THERAYOGA HOSTING GRAND OPENING
TheraYoga invites the entire community to celebrate their grand opening with ribbon cutting today, June 21, at 1 p.m. They will also be hosting a free community party on Saturday, June 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with live music, a henna artist and door prizes. Class passes will be discounted for the entire month of June.
TheraYoga is located at 4105 Ocean View (corner of Montrose) in Montrose. Call (818) 541-1554 or visit www.TheraYogaStudios.com for more information.
FIREWORKS TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets to the July 4th fireworks display are now available. The show is held each year at La Crescenta Elementary School. The advance sale tickets are $7 each with children 7 and under free. Tickets sold the day of the event will cost $10. Tickets can be purchased at the CV Weekly or the CV Chamber office or at Bob Smith Toyota. You can also buy tickets on July 4th using the “drive thru” ticket line at Prospect and La Crescenta avenues from noon to 3 p.m.
La Crescenta Elementary, 4343 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta
GERSHWIN AT LCPC
La Cañada Presbyterian Church will give three cheers to the red, white and blue at the “Americana Concert,” a stirring program of patriotic music and other beloved American tunes on Sunday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Emcee Tyler Wright, president and CEO of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, will provide inspirational and comic commentary, and recite patriotic poems.
Performing will be LCPC’s Chancel Choir and Orchestra, alto soloist Diane Wallace.
Tickets to “Americana” are $15 ($20 reserved), and are available in advance from Lori MacDonald at (626) 794-1522, at the church office or at the door. For further information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visit lacanadapc.org.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.
MEDITATION FOR HARMONIOUS LIFE
Kadampa Meditation Center is hosting meditation for a harmonious life on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Drop-in classes are June 22, 29 and July 6. Free to YMCA members ($5 for non-member).
Meditation and Modern Buddhism: New Perspective on Life is on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Time and Space Gallery, 838 ½ Foothill Blvd, La Cañada on June 27 and July 11, 18 and on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St., Glendale on June 24 and July 1, 8). The cost is $10/class.
For more information, please contact Kadampa Meditation Center California at (323) 223-0610 or visit MeditateInLA.org.
CHEF LALA JOINS MERCK
Award-winning celebrity chef and certified nutritionist, Chef LaLa joins Merck to launch Sazone Su Salud (Season Your Health), a program that showcases simple, healthy recipes to help folks lead a diabetes-friendly lifestyle. Paired with a health care provider, Chef LaLa will engage in live cooking demonstrations at Northgate Market in Los Angeles. Tips and recipes from Chef LaLa, can be found at: www.SazoneSuSalud.com.
The demonstration takes place on Saturday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Northgate (Store 22), 1320 W. Francisquito Ave. in West Covina.
DOCENT CLASSES OFFERED
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 email@example.com or (323) 667-2000.
The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles
GRIEG LODGE HOSTING BARBECUE
Join Edgar Grieg Lodge on Saturday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Foothills for a St. Han’s Day family picnic, barbeque provided, salads and desserts potluck. Viking craft activities, whip cord making, fiber weavings and Viking bowling. No charge.
Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.
THOMAS GUEST OF VILLAGE POETS
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invite the public to its open poetry reading on Sunday, June 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. The featured poet for this event is G. Murray Thomas. He currently edits a monthly listing of poetry events for Poetix.net. His most recent book of poetry is “My Kidney Just Arrived,” published by Tebot Bach in 2011. Thomas has also published five chapbooks and has been widely published in various literary magazines.
Bring your own poetry. Admission is free!
Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga http://www.villagepoets.org
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB
The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, June 24 at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. After stepping into the foyer, enter the separate meeting room through the door to the right. The meeting time will continue as before, the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Owner Jeffrey Wang provides a Chinese buffet at a reasonable price. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.
For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome. The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.
More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at http://roseleafclub.com.
ONE SUMMER-ONE BOOK COMMUNITY READ FOR KIDS
Join kids across La Cañada and La Crescenta in reading John Stephens’ adventure fantasy “The Emerald Atlas” this summer. On June 28 at 1:30 p.m., come to the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse in La Cañada for fun activities. Meet John Stephens and hear him talk about “The Emerald Atlas” and the sequel coming this fall. Family ticket is $5 or free with purchase of the paperback. For more information call (818) 790-0717.
The Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada
KWON AT BLUE WHALE
Eclectic vocalist Joyce Kwon returns to Blue Whale jazz bar in Little Tokyo to perform with her quartet on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. Performing two sets of Brazilian music, jazz standards and original compositions, Kwon will be joined by pianist Matt Politano, bassist Dominic Thiroux and drummer Kevin McDonald in a night of free-ranging tunes, humor and stories about jazz clubs.
A former resident of La Crescenta, Joyce was raised on Korean folk tunes, Brazilian pop, and contemporary improv, and has sung at prominent L.A. venues such as Catalina Bar & Grill and Café Metropol. Now based in New York City, she writes for jazztoilet.com, a blog that covers toilets, culture and music in Manhattan jazz clubs.
The Jazz Toilet team from NYC will be making a rare appearance with the quartet. They will be conducting interviews with audience members and providing video coverage of the club’s restrooms for a special L.A. issue of Tuesday Toilet Talk.
Blue Whale is located on the third floor of Weller Court plaza on 123 E S Astronaut Onizuka St. in Little Tokyo. For more information, visit bluewhalemusic.com or call (213) 620-0908. Admission is $10 at the door. Those 21 and under must be accompanied by a guardian.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2012
Crescenta Valley Arts Council presents Shakespeare in the Park, Friday July 6 at 7 p.m. at Two Strike Park. Need more unrequited love and mistaken identity in your life? Join us for “Two Gentlemen of Verona” in our fifth annual celebration of the Bard. Bring your chairs and picnic to enjoy a dramatically fun evening under the stars! Admission is free. Presented by Shakespeare by the Sea. For more information go to CrescentaValleyArtsCouncil.org.
SAVE THE DATE
The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College will now be known as Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College Foundation.
This year’s fashion show fundraiser will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for the event will be “Education Through The Years” and all proceeds will go towards scholarships, grants-in-aid and emergency funds for deserving students.
Save the date and reserve early. Price of the fundraiser luncheon will be $45.
ABWA HOSTS COUNTRY-WESTERN GALA
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter 49th Anniversary and Business Associate Night “Country-Western” gala is Wednesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge. Student scholars, chapter Woman of the Year Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz, and Top Ten Candidate Dr. Martha Preciado will be honored, and the Business Associate of the Year will be introduced.
Cost is $25. For information and reservations call (818) 548-1525 or (818) 512-4079.
Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale
PLENTY OF FUN AT WATERMELON FESTIVAL
The 51st Annual Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival takes place Aug. 10-12 at Sunland Park. Delicious free watermelon will be available to cool down on hot summer days. The festival also features a watermelon carving display, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, and watermelon festival queen coronation. There will also be an international food court, dining tent, bazaar marketplace, beer garden, carnival rides, arcade games, live entertainment and more. Fun for the whole family! Learn more: http://www.lionswatermelonfestival.com/ or call (818) 353-4554.
Admission is $5; children under 30” are free.
Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland
COFFEE GALLERY CALENDARS EVENTS
Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.
Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.
Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.
Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.
Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.
Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.
For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit http://www.funkylittlecoffeehouse.com.
Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena