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On Jan. 3, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale welcomes speaker Ilin Magran, Ed. D who will be speaking on GUSD child welfare and attendance.

Guests are welcome at the weekly lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15. Meetings start at noon.

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



The Pasadena Society of Artists is having a group show through Jan. 4 that features 50 local artists with artworks on view from realistic to abstract, paintings to crocheted figures. All artwork is available for purchase, priced at $250 or less.

Pasadena Society of Artists, 869 E. Mariposa St., Altadena




St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church, the Outreach Committee of the Meher & Satig Der Ohanessian Youth Center and the Crescenta Valley Lions Club are hosting an Armenian Christmas Eve and Epiphany Dinner for the less fortunate in the community. There will be a free turkey dinner. This is open to all Crescenta Valley area low-income residents.

The dinner is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

For information, call (818) 527-6361 or email




The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is offering a free lecture every Tuesday night in January at 7 p.m. explaining the purification program, a detoxification program that helps eliminate drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body that adversely affect a person’s mind, body and spirit.

The talk will be given by La Cañada resident Larry Monroe who has been helping people and businesses deal with life’s challenges for over 35 years.

The purification program is a tightly supervised regimen of exercise and sweating in the sauna, along with proper nutrition and sleep.

The Mission of the Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (entrance and free parking is at the back of the building). For more information, call (818) 957-1500.




On Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, the daytime luncheon meeting of the La Crescenta Women’s Club will be held at the clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

These meetings are geared for those interested in making new friends and making a difference in the community. The daytime business meeting includes luncheon with program on the second Wednesday of the month September through May at the Clubhouse.                    

For more information, email




The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated next meets on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Oakmont Country Club. Special speaker is Susan Shelley, a columnist for 11 daily newspapers, who will address current issues. She wrote the book “How Trump Won.”

The event begins at 11 a.m. with program following at 11:30 a.m. by luncheon. The cost is $30 per person.

RSVP to Joan at (818) 790-0014.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




On Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., artist Rowan Harrison will facilitate a Native American pottery class at the La Crescenta Library. Harrison will emphasize the classic tradition of hand building and hand coiled pottery as practiced by Native Americans of the Navajo and Pueblo of Isleta, people of New Mexico, and other cultures around the world.

All are invited to create a great piece of art. All materials will be provided for this free event.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.




The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for its Founders Day luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. The cost for lunch is $40 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to AAUW Glendale. For reservations, contact Margaret “Susie” Robinson at by Wednesday, Jan. 8. Guests are welcome.

On Jan. 11, guests will celebrate the founding of AAUW and honor past presidents. Opportunity prizes/baskets will be available. 

The program will be “Bringing the Power of Hope through the Tournament of Roses” by Laura V. Farber, Tournament of Roses president for the 131st Rose Parade and the 106th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1.

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information about membership, activities and meetings, visit

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




The Brand Associates 2020 Music Series will consist of six concerts taking place in the Brand Library Recital Hall from Jan. 11 – April 4. The concerts are on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. The series presents top chamber music groups from Southern California and beyond. The concerts are sponsored by the Brand Associates.  A reception will follow each concert with an opportunity to meet the artists.

On Jan.11, the Elixir Piano Trio, consisting of violinist Samvel Chilingarian, cellist Fang Fang Xu and pianist Lucy Nargizyan, will be performing.

The performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the east side of the building. For more information call (818) 548-2051.

Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 Mountain St.




The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada, in conjunction with the Glendale Unified School District, will present five sessions focused on the top 20 occupations expected to grow in the next eight years. All sessions are free and open to the public. The seminars are geared at high school students who are planning their future. The first session is scheduled for Jan. 13 at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada, Inc., has been granting scholarships totaling over $1 million since 1964.

On Jan. 13, featured speaker Keith M. Hobbs, CEO of the Verdugo Hills Hospital, will discuss the expected growth of occupations in the healthcare industry.This session will give students and their families first hand knowledge on healthcare occupations and their requirements, typical day of work, and advice for the future.

