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On May 2, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates California Bookstore Day with family activities scheduled throughout the day.

The fun starts at Flintridge Bookstore at 10 a.m. Cedar, a beautiful collie and certified therapy dog, will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is looking forward to having children (through fifth grade) read to him. From 10 a.m. to noon, psychologist Joe Dilley informally talks about his book “The Game is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug and Reconnect in the Digital Age.” From noon to 2 p.m., James Goldin and his middle school daughter Charlotte read excerpts from the book they co-authored, a mythological fantasy entitled “The Aesir Kids.” They also lead participants in writing their names in runes. Visitors can also head over to the gift area for a demonstration of some of our newest games (for all ages).  And throughout the day, visitors can draw their favorite character from a book and the picture will hang in the store window. Plus, with any purchase, enter to win a selection of books.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.  Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. Parking is in the rear of the store.

CV Alliance has a booth at “Your Health, Your Hospital,” a community fair hosted by USC-VHH/Glendale Healthy Kids on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free airbrush arm art courtesy of PaintNKids!

USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale.

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

Caltech-Occidental symphony and Caltech chamber singers present their spring concert on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 in the Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus at 8 p.m.

Caltech Performing and Visual Arts will present a spring chamber music series in Dabney Lounge on the Caltech campus. The first concert will be the Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy music of Romantic masters Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff performed by outstanding Caltech student musicians.

The second and final concert in the series is the Annual Chamber Music Marathon on Sunday, May 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Caltech students present music for every taste – Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, a complete performance of “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Piazzolla, and much more!

Audience members may drop in at any time and stay as long they wish.

Please note that these concerts begin at different times. For complete program details go to one week before each concert.

The Caltech bands will present their 35th Annual Bandorama on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus. The concert band will feature guest conductors Paul Asimow and Les Deutsch. The program will include music by Holst, Deutsch and Dvorak.

The Caltech jazz band, directed by Barb Catlin, will feature the music of west coast composers Bill Holman, Steve Huffsteter, Gordon Goodwin and others. Seniors Jonathan Liu and Daniel DeFelippis will be featured on trumpet and piano.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, call (626) 395-3295 or visit

On Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. the La Crescenta Woman’s Club, Junior Section is hosting a spring tea at the clubhouse. Proceeds benefit many local charities. Tickets are $25 each.

Contact Dawna (818) 957-6939, or mail checks to P.O. Box 106, Verdugo City 91046  or purchase tickets online – just click on the Paypal drop down menu, right under the spring tea flyer

La Crescenta Woman’s Clubhouse is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.

On Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the AAUW Glendale branch is having its meeting at the Oakmont Country Club. The May program features the chapter’s 2015 student grant winners, and the speaker will be Kristina Van Citters, the 2007 Crescenta

Valley High School recipient.

The cost is $25 per person that includes brunch. Reserve by Wednesday, May 6 by calling Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104. All are invited.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

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 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 16 the 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 next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on May 17 and celebrates two genius Russian composers: Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky. The performance will be introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson. The recital for cello and piano will be performed by two world-renowned artists: 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 include dinner and drinks.

The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.

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

The Child Educational Center (CEC) is having its “1000 Suns” online auction fundraiser starting on May 29 at 8 a.m. The online auction fundraiser features several unique items including family and child-centered services, gifts, and vacation getaways that will be auctioned to raise money for the non-profit organization. Visit to bid on such items as a week at a Paris apartment overlooking Notre Dame, Clippers tickets, and gourmet dinners.

Following the auction’s close at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12, the CEC will celebrate with a cocktail party on Saturday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature fine wine, beer and margaritas, delicious food, music from the Robert Kyle Quartet, and the CEC’s a raffle drawing for various Apple electronics. The cocktail party will be held at a private residence in La Cañada Flintridge, and tickets will go on sale in mid-May.

The CEC is now accepting auction item donations and sponsorships from local businesses and community members. All proceeds from “1000 Suns” will directly benefit the children and programs of the CEC.

For more information, contact Sheryl MacPhee, director of Development & Communications, at (818) 354-3418 or

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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