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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 today, 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.

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

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.

On Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., CV Alliance is having a Flappers Comedy Club fundraiser. This is a family-friendly show. Tickets are $30 each. Free parking in Ashley Furniture or Sears lots.

For more information, email

Flappers Comedy Club,102 E. Magnolia, Burbank

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga, led by current and former local poets-laureate, welcome Los Angeles City Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Bolton Hall Museum. Poets: Bring your poems and sign up for the open reading upon arrival.

Light refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated!

We invite the community to this very special event. Visit

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

The Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland chapter is hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum with Representative Adam Schiff, spotlighting the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on individuals, families and the broader community. The forum will take place on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Room.

Debra Cherry, executive vice president of the Southland chapter, will open the forum with a presentation. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Rep. Adam Schiff. Audience members will have the opportunity to share how their lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and discuss what steps can be taken to improve care and supportive services for those living with dementia and their caregivers. Resource tables providing information about Alzheimer’s Association services, as well as services from other local providers, will be open before and after the forum.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Room,1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208.

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Verdugo Glen chapter is hosting “How to Obtain Funding for your Next Project” dinner meeting presented by Toni Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Glendale Elks (free parking in front). Come learn how to define your concept, prepare your financial plan, market your idea and yourself, effective use of social media and ways to get funded. You can arrive at 5:45 p.m. to network before meeting. Dinner meeting cost is $25. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 23. To reserve your spot, pay via PayPal by using the email Include your name and any guest name(s), date of event in the notes and a contact number.

For more information, contact Loren West at (818) 261-2386 or check out

The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The guest speaker is Bryan Chan who will be giving the program on “The Cultivation and Growing Tips for your House Plants.”

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.

For more information, contact club president at, call (323) 236-0104 or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

On Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Alex Film Society presents the Universal Studios 1939 film, “Son of Frankenstein” starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson and Donnie Dunagan. Those attending will meet Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff plus special onstage guests.

There will also be a famous monsters of Filmland Magazine epic monster makeup contest live on stage at the Alex!

The historic Alex Theatre, celebrating 90 years as Glendale’s beloved landmark, is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.

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

The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is having its yearly Halloween

Haunted House on Saturday, 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 it was a full house with over 600 visitors on Halloween night! The place was filled with ghouls, goblins, witches and many other characters, some beautiful and fairy-like, some downright creepy. This is a perfect haunted house for younger children ages 3-9 and the evening will include lots of fun activities including haunted house tours, free gifts, games, prizes and photos on the “orange” carpet. Admission is free.

Call (818) 957-1500 for more information.

Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose Enter in rear parking lot off of Market Street just south of Honolulu Avenue.

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 last artist is Pony Box Dance Theatre on Oct. 31.

The performance begins at 2 p.m. and is 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,

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.

On Friday, Nov. 6 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 more than $22,000 in scholarships and grants-in-aid. This year the Patrons Club will celebrate its 68th 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, 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 Dodgers game, and four seats under the press box at the 2016 Rose Parade.

Tickets and information are available from Judy Gorham, (818) 243-3590. The reservation deadline is Monday, Oct. 26. The cost is $55 per ticket.

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.CALENDAR this

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