CALL FOR ARTISTS ISSUED
A call for artists is being issued for the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station. The Glendale Arts & Culture Commission is accepting proposals from artists who would like to temporarily display artwork in Community Services and Parks, Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station. Due date July 20.
For more information, visit http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/library-arts-culture/arts-culture-commission/artist-opportunities.
Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station is located at 1020 E. Palmer Drive in Glendale.
FREE CHORAL CONCERT PLANNED
The west coast choral concert by YouthCUE, featuring a -130-voice youth choir from three Texas cities, will be performing on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Glendale. This is a free concert.
To learn more, call (818) 242-2995.
First Baptist Church of Glendale is located at 209 N. Louise in Glendale.
CERAMICS EXHIBITION AND RUMMAGE SALE AT MC GROARTY
The McGroarty Arts Center’s 13th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale continues through June 25. 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 also hosting its first Art, Treasures & Crafts Rummage Sale on June 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its location in Tujunga. Items from ceramics and art to furniture, household items and clothing will be featured. There will be live music and a raffle going on all day.
All proceeds go toward the non-profit McGroarty Arts Center.
To make it a greater event, the Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills Rotary Club will be serving up a very tasty pancake breakfast on McGroarty’s Upper Terrace from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. And in honor of Father’s Day, dads eat free!
Anyone with items to contribute to the Rummage Sale are invited to contact the McGroarty office at (818) 352-5285 or email email@example.com. There is some pick up available. Drop-off days are Tuesday and Thursdays leading up to the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last drop off day is June 17 all day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 383-3137.
The workshops are being held at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre.
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.
‘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 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.
NEXT MEETING OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The program will be “Leaf Bingo” followed by a potluck.
Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
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.
READING & BOOKSIGNING AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
On Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a reading and booksigning by Johnny Allina, author of “Dryden Arms: House of Despair, a Comedy.”
Bored with his job as a copywriter at a major hotel chain and living in a noisy apartment in Hollywood teeming with would-be actors and unsavory characters, aspiring novelist Rupert is laid off and seizes the opportunity to move to a serene dwelling in order to live in the peace and quiet he needs to go on a Bukowski-like writing bender. Instead, he ends up at The Dryden Arms in Glendale where he takes the job as resident manager and encounters, in an absurdist reality, tenants who make him think he has become the warden of an asylum. Readers trail behind him, laughing all the way, as he deals with tenant-on-tenant attempted murder, race relations, a ghost, an uneasy romance with a bitchy lit agent, a smug cat, Eastern philosophies, invisible roommates, a porn star, a foul-mouthed solipsist with undiagnosed allergies and a lawn-obsessed polymath.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway.
FREE SENIOR LECTURE
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program offers a lecture on dental treatment using dental implants on Wednesday, July 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dr. Armond Kotikian will explain how dental implant surgery can improve chewing efficiency.
The lecture will take place in the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center auditorium at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale. RSVP by July 8 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited. www.glendlaememorialhospital.org
STREET BRIDGE PARTY
Everyone is invited to join Pasadena Heritage in celebration at the Colorado
Street Bridge Party on Saturday, July 16 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night of music, dancing, silent disco, vintage cars, free kids activities and festive foods and beverages will be held atop one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
Old favorites will return and new attractions are being added to make July 16 a night to remember. This year there will be a silent disco hosted by Sound Off Experience in the park! There will still be live music on three stages. The display of distinctive vintage automobiles is always a hit, and the chance to see the stars through telescopes trained on the night sky is a rare treat. Youngsters will be thoroughly entertained in the children’s area with balloons, face painting, cookie decorating, drum circles and more. There will be a variety of food for sale plus much more.
The Colorado Street Bridge has been threatened numerous times in its one hundred and three year history, and for the last 39 years, Pasadena Heritage has been its leading champion. After many years of effort, the Bridge was saved, seismically upgraded and restored to its original grandeur – a feat that is celebrated biennially when 5,000 people turn out for what has become a much anticipated community event. Funds raised support the historic preservation advocacy efforts and educational programs of the non-profit group Pasadena Heritage.
Tickets are available in advance for $18 adults/ $9 kids, $16 adults/ $8 kids member pricing. Day of prices are $20 adults/ $10 kids. Tickets on sale at
Take the Metro Gold Line and then take the free ARTS Bus to the Bridge.
CRUISE NIGHT COMING TO BRAND BOULEVARD
Glendale Cruise Night on Brand Boulevard returns on Saturday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. The event is promoted as the biggest car show in Southern California. Enjoy classic cars, live music and fireworks show! There is no charge to attend.
GLENDALE LIBRARY HOSTS AUTHOR CYNTHIA D’APRIX SWEENEY
The Friends of the Library presents Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, the author of one of the year’s most anticipated debuts, “The Nest,” on Thursday, July 21. “The Nest” is a warm, funny, and acutely perceptive novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their relationships, their choices and their lives. Tender, funny and deftly written, “The Nest” explores what money does to relationships, what happens to ambitions over the course of our lives, and the fraught but unbreakable ties with our families.
She will be at the Adult Recreation Center (next to Central Library), 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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.
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 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.