FREE WEIGHT LOSS SEMINARS AT GAMC
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.
The last in a series of free surgical option seminars isbeing held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Non-surgical weight-loss option seminars are being held on Thursdays, 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 GlendaleAdventist.com/WeightLoss or call (818) 863-4259.
SUMMER EXHIBIT AT BOLTON HALL
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 www.LittleLandersHistoricalSociety.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
UKULELE WORKSHOPS AT MCGROARTY ARTS CENTER
A series of ukulele workshops are being held at McGroarty Arts Center on Saturdays, 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
GLENDALE QUILT GUILD MEETING
National award winning machine quilter Jill Schumacker, quiltmaker to the Queen, will be teaching “Mini Whole Cloth Quilt” at Patchwork Penguin on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is designed for quilters of all levels. Jill’s motto: Learning to machine quilt is as easy as learning to ride a bicycle.
For information about or to register for the workshop, contact either Sherryl at (818) 352-2911 or Robin at (818) 352-1131.
To learn about Glendale Quilt Guild, visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.
The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit www.glendalequiltguild.org or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP AT MOUNTVIEW
Mountview Retirement Home sponsors a monthly free Alzheimer’s support group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next group will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Mountview Retirement Home, located at 2640 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. For more information, call (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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. 15 and features violist Victor deAlmeida and pianist Harout Senekeremian who will perform an arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” for viola and piano, and Hatzlacha Rabbah!!! by George N. Gianopoulos.
‘GET DIRTY’ AT DESCANSO
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 2 p.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.
RIBBON CUTTING PLANNED
On Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m., the CV Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business 360 Auto Clinic at 3835 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta with a ribbon cutting. Refreshments will be served. Free.
For more information, call (818) 248-4957.
ABWA HOSTS HALL
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter dinner and business meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge. Lisa Hall, The Guru In U, will facilitate the program, “The Beehive Breakthrough Game,” which offers tools to breakthrough current business challenges.
Dinner cost is $20. For information and reservations, call (323) 256-1575.
Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale
GLA HOSTS MIXER
Glendale Latino Association is having its August mixer at Iguanas Rana on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring a drawing prize, get your business recognized and bring a friend . . . or two!
Contributions and sponsorship benefit GLA’s annual scholarship fund – over $16,000 awarded to GUSD and GCC students in May 2012!
Iguanas Rana, 138 N. Brand Blvd. #100 in Glendale
REUNION PICNIC PLANNED
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, email@example.com; Sue (Cox) Keating, firstname.lastname@example.org; Cindi Miller Anderson, email@example.com.
MCGROARTY ARTS HOSTING CONCERT
A free concert is being held at McGroarty Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m.
Bali & Beyond plays Indonesian Gamelan music. The group last performed at McGroarty Arts Center in 2009.
Gamelan refers to the instruments in the ensemble itself, which consists of a unique combination of bronze bar instruments, drums, bamboo flutes, gongs, strings, and sometimes voice. The instruments in a gamelan are an entity, built and tuned to stay together; they are generally not interchangeable with instruments in other gamelans. The music itself can be described as ethereal, tranquil and transportive.
This free outdoor concert will be held in the shaded upper parking area of McGroarty Arts Center, amidst rolling hills, towering oaks, and adjacent to the historic McGroarty home. No reservations necessary. This concert is appropriate for all ages. Limited chairs are available. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs or picnic blankets and snacks.
This performance is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
SUMMER PARTY TO KICK OFF CAMPAIGN SEASON
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
BOLTON HALL DOCENT TRAINING
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANNY’S ATTIC AT BOLTON HALL
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 email@example.com .
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga