JULY 4th VETERANS FAMILY PICNIC
The Elks of Sunland-Tujunga are looking for help for the Veteran’s Picnic on Thursday, July 4th. Those volunteers who cannot meet at the Lodge that morning by 9 a.m. can come directly to the Sepulveda VAMC at 16111 Plummer St. The Elks will be in the quad, which is between Buildings 22 (Recreation Hall) and Building 20 (Canteen) on the lower level.
For more information and to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED
Mountview Retirement Home sponsors a monthly free Alzheimer’s Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next group will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu, Montrose and can be reached at (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.
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.
PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION HOSTS FINANCIAL AWARENESS LUNCHEON
Financial Awareness: It’s Never Too Late luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Town and Country Club. Gary Clark from the Christian Community Credit Union will share how to become better stewards of resources and achieve financial goals.
Anna Johns, former educator, business owner, wife and mother, will share how she faced personal and cultural challenges as the daughter of a career military father and how she searched for something better and found it in “Footprints on My Heart.”
Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole at (818) 790-1907.
Altadena Town and Country Club, 2290 Country Club Dr., Altadena
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 be taken 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
ACTS THRIFT STORE TO CELEBRATE THIRD ANNIVERSARY
Pasadena’s ACTS Thrift Store will celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music, food from the Pie ‘N Burger truck and 50% off on all items with an all-day coupon, available on the ACTS website (www.actsthrift.org/3rd-anniversary-coupon).
All net earnings for ACTS stay in the local community to support social service and ministry organizations, including the Lake Avenue Community Foundation.
For more information, call ACTS Thrift Store at (626) 577-4477.
ACTS is located at 1382 Locust St., Pasadena at the corner of Hill Avenue and Locust Street, south of the 210 Freeway and north of Walnut Street.
CHILDREN AND ANIMALS IN LOVING HARMONY
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills will celebrate “Children and Animals in Loving Harmony” by hosting Zuu Day on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A petting zoo, pony rides, craft activities, wildlife presentations and lunch will be provided for kids age 2 to 10.
Tickets are $10 per child or $5 per child in groups of five children or more, with admission free for accompanying adults.
For information and/or tickets call (818) 248-3954 or email email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta
BASTILLE DAY SUBJECT OF CONCERT
The Second Sunday Concert series presents “A Bastille Day Celebration!” on Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library. The program will feature music by French composers Francis Poulenc, Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Darius Milhaud.
Admission is free, and the library is handicapped-accessible.
For information, contact Barbara Ebert at (626) 398-0658.
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut, Pasadena
DEMS PLAN COOL SUMMER PICNIC
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club invites the community to its annual Cool Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lanterman House.
Visitors will enjoy touring the historic house and grounds as well as savoring potluck food and musical entertainment. Docents will be available to point out memorable features of the home, which was built in 1915 by the second generation of La Cañada’s founding family, the Lantermans.
A suggested contribution of $15 in addition to a potluck item is encouraged.
For more information, call Bonnie at (818) 952-1944 or visit
www.canadacrescentadems.org or the event page on Facebook
The Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada
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
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 raffle 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