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The Glendale Art Association May meeting is at the CitiBank community service room tonight, 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 today, Thursday, 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.






The May 16 meeting and luncheon of the AAUW, Pasadena branch will celebrate “the year that was” and look forward to the “year to come.” Installation of officers for the year ahead will take place at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.

For reservations, call Gloria Reynolds, (626) 798-3896. The cost is $20 per person.






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 Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will hear about the status of the 710 Freeway gap closure from Bill Weisman, a member of the No on 710 Action Committee, at the club’s Sunday, May 17 meeting, held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada.

Weisman, a La Crescenta/Glendale resident, was formerly a member of the Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission.

President Chuck Guinta will direct club business, including an important vote on amending the club’s bylaws, led by Controller Bud Slotky. There will also be updates on participation in the May 25 Fiesta Days Parade and the club’s 10th anniversary celebration, set for July 12.

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The Eco-Art Collective of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA) presents Wilderness Mind: Activating Wonder, a provocative multi-generational exhibition at Modest Fly Studio Art Gallery. Works by 16 participating artists will be on display. A community conversation moderated by artist Suvan Geer with area activists will accompany the closing of the exhibition on Sunday, May 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

It is curated by Marie Cenkner and deals with conceptual and existential definitions of the idea of ‘wilderness.’ Cenkner is a curator, photographer and animator with an MFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign.






Caltech Performing and Visual Arts present 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 into the Dabney Lounge on the Caltech campus at any time and stay as long they wish.

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






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.






Tarnished Treasurers luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, May 20 at the Women’s City Club. Enjoy a fun day perusing the sale tables for a great find. Sale begins at 10:30 a.m. and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Motivational speaker Marlene Paltza, former executive assistant, pageant winner and business owner, will talk about “true beauty” in her inspirational talk.

Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland, Pasadena





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 20 and features Calico Winds performing works for woodwind quintet by Andriessen and Malando.

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





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 Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga host Marlene Hitt and Brenda Petrakos at their upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, May 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Poets are welcome to sign up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated! Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga:

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga


The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).

Al Palacios will be the guest speaker and will present a program on “Creating Terrariums.”

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.

For more information, contact club president at or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge


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 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


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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