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BOWL-MAKING WORKSHOPS BEGIN
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 24 & July 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 jnlavier@earthlink.net or call (818) 383-3137.
The workshops are being held at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre.

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GLENDALE LIBRARY HOSTS AUTHOR CYNTHIA D’APRIX SWEENEY
The Friends of the Library presents Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, the author of one of the year’s most anticipated debuts, “The Nest,” tonight, 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.

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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.
POETRY AND MUSIC HIGHLIGHT VILLAGE POETS’ EVENT
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga announce that poet Bill Cushing and musician Chuck Corbisiero will be featured at the next Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, July 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. Prior to the main feature, Mariko Kitakubo from Japan, with Kathabela and Rick Wilson (flutes), will celebrate Asian music, instruments and the art-form tanka.
Poets bring your poems and sign up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
LCHS CLASS OF 76 HOLDING REUNION
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: www.lacanada76.com or email- Reunion76LCHS@yahoo.com.
CELTIC CONSORT OF HOLLYWOOD AT BRAND LIBRARY
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.
POTTER LAUNCH PARTY PLANNED
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.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Aug. 3 and features Tujunga residents cellist Mary Anne Steinberger and pianist Alan Steinberger performing works by Couperin and Vaughan Williams.
For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
GRAVITAS AT BRAND LIBRARY
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.
‘FROM COWS TO CONCRETE’ AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
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.
BOOKSIGNING FOR PEPPER MARTIN
On Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes professional wrestler, football player, actor, producer and writer Pepper Martin for a discussion and signing of his memoir “Shrapnel of the Soul and Redemption.” He is joined by co-author and publicist Penny Lane.
Martin is a self-made man with little formal education. His book is a deeply personal reflection on a life marked by violence, controversy, physical pain, emotional suffering and ultimately peace found through family and religious awakening. Within the pages of “Shrapnel of the Soul and Redemption,” he describes his childhood as the son of a bootlegger, life on the road as a professional athlete, the many women who crossed his path, the stars he befriended, his ties to organized crime both in the United States and Asia and the joys of being a husband, father, grandfather and person of faith.
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.
NEXT ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
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 LeSalondeMusiques.com 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.
FREE SENIOR LECTURE
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering a senior lecture on the aging voice on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Dr. Karla O’Dell and learn about the changes that occur in the vocal cords with age and how they impact the voice. Learn about treatment options for this common problem.
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 Aug. 19 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited.
ART, ARTISTS AND WINE IN IDYLLWILD
On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, both 501(c)(3) organizations, are hosting the Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting. The event draws over two thousand visitors annually for an afternoon of great wine and art. Art lovers can visit the Art Walk that begins at 10 a.m. It is free to the public and maps will be available at 54295 N. Circle Drive.
Art of Wine begins in the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. when 18 Southern California wineries from Temecula, Warner Springs, Escondido, Fallbrook, Julian and Idyllwild share a selection of great wines at 13 locations around town. The fall weather makes walking from location to location a fun experience, but shuttles will also be available to transport guests between venues.
There will also be a limited number of tickets available to a Friday night VIP event when wine enthusiasts can mingle with the wineries.
Tickets for the wine tasting are $35 each with a special price of $30 each for groups of 10 or more before Sept. 24. Wine tasting tickets can be purchased in advance on the Art Alliance website (www.artinidyllwil.org) or, if not sold out, on site the day of the event. Included in the package are the wine tastings, a keepsake wine glass designed by a local artist, live music and a wide selection of cheeses and crackers.
For more information about the 18 participating wineries and locally owned galleries, visit www.artinidyllwild.org or call (951) 692-6135.
HEART WALK COMING TO ROSE BOWL
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 www.HeartWalkLA.org.
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 www.HeartWalkLA.org, or contact Rachel Axelrod at (213) 291-7025 or rachel.axelrod@heart.org.
FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB
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
fctmclub@gmail.com or visit www.foothillscommunitytoastmasters.club.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
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
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
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.
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.
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 dbsalosangelesne@yahoo.com 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.
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 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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