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The Glendale Art Association June meeting is at the CitiBank community service room tonight, Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

John Messer, architectural illustrator, painter and teacher at the Animation Guild, will demonstrate at the meeting focusing specifically on how to approach painting The Doctor’s House, the historic Victorian house at Brand Park Glendale. His presentation will be hands-on instruction in preparation for GAA’s paint-out event at the site in July. The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests.

For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

New and established artists and performance groups in diverse genres including classical, jazz, rock and world music will be part of the Library, Arts & Culture Performance Series.

The performances are on Fridays and begin at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center. Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission and will be available to the general public, free of charge. Six of the performances are funded by the Urban Art Fund with the remainder supported by the Brand Associates.

Brand Library & Art Center Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

June 12 – City of Angels Saxophone Quartet (Chamber jazz/classical), June 19 – Neptune Cocktail, June 26 – Wendy Sue Hunt (Singer Songwriter), July 3 – The Whyman Project (Cross genre-classical, pop, rock, film), July 10 – Cloudwalkers (Vocal jazz/pop), July 17 – Sanggar Tujunga (Balinese Gamelan), July 24 – Zetz Klezmer Ensemble (Klezmer reimagined), July 31 – Judy Wexler Quartet (Jazz vocals),  Aug. 7 – Burgans & Chan (Acoustic folk and roots),

Aug. 14 – Duo Images (Classical music reimagined), Aug. 21 – Aztec Dance Group YANKUITITL (New Fire), and Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).

The Child Educational Center (CEC) is having its “1000 Suns” online auction fundraiser. The online auction fundraiser features several unique items including family and child-centered services, gifts, and vacation getaways that will be auctioned to raise money for the non-profit organization. Visit to bid on such items as a week at a Paris apartment overlooking Notre Dame, Clippers tickets, and gourmet dinners.

Following the auction’s close at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12, the CEC will celebrate with a cocktail party on Saturday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature fine wine, beer and margaritas, delicious food, music from the Robert Kyle Quartet, and a raffle drawing for various Apple electronics. The cocktail party will be held at a private residence in La Cañada Flintridge, and tickets will go on sale in mid-May.

The CEC is now accepting auction item donations and sponsorships from local businesses and community members. All proceeds from “1000 Suns” will directly benefit the children and programs of the CEC.

For more information, contact Sheryl MacPhee, director of Development & Communications, at (818) 354-3418 or

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, June 13 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation. For more information, visit or email

The next meeting of the AAUW Glendale branch is Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oakmont Country Club. The speaker will be Yasmin K. Beers, assistant city manager for Glendale. She will speak about the responsibilities of the city manager’s office, their achievements and challenges.

Cost is $25 per person. Make reservations with Susie Robinson at

(818) 951-6104. Please reserve by Wednesday, June 10.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale

Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host its annual cancer survivors’ luncheon and Flame of Hope Award ceremony on Friday, June 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The event will celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers. The event will also feature the quality award announcement and cancer survivors’ recognition.

This year’s keynote speaker is Melina Thorpe, cancer survivor and former director of cancer services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The canDancers (also cancer survivors) will dance and entertain participants.

To RSVP, please call (818) 409-8100, Ext. 1.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Main Auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale.

Little Landers Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the 50-year old Wildlife Waystation, the first exotic animal sanctuary in the country, on June 13. The program presenter is Wildlife Waystation owner and founder Martine Colette. Colette will share stories about the organization and its incredible exotic animal residents.

This program is free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome. It takes place at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.

Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email

The 12th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Student Sale is being held at McGroarty Arts Center starting Saturday, June 13 until Saturday, June 27. Admission is free. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is closed Sundays. A general reception is being held on June 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The exhibition is curated by Ray Yocum and features Southern California artists Bobby Free, Jack Halpern, Heidi Kreitchet, CJ Jilek, Nikki Lewis, Katie Queen, Dino Sophia and Vincent Suez. Also featured are wares from Vietnam dating from the 15th century. These historical pots were excavated from the shipwreck Hoian. In addition, McGroarty students will also host a student ceramic sale. All ceramic work will be available for purchase.

In conjunction with the ceramics exhibition, McGroarty will be hosting other events including Timeless Tiles on Saturday, June 20, and will be participating in an Artist Studios Tour on Saturday, June 27. Visit the for details or call (818) 352-5285 for additional information, ticket purchasing and sponsorship opportunities.

McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga.

During the month of June, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents three young adult (YA) authors whose stories cross over to appeal to an adult audience.

On Saturday, June 13 at 4 p.m., Lisa Gail Green signs “Soul Crossed,” the first installment in the series “Of Demons and Angels,” which delves into the grey area between good and evil and the twisted rules of heaven and hell. Bad boy Josh Gaynes and good girl Grace Howard are transported from hell and heaven respectively into a suburban Michigan high school where their fates are intertwined in an apocalyptic love story. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the other, each is on a mission to save or damn someone’s soul.

On Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m., a booksigning is being held for Stephanie Hosford, author of “Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant With One Daughter And Adopting Another.” Having a baby is a monumental, life-altering experience, so is adopting a child; being diagnosed with cancer comes with its own transformative, emotional and physical entanglements. Now imagine what it would be like to experience all three at once. Hosford didn’t have to imagine it, she lived it, and “Bald, Fat & Crazy” is her heartfelt and humorous memoir chronicling her unique circumstances.

On Saturday, June 20, at 4:30 PM, Catherine Linka signs “A Girl Undone.”

In her debut novel, “A Girl Called Fearless” (2014 winner of the Southern California Booksellers Association Award in Young Adult Fiction), a synthetic hormone in beef killed 50 million American women 10 years prior. The Paternalist Movement took power in order to “protect” young women and control the decisions they make. Avie Reveare’s dad “contracts” her to marry a rich, older man leaving her with two choices: be trapped in a marriage with a scheming politician or escape with Yates, the boy she loves.

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

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. 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. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert is on June 17 and features pianist Rosa LoGiudice performing “L’isle Joyeuse” by Debussy and the Brahms “A major Sonata” with violinist Jacqueline Suzuki.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.

Luncheon and program will be presented by the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. Reps from Armstrong Garden Center will demonstrate how to create beautiful outdoor containers for the home. Motivational speaker Bonnie Smith will explain, “Why the Past is Not the Future”. All are invited to attend.

Tickets are $23. For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.

Forest Lawn Museum is hosting an upcoming panel discussion, Record Breakers: Artists Who Revolutionized Visual Music Culture, a celebration of its current exhibition on rock and roll art. Revolutions 2: The Art of Music features more than 175 works – in many cases for the first time – in the original form of mass produced art, including handmade illustrations, large-scale paintings, photographs and sculpture.

On Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m., at Forest Lawn Museum the panel discussion Record Breakers: Artists Who Revolutionized Visual Music Culture, will bring together some of the biggest names to talk about the thought-provoking stories behind the art –album covers, posters, photographs, and more – that continues to influence today’s music scene. Eight award-winning artists and designers will discuss how such iconic works came together, such as: George Harrison’s breakout moment; posters for Jimi Hendrix Experience at Fillmore East, Woodstock, Prince; the monumental Legends of the Blues series; cover art ranging from The Who’s Tommy to KISS’ Rock and Roll Over to Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath; and even the Rolling Stones’ tongue logo.

Reservations are recommended to this free event by emailing

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

The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The program will be “Leaf Bingo” and the annual potluck.

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.

For more information, contact club president at or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

Little Landers Historical Society will host the Randy Van Horne Singers t Bolton Hall for a special afternoon performance on June 27 at 2:30 p.m. The singing group has been performing and leading group caroling for a number of years for the Little Landers holiday party in December.

The event, emceed by Sunland-Tujunga’s own songstress Franny McCartney, will be a new show created for this performance. Tickets are on sale for $12.50 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email

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

Hundreds of beautiful orchids will be on the block at the Orchid Society of Southern California’s Annual Orchid Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, June 20 starting at 2 p.m. at the meeting hall of the First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth Street, Burbank. Doors open at 1 p.m. for plant inspection and bidder registration; plant donations will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. The bidding should be over by 5 p.m.

A wide range of orchids will be available, with well-grown varieties of species and hybrids suitable for everyone from the orchid novice through the advanced collector.

Free door prizes and refreshments will be offered, and admission is free to all. Additional information about the auction can be found at

San Gabriel Valley chapter of National Assn. of Women in Construction is sponsoring MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) Camp. The camp provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls (ninth through 12th grade) to explore and develop basic skills in the areas of carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

This free event helps girls develop a safety first attitude and builds self-confidence and self esteem for girls who tackle challenging projects, both individually and as a work team. It takes place at Pasadena City College Campus June 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Lunch and snacks included. All registrations must be received by June 1.

Registration forms provided at or from school counselors.

To learn more about NAWIC visit

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, June 28 at Wang’s Place  in Monrovia, 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

The Fourth Annual Glendale City Golf Championship is set for Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, Scholl Canyon Golf Course, Oakmont Country Club, American Golf and The Local Trusted Choice Insurance Agents will host the annual championship to benefit the local parks and open space.

The first round will take place on Aug. 20 at the Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale. There will be four flights. The low 16 in the championship flight and the low eight in the other three flights will advance to Oakmont Country Club on Aug. 24 to compete for the championship.

This is a very unique event with the first round at a par 60, 3,039-yard course and the second round at Oakmont Country Club that will play over 7,000 yards for the championship flight.

Although this is a city championship, golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome to come out and play to support The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

For more information on the event, log onto and for more information on Trusted Choice, log on to

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the 2015 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 17. This year’s event will be played at The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The host sponsor is the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.

The cost to participate in the event is $225 and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and more. Tee and green sponsorships are available for $150. Registration forms can be found on line at

The Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of the community and the money raised is used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and its deputies. The funds raised help purchase specialized equipment and other programs necessary to operations at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500 or Pat Anderson at (818) 790-4289.

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 CrescentaCañada 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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