GEOLOGY OF THE CRESCENTA VALLEY
The Crescenta Valley was born from a marriage of natural disasters earthquakes and floods. For hundreds of thousands of years the mountains on either side of us – the Verdugos and the San Gabriels – have been pushed skyward by massive earthquakes. Nearly as fast as they rise they, fracture and fall back into the Crescenta Valley, the rocks and boulders pushed across the landscape by giant floods.
Hear how this landscape was formed, where the earthquake faults are located and what geologic changes we can expect in the future. Independent oil geologist Thom Davis will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living. Davis lived in the valley for many years and has become fascinated with our dynamic and constantly changing landscape. His views are sometimes controversial so be prepared!
The Center for Spiritual Living, at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta in La Crescenta.
QUARTERBACK CLUB HOLDING MEETINGS
The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club meets every Tuesday until Thanksgiving at the Glendale Elks Club at 11:30 a.m. There are guest speakers and coaches from local schools Glendale Community College, Glendale High, Hoover High, Crescenta Valley High, St. Francis High and Village Christian High Schools 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
CV ARTS COUNCIL PAINT OUT 2011
Calling all artists for the second annual 2011 Crescenta Valley Paint Out, sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Arts Council! It’s an exciting opportunity for local artists to capture the architecture and natural settings of the Crescenta Valley on canvas, and display their artwork in a juried exhibition. Awards categories include adult, youth, best in show, community favorite, and theme award for best expression of the Crescenta Valley. Join us in this celebration of our community’s artistic heritage! Registration begins Friday, Oct. 7 at Whites Art Framing and Restoration (open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Registration forms and details available at crescentavalleyartscouncil.org.
Whites Art Framing and Restoration, 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Oct. 19 and features flutist Jamie Pedrini & Friends performing works for flute, oboe & guitar by Loeillet, Granados & Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
REHRMANN EXHIBIT AT WHITE’S
Fine artist Marina K. Rehrmann, 2nd vice president of the Glendale Art Association (GAA), will show her latest works along with other local artists at the upcoming juried art exhibition GAA’s Fall Salon during the month of October at White’s Framing and Art Restoration Gallery in Montrose. A portion of the purchase proceeds will sponsor art scholarships for local high school students, a tradition of the GAA since it started in 1922. Rehrmann’s works will also appear in the GAA exhibit at Unity Fest Glendale on Sunday, Oct. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. on Brand Boulevard.
White’s Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
SONS OF NORWAY HOLDING EVENT
Join Edvard Grieg Lodge in Saturday, Oct. 22 for a Scandinavian cultural evening at 6 p.m. The evening includes a fun Norwegian language lesson, potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Sons of Norway history program at 7 p.m. This is a free event, and the public is invited. Call P. Hamilton (818) 247-9042 for more information.
Held at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.
RECITAL BEING HELD
WAW Entertainment is holding a free recital at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Everyone is welcome. Singers from ages 6 to 17 will be performing their favorite pop songs. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit WAWentertainment.com or call (818) 203-6080.
GEARING UP FOR PARADE
The 35th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3. Those wishing to participate as a sponsor and be part of the parade publicity, become a parade participant, or get information on the parade should visit the parade website www.montrosechristmasparade.com for all parade entry forms and information.
You may also call (818) 259-5195 for information.
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 is on Thursdays 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
MOONDAY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER GUESTS
Moonday East is hosting two features for the month of October, Mary Fitzpatrick & Lana Hechtman Ayers. The reading will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada.
Fitzpatrick is a fourth-generation Angeleno. Her poems have been featured in Atlanta Review and North American Review as contest finalists, have been finalists in the 2010 Beyond Baroque and Inkwell Poetry Contests, and have been published in journals.
Hechtman Ayers, originally from New York is poetry editor of the literary journal Crab Creek Review and runs two chapbook presses, Concrete Wolf and MoonPath Press. Ayers is author of two chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections, of which the latest is A New Red, a novel in verse.
Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. The East Side reading occurs on the third Sunday of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a feature and open mic. Find future features at: www.moondaypoetry.com
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.