MOONDAY EAST FEATURES ALLEN BRADEN
Moonday East announces a reading at Flintridge Bookstore on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. by poets Bob Hart and Don Kingfisher Campbell.
Hart is a member of the No Chance Ensemble and performs with this group around the metropolitan area. He is the author of Acrobat and Lightly in the Good of Day.
Campbell is the founder of POETRYpeople youth writing workshops, publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena. He has taught creative writing in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College and been a guest teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 27 years.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway.
VHH OFFERS SEMINAR TARGETING BABY BOOMERS
As a community service to all the Baby Boomers coming into the Medicare system and for those seniors already on Medicare, Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) will be providing a free Medicare educational seminar, “Turning 65.”
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Council Room, located on the fourth floor lobby. The seminar will help new Medicare patients with their questions about benefits and types of health plans available to them.
Various topics will be discussed including the basics of Medicare, prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplement plans. The event, presented by Beta Benefits Insurance Services, is for educational purposes only and no plan-specific benefits or details will be discussed.
To RSVP, call (818) 952-2227.
VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, 91208.
SUMMER JAZZ AT DESCANSO
Music on the Main, the summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens, continues Thursdays through Aug. 25 with a different jazz artist every week. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics (normally not allowed in the Gardens) and settle back to savor the music.
Renowned jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli will perform the last concert of the Music on the Main summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens on Thursday, Aug. 25. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
Donatelli is known for her warm vocals and eclectic tastes in music. She was nominated for the 2010 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 2010 album “When Lights Are Low.” She has trained as a musician since the age of 3, but did not begin her professional career until her sons were in their teens. Based in Los Angeles, she performs at noted jazz venues around the United States, as well as working for television and commercials.
Descanso Gardens is open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Aug. 25. The Camellia Lounge, featuring signature cocktails and light food fare, is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Aug. 25. Enjoy signature cocktails, beverages, snacks and fabulous appetizers prepared by Patina.
Performances are free with Gardens admissions: $8 adults, $6 senior/students, $3 children 5-12, free 4 and younger. No reciprocal gardens admissions after 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org.
GLA HOSTING MIXER
The next mixer of the Glendale Latino Association takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at El Morfi Restaurant in Glendale. This is an opportunity to network with others. The cost is $10 for members; $15 for non-members.
El Morfi is located at 241 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
GLENDALE CITY COLLEGE JAZZ COMBO TO PERFORM
On Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. the Glendale City College Jazz Combo will be performing in concert on the steps of Brand Library. They will be performing soulful jazz, sambas and hard bop by Charles Mingus, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Miles Davis. Admission is free.
For more information on this concert see:
Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale Public Library, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
SLINGERS EXHIBITING AT BRAND LIBRARY ART GALLERIES
Brand Library Art Galleries present West Coast Mud Slingers, an all ceramics exhibition curated by Ricky Maldonado. This exhibition features the work of Kelly Berning, Trent Berning, Nina Kellogg, Ricky Maldonado, Adrian Sandstrom and Fred Yokel and is a showcase for the technical and stylistic variety employed by contemporary ceramicists. While the work is varied, each of these artists describes a passionate relationship with clay that began when they first encountered the material, and that endures and drives them to continue innovating and creating in their favorite medium.
On view through Sept. 9 at Brand Library & Art Center at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE ROSE BOWL AQUATICS CENTER
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center invites all members of the community to attend free Dive-In Movie Night on Saturday, Aug. 27. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:15 p.m.
The rated PG family movie will be projected onto a big screen with speakers placed around the recreational pool. Patrons may watch the movie while swimming in the shallow end (3’6”) of the 87-degree recreational pool or while seated on the pool deck.
Bring towels, blankets and chairs. Food will be available for purchase. No outside food/drinks or personal flotation devices allowed.
Come early and participate in family swim starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults (18+) and $1 for children (17 and under). Every child under the age of 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (18+). It’s a 1:1 ratio in the water.
First come, first served. No reservations.
For more information about Dive-In Movie Night, contact Daniela Davies at (626) 564-0330x 409 or visit www.rosebowlaquatics.org.
KUNG FU & TAI CHI OPEN HOUSE
There will be a free kung fu and tai chi open house demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with refreshments, music and a raffle for half price tuition with free uniform! Featured will be “Sifu” Master Benson Lee, “Sihing” Black Belt Instructor Tav Byerhoff and some of their top students.
For more information call (818) 742-7499 or visit www.YJPkungu.com to enter the raffle(s) and to reserve seating.
Kung Fu And Tai Chi Open House, 2425 Honolulu Ave in Montrose.