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Director, screenwriter, novelist Guillermo del Toro signing “Pacific Rim & The Strain” today, Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookshop in Glendale. Guillermo has volunteered to sign as a benefit to the bookstore; books are on a first-paid, first-served basis.
Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookshop, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
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The Republican Club of the Foothills is hosting columnist, author, public speaker and talk radio show personality Dennis Prager at a dinner tonight, Thursday, 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 is 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

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
For more information, call (818) 507-1813 or email
Itza Knitterie, 1413 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale

On Saturday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at least eight Los Angeles mystery authors will be reading from their original mystery anthology and signing “Last Exit To Murder.”     There will be talks about Los Angeles and it’s marvelous settings for mysteries. All are invited for a lively L.A. mystery event at Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookshop in Glendale.
From the low riders that nightly cruise the Sunset Strip to the infamous Dead Man’s Curve immortalized in song, Southern Californian’s fascination with their cars has long been the fodder of legend and has defined a culture known for its fast-paced and sometimes reckless lifestyle. Now, 16 tantalizing stories from L.A. authors take readers on a joyride through the darker streets of Los Angeles.
Original stories by Avril Adams, Lynn Allyson, Julie G. Beers, Laura Brennan, Stephen Buehler, Bonnie J. Cardone, Sally Carpenter, L.H. Dillman, Beverly Graf, Andrew Jetarski, Miko Johnston, Nena Jover Kelty, Paul D. Marks, Donna May, Laurie Stevens, Eric Stone.
Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookshop, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

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 Songwriters 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
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA will be hosting a special Zaaz demo event on Tuesday, July 30. The first session will be at noon and the second will be at 6 p.m. Light meals will be provided at each session.
This event will coincide with the Y’s 50 Moving Forward program as it will focus on the benefits of whole body vibration including improved balance, coordination and circulation.
Zaaz is a new whole body vibration machine that incorporates NASA technology and the CC YMCA will be the first organization of its kind in the nation to have these machines available to the community.
Executives and trainers from the Zaaz team will be on hand with over 10 Zaaz machines for the event, which is free and open to the community. Local doctors will discuss the medical benefits of using the Zaaz machine.
For more information on the event or to RSVP, contact Rosanne at (818) 790.0123, ext. 247 or
Crescenta-Canada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge

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, or email¬¬¬¬¬¬
The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena

The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge presents “An Afternoon of Piping” with Prescindia McIntosh, an official piper for the British counsel general, on Friday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills. McIntosh has played for HRH Prince Andrew, Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Helen Mirren, in addition to being the official piper for several clans in Scotland and many Los Angeles-based businesses.
No reservations are necessary. Parking and refreshments are free!
Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge

George Wier will be giving a talk about Texas noir and signing his new mystery, “Long Fall from Heaven” on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Is a killer born or made? The place to find out may be the seedy but exotic heart of Galveston, Tex. Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb, both ex-cops with troubled pasts, stumble into the path of a serial killer. The murderer leads them into the dark history of Galveston when the city was Texas’ Sin City.
Wier was a contributor to “Lone Star Noir” and has written several other mysteries. His signed trade paperback original may be ordered mail order for those who can’t make the event.
Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookshop, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

Louis Jane Studio presents “Summer’s Edge: Internal Explorations with the Natural World” opening on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; exhibit is from Aug. 4-24 at Louis Jane in Pasadena. No charge to attend.
For more info, visit http://www.louisjane/events or call (626) 796-8333 or email
Louis Jane Studio, 93 E. Union St., Pasadena

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 or email
Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale

Little Landers Historical Society is holding an August celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the dedication of Bolton Hall.
In August 1913, the newly completed Little Landers Colony Clubhouse, known as Bolton Hall, was opened for community use and a dedication ceremony and grand opening party were held in honor of the event. On Aug. 10 at 4 p.m., Little Landers will rededicate Bolton Hall for community use for the next 100 years. All interested parties are invited.
This program is free and open to the public.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

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 or email
Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, 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 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, email, or call (818) 353-4554.
The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena

The Desi Geestman Foundation presents the 30th Annual Golf Classic on Aug. 19 at the La Cañada Country Club. Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m., with tee off at 1 p.m.
Awards and prizes will be presented immediately after the tournament.
This event is organized by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group with proceeds to benefit the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. The golfer’s package includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes, and contest holes for only $200.
For more information, call Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500.
La Cañada-Flintridge Country Club, 5500 N. Godbey Drive, La Cañada

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 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

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 infant lactation and 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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