SPRING JURIED EXHIBIT AT WHITE’S
The Pasadena Society of Artists presents the spring juried exhibition at White’s Fine Art located in Montrose. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forty-one artworks are presented by 37 members of the Pasadena Society of Artists as selected by juror Clovis Blackwell.
The exhibition continues until Saturday, April 30. Meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, April 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments
and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Media include oils, acrylics, watercolors, bronze sculptures, onyx sculptures, encaustic, digital and traditional photography, metal sculptures, fused glass, mixed media, pastel, charcoal, graphite, etchings and ceramics.
Founded in 1925, the Pasadena Society of Artists is one of the area’s original professional artist groups. The Society is noted for its vigorous, active membership, wide diversity of artistic statement, and high professional standards. Membership is by juried submission. For more information about PSA visit www.PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org.
White’s Fine Art is located at 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
MT. EVEREST CONQUEROR TO SPEAK IN DESCANSO GARDENS
Tonight, Thursday, April 7 Gary Nelson, one of the nation’s premier mountain climbers, will make a PowerPoint presentation in Descanso Gardens about his ascent of Mt. Everest. The presentation will be at the Pacific Camellia Society’s final meeting of the season.
A prominent and busy Glendale attorney, Nelson has found the time to climb the highest mountains on all but two of the world’s seven continents, with his crowning achievement being his ascent of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. His PowerPoint presentation will include pictures of spectacular Himalayan mountain scenery, some of which will be of the infamous Khumbu Icefall where 16 sherpas lost their lives in a 2014 avalanche.
The 7:30 p.m. meeting will begin with a short PowerPoint presentation by Brad King, editor of the National Camellia Journal. His pictures will illustrate the wide array of camellia colors.
Membership in Pacific Camellia Society is not required to attend. The meeting is open to the general public. Admission is free.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, April 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitter.com or email email@example.com.
ESTABLISHING A LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
On Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, Pasadena Heritage is offering an information seminar covering two topics: how to designate a landmark district and how to apply for the Mills Act property tax incentive. The seminar will take place at La Casita Del Arroyo. The event is free but all attendees must RSVP in advance and a $10 donation is requested.
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This event is sponsored by The Arroyo Group.
La Casita Del Arroyo is located at 131-199 S Arroyo Blvd. 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. The exhibition will commence with an opening reception on Saturday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
“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.
Brand Library Art Galleries is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
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.
‘SUDAN EGYPT’ PRESENTED BY SIERRA CLUB
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents, Bob Ihsen’s “Sudan Egypt” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Ihsen’s program will whisk attendees north from Khartoum along the Nile to visit archaeological sites relating to the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient rival to the better-known pharaohs to the north. Then to the pyramids of Meroe, a world heritage site, the Coptic Christian tombs at Dongola, then on to explore Jebel Barkal and the Royal Necropolis of Napata plus a visit to nomadic tribes in the isolated Bayuda Desert and the ruins of ancient desert cities miles from the Nile. Returning to Khartoun attendees will witness the Whirling Dervishes of the Sufis, the Tomb of the Mahdi and then cruise to the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
Ihsen is a lifelong residence of Covina and a 40-year Sierra Club member.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd.
TALLON AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes executive coach and feminine leadership expert Monique Svazlian Tallon on April 14 at 7 p.m. Her book “Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership” has been described as “a must-read for women. ‘Leading Gracefully’ offers women a unique roadmap to effectively combine feminine strengths with traditional qualities of leadership – an essential and balanced approach in meeting the complex challenges of the 21st century … for any woman who wants to make a bigger impact in the world.” Written for emerging women leaders in business, the book was launched at the Microsoft Global Women’s Conference in Seattle, March 2016.
Whether a senior level executive, a mid-career manager or just starting out, “Leading Gracefully” is a game changer for women who want to get to the next level in their career and life. Through personal stories and those of female executives and entrepreneurs from the world of technology, science, retail and non-profits, readers will learn how to successfully break through gender bias. The book is designed as a self-coaching “how-to” guide, with 15 powerful exercises, tips and resources you can apply right away to gain more confidence, authenticity and effectiveness.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse (www.flintridgebooks.com) is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is in the rear.
GLENDALE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Glendale Art Association April meeting is at the CitiBank community service room on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
Julie Snyder will paint an oil portrait from a live model as demonstrator for Glendale Art Association’s April meeting. Her paint quality is expressionistic as she captures the essential mood and gestures of her subjects. Her paintings have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, and her career has included several years of residence in Spain. She promotes the arts, paints, teaches and holds workshops both locally and across the country including trips for artists to Europe for painters, sculptors and photographers.
The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests; paintings submitted to mini show are $3 each.
For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.
Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
WOMEN AND THE MEDIA
The Saturday, April 16 general meeting of the American Association of University Women, Pasadena Branch, will hear an analysis of the ways the presentation of women and girls in the media affects their identity. The speaker, Martha Wheelock, is the president of Ishtar Films.
