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RAPP – Read And Practice Peace – and the Montrose Peace Vigil are presenting “Positive Youth” on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. The film is a warm up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. CVUMC’s Pastor Steve Poteete Marshall is on the AIDS Task Force of the California Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served as spiritual director of the Strength For the Journey Camp for people with HIV and AIDS for two decades. Pastor Steve has gathered a panel for discussion after the movie. Cody Whitewolf, speaker and advocate for Native Americans living with HIV /AIDS, may also be on hand.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at
7:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

Artist Peterfield Turpin has over 40 oil and watercolor paintings on display at Penelope’s Cafe-Books-Gallery in La Cañada Flintridge through December.
Turpin attended Dublin School, Choate School and Rhode Island School of Design where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in illustration. An accomplished commercial artist on both the east and west coasts, Turpin belongs to the Verdugo Hills Art Association, Businessmen’s Art Institute and the Glendale Art Association. Since leaving the commercial art world, he has devoted himself to painting in both watercolor and oil.
Penelope’s Cafe – Books – Gallery, 1039 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge

Glendale Adventist Medical Center will offer a joint pain lecture and dinner today, Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Participants will hear information from board-certified orthopedic surgeons Philip Merritt, Leah Cyran and Carlo Orlando who will discuss the issues of knee, hip and shoulder pain. Participants will learn about the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options for joint pain available at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. There will also be a Q&A session.
Space is limited. Call (818) 409-8100 or visit to register. Dress code restricts jeans, cargo pants and flip-flops.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

Elementary school parents are invited to Walk & Talk Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Meet by the building near the dog park at CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Avenue. Rain or shine! Free!
Teen Trials & Tribulations continues on Thursday, Nov. 13, with a talk about “Emotional Intelligence vs. Academic Intelligence” by Melina Sardar, M.A., Ark Family Center, Inc. from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the CV High Library. Free and recommended for students and parents.
Discuss “Risky Behavior & How to Be a Lifesaver” on Tuesday Nov. 18, with Alex Guthman, LCSW, and GUSD mental health counselor as the parent sessions move to CV High’s Library. The talk is from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, email or visit
CV High School library is at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.

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

The Caltech Guitar Dept. and Matthew Elgart will present a concert of music in Dabney Lounge on Nov. 15 at 7 pm. Special guest artist is Nicholas Barrett. Featured music will include compositions by Bach, Satie, Villa-Lobos, Klein and others.
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 to the guitar department.
Dr. Elgart is currently lecturer in music at Caltech and California State University of Los Angeles where he heads the classical guitar department.
He received his Masters of Fine Arts in guitar performance from UCLA and his doctorate in composition from Claremont Graduate School.
For further information on this concert and/or the upcoming Jan. 18 Caltech Chamber Guitar performance, call the Caltech Performing and Visual Arts Office at (626) 395-3295.

Savor the Flavor in Sierra Madre is hosting a fundraiser on Nov. 15 to benefit the Mary Pinola/CV Chamber of Commerce Education Endowment Fund. The community is invited to drop in beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening to taste new appetizers for entertaining and to get ideas for unique and delicious gifts! A portion of all sales from that evening are earmarked for the education fund.
Savor the Flavor is located at 11 Kersting Court in Sierra Madre.

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 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 Wednesday, Nov. 19 and will feature the Los Angeles Horn Trio performing works by Frederic Duvernoy and Max Bruch.

The Caltech-Occidental Symphony presents its fall concerts on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Thorne Hall at Occidental College and on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech. Both concerts will have the same program.
Featured guest soloist is noted oboe pedagogue Catherine Del Russo.
The Caltech-Occidental Symphony is composed of students from Caltech, staff from JPL, students from nearby Occidental College, and members of the community. Its director, Allen Robert Gross, begins his 32nd year as conductor of the orchestra. Gross is also Music director and conductor of Orchestra Santa Monica.
The Caltech-Occidental concert band, directed by William Bing, presents its fall concert series. 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. Also performing will be 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 are free. Please go to the band’s website at or the orchestra’s website or call (626) 395-3295 for more information about either concert series.

