ALL DAUGHTERS INVITED
The First Baptist Church at La Crescenta is celebrating “Daughter’s Day Delight” on May 3 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us as we celebrate daughters – every woman is a daughter – with a luncheon, including an interpretive drama and a special musical performance.
What’s in your closet? For the adventuresome, the program also includes a “What Not to Wear” contest for those who dress in their “wackiest” outfits (optional). Prizes will be awarded to the most fashionably challenged contestants.
Tickets are $5 each for children ages 6-12, $10 for ages 13 to 99, and $30 for families of four or more.
For information and reservations, email mailto:email@example.com. Reservations must be received by April 25.
First Baptist Church – La Crescenta is located at 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
‘HOMAGE TO BACH’ ON CONCERT SERIES SLATE
On Sunday May 4, at 2 p.m., cellist Maksim Velichkin will perform in the second concert on the 2014 Brand Associates Music Series. He will be performing music by Bach, Henze, Gianopoulos and Whittington. Also on the program will be “Fifteen-Minutes-of Fame – Homage to Bach,” 15 new one-minute pieces written for Velichkin based on the notes associated with Bach’s name.
Admission is free and a reception will follow the concert. The concert will take place in the Brand Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
LADIES WITH BABIES 2014 FAMILY CONVENTION “ODE TO THE MOTHER”
The community is invited to attend a special family event called “Ode to the Mother,” a free celebration at the Church of Scientology – Pasadena on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for families hosted by Ladies with Babies networking group. Sponsors include Whole Foods and Bellies, Babies & Bosoms of Montrose.
The celebration includes childcare, crafts and activities for kids jewelry making by Kidd’s Jewelry Heist, vendors with unique gifts, handmade jewelry, candles and more for sale, treats and food sample/snacks for the kids, too. There will be a photo booth for instant family portraits, seminars on health, fitness and nutrition and raffles for valuable prizes.
The event is free with the exception of a VIP luncheon and expert panel on parenting (call for details).
For more information or to RSVP, call Athena at (818) 984-1001.
Church of Scientology Pasadena, 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
‘FIESTACITA’ COMING TO CATALINA VERDUGO ADOBE
Days of the Verdugo Heritage Association presents “Fiestacita” at Catalina Verdugo Adobe on Sunday, May 4 from noon to 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $25 for adults; children ages from 6 to12 are $12 and those under age 12 are free.
Admission includes music, lunch, drink, dessert, one opportunity drawing (for $100; need not be present to win) and tours of the museum.
Catalina Verdugo Adobe is located at 2211 Bonita Drive in Glendale 91208.
EUROPEAN COMPOSERS HIGHLIGHTED BY SALON DE MUSIQUES
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on May 4 and features three composers from Eastern Europe: Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, and Dmitri Shostakovitch.
The performers are Jessica Guideri and Roger Wilkie (violins), Shawn Mann (viola), John Walz (cello) and Robert Thies (piano).
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 student, and $65 (includes dinner and drinks).
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Wednesday, May 7 and features the Calico Winds woodwind quintet performing “Clown Music.”
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson) in Glendale.
CPR CLASSES AT USC VHH
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members to help them learn this important skill.
Classes will be held on May 7 and June 28 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Heartsaver certification classes, which are part of the hospital’s family education program, provide instruction for CPR skills, including adult/child one-person rescue and choking maneuvers.
CPR classes are offered at USC-VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208, in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor lobby).
The class fee is $60 per person (includes textbook).
Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272 or visit www.uscvhh.org.
RED DAY HONORS YWCA
The YWCA Glendale is the recipient of the Red Day (Renew, Energize, Donate) recipient of Keller Williams at Americana. Red Day is a companywide initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving local communities.
Keller Williams at Americana will be collecting much needed items for clients of the YWCA Glendale’s Domestic Violence program, such as booster seats, strollers, luggage, towels, bedding, etc. (a full list can be downloaded at http://glendaleywca.org/support-us/). This event is on May 8 at the YWCA Glendale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
YWCA Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Dr., Glendale
CALTECH PRESENTS 34TH ANNUAL BANDORAMA
Caltech will present its 34th Annual BANDORAMA concert featuring the Caltech -Occidental Concert Band and the Caltech Monday Night Jazz Band. This event will take place on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium.
The Caltech – Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, will present Paul Asimow and Zachary Erickson as guest conductors, Julia Ziac as horn soloist, Kjerstin Williams as vocal soloist, and Les Deutsch performing his own composition “Concerto for Organ and Concert Band”. There will also be music by Grainger, Ticheli, Deutsch, Gershwin, Whitacre, and Saint-Saëns. This program will also take place in the Disney Concert Hall on June 18 at 7 p.m.
The Caltech Monday Night Jazz Band, directed by Barb Catlin will present a tribute to Los Angeles composers Bill Holman, John Bambridge and Allen Carter plus music by Pat Metheny, Thad Jones & New York composer Magali Souriau.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.
LCWC HOSTING TEA
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is having a spring tea party at the clubhouse on Saturday, May 10. Seating begins at 11 a.m. Lunch includes tea sandwiches scones and desserts. The afternoon features a silent auction and an award will be presented for the best hat.
The cost is $25 per person. Make checks payable to the La Crescenta Woman’s Club and mail to P.O. Box 106, Verdugo City 91046. Proceeds benefit local charities. The LCWC is a non-profit organization.
For more information, contact Dawna Berger at (818) 957-6939.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta
AAUW GLENDALE MAY BRANCH MEETING
The May meeting of the AAUW is being held at Oakmont Country Club on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $25 per person that includes brunch.
