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The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 is hosting a mai dinner and Scandinavian cultural evening at Lutheran Church of the Foothills on Saturday, May 18. Social is at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with program to follow. Catered Norwegian dinner of cold poached salmon, red potatoes, mashed rutabagas, meatballs, herring, cold slaw, dill rolls, dessert and beverages. Following the dinner, there will be a presentation on Norway’s Constitution Day. The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  Reservations are required. Please call Margaret Shuler at (626) 303-6465.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has the following area meetings:

On Monday, weigh-in is at 6 p.m.; meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Church for Spiritual Living – Chaffee Hall, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta;

Contact Rose Harris at (818) 790-8291.

On Thursday, 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.

The Autry in Griffith Park is having a docent class that is scheduled to start in June. The Autry is recruiting interested individuals to attend training that will enable them to share the rich history of the west with museum visitors. For more information, contact Susan DiCato at or (323) 667-2000.

The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

The Doctors House Museum in Glendale is currently showcasing an exhibit of vintage wedding gowns from the 1860s to the 1920s.

England’s Queen Victoria has been widely credited with establishing the Western tradition of wearing a white bridal gown, which was quickly copied by wealthy, fashionable brides. Victorian, Edwardian and Gatsby-era 1920s style wedding dresses in The Glendale Historical Society’s collection are on now display at the Doctors House and can be viewed every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. now through June 30 (except Fathers Day).

The Doctors House is an authentically restored Queen Anne-Eastlake Victorian house and is one of the last two remaining original houses of its style in Glendale. The house’s threatened demolition in 1979 sparked the formation of The Glendale Historical Society, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that remains dedicated to celebrating and conserving Glendale’s rich history and architectural heritage.

Located in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, the Doctors House Museum is open for tours on Sundays except holidays and the month of July. A $2 donation is requested from visitors who are not members of The Glendale Historical Society.

The Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles present its spring 2013 chamber music concert on May 19 at Caltech’s Dabney Lounge.

The annual chamber music marathon will be on Sunday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ensembles ranging from four cellos, to string quartet, trios of many different combinations, and piano duo will play music by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, Dvorak, Turina, and Saint-Saëns, including a complete performance of Carnival of the Animals.

Both concerts will be in Caltech’s Dabney Lounge in the middle of the campus. Detailed programs will be posted one week before each concert at Admission is free with no tickets required.  For more information, visit online or call (626) 395-3295.

What unites the music of Graham Nash, George Gershwin, Eric Whitacre and Brian Wilson? All of these composers and more wrote in Los Angeles and will be featured in the Towne Singers concert May 18 at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 presale. Tickets are available from members of Towne Singers , through or by telephone at (818) 275-4117.

The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band and Caltech Jazz Band present the 33rd annual Bandorama concert on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium featuring music from “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story” and the Count Basie Band

Guest conductors will be Christine Loza and Jeffrey Thompson. Both guest conductors have played in the band for many years and will receive their PhDs from Caltech in June.

The concerts are free and no tickets are required. There is free parking nearby. Early arrival is encouraged, as these concerts are popular and well attended. For further information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.

On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., AlmaNova will be performing at the Glendale Central Library as part of the Associates of Brand Library Music Series. The award winning AlmaNova consists of flutist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic. Music on the program will includes pieces by Falla, Rossini, Giuliani, Imamovic, Ravel and Ibert. More information is available at

Admission is free and this concert is sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library. For further information, contact the Glendale Central Library at (818) 548-2027.

Brand Library & Art Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Until the renovation is complete Brand Library events will be held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, (818) 548-2027.

On Saturday, May 18 at 11:15 a.m., AAUW Pasadena is hosting a luncheon meeting at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. The topic is “Feminism At Caltech: Where We Are And Where We Are Going” with Eva M. Graham, Ed.D. director, Center For Diversity, California Institute Of Technology.

The cost is $20 per person. Mail check payable to AAUW Pasadena to AAUW Pasadena at P.O. Box 94309, Pasadena, CA 91109-4309 by May 10.

For information, call (626) 797-1059.

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

Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) will be hosting Dr. Michael Bublik for the hospital’s upcoming Physician Lecture Series on nasal and sinus health. This free community lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in VHH Council Rooms on the fourth floor. Lecture topics will include types and causes of common allergies and treatment options to improve breathing, as well as latest techniques in minimally invasive sinus surgery. For reservations, call (818) 952-2213.

