GAMC TO HOST LAPAROSCOPIC LECTURE
Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s “Live Well Senior Program” will offer a free lecture on Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) on Monday, May 14 from noon to 1p.m. at the hospital’s main auditorium
Sam H. Carvajal, MD, FACS will be the presenter. He specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery, advanced laparoscopic, gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery as well as SILS.
For more information, visit www.glendaleadventist.com/livewell.
For reservations, call (818) 409-8100 or register at www.glendaleadventist.com/livewell.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale.
ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB AT WANG’S PLACE
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club meets on the last Sunday of every month at Wang’s Place, Monrovia, in the old town area.
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. Non-performers are asked to make a $2 donation.
For further information call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia
THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
(ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter dinner and business meeting is Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge, Glendale.
The speaker is Dr. Kella Price, owner of Price Consulting, with the informative program, “The Way to Growth Social Media.” Dinner cost is $20.
For information and reservations call: (818) 548-1525 or (818) 512-4079.
Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
THE CAÑADA CRESCENTA DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Hosting Congress member Judy Chu and State Assembly member Carol Liu at their next meeting, May 20th, from 3 pm to 5 pm. This will be the final candidate presentation prior to the June primary. The discussion is “The Dawn of a New Era,” focused on the changing districts, the legislative climate in Sacramento and Washington, and the priorities these officials have for this region. No charge. Members and newcomers are all welcomed. Location details and a list of the club endorsements are available at: canadacrescentadems.org.
LITTLE LANDERS PRESENTS LACOFD HISTORY
On Saturday, May 12, the Little Landers Historical Society presents the history of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Just in time for the annual brush clearance inspection is a presentation on the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Our speaker will be a L.A. County Fire Engineer who is also the department historian. From its humble beginnings in the Forestry Department to the formidable force it is today, attendees will learn about the long and distinguished history of their priceless service to Los Angeles.
The presentation is at 1 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum. Everyone is welcome. There is no cost for admission, but donations gratefully accepted.
For more information, call (818) 352-3420.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga at the corner of Valmont & Commerce. Parking is available at the Elks Lodge uphill at 10137 Commerce in Tujunga.
BENEFIT FOR DARFUR SOCCER TEAM
i-ACT, a South Bay-based non-profit grassroots activist organization, will present a fundraising event and exhibit entitled, “One Strong Kick,” benefiting The 2012 Darfur United All-Refugee Soccer Team from Darfur, Sudan, which will compete for the coveted Nelson Mandela Trophy in the 2012 Viva World Cup in Iraqi Kurdistan from June 5 – 9. The fundraising event will be held at a private residence in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25 per person and feature: food and drinks; live music Reservations for the event may be made by calling Katie-Jay Scott Stauring at 310-738-0285, or online at www.darfurunited.com. At the time reservations are confirmed, the event address will be given to attendees.
Reservations for the event may be made by calling Katie-Jay Scott Stauring at (310) 738-0285, or online at www.darfurunited.com.
BIKE RIDE COMING UP
The Montrose Historical Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, May 12. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. at the Montrose Bike Shop, 2501 Honolulu Ave. Montrose. The easy, approximate five-mile ride will pass historic structures and neighborhoods in the Montrose area. Bikes must be in good working order and helmets are required. Bring water and a snack. Rain cancels.
For more information, email WalkBikeGlendale@gmail.com or visit www.WalkBikeGlendale.org.
THE PREPARED TOASTMASTERS CLUB
The Prepared Speakers Toastmasters Club will meet next on Monday, May 14 from noon to 1 p.m. at the BSA Building in Glendale. Guests are always welcome and will learn how to improve public speaking skills while gaining confidence.
BSA Building, 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale
Education Classes for Parents of Special Needs Kids
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA and the City of La Cañada are hosting parent and education classes for parents of children with special needs on Thursdays through June 14 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the CCY patio room.
