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A fundraiser is being held today, Jan. 23, all day, at California Pizza Kitchen that benefits The Campbell Center. Bring in the flyer (on the CV Weekly website under Just for Fun) and 20% of diners’ checks will be donated to The Campbell Center.

Valid at California Pizza Kitchen, 101 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.




The eight candidates for Glendale City Council will participate in a candidate forum today, Jan. 23, hosted by the Women’s Civic League of Glendale.

Lunch and meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge in Glendale beginning with the 11:30 a.m. meeting and 11:45 a.m. lunch.

Bring an opportunity prize and a friend! To reserve, send a check for $25 payable to Women’s Civic League, P.O. Box 9131, Glendale CA 91226. After Jan. 20,  contact Joylene to make a reservation.

To make a reservation, email Joylene at

Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale



On Jan. 24, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale will present Miriam Lewis of Age of Learning, which helps children everywhere build a strong foundation for academic success and to foster a lifelong love of learning.

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.




Caltech Chamber Music, directed by Maia Jasper White, presents its annual winter concerts. Enjoy music by Elgar, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Boccherini, and many more. LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour joins students for two works. Concerts will be on the Caltech campus in Dabney Lounge. Free admission; no tickets needed.

Concerts are Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.




All are invited, in memory of Marc Stirdivant, City of Glendale employee, community activist, and wildlife advocate, to volunteer for a cleanup day at Brand Park on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon. Stirdivant passed away in 2019 and was a founder of both V.O.I.C.E. – Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment – and the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation. He led the Trails and Open Space Program since 2011 and was responsible for establishment of the Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run and Hike. 

Volunteer work may include trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants from the park. In case of rain this event will be cancelled.

Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale




The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invites poets and poetry lovers to its first reading of the New Year 2020 and the new decade on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Village Poets will present Joyce Futa and Jackie Chou, two poets associated with the Tanka and Haiku groups in Southern California and members of Poets on Site and Southern California Haiku Study Group. Poets: sign-up for the open mic upon arrival. 

Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated!




CBD Comfort Zone and Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500, are hosting a CBD and yoga event on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will learn  about CBD as well as the combined benefits with yoga. Adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing pain and other issues are encouraged to attend to learn more about the products as well as the combined benefits with yoga.

CBD and Yoga Experience will be held at CBD Comfort Zone, 2490 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. The fee is $5 for seniors,  $10 for adults for the yoga class.




“What She Said” is an exhibit that includes 2D, 3D and performance art, and free public programming. It places focus on feminist strategies that address current dystopian reality. The artwork addresses the way an oracular vision speaks to society today in a digital culture, integrating gazes, voices, and experiences.

The exhibit continues through March 13. Presented by ace/121 Gallery & The Association of Hysteric Curators. Gallery hours are Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday/Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale (entrance via Louise and the YMCA parking lot).




The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission invites both new and established artists and performance groups of three or more performers to apply for a spot in its 2020 performance series. The Commission will host a variety of performance experiences every Friday at 7 p.m. from June through July 2020 at the Brand Library & Art Center Outdoor Plaza, and every Saturday in October 2020 at the Artsakh Paseo.

The City of Glendale’s Performance Series, now in its sixth year, provides a free cultural asset to residents and attracts visitors to experience arts and cultural opportunities. This program has been designed to support various arts organizations and to bring distinguished cultural programming to Glendale. The Performance Series is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates.

For more information, visit




The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is offering a free seminar on love and relationships. Learn what is “love at first sight,” the two things every relationship thrives upon and how to keep love alive long-term – as well as the number one reason relationships fail and other pitfalls – at a free two-hour seminar at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m.

Lance Miller is a highly entertaining and engaging speaker knowledgeable on many topics (awarded the “World Champion of Public Speaking” title in 2005).

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.




The Brand Associates 2020 Music Series will consist of six concerts taking place in the Brand Library Recital Hall through 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. 25, Argus Quartet, the award winning string quartet, will be performing. Argus Quartet was founded in Los Angeles but now resides in New York.

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.




Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This is the 19th consecutive year of classes for non-musicians and musicians alike that explores the histories of music and composers. The topic for this new series is “A New Look at Music Appreciation ¬– Even More Surprises From the Internet.”

The 10-week series of classes begins Tuesday, Jan. 28 and continues every Tuesday through March 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

The cost for the 10-week series is $90. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.




