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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. This week on March 10, David Ho of BMW will make a presentation on the future of BMW.

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.


On the last Thursday of every month, join the book club at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, hosted by the Flintridge Bookstore. Registration is free … and the books are too. This club is designed for adults over 50 years of age. Discover new books and enjoy lively, literary conversations.

For more information or to register, call the Main Office at (818) 790-4353 or email at


The USC-VHH Women’s Council will be hosting a fundraising whiskey tasting on March 10. The tasting features Sazerac whiskeys and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s council rooms.

Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP to or call (818) 952-2226.


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr. in Glendale, (818) 548-2046.

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation.

For more information, email


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.


Since 1965, US presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made in a variety of fields over the course of history.

Military Veteran Affairs of the County of Los Angeles will honor WWII Army veteran Bea Abrams Cohen (perhaps the oldest veteran in this area who passed away at 105) at “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” an event focusing on the philanthropic efforts of Cohen on Saturday, March 18 at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. Cohen will also be honored by the dedication of a resource room at Patriotic Hall, the first room named after a women veteran within the facility.

Speakers at the event include LA County Supervisor, fifth district, Kathryn Barger and Virginia Wimmer, deputy secretary of CalVet Women Veteran Affairs, among others.

The event is open to the public. To register, contact


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


Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga invites poets and friends of poetry to the second of this year’s Monthly Reading held in-person on Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.  In March poets Toti O’Brien and Linda Dove will be featured.

Toti O’Brien is the Italian accordionist with the Irish last name. Born in Rome, living in Los Angeles, she is an artist, musician and dancer. She is the author of “Other Maidens,” “An Alphabet of Birds” “In Her Terms” and others.

Linda Dove holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature and teaches college writing. She is also an award-winning poet of four books: “In Defense of Objects” (2009), “O Dear Deer,” (2011), “This Too” (2017), and “Fearn” (2019), as well as the scholarly collection of essays, “Women, Writing.” She lives on the eastern edge of Los Angeles where she serves as the faculty editor of MORIA Literary Magazine at Woodbury University.

Two segments of open mic will be available and refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $5 per person for the cost of refreshments and to donate to the Little Landers Society.


On April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the community is invited to the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge for its fourth Treats and Trivia event! Participants will enjoy yummy treats, make new friends, test their knowledge, and win prizes at this free event designed for adults over 50 years of age. Show what you know! For more information or to register, call the Main Office at (818) 790-4353 or email at


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.