PANCAKE BREAKFAST TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are now on sale for the annual CV Town Council pancake breakfast scheduled for Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at CV High School. The council will again partner with local area non-profit organizations and share 50% of the proceeds ($2.50) for each advance ticket sold.
For information, visit the CV Town Council website at www.thecvcouncil.com or email Kyle Studebaker at Kyle.Studebaker@lmu.edu.
ROSEMONT PRESERVE OPEN GATE AFTERNOON
The Rosemont Preserve is hosting an “open gate” on Sunday, Oct. 19. The community is invited to visit the Preserve and wander the trail. Photographers: bring your cameras to capture the late afternoon light.
The gate will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and members of Friends of the Rosemont Preserve will be available to answer questions.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. Wear sturdy shoes.
This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at RosemontFriends@gmail.com.
FREE PARENT SESSIONS CONTINUE AT THE Y
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.
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 CV-Alliance.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘JULIUS CAESAR’ COMING TO CASA 0101
“Julius Caesar,” a tragic play in five acts written by William Shakespeare and directed by Robert Beltran (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Zoot Suit” and “Eating Raoul”), will be coming to Boyle Heights in a five-week run by Casa 0101 Theater and Josefina López, artistic director. The production will be presented on the theater’s main stage on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 5 p.m. through Nov. 16. A preview performance will be given tonight, Thursday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. There will be no performance on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Tickets during the five-week run are $20 per person for general admission; $17 per person for students and seniors; and $15 per person for Boyle Heights residents. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more will be available at $15 per person.
This show is recommended for mature audiences. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
CASA 0101, 2102 E. First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights
FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE TO HOST ADVENTURER ODIER
Today, 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
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 Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Hwy. Parking is in the rear of the store.
ANOTHER RAPP SCREENING PLANNED
RAPP will present “Stories From an Undeclared War” on Friday, Oct. 17, at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.
“Stories From An Undeclared War” is a documentary about the Freedom Writers, who were at risk students form Long Beach. With encouragement, inspiring curriculum, and high expectations, these “unteachable” students beat the odds. “Stories From An Undeclared War” is the not-yet-released documentary that shows the actual events and process.
A similar educational success story is unfolding at Learning Works Charter School in Pasadena. The school offers a fresh start for underserved, at risk students and sees them through graduation. CVUMC provides support for Learning Works Charter School and offers support to the Pregnant and Parenting Teens Program.
Dr. Mikala Rahn, founder of Learning Works, will be at the screening with some students and alumnae. They will be available after the film for questions and discussion.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
PAINTING – AND WINE – PARTY AT McGROARTY
Have a painting party while creating your own masterpiece with artist and instructor Sheri Garwood during McGroarty’s monthly “Wine and Watercolor Workshop” that takes place on Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This month’s masterpiece theme is to be announced.
All levels are welcome. Bring your own wine and snacks. All painting supplies are included. Cost is $50. “Wine and Watercolor Workshops” are held the third Friday of each month.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
The community is invited to a quilt exhibit at the La Cañada Public Library taking place through Oct. 30. The beautiful quilts are the handiwork of a few talented women from Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge.
Running Stitch is a group made up of local women who meet weekly to create handmade items from recycled materials. The items presented are one-of-a-kind and are something to be appreciated.
The library is located at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada. Please call (818) 790- 3330 for library hours.
PASADENA SCHOOLS TOPIC OF MEETING
Health and physical education in Pasadena schools will be the focus of a general meeting of the Pasadena branch of the American Association of University Women at a luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Women’s City Club.
The speaker will be Ann Rector, coordinator of health programs for the Pasadena Unified School District. The meeting begins at 11.30 a.m.; the cost per person is $20.
For reservations, call Gloria Reynolds, (626) 798-3896 or Lynne Appel, (626) 744-7747.
Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena.
DEMO CLUB TO FOCUS ON ISLAMIC STATE
“ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant,” will be the focus of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meeting on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Lyn and Bud Slotky, La Cañada.
Speaker Hamid Rezai, PhD., a lecturer in the UC Riverside Political Science Dept., is an Egyptian academician visiting the U.S. He will analyze the movement that is creating turbulence in the Middle East.
Club business will include nomination of 2015 officers.
For more information, go to http://canadacrescentadems.org.
BOYS II MEN AT THE AMERICANA
Grammy award-winning artists Boyz II Men will celebrate the debut of their album “Collide” with an exclusive concert at The Americana at Brand on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Fans will be able to enjoy the band’s official album release concert with a 50-minute performance on the property’s open-air green. “Collide” officially drops on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is the band’s first collaboration since 2011.
AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY MEETING
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Maple Room). Guests are always welcome to attend meetings.
For more information, phone club president Luis at (323) 236-0104.
Descanso Gardens (Maple Room), 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
MANNING AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
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.
ALEX TO OFFER COSTELLO FILM
The Alex Film Society is hosting “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Alex Theatre. There will be a 2 p.m. screening that includes special onstage guests Lou Costello’s daughters, Chris and Paddy. The 8 p.m. screening also features special onstage guest Bela Lugosi, Jr.
Purchase tickets online at www.alexfilmsociety.org, at the concierge desk at the Americana on Brand in the grand lobby and the Glendale Community College box office. General admission is $16.50, seniors/students/kids are $12.50; Alex Film Society members are $11.50 (join at the Alex Theatre box office with cash or check and save on admission). Discounted tickets available in person at the Alex box office.
Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
EDVARD GRIEG LODGE HOSTING POTLUCK
The community is invited to the Edvard Grieg Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. for “Octoberfestive” potluck dinner followed by a cultural program by Kari Davis. She will be sharing her year at Seljord Folkehogskule, Telemark, Norway, arts and music program and information on learning opportunities for youth and adults in Norway.
This event is free and open to all and takes place at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada. Contact Jo Ness (818) 249-8102 with questions.
ALTADENA POET LAUREATE LINDA DOVE OCTOBER GUEST
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga welcomes Linda Dove, Altadena’s poet laureate, to the monthly reading series on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. She has published two award-winning collections, “In Defense of Objects” and the chapbook “O Dear Deer.” www.dovemuse.com.
Poets are welcome to sign up for the open reading. A $3 donation is appreciated.
Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga, http://www.villagepoets.blobspot.com
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
BASH BENEFITS HOMELESS SERVICES
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 include hors d’oeuvre reception. To buy tickets, visit
Noor is located at 260 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.
31st ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD ALTARS & EPHEMERA
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.
In the afternoon 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 headpieces.
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 email@example.com or call (626) 795-8733.
WRITING WORKSHOP TO BE HELD
For those who have wanted to write their life story but never knew where to start, perhaps a good place to begin would be with holiday memories. A workshop on writing holiday memories takes place on Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse in La Cañada under the guidance of autobiography instructor Pamela Hueckel.
Participants are invited to write about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, Eid al-Fitr, Independence Day … any holiday will do! No formal writing experience is necessary. There will be memory-stimulating exercises and brainstorming sessions with time allotted to write one or two holiday vignettes. There will also be additional ideas and priming questions to help continue writing at home.
There will also be a brief presentation on self-publishing at the end of the program.
The cost is $35 and writers should bring a writing pad and pen or pencil.
Call (818) 790-0717 to reserve a place.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada
BOOKSIGNING FOR DAN GAVIN
On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a presentation and booksigning for Dan Gavin, former actor, athlete and singer, and 1952 graduate of the police academy who served on the Los Angeles Police Dept. (LAPD) for almost three decades before becoming a lawyer. He walked foot-beats in Watts, Skid Row, East Los Angeles and Beacon Street in San Pedro (once described as the toughest street in the world by Robert L. Ripley) and worked narcotics, vice, juvenile, homicide, burglary and robbery, eventually reaching the rank of commander. He holds seven degrees, including science, sociology, business administration, education and administration of justice. His book of short stories, “High Sanctuary,” which includes elements of magical realism, is inspired by his myriad experiences in various occupations in places all over the world. “High Sanctuary” contains four diverse and riveting stories – compelling, real and surreal.
Gavin will be sharing stories of his life in the criminal justice system and stories from his book at the Nov. 6 signing at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeeshop. 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.
GCC PATRONS CLUB PLANS FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON
On Friday, Nov. 7, the Patrons Club of Glendale Community College/GC Foundation, Inc. will hold its annual fundraiser at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank, 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 63 scholarships and grants-in-aid. This year the Patrons Club will celebrate its 67th year of service to the college’s students.
The luncheon/fashion show will feature fashions by Holiday Hats and Gowns, Montrose. There will be many prizes, including a $1,000 prize, and silent and live auctions.
Tickets and information are available from Margaret Dickson, (818) 424-9177. The reservation deadline is Oct. 27. The cost is $55 per ticket.
‘GLENDALE COLLECTS’ BENEFITS BRAND LIBRARY
The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center (Brand Associates) are hosting “Glendale Collects” in a historic Glendale home on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Glendale Collects is an annual thematic event held in the private home of a Glendale art collector. The event gives attendees the opportunity to connect face to face with fellow art lovers in our community and share their enthusiasm for the arts to benefit free programs at the Brand Library & Art Center. This is the second annual Glendale Collects event the Brand Associates is hosting, featuring an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent art auction and a chance to enjoy the hosts’ wonderfully diverse art collection.
Tickets are $65 per person for members of the Brand Associates and $100 per person for non-members. Proceeds from ticket and silent auction sales will support the purchase and installation of state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment for the Brand Library Recital Hall. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door of the home.
Tickets can be purchased online through Glendale Arts or via the Brand Associates website. Tickets are also available at the Alex Theatre box office, the Americana At Brand concierge desk, and at Glendale Community College’s Main Stage Theatre box office. Tickets may also be purchased by mail by sending a check to Brand Associates, 1601 W. Mountain St. Glendale, CA 91201 (make check payable to Brand Associates).
WE CARRY ON LUNCHEON
The YWCA Glendale presents its second annual We Carry On luncheon and gala on Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to support the YWCA’s Focus on Female Veterans program and provide business wear for our military women as they transition into the workforce.
The community is encouraged to join the YWCA Glendale in taking a stand behind every woman who has served and thank her for her service to our country and communities.
For more information about tickets for this event or to become a sponsor, please call Lisa Raggio at (818) 242-4155×213 or visit http://glendaleywca.org/programs-services/female-veterans/we-carry-on-2014//.
LEARN FARSI AT THE YMCA
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 www.ymcafoothills.org or call (818) 790-0123.
Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada
SING WITH THE TOWNE SINGERS
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.
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
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 CLASS
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
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.
For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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
THEN AND NOW EXHIBIT
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; www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
TOPS OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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
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
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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.