KIWANIS LT. GOVERNOR TO MAKE OFFICIAL VISIT TO GLENDALE CLUB
Kiwanis Lt. Governor Patricia Larrigan will be the guest
speaker at the March 8 meeting of the Kiwanis Club Glendale.
Guests are welcome at the lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15. Meeting starts at noon.
The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.
Gather, Inspire and Act and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA” on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. In this documentary, Robert Greenwald introduces the audience to people whose lives have been forever changed by shootings. He also informs of the unhealthy alliance between gun manufacturers, lawmakers and the NRA.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
NEXT MEETING OF PACIFIC CAMELLIA SOCIETY
The Pacific Camellia Society is having its next club meeting today, Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). Dr. Bradford King, editor of “Camellia Journal,” the internationally acclaimed publication of the American Camellia Society who also lives locally, will be making a PowerPoint color presentation on “Famous People and Camellias.”
In his presentation “Flower Arranging Made Easy,” Pacific Camellia Society’s president, George Harrison, will give a demonstration on using camellias in floral designs, emphasizing the use of a variety of containers and natural materials.
Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served.
For more information, call (818) 804-1445 or email Karen Harrison at email@example.com
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room), 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, March 9 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 www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASADENA HERITAGE PRESENTS 2019 WALKING TOURS
Throughout 2019 Pasadena Heritage will offer several walking tours of the city’s landmark districts. Tours include exteriors only. Starting locations and parking information will be available upon purchase of tickets. Price for each tour is $20 non-members, $18 members.
On Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. the Arden Road Neighborhood will be explored.
Arden Road is a prestigious address in Pasadena and is at the northern edge of the Oak Knoll district, named for the multitude of giant oaks growing here when the land was settled. Arden was relatively undeveloped until the 1920s when the majority of the gracious homes that line the street were built. Styles range from Craftsman to Mediterranean, English Tudor and Monterey Colonial, which were popular in the 19020s and ’30s. At the time most of these homes were built, Pasadena was the wealthiest community of its size in the country.
The Arden Road Tour explores this neighborhood and its wealth of great architecture, soon to be a designated Landmark District.
For additional information, contact Katherine Baxter at (626) 441-6333, email@example.com.
LIVING WITH PURPOSE, ON PURPOSE?
Little Landers Historical Society is hosting world traveler and international speaker Colin Wright on Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. He will speak about how people perceive the world, how they behave based on those perceptions and how they can become who they need to be to face the challenges of today and the future.
Colin Wright has authored over 30 books and is the blogger behind Exile Lifestyle. He also hosts the “Let’s Know Things” podcast that he broadcasts from many exotic locations while traveling.
This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. It will be held at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or BoltonHall.org or email llhs@
CALTECH WINTER CONCERT
The Caltech Orchestra presents its winter concert on March 9 and March 10 in Ramo Auditorium.
Under the direction of Allen Robert Gross, the concert will feature Caltech graduate students and flute soloists Madison Douglas and Leah Sabbeth. On Saturday, March 9 the program is at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 10 it is at 3:30 p.m. Music will include Doppler: “Concerto for Two Flutes and Orchestra,” Bartók: “Dance Suite,” and Tchaikovsky: “Symphony No. 2” (Little Russian).
Admission is free and no tickets are required.
For further information, call (626) 395-3295.
LIFE AND WORKS OF ARCHITECT S. CHARLES LEE
Los Angeles historian Eric Lynxwiler will give a presentation on Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alex Theatre on the legendary theatre architect S. Charles Lee who, in 1940, re-designed the Alex Theatre’s facade into an Art Deco/Moderne neon masterpiece. Lee’s other notable projects include the Tower Theatre (1927) and the lavish Los Angeles Theatre (1931) in Downtown LA.
Lynxwiler’s talk will be followed by an exclusive architectural and backstage tour of the Alex Theatre. Built in 1925 and designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley, the Alexander Theatre, as it was originally known, features Greek and Egyptian motifs and is listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources (No. 20), as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tickets are $15 for members of The Glendale Historical Society and $25 for the general public. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 242-7447.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
USC PHARMACY DEPT. ON SIERRA CLUB ROSTER
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents James Adams of the USC Pharmacy Dept. on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. He will give his talk on the Chumash Indians, their culture and tribal practices and their use of healthy herbs.
Adams has been a frequent presenter and has created much interest in the community for this California tribe and will bring samples of these herbs that grow in the local San Gabriel Mountains.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair for further information at (818) 353-4181.
SUNLAND WOMAN`S CLUB ANNUAL ST. PATRICK`S DAY LUNCHEON
The Sunland Woman`s Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with its annual fundraiser for Verdugo Hills High School on March 13. Let your Irish come out and join us for this fun event, which will be held at Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.
Lunch will be traditional Irish fare of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, soda bread, green ice cream and, of course, coffee – all for the thrifty price of $15. There will be entertainment and an auction to benefit the Club’s scholarship fund.
For lunch reservations, RSVP to Laney Clevenger-White at (818) 353-6628.
ELECTION RECAP SUBJECT OF REPUBLICAN CLUB
The public is invited to join the Republican Club for lunch and program on Thursday, March 14 at the Oakmont Country Club. Social time is at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and speaker at 11:30.