This is a support resource for parents of children with special needs. Topics include neurobiological and psychological disorders along with issues that arise from parenting any child with special needs. Additional future topics will be scheduled.
To RSVP or for more information call (818) 790-0123 ext. 231.
Child watch available at no charge to YMCA facility members, $5 for non-members.
The CCY is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
‘Tennessee in Summer’ at Sidewalk Studio
Sal Romeo ETC and SST Productions will present Joe Besecker’s award-winning play, “Tennessee in the Summer,” based on the life of the famed playwright Tennessee Williams at Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through May 20.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call (818) 558-5702 or visit online at www.sidewalkstudiotheatre.info.
Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Dr., Burbank
Meditation Classes Offered
Kadampa Meditation Center California is a non-profit organization that offers meditation classes to help people find inner peace and happiness. Currently, Kadampa Meditation Center California is offering an eight week course in La Cañada and Glendale titled “Freedom from Stress, Frustration & Anger.”
In May, the mediation class titled “Happiness from a Different Source” takes place on Fridays and Sundays.
On Friday, May 11, 18, 25 the class takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. The cost is $5.
On Sunday, May 13, 20, 27 classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Griffith Manor Park Building, 1551 Flower St. in Glendale. The cost is $10.
Call (323) 223-0610 or visit MeditateInLA.org.
Friends of Silver Lake Library Benefit from Show
The Glendale Art Association (GAA) presents an eclectic, juried exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture by its esteemed members. Attendance is free. The show continues through June 1. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery at Citibank Silver Lake, 2450 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles
COMMUNITY MORTGAGE WORKSHOP CANCELLED
A free mortgage workshop scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the La Cañada Library has been cancelled.
“Gunny Pop” Nick Popaditch to Speak
“Gunny Pop” Nick Popaditch led a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps. and is a Purple Heart recipient, Silver Star honoree, received the coveted black belt recognition as Senior Drill instructor, is the author of 2009 military writers book of the year and magna cum laude graduate from San Diego State University.
Popaditch announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives – California’s 53rd Congressional District and will present an inspirational talk on Thursday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Cañada Country Club. Make reservations by calling Ellen Hedrick at (818) 248-0924 or Molly Power at (818) 248-4825 no later than May 7.
La Cañada Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, in La Cañada Flintridge.
AAUW holding brunch
American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch, presents its annual Student Grants brunch, May 12 at 9 a.m., at the Oakmont Country Club. Scholarship grants are given to local seniors and GCC students to pursue their education. Guest speaker is Dr. Carolyn Heldman, professor at Occidental College. Dr. Heldman will discuss modern expressions in media and how they limit women’s ambition and professionalism. Brunch is $25 per person, call (818) 246-9457 for information.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend in Style
A fashion show and afternoon tea is being held on Saturday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Noor/Sofia Ballroom in the Paseo Pasadena, upper level.
Wear your festive spring hats! Super prizes to be won! Tickets are $60. Buy a table for eight and treat your friends and family $450. Proceeds benefit Women At Work. Fashion show presented by TRUUdesigns.com.
Glendale Register Workshop
The Glendale Historical Society will present “Landmark This, Glendale!: Getting Listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Neighborhood Legal Services in Glendale. Jay Platt, planner, Historic Preservation & Urban Design, City of Glendale and Tim Gregory, The Building Biographer will discuss the Glendale Register and the almost 100 properties on the Register, reveal how to research your home or commercial property and get it added to the prestigious list, and explain the tax incentives for owners of properties listed on the Register. Free. RSVP to email@example.com or (818) 242-7447.
Neighborhood Legal Services, 1104 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale
Surgeon, Author Dorr to give lecture
A free lecture by world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Lawrence Dorr, M.D. and sponsored by the Glendale Public Library, Glendale Healthy Kids and the Friends of the Glendale Public Library takes place at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
Dorr is the author of the historical novel “Die Once, Live Twice” that combines a physician’s skill, intellect and knowledge of medicine with wonderful storytelling, creating a book that celebrates the origins and miracle of modern medicine.
