CELEBRATING MASTER QUILTERS
The Glendale Quilt Guild celebrates its master quilters with a special presentation of their award winning quilts. To be a master quilter, one must be a Glendale Quilt Guild member, win five first prizes in any category and be the sole maker of the quilt. Our master quilters will also share their secrets, inspirations and source of their ideas.
The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale at 6 p.m. for social and 6:30 p.m. for meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.
CCLCF ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Ceramics Dept. of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is looking for ceramics artists to submit images of their work for the 2016 calendar. This call is open to all the ceramicists who have been associated with the Community Center’s Ceramics Dept. in the last 10 years.
The top 12 finalists will have their work professionally printed in the 2016 Community Center’s ceramics calendar. We will also include credit information, personal website and additional contact info if desired.
The cost to enter is $15 (up to three images).
For photo specifications visit www.cclcf.org.
LIBRARY, ARTS & CULTURE PERFORMANCE SERIES
New and established artists and performance groups in diverse genres including classical, jazz, rock and world music will be part of the Library, Arts & Culture Performance Series.
The performances are on Fridays and begin at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center. Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission and will be available to the general public, free of charge. Six of the performances are funded by the Urban Art Fund with the remainder supported by the Brand Associates.
Brand Library & Art Center Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
July 10 – Cloudwalkers (Vocal jazz/pop), July 17 – Sanggar Tujunga (Balinese Gamelan), July 24 – Zetz Klezmer Ensemble (Klezmer reimagined), July 31 – Judy Wexler Quartet (Jazz vocals), Aug. 7 – Burgans & Chan (Acoustic folk and roots), Aug. 14 – Duo Images (Classical music reimagined), Aug. 21 – Aztec Dance Group YANKUITITL (New Fire), and Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).
HIKE, REFRESHMENTS AT ANNUAL CV SIERRA CLUB CELEBRATION
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club invites the community to its annual gathering to celebrate the 4th of July on Saturday, July 11. Meet at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta at 8 a.m. for a hike, while it is still cool, and stay for refreshments after.
For further information call Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.
DEMO CLUB TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will celebrate its decade as a player in local politics with a barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the home of State Senator Carol Liu and Michael Peevey in La Cañada.
Highlights of the event include honoring both Congressman Adam Schiff, who will treat guests to his stand-up comedy, and State Senator Liu. In addition, the Club’s founders and past presidents will be called up for well-deserved awards. Schiff will be regaled as the “Red to Blue Champion” as his 2000 election marked a change from a Republican congressional district to a Democratic one. Carol Liu is the “Local Legislative Hero” for her many years representing constituents from the La Cañada City Council to the state assembly and senate.
Pasadena Firefighters Local 809 will grill hamburgers and hot dogs. Gourmet side dishes, wine and dessert are also featured.
A dinner contribution is $45; students are $20 and children 3 to 10 years are $10. Funds raised will allow the Club to support and endorse candidates for 2016 elections.
RSVPs are still being accepted. An invitation appears on the Club’s website http://canadacrescentadems.org or an inquiry can be made to email@example.com or a call to 10th Anniversary Chairman Bonnie Finn at (818) 952-1944.
ZIMMERMAN AT UU
Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun on July 14 with singer and comedian Roy Zimmerman at UU!
What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, gun violence, fracking, congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman. “The Faucet’s on Fire!” is 90 minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin.
Suggested donation is $18; doors open at 7 p.m.
UU Church of the Verdugo Hills is located at 4451 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.
PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION TO HOST REVELATION TOPS
Revelation Tops Luncheon and Fashion Show will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club. Beautiful clothing and accessories from Revelation Tops in Montrose will be modeled in the fashion show. Motivational speaker Laura Coronado, magazine editor and proud member of the Red Hat Society, will tell “How She Found Prince Charming” in her inspirational talk.
All are invited to attend. Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland, Pasadena.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN
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 July 15 and features flutist Kathy Marsh and pianist Natalie Dalschaert performing Gliere and Prokofiev.
