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The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding their October booksale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library. A “members only” presale takes place on Friday, Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find a great deal and support the library at the same time.

The La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.






In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights will present executive producer Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves Studio’s award winning film, “Detained in the Desert” on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. López will be available for questions following each screening of the movie.

In “Detained in the Desert” two people on opposite sides of the immigration debate find each other lost in the desert and discover their humanity and the true plight of migrants crossing the Arizona desert. The lives of Sandi Sanchez (Alexandra Lemus), a second-generation dark skinned Latina, and Lou Becker (Carey Fox), an inflammatory talk show radio host converge in the Sonoran desert in Arizona.

Tickets are $12 per person for general admission; $9.99 for Boyle Heights residents, students and seniors over 60. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. To purchase tickets and learn more, call the box office at (323) 263-7684 or buy online at

Casa 0101, 2102 E. First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights





On Tuesday nights during the month of October, Paul Royer, LCSW, will help parents learn ways to talk to their child about substance use, technology, time management and emotional well-being. Sessions are from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Crescenta Cañada YMCA. Childcare available through the Y.  The Y is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 9 as part of the “Teen Trials & Tribulations: a series of 4 talks,” Dan Evans will explain how social media posts can hurt a young person’s future. Students and parents are encouraged to attend this free presentation at the CV High School Library, 2900 Community Ave.

Walk & Talk with CV Alliance and Didi Hirsch takes place on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at CV Park. This is a chance to talk about parenting issues. Free!  Meet at the county building, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

For more information, visit or email






The Mary Pinola and Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving the Crescenta Valley. Requests must be for educational programs or projects. This grant program is managed by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos and the application is available at Call (818) 241-8040 for more information.

Application deadline is Oct. 3.






Enjoy “An Evening of Wine and Roses” and “Dancing with Stars” as Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center hosts the 27h Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Sunday, Oct. 5. A reception and silent auction starts at 5:30 p.m., then dinner, live auction, program and amazing entertainment begins at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.

The fundraising focus of this year’s Evening of Wine and Roses will be to put new technology into the hands of surgeons at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center.

For more information and ticket prices, call (818) 502-2375 or visit

The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena.






The October meeting of the Glendale Art Assn. is on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:45 p.m. at the Citibank community room. Srboohie Abajian is the guest speaker.

Abajian works in monotype. She captures the mood and character of her subjects primarily through the element of line preferring to work in monotype for its uniquely expressive quality of line.

The fee is $5 for members; guests are $7.

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

CitiBank community room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose






Woodbury University is hosting two panel discussions exploring leadership roles and women on Oct. 9 from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium. The day includes lunch.

Panel one is “How Do You Lead From The Center?” and panel two is “Women of Woodbury: What’s Your Leadership Style?”

Tickets are $35 for students, $50 for professionals. Limited seating; please reserve space early! For more information, call Michael Seymour at (818) 252-5248.

Woodbury University is located at 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank.






As the Burbank Community YMCA winds down a year-long celebration of its 90th anniversary, it will go out with a bang with a Cheers to 90 Years fundraiser, Oct. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hosted by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the event will be highlighted by wine and olive oil tastings, a Mediterranean-inspired buffet, bar offerings, live music, dancing, a silent auction, fun activities and a gift bag. Attendees will also be treated to insider’s access to Nickelodeon’s art gallery, which is not generally open to the public. Business or cocktail attire. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Tickets, which include dinner, drinks and gift bag, are $90 for YMCA members and $100 for non-members and may be purchased at the YMCA or online at

Babysitting services will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis at the Y’s nearby Child Development Center. For fees and/or reservations, email

Nickelodeon Animation Studio Outside Courtyard is located at 231 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Complimentary parking in rear of studio (off West Orange Grove Boulevard).






