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Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Marcia Ray Breast Center is hosting a “Celebration of Life” in honor of breast cancer awareness month on Friday, Oct. 23. The event is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marcia Ray Breast Center and will include music, food, inspirational speakers and testimonials from survivors celebrating life.

RSVP by Oct. 16 to (818) 502-2323. The Marcia Ray Breast Center is located at 222 W. Eulalia Street in Glendale.

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The Brand Associates’ Dance Series continues its presentations of performances this fall at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale. This series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing on the following Saturdays in the Skylight Gallery, an intimate setting with works of art as a backdrop. The artists are Arianne MacBean & The Big Show Co. on Oct. 17 and Pony Box Dance Theatre on Oct. 31.

The performances begin at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the east side of the building. The performances will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists.

For more information contact Caley Cannon, art librarian, at (818) 548-2010,





The Northwest Glendale Lions Club will host the builder of both the City of Glendale and Lions Clubs International Rose Parade floats at a dinner meeting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 15 at Shaker’s Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. in Glendale.

Chris Lofthouse, president of Phoenix Decorating Company, will make an illustrated presentation on designing and building floats for the Tournament of Roses. Phoenix Decorating Co. has designed and built floats for both the City of Glendale and Lions Clubs International for more than 20 years.

Lions Clubs members throughout District 4-L1 are invited to attend, as are people interested in Lions Club membership.

Dinner cost is $20. Reservations can be made to Lion Ross Adams at (818) 243-4458 or email





RAPP – Read And Practice Peacemaking – and Montrose Peace Vigil present “Merchants of Doubt” on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.

The film is based on the same titled book co-written by Erik M. Conway, historian at JPL and CalTech. Conway also contributed to the film, which demonstrates what many have long suspected: that the “debate” over the climate crisis – and many other environmental issues – was manufactured by the same people who provided the public with “safe” cigarettes. “Merchants of Doubt” documents how corporate and political interests, that stand to lose from policy changes based on consensus from the scientific community, have hired a small group of “experts” to cast doubt and create controversy where there is none. Nonscientists will be able to understand the film and may enjoy the running analogy provided by a magician.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.





The Pasadena branch of the American Association of University Women will hear Zoe Nicholson, an activist speaker, at a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Nicholson will describe historic efforts for equal rights for women led by Alice Paul, a suffragist and early supporter of an Equal Rights Amendment.

The cost to attend is $20. For reservations, call Gloria Reynolds at (626) 798-3896.

The meeting will be held at 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena.





Enjoy “Rhythms of the Night” as Glendale Memorial Health Foundation hosts the 28th Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Saturday, Oct. 17 with reception and silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, live auction, program and entertainment starting at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.

The fundraising focus is to raise money to update the surgical suites at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital with the latest fluoroscopy and X-ray navigation technology. The new equipment will aid surgeons with enhanced 3D imaging during procedures, creating a safer surgical environment for their patients.

The evening will feature Latin-themed music, food and dancing. The Foundation will also be presenting the Porto Family of Porto’s Bakery & Café with its “Humankindness Award” for their generous contributions to the community.

The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena. For more information and ticket prices, contact Tri Fritz at (818) 502-2364, or visit





Jerry Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, will return as guest speaker at the Sunday, Oct. 18 meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Divya and Rajiv Dalal in La Cañada.

Prof. Kominski will give an overview of The Affordable Care Act Today. In addition, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby proposal to enact a Carbon Fee and Dividend will be discussed, possibly concluding with an endorsement vote.

Nominations for 2016 Club officers will be presented.

The Club can be contacted at

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A fall holiday boutique luncheon will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. All are invited to join in on some holiday fun, do a little pre-holiday shopping and support the annual fundraiser. Beautiful gift baskets, silent auction and delicious baked goods will be sold.

Daisy Catchings-Shader, author and motivational speaker, will tell her secret to “Strength for the Journey” in her inspirational talk.

Tickets are $23. For reservations call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Women’s City Club,160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena





Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.

The next concert is on Oct. 21 and features Maksim Velichkin performing works for solo cello by J.S. Bach and Los Angeles composer George N. Gianopoulos.

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.





USC Verdugo Hills Hospital will host a free presentation for the latest advances in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction as part of breast cancer awareness month. The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fourth floor council rooms. Register to attend by calling (818) 952-2236.





Take a cruise with on the S.S. Belmont Village for a fun-filled afternoon. Enjoy live entertainment and a party atmosphere. Nautical attire encouraged. A cruise style buffet and cocktails will be served. Join us Saturday, Oct. 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Belmont Village Burbank, 455 E. Angeleno Ave. in Burbank. Please RSVP by calling the concierge at (818) 972-2405.





This is not comedy about sports! Comedy played as a sport! ComedySportz: HSL is the award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes” compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas, and musicals based on your suggestions. The audience is always a part of the show, voting for the winners and sometimes even winding up on stage.

Come and cheer on your local CV students! Clean, family-friendly entertainment!

