13TH ANNUAL CERAMICS EXHIBITION AT MCGROARTY
McGroarty Arts Center presents its 13th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale opening June 4 and continuing through June 25. The exhibition kicks off on June 4 with a free opening reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring live music, refreshments and an incomparable view from the Center’s terrace. Curator Brian Peshek has invited 24 local, professional ceramic artists to bring their finest pieces to share at A Teapot-Themed Group Show.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
GALA TO BENEFIT SOLHEIM
Solheim will hold its First Annual Midsummer Night’s Gala at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena on Saturday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Festivities will include dining under the stars, live music and dancing, incredible raffle prizes, as well as Shakespearean delights around every corner.
Executive Chef Debbie Lee will be preparing a custom three-course menu for the gala.
Tickets now available at http://tinyurl.com/jx9zurm. Tickets are $125.
INSTALLATION LUNCH & DONATION PROGRAM
The USC-VHH Women’s Council is holding its installation luncheon for fiscal year 2016-17 on Thursday, June 9 at the hospital. This is an opportunity to thank the current board for a successful fundraising and friend-raising year, honor new members and install the board of directors.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking; reception will begin at noon. Cost is $25 (payment must be made prior to the event). Please RSVP to the USC-VHH Foundation Office at (818) 952-2226.
Council Rooms A/B, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale
TOUR GIVEN OF LIBRARY & ART CENTER
Brand Associates are hosting a tour of the historic Brand Library on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guests will enjoy a look at the newly restored and rehabilitated Brand Library and Art Center.
The tour is limited to 25 people, so RSVP is required by emailing email@example.com or call (818) 548-2051.
Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
TGHS HOSTS GALA & BENEFIT AT GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL
Tickets are now on sale for The Glendale Historical Society’s (TGHS) third annual gala and benefit. “Come Fly With Us” takes place on June 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the restored Grand Central Air Terminal.
At the gala, TGHS will also present its annual awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in historic preservation. The recipients of this year’s Preservation Awards are the newly established Niodrara Drive Historic District and Grand Central Air Terminal.
Tickets to the gala and benefit are $140 for TGHS members and $190 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online at www.GlendaleHistorical.org or by sending a check to The Glendale Historical Society, P.O. Box 4173, Glendale, CA 91202.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 242-7447.
FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Foothills Community Toastmasters Club meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday night at 10700 Hillrose Circle in Sunland. Guests are always welcome at no charge.
Toastmasters International is a 91-plus-year-old worldwide organization of small neighborhood, company, community or organization sponsored clubs where people practice and get training in public speaking and leadership skills.
Foothills Community Toastmasters Club is the only official chapter in the Foothills area stretching from La Cañada Flintridge to Sylmar.
Anyone interested in visiting or learning more about the club should contact
email@example.com or visit www.foothillscommunitytoastmasters.club.
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, June 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOWL-MAKING WORKSHOPS BEGIN
Those interested in making soup bowls for the Oct. 22 Empty Bowls event at CV United Methodist Church are welcome to come to the workshops in Sierra Madre on June 12, 19; July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14. Experienced potters will be present to guide beginners through the satisfying process of transforming clay into beautiful bowls. Those bowls will be part of a friendly and festive soup event in the fall that will raise substantial aid for local hunger relief agencies. Many hands make light work. Come and join in the fun with other caring neighbors who want to help those in need.
There is a $5 charge to cover the cost of materials.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call (818) 383-3137.
The workshops are being held at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre.
ROMANCE ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The season finale of Salon de Musiques is on June 12 and features the music of three genius German romantic masters, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann, with an exquisite chamber music program featuring strings and piano. It will be performed by a virtuoso quintet consisting of Ambroise Aubrun and Serena McKinney, violins; Rob Brophy, viola; Jacob Braun, cello; and Francois Chouchan, piano.
The 2016-17 season program will be announced this day.
An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a high tea gourmet buffet provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
MARS MISSION ON CV SIERRA CLUB AGENDA
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Amy Hale’s program, “The Mars Project” on Tuesday evening, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Hale, an employee of JPL, will talk about Mars exploration. Working on the Mars missions, she has spoken about these projects to interested audiences numerous times. She is currently working on the Juno – JUpiter Near-polar Orbiter – mission, arriving to Jupiter on July 4. Hale offers a talk that will include both Mars and Juno Missions.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
JLP TO CELEBRATE 90 YEARS
Junior League of Pasadena Inc. (JLP) will hold a free, family-friendly event for the community to help celebrate the JLP’s 90 years in Pasadena. The event will be held at Kidspace Children’s Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Food, beverages and entertainment will be provided. Carol Scott, 2016-18 president of the Association of Junior Leagues International and JPL member, will be the keynote speaker.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
Kidspace Children’s Museum is at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena.
CALL TO ARTISTS
Brand Associates (the non-profit arm of the Brand Library & Art Center) is sponsoring its 44th Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper. For the second consecutive year applicants can submit artwork through the CaFE online service. The official call to artists continues through June 17.