“Die Once Live Twice” is an epic page-turner that begins in Philadelphia before the Civil War and carries readers through to the eve of World War II, bringing to life the drama of scientific discovery and the extraordinary achievements of modern medicine from its early days to the pioneering use of vaccinations, never-before performed surgeries, and finally to the discovery of penicillin.
Dorr is an internationally respected orthopedic surgeon, one of only two surgeons to be president of all three prestigious knee and hip replacement societies. He was honored in 2005 by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as Humanitarian of the Year for founding Operation Walk, which provides pro bono surgeries in the developing world.
He and his wife Marilyn live in La Cañada and he practices at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St, Glendale
Caltech Glee Club and Orchestra to perform
The combined forces of the Caltech Glee Club, conductor Nancy Sulahian and the Caltech Orchestra conductor Allen Robert Gross present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” in Ramo Auditorium on May 18 and May 19 at 8 p.m. Featured soloists are soprano Deborah Mayhan, tenor Eric Hanson, and baritone Steven Chemtob. Allen Robert Gross will conduct both performances. Both evenings will have the same program. Admission to the concerts is free. Attendees are encouraged to come on Friday, as capacity audiences are expected Saturday.
For more information, call Caltech’s Performing and Visual Arts office at (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu.
Moonday Announces Guests
Moonday East continues its successful run with Jane Alynn and Wayne Allen LeVine on Sunday, May, 20 at 4 p.m. at the Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada. The East Side reading usually occurs on the third Sunday of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May’s reading is an exception. There will be a feature and open mic. Come early to sign up for the open reading.
Jane Alynn is a poet, essayist, and fine art photographer. Originally from Portland, Ore. she has lived many places before returning to her beloved northwest, making Seattle her home. She earned an MFA in creative writing/poetry from Antioch Los Angeles and moved to Anacortes, Wash. where she currently lives. Alynn is the author of two collections of poems and has been the recipient of a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association (2004), and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.
Wayne Allen LeVine, originally from Chicago, is a writer, poet, philosopher, storyteller, and author of two books of poems. His latest book ‘Insights of an Ordinary Man,” is a collection of autobiographical vignettes, inspired essays, and delightfully spiced with but a few scattered poems – was officially launched in mid-December 2011, becoming an Amazon.com best seller, securing a top 20 spot within the top-100 in the nation.
Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. Find future features at: www.moondaypoetry.com.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.
COFFEE GALLERY CALENDARS EVENTS
Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.
Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.
Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.
Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.
Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.
Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.
For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit http://www.funkylittlecoffeehouse.com.
Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena
Save the date
The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College will now be known as Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College Foundation.
This year’s fashion show fundraiser will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for the event will be “Education Through The Years” and all proceeds will go towards scholarships, grants-in-aid and emergency funds for deserving students.
Save the date and reserve early. Price of the fundraiser luncheon will be $45.
GLEN MEM OFFERING WALK-A-DILE WALKING PROGRAM
Glendale memorial 50-plus walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. To 10 a.m. At the information table on the first floor of the eagle rock plaza.
Participants can walk in a safe environment free from the smog, heat, rain and cold!
For information, call (818) 502-2396.
Eagle rock plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., #230, Los Angeles
CVHS CHORAL ALUMS WANTED
Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January.
Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATAL FITNESS CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE AT Y
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is now hosting pre- and post-natal fitness classes and personal training sessions. Studies have shown that going through labor and delivery is an athletic event for which you should train. The purpose of the natal fit program is to assist pregnant women in keeping a level of fitness that will optimize the outcome of the pregnancy. Also, the benefits include more energy, fewer aches and pains, less weight gain and a faster labor.
The Natal Fit program is designed by Dawn Weyand, who is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Weyand has specifically designed this program to optimize a woman’s pregnancy and give them and their baby a healthy beginning.
Both private and group sessions are available at the Y. For more information, contact Jim Netto at (818) 790-0123, ext. 243.