‘CITIZEN TANOUYE’ SCREENING AT GLENDALE LIBRARY
The documentary film “Citizen Tanouye” will be screened tonight, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library in the auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
“Citizen Tanouye” follows the life-changing journey of eight Torrance High School students who set out to uncover the story of Ted Tanouye, a Japanese-American Torrance High School alumnus, World War II hero, and Medal of Honor recipient. As the ethnically diverse group digs in to discover Tanouye’s story, they uncover the civil rights abuses suffered during the war years by Japanese-Americans such as Tanouye’s family. The students plowed through archival materials, searched online, and conducted insightful interviews with war veterans to get to the bottom of what Tanouye and his family experienced.
Documentary filmmaker and Glendale resident Robert Horsting produced and co-directed the film with Craig Yahata. Horsting will be present to take questions after the screening. The original music for the film was composed by Stephen James Taylor, a frequent composer for Disney Imagineering and an Eagle Rock resident.
Further information, visit www.citizentanouye.com.
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, Glendale
STEPPING STONE PLAYERS PRESENT ‘YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN’
This year’s Stepping Stone Players’ production is “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.” The production will feature two casts, one with actors under 18, the other with actors over 18.
This is the last weekend for performances in the Little Theater in Hoover High School, located at 651 Glenwood Road in Glendale. Tickets are available now for performances on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets for all shows can be bought at http://www.steppingstoneplayers.org/. Prices are $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for each ticket purchased in groups of 10 or more.
The Stepping Stone Players is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is a Glendale based community theatre group with a vision to create a sense of community through live theatre by encouraging the participation of people of all backgrounds and skill levels in unique opportunities for children and adults to explore, learn, perform and mentor in every facet of live theatre.
LEARN FARSI AT THE YMCA
The Y is offering Farsi language class every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crescenta Cañada YMCA.
The purpose of this class is to further Iranian (Persian) language and culture for all ethnic groups. Students will learn basic reading, writing and speaking skills for the Farsi language. This is for all levels and all ages.
For more information, visit www.ymcafoothills.org or call (818) 790-0123.
Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada
JLP INC. TO HOLD ANNUAL OPEN HOUSES
The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is holding three prospective member open houses at the League’s headquarters. Women from the Pasadena area and beyond interested in membership and learning about the League’s legacy of leadership and service in the community are welcome to attend.
Prospective members will be introduced to the League’s mission to develop the potential of women, improve communities and promote volunteerism, along with learning what community impact current members are making in the greater Pasadena area.
The prospective member open house dates are Saturday, Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The open houses will be held at the League’s headquarters, located at
149 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling (626) 796-0244 or visiting www.MyJLP.com.
‘WINE AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP’ AT McGROARTY
Have a painting party while creating your own masterpiece with artist and instructor Sheri Garwood during McGroarty Art Center’s monthly “Wine and Watercolor Workshop” on Aug. 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The theme of this month’s masterpiece will be announced. All levels are welcome. Bring your own wine and snacks. Painting supplies are included. Cost is $50. “Wine and Watercolor Workshops” are held the third Friday of each month.
‘THIS YEAR’S ELECTION’ FEATURED AT NEXT DEMO CLUB MEETING
“This Year’s Election” will be featured at the Sunday, Aug. 17 meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club, held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Greta Pruitt in La Crescenta.
Member Garland Byrum, an active blogger of history and politics who for years has been booking interesting speakers for Demo Club meetings, will speak about the November election. The meeting is open to the public.
Club business will include possible “Get Out the Vote” activity and membership consideration of endorsements and campaign contributions.
More information can be found at http://canadacrescentadems.org.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Wednesday, Aug. 20 violinist Nancy Roth and
pianist Lorenzo Sanchez performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Violin Sonata, Op.134.”
PFAR HOSTING GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors will host its charitable foundation Annual Golf Tournament Day at the Aces on Friday, Aug. 22 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena. There is a $20,000 hole-in-one opportunity and a silent and live auction planned.
The afternoon will offer a poker tournament with first, second and third place prize opportunities. In 2013 the foundation distributed over $100,000 including $1,000 scholarships, to 10 foothill area high schools.
For more information, or to sponsor, contact Chairperson Ruth McNevin at (818) 298-5605. To register, visit www.pfarcf.org.
TGHS TO HOLD GALA, BENEFIT
The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) will present its inaugural gala and benefit on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be held at the historic Brockman Clock Tower Estate, a Glendale landmark and the centerpiece of the newly designated Brockmont Park Historic District. It provides a rare experience to tour one of Glendale’s most exclusive homes and support preservation efforts of TGHS.
The Spot Gourmet is catering the event and there will also be a silent auction. TGHS will also be recognizing outstanding work in the community with the presentation of its annual Preservation and Volunteer awards.
Tickets are $125 for TGHS members and $150 for the general public. They can be purchased directly from the TGHS website at www.GlendaleHistorical.org.