Dr. Barbara Stone, professor of Political Science Emeritus at CA State Fullerton, will present an election recap of what went right or wrong in the last election and what will need to be done for the 2020 elections.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale
GLENDALE ART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Glendale Art Association will have an art exhibit opening March 16 and continuing through March 24 at McGroarty Art Center. The exhibition expresses the joy and replenishing of the coming of spring created by members of the Glendale Art Association.
Opening reception, including refreshments, will be held Saturday afternoon, March 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A percentage of sales will benefit a scholarship fund for the high schools in Glendale.
McGroarty Art Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
On March 17 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., 16
visiting tea masters and students from Japan will lead three public tea ceremonies at the Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden in Brand Park, Glendale. Dancers will also be visiting from Japan to demonstrate a typical festival dance called awa odori. There will be three food trucks just outside the Garden with other food selections inside the Garden as well. Live music performances, including the Japanese harp (koto), the Japanese guitar (shamisen), and the always awesome Taiko drummers will also be performing.
This will include a celebration of the completion of the interior tea house renovation project .
Entrance to this event is free – there is a requested $20 donation per person for any of the tea ceremonies.
Friends of Shoseian is a non-profit organization; contributions can be tax deductible under IRC Section 170.
There is no RSVP needed – seating for the tea ceremonies will be first come, first served.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free-admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel).
The next concert is on March 20 and features clarinetist James Sullivan who will perform the Leonard Bernstein “Clarinet Sonata” with pianist Brendan White, joined by violinist Jacqueline Suzuki in a performance of the trio version of “L’Histoire du Soldat” by Igor Stravinsky.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
VALLEY GIRL REDEFINED
Brand Library & Art Center and 11:11 A Creative Collective are hosting Valley Girl Redefined, an expansive group exhibition of women defined as the new architects of the “valley girl.” The exhibit continues through March 22.
Free and open to the public.
Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale
‘AN ARCHITECTURAL GUIDEBOOK TO LOS ANGELES’
On Sunday, March 31 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes award-winning urban walker Robert Inman. Inman and original author Robert Winter have extensively revised and edited “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles” for a sixth edition. First published over 50 years ago by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and written by Winter and David Gebhard, both renowned architectural historians, the latest edition also has a foreword by historian Nathan Masters.
Considered a veritable bible of built LA, “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles” is more than an effort of exploration; the guide is an outfit of discovery. The much-anticipated revision, long since a classic standard of the Los Angeles architecture, has been updated rigorously with more than 200 new entries cataloging every crease, region, and style of Los Angeles County’s metropolitan sheath, from the missions of Spanish California to present day.
For further information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles
Parking is in the rear of the store.
TASTE WITH THE SOMMS 2:
Le Petit Vendôme presents the second annual Taste with the Somms on the grounds of the historic Lanterman House estate on Sunday, April 7. The event features a unique wine and gourmet cheese pairing with some of their favorite sommeliers.
The event will be held on the patio that surrounds the 1915 landmarked Lanterman House. Visitors can enjoy their wine and stroll the patio to peer into the house, which will be open and staffed by knowledgeable docents.
Tickets are $50 per person for the event. All profits of the event will benefit the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge and the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation. Purchase tickets at www.cclcf.org.
Taste with the Somms 2 will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is limited.
‘THERE’S NO END TO HER’ PRESENTED BY ace/121 GALLERY
ace/121 Gallery presents “There’s No End to Her,” an exhibit that seeks to decolonize the imposed separation of self to nature. The works exhibited present a feminized version of both the Earth and people’s relationship to it in stark contrast to the violent and oppressive vision of a colonialist planet.
Gallery hours are Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood Street, Glendale CA 91206 (entrance via Louise and the YMCA parking lot).
ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS
Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This is the 18th consecutive year of classes for non-musicians and musicians alike that explore the histories of composers and their music. The topic for this new series is “Musicals in the 20th Century” (years 1960-2000).
The 10-week series of classes began Jan. 29; classes are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and continue every Tuesday through April 2 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.
TOWNE SINGERS EXTENDS INVITATION
Love to sing? Join the Towne Singers! The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir. Male voices are needed, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming spring concert “All The Best” began in January. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 11.
Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena.
Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
‘ELEVATE YOU’ HOSTED BY HEAL WITHIN
The 7th annual Women’s 3E event takes place on June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castaway in Burbank. The day focuses on “cooperation, genuine connections and powerful self-reflection.” There will be guest speakers, guided visualization and more. Tickets are $99 until March 1, $145 after. Admission includes healthy buffet lunch and beverages.
For information, visit https://healwithin.com/3e-event-2019.
Castaway Restaurant, 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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 OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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!
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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 AIC and tools for healthy life style 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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is hosting a monthly lactation and infant development support group to help support new mothers. This monthly group meets on the third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m. This group is free and open to the community and will answer all breastfeeding-related questions that new mothers may have.
The Y is also offering a Mindful Parenting Course designed to help parents connect to their children and raise them to thrive. This course is adapted from the work of Dan Siegal, M.D and will focus on reducing daily stress while connecting with your child. The classes meet weekly on Tuesdays. The course is open to all and there is a fee to attend.
For more information, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123.
The Y is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.