The program includes a presentation to student grant awardees. Speaker is Alen Andriassian, Outreach and Assessment manager at Glendale Community College. Andriassian will discuss the full range of counseling and assessment systems available to students.
For reservationsm call Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104. Please reserve by Wednesday, May 7.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
NEWS FROM THE LLHS
Little Landers Historical Society announces a program in May that focuses on the importance of collecting oral histories and saving the stories about our lives, experiences and the times in which we lived. Guest speaker will be oral historian and filmmaker Ellie Kahn.
On May 10, Kahn will be at Bolton Hall to offer a hands-on workshop experience in collecting oral histories. Learn the basics of interviewing and sharing experiences in order to collect our personal and family’s stories.
The program is free and open to the public and begins at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
WDR HOSTS FAMILY CONFLICTS WORKSHOP
Women’s Divorce Resource is hosting a workshop on resolving family conflicts on May 13 at 6 p.m. at 330 N. Brand Blvd. in the second floor conference room. Guest speaker is attorney Ronald Supancic, founder of The Law Collaborative. He is a certified family law specialist, law litigator, mediator and collaborative divorce practitioner.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Mona (818) 396-6590
EXCITING RIVER ‘JOURNEY’ PLANNED
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Bryan Brown’s, “Kayaking the Colorado River” on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta library.
“Man completes historic journey…” The man would be Bryan Brown who put his kayak down into Wyoming’s Wild River to paddle down the Green and Colorado rivers with the intention of retracing the historic 1869 journey of John Wesley Powell. Join us for this exciting trip.
News of conservation and outings begin the program. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Please call Wayne Fisher, program chair, for more information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
CVHS CLASS OF ’74 PRE-REUNION EVENT
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1974 is having a pre-reunion event at Montrose Bowl on Friday evening, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All ’74 Falcon classmates are welcome to attend. Beer, bowling and barbecue! No cost to attend.
GLENDALE QUILT GUILD
The featured speaker at the Glendale Quilt Guild meeting on May 14 is Jennifer Rapacki. The topic is “Creativity Unleashed – Modern Technology for Quilters.” She will also present a workshop on Saturday, May 17 on using Photoshop Elements.
The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. in Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.
CLEAN UP DAY IN GLENDALE
The 26th Annual Great American Clean Up in Glendale is on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. Each year hundreds of volunteers gather to assist with a variety of community beautification projects, including graffiti removal and mural painting, gardening projects, litter and trash pickup, weed abatement and more. This is a great event for families, community groups, and civic-minded businesses to express their community pride. Volunteers will enjoy a fun-filled community barbecue after completing their work.
Join us in Perkins Plaza, right behind Glendale City Hall. Pre-registration is required by May 9.
Free Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch. Free T-shirts (limited supply). Community service credit for students. Get more information online at www.CleanUpGlendale.org or phone (818) 937-8334.
CASINO NIGHT KICKS OFF FIESTA DAYS
The La Cañada Flintridge Community Center’s annual Casino Night will again be the kick-off event for La Cañada’s Fiesta Days activities. Scheduled for Friday evening, May 23 at 6:30 p.m., the event will bring together more than 200 for a fun evening of Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, and a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on prizes in both the silent auction and prize raffles.
Two tickets for the Kiwanis’ annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival along with in-home wine tastings will be auctioned off.
Last year’s event sold out. Ticket information is at www.cclcf.org.
ADA GATES PATTON PART OF SANTA ANITA MYSTIQUE AND FUN
The first U.S. licensed female farrier (equine hoof care specialist) Ada Gates is the honorary chair of the Santa Anita Mystique and Fun event benefitting Women At Work. The fundraiser takes place at Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday, May 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy racing excitement, lunch buffet, free valet parking, hat contest, paddock tours, raffles prizes and much more including unique insights into Santa Anita legends by Gates.
Tickets are $90 for adults, $45 for children ages 7-16. Call (626) 796-6870. Also available at www.womenatwork.org.
EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FAMILY PROMISE
An Empty Bowl event is taking place on Sunday, June 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The lunch benefits Family Promise of the Verdugos www.Familypromiseverdugos.org and the local first time homeless families as they transition into independence.
Currently Family Promise of the Verdugos has 25 faith congregations in Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood and Eagle Rock and community partners including the Burbank Community YMCA.
The Empty Bowl event is $35 a person that provides a choice of soup served in a handcrafted bowl that the guest will take home. It will be hosted at the Carlson Center, Glendale First United Methodist Church in Glendale. Sponsorships are also very much needed and appreciated.
Purchase tickets or make your donation online at http://familypromise.donordrive.com/event/EmptyBowl.
CALTECH-OCCIDENTAL CONCERT BAND TO PERFORM IN WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
The Caltech – Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, is going to perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 18. This celebrated ensemble, which has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Great Wall, will perform as part of a concert of ensembles from around the world.
On the program will be the world premiere of a work for organ and concert band by the band’s multi-talented composer-in-residence, Dr. Leslie Deutsch. Also appearing on the program and conducting his own work will be world famous composer and conductor, Frank Ticheli. Paul Asimow, a professor of geology and geochemisty, will also guest conduct, and Kjerstin Williams, who received her PhD in robotics from Caltech, will be the vocal soloist singing songs composed by George Gershwin.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Disney Hall. Tickets go on sale around May 1, and will be available for $30 each at Ticketmaster or the box office at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
For more information, call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 support 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 infant lactation and 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.