AUTHORS COMING TO FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
On Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts James Slocum, author of “Shadow of War.” The story is based on a journal written by 14-year-old boy Daniel Kippelstein during the spring of 1939. Daniel was forced to flee Prague with his sister after his father is killed by the Nazis. “Shadow of War” is filled with adventure and historical detail that will transport readers of any age.
On Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts Kaira Rouda author of “Here, Home, and Hope.”
Rouda’s witty reflections, self-deprecating humor and clever tactics in executing will have readers laughing out loud. The next instant, however, they might rant right along with her as her commitment to a sullen, anorexic teenager left on her doorstep tries her patience or as she reflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. All this, and it’s still witty, uplifting and inspirational.
There is no admission fee to attend.
For additional information, call Sandy Willardson at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, at the intersection of Chevy Chase Dr. and Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store.
PARATROOPERS: HISTORY OF THE AIRBORNE DIVISIONS OF WWII SUBJECT OF MEETING
On Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m., the Little Landers Historical Society will host a presentation entitled Paratroopers: History of the Airborne Divisions of WWII.
The speaker is Taylor Menadue, a high school sophomore. Despite his young age, Menadue is an accomplished WWII historian and an honorary member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Southern California Chapter. He is also a member of the re-enacting group from the 82nd Airborne WWII Living History Association whose motto is “Remembering History and Those Who Served.” In addition to his presentation, Menadue will also display items from his collection.
Immediately following the presentation, Bolton Hall will have the honor of hosting the POW/MIA table ceremony. This solemn dignified ceremony is a tribute to the POW/MIA still missing from all wars. The ceremony will be conducted by the Polytechnic High School JROTC.
The program is free. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
SPRING CERAMICS SALE AT CCLCF
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is holding its semi-annual ceramic show on June 10 and June 11. Featuring work from more than 50 local ceramic artists, the show will open with a reception including light refreshments on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada
CONCERT AT BRAND LIBRARY
On Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m., the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center will host the fourth concert in its annual music series. The Helios Guitar Quartet will be performing the complete first book of the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach arranged for four guitars. This concert will be in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and a reception for the artists will follow the concert.
Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale Public Library, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
DESCANSO GARDENS PRESENTS SUMMER IN THE GARDENS
Descanso is gearing up for the summer season with 10 weeks of extended summer hours, increased evening entertainment and the return of the Camellia Lounge. Midweek extended summer hours from June 21 to Aug. 25 are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays.
Descanso will keep its doors open late for guests to enjoy the Gardens in the cool of the evening. Enjoy family programs, jazz concerts or a walk under the oaks as the sun sets. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors/students with ID, $3 children 5-12, free children 4 and younger. No reciprocal garden admissions during extended hours of 4:30 to 8 p.m.
For complete information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org.
“CHEFS FOR A CURE” FUNDRAISER
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
SUMMER NIGHT SWING COMING TO AMERICANA
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 www.glendalearts.org or www.glendalepops.org.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS PLANNED
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 www.cvhsalumni81.myevent.com.
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 1 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.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 15, there will be featured a single work, Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47. Performing will be Jacqueline Suzuki on violin, Victor de Almeida on viola, Pam de Almeida on violoncello and Rosa LoGiudice on piano.