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Seniors Seminars Offered

On Nov. 15, a presentation on Medicare 101 will be given at 3 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates Gracious Retirement Living by Andea Naone-Waters, a specialist in Medicate Advantage & Supplements. Scholl Canyon Estates is located at 1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr. in Glendale.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., “Doc Talk” presents Raya Shanazarian, certified traditional naturopath. Shanazarian will be speaking on breast health for both men and women.

The presentation is at Emeritus at Casa Glendale, 426 Piedmont Ave. Glendale.

These presentations are free.

Please RSVP to Andea Naone-Waters at (818) 468-4289.

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 or visit

Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale

Adams at The Gardenia

 The Gardenia presents Broadway, television and film actress and singer Neile Adams in “Wasn’t It Good!  Wasn’t It Fine!” a musical celebration of Adams’ memories and the stages of her life. The 60-minute shows are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17, at 9 p.m.

The show will include popular songs like “Shaking The Blues Away” by Irving Berlin, “Arthur” by Kander & Ebb, “This Time It’s The Big Time” by Jerry Herman and “In A Very Unusual Way” by Maury Yeston, among others.

 Admission is $20 per person, plus a $10 two-drink minimum per person, unless having dinner, which is served from 7 p.m.  Dinner and show reservations may be made by calling The Gardenia at (323) 467-7444. Street parking is available.

The Gardenia, 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. (east of La Brea Avenue), West Hollywood


Occidental to present fall concert

Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, will present its annual fall concert on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus.

This free concert will feature the music of the Beatles in a special arrangement originally commissioned by Cirque du Soleil. Also on the program is the music by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Ron Nelson, Johann Sebastian Bach and Daniel French.

Guest conductors will be Paul Asimow, Jeffrey Thompson and Daniel French. Guest soloist for the evening will be Caltech Alumnus Aaron Eichelberger who teaches math and physics at Westridge School in Pasadena. He will perform “Rhapsody for Euphonium” by James Curnow.

This event is open to the public, and parking is free. For further information, contact Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit

Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 is hosting its annual lefse making party at Lutheran Church of the Foothills on Saturday, Nov.17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how to create this Norwegian delicacy.  Public is welcome.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Opera an the Silver Screen talk planned

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., the Glendale Public Library will be hosting the talk Opera and the Silver Screen. The talk will be given by a Los Angeles Opera Speakers Bureau member Larry Verdugo. Verdugo will speak on the relationship been film and opera and show film excerpts from 1915 to the present. Admission is free.

For further information, contact the Glendale Central Library at (818) 548-2027.

Brand Library & Art Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Until the renovation is complete opera talks will be temporarily held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

The renovation is expected to be completed in early 2014.

Caltech glee club concert

The Caltech Glee Club, conducted by Nancy Sulahian, presents its fall concert on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium
in Pasadena. Featured will be music by Music by Palestrina, Di Lasso, Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Barber, William Dawson, Randall Thompson and Rosephayne Powell.  Both performances will have the same program.

Admission to the concerts is free.

 For more information, call Caltech’s Performing and Visual Arts Office at (626) 395-3295 or visit

Babysitting classes at VHH

The Verdugo Hills Hospital BEGINNINGS Family Education Program will offer a babysitting class on Nov. 17 and Dec. 29 designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. Each class is a single, one-time class, held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.

Class fee is $40/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

Classes are offered at VHH, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale, 91208, in the Council Room (located on the fourth floor).

Fritz Coleman Headlining ARC Event

Weatherman and comedian Fritz Coleman is emceeing the 21st Annual Comedy Show benefiting the Glendale-Crescenta Valley chapter of the American Red Cross on Nov. 17. The show features performances by four top comedians at the Glendale Centre Theatre at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 each; VIP tickets are $70 each or $125 for two and includes dinner at Phoenicia Restaurant and reserved seating for the show.

For tickets, call (818) 243-3121 ext. 0 or visit Sponsorships available.

Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange, Glendale


Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club is on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Mary Freeman and Michael Davis in La Cañada Flintridge.  For directions, call (818) 249-9691.

