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The next meeting of Pacific Camellia Society is today, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Birch Room at Descanso Gardens. Dr. Bradford King will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on camellia culture. Dr. King is president of the American Camellia Society, and the editor of the internationally acclaimed publication Camellia Journal.

Guest speaker Tom Nuccio, one of the owners of the world famous (no exaggeration) camellia nursery Nuccio’s Nurseries, returns with his usual array of spectacular blooming camellias, including some that are newly introduced. His popular, enthusiastic presentation is always one of the highlights of the camellia season. He’ll be available for as long as time allows to answer all the tough questions about growing camellias.

There will be refreshments along with a camellia plant raffle.

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge




On Feb.7, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale will present Dr. Vivian Ekchian, superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District. She will speak on the state of the district.

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.




Gentle/level one yoga classes for people over 50 meet twice a week at The Center for Spiritual Living on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

This class focuses on improved joint mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and balance and will include some restorative yoga poses to help the body heal its own aches and pains by engaging the parasympathetic system. Sessions will be 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga.

Cost is $15 cash. Please bring yoga mat.

Questions? Contact or call (818) 298-4589.

The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., at the corner of Santa Carlotta Avenue, in La Crescenta.




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 Feb. 8, Los Angeles Philharmonic members Jory Herman, bassist, and Michelle Tseng, violinist, will join forces with actress/singer/choreographer Cloie Wyatt Taylor.

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 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.

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.




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




On Sunday, Feb. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tory Burch Store at Americana in Glendale has planned a VIP Valentine’s fundraiser for Healwithin International with a 10% discount on purchases and donating 10% of their tracked sales to HWI. Discover the Tory Burch spring collection as you shop for your Valentine! Light refreshments and champagne will be served. Open to public.

Tory Burch is located at 790 Americana Way (Space E21) in Glendale




A presentation dealing with self-hypnosis and mindfulness for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support-Community, Pasadena on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance is free of charge.

  Carmela Tunzi will discuss mindfulness as the process of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences in the present, whereas hypnosis bring awareness through focused attention.

On Feb. 11 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a presentation dealing with the value of sleep for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena. Attendance is free of charge.

Dr. Arash Asher will discuss the emerging science between chronic insomnia and circadian rhythm changes and cancer. The value of sleep for cancer survivorship will be discussed as well as non-pharmacologic options to optimize sleep.

For reservations call (626) 796-1083.

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, Pasadena 




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.




On Wednesday, Feb. 12 the daytime luncheon meeting of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club will include a celebration of the Club’s 109th birthday and recognize past presidents. There will be a speaker from the Salvation Army after school program,  which provides after school care and constructive projects for area students. The meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon; there is a nominal fee of $10 for lunch. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

There is also a dine-out on Feb. 12 benefitting the Club. It will be held at Joselito’s Mexican Food at 2345 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A percentage of proceeds from the evening’s purchases will benefit the philanthropic work that the Club supports throughout the year. Diners are asked to place receipts in the labeled box on the front desk of the restaurant.

Questions? Contact Marianne at (818) 398-7323 or email:



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

On Monday, Feb. 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the LCWC holds its meeting for the Evening Section (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for social time). Representatives from the Montrose Search and Rescue team will be speaking. The team is made up of dedicated volunteers from our local community who respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All are invited to hear about the men and women of this dedicated team. Evening Section program will be held at the Clubhouse at 7 p.m.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call (818) 957-9806 or email




Bob’s Big Boy. Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream. Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Jessup’s Dairy. Porto’s Bakery.

What do they have in common? They all started in Glendale! Listen to their stories and more in a fascinating presentation hosted by the Glendale Historical Society and presented by Eric Lynxwiler, urban anthropologist and board member of the Museum of Neon Art (MONA), on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library.

This event is free to the public. No RSVP required.

Visitors to Glendale Central Library (222 E. Harvard St.) receive three hours free parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the service desk.

For further information, contact or call (818) 242-7447.