The Oct. 8 featured speaker for the Glendale Quilt Guild is Nora McMeeking. The topic is Bella Bella Mosaics, which is based on her book, “Bella Bella Quilts: Stunning Designs from Italian Mosaics.” She will also present a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 11 making a stack and whack quilt with her special technique.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd., Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.





October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Marcia Ray Breast Center at Dignity Health’s Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center will be hosting a breast cancer symposium on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the hospital.

The symposium will feature the hospital’s panel of breast cancer specialists who will be presenting information on what is new in the field of breast cancer as well as answering questions from the audience. The panel will also be demonstrating what goes on behind the scenes at a surgical tumor board where specialists review cancer cases together as a group and determine the best course of treatment for a patient’s disease.

Dinner will be provided and the event is free to the general public.

RSVP to Maryann Robertson at (818) 502-2323 is required. Dignity Health’s Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is located at 1420 Central Ave. in Glendale.





Tickets are now on sale for the CV Chamber of Commerce annual recognition banquet. It takes place on Thursday, Oct. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Tickets are $50. Reserve by calling the chamber office at (818) 248-4957.

Come and honor those who have improved the quality of life in our community!






The Folk Tree presents its 31st annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera exhibition through Nov. 2. The show features traditional altars honoring loved ones who have passed, as well as installations dealing with broader contemporary issues and concepts about death. Also on view is a large selection of work in various media by local artists and Mexican folk art commemorating this major Mexican holiday, which falls on Nov. 1 and 2. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In the afternoon on Oct. 11 and on Saturday, Nov. 1, the Folk Tree welcomes face painter Jeanine Montellano and company who will transform revelers with their beautiful Day of the Dead designs and head pieces.

The Folk Tree is located at 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Hours are: M-W, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at or call (626) 795-8733.





Little Landers is hosting “The History of Tuna Canyon Detention Station (TCDS), City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Monument #1039″ at its next community program at Bolton Hall Museum on Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.

Tujunga’s WWII detention station was located at the corner of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard and La Tuna Canyon, now the site of a community golf course. TCDS was a temporary home to alien immigrants who were considered a threat to America’s security during WWII. Over 2,500 men were processed through TCDS from December 1941 through October 1943 before being relocated to other facilities throughout the western states.

The speaker for this program is local historian and former Little Landers Historical Society President Dr. Lloyd Hitt. Hitt is co-chair of the TCDS Coalition seeking to establish a memorial on the site of the original Tuna Canyon Detention Station.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

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






Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation.

For more information, visit or email





The Cancer Care Network Foundation is holding a fundraising event, “Gatsby’s Costume Party – A Night In Paris” on Saturday, Oct. 11 beginning at 6 p.m. The event is being held at a private residence in La Cañada and will feature casino games, poker tournament, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and dancing. The Cancer Care Network provides patient financial assistance, cancer support services, cancer prevention education, patient education and advocacy and caregiver programs.

Tickets are $125 prepaid, $150 at the door.

For more information, contact Hilda at (818) 823-5863 or email






The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross presents The 23rd Annual Fritz Coleman Comedy Show on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Glendale Centre Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Fritz Coleman, popular Channel 4 weatherman and gifted stand-up comedian, has recruited a team of his talented comedy colleagues for an evening of fun and laughter, all to benefit the American Red Cross.

Open seating tickets are $25 per person.

Reserved seating VIP tickets, which include dinner at nearby Phoenicia Restaurant before the show, are $70 per person or $120 for two people.

Tickets are available online at

Tickets can be purchased by phone. Call (818) 243-3121 and press [0].

For details, email

Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange, Glendale






The new season of Salon de Musiques opens on Oct. 12 and features Neo-Romantic and Impressionistic genius composers John Ireland, Howard Hanson and Frank Bridge. Performing will be Jessica Guideri & Serena McKinney, violins, Yi Zhou, viola, John Walz, cello and Adam Neiman on piano.

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 (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.





Verdugo Hills High School is having a reunion for classes from 1952 to 1957. The reunion is taking place Oct 12,13 & 14 at the Laughlin, Nevada Riverside Hotel Casino.

