‘ARMENIA: AN OPEN WOUND’ EXHIBITION AT BRAND LIBRARY
The exhibition “Armenia: An Open Wound,” presented by the City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Dept. in partnership with the Armenian American Museum, continues at the Brand Library Art Galleries through 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. 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 email@example.com.
Brand Library Art Galleries is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
TALLON AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes executive coach and feminine leadership expert Monique Svazlian Tallon tonight, Thursday, 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 tonight, 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.
OPTIMIST SPRING TEA
A spring tea is being held on April 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to support Optimist International’s campaign against childhood cancer. The Pacific Southwest District has chosen to support the UCLA Mattel Cancer Research Department in its efforts in both research and treatment.
To help make the Spring Tea a success, please join us at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. RSVP necessary. Tickets are $75 and payable by check or credit card at the door. For questions and reservations, please call Pam Duben at (661) 257-6867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brookside Golf Club is located at 1133 Rosemont Ave. in Pasadena.
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.
CANADA CRESCENTA DEMO CLUB TO MEET
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will meet Sunday, April 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lanterman House in La Cañada Flintridge.
Judith B. Alter Ed.D., an emerita UCLA professor and elections justice specialist, will be the featured speaker.
Dr. Alter began working on elections issues four days after the October 2003 recall election of Gov. Gray Davis when compelling evidence appeared showing that Diebold machines swung the election away from Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante to the recall winner, Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a consequence, Dr. Alter founded ProtectCaliforniaBallots.org.
The four candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 11, have also been invited to address the membership; an endorsement vote may follow. La Cañada resident Debra Archuleta, a deputy district attorney, is among them.
The Elections Information Committee will get the club up to speed on other races, including the L.A. County Democratic Party Central Committee, for which member Carol Fodera is running.
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club has been holding meetings almost every month since 2005. La Cañadans Charles Guinta is the current president and Divya Khanna Dalal is vice president.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://canadacrescentadems.org. The Club can be contacted at email@example.com.
Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr, La Cañada Flintridge
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. 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.
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.
JIM KONOSKE COMING TO WOMEN’S CITY CLUB
Jim Konoske’s Antique Road Show luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. Konoske is an antiques, art and estates auction broker and appraiser. He will feature unique antiques and finds during his presentation. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and guests may bring one item for appraisal.
Inspirational speaker and country singer June Wade will share “The Most Fantastic Trip of a Lifetime.”
Tickets are $23. For reservations call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave., Pasadena
ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB
The next musical get together of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, April 24 at Wang’s Place in the old town area of Monrovia. At this meeting there will be a special performance by the Skyhill Brass from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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
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.
JUDGED ART SHOW IN IDYLLWILD
The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is showcasing is hosting its annual judged art show on May 20-22. Opening daily at noon, the three-day art show is called “Front And Center” and will showcase over 70 pieces of locally produced artwork. All artwork will be available for purchase. The judge is Zimou Tan, art director at Olivet University and Chinese master artist.
The judged art show is being set up at the newly opened Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery located in the center of town at 54301 North Circle Drive. The Art Alliance will be filling the 4,000 sq. ft. tasting gallery with art mediums that will fall into four judged categories – 2D, Wearable Art, Photography and Digital Art, and 3D.
In addition to the judged art show, the weekend event will also feature a gallery and art hot spot tour on Saturday. An information kiosk will be set at 54301 North Circle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only. Art enthusiasts are encouraged to pick up a map leading them to the doorsteps of 13 unique gallery and art hot spots scattered around the village. A list of featured events will also be available at the kiosk.
Admission to the judged “Front and Center” Art show is free. All artwork will be for sale with a featured “hidden gems” display of artwork priced between $100 and $150 on the second floor of the tasting gallery.
Artist reception will be on Saturday night, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery. Reception will feature light appetizers provided by the AAI and a no host bar featuring wine from Middle Ridge Winery supporting the Art Alliance.
For more information, visit www.artinidyllwild.org.
GALA TO BENEFIT SOLHEIM
Solheim will hold its First Annual Midsummer Night’s Gala at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena on Saturday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Festivities will include dining under the stars, live music and dancing, incredible raffle prizes, as well as Shakespearean delights around every corner.
Executive Chef Debbie Lee will be preparing a custom three-course menu for the gala.
Tickets now available at http://tinyurl.com/jx9zurm. Tickets are $125.
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.
BONSAI SHOW COMING TO DESCANSO GARDENS
Descanso Bonsai Society will present its 47th Annual Bonsai Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 in Van De Camp Hall and adjoining classrooms, at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.
Descanso Bonsai Society’s show is one of the longest running and biggest shows in Southern California. It is also Southern California’s largest judged bonsai show. The show is free with admission to the gardens.
Descanso Bonsai Society Club members will also be holding demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. While answering audience questions, club members will show how to replant, wire, and work on trees.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, call (818) 952-4400.
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).
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.