MANNING AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Today, 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.
KICK OFF WEEKEND AT McGROARTY
The community is invited to start the weekend off right at McGroarty Arts Center! On Oct. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sean Wiggins will be the musical guest. Wiggins will be accompanied by guitarist Paul Houston. According to the Las Vegas Journal Review, “Sean embodies the bluesy edge of Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Janis … rock energy with country polish.” www.seanwiggins.com
Guests are invited to relax on the terrace, dance in the McGroarty main hall, hang out with friends and have a great time! All proceeds from the bar and a portion of the $5 cover charge benefit the Center. Additional donations always are welcome.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
‘HAPPY HOUR’ FOR LCF ToR
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour on Oct. 24 at the Carbonetti home, 5081 Fallhaven Lane in La Cañada Flintridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share; drink tickets available for purchase and enjoy the fun in support of the 2015 Rose Parade float that represents this community.
VERDUGO HILLS CEMETERY TOUR
Little Landers Historical Society will conduct a tour of Tujunga’s Verdugo Hills Pioneer Cemetery on Oct. 25, the first such tour in many years. The tour of the cemetery with a “view to die for” will focus on the historical significance of the cemetery and the Sunland-Tujunga pioneers who are buried there.
After a short opening program at Bolton Hall, visitors will be transported to the cemetery where re-enactors will portray some of the early “residents” of the cemetery and visitors will stroll the grounds.
The event is a fundraiser for maintenance of Bolton Hall Museum and the Verdugo Hills Cemetery and tickets are available through Oct. 24 for $20 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Reserve early for best choice of tour times.
Verdugo Hills Cemetery Tour times vary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All tours begin at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.
For more information about tour times and ticket order forms, see littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 352-3420.
ROSEMONT PRESERVE – SOWING THE SEEDS OF SPRING
The community is invited to plant wildflowers using the Rosemont Preserve’s own seeds to create a beautiful springtime display for the entire community. Sowing is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just beyond the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. Please 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
ALEX FILM SOCIETY TO PRESENT 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.
‘LAUGH 4 A CAUSE’ BENEFITS GAMC CANCER GUILD
More than one thousand people are expected to attend Laugh 4 A Cause, a fundraiser at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. that raises awareness of cancer. The event will feature world-renowned comedians K-von and Vahik Pirhamzei.
Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to cancer support services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The event is hosted by the Cancer Care Guild that provides support services to patients diagnosed with cancer. Support services include personal and family counseling, support groups, and classes such as jewelry making, knitting, creative writing, fitness and image enhancing, which provides wigs, hats and scarves free of charge. All cancer patients can participate in cancer support services at the hospital.
Tickets are $25, $35, $45, $65 and $100 for VIP (which includes a post-concert reception). For sponsorship and ticket information, call (818) 409-8055.
Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
SPIRITS AT DOCTORS HOUSE?
The clocks are stopped, the mirrors are covered, and the spirits will be summoned at the Doctors House Museum as the occupants are in full wake mode after a sudden death in the family. On Sunday, Oct. 26, this quaint Victorian mansion will open its doors to “Beneath the Veil,” an observance of the mourning traditions, superstitions and beliefs of the Victorian era. Learn about cemetery art, mourning attire, funeral etiquette, postmortem photography, and the role of a Victorian widow as she and her family suffer loss. This is a one night only event from 6 p.m. to 9 pm; arrive early to witness an historic event that may change your perspective of death and dying … something that was a part of everyday Victorian households.
A $5 suggested donation will help preserve the Doctors House Museum.
The Doctors House Museum is located in the northwest corner of Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
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
KID’S HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE
The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is having their yearly Halloween Haunted House on Oct. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will include activities for children, food, costume contest, games, prizes, photos on the “orange” carpet, live music and more. For more information, call (818) 957-1500. Admission is free.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.
RSN POKER TOURNAMENT
Renal Support Network invites supporters to join actor/comedian Jack Black and a full house of celebrities playing at its “Beat the Odds” Celebrity Charity Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Great prizes and a trophy will be awarded to the lucky winners.
ABC Eyewitness News anchor Phillip Palmer is this year’s master of ceremonies. Other celebrities expected to attend include Kyle Gass, Stephen Furst and Tony Denison among others. Information on ordering tickets or being a sponsor is available at http://www.rsnhope.org/celebrity-poker-tourney/. Players (must be 21 to play) are $100 presale, $150 at the door; non-players are $60 presale, $75 at the door.
