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Tonight, 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.

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Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, July 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit or email
A celebration is planned for the listing of the 1936 Richfield gas station on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources. The event will take place in the Adams Square Mini Park on Saturday, July 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.  There will be two food trucks adjacent to the park, Curb Appeal and Ice Cream & Puppets, with items available for purchase. The event is casual and guests are welcome to dress in period outfits.
The Adams Square mini park project was completed in 2007 by the City of Glendale in an effort to create a green space in the local business district for the densely populated Adams Hill neighborhood and to incorporate the historic 1936 Streamline Moderne Gas Station, a structure the community wanted to preserve.  Subsequently, the gas station has been utilized for a number of events and the neighborhood anticipates that it will continue to be used for that purpose.
Adams Square Mini Park, 1020 E. Palmer Drive, Glendale

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club invites the community to its annual July morning hike and brunch at the Deukmejian Wilderness Park in La Crescenta on Saturday, July 9 beginning at 8 a.m. for the hike followed by the brunch afterward. This is a free event and all are welcome.
Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge, La Crescenta
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 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 or call (818) 383-3137.
The workshops are being held at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre.
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.
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! There will 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.
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 b us to the Bridge.
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.
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host an informal flute concert on Sunday, July 17 with performances at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Lanterman Gardens at Lanterman House. The concert will be performed by the students of renowned musician Thea Komen.
The “Flutes in Cahoots” ensemble are advanced level teen and adult flute students at her music school, Miss Thea’s Music Studio in La Crescenta.
The concert is free to the public, and tours of the House will available at regular admission. Music selections will be from many different classical eras including living composers both well known and obscure.
Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on July 20 and features flutist Kathy Marsh and percussionist Timm Boatman performing duos for flute and vibraphone by Kent Kennan and Petar Obradovic.
For more information, email or call
(818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E.
California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
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
Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station is located at 1020 E. Palmer Drive in Glendale.
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.
The La Cañada High School class of 1976 is holding its “20 X 2” reunion on Saturday, July 30 at the Pasadena Westin Hotel.
For more Information visit the website: or email-
On Friday, July 29 the Celtic Consort of Hollywood will be performing as part of the Brand Library Plaza Series at 7 p.m.
Free admission.
The Celtic Consort of Hollywood consists of award winning concert and studio musicians Christina Linhardt (voice), two-time Grammy winner Susan Craig Winsberg (flutes) and Carolyn Sykes (Celtic harp). Together the Celtic Consort bring their love of classical baroque and Irish Celtic music to the Brand Library Plaza, along with a special hands-on harp and petting zoo.
Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission on the outdoor Plaza. The free performances are supported by the City of Glendale and Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates. For more information call Brand Library & Art Center at (818) 548-2051.
Brand Library Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
On Saturday, July 30 at midnight, Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, releases the script book for a new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” written by Jack Thorne, is being published in a special hardcover Rehearsal Edition, and Flintridge Bookstore is throwing a launch party to celebrate. Festivities for the eighth story in the Harry Potter series start at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and the books become available at midnight.
This is a ticketed event. Pre-orders are recommended. There will also be face painters at the bookstore starting at 1 p.m. so revelers can get adorned and then return for the evening’s activities. The store will also be hosting a costume contest with prizes,
Harry Potter Trivia game with prizes, Find the Golden Snitch game with prizes plus more.
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 Angeles Crest Highway.
Beltran-Arechiga, Nicholette Kominos, Melissa Manfull, Kristan Marvell and Sonja Schenk challenge an evolution of perception in the new exhibition “Gravitas” at the Brand Library & Art Center.
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.
“Gravitas” will be on view through Aug. 5.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
On Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes sustainable and urban farming experts Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber for a discussion and signing of their book “From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles.”
Los Angeles was the original wine country of California, leading the state’s wine production for more than a century. Until the 1950s, Los Angeles County was the agricultural center of North America. And where today’s freeways soar, cows calmly chewed their cud. From the earliest pueblo cornfields to the struggles of farm workers to the rise of the environmental movement, the new book “From Cows To Concrete” chronicles the tale of how agriculture forged Los Angeles into an urban metropolis and how, ultimately, this farm empire spurred the very growth that paved it over, as sprawling suburbs swallowed up thousands of acres of prime farmland. Authors Surls and Gerber tell the continuing story of how, on the same land once squandered by corporate greed and “progress,” urban farmers are making inroads to a greener future. More than 150 vintage images expand the fascinating, detailed history.
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.
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 2 and features the music of L. Beethoven, “String Quartet n.9 in C Major Op 59 n.3,” G. Lekeu, “Molto Adagio” for String Quartet and F. Schubert, “String Quintet in C Major D 956.”
The concert will be performed by artists William Hagen and Jessica Guideri, violins, Rob Brophy, viola, Robert De Maine and John Walz, cellos. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
To reserve a ticket, visit or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
The American Heart Association invites the community to join its annual heart walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to participate. To register a team, visit
The heart walk aims to create a culture of health by engaging community members in physical activity and heart-healthy living, while raising much-needed funds to fight heart disease and stroke. It includes a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a festival area featuring interactive and fun activities, health information, Kids Zone, entertainment and more.
For more information and to join a heart walk, visit, or contact Rachel Axelrod at (213) 291-7025 or
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 or visit
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

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.
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).
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.
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 or visit
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
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
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.
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
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

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