Verdugo HUUT (hootenanny) returns on Feb. 15 for its second anniversary show, “Love Hurts,” featuring music, comedy, stories and surprises. Celebrate two years of compelling performances from some of LA’s most crowd-pleasing entertainers. Recommended for ages 12 and up; coffee, tea, snacks and a group quiz with prizes, and fun all provided. Hosted by Marty Barrett. Donation of $10.

UUChurch of Verdugo Hills,4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta.




The Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is offering a free lecture every Tuesday night in February 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.

During the month of February on every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be an open house at Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills. Free tours, personality tests and consultations, introductory video showings and refreshments.

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.




All are invited to the Thursday, Feb. 13 lunch meeting of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated. It will be held at the Oakmont Country Club; 11 a.m. is social time followed at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting/lunch/speaker. This month’s speaker is candidate Eric Early.

Admission is $30, which includes lunch.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




The February presentation of the free USC Verdugo Hills Hospital lectures will be on the topic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It takes place at the Verdugo Hills YMCA on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Hugh C. Davis, MD from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Refreshments provided, but RSVP is required by visiting or calling (818) 790-0123.

Verdugo Hills YMCA, 6840 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga




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




The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council is hosting Mardi Gras Bingo on Friday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. The cost is $50 per person – early bird special; admission is $65 after Feb. 14. Price includes 10 rounds of bingo, hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. “Bingo Boy” is bringing a special drag queen guest to host the event.

Funds raised benefit the construction of the interventional radiology catheter lab that will be used to visualize the arteries and chambers of the heart.

For more information, email or call (818) 952-2226.

USC-VHH, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., 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.




The Caltech-Occidental wind orchestra, conducted by Dr. Glenn D. Price, presents International Excursions on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Thorne Hall on the Occidental College campus.

Music will include Adam Schoenberg Rise – Part 1 “Beginnings” (premiere), Pavel Tschesnokoff “Salvation is Created,” Jules Strens “Danse Funambulesque” and Johann de Meij “T-Bone Concerto.”

Featured on this program is trombone soloist David Rejano Cantero, principal trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 2016.  Also featured are the Caltech Chamber Ensembles.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. 

For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.




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




Arbor Day 2020 is being celebrated at Casa Adobe de San Rafael Park, 1330 Dorothy Drive in Glendale on Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. If it rains, festivities move to the Glendale Civic Auditorium, lower level, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. All are invited to purchase a tree for Arbor Day! After the last few years of intense drought and tree loss, contributions are more important than ever. Twenty-four inch box size trees are available for $150. There is also the option of supporting trees throughout the city for a suggested donation of $75. Contributions will be used to help reforest and care for all trees in local parks and public areas. Donations of any amount will be much appreciated and publicly acknowledged at Arbor Day.

Donation forms are due by Feb. 24. To donate by credit card or to fill out a mail-in form visit




The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.   

For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge




Throughout time and across all cultures women have held the role of prophet, oracle, seer, and diviner. Their stories have warned where society was heading. In exchange for their wisdom they have been banned and burned, but also revered and channeled.

The exhibition “What She Said” includes 2D, 3D and performance art, as well as free public programming. The show places focus on feminist strategies that address current dystopian reality. “What She Said,” starts with the premise that extreme circumstances create fertile ground for visionary speculation. The artwork in the show 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).




2020 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage, a milestone in U.S. history when women succeeded in gaining access to the political process with the right to vote.

The latest exhibit at ReflectSpace gallery at the Glendale Central Library, Access: A Century After Women’s Right to Vote, examines the past 100 years of women’s rights through the work of several contemporary women artists, and considers the role of women today and their access to positions of power.

In partnership with the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, Access will be on exhibit through March 15. Artists in the exhibition include Kim Abeles, April Bey, Joey Forsyte, Erika Rothenberg and the Las Fotos Project.




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 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.




CSUN kinesiology is having free classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at CV Park. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., led by university-educated staff trained in the art and science of human movement. Exercise classes are 60 minutes long.

CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.




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




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




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