The session is from 5:30 p.m. to
7 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208. Free parking on the upper level.




The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents Fred Dong’s trip to Bhutan: the Dragon Kingdom on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Fred Dong, chair of the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club, has returned recently from Bhutan, known as the Dragon Kingdom, having been opened up to tourism in 1974. Only about 7,000 Americans each year get a chance to visit this mysterious Asian country in the Himalayas, located in the Indian subcontinent.  Dong, in his presentation, will show the people, wildlife, architecture and festivals and a trip to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. There will also be a short presentation on an upcoming trip to Egypt with an optional trip to Jordan by Mayflower Tours.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta




On Saturday, Jan. 18, the community is invited to a bingo game at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Check-in is at 5 p.m. Pizza, sandwiches, chips, cookies, soda, water and more will be available for purchase.

All games pay $100 or more! Admission is $20 per person and includes a packet for 10 games. Each game has six cards. Opportunity baskets, too!

Tickets are available from any LCWC member or by calling (818) 957-9806 or email Tickets are also available at CV Chamber of Commerce office, 3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Jan. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a meeting of the Evening Section of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club will be held at the clubhouse. There will be a game of left-right-center played with dice. $3 buy-in.

Those interested in making new friends or making a difference in the community are encouraged to attend.

The Evening Section meetings are held the third Monday of month, September –May, at the Clubhouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting at 7 p.m.

For more information, email

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.




USC-VHH is hosting AIB2B – “Equipped for The Future,” an education fair for HS/MS/skilled trades.

This is of particular interest to parents of middle and high school students. This free community educational event will share opportunities available to families with sixth-12th grade students in areas of school choice, extracurricular and enrichment options, other affordable and unique offerings for students.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. 91208. To learn more, visit




The Glendale Latino Association is hosting its 2020 awards luncheon and board installation on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Being recognized as man of the year is Frank Quintero, organization of the year is Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and woman of the year is Karen Swan.

Tickets start at $75 with sponsorship levels available.

For more information about sponsorships, email

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale 91208




USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is now offering senior (65 years and older) dinners every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the hospital’s Hillside Café. Seniors can purchase any meal on the menu for 30% off, and there will be a special “mindful eating” menu selection that has been designed by the hospital’s registered dietitians to ensure that seniors (or anyone in the community) are receiving their necessary nutrition while eating well.

The senior meals are an ideal option for anyone who may not have the time or ability to make dinner each night.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208




A bilingual Armenian/English program entitled “Take Your Life Back After Cancer” is presented at Glendale Memorial Hospital on Wednesdays from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program is free of charge to the public.

   The program is co-sponsored by the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena and the Colorectal Surgery Institute at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Information is available from Aline at (818) 465-8816.




Seniors who would like to add a little friendly visiting and lunching with friendly ladies and gentlemen, then play a spirited game of bingo, are invited to the Pioneer Club and the New Beginnings Club.

The Pioneer Club meets the first and third Mondays every month at the fellowship hall – Healy Hall – at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave. (parking and hall accessed around the corner on lower Briggs Avenue). The club also offers trips and tours bus trip to Harrah’s Rincon Casino for a day of fun on selected dates plus other outings.

On the second and fourth Mondays of the month, the New Beginnings Club meets at St. James Church fellowship hall, 4625 Dunmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Each club has its own personality and leadership. All are welcome.

Questions? For the Pioneer Club, contact Mary Mancuso at (818) 249-8454 and for New Beginnings call Gloria Pauly at (818) 248-2944.




The bookstore of the Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the library, 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 – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday at Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. (at Santa Carlotta) in La Crescenta. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour meeting starting at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Lisa O. Mayo, (626) 484-0554.

A meeting is also held in Sunland every Thursday at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Virginia Timpson, (818) 645-4985.

First meeting is free and all visitors are welcome!




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 A1C and tools for a healthy lifestyle 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.