CCLCF HOLDING CERAMICS SALE
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is holding a holiday ceramics sale on Friday, Dec. 13 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be unique ceramic gifts for everyone.
The CCLCF is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada Flintridge
Glendale Beautiful is hosting Fiesta de las Luminarias at Casa Adobe de San Rafael.
On Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Jerry Keeling Piano Studio students will be performing from 5:30 p.m. to 7p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics will be performing from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be a children’s piñata party from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. plus the Horace Mann School Folkloric Group.
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Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Dr., Glendale
HOME TOUR TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the Prom Plus Holiday Tour of Homes are now available. The self-guided tour takes place on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and gives access to five properties in Glendale and La Crescenta. A boutique is also being featured in the courtyard of St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta (no cost to attend).
Purchase locations include CV Weekly, Merle Norman – Montrose, the UPS Stores in Glendale, Montrose and La Crescenta, J’s Maintenance and the chambers of commerce in La Crescenta and Montrose plus others. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robin at (818) 248-2740.
SONS OF NORWAY HOLDING HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Sons of Norway Edvard Grieg Lodge is holding the Santa Lucia Procession and Christmas Program on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Children who want to participate should come at 6 p.m. to be outfitted with red hats and capes as Julenisser. One girl will be chosen as St. Lucia. Older boys can be sternegutt (star boy) or magi. After the candlelight procession, kids will be visited by Juleknisse (Santa Claus), and everyone will circle around the Christmas tree singing traditional Norwegian and American Christmas carols.
Potluck follows, with open face sandwiches, pastries.
Contact Patricia Hamilton at (818) 247-9042 or Jo Ness at (818) 249-8102 with
Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
NEWS FROM JCK
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale; for more information, call (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
LITTLE LANDERS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Little Landers and Bolton Hall welcomes Sunland-Tujunga’s Franny McCartney and the Randy Van Horne Singers for their Dec. 14 Annual Holiday Party. Everyone is welcome for an event that begins at 1 p.m. and features Christmas carols, a gift drawing and refreshments. Anyone wishing to donate small gift items to the drawing may drop them off at Bolton Hall any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. before Dec. 10.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
MOONDAY ANNOUNCES GUESTS
Moonday West, now “Moonday on Soonday” (third Sunday of the month), will next feature Jeanette Clough and Judith Terzi on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at its new venue, The Little Theater on the West Side. The new venue offers an intimate yet theatrical setting for our excellent readers.
Moonday is hosted by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones.
The Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A.
PASADENA WOMEN’S CONNECTION HOSTING CAROLING AND LUNCHEON
A Christmas party and caroling luncheon will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena. Carolyn Fallin will entertain with songs of the holidays and lead the Christmas caroling.
Motivational speaker Sauni Rinehart will help celebrate Christmas in her story “The Greatest Gift.”
All are invited for a fun afternoon enjoying the season. Tickets are $23.
For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.
BEACHCOMBER KATE’S UKULELE JAM AND HOLIDAY PARTY
The public is invited on Saturday, Dec. 21 at The Elbow Room (formerly Java Brew Coffee House – same location) 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, you guessed it, Christmas tunes!
The Elbow Room is located at 2418 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Playing will be done entirely on the outdoor patio, so dress accordingly (and festively!).
This event is free to the public, all ages, no reservations required. Heavy rain cancels event.
TIME EXPOSURE AT BOLTON HALL
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.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
VAN BLOEM SINGERS HOLDING AUDITIONS
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.
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 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