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{Boulevard 34} is celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, Aug.15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The all day event on Saturday will include free classes, henna tattoos, giveaways, a raffle and 10% off storewide. {Boulevard 34} offers a variety of products including jewelry, candles, scarves, baby items, books, decorative items and more.

To commemorate the anniversary, {Boulevard 34} is getting a new sign painted and an updated façade to the building.

Storeowner Anna Lopez is a graduate of La Crescenta Elementary, Rosemont Middle School and CV High school.

{Boulevard 34} is located at 3427 Ocean View Blvd. in Montrose/Glendale

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Artist Jane O’Neill’s installation, Becoming A Mountain Cloud, will be featured at the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station through Sept. 18 as part of a series of art installations supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program.

The Adams Square Mini Park is located at 1020 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale. For more information call Chuck Wike, Community Relations manager, Library, Arts & Culture at (818) 548-2042 or see the website,

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 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,” today, 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.

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

A panel discussion on “Cancer Prevention: Myths versus Facts” will be held by five physicians from the City of Hope today, 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.

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. 14 – Duo Images (Classical music reimagined), Aug. 21 – Aztec Dance Group YANKUITITL (New Fire) and Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).

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

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 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 Aug. 19 and features the Rolon Piano Trio

performing “Swing Shift” by Kenji Bunch

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.

The History Dept. of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is having a bunco fundraiser for its scholarship program. This fun evening is on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The evening will be fun for those who have never played bunco and for those who are experienced. Reservations are required so please call Marianne (818) 249-5443 to join in the fun.

This is a potluck event, so come and share your favorite salad or main dish.  Drinks and dessert will be provided. The cost is $10 per person. Money prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a nonprofit group that provides scholarships to local high schools and supports other organizations that are in need.

For information about joining, call Dawna at (818) 957-6939.

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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Los Angeles Belmont Village Communities are raising funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease through an opportunity drawing with giveaways of elegant, eight-place table settings. From now until Sept. 1, those interested in making a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association can stop by Belmont Village Burbank and make a $20 donation for the drawing prize; multiple entries can be accepted and 100% of proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

This is the second year that Belmont Village has held the fundraiser with last year’s donations reached $12,000 to the Los Angeles-area Alzheimer’s Association.

All donations or entries must be submitted in person by visiting the community between now and Sept. 1. Winners will be notified by Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Please call or stop into Belmont Village Burbank at 455 E. Angeleno Ave. (818) 972-2405. For more information, visit

The 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival will debut on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 – 6 from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia.

Hosted by L.A.’s gentleman of jazz, James Janisse, headlining performers will include Barbara Morrison, Ray Bailey, The Delgado Brothers, The Scorch Sisters and Marguaret Love. Ernest l. Thomas of “Everybody Hates Chris” will host an after hours juke joint Saturday night with a hot line-up of comics.

For tickets call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, or buy online at

Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

Allied/Republic Services, with the La Cañada Flintridge, Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers of commerce and SCORE of Greater Los Angeles will host a community document shredding event at the Business Expo on

Wednesday, Sept 9 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

A shredding truck will be parked in the lower hospital parking lot on the east side of the hospital starting at 5 p.m. Local residents and businesses may bring old documents to be shredded on site.

The Expo will be on the fourth floor of the hospital in the community rooms.

For further information call Dick Mader of SCORE (818) 395-7073 or the

La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce at (818) 790-4289

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

The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in particular need of male voices, but welcome all to join this wonderful family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin Monday, Sept. 14. The 2015 holiday concert, “Hear The Bells,” is Dec. 5.

Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd, Glendale. Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email ( with questions and new member orientation information. New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals (Sept. 14 and Sept. 21).

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

The American Heart Association (AHA) invites the community to its annual Heart Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 26. Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to fight heart disease and stroke. There is no fee to participate. Register your team at

The Heart Walk aims to create a culture of health by engaging community members in physical activity and heart-healthy living, while raising much-needed funds to fight heart disease and stroke. It includes a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a festival area featuring interactive and fun activities, health information, Kids Zone, entertainment and more.

In addition to Pasadena, walks will also take place in Long Beach, Santa Clarita and Palmdale. The combined goal for the four walks is to raise $2 million in support of the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

For more information and to register for the Heart Walk, visit, or contact Amanda Naughton at (213) 291-7102 or

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.

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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