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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 tickets early.

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

Join the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA in celebrating Memorial Day this year at the annual Fiesta Days Run. Participate in a one-mile Family Fun Run, Cherry Canyon Hike, 5K walk, 5K, or 10K race beginning at Descanso Gardens at 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. The Fiesta Days Run is a longstanding tradition of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA where families can be together and participate in a healthy activity for spirit, mind and body.

Online registration has already ended, but participants can register at the Y until Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. or on race day.

To find out more about this event, contact the YMCA Membership Office at (818) 790-0123.

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 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.

McGroarty Arts Center is holding its 10th Annual Ceramics Show June 1 through June 15.  This free exhibit begins with the opening reception on June 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that includes live music, refreshments and an incomparable view of the foothills from the Center’s terrace. This event has built a strong reputation for artistic excellence, highlighting the work of 39 professional ceramic artists as well as McGroarty Arts Center’s own ceramic students. The center’s new executive director Candace Sorensen will be available as well.

McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga

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;

Glendale Art Association’s June exhibition is “Glendale Real and Imagined,” which has the city of Glendale as the subject of the works presented.

ANZOH Art Gallery is partnering with GAA by providing gallery space. Through sponsorships of GAA, the association attempts to distribute five scholarships to high school seniors in Glendale majoring in art this year.

“Glendale, Real and Imagined” opens Friday, June 7 with a 7 p.m. reception featuring a string quartet, and catered wine and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition runs through Thursday, June 20, Tuesdays through Sundays.

The exhibition is at ANZOH Art Gallery at 1125 S. Central in Glendale.

Ahead With Horses is having a fundraiser and open house on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be games, arts & crafts, silent auction, T-shirts, pictures taken of the AWH kids, free toy with every kids ticket, music and featuring hamburgers, veggie-burgers, and hot dogs with all the trimmings.

Price, including barbecue, is just $12 for adults, $6 for kids 3 years of age and older, kids under 3 get in free.

Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at the website

Ahead With Horses is located at 10157 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills. Phone (818) 767-6373.

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.

AAUW Glendale branch meeting June 8 at the Oakmont Country Club will feature Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman.  Newly re-elected, Laura will talk of the extensive partnerships between city agencies and local non-profit organizations, all intended to maintain the exceptionally high quality of life in Glendale.  In addition, new officers for the 2013-14 year will be installed, featuring co-presidents Nancy Ellyson and Patricia Wilson.

Reservations to (818) 951-6104 or (818) 317-5602 by June 5. Cost is $25 per person; event begins at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale.

The Women’s Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) Foundation presents a special luncheon and program, “Caring for Family: Women as Caregivers – Balancing Work, Health and Family” on Thursday, June 13. The luncheon features Donna Benton, PhD, assistant professor and director of the Family Caregiver Support Program at USC Davis School of Gerontology.

The luncheon will take place at VHH in Council Rooms A/C (fourth floor lobby) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Benton is also a commissioner on the California Commission on Aging. She has worked in the field of aging and psychology for over 30 years.

Luncheon fee is $15/person. Lunch is sponsored by Montrose and Alameda Healthcare. RSVP to the Foundation Office at (818) 952-2226.

VHH, 1812 Verdugo Boulevard, Glendale/La Cañada.

The YWCA Glendale is holding a pre-summer fashion sale. On Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the YWCA will host a fun boutique to raise money for YWCA Glendale programs and services.

The boutique includes brand-new fashion attire and accessories from vendors such as Treasured Accessories, Poetic Potions, Classy Bag Lady, D.J. Giles, Bath and Body Works and Buddha Jeans as well as trendy thrift store bargains. Jeri Benton, community member and “volunteer extraordinaire” organized this first time event. The National Charity League Tick Tockers will volunteer their time at the event. For more information, contact Virginia Ruiz at the YWCA Glendale at (818) 242-4155×221. Parking located behind building off of Geneva.

YWCA Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Dr., Glendale

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.

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.

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.

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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