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.

“Salute to Our Veteran’s” luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena.  A representative from the United States Coast Guard will speak on the history of the Coast Guard and its role in the armed forces and protecting the homeland.
Motivational speaker John Reed, retired Santa Ana police officer, will chronicle “The Stages of Life” in his inspirational talk.
Active duty and veterans and family are invited to attend and will be honored for their service.
Tickets are $23.
For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 North Oakland Ave., Pasadena

LCWC Hosts Breakfast with Santa
The junior section of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 per person that includes breakfast, a photo with Santa and a small gift for each child. There will be crafts for the children and lots of holiday cheer.
The event is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. For tickets or information, please contact Dawna at (818) 957-6939. Tickets can also be purchased online at

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association is hosting the 2nd Annual LCF Night on the Red Carpet for the pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”on Nov. 20 at the La Cañada Flintridge UA Theater. Tickets include dinner from locally owned North Shore Burgers. Guests will have their picture taken by a professional photographer at the UA Theater photo shoot back drop and will receive the photo as a souvenir when they leave.
Dinner and drinks are at 6 p.m.; showtime is at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the chamber office at (818) 790-4289.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation is hosting a wine tasting reception on Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Sam and Kate Kaneko. Tickets are $100 per person; proceeds to benefit the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nursery.
To RSVP, call (818) 952-2226 by Nov. 7.
USC-VHH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

The Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers, directed by Nancy Sulahian, present their fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium. The program will include “Insanae et vanae curae” by Joseph Haydn, “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten plus more. The Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers are comprised of Caltech students, staff, post docs, faculty, physicians, JPL employees, alumni and community members. The group performs in a wide variety of musical styles and languages, from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
This event is free, and no tickets are required. For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, Nov. 30 at Wang’s Place in the old town area of Monrovia. Meetings are held the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.
For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to
The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.
More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at
Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia

Our Lady of Lourdes is having its Annual Pancake Breakfast w/Santa & Holiday Craft Faire on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come show and sell your wares, handmade, new/used, manufactured; $25 per table/discount if you bring your own. Canopy sites $35 (canopy not provided). Vendor keeps all proceeds.
Our Lady of Lourdes auditorium is located at 7324 Apperson St. at the corner of Tujunga Canyon. Door prizes throughout the morning and grand opportunity drawing; prizes to be announced.
Contact Kathy Koch (818) 425-0503 (phone or text) for tickets and tables or more information (no voicemail) or email or

The Sunland-Tujunga Art Association will be hosting a holiday art auction on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Center for Spiritual Living in La Crescenta.
There will be a potluck dinner followed by the auction.
The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Tickets are now on sale for the 57th annual Hoover Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec.13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit
Guests will tour four stunning homes, festively decorated for the holidays, and enjoy live performances from the Hoover High School choir, orchestra and jazz band. Hoover students will also serve as tour guides, providing a bit of family history and interesting historical facts about each home. It’s a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!
The tour is the PTA’s biggest fundraising event of the year and raises scholarship funds for graduating Hoover seniors and also helps disadvantaged students in all grade levels. Tickets are $25 through midnight on Dec. 6; $30 after Dec. 6.Tickets available online or at Art’s Meat Market & Village Deli, 1404 W. Kenneth Road in Kenneth Village. Cash or checks only when purchasing at Art’s. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for purchase at Art’s and at the two homes designated as starting locations. All purchases are final; tour will be held rain or shine.

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 or call (818) 790-0123.
Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

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 or email

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.

The Second Saturday Series presents organist Kristin Holton Prouty on Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Prouty is director of worship and music at Victory Lutheran Church, and has performed and competed throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Mexico, the United States.
This concert will include compositions from Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Franck. A reception will be held following the concert to meet the artist. Freewill donations are received at the door.
For more information, visit or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale

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

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

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 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

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