Guest speaker is John Smith, a full-time representative for Common Cause who has worked extensively on issues ranging from public financing of federal and state elections, to changing the filibuster rules in the U.S. Senate. The topic is Citizens United. From the moment the U.S. Supreme Court endowed corporations with inherent rights of personhood, Citizens United became arguably one of the most important court decisions of the 21st Century, changing the nature of our political landscape.

Members and guests welcome. No charge to attend.

For more information, contact Nalini Lasiewicz at (818) 249-9691.



First Baptist Church La Crescenta is hosting a free e-collection event on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Acceptable electronic devices include TVs, phones, tape players, photo copy machines, car batteries, audio-visual equipment, electronic devices, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, and other computer peripherals. They will be safely and legally recycled by E-waste Center, Inc..

Please bring items to the church parking lot behind the main building at and help us reach the goal of diverting 10,000 lbs. from the landfills.

 Call Nancy Jacobson at (818) 249-1603 with e-collection questions.

  First Baptist Church La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta



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. 21 and the program features music of Hindemith, Prokofiev and Chopin performed by

Jacqueline Suzuki on violin and Rosa LoGiudice on piano.

LCVRWF hosts Christmas party

The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated invites the public to its annual Christmas party and dinner in the ballroom of the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is best-selling author Evan Sayet of “The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks.”

Sayet started out as a standup comic. David Letterman offered him a spot on a special show that featured young talent. He then segued into writing, became an integral part of the “The Arsenio Hall Show” team. He is the creator and star of “The Right To Laugh,” the longest running conservative comedy show in America.

Live Christmas music by CVHS Charismatics. The cost is $45 per person. RSVP to Joan Taylor at (818) 790-0014. Mail checks payable to LCVRWF, P.O. Box 8314, La Crescenta, CA 91224.

Ceramics Sale at CCLCF

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting its holiday ceramics sale on Friday, Dec. 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Unique ceramics gifts for everyone.

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada.

Towne Singers presentJoy From The World’

The Towne Singers presentJoy From The World” on Saturday, Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena. Conducted by Beth Richey, the 100-plus members will perform holiday music by Rosephanye Powell, John Rutter, Irving Berlin, Stephen Hatfield and more.

Tickets are available by calling (818) 275-4117 or online at Ticket prices are $20 presale, $25 at the door, $10 for children, and $15 for a group of 10 or more. Church parking is free.

For further information, visit or email

First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena



Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.

Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.

Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.

Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.

Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.

Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.

For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit

Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena

Visage Salon Hosts Don Waters

The Visage Salon presents photographs by Don Waters through Dec. 31. “Images of Home” is a personal view of Southern California.

Visage Salon, 1459 San Marino Ave., San Marino (at Huntington Drive)

Sierra Club Plans China Trip

The community is invited to a well-paced journey to China. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou’s Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys.  We will also visit Xi’an’s most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor’s burial site for over 2,000 years.  Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.

Price is $3,195.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club. The dates for this event are April 20, 2013 to May 4, 2013 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.

For more information, send email to – insert subject line of “China 2013″ or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


A 50-year reunion is being planned by the members of the first class to graduate from Crescenta Valley High in 1963.

The “First and the Best” will celebrate June 22-23, 2013 at Angeles National Golf Club nestled at the base of the Angeles National Forest just 15 minutes from Burbank Airport and numerous hotels.

Planning committee members are seeking addresses and email addresses of classmates to notify them of the event.  Former Falcons are asked to contact Denice “Pruden” Heatherington at or Gene Wilcott at

Plans include a Saturday night “Buffet of Memories: An Evening with Old Friends, Fine Food & Good Spirits,” and a Sunday brunch.

Area residents might remember when the “old” Clark Junior High campus was converted into a high school in the fall of 1960, and there was only a sophomore class.  Those students were the first to graduate from the new high school, and they established the school mascot, school colors, school song (written by class faculty advisor Shirley Nute) and many other traditions.

Class president Tim MacDonald heads a committee composed of Heatherington, Wilcott, Miles Olin, Kathie “Schreck” Olin, Susie “Schunck” Gorman, Merry “Delbridge” Shelburne, Terry “Wudke” Baugh, Donna “Gamper” Didden, Gayle “Hasselschwert” Kemper, and class advisor Nute, with special thanks to the “Keepers of the List,” Dennis and Mary “MacArthur” LeBlanc.


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Choral. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at

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