FREE SENIOR COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION LECTURE
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering a senior lecture on Advanced Health Care Directive on Thursday, Dec. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Join Petar Vukasin, M.D. and learn what can be done to prevent colon cancer.
The lecture will take place in the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center auditorium at 1420 S. Central Ave in Glendale. Please RSVP by calling (818) 502-2378 as seating is limited. www.glendlaememorialhospital.org
CALTECH-OCCIDENTAL CONCERT BAND ANNUAL FALL CONCERT SERIES
The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band, directed by William Bing, will present its annual fall concert series on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. The concert on Friday is in Thorne Hall at 7:30 p.m. at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The concert on Saturday is at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Both concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but early arrival is recommended to get a good seat, especially for the Caltech concert.
For further information, contact Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.
EARLY EVENING OF POETRY
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga announced that Jeanette Clough and Jack Cooper will co-feature at the upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Nov. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Poets are welcome to sign up for the open reading upon arrival.
Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated! Come join us for an early evening of poetry and eclectic conversation. http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
JEWEL CITY FLUTE CHOIR FALL CONCERT AT LANTERMAN HOUSE
The Lanterman House will be hosting the Glendale-based Jewel City Flute Choir as part of its year-long centennial celebration on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Visitors can enjoy seasonally themed melodies especially arranged for an amazing variety of flutes.
This year’s concert will feature a combination of musical styles including classical, contemporary and jazz.
Admission to the concert is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Visitors are asked to arrive early as seating will be limited to 90 attendees.
The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is available at the Lanterman House as well as the neighboring La Cañada Congregational Church lot.
For more information, visit lantermanfoundation.org.
ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB
The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, Nov. 29 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://roseleafclub.com.
Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on Dec. 2 and features a jazz concert with trumpeter Don Rader and guitarist Gary Solt.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT LCWC
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club – Junior section is hosting its 24th annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5. This exciting and fun-filled morning begins at 8 until 11 a.m. There will be a delicious breakfast, fun crafts, silent auction, opportunity drawings and, of course, a visit from Santa. The kids will enjoy a special visit from Firehouse 29 and listen to Christmas songs sung by the CV Charismatics.
Tickets are $15 each with reservations or $20 per person at the door.
Held at the La Crescenta Woman’s clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta. For reservations or questions, call Dawna at (818) 957-6939.
The LCWC is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that supports the local community and schools.
BRUCH ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Dec. 6 and is titled “Max Bruch, The Forgotten Master.” The concert will be introduced by musicologist
Kristi Brown-Montesano and performed by artists Martin Chalifour, violin, Tereza Stanislav, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, John Walz, cello and Robert Thies, piano. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
McGROARTY ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE & CHILI BOWL
The annual holiday boutique and chili bowl at McGroarty Arts Center takes place on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on the list! On both Saturday and Sunday shoppers will find lots of goodies, created by talented artisans, including jewelry, pottery, soaps, lotions, paintings and much more. On Saturday, shoppers can pick out a favorite bowl, handcrafted by the artists in our Ceramics Dept., and fill it with home-made chili while enjoying live music.
On Sunday, kids of all ages will enjoy decorating holiday-themed cookies. Santa will make a visit, and our local firefighters from LAFD Station No. 74 will stop by to visit with the crowd and pick up toys from our toy drive.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
‘HEAR THE BELLS’ PRESENTED BY TOWNE SINGERS
The Towne Singers present its holiday concert “Hear the Bells,” a festive choral concert on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena that is inspired by the joyous sounds of holiday bells. This 90-member choir will present a blend of holiday music under the direction of Lance Merrill and accompanied by Ben Mason. The special tones of an 11-member hand bell choir and a visit from Santa mark a wonderful start to the 2015 holiday season.
Tickets are (pre-sale) adult – $20 and children (3 to 10 years) – $10. At the door, tickets are adult – $25 and children (3 to 10 years) – $12. Group rate is $15 per ticket for 10 or more.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (818) 275-4117.
The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd. – Pasadena
DIVORCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
“What Everyone Needs to Know about Divorce” workshop, hosted by DivorceHelp.org, is being held on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Oneonta Congregational Church in South
The workshop delivers 100% objective financial, emotional and legal advice from highly qualified local professionals in a safe and friendly workshop setting, helping women gain the information and confidence they need to better assess their options during this difficult time in their lives.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. workshop completed. The cost is $40 per person with all proceeds donated to the local community by DivorceHelp.org.
Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena
Note: The DivorceHelp.org workshop is not affiliated with the church or any other religious organization but the organization is kindly indebted for the use of their facilities.
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital.
The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience.
RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.
These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.
These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in
Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
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
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 email@example.com 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 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
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 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.