JOHNSON FEATURED AT THE LEISURE CLUB
Violinist Lois Johnson has played with orchestras in New York City, Sacramento, Tokyo, and Los Angeles and has played for many years with the Pasadena Symphony. She has taught and conducted orchestras and choirs for most of her adult life. Johnson will be presenting a musical program at the January meeting of the Leisure Club on Jan. 6 at 1 p.m.
The club meets in the Friendship Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills.
Parking is accessible and free. All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments following the program.
Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DR. KING
Forest Lawn is hosting the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Hall of Liberty facility.
Serving as the program’s emcee will be Stephanie Elam, co-anchor of NBC4’s weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, accompanied by a choir of more than 60 voices, and noted dancer Carmen Chavez will perform symphonic musical and dance tribute to Dr. King. Also present will be Reverend Dr. Cedric Bridgeforth, Los Angeles district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, who will perform the program’s invocation and benediction.
Complimentary souvenirs for all attendees. This is a free event.
For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.
Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles
CV SIERRA CLUB PRESENTS MICHAEL BECK
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Michael Beck’s South by Southwest on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library. (Please enter the meeting room and parking from La Crescenta Avenue.)
Beck will show his latest in a series of fast-paced photogenic slides that celebrate America’s less-visited, beautiful national and state parks. This presentation sweeps through an arc from Arkansas to Arizona to include Arkansas’ lush Ozark-like Quachita Mountains, the brilliance of colorful Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Texas hill country’s exceptional wildflower blooms of spring 2010. Stops at the Bandolier National Monument and Pueblo ruins, the craggy Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Preserve and a brush stroke of the Painted Desert will complete the tour.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served and the community is welcome. This event is free. Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta
AAUW CELEBRATES PAST PRESIDENTS
American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch will celebrate its 89th anniversary by honoring its past presidents on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Oakmont Country Club at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the silent auction preceding the lunch support Tech Trek, a science summer camp for eighth grade girls.
Guest speaker is Pauline Field, founder and chair of 50/50 Leadership and U.S. Ambassador to World Leadership Day. Her topic is titled “Beyond Women’s Leadership.” Field is a founding member of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women and currently is a business manager/analyst for Kaiser Permanente. Reservations are due by Jan. 11 and are $35. For reservations, call (818) 246-9457.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
LITTLE LANDERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PRESENT NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
The next meeting of the Little Landers Historical Society takes place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall. On the agenda is Dr. Chester King who will examine the origins of the early Native Americans who occupied the Tujunga area.
The historic village of Tujunga has been designated as being a Gabrielino or Tongva settlement in most sources. Study of the mission registers of San Fernando and San Gabriel Missions and other historic documents indicate that settlements along the base of the San Gabriel Mountains were of the Serrano nation. Tujunga was the western most of these settlements. Tujunga was unique in not having ties to the important Serrano settlement of Japchibit.
King has studied archeology since his high school days in the 1960s. He has a master’s from UCLA and a PhD in anthropology from UC Davis. He has researched the early baptismal records at several of the missions and discovered many interesting facts about the various tribes. He will discuss differences between the Tongva and Serrano nations and present evidence for Tujunga being a Serrano settlement.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Additional information is available from Regina Clark at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or email@example.com.
Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga
CPR CLASSES AT VERDUGO HILLS HOSPITAL
Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) offers CPR training classes to community members and healthcare providers. VHH also offers Heartsaver – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes. These classes provide instruction for CPR skills, including adult/child one-person rescue, adult/child choking maneuvers and adult/child AED. Both Healthcare Provider new and renewal classes are also offered, as well as Infant CPR and CPR Instructor training.
Upcoming Heartsaver CPR classes will be held on Jan. 16 and Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Infant CPR classes are offered twice a month and cover from birth to one year of age. Classes are held on a Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on a Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. The fee is $30 per person.
For more information about VHH’s CPR courses or to register for a class, please call (818) 952-2272, or visit www.vhhospital.org.
BUSINESS WOMEN HOST EXPO
Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is hosting its first Heart of Business Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Glendale Elks Lodge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event begins with networking and shopping with exhibitors such as Gigi Hill Handbags, Party Lite Gifts and Silpada Jewelry followed by the opening presentation by Linda Lore, president and CEO Catalyst9 and former president and CEO of Frederick’s of Hollywood.
During lunch, attendees will have a choice from three “Lunch with the Experts” seminars presented by Jenn August (marketing your business), Katy Tafoya (using social media in business) or Robbie Motter (business networking).
ABWA Verdugo Glen is hosting this event is to provide networking between area organizations and businesswomen and to assist their members to promote their own businesses.
The luncheon/seminar cost is $25 prior to Jan. 20. For questions and reservations, contact Lynn White-Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado, Glendale
GLEN MEM OFFERING WALK-A-DILE WALKING PROGRAM
Glendale Memorial 50-plus walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the information table on the first floor of the Eagle Rock Plaza.
Participants can walk in a safe environment free from the smog, heat, rain and cold!
For information, call (818) 502-2396.
Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., #230, Los Angeles