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Treehouse Music & Film Festival, a one-day entertainment festival, is taking place at The Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Oct.15 from noon to midnight. Sponsored by the Hummingbird Conservatory in Montrose, the event includes 12 hours of back-to-back bands, short films, interactive displays, writers’ booths and more. Featured are Josiah & The Bonnevilles, Allison Weiss, Jade (formerly of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), and Joey Dosik and many more.
Josh Beck will be curating more than 10 award winning short films. Vintage blow-out sale by El Vintage, food trucks, bars, ice cream, face painting and craft booths.
VIP bar sponsored by SAUCEY.
Interactive writers booth hosted by Franky Elliot: bring poems and stories either self-written or by another writer. Typewriters available.
Buy tickets at
The Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena
New gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of Mountains Church.
This class will improve joint mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and balance and will include some restorative yoga poses to help the body heal its own aches and pains by engaging the parasympathetic system. Sessions will be 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga. Please bring mat.
Cost is $15 cash.
Questions? Contact or call (818) 298-4589.
St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd., at the corner of Rosemont, in La Crescenta.
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.
The Glendale Art Association October meeting is at the CitiBank community room today, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:45 p.m.
Jane Thorpe, lifelong artist, will demonstrate a painting at the GAA meeting. Thorpe said she finds fulfillment and passion in painting, both in watercolor and oil, painting plein air in both media. She said it requires focus while at the same time allows the mind to rest from life’s challenges.
The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests; paintings submitted to mini show $3 each.
For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.
Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
Gender issues in science, engineering and computing will be discussed at the Pasadena branch meeting of the American Association of University Women on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena starting at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Jacklyn Green from JPL/Caltech. Luncheon is $21 per person.  Reservations by Oct. 7 to Gloria Reynolds; call (626) 798-3896 or email
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
The Sunday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Cañada-Crescenta Democratic Club will be featuring two speakers. Rachel VanSickle-Ward, associate professor of political studies at Pitzer College, author and public speaker will address the topic, “Women in Politics.”
Congressman Adam Schiff, who has served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 28th congressional district since 2001, will provide an informative update.
The meeting will take place at the Lanterman House (structure located behind the main house) at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, visit
The community is invited to Travel Town Museum’s annual open house event Depot Day on Oct.16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To celebrate this year’s theme, tours of historic Pullman Co. railcars will be available including 1937 “The Little Nugget,” 1937 “Rose Bowl,” 1921 Diner #369, and the 1941 switch engine Charley Atkins, named after the founder of Travel Town. This free event promises to be a very special day as we celebrate our famous railcars with lots of festivities, exhibitors, live music, special tours, and good times. Come see Los Angeles Fire Dept., Los Angeles Police Dept., Operation Lifesaver, Griffith Park Rangers, Adam’s Forge Blacksmiths, Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band, Herbert Hoover High School Jazz Band, John Burroughs High School Jazz Band and The Conductors local band. Also train restoration experts at work!
The mission of the Travel Town Museum Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. The Foundation supports Travel Town by administering the Museum’s volunteer programs, restoration projects and educational outreach efforts. Our programs and activities are funded through grants and donations along with proceeds from our Museum Gift Shop.
Travel Town is located in Griffith Park at 5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.
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.
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. 19 and features Jung Trio performing Schubert’s Piano Trio No.2.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
A fall holiday boutique luncheon will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. All are invited for some holiday fun and pre-holiday shopping. There will be beautiful baskets, silent auction raffle drawing, baked goods, door prizes and lots of holiday cheer. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Angela Alexander, author and Inspirational speaker and former member of the U.S. Air Force, will speak on how she was able to turn pain into power and grief into peace in her talk, “Love Letters.”
Tickets are $23. For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club is located at 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena.
National and world champion Ballroom Dance Company from Brigham Young University will be performing in the Crescenta Valley High School auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The Ballroom Dance Company’s dazzling costumes and choreography have captured audiences all over the world. They have been the U.S. national champions for 27 consecutive years and world champions 19 times. Their performances are riveting for the entire family. Tickets may be purchased at
A highlight of the evening will be recognition of Rod Yonkers, longtime music teacher at Rosemont Middle School, with a Community Service Award by the L.A. North Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association.
CVHS auditorium is in the 4400 block of Ramsdell Avenue in La Crescenta.
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
Casa Verdugo Library, 1151 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.
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 for more information.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy the music of Chuck Corbisiero and the poetry of Bill Cushing at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffee House.
Nearly 50 years ago, guitarist Corbisiero and “blue collar poet” Cushing lived across the street from each other in New York City. Now the two have gotten together to present a show that combines their talents.
