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Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.

“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October 2014.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email .

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga





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.





The public is invited to a ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 17 of the second location of Foothills Music Academy at 3212 Honolulu Ave. The celebration is from noon to 3 p.m. There is no charge to attend.





The Towne Singers, under the direction of Lance Merrill and accompanied by Ben Mason, present their spring concert “Celestial Songbook” on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the new state-of-the-art Arcadia Performing Arts Center located at 188 Campus Drive in Arcadia.

The choral music will be complemented by a narrative that provides a historical perspective on key milestones in astronomy, and acknowledges the major contributions that local institutions (namely the Jet Propulsion Laboratory – JPL – and CalTech) have made to the understanding of the cosmos. The concert will be supplemented with celestial lighting effects and projections.

The Los Angeles Astronomical Society will sponsor a “Star Party” and set up several telescopes outside the theater focused on “celestial objects” (stars and planets) following the concert.

  Tickets are adult $20, children (3-10) are $10 and groups (10 or more) are $15

For information on the Towne Singers, call (818) 275-4117 or email





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.

Free Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch.
Free T-shirts (limited supply). Community service credit for students. Get more information online at or phone (818) 937-8334.





La Crescenta educator Greta Pruitt will be featured at the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meeting on Sunday, May 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Jane and Marty Chetron of La Cañada.

Dr. Pruitt will speak on the challenges faced by public education in the current political environment. She has a distinguished background as a teacher, administrator and college professor and has lived in La Crescenta since 1951. Among her accomplishments is 11 years as principal of 32nd St/USC, a K-12 magnet school for visual and performing arts in the LAUSD. She also managed a team of school reform consultants as director of the Urban Learning Centers.

   Club business will include consideration of a donation to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

More information can be found at





The American Association of University Women, Pasadena branch, will meet on Saturday, May 19 and hold installation of officers for the new year beginning in September. The luncheon meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. with a charge of $20. It is being held at the Women’s City Club,160. N. Oakland Avenue.

For reservations, call Gloria Reynolds at 626-798-3896.





The next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley is on Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta. On the agenda is a presentation on Glendale locations used in films.

Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd all used local locations in several of their classic silent films. At the next meeting of the historical society, attendees will hear where those locations were and how they were discovered. The presentation will include a showing of Harold Lloyd’s 1919 one-reeler, “Billy Blazes, Esq.,” shot entirely in Glendale. Presenter is Paul Ayers who is a collaborator on a series of books written by John Bengtson that identify current locations of sites used in the making of silent movies.

La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues.





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 21 and features “Ergo Musica” – viola d’amore player Adriana Zoppo with oboist Lot Demeyer and harpsichordist Jeff Lavner performing works by Telemann and Vivaldi.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson)
in Glendale.





The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena and the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is collecting cookies for hospitalized and homeless veterans as part of this year’s “Operation Cookie,” a joint project of the two clubs. The veterans enjoy homemade cookies, but donations of quality pre-packaged cookies and especially sugar free cookies are welcomed.

Decorative containers of cookies will be delivered to hospitalized veterans at local veterans’ hospitals and to homeless veterans served by the VA. Last year, cookies were provided to almost 2,000 hospitalized and homeless veterans in time for Memorial Day.

   Cookies (minimum of two dozen) may be delivered to the South Pasadena Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Ave. between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, May 21. There will be a curbside “cookie drop off” service beginning at 8 a.m. Alternate drop-off time will be May 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of cookies, checks to La Crescenta Woman’s Club-Operation Cookie can be mailed to LCW Club, P.O. Box 8494, La Crescenta, CA 91224.

For additional information, call Carol Stein at (818) 636-8854.





Showers Of Blessings luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday May 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. A baby shower will be hosted for the Elizabeth House. Terry Bright, director of Programs, will speak about the work done with homeless, pregnant residents there.

Motivational speaker Tamara Turner

Motivational speaker Tamara Turner will talk on pursuing career and college in her story, “Inspired by My Mom.”

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

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





The La Cañada Flintridge Community Center’s annual Casino Night will again be the kick-off event for La Cañada 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





Discover nature’s medicine cabinet right in our own backyard and enjoy a leisurely morning stroll at the Rosemont Preserve. Join us on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a program on using Native American healing in daily life. Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC, Dr. James Adams has studied healing with the Chumash Indians, and is an expert on herbal remedies, antioxidants and human drug metabolism. He is the co-author of “Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West.”

