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Prostate Exam offered

Men 50 and older are encouraged to join Glendale Adventist Medical Center in the fight against prostate cancer by having a prostate cancer screening on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital (Cancer Center) located at 381 Merrill Ave, Glendale.

Screening consists of digital rectal exam and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The cost is $10. Glendale Adventist Medical Center physicians and physician residents will provide the screenings.

In 2011, an estimated 240,890 new prostate cancer cases occurred in the United States. In most cases, there are no symptoms associated with early prostate cancer. It remains the second leading cause of cancer related mortality among men. Many men don’t know they have prostate cancer because it can occur and spread without any symptoms.  However, The survival rate for prostate cancer is quite high, especially when diagnosed early.

For more information about the prostate cancer screenings, or to RSVP, call (818) 409-8100.


Montrose Chamber Hosting Family Bowl Night

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a family bowl night at Montrose Bowl on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $20 per person ($10 for kids, children under 5 years are free) and includes bowling and food. Register as a team or individual; registration is suggested as space will fill up.

For more information, call the chamber office at (818) 249-7171.

Montrose Bowl, 2334 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

Chuck Jones Celebrated at the Alex

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Friday, Sept. 21 is hosting a Chuck Jones Centennial Celebration Film Festival at the historic Alex Theatre in downtown Glendale. The festival will begin at 8 p.m. and will feature many of Jones’ most loved cartoons from his seven-decade career. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50 and are available at the Alex Theatre box office or online at The ticket price will benefit the programs of the Center, a 501(c)3 public charity.

The evening will be emceed by the Chuck Jones family and will include cartoons, reminiscences, and laughter provided by special guests George Daugherty, Eric Goldberg, Jerry Beck; Chuck’s daughter Linda Jones Clough; and Carl Bell.

The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale



Highway Hypnosis Opening at Time and Space

The Time and Space Gallery invites the community to attend the opening show of  “Highway Hypnosis” on Saturday, Sept. 22 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the gallery in La Cañada.

Details about the exhibit can be found at

Time and Space Gallery, 838½ Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge

Edvard Grieg Lodge’s potluck

Scandinavian Fiddlers entertain at the Edvard Grieg Lodge’s potluck and cultural program at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.  Public invited – free.  Lutheran Church of the Foothills, La Cañada.

Sets in Steps Square Dance Club

The Sets in Steps Square Dance Club is sponsoring a new square dance class for beginners or those who want to refresh their dancing on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Community Center. The first three dances are free.

To introduce the class, there will be a social time with hors d’oeuvres before the instruction. John Hyde is caller. It is better to have couples, but singles are welcome also. The price is $6 cash per week. This is a fun way to get some exercise.

For more information, call Betty Woodhull at (818) 249-2651 or Marguerite Keating, publicity chair, (818) 353-6240.

The community center phone number is (818) 790-4353.

 La Cañada Community Center is located at 4469 Chevy Chase in La Cañada.

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. Support groups bring people together who understand the up, downs and frustrations of depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA support groups are a safe confidential place to talk about and overcome the day-to-day and long-term challenges of mental health issues.

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 Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale



Music Appreciation Class

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct his off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike who appreciate the history of music.  This semester will address the topic: “An In-depth Look at Six Composers – Monteverdi, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Stravinsky.”

Each semester offers new and interesting information. Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase our understanding of the evolution of music. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. The classes are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through Dec. 18. The cost for the 14-week classes is $90. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.

Author tour at ouat

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., L.A. Sizzles 4: Author Tour Event For Teens, Adults makes a stop at Once Upon a Time Bookstore.

Four debut Los Angeles-based authors who write brave, thrilling, heart-pounding and romantic stories about near-future Los Angeles come together for one night only at Once Upon a Time.  Author, director (“Revolution: Step Up!”) Scott Speer (“Immortal City”), author, screenwriter Lissa Price (“Starters”), author Marie Lu (“Legend”) and author Jennifer Bosworth (“Struck”).

Lineups start at 6 p.m.; preference is given to people with books purchased from Once Upon a Time. This is a free event.

Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose Shopping Park, cross street Verdugo Road.

 Screening at next Canada Crescenta Dem Club

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meets on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in La Canada Flintridge to screen “The Koch Brothers Exposed”, a 52-minute documentary by filmmaker Robert Greenwald.  The film explores radical changes in the U.S. election process in which the owners and executives of Koch Industries have contributed hundreds of millions of personal income to influence candidates and elections, overwhelming the democratic system as never before. In addition to the film, club members will discuss an endorsement vote in support of, or opposition to, a range of ballot measures in the upcoming election.

