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Canada Cres Dems hold membership meeting

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will hold its next general membership meeting at the United Democratic Headquarters (UDH) on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The UDH is an outreach and volunteer office which has the support  of eight regional Democratic Clubs, including the Cañada Crescenta group, and is located at 519 S. Lake Ave.  For more information on the monthly meeting, go to

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.

Orthopedic Guild to hold annual luncheon

The La Cañada Flintridge Orthopedic Guild, dedicated solely to the support of the Charitable Care Program for children of Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, will present its annual author’s luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland. Featured are Katie Machoskie who wrote the children’s book, “Andrew’s Marble,” Hadleigh Garrard author of “Untrodden, Trails of Truth,” and local author Jo Anne Sadler who just released “Crescenta Valley Pioneers and their Legacies.”

The doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Prizes and surprises all to help eliminate a child’s pain from injury, disease deformity or musculoskeletal disorder. Funds raised assist local children as well as help the poor children at the Calexico clinic where the doctors fly down to treat children  regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

For tickets to the luncheon, contact Joan Cleven at (818) 249-4603.

ABWA holding Fall Membership Recruitment Event

 American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is holding its fall membership recruitment event on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glendale Elk’s Lodge.

This is held as part of the regular meeting and will include a presentation of important ballot measures by the League of Women Voters. Verdugo Glen members will offer info on Why I Joined and Why I Stay in ABWA and there will be a brief business meeting and hors d’oeuvres

Dr. Kella B. Price, SPRH, CPLA will offer “Networking Your Way to Success.” Facilitator Dr. Price has 13 years of experience in human resources, training and development and talent management functions. In her networking seminar, you will be provided with the confidence and tools to make meaningful and effective contacts. The program will get you moving around and interacting with other participants. Bring plenty of business cards to use in the networking activity!

Member cost is $15; invited guests of members are free.

RSVP to Annmarie Piersol no later that Friday, Oct. 19 at (323) 256-1575 or

 Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale

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.

‘Beneath the Veil’ at The Doctors House

The Doctors House Museum presents “Beneath the Veil,” a special exhibit on mourning and death, on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will take a self-guided tour revealing the customs, practices, superstitions, beliefs, and traditions of the Victorian era related to mourning and death. (Due the subject matter, the exhibit is not recommended for young children.) $5 donation per person is suggested.

For more information, call (818) 242-7447 or visit

The Doctors House Museum is located in the northwest corner of Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

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.

Book sale at Library

The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding its October book sale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library.  Good homes are needed for over 4,000 pre-read books at next to nothing prices. A “members only” presale (may join at the door) takes place on Friday, Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Find a great deal and support the library at the same time.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Sutterley Guest of AAUW

American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch will host Dr. Christel J. Sutterley, adjunct professor of physics, UC San Diego at its brunch meeting at the Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.  Dr. Sutterley will give a presentation on Stars, Particles, the Universe, and Evolution of Science and Technology.  She will explain her research on the tiniest particles in the universe and how understanding them leads to understanding the big things too.

$25 per person.  Call (818) 951-6104 for reservations.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr., Glendale


Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert is on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and features Maksim Velichkin, eclectic piano improvisation.



Hans Johnson, political consultant and columnist, is the guest speaker at the Oct. 20 AAUW luncheon. Johnson will explore how women vote and why, and the oft-reported gender gap. Johnson, a Michigan native, earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio.  As a political consultant, he provides expertise on database matching and voter contact strategies, state politics, and ballot measures to campaigns, organizations, and coalitions.  As a columnist, Johnson’s work appears at the Huffington Post and In These Times magazine.

The luncheon takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena. The cost is $20 per person. For reservations, mail a check payable to AAUW Pasadena Branch to P.O. Box 94309, Pasadena, CA 91109-4309 by Oct. 12.

Indicate Greek salad & Ahi tuna or skinny chicken or fruit plate.

For information, call (626) 797-1059.


Women’s Self Defense Class Coming to Y

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is hosting a weekly self-defense class for women, from teens to adults. Self defense training gives women skills and confidence to protect herself by having the tools to prevent or stop an attack from an assailant. Instructor Steve Dunning is a black belt instructor in northern style Shaolin kung fu. He has studied judo and kung fu in the U.S. and China.

Participants will practice with partners to experience realistic scenarios, focus on mental control and develop an awareness of surroundings. The class will begin on Oct. 22 and continue Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15p.m. There is a fee for this class and registration is required.

For more information, contact Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231.

The Crescenta-Cañada Y, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

Explore Life Without Knee Pain

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Glendale Adventist Medical Center is hosting a seminar on MAKOplasty: Transforming Treatment Options at Angeles National Golf Club. Glendale Adventist board-certified doctors will educate patients about the causes of knee pain and the latest treatment options.

Participants will also be treated to dinner.

For more information or to register, call (855) 360-GAMC (4262) or visit

Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland.

LCWC to Host Western Round up

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is holding a Western Round up on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. All are invited for a fun night of country music, dancing, barbecue dinner, opportunities and prizes.  Live music by “Buck” Corbett and friends.

Come dressed in your favorite cowboy attire for the western costume contest. The cost is $20 for single or $35/couple.

Reservations required by Oct. 19. Call Jean at (818) 248-2328 or Carol at (818) 248-6624.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta

Clean up day coming

The community is encouraged to participate in Foothill Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Dunsmore Park. This is a free event. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Rodriguez, Glendale Neighborhood Services at (818) 548-2877 or the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, (818) 248-4957.

Dunsmore Park, 4700 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta

Smart Gardening Workshop

On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Crescenta Valley Water District will present the Smart Gardening Workshop offered through Water Wise Consulting. The class will be held at the District’s Glenwood Plant.

This class combines information on garden design concepts, drought tolerant plants, irrigation basics and irrigation scheduling and maintenance.

Space is limited, so please call (818) 236-4107 to reserve a seat.

For more information, visit the CVWD website at

Glenwood Plant is located at 3730 Glenwood Ave. in La Crescenta. Entrance to the class is at the gate on Sycamore Avenue.


The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Wang’s Place in 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

Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia

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.

Di Fusco in ‘the Long Way Home’

Montrose resident John DiFusco will be opening his new solo show on Nov. 3.  “The Long Way Home” is a personal and poetic look back at the conception, creation, and theatrical journey of the landmark Vietnam play, “Tracers.” “The Long Way Home – Reflections on the Tracers Journey” is a personal and poetic look back at the “Tracers” experience. DeFusco tells the story with poetry, projections, story telling, and live music.  Musician Al Keith accompanies on percussion and vocals providing a live sound track.

The show opens Nov. 3 at AMVETS, 858 Culver Blvd. in Culver City and is co-produced by and Tickets will go on sale soon.  Check these sites.  Veterans are invited free of charge.


Join the La Crescenta Woman’s Club for its annual Author’s Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 12 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Featured authors are Ashley Ream and Jessie Kellerman.  Program, lunch, door prizes, silent auction, and book signing.

Reservations required by Nov. 5. For information and reservations, call Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407.

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

Tomaso at Starlight Books

Pasadena-based author Carla Tomaso will read from her new novel “Frozen,” a quirky tale involving eerie cryonics, dark twists and a maternal bond like no other. “Frozen” is Tomaso’s fifth book and focuses on one woman’s journey to wholeness after she reanimates her cryonically frozen mother who comes back as a child.  The narrator tries to raise her to be the mother she deserves. Tomaso began writing the novel to help work through her mother’s narcissism and her own anger.

Tomaso will be reading at Starlight Books on Nov. 14 at 7: 30 p.m.

Starlight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz,


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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