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It Takes a Village Kids/Little Artist Party Event

It Takes a Village Kids is hosting a fun-filled, low cost, back-to-school arts and crafts event with special guest “Little Artist Party” on Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children ages 2 and up can come into the boutique and choose a crafts project to paint and decorate for only $6 per child. Parents can shop for back to school while the kids have fun with arts and crafts.

Call today to reserve a space (818) 957-2200. Space is limited. Those who spend $50 or more will have their child’s name entered into the Madpax raffle for a chance to win a Madpax backpack or lunch box of their choice.

For more information, call It Takes a Village Kids at 818-957-2200 or visit

It Takes a Village Kids is located at 2317 B. Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


The Movement for Health Advancement, led by chiropractor Dr. Dale Ellwein, is offering a free teleseminar is on July 26 at 6 p.m. The purpose of this teleseminar is to reveal to parents the secret used by most professional athletes to get that winning edge in sports and in life.

The teleseminar will provide a safe, effective secret that does not involve performance enhancing drugs or surgery. Improved focus, better immune system function and restored lung function are a few of the areas that this secret method of health can deliver.

To learn more visit to sign up.

Eric Lynxwiler of the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) will give his audience a glowing glimpse into the nighttime world of neon signage in the Los Angeles area. His talk, “The Wonderful Magical World of Neon” will be presented on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium.

For his talk, aided with two slide projectors, he will explain how the radiantly colored tubes of glass are used to create the alluring signage that is associated so closely with nightlife in vintage Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, The Glendale Historical Society, and Library, Arts & Culture.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Parking is free at the Marketplace parking structure across from the library with validation.

Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale
The Center for Weight Loss at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is offering free seminars with board-certified physicians to discuss the safety and effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical weight-loss options during the summer months.

Free surgical option seminars are being held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Non-surgical weight-loss option seminars are being held on Thursdays, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23.

Seminars begin at 6 p.m. at the Center for Weight Loss at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 101 in Glendale.

To learn more, visit or call (818) 863-4259.

The Republican Club of the Foothills is hosting writer, film director, TV editor and conservative Bill Whittle at its next dinner meeting on July 26 at the La Cañada Thursday Club. He will be speaking on “What We Believe.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Limited seating, so contact Joan at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.

La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada

From humble beginnings in Foster Township, Pa. to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, John McGroarty’s life was interesting and unusual. He was a teacher, journalist, editor, justice of the peace, county treasurer, attorney, author, California’s poet laureate and a U.S. congressman. And Ida – she was the woman behind the man. Quiet and logical, she kept him grounded.

Come see the exhibit about their lives and the amazing contributions made by John McGroarty to our local and state history.

The Museum is open to the public on Sunday and Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free.

Visit website at

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

Now running through Sunday, Aug. 5, VanguardRep presents its third annual summer festival, La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival (LCFShakes). Inspired adaptations of Shakespeare’s classic love stories “Juliet & her Romeo” and “Twelfth Night” will play in repertory Thursday through Sunday evenings in the outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater on the historic campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Performance dates (curtain at 8:30 p.m.):

“Juliet & her Romeo” on July 26-27; Aug. 4-5.

“Twelfth Night” on July 28-29; Aug. 2-3.

The amphitheater is ideal for large attendance events offering free, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession areas and fully equipped handicap restrooms with convenient access to the theater.

Tickets and festival passes are available at or by calling (818) 745-3327.

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. Support groups bring people together who understand the up, downs and frustrations of depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA support groups are a safe confidential place to talk about and overcome the day-to-day and long-term challenges of mental health issues.

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 Downtown Burbank Car Classic, an exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars, exotics and hot rods, will cruise into Downtown Burbank with engines roaring and horns a-blazing on Saturday, July 28 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contemporary jazz pianist and composer David Benoit will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a cappella legends The Alley Cats taking the stage at 5 p.m. Included in the six block festival will be lots of free family entertainment and car-related vendor booths. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.

Coordinated in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum, cars will stretch along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue as well as adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district. The Petersen Museum will feature 1929 DuPont, 1928 Studebaker and 1934 La Salle cars from its collection.

For a full calendar of events, visit

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, July 29 at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. After stepping into the foyer, enter the separate meeting room through the door to the right. The meeting time will continue as before, the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Owner Jeffrey Wang provides a Chinese buffet at a reasonable price. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.

For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.

More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 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 Wednesday, Aug. 1 and features a French flute recital with flutist Kathy Marsh and Natalie Dalschaert on piano.

