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‘RESISTING THE DARKNESS’ AT GLENDALE ADULT REC CENTER

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

Marsoobian is 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.

 

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RAPP SCREENING PLANNED

 

RAPP – Read And Practice Peacemaking – presents “Documented” by award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on Friday, Sept. 18. Vargas was brought to America as a child, without papers, by his grandfather. He risked his career and security to tell his story with the intent of dismantling stereotypes and exposing the oversimplification of the issue. He shares his heartache of being separated from his mother for 18 years. The film asks more questions than it answers.

The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church,

2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

 

 

‘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.

 

GARAGE SALE BENEFITS LCVRWF

 

The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated will hold a spectacular garage sale Saturday, Sept. 19 at 5329 Palm Drive in La Cañada from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is the organization’s major fundraiser for the year. For more information contact Tanya Nielsen at (310) 395-2580.

 

WILDERNESS WORKDAY

 

The September Wilderness Workday is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Deukmejian Wilderness Park from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Volunteers will water trees and remove invasive weeds.

Volunteers will also have an opportunity to meet “bob.” Who is bob? What is bob? He is the new bladder system to help volunteers refill water bottles for tree watering.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta

 

DEMO CLUB SPEAKER ON SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY

 

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will feature Ernie Powell, a strong advocate of Social Security, on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lanterman House in La Cañada. The meeting is held in the administrative building off the back of the Lanterman parking lot.

Powell is a field consultant for SocialSecurityWorks.org and the grassroots national director at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM).

Committee reports will include the planning underway for a candidate forum for 2016 and news from the Elections Information Committee on the local offices and issues coming up to be voted on 2016.

The Club can be contacted at ccdemoclub@gmail.com.

For more information, go to http://canadacrescentadems.org.

Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada

 

 

 

OPA! GREEK FEST COMING TO PASADENA

 

Those in the mood for fabulous homemade Greek food will love the atmosphere at the 57th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest at Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena slated for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. Enjoy award winning dance group performances and live Greek music at Southern California’s preeminent Greek Festival. Come celebrate … eat … live “all things Greek”.

Pasadena Greek Fest hours are from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The event is priced at $4 for adults and children under 12 years are free.

Throughout the weekend, there will be live music, many exciting exhibits, cooking demonstrations, authentic homemade Greek cuisine and pastries, Greek folk dancing by several award-winning youth groups and a Kids’ Fun Zone.

For ticket information or to obtain additional information, call (626) 449-6943,

email info@pasadenagreekfest.org, or visit the website at www.pasadenagreekfest.org.

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church is located at 778 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena.

 

AAUW TO HEAR STUDENTS

 

The American Association of University Women, Pasadena branch, welcomes Lupe Mercado, a PCC student, at a general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 19. She will report on her attendance at the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders. Also sharing their experiences will be six Tech Trek girls from Marshall, Washington and

Sierra Madre middle schools.

The AAUW meets at Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland, Pasadena. Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. and costs $20. For reservations, call (626) 798-3896.

 

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.” 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/.

 

NEXT MEETING OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY

 

The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.

For more information, contact club president at lmpineda.77@gmail.com or visit www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge

 

GRIEF RECOVERY SEMINAR

 

A six-week grief seminar continues on Wednesday, Sept. 23 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.

‘ACCELERATE YOUR HEALTH’

Dr. Mark Anthony presents a multi-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. 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

SQUARE DANCE CLASS

The Sets in Step Club is sponsoring a new beginners class starting Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with caller John Hyde. The location is St. George’s Episcopal Church. The cost is $6 per person and light refreshments are provided. Come casual and all are welcome – singles, couples and bush-ups.

For more information, call Betty at (818) 249-2651 or Connie at (818) 353-4901.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada

FREE STROKE SEMINAR AT USC-VHH

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital will host a free stroke awareness and prevention seminar with guest speaker Dr. Nerses Sanossian, board certified neurologist from USC Keck Medicine, on Thursday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. It is free to attend; please call Rachel at (818) 952-3542 to reserve a space. Also there will be free blood pressure and carotid artery screenings. Space is limited; RSVPs required.

This event will take place at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 4th floor Council Rooms at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208.

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.

RX DRUG TAKE BACK

Rx Drug Take Back returns Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across CV. Safely and anonymously drop-off unwanted medicines at CVS Montrose, Rite-Aid La Crescenta and LCF. Needles, lancets, and syringes with old meds can be dropped at the CV Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave. This event is in partnership with the DEA, Glendale police, and CV Sheriff’s.

For information and additional sites visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

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. There is no fee to participate. Register a team at www.HeartWalkLA.org.

