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VERDUGO HILLS ART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

Artist Rob Sherrill will kick off the 2015-16 VHAA season on Friday, Sept. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. He will be doing a watercolor en plein air. His specialty is en plein air utilizing all media: oil, acrylic, gouache and mixed media.

The cost is a $5 donation at the door from visitors.

Community Center of La Canada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada Flintridge

 

 

GRIEF RECOVERY SEMINAR

 

A six-week grief seminar begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church at La Crescenta. It is free and open to all. Sessions will be led by Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzolglou.

First Baptist Church at La Crescenta is located 4441 La Crescenta Ave.

For questions, call (818) 249-5832.

 

 

QUILTING PROGRAM IS ‘OFF THE WALL’

 

All are invited on Wednesday, Sept. 9 to the First Congregational Church of Glendale from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Susan Else’s program “Off the Wall: Quilting in Three Dimensions.”

Else’s work has developed in tandem with the art quilt movement, and she is probably one of the few artists making figurative sculpture in this medium. She has been recognized by many organizations and most recently won the “Best in Show” at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New York. Her work often incorporates sound, light, and motors and each piece tells a story.

She was the featured artist at the Road to California Quilt Show a few years ago.

First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd., Glendale

 

 

GLENDALE BEAUTIFUL HOLDING FALL DINNER

 

The public is invited to attend this year’s fundraiser for Glendale Beautiful on Wednesday evening, Sept. 9 in the courtyard setting of the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive. (Rain changes location to Glendale Civic Auditorium.)

Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and appetizers, buffet dinner is at 6 p.m. Enjoy the live sounds of LITRONIX (acoustic set).

Juan Gonzalez, Alan Loomis and Michael Nilsson will present Glendale’s “Space 134,” an exciting project in its initial concept phase envisioning a “freeway cap park” from Central to Glendale avenues.

Cost is $30 per person. There will be opportunity prizes; tickets are $1 each, six for $5. Funds raised will help support the Glendale Beautiful docent program at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael.

Please RSVP by Sept. 4 to Sharon Weisman at sharon@jetcafe.org or call (818) 248-4967.

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‘ACCELERATE YOUR HEALTH’

 

Dr. Mark Anthony presents a five-part course based on his book “Accelerate Your Health.” The workshops are every Wednesday in September from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta. Register by calling (818) 249-1045.

The cost is $20 per class.

Sept. 9: How you should eat.

Sept. 16: How you should think.

Sept. 23: How you should move.

Sept. 30: Natural healing techniques and programming your mind for success. (Includes group hypnosis session)

Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta

 

 

MADCATFISH BLUES FESTIVAL

 

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 www.madcatfish.net.

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

 

 

CV SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS ‘CLIMBING MT. EVEREST’

 

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Gary Nelson’s, “Climbing Mt. Everest” on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill

Blvd.

Nelson is a first-class mountain climber and will bring his experience of scaling this landmark.

News of conservation and outings will precede the program, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for more information.

 

 

EXPO TO FEATURE FREE SHRED EVENT

 

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.

 

 

 

GLENDALE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

Glendale Art Association September meeting is at the CitiBank community service room on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Richard E. Scott will discuss practical methods and strategies, and reinforce the lesson with examples and demonstrations. Watercolorists, oil painters, and anyone interested in painting and drawing will enjoy and benefit from this evening event.

Scott is an artist, architectural illustrator and author. His book, “Sketching – from Square One to Trafalgar Square,” has become a must-have text for artists, illustrators and architects. His work has won multiple awards, appeared in numerous art and design magazines, and has been profiled on NPR station KCRW. He has taught at the College of Environmental Design, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and continues to teach workshops throughout the United States. His aim is to share his passion for sketching and painting with others so that they can produce finer work and gain more enjoyment from their experience.

The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Paintings submitted to mini show $3 each.

For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

 

 

JEWEL CITY KNITTERS NEWS

 

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Sept. 12 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 www.jewelcityknitters.com or email sandra.canfield@yahoo.com.

 

 

KIZH GABRIELENO BAND OF MISSION INDIANS TOPIC OF BOLTON HALL PRESENTATION

 

Little Landers Historical Society and Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga are resuming their monthly programs after the summer break. On Sept. 12, the program will be about the Kizh Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians. The speaker is tribal member Tim Povorena-Miguel.

The program tells the story of the Kizh Gabrieleno Mission Indians and their tribal territory, who they are and where they are from. Highlights include unknown facts about an early mayor of Los Angeles, how the tribe’s lands became his land and finally the Huntington Library,

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

The program begins at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga/

Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email littlelanders@verizon.net.