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta.

This event is free to the public for all ages, no reservations required. Sturdy shoes, long pants and a hat are recommended. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.

For further information, contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at





The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga is holding its Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, May 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. Poets Sharon Hawley and Pete Justus will be featured at this event.

Hawley is a well-known poet in the foothills area and has read her poems at numerous venues. Justus is the founder and co-host of the Rapp Saloon in Santa Monica and has been writing poetry for over 30 years. He teaches European and American History at Westchester High School.

Free admission, open reading, light refreshments; $3 donation is appreciated.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga, CA  91042





As part of its community education program, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital will host a lecture on sports injuries and concussions featuring orthopaedic surgeon Loren Geller, M.D., and neurologist Grigor Harutunian, M.D., on Wednesday, May 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The lecture, offered free to the public, is part of the hospital’s “Health Talk” community lecture series. Topics will include common sports injuries affecting adults and children and the latest treatment options, as well as examination and diagnosis of concussions and indications for emergency room evaluations.

The lecture will be held in the Council Room, located on the main (fourth) floor. Refreshments will be provided.

Reservations are required. To RSVP, log onto or call (818) 952-2213.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale. Parking is available in the structure behind the hospital.





The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, May 28 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Maple Room) in La Cañada Flintridge. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings.

For more information, telephone club president Luis at (323) 236-0104.

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





The Republican Club of the Foothills (RCF) is hosting the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson as the keynote speaker at its upcoming dinner meeting Thursday, May 29.

An outspoken critic of the so-called “black leadership” in America today, Peterson is both an engaging national talk show host and a riveting, straight forward conservative speaker. He spearheaded the national boycott of the NAACP, an organization he calls a tool of the “elite, socialist” elements of the Democrat party. He is the founder of the South Central L.A. Tea Party as well as two organizations dedicated to rebuilding the family.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the La Cañada Thursday Club in La Cañada.  Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

For additional information and to RSVP, call Joanie (818) 790-0014 or Mary (818) 952-7040.

La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada





Glendale’s premier classic rock and blues band Stunt Road will be appearing at Leo’s All Star Bar and Grill on Saturday, May 31. Led by Glendale businessman and philanthropist Andy Roth, Stunt Road has repeatedly donated its services to auctions at non-profit events, and has volunteered performances for worthy causes. The band has also played Glendale’s famous annual Cruise Night event for five years. Roth is also a past-president of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, which is the largest Kiwanis Club in the California-Nevada-Hawaii district.

Performing with Roth will be Dennis McKee on guitars and vocals, Pat Wilkins on bass and vocals, and Ed Eblen on drums.

Leo’s is located at 2941 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.





The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge is celebrating its 57th anniversary on May 31 with a catered Norwegian dinner of cold poached salmon, meatballs, herring, red potatoes, mashed rutabagas, cucumber salad, coleslaw dill rolls, dessert and beverages. The cost is $20 adults, $10 children.

Social hour is at 6 p.m. Reservations due by May 24; please call Margaret Shuler at (626) 303-6465 with questions.

Dinner held at the Fellowship Hall, Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.





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





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 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





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





The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsors an event that features a selection of wines, light appetizers, cheeses and fine chocolates. Fritz Coleman, popular Channel 4 weatherman, will make a guest appearance as well.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for two people. For information or to purchase, call 818-243-3121, ext. 0.

This annual fundraising event takes place on Thursday June 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Glendale Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.





The CVHS class of 1964 is celebrating its 50-year graduation with a reunion weekend June 20 – 22. The class was the second to graduate from CV and chose as its motto, “Second to None!” This class also took part in the selection of the school colors, school mascot and the alma mater. This special 50-year celebration includes a Friday night fun icebreaker evening on June 20 at the Montrose Bowl. On Saturday, June 21 a tour of the CV campus is planned. On Saturday night at the Angeles National Golf Club is a time for dinner, reminiscing and reconnecting. Sunday is picnic day at Crescenta Valley Park/Hindenburg Park at noon. Invitations to the picnic are extended to the classes of ’63, ’65, ’66 and ’67 as well.

For further information, contact Cindi Miller Anderson, or Sue Cox Keating,





USC Verdugo Hills Hospital offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members to help them learn this important skill.

Class will be held on 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





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 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





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



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