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CV Alliance hosts the next Teen Trials & Tribulations presentation “Reengineering the Teenage Brain” with Tina Givrad, PhD today, Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, and open to the public. Adults & kids welcome!

Parent/guardian education programs are held Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free and for adults only! On April 21,“Drugs and Teens: A Parent’s Perspective.”

All programs are held in the CV High Library, 2900 Community Ave. and are free for the community.

Walk & Talk is on Wednesday mornings, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore near the community center. Rain cancels. Dogs welcome!

For information, email
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In a celebration of female empowerment, the inaugural Artemis Women in Action Film Festival will open Friday, April 24 at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena with Girls on the Run L.A. County as its not-for-profit beneficiary. The three-day film fest (April 24-26) will feature over 50 narrative, documentary, animated and short films that highlight women in action roles.

Premiere screenings of “Awaken” starring Darryl Hannah on Friday, April 24, and “Two Down” produced by Stephen Fry (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “V for Vendetta”) on Saturday April 25 will anchor the festival, along with a Friday evening screening of the James Cameron action classic “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tickets are available for purchase at and the Laemmle Theatre box office, 673 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.

As a nod to Girls on the Run, Sunday will feature short films selected to inspire girls and their families.

RAPP and Montrose Peace Vigil present comedian and pastor Rev. Jane Voigts on Friday, April 24 at CV United Methodist Church. She’s got a fresh and funny take on the Bible that audiences love. Whether the Bible is seen as literature, an important part of the cultural fabric, or a guiding Word from God, there will be mind stretching, eye opening, belly laughing insights for all to enjoy. Also performing will be CVUMC’s music director and jazz pianist extraordinaire Barb Catlin-Bergeron. Also, Edmond Hambarsumian will be sharing some reflections on the Armenian Genocide.

All are invited to attend. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.

CV United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta

The Verdugo Glen chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) recently awarded scholarships to three area women: Andrea Baghaee of Burbank, a junior at Woodbury University majoring in accounting; Leona Frank of North Hollywood, a senior accounting major at Woodbury University; and Leslie Fernandez of Glendale, a business management student at Woodbury University.

The women will be honored at the ABWA Verdugo Glen “Step Into Style” fashion show

luncheon on Saturday, April 25 at the Angeles National Golf Club. The annual fashion show and luncheon includes boutique shopping, silent auction, and opportunity prizes. It begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Angeles National Golf Club. Luncheon cost is $50.

For information and reservations, call Anne Marie Johnson (626) 354-6478 or visit

For information about ABWA, email

Glendale Art Association Spring Salon continues through April 25 at White’s Gallery in Montrose. It includes a showing of artists’ work in a variety of media including painting, photography and sculpture, both abstract and representational works. Proceeds are contributed as scholarships to Glendale visual arts students completing high school and pursuing further education in the visual arts.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, visit the GAA website or call (818) 248-7373.

White’s Gallery and Restoration, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

The All American Variety Show, BBQ and Car Expo is happening April 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. This event is a fundraiser to support the church’s mission projects to Haitian-Dominican immigrants living in poverty in the Dominican Republic.

Enjoy classic cars, tangy barbecue and a home-style dinner followed by a variety show that features American music and dance. Opportunity drawings for great prizes. Tickets for the whole event cost  $40/adult,  $15/child. Reservations are necessary; contact for more information. Tickets for the variety show only, which starts at 8 p.m., can be purchased at the door for $15.

The Little Landers Historical Society is hosting Blazing Star Bazaar Treasures & Plant Sale, the annual rummage and plant sales. Both events are fundraisers for Little Landers and Bolton Hall and will be held at Bolton Hall on April 25 starting at 9 a.m.

Donations of new, gently used, antique, retro, vintage and collectible items 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 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For plant donations, please call Bolton Hall to make arrangements.

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. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

The Burbank & Montrose African Violet Societies with the African Violet Council of Southern California are having their annual African Violet Judged Show and Sale on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Descanso Gardens (Van de Kamp Hall).

There will be African violets, other related plants and supplies available for sale, demonstrations throughout the day, members to answer any questions and an educational table with literature. There is an admission to the gardens but not the show.

For more information call either (818) 951-3597 or (323) 236-0104. Visit the website

Descanso Gardens (Van de Kamp Hall), 1418, Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

Tickets are available for the 24th Annual Derby Day: Run for the Roses, The Campbell Center’s signature annual fundraiser which, over the years, has been instrumental in raising much-needed funds for the organization’s various programs and services. The event takes place on May 2 at Pickwick Banquet Center in Burbank.

Actress Mariette Hartley and her husband, actor Jerry Sroka, will lead the live auction that includes packages such as a Cancun vacation, a week in Utah at the historic Blue Church Lodge and a week at a spectacular home in Cambria, among many others. In addition to the live auction, the day will include a lavish buffet luncheon, a roomful of fabulous silent auction items, a hat and derby contest and a tribute to longtime supporters of The Campbell Center Vince and Toni Beck Espinoza. The day will culminate in the live streaming of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.

