Author C. B. Shiepe will be holding a reading and signing of his novel Cliff Falls at Flintridge Bookstore on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse; 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

Forest Lawn-Glendale is celebrating its Memorial Day festivities on the 96th anniversary of its first Memorial Day Program.  The event will be held May 30 beginning at 1 p.m., and will feature a memorial march at the Little Church of the Flowers and proceed to the burial site of a Civil War soldier. Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman will read the Presidential Proclamation while noted Abraham Lincoln impersonator William Peck will read the Gettysburg Address. Civil War Re-enactors from the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry-Company K will provide a musket salute, while a cannon salute will be provided by the Richmond Howitzers.  A civil war band, The Band of the California Battalion, will supply patriotic music.
The event is free to the public and provides a unique opportunity to join in honoring all the men and women who have given their lives in defense of their country. All attendees will be provided with free refreshments and souvenirs, courtesy of Forest Lawn.  For more information on the Memorial Day event call (800) 204-3131 or log on to
Forest Lawn-Glendale is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale.

The Salvation Army’s Safe Place Program presents a driving scavenger hunt through Glendale on Saturday, June 4 to benefit services to teens. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. The adventure begins at 10 a.m. Teams should have two to four people with at least one licensed driver. Clues are provided at registration. Earn opportunity tickets for every clue solved. The Quest is not a race, so participants don’t need to solve every clue to win.
Lunch is provided after the Quest. The entry fee for adults is $35 and $20 for teens ages 12-18. Tickets are available online at, or by calling (818) 246-5588 or at the door. Join sponsors Salvation Army of Glendale, and Glendale Sunrise Rotary for fun and fundraising for Glendale’s teens.

The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1981 is having its 30-year reunion on July 16 at 6 p.m. For more information visit
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1991 is celebrating its 20th reunion on Saturday, July 23 at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland.  Reservations are $75 per person until July 1st and $85 at the door.  A local account has been set up for reservation checks.  Checks are made payable and sent to: F. Virgallito, 5000 Acampo Ave., La Crescenta CA 91214.  Make a notation “CVHS Class of 91” on the check memo.  For more information contact Sosi Parsegian at (818) 621-1980, after 5 p.m.  You can find us on Facebook @ CV Falcons – Class of 1991 for complete details of the weekend events.

Join the American Cancer Society’s “Chefs For A Cure” Benefit on June 15 at Firenze Osteria of Toluca Lake from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The restaurant will provide all the food courtesy of Chef Fabio Viviani, America’s Top Chef and a Season 5 Fan Favorite. Quiet Hair Growing and DD Family Supporters, two teams of the 2011 Sunland/Tujunga Relay for Life, are hosting the event.
Tickets are $25 per person, which includes non-alcoholic drinks.  A cash & carry bar is provided; and a silent auction will be a part of the festivities. Donations for the silent auction are requested.
For further details, contact Sheryl Buhr-Sanchez at (818) 352-4715 or Ann Marie Dodge at (818) 926-2262.  All checks should be made payable to American Cancer Society and mailed to 10326 Mountair Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Firenze Osteria, 4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca Lake

The Glendale Pops Orchestra, led by artistic director and conductor Matt Catingub, hosts Summer Night Swing featuring Patti Austin and Tierney Sutton at the Americana at Brand. Summer Night Swing takes place on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. and is the second of a six-show season.
The concert is free to the public with reserved seating for season ticket holders. For more information, visit or

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 newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
On June 1 at 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. will be a baroque concert by Ergo Musica featuring works by Telemann, Rust, Milandre & Couperin.
The director of Ergo Musica is Adriana Zoppo who will perform on the viola d’amore. Appearing with her will be baroque violist Suzanna Giordano-Gignac.

Companion Hospice is recruiting volunteers for its upcoming training program. Volunteers are needed in the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley to relieve tired caregivers for short periods of time or to help with errands and shopping. Assignments will in the volunteer’s geographical area.
Applicants will receive 16 hours of orientation and training. Training programs will be held on four Saturdays in October in Pasadena from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Cecelia Rudar, volunteer coordinator, at (877) 303-0692 or email
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
Descanso Gardens is also currently seeking volunteers to share their time and talent. Volunteers enjoy a rich and meaningful experience at Descanso while helping the Gardens flourish. No experience is necessary to volunteer.
There are openings in many programs, including visitor services, education, Boddy House ambassador and membership table.
For further information, contact Volunteer Programs Manager Tali Arnold at (818) 949-7978 or
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding its annual wine, chocolate and cheese tasting. This event offers the opportunity to compare an array of carefully selected wines, cheeses and fine chocolates.  In addition, light appetizers will be provided by Chin Chin Catering.
The event on June 23 will be held in the Forest Lawn Museum overlooking the City of Glendale and will also feature “The Art of Artis Lane,” an exhibit by the award-winning sculptor and painter.
Adding to the festivities are a raffle and silent auction of many gift items, spa treatments and entertainment events contributed by local businesses and community members.
Forest Lawn Glendale is providing the venue for the benefit of the Red Cross, and all proceeds will go to the benefit of the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter, furthering its ability to assist the communities of Glendale and the Crescenta Valley in times of unexpected emergencies.
Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for two people.  To purchase tickets, call (818) 243-3121 or visit