NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Jan. 7 and features pianist Harout Senekeremian performing works by Haydn, Scriabin, Gianopoulos, Rachmaninov and Hamelin.
NEWS FROM JCK
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7 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 www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet, and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAUW GLENDALE BRANCH JANUARY MEETING
The next meeting of the AAUW is on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be branch member and former mayor Eileen Givens, who will discuss her new book, “I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie!” It is an informal memoir of her grandparents, Douglas and Mabel McKay, who were part of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet “family” while Doug served as secretary of the Interior from 1953-1956.
The cost is $35 per person including lunch and valet parking. Please reserve by calling Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104 by Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
PROUTY OFFERS CONCERT
The Second Saturday Series presents organist Kristin Holton Prouty on Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Prouty is director of worship and music at Victory Lutheran Church, and has performed and competed throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and the United States.
This concert will include compositions from Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Franck. A reception will be held following the concert to meet the artist. Freewill donations are received at the door.
For more information, visit www.glendalecitychurch.org or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale
MILLINERY DELIGHTS AND LIQUID FIRE AT BOLTON HALL
Little Landers Historical Society is hosting a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Millinery Delights” is a fun and colorful exhibit featuring a variety of head coverings and fashion accessories from the first half of the 20th century and more.
Millinery Delights will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through April 2015.
NEON – Liquid Fire! explores the question of where the first neon sign was in America which may have been in downtown Los Angeles. On Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., Little Landers welcomes historians Dr. Dydia LeLyser and Paul Greenstein to speak about the history of neon signs. Their research into the history of neon signs has taken them to the archives of many government and educational institutions.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org or email email@example.com.
SALON DE MUSIQUES FEATURES FRENCH MASTERS
The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Jan. 11 and features two French masters, Camille Saint-Saens and Leon Boellmann, including two U.S. premieres.
Introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson, the concert will be performed by the Pacific trio of Roger Wilkie on violin, John Walz on cello, and Edith Orloff at the 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 for general admission (includes dinner and drinks).
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.
JONG TO SPEAK AT CV SIERRA CLUB
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present a program by Fred Dong on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Dong, as chairperson of the local Sierra Club chapter and a world traveler, is a frequent presenter inviting his audience of listeners to join him in his travel adventures highlighted with slides.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 La Crescenta Ave.
BOOKSIGNINGS AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is hosting a booksigning on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. for Jack Schafer, Ph.D., author of “The Like Switch: an Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over”.
Then on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. author Guy Blews will be signing copies of his book, “How Angels Die: A Confession/A Heartbreaking Tale of Unconditional Love.” He will be joined by Randall Batinkoff, director of the movie “37: A Final Promise,” which was based on the book. Both Blews and Batinkoff are actors. The book deals with assisted suicide, specifically that of Blews’ wife who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Beginning Feb. 4 and continuing through April 10, residents can receive free income tax preparation under the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program administered by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a tax-exempt charity of AARP. Membership in AARP is not required.
Free income tax preparation will be provided on Wednesdays and Fridays at the
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. (corner of La Crescenta Avenue). Enter from the upper level parking lot.
The hours are Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taxpayers will be helped on a “first-come-first-served” basis; advance reservations are not available.
For details, visit www.cvweekly.com/BUSINESS or BETWEEN FRIENDS.
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
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
BLOOMIN’ SQUARES SQUARE DANCE CLASS
Beginners square dance classes start on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. followed by the intermediate class at 8:30 p.m. Winter classes meet on the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month through July at the Sunland-Tujunga municipal building.
Bloomin’s advanced class is still in progress and continues on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until mid February when the new advanced class will begin. Only $6 a class.
Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building is located at 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. For more info, call (818) 945-1189.
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 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
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 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