AUTHORS COMING TO FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a booksigning for Peter Bachmann, headmaster of Flintridge Preparatory School, and author of “Advancing Confidently.”
In his 25th year as headmaster, Bachmann began to notice a trend in students graduating from high school: fear. Bachmann’s book presents a series of interviews with former teachers, mentors and students who have found success through unlikely, often turbulent pathways. Each story is a celebration of independent thought and action, traits essential to 21st century success.
On Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes New York-based therapist and NYU professor Sherry Amatenstein, who talks with contributors to the book “How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch,” releasing in September. Amatenstein is the editor of this collection of candid essays.
“How Does that Make you Feel?” offers a glimpse of what’s really going on in the heads of our fellow patients and therapists. Hilarious, shocking, tender and illuminating, these essays by Beverly Donofrio, Molly Peacock, Susan Shapiro, Charlie Rubin, Dennis Palumbo, and more are sure to offer something for everyone, from the armchair psychologist to the therapy veteran.
In keeping with the Halloween spirit, on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion, The Dark Universe, featuring four Los Angeles area horror authors. The event is moderated by Vanta M. Black who describes herself as an “explorer of the esoteric.” She is joined by novelist and screenwriter Brad C. Hodson; screenwriter and Halloween expert Lisa Morton; and actor, theater professor and comedian Kevin Wetmore. They share insights about their books and discuss horror/science fiction writing genres – with a Halloween twist to celebrate the season.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.
NEXT ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 2 and features the music of L. Beethoven, “String Quartet n. 9 in C Major Op 59 n. 3,” G. Lekeu, “Molto Adagio” for String Quartet and F. Schubert, “String Quintet in C Major D 956.”
The concert will be performed by artists William Hagen and Jessica Guideri, violins, Rob Brophy, viola, Robert De Maine and John Walz, cellos. 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.
To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Oct. 8 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 email@example.com.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on Oct. 5 and features violinist Elbert Tsai and pianist Jennie Jung in a program, “The Performer as Composer as Transcriber,” which showcases the works of Mozart, Kreisler and Mason Bates.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
S-T CLEAN UP CONTEST
The Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Beautification Committee is taking part in the Clean Streets Challenge throughout the City of Los Angeles. The council is hosting a community clean up day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants of the challenge are vying for grant funds designated for community improvements in the Sunland-Tujunga area.
Volunteers meet at 8343 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland. Bring a pair of glove and garden clippers to help clean up under the trees.
YOGA AT ST. LUKE’S
New restorative yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of Mountains Church.
While yoga in general improves joint mobility, flexibility and strength, this class will focus on restorative yoga to help the body heal its own aches and pains. Sessions will be 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga. Please bring mat.
Cost is $15 cash. (If there are enough participants, the price may be lower.) Questions? Contact email@example.com.
St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd., at the corner of Rosemont, in La Crescenta.
MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASS
Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, is conducting off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will cover the topic “A New Appreciation of Music: Surprises from the Internet (beginning with the 18th Century – the world of Bach and Handel).”
Classes are held each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. continuing through Dec. 13. They are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
The cost for the 14-week series of classes is $100. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
ART, ARTISTS AND WINE IN IDYLLWILD
On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, both 501(c)(3) organizations, are hosting the Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting. The event draws over two 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 18 Southern California wineries from Temecula, Warner Springs, Escondido, Fallbrook, Julian 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.
There will also be a limited number of tickets available to a Friday night VIP event when wine enthusiasts can mingle with the wineries.
Tickets for the wine tasting are $35 each with a special price of $30 each for groups of 10 or more before Sept. 24. 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.
For more information about the 18 participating wineries and locally owned galleries, visit www.artinidyllwild.org or call (951) 692-6135.
HEART WALK COMING TO
The American Heart Association invites the community to join its annual heart walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to participate. To register a team, visit 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.
For more information and to join a heart walk, visit www.HeartWalkLA.org, or contact Rachel Axelrod at (213) 291-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LECTURES AT LANTERMAN HOUSE
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host two lectures at the Lanterman House Visitor Center, one by local historian and author Jo Anne Sadler and the other by Stuart Byles, author of the authoritative book on the history of wine making, “Los Angeles Wine.” Sadler’s lecture will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Byles’ lecture will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. While admission to the lecture by Sadler is free, tickets to the lecture by Byles is $5 per person. The ticket includes a unique opportunity to taste the products of Old Oak Cellars in Pasadena, and some super-local, small-batch wine-makers, such as the Stonebarn Vineyard in La Crescenta, Lone Oak and Cherry Canyon in La Cañada.
Sadler’s lecture will focus on the beginnings of agriculture in La Cañada and the Crescenta Valley, stressing how remote the area was, the challenge of securing a consistent water supply and how difficult it was for the early settlers to make a living.
Byles’ lecture will focus on the rich history of wine-making in the Crescenta Cañada valleys and the Los Angeles area. The lecture will be followed by a book sale and signing.
Visit www.lantermanfoundation.org for further information.
The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS ARBORIST KNOWLTON
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents arborist, Gary Knowlton on Wednesday evening at 7:30 on Oct. 11 at the La Crescenta Library.
