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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale next meets on Feb. 17. All are invited to the Not So Newlywed Game.

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.



The Burbank African Violet Society will be having its next monthly club meeting on Thursday morning, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 No. Avon St. in Burbank.

The program will be a video presentation on “Growing Texas Size Trailers” by Ben Herring, an A.V.S.A. Convention Program. The learning lab will be the PH balance testing of the African violet potting soil samples that members and guests will bring to the meeting.  A discussion with questions, answers and suggestion will follow. 

There are raffle and silent auction tables. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings. For more information please telephone (661) 940-3990 or reference our website:



HUUT – UU short for hootenanny – returns on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. with its fifth anniversary show that is all about love. It includes a fun-filled musical (and comical) evening with choice of beverages and home-baked snacks!

Hosted by Marty Barrett. Performers on Feb. 18 include screenwriter/ author Heidi Mastrogiovanni, “Classics Slacker” author Olivia Negron, bands Magickly Delishus, Vampyr 79 and troubadours Carol McArthur, Don Cummings, Justin Curtis, Tom Bishel, Richard Pittpenn, Art Stucco, and Dolly Ramirez, among others. There will be a premiere release a song arranged and performed by Tom Bishel and Dolly Ramirez, both favorites on the LA scene.

Tickets at the door are $15 and $10 for seniors. Pay at the door or at Mention this blurb for a discount. 

COVID precautions are practiced.

UU is located at 4451 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.



A wilderness workday in Deukmejian Wilderness Park is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The bigcone spruce and coast live oaks need to be watered; volunteers are also needed to assist with trail repairs and remove invasive plants. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and water. Families, individuals, clubs and students needing community service hours are welcome. In case of rain, this event will be canceled.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale/La Crescenta



On Feb. 20 La Crescenta Woman’s Club Evening Section will have a guest speaker from Ascencia. Ascencia is a non-profit homeless services agency and emergency shelter located in Glendale that provides a range of services such as enrichment activities, food and housing to help move homeless families and individuals off the streets.

LCWC’s monthly Evening Section meeting is held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) at the LCWC Clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta. Programs consist of speakers, philanthropic projects or game nights. Refreshments are served. Opportunities are available to join this organization and help support the local community; for info call (818) 957-9806.    




There will be a free concert by the Marcelo Bucater Quartet on Friday, Feb. 24 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Garage at LACM, 300 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena.

Marcelo Bucater is a drummer/percussionist from Brazil based in Los Angeles since 2013. Currently, as part of the Drum Faculty at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM), Bucater has also worked as a session and touring musician for several years, recording and performing live with different artists all over the world. The quartet plays mostly Bucater’s compositions bringing a variety of Brazilian rhythms, jazz and odd meters.

To learn more, visit



A Friday night lecture titled “Eco-Gardening & Composting” will be given at the Stone Barn Nature Center at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP at



On Saturday, Feb. 25 the Community Scholarship Foundation of La

Cañada Flintridge (CSF) will host a community bingo night. The benefits will support the needs-based scholarships given annually to seniors attending high schools in La Cañada Flintridge and Crescenta Valley High School. In the past 59 years the organization has awarded over $1 million in scholarships.

Doors open and food available at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. at Community Center of La Cañada, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The cost is $50 per person and includes 10 bingo games and three Shamrock games; cash prizes ranging from $100 – $300 per game;

hamburgers, all the fixins’, chips, beverages and dessert. Bring cash for extras (one dollar bills preferred) including 50/50 opportunities.

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“These Boots Are Made For Walking,” an interpretive hike, is planned for

Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Feb. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a moderately difficult hike on the Mummy Rock trail, the Le Mesnager Loop trail and the Vineyard trail. Hikers should bring flashlights (red covers are available), water and wear sturdy shoes. Space is limited. Please RSVP at

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale/La Crescenta



The Kiwanis Club of Glendale Foundation is hosting a bingo night on Saturday, March 4 at the Elks Club in Glendale. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first game is 6:30 p.m. No outside food allowed. Individual tickets are $40, which includes one bingo book and one meal ticket – however, sponsorships are available!

Proceeds benefit programs serving the children, youth, homeless, veterans and other non-profits in the local community.

For more information, including how to sponsor the event or how to buy tickets, visit or email



On Tuesday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m. a free concert will be performed at

Altadena Baptist Church, 791 E. Calaveras St. in Altadena.

On the roster is “Trio” by Mozart. Emily Denney will be on clarinet, Sue Reinecke on viola, Sharon Chan on piano. “Violin Sonata” by Grieg will be performed by Ann Levi on violin and Louise Earhart on piano. Piano soloist Anna Ching will perform “Nocturne” by Chopin. A duet from “Aida” by Verdi will be performed by Diana Briscoe and Bernice Brightbill, vocalists and Geraldine Keeling on piano.



Eden Ahbez, composer of the pre-flower-power anthem “Nature Boy” (made popular in 1948 by Nat King Cole), released his lone LP, Eden’s Island, in 1960. Soon thereafter he wrote a dozen more songs intended to be the creative content of his second album. But because Eden’s Island sold less than 100 copies in its initial release, and because his wife Anna contracted bone cancer in 1961, Eden’s second album never got past the sheet music stage. In 1995, Eden passed away at the age of 86.

In 2009, fan turned researcher Brian Chidester found, tucked away on a shelf in the Library of Congress, more than a dozen hand-written lead-sheets of never recorded Ahbez compositions. In 2021, collaborating with the Swedish Band Ixtahuele, many of these songs were recorded and released.

Eden Ahbez had lived much of his time in the local Big Tujunga Canyon. This suite of new music was very much concerned with the spiritual qualities of this landscape.

Local history hunter Craig Durst will introduce the sights and sounds of the local canyons in the form of music by Eden Ahbez.

This free presentation is on March 11 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, home of the Little Landers Historical Society, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Suggested donation is $3 per person.



The community is invited to play games with supporters of Bolton Hall Museum on March 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon of exploring and playing family friendly board and card games is suitable for ages 6 to 96. Based on the Museum’s current exhibit, Toys & Games, Past & Present, young people are invited to see and learn vintage games and adults will relive the games of their youth.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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

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



Sponsorships and tickets are now available for the April 22 Ascencia gala We Rise Together. Held at the City Club LA from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the event will raise funds for the Ascencia programs.

For more information, visit



“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.