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RAPP (Read and Practice Peacemaking) at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church is screening another film for its Friday Night Lights of Justice series. “Herman’s House” will be shown on June 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.

“Herman’s House” is the story of an inmate kept in solitary confinement for over 40 years. Jackie Sumell is an artist who began a conversation with him that developed into a 12-year friendship. She built a model of his “dream house” which has since been seen in museums and gallery exhibits. The project drew attention to the issue of solitary confinement and RAPP members are hoping that this screening will also increase awareness to the cruel and unjust practice.

The screening coincides with Torture Awareness month and letters will be available to sign that urge elected representatives to support the Solitary Confinement and Reform Act.

The film includes coarse language and references to prior work created to offend.

There is no charge to attend.

CV United Methodist Church is located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is having its spring ceramics sale on June 13. Doors open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Shop for unique pieces of art! The biannual ceramics sale features the art of over 50 CCLCF ceramic students/artists. Thousands of ceramic pieces will be available for purchase.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.

Hosted by the Verdugo Hills Post 288, American Legion, Vet’s Mess Call is a casual get together for veterans over a plate of chow and a cup of Joe. It’s held the second Saturday in June, July, August and September. The First Vets’ Mess Call is on Saturday, June 14 from 0800 hours to 0930 hours. Arrive anytime between 0800 and 0915 hours; the event is informal. Serving coffee, pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, etc. No charge for the food, fun and fellowship – just bring your best stories from your military service and enjoy a casual morning with your fellow vets.

All veterans in the Crescenta Valley are invited.

Verdugo Hills Post 288, American Legion Memorial Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta

The AAUW Glendale branch is hosting speaker Dr. Teresa Morales at its June 14 meeting at the Oakmont Country Club from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Morales will delineate the Gamble House history accompanied by a slide show.

The Gamble House is a national historical landmark and features custom-designed furniture, rugs and leaded art glass.

The cost to attend the June 14 meeting is $25 per person including brunch and valet parking.

Please reserve by calling Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

The Glendale Quilt Guild hosts Diane Steele who will present a workshop on Saturday,  June 14 on woven silhouettes.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. in Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.

Little Landers Historical Society will host Los Angeles Police Museum archivist Joan Renner on June 14 at 1 p.m. for a look at the history of criminal activity in Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 1960s. The event takes place at Bolton Hall in Tujunga.

Renner is a writer, lecturer and social historian specializing in historic Los Angeles crime. She assisted in creating a Los Angeles Police Dept. exhibit based on the continuing investigation of the 1947 Black Dahlia murder and is editing a book of crime scene photos for the L.A. Police Museum.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation). The next concert on June 18 features violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and pianist Rosa LoGiudice performing works by James MacMillan and Cesar Franck.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson)
in Glendale.

Tarnished Treasures luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. Bring family and friends to peruse donated items that can be another person’s treasure for the annual fundraiser sale.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the sale.

Laura Coronado, magazine editor, wife, mother and proud member of the Red Hat Society will present, “How She Found Prince Charming” in her inspirational talk.

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

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland, Pasadena

The Caltech – Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, is going to perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 18. This celebrated ensemble, which has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Great Wall, will perform as part of a concert of ensembles from around the world.

On the program will be the world premiere of a work for organ and concert band by the band’s multi-talented composer-in-residence, Dr. Leslie Deutsch. Also appearing on the program and conducting his own work will be world famous composer and conductor, Frank Ticheli. Paul Asimow, a professor of geology and geochemisty, will also guest conduct, and Kjerstin Williams, who received her PhD in robotics from Caltech, will be the vocal soloist singing songs composed by George Gershwin.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Disney Hall. Tickets are on sale and are available for $30 each at Ticketmaster or the box office at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more information, call
(626) 395-3295 or visit

The military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Opportunity Expo, a hiring event for veterans and other men and women with military backgrounds, at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 19 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. More than 300 veterans and military spouses are expected to attend this opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly local and national employers including USAA, TJX Companies, QTC Management, The Home Depot and many more.

RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members.

Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles

The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsors an event that features a selection of wines, light appetizers, cheeses and fine chocolates. Fritz Coleman, popular Channel 4 weatherman, will make a guest appearance as well.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for two people. For information or to purchase, call (818) 243-3121, ext. 0.

This annual fundraising event takes place on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Glendale Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.
in Glendale.

A free wills and trusts seminar is being held on Thursday, June 19 from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. at the office of McNally & Associates, 517 E. Wilson, Suite 104, Glendale.