Dr. Bublik is a board certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of disorders of the ear, nose and throat and general head and neck area.

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen Chapter dinner and business meeting is on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Elk’s Lodge, 120 E. Colorado.  Dinner cost is $25.  For information and reservations, call (323)256-1575 or email

Tickets are now on sale for the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center Casino Night benefit that will be held on Friday, May 24 as the kick-off event for La Canada’s Fiesta Days. Online registration is available at

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Early bird tickets cost $25.

Party-goers will have the chance to use “fun money” to play a variety of Las Vegas style games, including Black Jack, Slots, Texas Hold’em, Craps, Roulette and Spin-to-Win. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on fabulous prizes in both the silent auction and raffles.

Auction items include The Dish, Hollywood Park, Los Gringos, PRP Wine International, BJ’s Restaurant, Extreme Bootcamp, Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA, Takami Sushi, Robata, Scotty’s Flowers, and the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse.

The event is anticipated to sell out, so please get your tickets early.

For more information visit: or call (818) 790-4353.

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will have its next Monthly Poetry Reading Series on Sunday, May 26  at Bolton Hall Museum from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The featured poet is Judith Terzi. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and Web and have garnered prizes and honorable mentions. A new chapbook, “Ghazal for a Chambermaid,” is forthcoming from Finishing Line. A former high school French teacher at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, she also taught English at California State University, Los Angeles, and in Algiers, Algeria. She holds an M.A. in French literature.  Bring your own poetry/light refreshments/admission is free! Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga:

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

As an American Heart Association Training Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members and healthcare providers. For community members, VHH offers the Heartsaver AED class. This certification class is designed for the lay person. It provides instruction in adult, child and infant CPR and the choking maneuver for all three as well. Heartsaver AED classes will be held on May 29, June 12 and July 15 (from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at VHH. Fee is $60/person (includes textbook).

Also taught is the AED (automated external defribrillator) as these devices are now located in many public areas.

For more information or to register for a class, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

Tender Hearts HomeCare and the Crescenta Cañada YMCA are hosting the Second Annual Senior Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This was rescheduled from June 1 due to scheduling conflicts.

There will free food, entertainment and opportunities to meet business professionals from the community that deal with seniors. There will be free medical, dental, podiatry and chiropractic checks ups along with a masseuse. The Sisters of Swing, an Andrews Sisters tribute ensemble, will provide music. For questions or to RSVP, call Tender Hearts HomeCare at (855) 411-8442.

An afternoon of Celtic festivities including musical entertainment, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace of food and beverages, fun and games, all outdoors on the grounds of the iconic Gamble House in Pasadena takes place on Sunday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the Celtic roots of the Gamble family. Includes touring inside the House

General admission: $50 and includes entertainment, touring of The Gamble House, and food & drink “tastings” (craft brews for those over 21, artisan sodas for the younger set); VIP tickets are $75 and also includes preferred parking, a meal selection, two pints of craft brew, and a special look at areas of The Gamble House not open to general admission. Kids 12 and under (accompanied) are $25 and includes general admission privileges; family of four (two kids 12 and under) are $125; VIP family of four is $225.

For tickets/information, call (626) 793-3334 or visit;

A 50-year reunion is being planned by the members of the first class to graduate from Crescenta Valley High in 1963.

The “First and the Best” will celebrate June 22-23 at Angeles National Golf Club nestled at the base of the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes from Burbank Airport and numerous hotels.

Planning committee members are seeking addresses and email addresses of classmates to notify them of the event.  Former Falcons are asked to contact Denice “Pruden” Heatherington at or Gene Wilcott at

Plans include a Saturday night “Buffet of Memories: An Evening with Old Friends, Fine Food & Good Spirits,” and a Sunday brunch.

Area residents might remember when the “old” Clark Junior High campus was converted into a high school in the fall of 1960, and there was only a sophomore class.  Those students were the first to graduate from the new high school, and they established the school mascot, school colors, school song (written by class faculty advisor Shirley Nute) and many other traditions.

Class president Tim MacDonald heads a committee composed of Heatherington, Wilcott, Miles Olin, Kathie “Schreck” Olin, Susie “Schunck” Gorman, Merry “Delbridge” Shelburne, Terry “Wudke” Baugh, Donna “Gamper” Didden, Gayle “Hasselschwert” Kemper, and class advisor Nute, with special thanks to the “Keepers of the List,” Dennis and Mary “MacArthur” LeBlanc.

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, please 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 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

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 Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale.

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