GLA BINGO MIXER
Glendale Latino Association will be holding its July mixer and bingo fun on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wine Cave in Montrose. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Contributions benefit the annual scholarship fund for GUSD and GCC students. Appetizers will be from Guiseppe’s Pizzeria.
The cost to play bingo is three games for $10. All are encouraged to come out and support the GLA!
Wine Cave, 2427 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLENT SOCIETY HOLDS MEETING
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on July 24 at 10 a.m. in the Birch Room of Descanso Gardens. The guest speaker will be Don Delano. Delano will be giving the program on “Episcias.” Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings.
For more information, call (818) 508-1937.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
LA CANADA REPUBLICANS TO HOST PRAGER
The Republican Club of the Foothills is hosting columnist, author, public speaker and talk radio show personality Dennis Prager at a dinner on July 25 at the La Cañada Thursday Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person in advance, or $50 at the door. The price includes dinner. Attendance is limited to 100 reservations, so RSVP urged!
For more information, contact Joanie at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.
La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Itza Knitterie will hold its first annual “Christmas in July” event on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kenneth Village. There will be classes and patterns to make easy to knit and crochet gifts, refreshments, discounts, and raffles. Fee is $25. Register at the shop or online at www.itzaknitterie.com.
For more information, call (818) 507-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itza Knitterie, 1423 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale
MONTHLY POETRY READING SERIES
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga’s upcoming Monthly Poetry Reading Series is slated for Sunday, July 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum. Poets Mina Kirby and Beverly M. Collins will co-feature for this event.
Kirby is a retired mathematics professor and author of several books including “Mathematical Dreams: Songs about Mathematics,” a cookbook and eight chapbooks. Her poetry has been included in Red Lights (tanka), The San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and Poetry and Cookies.
Collins applies lessons learned from Songwriter Guild of America and the National Association of Record Industry Professionals to her poetry. She is the author of the book, “Quiet Observations,” and one of the 2012 prize winners for the California State Poetry Society.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
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
JEWEL CITY KNITTERS MEETING
JCK will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates. Membership is free. Ongoing knit and crochet projects include lap blankets for nursing homes, chemo caps, baby things, socks, scarves and items for a Christmas fundraiser.
For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale
JEWEL CITY KNITTERS KNIT & CHAT
JCK will hold its monthly Knit & Chat on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library. Bring your knit and crochet projects and enjoy a relaxed session of needlework and conversation.
For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chevy Chase Library, 3301 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale.
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.
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 its 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
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.