Seating is limited so call to reserve
a spot (818) 507-5100 or email

The CVHS class of 1964 is celebrating its 50-year graduation with a reunion weekend June 20 – 22. The class was the second to graduate from CV and chose as its motto, “Second to None!” This class also took part in the selection of the school colors, school mascot and the alma mater. This special 50-year celebration includes a Friday night fun icebreaker evening on June 20 at the Montrose Bowl. On Saturday, June 21 a tour of the CV campus is planned. On Saturday night at the Angeles National Golf Club is a time for dinner, reminiscing and reconnecting. Sunday is picnic day at Crescenta Valley Park/Hindenburg Park at noon. Invitations to the picnic are extended to the classes of ’63, ’65, ’66 and ’67 as well.

For further information, contact Cindi Miller Anderson, or Sue Cox Keating,

The Glendale Latino Assn. is having its next mixer at 8one8 Lounge on Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Everyone is invited to network, meet and mingle. Bring a drawing prize and your business will be mentioned! All contributions and sponsorships benefit the GLA scholarship fund.

8one8 is located at 3710 N Verdugo Road in Montrose.

Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle is a new exhibition of distinctive and artfully designed motorcycles, intricately painted motorcycle parts and accessories, and motorcycle-themed artworks that opens at Forest Lawn Museum on Friday, June 27 and runs through Jan. 5, 2015.

The exhibition highlights Southern California’s historic zeal for motorcycles and will also include artworks from the early 20th century through today, including a Transformer motorcycle, a 1968 ESO speedway bike, a mid-1960s vintage Harley-Davidson drag bike, a 1953 Gilera Road Racer, a 1947 Harley-Davidson UL motorcycle, a 1939 Indian Chief motorcycle, a 1938 Crocker motorcycle, a 1938 Indian Sport Scout Flat Track Racer, a stunning 100-year-old restored factory original 1914 Harley-Davidson motorcycle; as well as a beautifully restored solid orange 1910 Flying Merkel motorcycle with gold pinstriping, and much more!

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. The Forest Lawn Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

For more information, visit the Forest Lawn Memorial Park website at or call (888) 204.3131.

The Sunland-Tujunga Elks are hosting Night at the Races on June 27. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and features pulled pork, cole slaw and more. Donation of $5 for dinner. Races begin at 8 p.m.

All proceeds benefit Purple Pig (California-Hawaii major project).

Sunland-Tujunga Elks meet at 10137 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour at the home of Jim Boreham, 4443 Gould Ave. in La Cañada Flintridge on Friday, June 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share and enjoy the fun in support of the 2015 Rose Parade float that represents this community.

The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 is hosting a barbecue with tractor rides on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 3 p.m. This family day includes games for the children. The event is being held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills in La Cañada. Cowboy attire is optional.

This is a free event.

Questions can be directed to P. Hamilton at (818) 247-9042.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members to help them learn this important skill.

Class will be held on June 28 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Heartsaver certification classes, which are part of the hospital’s family education program, provide instruction for CPR skills, including adult/child one-person rescue and choking maneuvers.

CPR classes are offered at USC-VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208, in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor lobby).

The class fee is $60 per person (includes textbook).

Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272 or visit

Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.

“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October 2014.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends, coming to the Los

Angeles area from July 9 – Aug. 3 playing at Staples Center Los Angeles (July 9-15); Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (July 18-22); and Honda Center, Anaheim (July 25-Aug 3).

Ticket prices vary depending on time and location. Visit for information.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group invites the community to its annual July hike and brunch at Deukmejian Park on Saturday, July 12 at 8 a.m. Brunch will be served following the 60 to 90 minute hike. Dr. Jim Adams, trained in the Indian ways of native medicines, will instruct hikers about the natural medicinal plants growing in local hills. His book on the subject will be available.

Deukmejian Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road, between New York and Frederick avenues, in La Cresenta.

The 53rd Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival will be held again at Santa Anita Park. Every admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel for additional prizes…and every one’s a winner! The festival is on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 children, $8 for seniors and active military personnel. Children under 2 are free. Presale discounts are available on the website. Parking is $4. For additional information visit or call (800) 955-1277. (Festival entrance is Gate #6 off the Colorado Lot on Colorado Place.)

Favorite activities include the watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, the watermelon bean bag toss and the return of the greased watermelon races. The Watermelon Pavilion will have hourly watermelon carving and cooking demonstrations. The new and improved watermelon-o-matic machine will dazzle as it slices the delicious fruit for the hungry festival-goers. The wearable art contest will have daily winners.

Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

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 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 support 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

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.

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, 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.

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