The Heart Walk includes a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a festival area featuring interactive and fun activities, health information, Kids Zone, entertainment and more.

  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.

WIGGLE WAGGLE COMING TO PASADENA

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 17th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is parading back to Brookside Park on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a walk with your canine companion, friends, colleagues, neighbors and thousands of fellow dog lovers to raise money for animals in need. More information at www.wigglewagglewalk.org.

POETS LEVIN AND SILVESTER FEATURED AT VILLAGE POETS

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga is 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.

GLA HOLDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY

The Glendale Latino Assn. is having its 25th anniversary party on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Glendale. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Everyone is invited to network, meet and mingle. Bring a drawing prize and your business will be mentioned! All contributions and sponsorships benefit the GLA scholarship fund.

Embassy Suites is located at 800 N. Central Ave. in Glendale.

‘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.

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.

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

PORTANTINO TO DISCUSS LANTERMAN LEGACY

Former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will deliver a lecture on the political life and legacy of Frank Lanterman on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Lanterman House Visitor Center in La Cañada Flintridge. The lecture will examine the lasting impact of Frank Lanterman’s signature legislation, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act, as well as his contributions to California’s current transportation and water supply system, air quality control standards, the rights of the elderly and mentally ill, and his mentoring of many important state politicians from both parties.

Lanterman, grandson of the founder of La Cañada, served in numerous capacities including as a theatre organist, a Republican activist, a real estate developer, a water company manager and as an active and engaged citizen of La Cañada.

Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge.

CV SIERRA CLUB NEWS

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Danielle Eubank’s, “Sailing to the High Arctic,” on the first Tuesday in October, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crecenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. Please note the changed date for this time only.

Eubank is an expedition artist in pursuit of painting all of the major bodies of water in the world. She is beginning by painting all of Earth’s oceans and is currently painting the second to last ocean on her list, the Arctic Ocean. She will speak on her latest expedition to the Arctic, and touch on two previous expeditions. She will bring her sketchbooks and examples of her paintings from these expeditions.

The program follows news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

BRAND ASSOCIATES’ DANCE SERIES

The Brand Associates’ Dance Series presents four performances this fall at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale. This series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing on the following Saturdays in the Skylight Gallery, an intimate setting with works of art as a backdrop. The artists are Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project Oct. 3; Blue13 Dance Company on Oct. 10; Arianne MacBean & The Big Show Co. on Oct. 17; and Pony Box Dance Theatre on Oct. 31.

The performances begin at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the east side of the building. The performances will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists.

For more information contact Caley Cannon, Art Librarian, at (818) 548-2010, ccannon@glendaleca.gov.

ANNUAL EVENING OF WINE AND ROSES

Enjoy “Rhythms of the Night” as Glendale Memorial Health Foundation hosts the 28th Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Saturday, Oct. 17 with reception and silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, live auction, program and entertainment starting at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.

    The fundraising focus is to raise money to update the surgical suites at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital with the latest fluoroscopy and X-ray navigation technology. The new equipment will surgeons with enhanced 3D imaging during procedures, creating a safer surgical environment for their patients.

    The evening will feature Latin-themed music, food and dancing. The Foundation will also be presenting the Porto Family of Porto’s Bakery & Café with its “Humankindness Award” for their generous contributions to the community.

    The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena. For more information and ticket prices, contact Tri Fritz at (818) 502-2364, tri.fritz@dignityhealth.org or visit www.supportglendalememorial.org.

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.

COMPUTER CLUB FOR BEGINNERS

The Computer Club for Beginners is a series of comfortably paced training workshops held at the Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab for adults with little or no computer experience. Students are introduced to mouse and keyboard, Microsoft Windows, basic word processing, Internet searching, email, and tips for selecting a home computer. The Computer Club will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, Oct. 6 – 29.

Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale

‘LIVING LUXE GLUTEN FREE’ AUTHOR AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKS

Michelle Lee, author of the new cookbook “Living Luxe Gluten Free” will be hosting a discussion, prize giveaway and book signing at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Thurs., Oct. 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The discussion, “Hassle-Free Allergy-Free: Surviving the Holidays without Gluten & Other Food Allergens,” will cover strategies for making holiday social gatherings fun, easy and allergen-friendly. Among other things, Lee will talk about how to maintain a stress-free, allergen-free diet at get-togethers with family, friends and coworkers as well as how to host guests with food allergies.

Lee’s culinary style reflects her passion for food as well as her time living in Spain, Luxembourg, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta and traveling through Asia.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Admission is free and includes prize giveaway.

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 event 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 Canada.

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