The Caltech Jazz Band, under the direction of Barb Catlin, presents the “New Music & Emerging Artist” jazz guest artist concert. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. It features the Caltech jazz band. Featured guest artists will be Joey Sellers, Alex Hahn, Richard Giddens, Teryn Re, Adam Hersh, Iban Lee and Caltech’s visual artist, Jim Barry. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission, and can be purchased by calling the Caltech ticket office at (626) 395-4652.





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




A discussion covering the benefits of physical therapy for cancer patients will take place at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance is free of charge.

Elizabeth Holt, licensed physical therapist, will lead the discussion, which will cover cancer-related fatigue and pain, exercise and the benefits of professional treatment.

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, Pasadena. For reservations, call (626) 796-1083.




Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 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 or email

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit or email




The Glendale branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for breakfast and a program on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. Cost for breakfast is $28 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to AAUW Glendale. For reservations, contact Margaret “Susie” Robinson at by Wednesday,
Feb. 5. Guests are welcome.

On Feb. 8 the program will be “Mindfulness, Mind Matters, and All Day Hypnosis:  Helping All Ages to Change their Minds” by Dr. Debbie Covino, first lady of Cal State LA, and the
co-founder (with President Bill Covino) of the Cal State LA Mind Matters initiative, which focuses on the inner well-being of the campus community.

Dr. Covino is a master clinical hypnotherapist, integrative life coach, blogger/author, and speaker on the importance of self-care, inner well-being and mindfulness in the workplace. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in language and literature.

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




Little Landers Historical Society announces the next in its series of monthly 2nd Saturday historical and educational programs. All are invited to Bolton Hall Museum at 1 p.m. on Feb. 8 for a look at the 1929 Richfield Building and the history of oil in Los Angeles.

The building, demolished in 1969, was a symbol of the role oil played in the development of Southern California. This lecture is accompanied by 125 photos, many rare and never before seen, illustrating the importance of oil, oil companies and their contribution to LA Architecture.

Speaker Nathan Marsak is a Los Angeles architectural historian, the author of “Los Angeles Neon” who is currently writing a book about the lost neighborhood of Bunker Hill.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, home of Little Landers Historical Society, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.

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




The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Karen Buehler’s Kings Canyon slide show on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

Buehler, a leader and Sierra Club member, is an experienced hiker and will share her trip adventures. Her interest and expertise is backpacking and hiking. Her recent backpacking trip to Rae Lakes Loop was a 42-mile trek that took five days in Kings Canyon with waterfalls and beautiful views.

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

Contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.




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




Do you enjoy good times with friends? Crave fast action and excitement? Then come to the Kiwanis Red Carpet Bingo on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado in Glendale. The first game will start promptly at 6 p.m.

Admission tickets are $20. Every bingo game is worth $100 cash! Bring a new children’s book and get a free bonus game chip!

This is the first fundraiser for the Glendale Kiwanis in 2020. All proceeds go to serving the children and other non-profits in our community.

Opportunities to be a sponsor or underwriter! For tickets and information, contact Miryam Finkelberg at (213) 863-4086 or email with questions.




Little Landers Historical Society invites visitors to view a recently installed temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum featuring mid-century modern homes. The exhibit presents the innovative residential architecture of mid-century Tujunga, and pays tribute to a few of the internationally renowned architects who designed and built cutting-edge dwellings in the  area during the Atomic Age.

World-class architects Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra and Eugene Weston III – who were responsible for introducing radical new ideas in floor plan, materials and energy-efficiency through their work for local clients – are featured in the exhibit. Their experimental designs influenced countless imitators, among them, Victor Sease, local developer of Tujunga’s Descanso Tract and Manzanita Slope Development, two of the largest, mostly intact modernist housing developments in Tujunga.

Exhibit viewing hours through May 2020 are Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

Bolton Hall Museum, home of Little Landers Historical Society, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

For additional information or to schedule a group visit, see or call or email (818) 352-3420 or




Strikes For Kids is hosting the SFK LA Bowling Classic on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lucky Strike LA Live at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles. The family-friendly fundraiser for all ages and skill levels will be hosted by Los Angeles Clippers’ star forward Montrezl Harrell, who will be joined by guest teammates.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Strikes For Kids bike giveaway program that rewards 20 local student-athletes from the Los Angeles area community ranging from ages 6 to 13 years old for their athletic and academic success. Those selected by the partnering organization of this event will be rewarded with an afternoon of unlimited arcade game play, food, drinks and surprised with brand new bikes by Harrell.

Check-in/registration for the fundraiser is from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Event registration is $400 per lane for up to eight (8) bowlers and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pitcher of soda per lane, and event shirt. Photo ops with

Harrell will be available plus there will be a silent auction.

To register a team, visit




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