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Former president of the California Republican Party Tom Del Beccaro, candidate for U.S. Senate, will join the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated at their 3rd Annual Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Two Strike Park. Other invited speakers are Tom Polzer, candidate for U.S. Senate, Mark Vafiades, president of Republican Party of L.A. County (RPLAC), Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Kathryn Barger, candidate for L.A. County supervisor, fifth district.

The public is invited to attend, just bring a picnic supper and enjoy.

For Info email

Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta





New and established artists and performance groups in diverse genres including classical, jazz, rock and world music will be part of the Library, Arts & Culture Performance Series.

The performances are on Fridays and begin at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center. Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission and will be available to the general public, free of charge. Six of the performances are funded by the Urban Art Fund with the remainder supported by the Brand Associates.

Brand Library & Art Center Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

Aug. 7 – Burgans & Chan (Acoustic folk and roots), Aug. 14 – Duo Images (Classical music reimagined), Aug. 21 – Aztec Dance Group YANKUITITL (New Fire), and Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).





Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation.

For more information, visit or email





The Hollywood Arts Council presents its FREE 30th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts on Sunday, Aug. 9 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

Workshops on improv, puppet-making, dream catchers and more. Costumed characters and special celebrity guests will be available for photos and autographs. Members of the Los Angeles Police Dept. and the Hollywood Division Police Cadets will be on hand. Actors from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation will conduct their popular BookPALs story readings, and face painting will be offered. Giveaways, food, drinks, and ice cream will be available for purchase. There will be a free raffle with lots of fun prizes. Free parking is also provided.

For more information, call 323-871-2787 or visit

Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave. (between Van Ness Street and Gower Street), Hollywood.





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 next meeting will be on Aug. 11.

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 also hosting a free senior lecture, “Heart Failure – A Close Up View,” on Thursday, Aug. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Harry Balian will talk about the signs, symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of heart failure. The lecture will take place in the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center auditorium. Please RSVP by Aug. 11 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited.

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.





Bring your best music/song to Artisyn Studio, one of the storefronts at Commerce and Foothill in Tujunga, for 2015 Art Day Games on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The Art Day Games are like the Olympics, but for the arts. Art Day was founded in 1997 by Becky Mate, an artist/writer who lives in Sunland. Each year Mate proffers a theme; in 2015 the theme is “Creativity of the Spirit.” Performers may play a piece from their native country or the country of their parents. The lead judge will be Johnnie Ferro.

USA won gold in 2014 at the photography competition of and the year before Ireland won gold for the short script competition.

The gold, silver and bronze “medals” will be presented, along with a small monetary prize, to the winners at the traditional Community Art and Chocolate Party, held on Art Day on Aug. 14 around 7 p.m. at the Mates’ home at 7862 Apperson St., Sunland. All are welcome to bring visual art, written word, etc. to the party (open mic and kids’ art table) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. All who participate in the Art Day Games will receive either a small sum of money or a small arts-related prize.

Those unable to attend the open mic at the Artisyn Studio can submit music/song digitally via Click on “Art Day,” then scroll down to “Art Day 2015 Mail Art & Music Links” article.

For more information, call Marcy Ferro at Artisyn Studio at (818) 590-0517.



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A panel discussion on “Cancer Prevention: Myths versus Facts” will be held by five physicians from the City of Hope on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 Colorado St., in Glendale. Admission is free. The panel discussion will be in English. Visitors will receive three hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk. The program is organized by the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Dept.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Grigorian, Armenian Outreach coordinator, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture at or call (818) 548-3288.






On Friday evening, Aug. 14 in Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose, American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 will host and sponsor a community bingo night starting at 6 p.m. with proceeds to benefit veterans in the local community.

Admission is $10 per person that includes two bingo cards for 10 games and a dauber. The prize for each bingo game will be $100. In addition to bingo there will be available food, a raffle and surprises!

For more information, call Dick Clubb at (818) 384-5761.






