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California Recycles and Lexus of Glendale are working together to provide a convenient way to dispose of your unwanted electronic equipment by holding an electronic recycling event on Sunday, October 21 at Lexus of Glendale, 1221 S. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204.  They will accept the following items free of charge from residents and businesses: TVs, monitors, computers, cell phones, printers, fax machines, stereos, and vcrs/dvd players. Lexus of Glendale will also accept old batteries and oil.  For more information, contact (818) 507-1300.  It’s easy to be green.

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 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

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.

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


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 begins on Oct. 22 and continues Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.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

Republican Club to Host DeVore

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s national chairman for physician’s policy Dr. DeVore will be the guest speaker at the next dinner event for the Republican Club of the Foothills on Oct. 25. Dr. DeVore will share is in-depth first hand experiences of working side-by-side with the campaign team.

The event is at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person that includes dinner. RSVP by calling Joan at (818) 790 -0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.

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

Flick & Float at the Y

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA will be hosting its annual Flick & Float on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the event and it is open to the entire community.  Attendees must reserve their spot in advance by visiting the membership office at the Y.

The whole family will enjoy watching “Monster House” while floating in the Y’s indoor heated pool.  Snacks and floating devices will be provided; please bring your own towel.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Heather Harris at (818) 790-0123, ext. 223

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

Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge is hosting a Scandinavian music program and potluck at Lutheran Church of the Foothills on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This is a free event.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.


Babysitting classes at VHH

The Verdugo Hills Hospital BEGINNINGS Family Education Program will offer a babysitting class on Oct. 27 designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. Classes will also be held on Nov. 17 and Dec. 29. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, when to call 911, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a babysitting course completion certificate.

Class fee is $40/person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit

Classes are offered at VHH, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale, 91208, in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).

 ‘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. 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.

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.

Linsteadt at Village Poets

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invites the public to its reading series on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. The featured poet for this event is Stephen Linsteadt, a painter, poet and writer.  He is the co-author of “The Heart of Health; the Principles of Physical Health and Vitality.”

Bring your own poetry to read. There will be light refreshments. Admission is free.

Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga:

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga


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