Seating is limited. Rebuys will be available. All tickets include dinner buffet. Proceeds benefit RSN and are tax deductible.
Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale
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.
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.
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.
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 PLANNED
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
JEWEL CITY KNITTERS NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
EAMES COUPLE PROFILED AT BRAND LIBRARY
The Brand Associates’ REEL ART Series and the Glendale Historical Society present “Eames, the architect and the painter,” a film by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. The screening will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Brand Library & Art Center Recital Hall in Glendale. Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in Brand Park adjacent to the library and an entrance for disabled individuals is accessible on the east side of the building.
The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are considered to be among America’s most important designers. They are best known for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture; however, the Eames Office also created a variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age –remained a mystery until this award-winning documentary shed light on the subject.
After the film, Frank and Jay Novak will comment and answer audience questions. The Novaks are co-founders and owners of the Los Angeles-based firm Modernica, Inc. The brothers are both furniture designers who take their inspiration from the North American Modernist movement of the mid-20th century, perpetuating the ideal of the California lifestyle.
Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall), 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
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.
THE MOVIES BEFORE HOLLYWOOD
Little Landers welcomes speaker Galen Wilkes who will present “The Movies Before Hollywood” on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.
Wilkes is a scholar and showman fascinated with the turn-of-the-century years and has been giving presentations since he was a teenager. He has interviewed many people who were part of the silent film era and worked with the late silent film pianist Jeanne McPartland in several series he produced in his native Connecticut. He also sought out surviving silent film accompanists to learn their stories. Wilkes is also well known as a ragtime pianist and historian. His piano works are spreading globally and he is the most-played contemporary rag composer. He has produced radio series in New York and California and has published widely about the era.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHORB HONORED AT NEXT RATTLE READING
Rattle magazine will host the next installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Every second Sunday, Rattle continues to gather a selection of performers from around the country for a series of poetry readings to celebrate the magazine at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeeshop.
This November, the Rattle Reading Series features two contributors to our current Poets of Faith issue, plus a tribute to the late Michael Shorb. The fall Poets of Faith issue features an inspiring conversation with poet and Catholic deacon Chris Anderson, and work from 41 believers, including Episcopalian poet Scott Corbet Riley and Lutheran poet Tim Sherry, who will be reading this month. We’ve also invited friends and family of Michael Shorb to present a tribute to his work. His poem “The Kindness of Strangers” appeared in the summer 2007 issue of Rattle. Shorb died of a rare form of cancer in 2012, and his book, “Whale Walker’s Morning,” was recently published posthumously.
As always, the audience is also encouraged to bring their own poems for an open mic.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada-Flintridge
SALON DE MUSIQUES PRESENTS ‘EMBARK TO THE KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA’
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Nov. 9 and is titled “Embark to the Kingdom of Bohemia.” Featured will be three Czech masters, Josef Suk, Leos Janacek and Bedrich Smetana, along with the British composer Herbert Howells. Introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson, the concert will be performed by a talented string quartet consisting of world renowned artists Jessica Guideri and Serena McKinney on violins, Rob Brophy on viola, and Ben Hong on cello.
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 student, and $75 (includes dinner and drinks).
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.
‘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//.
RE GUEST OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Maple Room). The guest speaker is Leonard Re and the program is “Everything You Need To Know About Growing African Violet Trailers.”
Guests are always welcome to attend meetings. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information, phone club president Luis at (323) 236-0104.
CALTECH-OCCIDENTAL CONCERT BAND HOLD CONCERTS
The Caltech-Occidental concert band, directed by William Bing, presents its fall concert series this November. It will perform on Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Caltech Ramo Auditorium, featuring guest conductor Sharon Lavery, co-conductor of the USC Thornton wind ensemble, as well as the Blair High School concert band directed by Michael Birnbryer.
The second concert takes place on Sunday, Nov. 23 3:30 p.m. in Thorne Hall at Occidental College. This concert will also feature the Caltech-Occidental concert band, with guest conductor Sharon Lavery, as well as the Loma Linda Academy wind symphony, directed by Giovanni Santos”.
Admission and parking for this concert is free. Please go to the band’s website at http://bands.caltech.edu or call (626) 395-3295 for more information.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.