 

 

LOVE TO SING? COME JOIN THE TOWNE SINGERS 

 

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 (merrilyhake@earthlink.net) 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.

FMWD HOLDING DROUGHT-TOLERANT EVENT

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD or District) is having a special drought tolerant landscape and rain barrel event at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is co-hosted with the City of South Pasadena, Pasadena Water & Power, Crescenta Valley Water District, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power. Event Programming will include three classes in the Van de Kamp Hall that will cover the fundamentals of harvesting rainwater with rain barrels, greywater use and drought tolerant landscaping.

Residents must RSVP for the event to receive free admission to Descanso Gardens.  Seating for the classes is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact your local water agency to reserve today.

Please RSVP to Foothill MWD at (818) 790-4036 if served by any of the following:

La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company

Lincoln Avenue Water Company or Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association.

NEW LOCATION FOR NOON CONCERTS

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. The next program on Sept. 16 will feature “The Classical Viola d’amore” performed by Adriana Zoppo at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.

For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com or call (818) 244-7241.

‘ROCKIN’ WITH CHICOS’ AT PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Rockin’ with Chico’s luncheon and fashion show will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. All are invited to see the great new fall fashions from Chico’s.

Marijo Reineking, health coach and cable television host, will share how she felt cheated by life until she realized she had been richly gifted in her talk “Gifts.”

Tickets are $23. For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

‘RESISTING THE DARKNESS’ AT GLENDALE ADULT REC CENTER

On Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Prof. Armen T. Marsoobian will give an an illustrated talk on “Resisting the Darkness: The Story of an Islamized Armenian Family, 1915-1918.”

  After the deportation of approximately 12,000 Armenians living in Marzovan (or Merzifon, a town and district in Amasya Sanjak in the central Black Sea region of Turkey) and its associated villages in August 1915, a small number of people remained behind. The heads of these households held occupations that were deemed essential to the economy of the city and the war effort. Tsolag Dildilian was a military photographer who stayed behind. The family was allowed to remain on the condition that they convert to Islam and adopt Turkish identity. He was thus able to save members of his immediate family. These “hidden Armenians” took advantage of their new “Turkish” identities to rescue and hide significant numbers of young Armenian men and women during the Armenian genocide.

Presenting the lecture is Armen T. Marsoobian, a professor and chair of philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and editor of the journal “Metaphilosophy.”

Glendale Adult Recreation Center , 201 Colorado St. Glendale next to Glendale Library.

‘BECOMING A MOUNTAIN CLOUD’ FEATURED

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, http://bit.ly/1Rx8lpw.

BABYSITTING CLASS AT USC-VHH

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital’s family education program is offering babysitting classes for teens who are interested in learning skills that will assist them as they watch over young ones. Each class is a single one-time class that will cover infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and when to call 911. The classes are $45 per person.  The next class is scheduled for Sept. 19.

For more information or to register call (818) 952-2272. Pre-registration and payment is required. Bring bag lunch and drink.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208

PATH TO COLLEGE WORKSHOP

ANCA CV is hosting an educational workshop on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Path to College will cover topics that include career planning, the university application process and FAFSA, resume and internships and more. Student panelists present hands-on experience and there will also be Q&A with counselors and field professionals.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact ANCA CV at info@ancacv.org.

La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd.

PCDA HOSTING FUNDRAISER DINNER

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 http://www.pcdateam.org/harvestmoon/.

FREE SENIOR LECTURE ON SPINE EDUCATION

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering the senior lecture on spine education on Thursday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join John Obsenares, PT, OCS and learn how the spine works and the causes, treatments and prevention of spine disorders.

RSVP by Sept. 21 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is  limited.

www.glendalememorialhospital.org

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale and the lecture will be in the hospital auditorium.

HEART WALKS COMING

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 www.HeartWalkLA.org.

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 www.HeartWalkLA.org, or contact Amanda Naughton at (213) 291-7102 or amanda.naughton@heart.org.

‘BRAND 43’ OPENING

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


Arlene@associatesofbrand.org
or visit www.associatesofbrand.org.

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

POETS LEVIN AND SILVESTER FEATURED AT VILLAGE POETS

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga are hosting poets James Levin and J. Verl Silvester at its upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

Levin recently completed his first book of poetry, “Where the Parrot Flies.” These poems are from 2003-05. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, spent his junior year abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France and after graduation, two years in French-speaking Cameroon, Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Levin will begin his 31st year as a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has three grown sons and is married to wife Susan.

Silvester is the author of “Code of the West.”  Silvester graduated from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah with a bachelor’s degree in geography and taught school for a short time.

Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshment will be available – a $3 donation is appreciated. The community is invited to a summer’s early evening of poetry and conversation. To learn more, visit http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.

YA PANEL AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE

On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion with four Los Angeles area young adult (YA) authors. The panel, Stories that Surround You: Writing Young Adult Fiction for All Ages, will be moderated by Catherine Linka. She is joined by Michelle Levy, Michael Mullin and Henry Turner, all authors with recent YA releases. The four authors featured write about issues dealing with dystopian society and women’s rights, suicide and murder, love and loss, revenge and its consequences.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is in the rear of the store.

‘WALK THE TALK’ AT BRAND LIBRARY

The Brand Associates is hosting a presentation by executive director of The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Isabel Rojas-Williams, entitled “Walk the Talk: The Los Angeles Mural Program.” The presentation is on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm. at the Brand Library & Art Center Recital Hall in Glendale. The talk includes a question and answer period followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public.   Complimentary parking is available in Brand Park adjacent to the library and an accessible entrance and parking are available on the east side of the building.

Rojas-Williams will share highlights of her vast experience in bringing public mural programs to Los Angeles and other municipalities in the L.A. area. Rojas-Williams will also share her perspective on steps Glendale can take to realize a successful mural program.

In her role as executive director of The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Rojas-Williams had a major role in crafting the mural ordinance signed by L.A. Mayor Garcetti in 2013, which lifted the 2002 mural moratorium on private properties in Los Angeles.

Rojas-Williams’ presentation at Brand Library coincides with the Brand Annual Works on Paper Exhibition (Brand 43), juried this year by famed muralist Kent Twitchell. Brand 43 will be on view at Brand Library Art Galleries from Sept. 26 through Oct. 30.

The Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall) is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

CUTTING AT LCFCC

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge hosts advertising commercial photographer Ann Elliot Cutting for its ceramics photography workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.

For the past 21 years, Cutting has operated out of her studio in Pasadena.

Her work has been published in Communication Arts, PDN, Graphic, Picture, B&W magazine and more. Her clients include companies like Nikon, Nike, Lexus, Microsoft, Target, Lee Jeans, Pioneer and Ashworth Golf. Her current work appears in a variety of publications.

The workshop will cover how to photograph ceramic pieces in a variety of lighting situations including open shade, sunlight, window light, reflecting fill cards, flags, and top-back lighting. There will also be instruction on composing, lighting techniques to accentuate shape and texture, editing and retouching the images as well as streamlining the photography of your work by using batch processes in Photoshop and Bridge.

For information regarding this workshop and fall programs, visit the Community Center website www.cclcf.org or contact or the main office at (818) 790-4353.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive La Cañada

SCHUBERT, SCHARWENKA ON MUSIQUES ROSTER

The grand opening concert of the 2015 season of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 4 and spotlights “Masters Rediscovered,” Franz Schubert and Philipp Scharwenka. The Program will be performed by world-renowned artists Jessica Guideri, violin, Erik Arvinder, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, and John Walz, cello. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.

Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 general admission that includes dinner and drinks.

The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.

ART, ARTISTS AND WINE IN IDYLLWILD

On Saturday, Oct.10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors to the mile-high artist community of Idyllwild will experience the magic that happens when galleries, artists, and Southern California wineries join forces to raise money for art scholarships.

The Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting is presented by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, a 501(c)(3), and the events draws over a thousand visitors annually for an afternoon of great wine and art. Art lovers can visit the Art Walk that begins at 10 a.m. It is free to the public and maps will be available at 54295 N. Circle Drive.

Art of Wine begins in the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. when 19 Southern California wineries from Temecula, Warner Springs, Escondido and Idyllwild share a selection of great wines at 13 locations around town. The fall weather makes walking from location to location a fun experience, but shuttles will also be available to transport guests between venues.

Tickets for the wine tasting are $30 each with a special price of $25 each for groups of 10 or more if purchased online before Oct. 7. Wine tasting tickets can be purchased in advance on the Art Alliance website (www.artinidyllwil.org) or, if not sold out, on site the day of the event. Included in the package are the wine tastings, a keepsake wine glass designed by a local artist, live music and a wide selection of cheeses and crackers.

Tickets available for purchase online. For wine tasting tickets or more information about the 19 participating wineries and locally owned galleries, visit www.artinidyllwild.org or call (951) 692-6135.

Nestled in a mountain valley surrounded by majestic mountains, Idyllwild is only two-hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, and less than an hour from the desert communities.

FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE

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 located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.

COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS

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).

FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP

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.

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

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

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 dbsalosangelesne@yahoo.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 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

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 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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