This exhibit of “works on paper” welcomes submissions of drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, mixed media, sculptures, and installations. Awards totaling $4,000 will be presented, including one artwork to be purchased by Brand Associates as well as a Juror’s Award. The Brand Associates will receive a 25% commission on the sale of works with all proceeds to benefit Brand Library cultural programming.
The juror of this year’s show is Laddie John Dill, an influential Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibition will open with a reception and awards ceremony in the Brand Galleries on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and the show will continue on view through Oct. 28.
HISTORY OF THE ANGELS FLIGHT FUNICULAR PRESENTED
Little Landers Historical Society presents the history of the Angels Flight Funicular on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Speaker Jim Dawson is a cataloguer and archivist at the American Film Institute in Hollywood. He has published two books about downtown’s former Bunker Hill neighborhood: “Los Angeles’ Angels Flight” (Arcadia Publishing) and “Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction’s Mean Streets and Film Noir’s Ground Zero” (History Press).
All are invited for a look into Los Angeles’ past. Light refreshments after the program.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga (corner of Commerce and Valmont). Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge.
‘ARMENIA: AN OPEN WOUND’ EXHIBITION AT BRAND LIBRARY
The exhibition “Armenia: An Open Wound,” presented by the City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Dept. in partnership with the Armenian American Museum, continues at the Brand Library Art Galleries through June 11 during the library’s regular hours: Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday noon to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Armenia: An Open Wound” debuted in Mexico City at the Museo Memoria Y Tolerancia [Museum of Tolerance] in April 2015 in honor of the Armenian Genocide centenary. The exhibition explores the intricate history of the Armenian people and creates an interactive experience by illustrating early Armenian culture; it shares the story of Armenian livelihoods on their ancestral lands, and prepares viewers to gain a deeper insight into the events that lead to the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
For further information, contact Cathy Billings, senior Library, Arts & Culture supervisor, at (818) 548-2713 or email email@example.com.
Brand Library Art Galleries is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
BONSAI SHOW COMING TO DESCANSO GARDENS
Descanso Bonsai Society will present its 47th Annual Bonsai Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 in Van De Camp Hall and adjoining classrooms, at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.
Descanso Bonsai Society’s show is one of the longest running and biggest shows in Southern California. It is also Southern California’s largest judged bonsai show. The show is free with admission to the gardens.
Descanso Bonsai Society Club members will also be holding demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. While answering audience questions, club members will show how to replant, wire, and work on trees.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, call (818) 952-4400.
‘RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS’ AUTHOR AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKS
On Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Nathalia Holt for a talk and signing for her book “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars,” the riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.
In the 1940s and ’50s, the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories. They didn’t turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about the first American satellites.
When JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, these women, known as “human computers,” worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its pool of brilliant women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers.
For the first time, “Rise of the Rocket Girls” tells the stories of these women who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, “Rise of the Rocket Girls” offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we’ve been and the far reaches of space to which we’re heading.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.
GREGORY AND SINCHUK WRAP MUSIC SERIES
The last concert in the 2016 Brand Associates Music Series will feature violinist Annelle Gregory with pianist Alexander Sinchuk. They will be performing several works by Rachmaninoff including “Preludes from Op.23,” “Vocalise Op.34” and pieces from “Op. 6.” Also included on this program will be five pieces selected from her international call for scores by Dominic Dousa (El Paso, Texas), John Heins (Montana), Alla Pavlova (Ukraine), Phil Taylor (UK), and David Evan Thomas (Minnesota). There were 180 pieces submitted by composers from around the world and the call was administered by New York based Vox Novus.
The performance will take place at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and this concert is sponsored by the Brand Associates.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
GRAVITAS OPENING AT BRAND LIBRARY
Beltran-Arechiga, Nicholette Kominos, Melissa Manfull, Kristan Marvell and Sonja Schenk challenge an evolution of perception in the new exhibition “Gravitas” opening at the Brand Library & Art Center on June 25.
Working in various mediums, the artists are able to create work that upon first viewing appears to have the physicality of weight, of gravity. Concrete blocks, monolithic forms, sturdy structures, complex constructions and yet, upon further reflection, the viewer is led to question the tangibility of the fabrications in front of them. Encouraged to move beyond aesthetic beauty, the question of intent arises and a search for meaning and interpretation begins. In short, viewers are challenged to evolve their perception.
Opening reception June 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. All artists will be in attendance. “Gravitas” will be on view through Aug. 5.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital.
The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience.
RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.
These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.
These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in
Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
The Foothills Professional Group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Leon Lounge and Café. The group provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which participants develop personal relationships with many other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you may have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.
The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.
Leon Lounge and Café is located at 2519 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.
DBSA OFFERS SUPPORT GROUP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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 supports 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
TOPS OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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.
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT THE Y
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is hosting a monthly lactation and infant 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.