Luncheon meeting will be held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena starting at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, contact Gloria Reynolds at (626) 798-3896. The cost is $20.
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave.
BLAZING STAR BAZAAR
On Saturday, April 16, Bolton Hall Museum and Little Landers Park is hosting “not your average rummage sale.” There will be new, used, antique, retro, vintage and collectable items at great prices. Also there will be a variety of potted plants for a fraction of the cost at stores.
Doors open at 9 a.m.
Donation items are being accepted at Bolton Hall during public hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Sundays. Donations can also be brought to the Hall on Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For plant donations, please contact organizers to make arrangements.
www.LittleLandersHistoricalSociety.org, (818) 352-3420
Bolton Hall Museum and Little Landers Park is located at 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.
STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT CALTECH
On Sunday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Ramo Auditorium at Caltech, the Caltech-Occidental Symphony continues its concerts featuring student concerto competition winners. Soloists will be pianist Karlming Chen and cellist Shahar Amitay. Allen Robert Gross will conduct the orchestra.
Chen will perform Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Vancouver. He is a second-year Ph.D. graduate student at Caltech studying mathematics. He has played the piano since the age of 5. Chen also plays the piano in Caltech chamber music groups and violin in the orchestra
Cellist Amitay will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Shahar is a freshman at Occidental College intending to major in chemistry and minor in music. He began his cello studies in Israel and continued in the New England Conservatory. He studies cello at Occidental with Gloria Lum.
The program opens with Weber’s Overture to “Der Freischütz.”
Admission is free. For further information, contact Caltech’s Performing and Visual Arts Dept. at (626) 395-3295.
A CALL TO ARTISTS
An art information seminar is being held at Samy’s Camera in Pasadena on April 17 at 1 p.m. to provide information about the Mojave National Preserve Artists Foundation (MNPAF) in-residence program. This seminar is open to the public.
Representatives of the MNPAF will conduct the seminar for anyone interested in learning more about the Preserve and who may apply for a residency. Samy’s is located at 1759 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
Bob Killen, Foundation president, and Todd Seuss, Preserve superintendent, will explain how the Mojave’s majestic canyons, mountains, mesas, and long-abandoned mines and rock-walled military outposts make great subjects for photographers and other artists. They will also talk about Mojave’s Artists-in-Residence Program, including how to apply to be an artist-in-residence. Artists-in-residence from past years will be present to discuss their desert experiences and share their art work.
The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for questions.
For information about the MNPAF go to mojaveair.org, or contact Jim Smart by calling (760) 401-2166.
FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE CELEBRATES INDIE BOOKSTORE DAY
On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse recognizes Independent Bookstore Day with a full schedule including author and animal appearances, pet care demonstrations, benefits for Operation School Bell and the Pasadena Humane Society, and a drawing to win book give-aways.
Independent Bookstore Day is a nationwide event created in 2015 to show support for local booksellers and a special time for them to reach out to their communities. Approximately 400 bookstores are expected to take part in the day.
Flintridge Bookstore will present bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. She will give a brief presentation and sign a large selection of past titles (many of these are 50% off the list price).
The bookstore is also pleased to welcome local Brownie troop 1251. They are sponsoring a book drive through the organization Milk+Bookies for Operation School Bell, benefitting underserved elementary-age children in the Pasadena Unified School District. They are here from noon to 3 p.m. to accept new books for this charitable cause.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and Flintridge Bookstore is inviting several local authors, a pet care instructor and a therapy dog to share their stories, expertise, and compassion with visitors to the store. The Design and Rescue Club of La Cañada High School will be selling mugs created by student Lina Lee to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society. Cedar, a beautiful collie and therapy dog, will be visiting to listen to children who want to read to him.
For specifics about the day’s schedule and more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. Parking is in the rear of the store.
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
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on April 20 and features violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and pianist Susan Svrcek performing works by Bach, MacMillan and Ginastera.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church is located at 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel).
P.E.O. CHAPTER HOLDS FUNDRAISER
P.E.O. Chapter KU will be hosting a fundraiser at New Moon on Monday, April 25. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; dinner from 5 pm. to 9 p.m. Includes dine-in, take-out and bar. Flyer must be presented (available online at www.cvweekly.com/BETWEENFRIENDS) in order for 15% of receipts to be donated to P.E.O.
New Moon is located at 2138 Verdugo Blvd. in Montrose.
APRIL ABWA EVENTS
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter is hosting the “Lessons Learned from Successful Business Owners” dinner meeting presented by Debbie Kukta, Burbank city treasurer on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Glendale Elks (free parking in front). Come listen to a collection of lessons learned that will inspire, shift perspective and offer the insight needed when making business decisions. Arrive at 6 p.m. for networking; dinner meeting cost is $25. Please RSVP by Friday, April 22. To reserve a spot, pay via Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Glendale Elks is located at 120 E. Colorado Blvd. 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.
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.
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).