For information about event sponsorship levels and marketing benefits, tables and tickets, call Rita Tomassian-Hopkins at (818) 242-2434, Ext. 312, or email at

HealWithin – Hypnosis Healing Center in Glendale – will present its 3rd Annual 3E Event on May 2 at the Embassy Suites in Glendale. Liza Boubari, founder of HealWithin, will not only lead this event but will also present ‘Living Purposefully’ – Inner Powers and Healing through Hypnosis.”

Other guests invited to speak are Dr. Wendy Walsh, Chef Penny Davidi, speaker and author Dr. Clair O’Neill and motivational speaker and musician TiamoDeVettori.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $150 (includes lunch). For registration or further information, call (818) 551-1501 or log in online at

For information on this event contact Liza Boubari at

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 May 6 and features Adriana Zoppo performing works for viola d’amore by Telemann, Quantz and Stamitz with flutist Anthony Brazier and cellist Alexa Pilon.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr., 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 9 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation.

For more information, visit or email

Little Landers announces the May opening of a new temporary exhibit. The “Our Hills and Hollywood” exhibit celebrates the importance of our community in providing film sites for hundreds of feature films, TV movies, TV series and commercials since the early 1900s.

The LLHS May 9 program, also titled “Our Hills and Hollywood,” will provide a look at many of these films and a comparison to what the film locations look like now. Presenter for this program is LLHS member and history buff Craig Durst. A Sunland-Tujunga resident, Durst is a graduate of the Institute of Audio Video Engineering and owner of Creative Avenue, a TV production company and a founder of JLTV, a national TV network. Among his many talents, Durst is also an expert still shot photographer and has produced a series of Then and Now photos based on historical photos from the Little Landers’ archives.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

It takes place at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., 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

The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in particular need of male voices, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming spring concert “Broadway Bash” on May 17 are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale.

Please contact Membership Coordinator Merrily Hake via email at with questions and for new member orientation information.

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd., Glendale

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Michael Beck’s “Canyon Lands: Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon,” on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. Beck has presented this program to the group before, always showing new interesting views and giving an informative narrative about this magnificent area.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
The Glendale Art Association May meeting is at the CitiBank community service room on Thursday, May 14. Social time is at 6:45 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Joseph Stoddard, watercolorist, teacher, designer and author will demonstrate a watercolor painting. A local man with a love of the Pasadena area and indeed of Southern California, his desire is that people have an emotional response to his paintings and drawings.

The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests.

For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

The 20th Annual Glendale Police Awards Luncheon is on May 14 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The luncheon will highlight the successes that the police department has seen in the past year. In addition the Officer of the Year, the Civilian Employee of the Year, and the Volunteer of the Year will be announced. Various other awards will also be announced.

Individual tickets for the luncheon are $85. There are also sponsorship opportunities such as presenting sponsor, as well as gold, silver, and bronze sponsorships. The opportunity to sponsor one officer to attend costs only $50, and two for $95.

For more information, contact Larry Miller (email: or call(818) 247-8149 or (818) 929-6608. Visit to buy tickets, sponsor the luncheon or sign up to treat an officer to lunch.

On Saturday, May 16the American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 will host and sponsor an automobile show at Crescenta Valley Park. The show is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the net proceeds to go to military and children’s charities.

The show will feature classic automobiles, hot rods and military vehicles.  Admission to the event by the general public is free. Auto show participants may pre-register their auto entries for $25 or register their cars on the day of the show for $30.  Trophies and dash plaques will be awarded.

In addition to the automobile and vehicle displays, there will be fire, police and search and rescue personnel and vehicles. There will be a DJ with “old time rock ‘n roll” as well as food trucks and vendors. A Kid’s Clinic will be held by Home Depot with “hands-on” tool demonstrations by Rigid, Milwaukee, Ryobi and other manufacturers.  There will be free coffee and donuts for all veterans.

Special guest speaker will be Capt. Gerald L. Peterson, U.S. Navy, Retired.

For more information, contact Dick Clubb at (818) 248-8071 or email

Crescenta Valley Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

The Sunland-Tujunga Public Library presents a poetry reading with Luis J. Rodriguez (poet laureate of Los Angeles) and Elsa Frausto (poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga) on Saturday, May 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 pm.

For more information, call (818) 352-4481.

Open reading and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Sunland-Tujunga Public Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga

NAWIC SGV Announces MAGIC Summer Camp
San Gabriel Valley chapter of National Assn. of Women in Construction is sponsoring MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) Camp. The camp provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls (ninth through 12th grade) to explore and develop basic skills in the areas of carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

This free event helps girls develop a safety first attitude and builds self-confidence and self esteem for girls who tackle challenging projects, both individually and as a work team. It takes place at Pasadena City College Campus June 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Lunch and snacks included. All registrations must be received by June 1.

Registrations forms provided at or from school counselors.

To learn more about NAWIC visit

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.

The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

Beginners square dance classes are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. followed by the intermediate class at 8:30 p.m. Winter classes meet on the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month through July at the Sunland-Tujunga municipal building.

Bloomin’s advanced class is still in progress and continues on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until mid February when the new advanced class will begin. Only $6 a class.

Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building is located at 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. For more info, call (818) 945-1189.

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 CrescentaCañada 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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