TGHS advocates for the preservation of important Glendale landmarks, supports maintaining the historic character of Glendale’s neighborhoods, educates the public about and engages the community in celebrating and preserving Glendale’s history and architectural heritage, and operates the Doctors House Museum.
CHRISTIAN BOOKS & VEGGIES HOLDING GRAND REOPENING
The grand reopening celebration for Christian Books & Veggies, an Adventist Book Center, is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will feature live music by area Christian musicians and vegetarian food sampling, book signings, giveaways to the first 50 customers and tacos and kettle corn. An exercise team will conduct fitness sessions during the day.
Christian Books & Veggies is operated by the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SCC), the Adventist church administration’s offices, which are located next door to the store.
The store is located at 1501 East Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale 91206.
McCLURE AT HOTEL CAFÉ
Glendale resident and musician Maggie McClure will be appearing at the Hotel Café, a venue for those 21 years and older, on Aug. 24. McClure is a pop singer-songwriter-pianist who has been performing for over 12 years.
Tickets are $10 and available online at https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets. The Hotel Café is located at 1623 Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood/Los Angeles.
FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE HOSTING DARYL BROWN BOOKSIGNING
On Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a signing for Daryl Brown, son of the legendary James Brown. Daryl, who is an accomplished musician himself, discusses his new book “Inside the Godfather,” which presents informative and enlightening stories about James Brown that go beneath the surface to explore his complex life and personality.
The author’s visit to the Los Angeles area coincides with (but is not connected to) producer Brian Glazer’s big screen biopic about his father “Get On Up,” which releases in early August. Flintridge Bookstore is Daryl Brown’s only scheduled appearance near Los Angeles.
For more information, call (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Hwy.
POPs PRESENT MOVING PRODUCTION OF ‘TOSCA’
Pacific Opera Project presents six performances of Puccini’s “Tosca” in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP’s most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a 22-piece orchestra.
“Tosca” will be the 13th fully staged opera produced by POP and will incorporate a staging device rarely seen in theatre (much less in an opera with a full orchestra): moving the entire production from one location to another throughout the performance. This “Tosca” will take place in three separate venues, all within St. James Church that each represent another location within the opera.
Performance dates are Sept. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 premium reserved seats; $30 general admission; $25 seniors (65 and over); $20 students with ID.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.pacificoperaproject.com, email email@example.com or call the Pacific Opera Project hotline at (323) 739-6122.
St. James United Methodist Church, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena
BLOOMIN’ SQUARES SQUARE DANCE CLASS
The next Bloomin’ Squares square dance class begins on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building.
Sessions are open to everyone, no partner required, LGBTQ* and friends.
For those who think of square dancing, images may arise of hillbillies stomping around in a barn shouting “do-si-do,” blue-haired ladies in silly dresses, and horrible times spent in gym classes in grammar or high school listening to fiddle music while a bored gym teacher read out of a book.
The Bloomin’ Squares square dancing program is nothing like that! There’s no dancing in a barn or wearing silly clothes, and members dance to pop, rock and country music! Casual comfortable clothing is encouraged. Only $6 a clss.
Bring a snack to share if you’d like! For more information, call (818) 945-1189.
Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga
END OF SUMMER BARBECUE
Come join the Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge celebrate the end of summer with friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lots of fun, entertainment, and food! As a fundraiser, all proceeds go to the Christmas Basket Program. Music by the Sound Waves.
Tickets are $15 presale, $17.50 at the door.
For more information, contact S-T Elks, (818) 352-2098.
31st ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD ALTARS & EPHEMERA
The Folk Tree presents its 31st annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera exhibition from Sept. 27 – Nov. 2. The show features traditional altars honoring loved ones who have passed, as well as installations dealing with broader contemporary issues and concepts about death. Also on view is a large selection of work in various media by local artists and Mexican folk art commemorating this major Mexican holiday, which falls on Nov. 1 and 2. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In the afternoon on Oct. 11 and on Saturday, Nov. 1, the Folk Tree welcomes face painter Jeanine Montellano and company who will transform revelers with their beautiful Day of the Dead designs and head pieces.
The Folk Tree is located at 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Hours are: M-W, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (626) 795-8733.
VERDUGO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Verdugo Hills High School is having a reunion for classes from 1952 to 1957. The reunion is taking place Oct 12,13 &14 at Laughlin Nevada Riverside hotel casino.
(Code/VHHS; call for reservations 800-227-3849)
The cost of $80 per person is for the luncheon on Monday and hospitality room for three days. Hotel pricing, including tax, is $114.24 for three nights. A bus is available for transport, but there is limited space. Contact Shirley at (818) 330-9499 or (323) 428-2688) for more information or Harry at (818) 353-4528.
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.
For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email email@example.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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 support 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
THEN AND NOW EXHIBIT
Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.
“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October.
Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
TOPS OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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
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
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
The Crescenta-Cañada 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.