The program includes works by Enesco, Faure & Taffanel.
On Saturday, Aug. 4 beginning at 8 a.m., play golf to help raise funds for scholarships for local high school seniors at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament at Verdugo Hills Golf Course.  The cost is $40 per person, lunch included.  For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

Also on Aug. 4 at VHGC from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. drop off unwanted electronics, clothing and recyclables in the parking lot of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. Funds raised go toward Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce community projects.  Free. For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

Verdugo Hills Golf Course, 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road, Tujunga

A series of ukulele workshops are being held at McGroarty Arts Center on Saturdays, Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Workshops are being held in the Upper Studio with Kate Friedricks and are open to adults and teens age 13 and older.

Just $45 for all four weeks. Contact (818) 352 5285 to sign up.

McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga

A docent overview of what’s new of the Huntington Library and Gardens will be featured at the Pasadena Women’s Connection luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Country Club.

The Huntington Library and Gardens have undergone renovations with new exhibits and botanical areas.  An experienced docent will share all the latest changes and how you can experience them.

Motivational speaker is Vivian Lee Baniak, former American Embassy employee, who offers hope for hurting families in her talk “Far Away Places.” All are invited to attend.

Tickets are $23.  For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Altadena Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena

The 51st Annual Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival takes place Aug. 10-12 at Sunland Park. Delicious free watermelon will be available to cool down on hot summer days. The festival also features watermelon carving display, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, and watermelon festival queen coronation. There will also be an international food court, dining tent, bazaar marketplace, beer garden, carnival rides, arcade games, live entertainment and more. Fun for the whole family! Learn more: or call (818) 353-4554.

Admission is $5; children under 30” are free.

Visit the Little Landers booth and share your stories of life in Sunland-Tujunga.  Your historical stories can become part of Bolton Hall’s archives. Additional information is available from Sheri Smith and Marlene Hitt at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or

Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd. 

Free admission, good fun, and invaluable garden advice, all rolled into one day:  Put away your wallets, come on out to Descanso Gardens and “Get Dirty” on the third Tuesday of every month!

As a Los Angeles County-owned destination, Descanso Gardens is proud to offer free admission to guests on the third Tuesday of each month. The Descanso Gardens Guild is introducing a new garden lecture series – also free of charge!-titled “Get Dirty.”

Garden Whimsy is on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Experiment with whimsical garden touches. Spin your own magic and add charm to your garden. Join garden design guru Mike Brown in taking your garden to an artistic level.

Vinaigrette Perfection is on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2p.m. Make your cooking zing! Watch an herb growing demonstration and learn creative recipes from Café Descanso’s very own chef Chris Brodeur of Patina.

Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge.

CVHS classes of ‘63-’67 are getting together for a reunion picnic on Aug. 25 at the Hindenburg section of Crescenta Valley Park around noon. The park is located at the bottom of Dunsmore and Honolulu avenues. Please bring your own food and drinks.

Contacts are Peggy Miccio,; Sue (Cox) Keating,; Cindi Miller Anderson,

A summer celebration is planned at the Jeffers estate for Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to kick off the campaign season. It features keynote speaker Pat Boone, emcee Basil Hoffman, Nick “Gunny Pop” Popaditch, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken and local Republican candidates and other special guests.

The cost is $25 per person (pre-paid), $30 per person (at the door).

There will be great live music, no host bar, food, fun and 50/50 drawing.

This is a fundraising event in support of local Republican candidates and Get Out the Vote efforts.

The Jeffers Estate, 1823 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge

Beginning Sept. 15, Bolton Hall Museum is offering a new docent training class. This is an opportunity for interested individuals to learn the unique history of Sunland/Tujunga and Bolton Hall while serving as a volunteer docent. Docents can anticipate spending three hours a month to welcome visitors to Bolton Hall and another two hours monthly in training and sharing experiences with other docents.

Classes begin Saturday, Sept.15 from 10 a.m. to noon and continue on the third Saturday of most months. Admission to the class is free to Little Landers Historical Society members and $20 for non-members (which establishes an individual membership for you).

Additional information is available from Margot Stone at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or

Little Landers Historical Society will have a Granny’s Attic Treasure sale on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Little Landers and Bolton Hall Museum. Help and donations are sought of the following items: jewelry, nice décor, artwork, paintings, antiques, collectables, vintage or retro items, craft and sewing items, accessories, hats, scarves, handbags, fine books, pottery, crystal candles and more.  Everything should be clean, neat and in very good condition and easy to transport.

We are not able to accept furniture, appliances, clothing, electronics or broken items.

Donations may be dropped off at Bolton Hall Museum any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or on the day before the sale, Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information is available from Celia Hicklin at Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or .

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

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