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Project TRUST, an L.A. County Public Health program, works to reduce tobacco-related death, disease and disability in Glendale. However, smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.  Part of this problem comes from tobacco companies that spend over $11 billion each year to promote cigarettes in neighborhood stores, making them more appealing to our communities.

Help minimize the impact of tobacco ads by learning about tobacco in Glendale and educating the community about them.  Join us at our next informational meeting being held at the Glendale Central Library in room B on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information on how to get involved and improve the public health of Glendale, contact Steven Henderson at or (213) 351-7305.

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


The Crescenta Valley High School choir will be caroling at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA in correlation with the annual Christmas tree lot.  On Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the choir will be singing Christmas carols for all to hear at the tree lot, as well as throughout the YMCA facility.

On Saturdays Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA will be hosting two holiday card making classes in the multi-purpose room. The classes are free and open to the community.  An art instructor will provide materials and snacks for the class.

The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada


On Friday, Dec. 10, the Verdugo Hills Business and Professional Women’s Club (VHBPW) is having its annual holiday party and silent auction.  Proceeds from the silent auction will be matched (up to $700 from VHBPW) and donated to Wellness Works of Glendale and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC).  In addition donations will be made to Family Promise and the Walter Hoving Home.  Members and guests are also requested to bring non-perishable holiday themed food items (and staples like peanut butter) for Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

Guests are welcome to attend this holiday luncheon at Dominick’s Italian Restaurant, 2948 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $20 per person. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 6 to Anne Marie Johnson, (626) 577-0681, or


The community is invited to join the Sons of Norway for their Christmas Julebord Santa Lucia procession on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Fun for all ages, free, with potluck dinner to follow.  Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 to be held in the meeting hall, Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.


Brunch With Santa is available from 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Dec. 11-12 at Descanso Gardens. Enjoy a visit with Santa and a gourmet breakfast from Patina Catering. Bring a camera: Santa will be available for photos as well. Children will decorate cookies and receive goodie bags. Two seatings both days. Cost: $50, $42 members; $19 children 4 to 12; children under 3 free. Reservations required: (818) 790-3663.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge


Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery will be exhibiting Athena Mantle’s new works titled Desert Jewels through Dec. 20. The artist, who lives in the Tujunga area, is known for her oil paintings of agave and succulents.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. from Monday thru Thursday and is closed from Friday thru Sunday. Contact Eerren at (818) 331-780 for more information or visit the gallery website at for more show information.

Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, 7576 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga


Applications are being accepted for the inaugural Kids Talent Showcase “WAW California Starz Talent Contest” on Dec. 19 at 12:00 p.m. at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. Presented by The Kiwanis Builders Club of LCHS 7/8, Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center,  WAW Talent Training Studios and The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, this community-wide event showcases the talent of local kids ages 7 to 21. First, second and third places will be awarded in each of four categories: vocal performance, instrumental performance, dance and beauty. Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, gift cards and more.

Application forms are available at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive or at where details about the talent show, rules and regulations also are available. The deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 17.


The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1981 is having its 30 year reunion place on July 16 at 6 p.m.  For more information visit


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Chorale. 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 2011.

Anyone interested in singing in the chorale can contact Shirley Nute at


Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale presents “Light & Hope” stained glass window display marking the start of the holiday season. This display is of renowned stained glass art that truly symbolizes the season.

“Light & Hope” will depict the seven most significant events in the birth and the early life of Christ, including The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth, No Room at the Inn, The Shepherds in the Stable, The Flight into Egypt, Jesus in the Temple, and Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the Carpenter’s Shop. Franz Mayer & Company of Munich, Germany created the windows that date back to 1913.

The display will continue through Feb. 7. Admission is free.

For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit

Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale


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 newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, a solo viola recital of works by Ligeti & Bach will be performed by Victor deAlmeida.

Now based in Los Angeles, deAlmeida has recently been the principal violist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Paavo Jarvi and the associate principal violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Mario Venzago as well as a double prizewinner in the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition.

The First Baptist Church of Glendale 209 N. Louise St. (at Wilson) in Glendale.


Forest Lawn is again holding its annual Candle Lighting Memorial Services this holiday season. There will be a service in English and a separate service in Spanish. Each of the services will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will feature holiday songs, inspirational messages, and candle lighting in memory of a family member or friend.  Refreshments will be served following the services.  The services are open to all community members at no charge.  On Dec. 9, Forest Lawn-Glendale, Museum Plaza, 1712 Glendale Ave. will hold services in Spanish. On Dec. 13, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Hall of Liberty Plaza, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive will hold services; on Dec. 14, services will be held in Spanish.


Hans Christian Andersen’s classic wintertime fairytale comes to life for the 13th annual production of the California Contemporary Ballet’s adaptation of “The Snow Queen.“

“The Snow Queen” ballet will be presented at Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Theatre, 1500 North Verdugo Blvd. with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18 and matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and $30 for adults and $25 for students at the door. For tickets or information, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 938-3006 or visit online or

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