VHH OFFERS BEGINNINGS
The Verdugo Hills Hospital BEGINNINGS Family Education Program offers babysitting classes designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. 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.
Upcoming babysitting classes are Oct. 29 and Nov. 26. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at VHH in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).
Class fee is $35/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 www.vhhospital.org.
VHH, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, 91208
RAGTIME AT AZTEC HOTEL
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, now in its 17th year, meets on the last Sunday of every month and will next gather on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Aztec Hotel’s Mayan Restaurant from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Aztec Hotel is located at 311 W. Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia. There is plenty of free parking at the west side of the hotel. Suggested donation is $2 (performers are not asked to donate). There will be ragtime and related types of music, classic and contemporary, played on one or two upright pianos as well as on other instruments.
Attendees are encouraged to support the hotel (which does not charge the club) by partaking of the all-you-can-eat buffet that costs $12.25 (beverage not included) or ordering a drink from the bar. Performers, listeners and dancers are always welcome.
For further information call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on the Web at http://roseleafclub.com
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).
The next concert is on Nov. 2 and features the Brad Dutz Quartet.
Brad Dutz is a Tujunga resident and composer who plays mallets and percussion. He has appeared on countless studio sessions during the past 20 years and leads a dozen CDs of his own.
The Brad Dutz Quartet blends 20th Century acoustic classical chamber music with elements of improvisation and jazz. Comprised of Jim Sullivan on clarinet, bass clarinet and contra bass clarinet, Dr. Paul Sherman on oboe and English horn, cellist Chris Votek, and Brad on marimba, vibes and hand percussion. The combination of marimba and cello mixed with bass clarinet and oboe treat the listener to an unusual palate of instruments rarely heard in new music.
AAUW JOINS CELEBRATION
AAUW celebrates 130 years of activism on behalf of women. Glendale will join in celebration with other local chapters at Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Guest speaker is Kathleen Cha, AAUW national director at large speaking about AAUW history, mission and accomplishments.
The cost is $25 per person. Make reservations through the Glendale branch by calling (818) 246-9457.
DANCEART SHOW COMING UP
On Nov. 5, Benita Bike’s DanceArt will present a free interactive dance performance at 2 p.m. at the Lake View Terrace Library. Bring your friends and family to this afternoon of dance discovery.
Benita Bike’s choreography stands at the crossroads of past and present, blending the music and sensibilities of the past with evocative contemporary movement. The Lake View Terrace show features two dance works: Southern Memories and Aliens. For information, call (818) 353-5734 or (818) 890-7404.
Lake View Terrace Library, 12002 Osborne St., Lake View Terrace
AUTHORS LUNCHEON COMING UP
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is holding its annual Authors’ Luncheon on Nov. 8 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The authors speaking this year will be Brett Battles, Denise Hamilton and Lynn Sheene. The $35 ticket includes program, lunch, door prizes, silent auction, and book signing.
Reservation deadline is Nov. 1. Call Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407 or Carol Stein at (818) 957-1967.
SIERRA CLUB HOSTING MEETING
The Sierra Club Crescenta Valley will present Mongolia, Tibet and the Gobi Desert with Fred Dong and Bruce Hale on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the upstairs meeting room of the La Crescenta Library.
Included will be visits to Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbatar, Gandan Khiid Temple and the Winter Palace of Bogd Khan.
Our program begins following news of Outings and Conservation.
This is a free program for the community. Contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta
JANAM AT COFFEE GALLERY
Janam presents Janam at The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Janam creates lush, soulful Appalachian-tinged Balkan music uniting some of the SF Bay’s most inventive interpreters of these traditional styles. Cost is $15. For more info, see http://janamband.com or call (510) 435-7844 or email email@example.com.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake in Altadena.
WALK OF LIFE 2011 AT GLENDALE MEMORIAL
The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be holding its sixth annual walkathon Walk of Life 2011 on Saturday, Nov. 13. The opening ceremony takes place at Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave in Glendale at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m., finishing with a community festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd in Glendale.
GEARING UP FOR PARADE
The 35th Annual Montrose Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 3. Those wishing to participate as a sponsor and be part of the parade publicity, become a parade participant, or get information on the parade should visit the parade website www.montrosechristmasparade.com for all parade entry forms and information.
You may also call (818) 259-5195 for information.
GLEN MEM OFFERING WALK-A-DILE WALKING PROGRAM
Glendale Memorial 50-plus walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the information table on the first floor of the Eagle Rock Plaza.
Participants can walk in a safe environment free from the smog, heat, rain and cold!
For information, call (818) 502-2396.
Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., #230, Los Angeles