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The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, Dec. 27 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
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Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit or email

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday Jan. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crochetting and conversation. For more information, visit or email

On Wednesday, Jan. 6 Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital presents a free spine education class. The spine education class offers valuable information on how to take better care of joints and spine, and how to prevent future injuries and improve pain management. It’s open to everyone.

The class is located at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic at 222 W. Eulalia St., Suite 310 in Glendale.

Please call (818) 502-2232 to register.

Then Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’ s 50plus Program is offering a senior lecture on chronic pain on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Dr. Christopher Kaypekian and learn about the various causes and treatments for chronic back pain.

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 Jan. 15 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited.

Little Landers announces the start of the New Year with the next in its series of regular monthly programs of historical interest. “Tribes” chronicles the lives of the early Native American inhabitants of the San Fernando Valley. It takes place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

The presenter for this program is Albert Knight. Knight is a consulting archeologist and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Anthropology Associate.  He has studied the archeology and ethnography of our area for over 40 years and is well qualified to provide insight into the lives and relationships of the SFV’s early inhabitants.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

“What Everyone Needs to Know about Divorce” workshop, hosted by, is being held on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena.

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

Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena

Note: The workshop is not affiliated with the church or any other religious organization but the organization is kindly indebted for the use of their facilities.

The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Sunday, Jan. 10 and features the features four Russian composers: P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, and D. Shostakovitch with an exquisite chamber music program for voice, strings and piano.

It will be performed by the “Pacific trio” consisting of Roger Wilkie, violin, John Walz, cello and Edith Orloff, piano. It will be joined by So Young Park, soprano, and Francois Chouchan, 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 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.

On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents Andra D. Clarke, who will discuss and sign her new book “Ciro’s: Nightclub to the Stars.” Clarke is the daughter of the late Regina Denton-Drew, a former photographer and cigarette girl at Ciro’s, located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The book is the brainchild of Denton-Drew and contains photographs from her private collection.

Ciro’s was frequented by both famous and non-famous guests who enjoyed dancing, dining, and comedy routines featuring top-names. The house band was led by Dick Stabile, although bandleader Xavier Cugat, famous for popularizing the rumba in the United States, was also a headliner. Elite Hollywood regulars at the club during its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s included Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and many more.

Clarke has compiled images that reveal the stars and their larger-than-life personalities during the golden era of Hollywood as they joke, laugh, mingle, and relax in comfort in the club.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is in the rear of the store.

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 Jan. 16 and features violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and pianist Rosa LoGiudice performing the Brahms D minor Violin Sonata.

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.

Renowned Canadian-Armenian photographer Hrair Hawk Khacherian will be presenting his newly published book “100 (1915- 2015)” on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center in Glendale, 201 Colorado St. Admission is free and will be in English. Glendale visitors will receive three hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Adult Recreation Center front desk. This program is a collaboration between Ararat Eskijian Museum and the Library, Arts & Culture Dept.

“100 (1915-2015)” includes more than one thousand photographs and is a visual record of the rich Armenian cultural heritage that has survived and flourished. Beginning with Mt. Ararat and the story of Noah’s ark, the book reflects the rise and fall of Armenian kingdoms, the establishment and ebbing of Armenian communities in Armenia and in foreign lands, and the current status of Armenians today. It contains photographs of cultural monuments, churches, monasteries, fortresses, coins, needlework, handicrafts, church vestments, carpets, artistic objects created by Armenian silversmiths and goldsmiths, frescos, carvings, manuscripts, cross-stones, cities, villages and many more.

For almost three decades Khacherian has been presenting exhibitions, conferences and photographic lectures across Armenia and later in different parts of the world. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books and publications.

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.

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).

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

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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