First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.
KIMBLE COMING TO FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
On Saturday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a book signing for Megan Kimble, author of “UNPROCESSED: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food.” Kimble grew up in La Cañada Flintridge and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.
As a city-dwelling 26-year-old, Kimble was busy and broke, without so much as a garden plot to her name. But she cared about food: where it came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body. So she set herself a challenge: She would go an entire year without eating processed foods. UNPROCESSED is the narrative of her year in which she milled wheat, extracted salt from the sea, tempered chocolate, ate produce fresh off a semi-truck at the U.S.-Mexico border, milked a goat, and slaughtered a sheep – all while earning an income that fell well below the federal poverty line.
Far beyond just cutting out snacks and sodas, to avoid processed foods Kimble had to ask: What makes food processed? The answer to that question becomes a journey through America’s food system, past and present. She learned how wheat became white; why milk became pasteurized and salt iodized; how fresh produce was globalized and animals industrialized. But she also found that in daily life, as she attempted to balance her project with a normal social life and even dating, the question of what makes a food processed – or rather, too processed – is inextricably tied to gender and economy, politics and money, work and play.
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 Hwy.
GLENDALE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS
Gracious Queen Anne style house … gable … gingerbread decoration … lemonade … scones … artists on the lawn rendering their impressions on canvas and paper. These will be the scenes at The Doctor’s House on July 18 at The Glendale Historical Society’s annual meeting that will include Glendale Art Association members painting en plein air on the grounds.
At 2 p.m., tea and scones will be served while members of the Historical Society gather. Following the business meeting, there will be tours of The Doctor’s House.
Entrance for members of Glendale Historical Society and those painting for the Glendale Art Association is free; for all others entrance fee is $10. Attendees are welcome to stroll the grounds but should RSVP to the Glendale Historical Society (818) 242-7447. The Doctors House is located in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain Ave. in Glendale.
For more information, call Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.
MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday morning, July 22 at 10 a.m. The location is Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).
The guest speaker will be Kailey Yu and the program will be on “Creating Miniature Gardens.”
Guests are always welcome to attend meetings. There will be an opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table, refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information email club president at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (323) 236-0104 or www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room), 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
ORANGE FEST COMING TO
Orange Fest, a parent and teen expo, will be at the Crescenta Valley Park community building and surrounding areas on Saturday, Aug. 15. Hosted by CV Alliance, the expo will have a parent focus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., then a teen expo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that will include carnival rides and various activities. Free to attend! For more information email email@example.com.
CV Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta
ANNUAL CITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP PLANNED
The Fourth Annual Glendale City Golf Championship is set for Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, Scholl Canyon Golf Course, Oakmont Country Club, American Golf and The Local Trusted Choice Insurance Agents will host the annual championship to benefit the local parks and open space.
The first round will take place on Aug. 20 at the Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale. There will be four flights. The low 16 in the championship flight and the low eight in the other three flights will advance to Oakmont Country Club on Aug. 24 to compete for the championship.
This is a very unique event with the first round at a par 60, 3,039-yard course and the second round at Oakmont Country Club that will play over 7,000 yards for the championship flight.
Although this is a city championship, golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome to come out and play to support The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
For more information on the event, log onto www.GlendaleGolfChampionship.com and for more information on Trusted Choice, log on to www.TrustedChoice.com.
TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CV SHERIFF SUPPORT GROUP
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the 2015 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 17. This year’s event will be played at The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The host sponsor is the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.
The cost to participate in the event is $225 and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and more. Tee and green sponsorships are available for $150. Registration forms can be found on line at www.cvssg.com.
The Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of the community and the money raised is used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and its deputies. The funds raised help purchase specialized equipment and other programs necessary to operations at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500 or Pat Anderson at (818) 790-4289.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
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).
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.
This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.
Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
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 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
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 CrescentaCañada 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