(Code/VHHS; call for reservations 800-227-3849)

The cost of $80 per person is for the luncheon on Monday and hospitality room for three days. Hotel pricing, including tax, is $114.24 for three nights. A bus is available for transport, but there is limited space. Contact Shirley at (818) 330-9499 or (323) 428-2688) for more information or Harry at (818) 353-4528.





The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Fred Dong and his travel program of southern Chile and Argentina and the Patagonia region on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Dong’s presentation will include mountains, glaciers and lakes of Torres Del Paine, Los Glacieres National Parks, Tierra Del Fuego and other areas on his hiking, bus and ship tour. The glaciers in this area are the largest on the South American continent and the mountains are featured in hiking books of the region. He will introduce the flightless and the flying birds of these areas as well as other animals. Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world will be visited.

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

La Crescenta Library, 2809 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta






On Thursday, Oct.16 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts explorer and documentarian Pierre Odier and his presentation on his journey from Siberia to Alaska – mostly on foot.

Odier will sign copies of his book “Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia & Siberia,” which covers the nomads he encountered on his walking journey. Odier says that “’Some Last People’ is written in the spirit that others might join in recognizing the cause of those who struggle to maintain a place in this world.”

Odier is the founder of L’Image Odier Publishing, dedicated to the documentation, preservation and recording of minority peoples and remote civilizations. An explorer who enjoys adventure travel and photo expeditions, he is originally from Lausanne, Switzerland. He taught art at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale and was the president of the National Photography Instructors Association and editor of a national photography publication. He is the two time past president of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles and current president of the Adventurers’ Foundation.

For more information, call (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Hwy. Parking is in the rear of the store.






On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a book signing for Rob Manning, area resident and chief engineer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Rover Curiosity.

In his book “Mars Rover Curiosity,” Manning tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. He and his team, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the trials of leading an army of brilliant, passionate and often frustrated experts.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Hwy. Parking is in the rear of the store.






Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena is hosting An Evening for the Station, featuring a Beatles/Bash by MUSE/IQUE on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Noor. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 7:15 p.m.

Join us for a Beatles tribute to help men, women and children rebuild their lives!

Performance will feature Maestra Rachael Worby and other extraordinary artists to create a wonderful evening of music!

Tickets are $40 and includes hors d’oeuvre reception. To buy tickets, visit

Noor is located at 260 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.






The Y is offering Farsi language class every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crescenta Cañada YMCA.

The purpose of this class is to further Iranian (Persian) language and culture for all ethnic groups. Students will learn basic reading, writing and speaking skills for the Farsi language. This is for all levels and all ages.

For more information, visit or call (818) 790-0123.

Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada






Those who love to sing are invited to join the Towne Singers, a non-audition choir. Male voices in particular are needed, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the Dec. 6 holiday concert are underway. Rehearsals are held Mondays at 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.

The Towne Singers will be presenting their “Wonders of Winter” concert at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. The concert will feature a blend of traditional, contemporary and familiar music that will appeal to all “kids from 1 to 92.” Santa Claus will make an appearance for the delight of the children.

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.







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.





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






Bloomin’ Squares square dance classes are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building.

Sessions are open to everyone, no partner required, LGBTQ and friends.

For those who think of square dancing, images may arise of hillbillies stomping around in a barn shouting “do-si-do,” blue-haired ladies in silly dresses, and horrible times spent in gym classes in grammar or high school listening to fiddle music while a bored gym teacher read out of a book.

The Bloomin’ Squares square dancing program is nothing like that! There’s no dancing in a barn or wearing silly clothes, and members dance to pop, rock and country music! Casual comfortable clothing is encouraged. Only $6 a class.

Bring a snack to share if you’d like! For more information, call (818) 945-1189.

Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga


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 or visit

Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


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


Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.

“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga


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 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


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


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

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