‘HAPPY HOUR’ FOR LCF ToR
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour at the home of Nana and Joel Smith, 4544 Hillard Ave., La Cañada Flintridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share and enjoy the fun in support of the 2015 Rose Parade float that represents this community.
COPING WITH ‘DISTRESSING EMOTIONS’
A workshop provides a self-help method that provides ways to take control of distressing emotions and provide practical guides in coping with the difficulties of everyday life. Recovery International, the oldest self-help organization in the world, next meets at the La Cañada Community Center on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Free, but donation requested.
La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase, La Cañada
RNC HOSTING SHAWN STEEL
Shawn Steel, California’s representative to the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be the Republican Club of the Foothills guest speaker on July 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the La Cañada Thursday Club. Steel will be providing a glimpse into both 2014 and 2016 election considerations for the nation and the state of California.
He has served in many positions within the Republican Party including as the president of the California Republican Party. Currently he has a seat at the RNC planning table representing the California Republican Party.
All concerned citizens are welcome. The event is a dinner meeting. The cost for RCF members $20 p/person, non-members are $25 p/person. For additional information and RSVP call Joanie (818) 790-0014 or Mary (818) 952-7040.
La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada
BINGO BENEFITS VETS
The 3rd Annual Community Bingo Night takes place on Friday, Aug. 8 at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the first game is 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person that pays for two cards, 10 games and a dauber. There will be food for purchase, raffle prizes and more. All proceeds benefit veterans in the community.
Healy Hall – Holy Redeemer Middle School is located at 2361 Del Mar Road in Montrose.
GLENDALE QUILT GUILD
On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Glendale Quilt Guild is hosting its annual Tabletop Sale & Potluck. Festivities take place at First Congregational Church of Glendale beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The workshop the following Saturday is devoted to Loving Hands and making donation quilts for those in need.
The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.
SUMMER CAMP AND MORE AT McGROARTY
On Friday, July 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., start your weekend off right at our house! This month’s band is The Little Band That Can.
This trio features harmonica, ukulele, and acoustic bass. Enjoy a mountain view from the McGroarty Arts Center terrace, dance in the main hall, hang out with friends, and have a great time! Complimentary snacks and a cash beer and wine bar. All proceeds from the bar and a portion of the $5 cover charge benefit the Center.
Additional donations always are welcome.
Additional workshops include “Wine & Watercolor,” which is held on the third Friday of each month.
To register, call (818) 352-5285 or visit the Center’s website at www.mcgroartyartscenter.org for a complete listing of classes/workshops and for more information.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
CIRCUS COMING TO TOWN
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends, coming to the Los
Angeles area. It is appearing at the Honda Center, Anaheim (July 25-Aug 3).
Ticket prices vary depending on time. Visit www.ringling.com for information.
PONCHO SANCHEZ AND B-SIDE PLAYERS FEATURED STARLIGHT BOWL
The City of Burbank continues the 2014 Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series, a sensational season of surf sounds, Latin rhythms and plenty of soul and rock ‘n’ roll under the stars.
On Saturday, July 26 the infectious jazz rhythms of Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band will be showcased. The B-Side Players open, adding their blend of global funk to the mix for a night of unforgettable Latin sounds.
Tickets are available online at www.StarlightBowl.com or may be purchased in person at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., third floor, in Burbank.
Picnic baskets are welcome. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will also be offering tasty, on-site concessions. Individual tickets range from $8-$15. The military discount price for individual tickets is $8. The Park Lover’s Pass, grass seating only, is $60 for the entire summer season of shows.
Parking is $8 cash per vehicle. Carpooling is recommended. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., the gates open at 5:30 p.m., and all concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Dr. in Burbank.
S-T NEW POET LAUREATE ELSA S. FRAUSTO AT VILLAGE POETS
Sunland-Tujunga’s new poet laureate Elsa S. Frausto will be featured at the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga’s upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, July 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Frausto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has lived in the foothills with her family for over 20 years. Her work has appeared in a number of local and international publications, among them “Porte des Poetes,” “Speechless the Magazine,” and poem of the month in “Poet at Work” among others. She is a member of the “Chuparosa Writers,” volunteers at the Friends of the Library Bookstore and at the Noise Within Theater (Pasadena) and is poetry editor and translator for the Spanish language literary magazine “la-luciernaga.com.” Her new venture as poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga (2014-16) is the blog Poetria.org where poetry and travel with stops along the way from philosophy to food are welcome. Her local musings “Walking Around” can be read monthly in Voice of the Village.
Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading. Come and enjoy an early evening of poetry, light refreshments and eclectic conversation. A $3 donation is appreciated.
Sponsored by the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.
