SONS OF NORWAY TO HOST PLAY
Ellen Snortland presents her one-woman play, “Now That She’s Gone” on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge meeting at Lutheran Church of the Foothills. Social with refreshment starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. All are invited for this free event, but donations will be accepted to support the Lodge’s Glendale Community College scholarship. Call J. Ness for further information (818) 249-8102.
Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada
WINE & FOOD TASTING HOSTED BY KIWANIS
The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada is hosting its annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting event on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge. Food and wine tasting is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A live auction is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year, live music will be provided by Padres Trail. More than 25 restaurants, caterers and food specialty shops will serve tastes of their delicious cuisine along with wine purveyors pouring exceptional wines from around the world.
Advance ticket purchase $50; at the gate is $60 per person. For tickets and more information, call (818) 790-9901.
QUARTERBACK CLUB HOLDING MEETINGS
The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club meets every Tuesday until Thanksgiving at the Glendale Elks Club at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker this week will be Kevin Hardy, three sport star from University of Notre Dame and four year NFL player. Coaches from local schools Glendale Community College, Glendale High, Hoover High, Crescenta Valley High, St. Francis High and Village Christian High Schools will update the membership on their progress through the season.
Lunch is $16, membership is $50. Call (818) 240-0897 with questions.
Glendale Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale
FOOD TRUCK RALLY COMING TO RBAC
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is hosting a Food Truck Rally on Friday evening, Sept. 30, poolside at the RBAC. Starting at 6 p.m. the event will include gourmet fare from a variety of award-winning innovative food trucks, musical entertainment and more! Proceeds will benefit the RBAC, a non-profit organization offering over 100 hours of programming weekly in aquatic instruction, competition, training, therapy and recreation as well as fitness programs for the young to the young-at-heart in their 90s.
Tickets may be purchased for $100 each. For more information or to make reservations, call (626) 564.0330 ext. 406.
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
OKTOBERFEST – KUNG FU & TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION
On Oct. 1 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., YJP Kung Fu & Tai Chi will perform on-stage at Honolulu Avenue & Ocean View Boulevard. Afterward, meet the instructors and students at 2425 Honolulu Avenue., enjoy free refreshments, music, and enter a free raffle for 50% tuition! The lucky winner will be announced at 4 p.m.!
For more information, call (818) 742-7499 or visit www.YJPkungfu.com.
REYNA TO APPEAR AT BOOKSTORE
On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a reading for writer and Pasadena resident Thelma T. Reyna. The noted author shares selections from her recent book of poetry “Breath & Bone and “The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories.” This event is held to coincide with Latino Heritage Month, a celebration of the contribution made to American life by the Hispanic community.
For more information, call (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway.
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT EYE ON JACOB
Eye on Jacob foundation is holding a fundraiser at Front Runners restaurant at the Santa Anita Race track on Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. There will be appetizers, press, live entertainment, DJ, dinner, silent and live auction and a Salvador Dali tapestry for raffle. Tickets are $250. For more information on purchasing tickets for individuals or groups or to make a donation, visit www.eyeonjacob.org.
GLENDALE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDING FALL HOME TOUR
The Glendale Historical Society hosts a fall home tour entitled, Glendale Gems: Historic Homes of the Jewel City on Sunday, Oct. 2.
This year’s home tour will celebrate the variety of architecturally significant homes listed by the City of Glendale on the local Register of Historic Resources.
The homes will be open for docent-led tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $30 per person, $20 for TGHS members, at www.glendalehistorical.org or by calling (818) 242-7447. Pre-paid tickets will not be mailed, but can be picked up on the day of the tour at the historic Brand Library, located in Brand Park at 1601 Mountain St. in Glendale.
Tickets will also be available for sale on the day of the tour starting at 10:30 a.m. for $35, $25 for TGHS members, at the Brand Library.
AAUW HOSTING MARIA SCHELLPFEFFER
The American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch, next meets on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Guest speaker will be Maria Schellpfeffer who leads the Mission Planning and Sequencing Team for the Juno Mission to Jupiter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Schellpfeffer has also worked on several other deep space robotic missions including the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers, and the 2007 Mars Phoenix Lander.
Brunch is $25 per person; respond to (818) 246-9457 by Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale .
GLEN MEM OFFERING WALK-A-DILE WALKING PROGRAM
Glendale Memorial 50-plus walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the information table on the first floor of the Eagle Rock Plaza.
Participants can walk in a safe environment free from the smog, heat, rain and cold!
For information, call (818) 502-2396.
Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., #230, Los Angeles
SETS AND STEP SQUARE DANCE OFFERS NEW CLASS
The Sets and Step Square Dance Club is sponsoring a new square dance class for beginners or those who want to refresh their dancing. Class begins on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Community Center. First three dances are free. Social time with hors d’oeuvres before class to introduce the class.
Couples are best, but singles are welcome.
The cost is $6 cash per week.
For more information, contact Betty Woodhull at (818) 249-2651 or Sandy MacLennon at (818) 951-2134 or Nancy Freeman at (818) 790-6175 or email@example.com.
La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase, La Cañada
A CIVILIZATION DEFINED: THE WESTERN TRADITION – A JOURNEY IN ART AT LIBRARY
The La Crescenta Library hosts A Civilization Defined: The Western Tradition – a Journey in Art, a lecture series by Dr. Jill Kiefer.
On this artistic time traveling adventure, attendees will learn about art, culture and history through the ages and also get the real scoop on the gossip and scandals that run throughout the tradition. The series is presented on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through October. On Sept. 28, the subject is The Cultural and Artistic Values of Modern Art – and its Immediate Predecessors.
Keifer is a professor of art history in the Graduate Humanities program at Mount Saint Mary’s College. She also teaches at Pasadena City College, Glendale College and the Palos Verde Art Center. Currently she is writing and producing an art history series and studio workshop series.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta