POKER TOURNAMENT BENEFITS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and GEV is having its Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament and Bingo event on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at New Woody’s at Woodbury University.
The poker tournament will be limited to 150 entries and the grand prize for the poker tournament is a $1,500 entry into the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas!
MUSIC, PRESENTATION BY EDVARD GRIEG LODGE
Scandinavian music will be performed by members of Fridtjof Nansen Lodge, and a presentation on notable Norwegian women will be presented by Cara Clove on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Foothills. The public is welcome to this free event. Edvard Grieg Lodge, at Lutheran Church of the
Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Free parking.
APRYL SKIES, SEAN HILL FEATURED POETS
The next meeting of the reading series of the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga’s is Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Bolton Hall Museum. Featured poets are Apryl Skies and Sean Hill. Poets are welcome to bring their own poetry and sign-up for the open reading. Light refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated. http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
MEET AND GREET ‘MAYHEM’ AUTHORS
“Murder & Mayhem in the Crescenta Valley” authors Gary Keyes and Mike Lawler will have a meet and greet on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada; on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. with the Crescenta Valley Historical Society at the La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta and on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E Harvard St., Glendale.
The pleasant neighborhoods of the Crescenta Valley offer no hint of the many violent and heinous crimes that have occurred between the San Gabriel and Verdugo Mountains. Come meet the authors who tell the stories that few share about the dark side of the Crescenta Valley.
LCWC PLANS WESTERN ROUND-UP
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Western Round-Up is on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.
Old fashioned dinner, music and dancing plus prizes for best costumes. Opportunity drawing, too.
The cost is $20 single/$35 couple. Reservations required by Oct. 19. Call Carol Benedetti at (818) 248-6624.
The clubhouse is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK
Impact a child’s life with a simple shoebox gift. Fill a shoebox with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. Local drop-off location is at First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, and drop off dates are Nov. 18-25.
GLA HOLDING MIXER
Glendale Latino Association will be holding its October mixer on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at FRIDA (at the Americana) located at 750 Americana Way, Glendale. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Contributions benefit the annual scholarship fund for GUSD and GCC students.
All are welcome for an evening of networking and fun!
P.S. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION HOSTING LUNCH, BOUTIQUE
The fall holiday boutique luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club. Doors open at 10 a.m. Have some holiday fun, do a little pre-holiday shopping and support the annual fundraiser. Boutique will feature vendors with unique gift items, silent auction and baked goods.
Motivational speaker and internationally acclaimed vocalist Lillie Knauls will sing and provide solutions in her talk, “Dealing with the Mess of Stress.”
Tickets are $23.
For reservations, call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Carole at (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club,160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
BARRALES GUEST OF REPUBLICAN CLUB
The Republican Club of the Foothills hosts speaker Ruben Barrales at its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the La Cañada Thursday Club. Barrales will be speaking on “Growing the Party.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 prepaid/$25 at the door.
RSVP to Joanie at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.
PATRONS CLUB TO HOLD FUNDRAISER
On Nov. 1, the Patrons Club of Glendale College Foundation 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. This year the Patrons Club will celebrate its 66th year of service to the college’s students.
The luncheon/fashion show will feature fashions by Holiday Hats and Gowns, Montrose, and Men’s Wearhouse of Glendale. There will be many prizes, including a $1,000 prize, and a silent and live auction.
Long-time Patrons Club member Gertrude Ness will be honored by Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver, and by the offices of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Congressman Adam Schiff.
Tickets and information are available from Margaret Dickson, (818) 424-9177. Reservations required.The cost is $55 per ticket.
COLEMAN TO EMCEE ARC COMEDY SHOW
The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross presents the 22nd Annual Fritz Coleman Comedy Show at the Glendale Centre Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Coleman, popular Channel 4 weatherman and gifted stand-up comedian, has recruited a team of his talented comedy colleagues for an evening of fun and laughter, all to benefit the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Open seating tickets are $25 per person; reserved seating VIP tickets, which include dinner at nearby Phoenicia Restaurant before the show, are $70 per person or $120 for two people.
Tickets are available from the chapter by calling (818) 243-3121, ext. 0. They can also be purchased online at http://american.redcross.org/GlendaleComedy.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For details, email Ronald.email@example.com.
Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange, Glendale
GLENDALE YOUTH ALLIANCE ART EXHIBIT FUNDRAISER
The Glendale Youth Alliance is holding its second art exhibit fundraiser at Glendale Forest Lawn Museum/Hall of The Crucifixion-Resurrection on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. This evening of art and culture raises funds to invest in the area’s future workforce. Over 300 guests and 100 pieces of art are expected to fill the prestigious hall. Admission to the art exhibit is free and a percentage of all art work sold will benefit the youth served through the GYA programs. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres available for a donation of $25.
Razmik Grigorian is the curator of this year’s art exhibit. Grigorian is a local businessman, architect, award winning filmmaker, an avid art collector and longest serving commissioner on the City of Glendale’s Arts and Culture Commission.
FOOTHILL MOMS CLUB TO HOST PRESCHOOL EXPO
The Foothill MOMS Club will host its sixth annual Preschool Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.16 at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church.
The event is free to the community.
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 philosophy, programs and admissions. Local businesses will be in attendance, and a bake sale and silent auction will be held. Proceeds will benefit the MOMS Club International Mother-to-Mother Fund and the Elizabeth House Adopt-A-Family.
Preschool representatives interested in participating ca contact Allison at (617) 448-0873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Avenue.
TOWNE SINGERS PREP FOR HOLIDAY SEASON
Set aside Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. for the Towne Singers holiday production of “Yuletide! The Towne Singers Bring You Harmony for the Holidays” at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena.
The 2013 holiday season brings many changes to the Towne Singers. The Towne Singers is now an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County board of supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Lance Merrill is the organization’s new conductor for the 2013 holiday season. Maria Wietrzynska is the new accompanist for the Towne Singers. Both bring a wealth of experience that will delight the holiday audience.
To learn more, contact Loretta Umland at email@example.com.
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 support 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
HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH THE CCLCF
Huntington Hospital has developed a partnership with the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge to offer health and safety classes for the residents in La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding the Foothill communities.
On Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Huntington Hospital’s ER nurse manager and La Cañada resident Karen Knudsen and her team will lead two free community classes for CPR training. This non-certification class will give individuals hands-on experience with a CPR mannequin. In a short time participants will know the basics to hands-only CPR that could save a life.
Community Center of LCF is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive
in La Cañada Flintridge.
ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE SALE BY LCWC
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will be holding an antique and collectable sale on Jan. 11. Reserve a table with a $25 deposit and balance of $25 by Jan. 3.
For information and reservations, call Gloria Lee at (818) 248-9454 or Sandy Satterwhite at (818) 209-1967.
VAN BLOEM SINGERS HOLDING AUDITIONS
Auditions are being held for the Van Bloem Singers, a volunteer singing group that has completed its 21stseason having performed more than 800 shows. The group is looking for those interested in performing Broadway and contemporary music.
Being able to “sight read” is not necessary, but some performing experience is preferred. Men and women who are able to perform between noon and 3 p.m. on weekdays and on an occasional evening, Saturday or Sunday can apply. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Burbank Salvation Army.
The Van Bloem Singers perform more than 30 shows each year for service clubs, volunteer organizations, retiree and church groups, senior residences and health care facilities, however, singers need not make every performance.
If interested, call Elaine Paonessa, musical director, at (818) 845-6851.
Burbank Salvation Army, 300 E. Angeleno St. (corner of Angeleno and 3rd Street) in Burbank.
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 infant lactation and 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