Little Landers Historical Society announces the installation of a new temporary Bolton Hall exhibit. Until April 2014, Time Exposure will display an extensive collection of vintage cameras and projection equipment. Visit Bolton Hall to see how photo memories were recorded in the olden days.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free. Special group tours may also be arranged.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society at (818) 352-3420, or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

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On Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., the Community Center of La Cañada is hosting a self-help method that offers ways to take control of distressing emotions and provide practical guides in coping with the difficulties of everyday life. Recovery International, the oldest self-help organization in the world, meets at the La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase, Free, but donation requested.



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.

For more information, visit or email or phone (714) 432-7030.



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.



Guest speaker Laura Stotler will speak on “The Search for our Ancestors” at the next meeting of the AAUW on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale



Sunland resident Debby Beck, award-winning visual artist and board member of the McGroarty Arts Center, founded a new, informally organized group of creative people who live in and/or have studios in Sunland-Tujunga called the River Rock Arts Colony (RRAC). The purpose is gathering artists for synergy, fundraising and cultural enjoyment.

The first RRAC event is visual art exclusively by artists in the 91040 and 91042 Sunland and Tujunga zip codes showing at the Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery in Tujunga from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16. The opening artists’ reception, a free event for all art lovers, will be Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Eerren at the Modest Fly (818) 331-4780, or contact Debby Beck at

Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, 7578 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga



The juniors section of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is presenting its 2nd Annual Salute Our Service People dance on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. They will be celebrating all military personnel who have served our country. Active military personnel or veterans are free with proof of service.

There will be swing dance lessons for those who need a refresher course and appetizers along with a no-host beer and wine bar. The ’40s dress theme is the plan for the evening and encouraged.

Tickets are $15 per person; $25 per couple.

For reservations, contact Bre at (818) 621-7463. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the United Through Reading Project.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta



The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will hold its annual Authors Luncheon on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. This year’s authors will be Joanne Fluke, Chuck Greaves, Kim Vandervort. Reservations required, $40 per person. Deadline is Nov. 4. Call Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407. Send checks to Carol at 1964 El Arbolita, Glendale 91208, or call Carol Stein (818) 636-8854.

La Cañada Flintridge Country, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada Flintridge


Alzheimer’s support group offered

Mountview Retirement Home sponsors a monthly free Alzheimer’s Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next group will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu, Montrose and can be reached at (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.



The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Joe and Priscilla Cruz’s, “Plight of the Monarch,” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library.

Joe and Priscilla will focus their program on the rapid decline in numbers of the Monarch butterfly in California. The various points about this insect are the scientific mysteries, the migration of the Monarch as a prime pollinator, the image and superstition people attach to the Monarch and the education and action needed to help save them. A video will be shown of the life cycle from egg to butterfly, and a video of the preserve in Mexico.

The program will follow news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served. This is a free program and everyone is invited. Contact program chair, Wayne Fisher, for further information at (818) 353-4181.

Los Angeles County Public Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Enter on La Crescenta Avenue for the meeting place and parking.



The groundbreaking ceremony for the Glendale Museum of Neon Art (MONA) will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 am. Join MONA and the City of Glendale in preparing 216 S. Brand Blvd. to glow with neon lights.

Once completed, MONA will be the brightest spot in the heart of downtown Glendale. It will serve as the anchor for Glendale’s growing Cultural Arts District, spanning from Colorado Boulevard to the Alex Theater on North Brand. The Museum of Neon Art was founded in 1981, and will have its first permanent home in 2014.



Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet, and conversation. For more information, visit or email

Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale



An art and music book sale will be held at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Members of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center or Friends of the Glendale Public Library are invited to attend a preview sale from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All patrons of the sale can use the Market Place parking structure across from library on Harvard Street with validation at the library reception desk.

The sale will include a large selection of arts-related books, art auction catalogs, CDs, vinyl records, sheet music, music scores, and artwork. A limited set of serigraphs by prominent printmaker Robert Brown will also be offered for sale.

Proceeds from this book sale will help fund the expansion of cultural programs.

For further information, call (818) 937-7888.

Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale



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

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave.


Many people living with the early stages of memory loss are finding help and support from the Alzheimer’s Association, which will hold its third Early Memory Loss Forum on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

This educational event, “Claiming Our Lives, Planning Our Futures,” was created by and for people with early memory loss. It is for those who have early stage Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other dementias, as well as their family members, care partners and medical professionals. Attendees will connect with peers, gain information, hear the latest research and get linked to resources in the community. It is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

The conference fee for persons with early memory loss and their family members is $25, which includes materials and lunch. The fee for professionals is $100. Register by Nov. 7 at

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.



The community is invites to Java Brew Coffee House on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for an informal ukulele jam on the patio. Bring your ukulele, or if you don’t yet have one, come and learn all about this fun, easy instrument! Singers and spectators are always welcome and much appreciated.

We will be playing on the partially shaded patio, so please dress accordingly.

This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required.

Java Brew, located at 2418 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.



The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, conducted by Allen Robert Gross, will perform on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17. The program will feature pianist Galina Barskaya, and music includes Verdi’s Overture toLa forza del destino,” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird.

Admission for both performances is free, and no tickets are required.

For further information, call the Occidental College Music Dept. at (323) 259-2785 or Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295. You can also visit



The CV Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a hike on the Beaudry Loop in the Verdugo Mountains on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. with a book signing with David Money Harris, the co-author of “101 Hikes in Southern California.”

Meet at the intersection of Beaudry Boulevard and Beaudry Terrace in Glendale, (from Cañada Boulevard, go west on Country Club Drive, left on Beaudry and park on residential street). Rain cancels hike but not book signing.

Sierra Club requires all participants sign a liability waiver.

For more information, contact Fred Dong at (818) 545-3878, or email or email Karen Buehler



The 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Food Drive, hosted by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge and presented by Ross, is on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. This 5K Run/ Walk and Kids’ Mile has been a local tradition and a community favorite with families, athletes, and community supporters of all types for two decades.

The run is the major fundraiser for the community center and opportunity to support a worthy cause, squeeze in a pre-dinner workout and donate non-perishable food to those in need. This year’s theme is “Thanks for Giving.” The food drive has already begun. Food items can be dropped off at the community center until Nov. 27.

The community center partners with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Dept. for the food drive during the weeks that lead up to the run. Last year, the food collected was delivered to over 150 families.

Registration is open. Register at For information on becoming a sponsor or volunteering during the event, contact the center’s main office at (818) 790-4353 or email



The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Maple Room). The guest speaker will be Leonard Re and the program is, ” A One Year Journey Til’ Show Time.” There will also be election of officers. Guests are always welcome to attend.

For more information, please telephone club president Luis at (323) 236-0104.



The holiday season in Downtown Burbank will be celebrated with the arrival of the first-ever outdoor skating rink that will be located adjacent to City Hall at Third Street and Orange Grove. The 4,100-square-foot rink will accommodate up to 165 skaters per session and will be open for six weeks from Friday, Nov. 22 through Jan. 5. Hours are set for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Admission is $10, and skate rentals are $3.

While the rink is in operation, Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market will move temporarily across the street to the parking lot behind the Community Services building. Convenient street access will be from Orange Grove and Olive avenues.

Free parking is available at numerous structures in Downtown Burbank. For details, call (818) 238-5180 or visit



The Caltech Glee Club, conducted by Nancy Sulahian, will perform its fall choral concert on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium. The program will feature the Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers with music by Victoria, Praetorius, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Copland, Dawson and Ticheli as well as music from the early California mission period.

Admission is free and no tickets are required.

For further information, call Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit



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



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 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



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.



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.



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 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

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