Orange Fest takes place at the Crescenta Valley Park community building and surrounding areas on Saturday, Aug. 15. Hosted by CV Alliance, Orange Fest will include an expo with a parent focus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A teen expo takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be carnival rides, food trucks, music and various activities. Free to attend! For more information email

There will also be a drug take back event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. when old, unwanted, unused medicines can be brought to the community center for safe and anonymous disposal. Needles, lancets and sharps need to be taken to the CV Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave.

CV Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.





In conjunction with Bolton Hall’s “Our Hills and Hollywood” exhibit, there will be a showing of one of the very earliest movies to have been filmed in the area. “The Mark of Zorro,” a 1920 silent film featuring Douglas Fairbanks, will be screened on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in Bolton Hall’s main hall. Come early to see a sampling of 1920s movie cartoons starting at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance is free. Donations are most welcome. Beverages and snacks will be for sale. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call or email Little Landers for reservations or more information at (818) 352-3420 or

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga


The community is invited to a book signing event for “Orhan’s Inheritance” by award winning author Aline Ohanesian at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center in Glendale on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The presentation will be in English.

The book tells the story of Orhan’s grandfather, who is dead, and the will in which he left the family estate to Seda, an Armenian woman who is an apparent stranger thousands of miles away. Her story, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which his family has been built.

“Orhan’s Inheritance” is an international bestseller and has been translated into 10 languages. The book was recently long listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Book Award.

Visitors will receive three hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk. The program is organized by the Library, Arts & Culture Dept.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Grigorian, Armenian Outreach coordinator, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture at or call (818) 548-3288.

The Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 Colorado St. in Glendale


The Fourth Annual Glendale City Golf Championship is set for Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, Scholl Canyon Golf Course, Oakmont Country Club, American Golf and The Local Trusted Choice Insurance Agents will host the annual championship to benefit the local parks and open space.

The first round will take place on Aug. 20 at the Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale. There will be four flights. The low 16 in the championship flight and the low eight in the other three flights will advance to Oakmont Country Club on Aug. 24 to compete for the championship.

This is a very unique event with the first round at a par 60, 3,039-yard course and the second round at Oakmont Country Club that will play over 7,000 yards for the championship flight.

Although this is a city championship, golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome to come out and play to support The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information on the event, log onto and for more information on Trusted Choice, log on to


The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the 2015 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 17. This year’s event will be played at The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The host sponsor is the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.

The cost to participate in the event is $225 and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and more. Tee and green sponsorships are available for

$150. Registration forms can be found on line at

The Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of the community and the money raised is used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and its deputies. The funds raised help purchase specialized equipment and other programs necessary to operations at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500 or Pat Anderson at (818) 790-4289.


USC Verdugo Hills Hospital will host a job fair for registered nurses on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the main hospital building, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208. Experienced RNs should bring resume copies and dress professionally. Free parking. Continental breakfast will be served. On-site interviews will be conducted for openings in periop, emergency department, ICU and telemetry. Nurse specialists and nurse leaders will be on-site to meet the candidates. Pre-registration is not required.

For questions, please call (818) 952-3539.


The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga announced that the Westside Women Writers will be featured at their Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The venue is the McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga.

Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated! The community is invited to enjoy an early evening of poetry and conversation surrounded by the beauty of the Verdugo Hills and San Gabriel Mountains.

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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is hosting its Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Art Auction on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in South Pasadena.The theme this year is “Designing for the Future,” representing PCDA’s enduring commitment to providing high-quality services to children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. There will be live music, appetizers, a silent and live auctions and a gourmet dinner.

Tickets for Harvest Moon are $150 per person or $1,250 for a table of 10. Complimentary valet will be provided. Proceeds will benefit children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges receiving services at PCDA. To purchase tickets or view sponsorship opportunities, visit


Brand Associates is sponsoring the 43rd Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper, “Brand 43.” The exhibition opens on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a public reception and awards ceremony from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 30 during normal Brand Library hours.

The Brand National Exhibition has been organized annually by the Brand Associates since 1971 in cooperation with Glendale Library, Arts and Culture.

For more information about the exhibition, contact
Arlene Vidor, president/Brand Associates, at
(818) 500-7675
or (818) 606-8359 (cell) or email
or visit

Brand Library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.


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).


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.


The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose


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 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


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 CrescentaCañada 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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