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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

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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 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.

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 Beautiful has its luncheon meeting Tuesday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park, 2531 East Glenoaks Blvd.

Jess Duran, director of Community Services and Parks, will speak and install officers for 2013-14.  Lunch is $18 per person and is served at noon. It is catered by Damon’s.  For reservations, call (818)  242-3689.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is hosting a free luncheon seminar on women’s health and wellness on Thursday, June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the center’s main auditorium at 1509 Wilson Terrace. Parking will be validated.

Doctors Teresa Swida and John Kirk will offer information on living a balanced life through nutrition, wellness and exercise; teach preventative care for women’s health issues; and provide details on state-of-the-art daVinci®Surgical System and how it works.

To reserve a space, call (818) 409-8100 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.

In 1884, Helen Hunt Jackson published “Ramona: A Story,” a tragic love story about a half-Indian beauty raised on a rancho. When railroads opened Southern California up to inexpensive travel, a tourism and real estate boom of unheard of proportion struck the region, and Jackson’s novel became a handbook for sightseeing. Tourists in droves visited landmarks identified with Ramona’s fictional life – her birthplace, her home, the site of her wedding, and her grave. And at most of these locations, vast array of souvenirs commemorating their visits were available for purchase. It was these souvenirs that led Dr. Dydia DeLyser to rethink the craze for all things Ramona as initiated not by region-al boosters, but by the tourists themselves. In her book, “Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California,” DeLyser traces the myth’s emergence within the context of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century tourist industry and explores how the heroine of a nineteenth-century romance novel pervades southern California’s regional identity.

This program on June 8 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum will explore how a fictional work – and the real places and products that it inspired – helped to shape an idealized past.

Light refreshments served after the presentation. Free admission; everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga (corner of Valmont & Commerce).

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge

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.

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

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.

A 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.

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 Dr. in Glendale.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Fred Dong’s, “Mongolia” on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta (please enter at La Crescenta Avenue for parking and the meeting room).

Join world traveler Fred Dong as he presents his explorations of Mongolia including the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert, the Steppes and Mountains.  Beautiful wildlife will be seen including the endangered Przewalski’s Wild Horse and many other animals native to Mongolia.

The meeting begins following news of conservation and outings.  Refreshments will be served. This event is free and everyone is welcome.  Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

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 meeting on June 12 of the Glendale Quilt Guild will be held at First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale at 7 p.m. Social hour at 6:30 p.m. The program includes mini demonstrations of quilting techniques and a Table-Top sale in which members of the guild rent table space and bring quilt-related items to sell.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 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.

Shoes on Parade luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30 am. at the Altadena Country Club. All are invited to attend a show of shoes from local DWS Shoe Store. The latest fashions with a little history of the shoes will be featured.

Special songs will be sung by talented vocalist Lori Berg. Motivational speaker and public relations specialist Lisa Toney will speak on the proper footwear in her talk, “Steps of Confidence: Becoming a Woman of Purpose.”

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

Altadena Country Club, 2200 Country Club, Altadena

Music for Charity Events is presenting a benefit concert at St. George’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. to support Ahead With Horses, an organization whose mission is to “maximize potential of disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and the environment, with measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives capable of contributing to society.”
Admission is free. All donations are tax-deductible, and accepted by cash or check. Reception follows.

For more information, call Connie at (310) 963-1480.

St George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge

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.

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen Chapter will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, June 22 with a luncheon at Burbank’s Castaway Restaurant. Special guest speaker will be ABWA’s National District VI Vice President Bryna Dambrowski of Long Beach. Chapter past presidents will be honored in addition to the nine student scholarship recipients and the National Board of Directors Impact Scholarship winner Arpa Shahijanian of Burbank.

Special recognition will be presented to the chapter Woman of the Year and Top Ten Business Woman candidate Lori Hartwell of Glendale. The chapter Business Associate of the Year will be announced.

The mission of ABWA is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

The luncheon cost is $45. For reservations and information, call (818) 547-1422.

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.

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