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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale next meets on Jan. 6. Meetings are held on Friday at noon. The cost to attend, which includes lunch and program, is $20.

The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale.


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knit, crochet and conversation. For more information, email


The Glendale Youth Orchestra will hold auditions by appointment for the winter and spring quarters on Saturday, Jan. 7. The GYO performs three concerts each season at the Alex Theatre. The GYO was founded in 1989. Members range in age from 12-20 and must participate in their school music program (if there is one). 

All audition information and materials can be found at Questions? Email


A new 13-week beginner’s class on modern square dancing is starting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7:45 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. The first class is free

Meet new people while getting exercise for both body and mind. Info available by emailing or visiting


Devon Nunnally and Biaina Alexanian, authors of the children’s book “There’s a Spider in my Bed,” will be having a book reading on Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive in Los Angeles. The reading is free to attend.

For more information, email


“Founding Flintridge” on Jan. 14 tells the story of how California Senator Frank Flint established one of the local communities over 100 years ago. This entertaining and fact-filled film tells of the challenges Flint faced in developing the community named after him that was originally intended to be a suburb of Pasadena.

The speaker for this program John Newcombe, an independent filmmaker who holds a BA and MA in theatre and has been writing screenplays for over 20 years. In recent years, he has made a number of award-winning documentaries. He also makes promotional films and biographies.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. It takes place at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, Home of Little Landers Historical Society, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

Additional information is available by calling the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, visiting or by emailing


The Caltech Jazz Band, under the direction of Barb Catlin, presents the annual jazz guest artist concert featuring Grammy Award winning saxophonist and composer Bob Mintzer on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, seniors and faculty, $10 for general admission and can be purchased by calling the Caltech ticket office at (626) 395-4652. Parking is free.

Mintzer is an internationally celebrated jazz musician and the recipient of the Bowen H. Buzz and Barbara M. McCoy Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies program at USC Thornton School of Music. His longstanding membership in the fusion super group The Yellowjackets has earned him many Grammy Awards. Mintzer recently became the chief conductor of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany and has written works for the National Symphony Orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra of the Netherlands, among others. As an instrumentalist/composer, Mintzer has worked with Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Randy Brecker, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band, The New York Philharmonic, Donald Fagen, James Taylor and countless others.

The concert is on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.


The Museum of Neon Art display of “Leticia Maldonado: The Storytellers” continues through Feb. 11. This is the first solo museum exhibition for the artist. Maldonado challenges the conventions of sculpture as well as the constraints of the medium of neon through her multimedia works. In this exhibition, life-size sculptural forms made out of neon, Plexiglass, found objects and vintage technology speak to narratives that bind memory, intimacy and history.

The museum is located at 216 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. It is closed Monday and Tuesday; open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.


“Team 74” is planning a 50th high school reunion in 2024. Friends and graduates of Verdugo Hills High School are invited to attend to trade stories of family, careers, adventures and anything else.

Currently Team 74 is in the planning phase of collecting names and numbers of classmates and putting together a database; emails from classmates can be received at Information should include a mailing address, cell number and graduate’s name at graduation (if different than now).

A list of frequently asked questions will be provided to keep everyone updated as the reunion plans move forward. Those who belong to various VHHS groups will see redundant information to ensure all classmates are notified and have an opportunity to attend.

At this time the FB VHHS groups will be the reunion information outlet until a more focused site is created.