Location details at: or call Nalini at (818) 249-9691.



Leland-St. John Guest of Village Poets of S-T

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invites the public to their monthly reading series taking place on Sunday, Sept.  23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.  The featured poet for this event is Sharmagne Leland-St. John, five-time Pushcart Prize nominee.  She is a Native American poet, concert performer, lyricist, artist, and filmmaker. Leland-St. John is widely anthologized and her poetry and short stories appear in on-line literary journals.  She has published four books of poetry, co-authored a book on film and production design, and is co-editor of “Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood (2012).”

Bring your own poetry to read. Light refreshments. Admission is free.

Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

Run/walk to benefit mental health center

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 14th annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, Sept. 23.  A free “Kiddie-K” (1K) will follow the 5K.

 More than 1,000 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers from all over Southern California will join together at Alive & Running to raise awareness and funding for suicide prevention services.

 Sign up to register and create a team, join an existing team, or donate to a friend’s fundraising campaign. Registration fee for the 5K is $25 on the day of the event the fee is $30 (a tax deductible donation).  For more information or to sign up, visit or email

Registration is at 6:30 a.m., pre-race stretch and warm-up at 7:45 a.m. and race starts at 8 a.m.

The race takes place just north of LAX at West 88th Street and La Tijera Boulevard in Westchester.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center. Visit for more information about the walk/run or for more information on Didi Hirsch and its services.

Fundraiser at North Shore

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Foundation is holding a fundraiser at North Shore Burgers on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Good for ordering in or taking out. Ten percent of all proceeds of the day will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Foundation.

North Shore Burgers, 1929 Verdugo Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (in the UA movie complex).


There will be an ice cream social and Medicare 101 presentation at Emeritus at Casa Glendale 426 Piedmont Ave., Glendale, 91206 on Sept. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at Sparr Heights Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, on Sept. 26 from10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The presentations will focus on the challenges and decisions that face “baby boomers.” The Medicare 101 Information Series will explain Medicare and Medicare Advantage options.

A sales representative will be present with information. Presented by Boomers Insurance Services. Medicare made simple. Learn the four basic parts of Medicare and how to apply. Also, learn how to qualify for low income programs designed to help medical and drug costs.

To RSVP, call Andea Naone-Waters at (818) 468-4289.




Glendale Latino Association is having its September mixer at Porto’s Bakery on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mixer is celebrating the “March to the Power of PINK” supporting the Glendale Adventist Hospital.

Bring a drawing prize … get your business recognized … and bring a friend . . . or two !

Porto’s Bakery, 315 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale

ABWA hosts Cristina Dam

The next dinner and business meeting of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter is Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge. Cristina Dam, The Mind Mixologist, will teach the art and science of personal excellence in her presentation, “Mind Matters in Business.” Dinner cost is $20. For information and reservations call (323) 256-1575.

Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale

Propositions on Rep Club Dinner Menu

At the next dinner meeting of the Foothill Republican Club on Sept. 27 at the La Cañada Thursday Club, the guest speaker will be Stephen Frank who will make a presentation on the 11 propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.

RSVP to Joan at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.

The La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada

Pro Italia Presents Café Desmo, Italian Motorcycle Event

Lovers of Italian motorcycles will be awed by the range of European naked bikes, Ducatis, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis, MV Agustas, Triumphs and café racers on display at Café Desmo, California’s foremost bike event dedicated to European sporting machines, on Sunday, Sep. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pro Italia Motorcycles, 3319 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale. Café Desmo is free and open to the public.

Now celebrating 25 years in business, Pro Italia Motorcycles will go all-out by uniting thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts with hundreds of incredible bikes, racing celebrities, bike-related vendors, L.A.’s hottest food trucks, raffles, giveaways and grand prizes. Cash prizes and custom trophies will be awarded to the top three bikes in each category: Italian Superbikes, Italian Supersports / Sport Classics, European Naked Bikes, Café Racers – including British, Japanese and American, Italian Vintage and British Vintage (pre-1987).  Bike owners interested in registering for Café Desmo should do so at


The next Happy Hour of the La Cañada-Flintridge Tournament of Roses committee will be at the home of Nana and Joel Smith at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Learn about the La Cañada Flintridge Rose Float construction and parade plans for New Year’s Day. Anyone over 18 is invited to attend, and no reservation is required. Just bring an appetizer to share and enjoy a fun, casual evening with your friends, old and new, all in support of LCFTRA’s 2013 Rose Parade float – Dino-Soar!

Nana and Joel Smith’s home is at 4544 Hillard Ave. in La Cañada Flintridge.

ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB announces new location

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. After stepping into the foyer, enter the separate meeting room through the door to the right. The meeting time will continue as before, the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Owner Jeffrey Wang provides a Chinese buffet at a reasonable price. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.

For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.

More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at

 Granny’s Attic at Bolton Hall

Little Landers Historical Society will have a Granny’s Attic Treasure sale on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Little Landers and Bolton Hall Museum. Help and donations are sought of the following items: jewelry, nice décor, artwork, paintings, antiques, collectables, vintage or retro items, craft and sewing items, accessories, hats, scarves, handbags, fine books, pottery, crystal candles and more.  Everything should be clean, neat and in very good condition and easy to transport.

We are not able to accept furniture, appliances, clothing, electronics or broken items.

Donations may be dropped off at Bolton Hall Museum any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or on the day before the sale, Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information is available from Celia Hicklin at Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or .

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

Author balaban at ouat

On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., author, actor, director and producer Bob Balaban presents middle-grade book “Creature From The Seventh Grade” at Once Upon a Time Bookstore.

Balaban is an award-winning actor-producer-writer-director. He’s appeared in nearly 100 movies including “Gosford Park,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and all of Christopher Guest’s films. He is also the author of the popular McGrowl series for young readers. His latest children’s book tells the story of a nerdy, unpopular seventh-grader named Charlie Drinkwater who morphs into a mutant dinosaur and becomes an instant celebrity. This very funny book is a perfect title for reluctant readers ages 9- 14.

This is a free event.

Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose Shopping Park

Juried Exhibition by Brand Library & Art Center

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center is sponsoring its 41st consecutive juried art exhibition “Works on Paper – Brand 41.” This exhibition deals with the theme “Memories” and features the works of 55 artists from various locales. The Associates’ Jane Friend Purchase Award and other awards will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Burbank Creative Art Center. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 25.

The diverse exhibition’s continuity derives from the fact that all pieces are works on paper, although the definition has broadened through the years to include mixed media and three dimensional art works.

The annual national juried exhibitions have been organized and sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center since 1971. This is the first year the event is being held outside the Brand Library Art Gallery due to extensive renovation of the facility by the City of Glendale.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery is located at 1100 West Clark Ave. in Burbank. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the gallery at (818) 238- 5397 for additional information.

GAA presents juried exhibit

The Glendale Art Association presents its signature, juried exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture by dozens of artists in Glendale and neighboring cities at White’s Framing and Art Restoration Gallery in Montrose. The artists’ reception is on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. It features an evening of fine art, fine food, fine music and all for a great cause: the art scholarships for five Glendale high schools. Attendance is free. The show continues through Oct. 27.

For more information, call (818) 399-8481 or visit

White’s Framing and Art Restoration Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

Sierra club offers movie night

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents, “Movie Night – The Last Mountain” featuring Kathy Seal with leaders of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. Please enter on La Crescenta Avenue for the meeting room and parking.

This citywide grassroots effort hopes to move the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power beyond its diet of 39% coal dependency by 2020. This team will lead a discussion of the film exploring the consequences of mining and burning coal and with a focus on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia and health consideration. Exploring also the proposal of a wind farm alternate using this benign source of power over the destructive effects of coal.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to everyone.  Contact Program Chair Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library/Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Murrell Guest Speaker at LCVRWF

Ann-Marie Murrell will be the guest speaker at the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11. The meeting will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Ann-Marie is co-host and national director of She is a conservative columnist and reporter who has interviewed dozens of American political and entertainment icons from Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Bo Derek, the late Andrew Breitbart and much more.  Luncheon is $25. For reservations, contact Ellen Hedrick at (818) 248-0924 or Molly Powers (818) 248-4825.

 La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Dr., La Cañada

Save the date

The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College will now be known as Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College Foundation.

This year’s fashion show fundraiser will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for the event will be “Education Through The Years” and all proceeds will go towards scholarships, grants-in-aid and emergency funds for deserving students.

Save the date and reserve early. Price of the fundraiser luncheon will be $45.


Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.

Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.

Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.

Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.

Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.

Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.

For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit

Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena

Visage Salon Hosts Don Waters

The Visage Salon presents photographs by Don Waters through Dec. 31. “Images of Home” is a personal view of Southern California.

Visage Salon, 1459 San Marino Ave., San Marino (at Huntington Drive).

Sierra Club Plans China Trip

The community is invited to a well-paced journey to China. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou’s Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys.  We will also visit Xi’an’s most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor’s burial site for over 2,000 years.  Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.

Price is $3,195.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club. The dates for this event are April 20, 2013 to May 4, 2013 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.

For more information, send email to – insert subject line of “China 2013″ or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Choral. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at

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