Arborist Knowlton, a longtime resident of the area and a frequent presenter for the Sierra Club, has much to say about local trees. This would include which trees are best for the area, how to care for them and where to plant them.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.
LOCAL TOASTMASTERS HONOR COMMUNITY LEADERS
Foothills Community Toastmasters is presenting Toast of the Town awards on Oct. 17. The awards will be presented in recognition for public speaking and leadership in service to the community. One recipient is Harold Egger, retired LAPD, for his many years of dedication and support to local neighborhoods while serving in the LAPD. Another will be presented to Lloyd and Marlene Hitt for their many contributions in the founding and operating organizations that have contributed to the local community.
The awards will be given during the club’s second annual charter party at the home of Marynance Schellenbach at 6635 Day St. in Tujunga. Potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with speeches and awards to follow.
The public is invited to attend at no charge.
RSVP to email@example.com.
‘FROM COWS TO CONCRETE’ AT CASA VERDUGO LIBRARY
Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber discuss and sign “From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles” on 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Casa Verdugo Library.
From the earliest pueblo cornfields to the struggles of farm workers to the rise of the environmental movement, “From Cows to Concrete” tells the epic tale of how agriculture forged Los Angeles into an urban metropolis and how, ultimately, the Los Angeles farm empire spurred the very growth that paved it over, as sprawling suburbs swallowed up thousands of acres of prime farmland. And how on the same land once squandered by corporate greed and “progress” urban farmers are making inroads to a greener future. More than 150 vintage images enhance and expand the detailed history.
As Americans connect with gardens, farmers markets, and urban farms, most are unaware that each of these activities have deep roots in Los Angeles, and that the healthy food they savor literally had its roots in L.A. This book is for all who treasure the country’s agrarian history.
For more information about the event call (818) 548-2047 or visit
For more information about the book visit http://www.angelcitypress.com/products/c2co.
Casa Verdugo Library, 1151 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.
LA OPERA TALKS AT BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER
LA Opera’s Community Educators [in partnership with the Opera League of Los Angeles] will present a series of talks focusing on the magical and powerful world of opera. Talks take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Oct. 22: Akhnaten. Plot in brief: In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. Akhnaten’s bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow.
Brand Library & Art Center hours are Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to all events is free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. There is ample free parking. Call (818) 548-2051 or visit www.brandlibrary.org for more information.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
LCWC HOSTS AUTHORS LUNCHEON
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting an authors luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Clubhouse. The day includes lunch, book signings by the authors, prizes and a silent auction. Guest authors are Diane Vallere, Aileen Nowatzki and Tammy Kaehler.
Reservation are required; contact Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407 or Carol Stein at (818) 636-8854 or (818) 790-3079. The cost is $40 per person. Deadline is Oct. 18.
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.
GLENDALE COLLEGE PATRONS CLUB PLANS FUNDRAISER LUNCHEON
On Friday, Nov. 4 the Patrons Club of Glendale Community College/GC Foundation, Inc. will hold its annual fundraiser at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale starting at 11:30 a.m. The event will benefit deserving students at Glendale Community College with scholarships and grants-in-aid. Last year, the Patrons Club awarded more than $23,000 in scholarships and grants-in-aid. This year the Patrons Club will celebrate its 69th year of service to the college’s students.
The luncheon will honor Gael Davitt
in appreciation for her years of support
and generosity to the Patrons Club. The event will also feature a dance performance by students in the GCC Dance Dept. There will be many prizes, a drawing for $1,000 and a silent auction. A live auction will feature packages of four tickets and one parking pass for a Clippers game, a Lakers game and a Kings game.
Tickets and information are available from Judy Gorham, (818) 243-3590. The reservation deadline is Monday, Oct. 24. The cost is $60 per ticket.
Oakmont Country Club is located at 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale.
PANEL DISCUSSION ON CULTURE OF DEATH
In keeping with the spirit of the Halloween season, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents “Memento Mori: A Panel on the Culture of Death” with Paul Koudounaris, Pam Bacich and Richard Carradine on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. All three participants have written books about their areas of interest: art historian and photographer Koudounaris focuses on how human remains are as much a reminder of life, memento vitae, as of death, memento mori; photographer Bacich captures the beauty and customs of Day of the Dead in Mexico; and ghost researcher Carradine chronicles local ghost lore.
Coming from varying disciplines and perspectives, Koudounaris, Bacich and Carradine all have rich experiences and insights to share regarding their encounters with death and its rituals.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.
FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Foothills Community Toastmasters Club meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday night at 10700 Hillrose Circle in Sunland. Guests are always welcome at no charge.
Toastmasters International is a 91-plus-year-old worldwide organization of small neighborhood, company, community or organization sponsored clubs where people practice and get training in public speaking and leadership skills.
Foothills Community Toastmasters Club is the only official chapter in the Foothills area stretching from La Cañada Flintridge to Sylmar.
Anyone interested in visiting or learning more about the club should contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothillscommunitytoastmasters.club.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 Crescenta-Cañada 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.