Copies of Corbisiero’s and Cushing’s accompanying chapbook, “Notes & Letter: a celebration of music and poetry” are available at the event.
There is a half hour open mic prior to the feature. Come early to sign up. Individual readings are limited to three minutes.
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.

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga announced that poet Shahé Mankerian will be featured at their next Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Mankerian’s most recent manuscript, “History of Forgetfulness,” has been a finalist at four prestigious competitions: the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, the 2013 Bibby First Book Competition, the Quercus Review Press – Fall Poetry Book Award 2013, and the 2014 White Pine Press Poetry Prize. His poems have been published in numerous literary magazines.
Poets, bring your poetry and sign-up for the open reading. Light refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated. Visit the website for more details.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Association announced its 4th Annual Night on the Red Carpet Movie Premiere. It will be on Thursday, Oct. 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas located at 1919 Verdugo Blvd. in La Cañada.
This fundraising event will feature a prescreening of a suspense thriller movie and is open to the community. A red carpet pre-party will be held before the 7:30 p.m. showing. Individual tickets are $75 for dinner, two beverages, movie screening and souvenir photo. Contact the LCF Chamber at (818) 790-4289 for the name of the movie and to purchase tickets. Public disclosure of the movie to be shown is prohibited by the distributor.
“It’s Bubble Time” is a live show on Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children and parents developed from the children’s storybook series, “The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles!” Author Paul Carafotes and company are hosting an interactive show on Oct. 29 at Back Door Bakery in Sunland-Tujunga that includes songs from the new CD “Sing with Charlie Bubbles!”
Reading, music, laughs and a good time for all. This is a free event to attend.
At show’s end the author will be available for a book signing.
Charlie Bubbles storybooks, CDs and apparel will be available for purchase.
Back Door Bakery & Café is located at 8349 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland-Tujunga.
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.
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.
Ahead With Horses is having a costume day on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff and horses will be decked out in costumes. Children are encouraged to come in costume and can trick or treat on the horses. There will also be arts & crafts, games and a huge horse tack sale.
Ahead With Horses is located at 10157 Johnanna Abe. In Shadow Hills.
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host a lecture at the Lanterman House Visitor Center by Stuart Byles, author of the authoritative book on the history of wine making, “Los Angeles Wine.” Byles’ lecture will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets to the lecture are $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. His 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 for further information.
The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.
The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is having its yearly Halloween Haunted House on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is inviting the community to come for a fun experience and a safe place to bring the kids. Last year was a full house with over 700 visitors on Halloween night. The place was filled with ghouls, goblins, witches and many other characters. This is a perfect haunted house for younger children, ages 3-9, and the evening will include lots of fun activities including haunted house tour, free gifts, plenty of candy and photos on the orange carpet.
Free admission. For more information, call (818) 957-1500.
The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. (Enter in rear parking lot off of Market St. just south of Honolulu Avenue.)
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Bruce Hale’s, “Turkey: The Grand Loop from Istanbul to Ankara” on Tuesday Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Bruce Hale, Sierra Club member and world traveler, will talk about his May 2016 visit to Turkey, a country between Europe and Asia. Over 2,500 miles for 17 days, the tour traveled from Istanbul to modern Ankara. Starting in Istanbul, the slide show will include Troy, Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia and Ankara. Each destination has its own history going back to ancient times. Roman ruins abound and some of the best preserved ruins can be found there.
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, at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
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, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
Brand Library & Art Center and Thinkspace Gallery present two concurrent exhibitions opening on Nov. 5. In a Dream (En unSueño), presented in collaboration with Mexico’s Fifty24MX Gallery, will feature new works and a mural installation by Mexican artist and muralist Edgar Flores (SANER). Nexus, a group exhibition curated by Thinkspace, will feature pieces by 64 new contemporary artists alongside murals and installations by Bumblebeelovesyou, Cryptik, Drew Merritt, Kelly Vivanco, Lucien Shapiro and Yoskay Yamamoto.
Brand Library & Art Center is hosting the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. that will feature a special performance from Lucien Shapiro at 8 p.m., two DJs, two cash bars and food trucks. Limited free parking is available within the park and there is free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. The event is free and open to the public.
Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Nov. 6 and features three German Romantic masters: Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss and Xaver Scharwenka.
Introduced by musicologist Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano, the program for
voice, strings and piano will be performed by six virtuosos: So Young Park, soprano, Tereza Stanislav, violin, Jonathan Moerschel, viola, Timothy Landauer, cello, Robert Thies, piano and Francois Chouchan, 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 $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes French champagne and high tea gourmet buffet catered by Patina. To reserve a ticket, visit 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.
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 or visit
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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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