DEMYSTIFYING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A panel discussion that is free and open to the public on demystifying domestic violence is being held at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Thursday, June 26. Reception at 6 p.m., panel discussion to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Safe Family Task Force, Senator Carol Liu, & Neighborhood Legal Services. Light refreshments provided by Women’s Divorce Resource. Fee for parking.
For more information, email NatalieSamarjian@nls-la.org.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Main Auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace Glendale
REDBIRD PLANS UPCOMING EVENTS
Redbird in the Angeles National Forest is having the Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow July 18-20 at Moorpark College in Moorpark. There are still vendor spaces available.
A call for artists and sponsors for the Modest Fly Art Gallery and Art Studio exhibit “Highway 2 – The Journey and the Destination” has been extended to July 1. Varied artwork submissions have been received but there is room for more.
To take part in either of these events, contact Corina Roberts at email@example.com.
VROOM: THE ART OF THE MOTORCYCLE AT FOREST LAWN
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 pin striping, 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 www.forestlawn.com or call (888) 204-3131.
ELKS HOSTING NIGHT AT RACES
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.
‘HAPPY HOUR’ FOR LCF ToR
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.
SONS OF NORWAY BARBECUE
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.
CPR CLASSES AT USC VHH
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 www.uscvhh.org.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 is on Wednesday, July 2 and will feature jazz pianist Billy Childs and cellist Maksim Velichkin in a program of free improvisation.
FAB FOUR AT STARLIGHT BOWL SUMMER
An exciting pre-season concert featuring the Fab Four takes place at the Starlight Bowl on Saturday, June 28. The Fab Four, everyone’s favorite Beatles tribute band, entertains with expert renditions of Beatles’ hits. Please note ticket pricing for The Fab Four is $20.
Tickets are available online at www.StarlightBowl.com or may be purchased in person at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third Street, third floor, in Burbank.
Individual tickets range from $8-$15 for the regular concert series. The military discount for individual tickets is $8. The Park Lover’s Pass (grass seating only) is a $60 for the entire summer season of shows. Also available is the Park Lover’s + Fab Four pass for $80.
Picnic baskets are welcome. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will also be offering on-site concessions.
Parking is $8 cash per vehicle. Carpooling is recommended. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m.; the gates open at 5:30 p.m. and all concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
SUMMER FUN AT McGROARTY
McGroarty Arts Center offers a summer schedule of affordable art, music, dance and wellness classes for children and adults. Classes begin July 7 and run through Aug. 30. Courses include plein air painting and drawing, stained glass, watercolor, ceramics (wheel and hand-building with kiln firing), yoga, violin, acting, film making, photography, “make your own Mandala,” and much more.
To register, call (818) 352-5285 or visit the Center’s website at www.mcgroartyartscenter.org for a complete listing of classes/workshops and for more information.
TWO AUTHORS – TWO JOURNEYS
On July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Glendale Central Library, local authors G.B. Pool and Bonnie Schroeder will discuss their books and the paths they took to becoming published. They will also read short passages from their work.
Pool is the author of the Johnny Casino and Gin Caulfield mystery series, as well as several stand-alone books. Schroeder’s debut novel, “Mending Dreams,” was recently published by Champlain Avenue Books. Although they write in different fields and took different routes to publication, both authors are dedicated to the craft and have some interesting stories to share about the writing life.
The Glendale Central Library is located at 222 E. Harvard St., just east of Brand Boulevard. There is ample validated parking across the street on the corner of Harvard and Maryland.
For further information, visit the library’s website: http://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4132/125?curm=7&cury=2014.
CIRCUS COMING TO TOWN
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 www.ringling.com for information.
SIERRA CLUB HAVING ANNUAL BRUNCH
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.
S-T LIONS CLUB WATERMELON FESTIVAL
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 everyone’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 www.lionswatermelonfestival.com 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
MONTROSE FOOD & BREWFEST
The first Annual Montrose Food & Brewfest is planned for Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. A beer garden, ticket-only event with unlimited* sampling of micro brews and craft brews, as well as unlimited sampling of food from participating local restaurants, is set against the backdrop of Old Town Montrose. Come enjoy the live music, cold brews and local fare. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Glendale Police Dept. Explorer Program, Glendale Fire Fighters Association and Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group. There will be free water, coffee and tea throughout the event as well. Some of the event participants include Eagle Rock Brewing, Stone Brewing, Hanger 24 Brewing as well as Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, New Moon, 7 Stop Pizza and more! Check out www.montrosebrewfest.com for a full list of participants and for new additions and pricing information.
Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now at: This fundraising event is presented by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber, (818) 249-7171.
*While supplies last.
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 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
THEN AND NOW EXHIBIT
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.
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; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., 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.
GLENDALE ONE TOASTMASTERS
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
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 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.