ComedySportz is on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the CVHS Underground Theater at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta. Tickets are $5 for K-12 students and $10 for adults.





The Computer Club for Beginners is a series of comfortably paced training workshops held at the Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab for adults with little or no computer experience. Students are introduced to mouse and keyboard, Microsoft Windows, basic word processing, Internet searching, email, and tips for selecting a home computer. The Computer Club will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 29.

Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale





A free dance program is being offered to all children ages 8 and up. This program will feature hip-hop starting Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. followed by salsa on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and possibly waltz the third month. (Younger children may be accepted depending on their natural dance ability and eagerness to participate.)

The dance instruction is being taught by volunteers Cheryl Griffith, Joan Robinson and Rachel Seward through the Sunland Recreation Center’s program. Children will receive free training so they can excel in a hobby that may otherwise be denied to them. Those who excel will continue to get training to compete in the USA Dance Antelope Valley’s Kidz Dance Program in Palmdale each March.

For further information, Joan Robinson at (818) 951-1516 or email or Rachel Seward at (818) 531-5439 or email

Sunland Recreation Center is located at 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland-Tujunga.





The MOMS Club of the Foothills will host its eighth annual Preschool Expo from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet representatives from preschools in Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada, Lake View Terrace, Pasadena, Sunland and Tujunga and learn about school philosophies, programs, and admissions. Local businesses will be in attendance, and a bake sale and silent auction will be held.

The event is free to the community, and children are welcome. Pump and Splash and a performer from Happily Ever Laughter parties will provide entertainment.

Preschool representatives interested in participating are encouraged to contact Allison at (617) 448-0873 or For updates about the event and a list of participating schools, go to http:/

La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.





As part of its 35th anniversary season, Benita Bike’s DanceArt will perform at the La Crescenta Library on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. This is a free performance supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Friends of the La Crescenta Library.

Benita Bike’s DanceArt is known for its elegant performance and its dramatic use of space and gesture to make sensitive observations on life. For the La Crescenta performance, Benita Bike’s DanceArt will perform “Renaissance 5” and “In the Garden.”

For more information, see or call (818) 353-5734 (DanceArt) or (818) 248-5313 (library).

The La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.





The Sunland-Tujunga Public Library will host the Wide Open Reading Series beginning Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their poems or those that are loved, short narrative, and music-voice and instrument to share.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is free and open to the public and is coordinated by Elsa Frausto, poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga 2014-16.

Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd.





The Lanterman House will present the “Pages from the American Songbook” concert on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the La Cañada Congregational Church. The event, led by organist Joseph Klice, will feature 17 pieces of popular music from the sheet music collection of the Lanterman House Archives.

A portion of the music that will be performed will be from the year 1915, exactly 100 years ago when the Lanterman House was being built. The concert will feature soprano Mariana Ramirez and a narrative by Matthew and Christina Whitten Thomas. It will also include a number of audience sing-alongs of music from the early to mid-1900s. Klice will lead the prelude on organ and Rev. Skip Lindeman will open the concert with a welcome and Introduction to the organ and to the Lanterman Sheet Music collection. The music collection was created by Frank Lanterman during his career as a theater and church organist.

For advance ticket purchase, send a check made to Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada, CA 91011. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets will also be sold at the door. For more information about the concert please visit

The church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd in La Cañada Flintridge.





The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Nov. 8 and features the music of German Romantic composer Richard Strauss. The concert will be performed by

Artists Elissa Johnston, soprano, Jessica Guideri, violin, Yi Zhou, viola, Jacob Braun, cello, and Robert Thies, 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 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. 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.





The La Crescenta Woman’s Club presents its annual Antiques and Collectibles event on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and the clubhouse will be packed with vendors selling their antique items and collectibles. Anyone who has an item or items at home that they would like to have appraised by Crown City Antiques can bring them in and for $5 each can find out the value. This is a great way to find out if grandpa’s old watch or picture is really a treasure or just a wonderful remembrance.

Those interested in renting a space to display and sell some items or who want to schedule an appraisal time can contact Debbie at (818) 957-1951.

The clubhouse is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.





The Caltech-Occidental Symphony under the direction of Allen Robert Gross will open its 2015-16 season of orchestra concerts on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus. Guest soloist for this concert is Cécilia Tsan.

The program opens with Glinka’s sparkling Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture, a virtuoso Russian showpiece for orchestra, and concludes with Brahms’ titantic First Symphony. Cellist Cécilia Tsan will perform Tchaikovsky’s charming Variations on a Rococo Theme, one of the most popular staples of the cello repertoire.

The concert will also be performed on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Thorne Hall on the Occidental College campus.

Admission to both performances is free and no tickets are required. For more information, call (626) 395-3295.





The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, will present its annual fall concert series on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. The concert on Friday is in Thorne Hall at 7:30 p.m. at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The concert on Saturday is at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Both concerts are free and open to the public.  No tickets are required, but early arrival is recommended to get a good seat, especially for the Caltech concert.

For further information, contact Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit





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.





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





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.





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 CrescentaCañada 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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