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Little Landers looks at Rockhaven Sanitarium

The Little Landers Historical Society presents “The History of Rockhaven Sanitarium.” In 1923 Rockhaven provided a safe and restful place for women recovering from mental illness. The property was purchased by the city of Glendale in 2008. The speaker for this presentation is Robert McFall, assistant manager for the city of Glendale. McFall will take the audience on a photo tour of Rockhaven, reflect on the facility’s colorful history and provide information on what the city has planned for its future. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Admission is free.

Free Art Demonstration

The Sunland/Tujunga Art Association welcomes Chuck Kovacic as he shares his techniques for “plein aire” painting. He will be doing a show at the end of January with five Urban Plein Aire Painters. Kovacic’s oil paintings, rendered in the traditional plein-aire approach of the Impressionists, investigate the changing landscapes of Southern California. The public is invited to attend the demonstration with the artist at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Sunland Park Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick St., Sun Valley. For more information, contact Pat Saurer at (818) 352-2484 or Nancy Bearce at (818) 249-7270 or e-mail

foothill boulevard to undergo asphalt work

A construction contract for the improvement of Foothill Boulevard from Pennsylvania Avenue to Briggs Avenue is expected to begin on Jan. 4. The project will consist of resurfacing the existing roadway pavement. The contract is expected to take one month to complete. There may be certain unavoidable inconveniences during the construction period including temporary no parking areas.

For more information, contact Daryl Hamilton of the county of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at (626) 458-3117.

Snow Days in Pasadena

Kidspace Children Museum will host the second annual Snow Days winter celebration Dec. 26 through Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

Though the sun may be shining, real snow will blanket the Kidspace Courtyard and offer cool winter fun for kids and families. Other festivities included with $10 general admission. Kidspace Children’s Museum is located at 480 N. Arroyo, Pasadena. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available in Rose Bowl Parking Lot I.

Visit the website for more information.

“Jewels of the Foothills”

The Sunland/Tujunga Art Association will be exhibiting fine arts and ceramics in various locations around the area in the new year. Association membership is necessary to show artwork. Deadline for applications and entry fees are due one week prior to the state date of the exhibit you wish to participate. Exhibits will be March 5 through March 27 at the La Cañada Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave.; and from April 9 through May 14 at Mission Valley Bank, 9116 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley. For information or applications, contact Dorothy Shepherd (818) 353-0129 or Nancy Bearce at (818) 249-7270.

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