MONTROSE FOOD & BREWFEST
The first Annual Montrose Food & Brewfest is planned for Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. A beer garden, ticket-only event with unlimited* sampling of micro brews and craft brews, as well as unlimited sampling of food from participating local restaurants, is set against the backdrop of Old Town Montrose. Come enjoy the live music, cold brews and local fare. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Glendale Police Dept. Explorer Program, Glendale Fire Fighters Association and Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group. There will be free water, coffee and tea throughout the event as well. Some of the event participants include Eagle Rock Brewing, Stone Brewing, Hanger 24 Brewing as well as Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, New Moon, 7 Stop Pizza and more! Check out www.montrosebrewfest.com for a full list of participants and for new additions and pricing information.
Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now. This fundraising event is presented by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber, (818) 249-7171.
*While supplies last.
MEDICARE SERIES AT FOOTHILL RETIREMENT
Foothill Retirement Community is hosting the 3rd Annual Medicare 101 Series on
Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this free educational seminar covers Medicare insurance options for people becoming eligible for Medicare and those already are enrolled. The speaker is Andea Naone-Waters, Financial professional. Space limited; please RSVP by calling (818) 468-4289. Those with special needs, should call (818) 353-3350 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Foothill Retirement Community, 6720 Saint Estaban St. in Tujunga
‘CITIZEN TANOUYE’ SCREENING AT GLENDALE LIBRARY
The documentary film “Citizen Tanouye” will be screened on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library in the auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“Citizen Tanouye” follows the life-changing journey of eight Torrance High School students who set out to uncover the story of Ted Tanouye, a Japanese American Torrance High School alumnus, World War II hero, and Medal of Honor recipient. As the ethnically diverse group digs in to discover Tanouye’s story, they uncover the civil rights abuses suffered during the war years by Japanese Americans such as Tanouye’s family. The students plowed through archival materials, searched online, and conducted insightful interviews with war veterans to get to the bottom of what Tanouye and his family experienced.
Documentary filmmaker and Glendale resident Robert Horsting produced and co-directed the film with Craig Yahata. Horsting will be present to take questions after the screening. Original music for the film was composed by Stephen James Taylor, a frequent composer for Disney Imagineering and an Eagle Rock resident.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, Glendale
DISASTER EXERCISE PLANNED
CV Ready is hosting a disaster tabletop exercise conducted by L.A. County Public Health and the Rand Corporation at Rosemont Middle School on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The exercise will last three hours followed by an evaluation.
The community is invited to participate as volunteers or victims.
For more information, contact Roger Young, CV Ready president, at (818) 249-8446.
PFAR HOSTING GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors will host its charitable foundation Annual Golf Tournament Day at the Aces on Friday, Aug. 22 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena. There is a $20,000 hole-in-one opportunity and a silent and live auction planned.
The afternoon will offer a poker tournament with first, second and third place prize opportunities. In 2013 the foundation distributed over $100,000 including $1,000 scholarships, to 10 foothill area high schools.
For more information, or to sponsor, contact Chairperson Ruth McNevin at (818) 298-5605. To register, visit www.pfarcf.org.
TGHS TO HOLD GALA, BENEFIT
The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) will present its inaugural gala and benefit on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be held at the historic Brockman Clock Tower Estate, a Glendale landmark and the centerpiece of the newly designated Brockmont Park Historic District. It provides a rare experience to tour one of Glendale’s most exclusive homes and support preservation efforts of TGHS.
The Spot Gourmet is catering the event and there will also be a silent auction. TGHS will also be recognizing outstanding work in the community with the presentation of its annual Preservation and Volunteer awards.
Tickets are $125 for TGHS members and $150 for the general public. They can be purchased directly from the TGHS website at www.GlendaleHistorical.org.
TGHS advocates for the preservation of important Glendale landmarks, supports maintaining the historic character of Glendale’s neighborhoods, educates the public about and engages the community in celebrating and preserving Glendale’s history and architectural heritage, and operates the Doctors House Museum.
END OF SUMMER BARBECUE
Come join the Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge celebrate the end of summer with friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lots of fun, entertainment, and food! As a fundraiser, all proceeds go to the Christmas Basket Program. Music by the Sound Waves.
Tickets are $15 presale, $17.50 at the door.
For more information, contact S-T Elks, (818) 352-2098.
VERDUGO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Verdugo Hills High School is having a reunion for classes from 1952 to 1957. The reunion is taking place Oct 12,13 &14 at Laughlin Nevada Riverside hotel casino.
(Code/VHHS; call for reservations 800-227-3849)
The cost is $80 per person that is for the luncheon on Monday and hospitality room for three days. Hotel pricing, including tax, is $114.24 for three nights. A bus is available for transport, but there is limited space. Contact Shirley at (818) 330-9499 or (323) 428-2688) for more information or Harry at (818) 353-4528.
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.
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 support 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
THEN AND NOW EXHIBIT
Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.
“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October.
Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., 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 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.