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The Foothill Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club (CTTC) will be having its annual plant auction on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Palm Room of the L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin St. in Arcadia.
The mission of the CTTC is to promote the preservation, conservation, welfare, study and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to turtles and tortoises. This is the major fundraiser for the chapter, and the profits will be used for rescue, adoptions and educational outreach and programs.
Donations will be received from our members as well as several nurseries and the Horticulture Dept. at Sylmar High School.
Admission and parking are free, and refreshments will be provided.

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Brand Associates (the non-profit arm of the Brand Library & Art Center) is sponsoring its 44th Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper. For the second consecutive year applicants can submit artwork through the CaFE online service. The official call to artists continues through June 17.
This exhibit of “works on paper” welcomes submissions of drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, mixed media, sculptures, and installations. Awards totaling $4,000 will be presented, including one artwork to be purchased by Brand Associates as well as a Juror’s Award. The Brand Associates will receive a 25% commission on the sale of works with all proceeds to benefit Brand Library cultural programming.
The juror of this year’s show is Laddie John Dill, an influential Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibition will open with a reception and awards ceremony in the Brand Galleries on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and the show will continue on view through Oct. 28.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invites the community to its upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, April 24 from 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Guest poets for this special event are the very accomplished Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero.
Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated! Take part in an early evening of fine poetry surrounded by the beauty of the Verdugo Hills and San Gabriel Mountains.
Visit the website
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
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
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
Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia
The Law Offices of Marc J. Schwartz and Robert Hall & Associates are hosting a presentation titled “Asset Protection – Benefits of Proper Estate Planning and Tax Planning Strategies” on April 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Planned topics include the amount heirs will pay in estate taxes and probate fees if there is not a proper estate plan, the pros and cons of creating a revocable or irrevocable living trust and keep family out of court and out of conflict.
Seating is limited and reservations required. There is no cost to attend.
The presentation is being made at Robert Hall & Associates Building at 300 W. Glenoaks Blvd. #303 in Glendale. Parking is available in the West lot, closest to Pacific Avenue.
The Caltech Jazz Band will present its 16th Annual Caltech Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 23 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place at Gates Annex Patio, on the Caltech campus, just west of Dabney Lounge. It is open to the public and will feature the Caltech Jazz Band, directed by Barb Catlin, The Nick Broten Group, the Yumi Piano Trio, and special guest Katisse playing tenor, alto, soprano saxophones; flute and alto flute.
There will be food and snacks available for sale. Limited seating is available and the audience is welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and food and beverages. Admission is free. No tickets are required, but seating is limited.
For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.
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
White’s Fine Art is located at 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
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.

Shadow Hills Riding Club is hosting an afternoon of art, music, food and fun at the tranquil setting that is Shadow Hills Riding Club on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 6 p.m. The outdoor gallery features many talented artists who are donating a portion of their proceeds to Watkins VITAL Care Program. Some of the featured artists include Carol Fuller, Tamara Wood, Marilyn Morse, Mark Kennedy, Katherine Yang, Suzy Staulz, Wayne Waller, Mary McGinnis and Glenn Newland.
This family-friendly event features live country music performed by Carmine, a petting zoo from noon to 3 p.m., donation bar, food and raffle prizes. There will also be a student art exhibit.
Checkbooks and cash are recommended as not all artists accept credit cards, but most will.
Flat shoes are highly encouraged. Carpooling with friends is suggested.
Admission is free
Please take part and help young adults with autism lead more independent lives. To learn more, visit
Shadow Hills Riding Club, 10263 La Cañada Way, Shadow Hills
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 May 4 and features the Calico Winds performing a program “Going Dutch.”
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit or email
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, May 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crochetting and conversation. For more information, visit or email
On Sunday, May 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Friends of the Historic Castle Green will host Mother’s Day at the Castle Green. The event will include the opportunity to tour the original public rooms including the grand salon, the Moorish and the Turkish rooms, and more than 15 unique private apartments. Pose for a fun, complimentary Mother’s Day photo remembrance in vintage hats and accessories.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets, Mother’s Day at the Castle Green, or at the gate at 99 S. Raymond Ave. on the day of the event.
The speaker at the next Little Landers program is Lawrence Glover, a 60-year resident of Southern California who has been conducting tours of Mt. Wilson for over 20 years. Glover will talk about the history of Mt. Wilson and offer a look at one of the local scientific treasures.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. It takes place on
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on May 15 and features the music of Maurice Ravel and Paul Juon. The concert will be performed by Erik Arvinder, violinist,
Trevor Handy, cellist, and Adam Neiman, 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 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.
About 30 dealers from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California and will be displaying over a half million old postcards, paper collectibles and ephemera at the annual Vintage Postcard and Paper Collectibles Show. It is being held on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Early bird on admission on Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. is $20.
Included will be postcards, stamps, advertising trade cards, cigar labels, valentines, scrap, travel brochures, photographs, stereographs, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, movie memorabilia, Western Americana, posters, and much more. Free admission, free appraisals!
Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale.
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
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 Tickets are $125.
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.
“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
Brand Library Art Galleries is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
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
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 or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church is located at 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel).
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 in order for 15% of receipts to be donated to P.E.O.
New Moon is located at 2138 Verdugo Blvd. in Montrose.
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 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
Glendale Elks is located at 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in 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
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,
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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
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 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
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
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.

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