DONNELLY TO SPEAK AT THURSDAY CLUB
California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will offer an “insider’s view” of what is going on in the state legislature. Donnelly will be speaking to the Republican Club of the Foothills tonight, Thursday, June 27 at the La Cañada Thursday Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, which includes dinner.
To RSVP, call Joanie at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.
The La Cañada Thursday Club is located at 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada.
PASADENA DANCE THEATER HOSTS FUNDRAISER
A special fundraising event for the Pasadena Dance Theater will be held June 29 from noon to 9 p.m. with live dance by students and company members. The exhibit will run through August.
Featured artists include Jordan Danes, James Lopez, Christine Luchetta, Peter Wilson and Lesley Fontanella.
The Time & Space Gallery 838 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and curated by local artist Christine Luchetta.
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.
CALTECH LAUNCHES SUMMER OF SOUND
MUSE/IQUE, known for its counter-conventional performances that feel more like parties than formal concerts, launches Summer of Sound 2013 with “Lost in the Stars with Patti Austin,” featuring the Grammy Award-winning legend on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m., outdoors at Caltech’s Beckman Mall in Pasadena. Austin joins MUSE/IQUE artistic director Rachael Worby who conducts the MUSE/IQUE orchestra in a musical mash up of works by Brubeck, Beatles, Ellington, Weill, Paganini and more. Also spotlighted is critically acclaimed concertmaster Robert Wilke.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner (ordered in advance) or bring-your-own picnics with table and bleacher seating and plentiful free parking.
Caltech’s Beckman Mall is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave. in Pasadena. www.muse-ique.com
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 restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale, with no religious affiliation.
The next concert is on July 3 and features flutist Kathy Marsh and pianist Natalie Dalschaert. They will be featured in a program of American composers, Robert Muczynski, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland.
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson), Glendale
PERIOD WEDDING DRESSES ON DISPLAY
The Doctors House Museum in Glendale is currently showcasing an exhibit of vintage wedding gowns from the 1860s to the 1920s.
England’s Queen Victoria has been widely credited with establishing the Western tradition of wearing a white bridal gown, which was quickly copied by wealthy, fashionable brides. Victorian, Edwardian and Gatsby-era 1920s style wedding dresses in The Glendale Historical Society’s collection are on now display at the Doctors House and can be viewed every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. now through June 30 (except Fathers Day).
The Doctors House is an authentically restored Queen Anne-Eastlake Victorian house and is one of the last two remaining original houses of its style in Glendale. The house’s threatened demolition in 1979 sparked the formation of The Glendale Historical Society, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that remains dedicated to celebrating and conserving Glendale’s rich history and architectural heritage.
Located in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, the Doctors House Museum is open for tours on Sundays except holidays and the month of July. A $2 donation is requested from visitors who are not members of The Glendale Historical Society.
ELKS HOST 28th ANNUAL VETERANS FAMILY PICNIC
The Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge is hosting its 28th annual Veterans Family Picnic on July 4th. Meet at the Lodge before 9 a.m. or arrive at the Sepulveda VAMC Quad Area between buildings 22 and 20, lower level, by 10:30 a.m.
Lunch service begins at 11:30 a.m. and continues until all are served.
Bring the family and make a day of it. All are welcome!
For more information, contact email@example.com or call (818) 352-2098.
Sunland Tujunga Elks Lodge, 10137 Commerce Ave, Tujunga
CVHS 30-YEAR REUNION
Crescenta Valley High School class of 1983 is having a 30-year reunion on Friday, July 12 at Montrose Bowl and Saturday, July 13 at the Burbank Holiday Inn.
Visit cvhs1983reunion.webs.com for details or contact Ellen DeAngelis at (818) 522-7965 or LNZmail@yahoo.com.
CV SIERRA CLUB HOSTS HIKE AND BRUNCH
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club invites the community to join a community hike and brunch on Saturday, July 13 beginning at 8 a.m. The hike will take first while it is still cool, followed by brunch at 9 a.m. Meet at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
Contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta
AED HEARTSAVER CLASSES OFFERED AT VHH
As an American Heart Association Training Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes to community members and healthcare providers. For community members, VHH offers the Heartsaver AED class. This certification class is designed for the lay person. It provides instruction in adult, child and infant CPR and the choking maneuver for all three as well. Heartsaver AED classes will be held on July 15 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at VHH. Fee is $60/person (includes textbook).
Also taught is the AED (automated external defibrillator) as these devices are now located in many public areas.
For more information or to register for a class, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.
Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale
THE GAMBLE HOUSE OFFERS UNIQUE “UPSTAIRS-DOWNSTAIRS” TOURS
For three weeks only, the Gamble House will open the doors to its servants’ hall and rooms for the first time in its history. Visitors will be welcomed to the House from Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug.18 and will be able to see and experience the Gamble House from the perspective of those who lived and worked in the house. New information has recently come to light about the Gamble family and its servants, allowing The Gamble House to share more of the personal history of the House with visitors.
Advance purchase is not required but highly recommended as space is limited per tour and tours often sell out.
For more information, call (626) 793-3334, visit www.gamblehouse.org, or email Gamblehs@usc.edu.
The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena
S/T LIONS CLUB HOSTS 52ND WATERMELON FESTIVAL
The Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club will be hosting its 52nd annual Watermelon Festival Aug. 16-18 at the new location, the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The celebration features watermelon carving demonstrations, watermelon recipe contests, watermelon eating contests, seed spitting contests, and a wearable art contest, along with nightly prize drawings. The watermelon queen will be crowned along with her court.
Funds raised by the Watermelon Festival are used by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club to help support local youth and community activities, disaster relief, and to support health and vision conservation programs.
The festival will be held Friday, Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 from noon to 10 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children the day of the event. Advance sales are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the watermelon wheel for additional prizes and raffles tickets.
To learn more, visit www.lionswatermelonfestival.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (818) 353-4554.
The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
DESI GEESTMAN FOUNDATION HOSTS GOLF CLASSIC
The 30th Annual Golf Classic will be held Aug. 19 at the La Cañada Country Club. Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m., with tee-off at 1 p.m.
Awards and prizes will be presented immediately after the tournament.
This event is organized by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group with proceeds to benefit the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. The golfer’s package includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes, and contest holes for only $200.
La Cañada-Flintridge Country Club, 5500 N. Godbey Drive, La Cañada
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
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 email@example.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 667-2000.
The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles