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La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated hosts speaker Loren Spivak, the “free market warrior,” at its lunch meeting today, Thursday, March 12, at the Oakmont Country Club.

Social time begins at 11 a.m. followed by the meeting/lunch/speaker at
11:30 a.m. The cost is $30.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




The Glendale Historical Society’s annual membership drive continues through April 15 culminating with the popular Taste of Spain soirée on Sunday, April 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. held at a beautiful 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival home. Attendees will enjoy an assortment of tapas and Spanish wines and beers.

New members who join TGHS between March 1 and April 15 will be admitted to Taste of Spain free of charge.

Memberships can be purchased by visiting Once membership request is received RSVP information will be sent. (Please note: Taste of Spain admission is not automatic. Once the event is at capacity, admissions will close.)

Questions? Contact




On March 13, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale hosts Monique Rodriguez, director of sales at the Rose Bowl Stadium, at its afternoon meeting.

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.




A discussion about the factors that
may cause breast cancer will take place at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, March 17 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance is free of charge.

Dr. Jeannie Shen, UCLA breast surgeon, will discuss factors that can increase a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer and will suggest healthy lifestyle choices that can help lower the risk.

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




The March presentation of the free USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Lectures will be on the topic of “Robotic Colorectal Procedures.” It takes place today, Thursday, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m.
at the YMCA in La Cañada. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Marjun P. Duldulao, MD. For more information, visit

Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada




USC Verdugo Hills Hospital hosts local artist Cindy Porcell who is presenting in the Healing Arts Exhibit. The opening reception is today, Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Healing Arts Exhibitions aim to enhance and beautify the healing environment
for patients, families and staff.

RSVP to or call (818) 952- 2226. Free to attend.

USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208.




Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, March 14 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




The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for breakfast and a program on Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale 91208. Cost for breakfast is $28 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to
AAUW Glendale. 

The program will be “Voices from the Age of Suffragism (Doing More Than Men Have Ever Done)” presented by Dr. Susan Shaw, an award-winning professional in education, business and ministry. 

For reservations, contact Marilyn “Susie” Robinson at

Guests are welcome.




All are invited to Bolton Hall Museum at 1 p.m. on March 14 when the Little Landers Historical Society provides a look at the history of the American film industry in Southern California. This program focuses on the reasons the film industry first came to Southern California and what part the local community played in the early days of filming.

The speaker for this program, E.J. Stephens, is a Hollywood historian who has written a dozen books about the Southern California film industry and is the creator of the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival and Newhallywood Tours that gives guests a look at film sites around Southern California.

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

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

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




The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club is hosting speaker Herbert S. Ferguson from the Bureau of the Census to bring a “Census 101” primer to its
March 15 meeting, which will be from
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta.

The Census will have profound impacts on the distribution of almost a trillion dollars worth of federal spending, plus the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes that are granted to California. Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail from March 12-20; responses may be online, by phone or by mail.

The Club will also comment on Super Tuesday and future elections and the complicated math of convention delegate distribution will also be tackled.

Longtime Club member Vicki Hays is assisting the LA County Democratic Party by being coordinator for new citizen voter registration at the LA Convention Center. The next date for registering new citizens is Thursday, March 19. Hays will sign-up volunteers at this meeting.

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club serves the Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga. The meetings are open to anyone and are free of charge. For more information, the Club’s website is

Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta




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.




On Wednesday, March 16 the La Crescenta Woman’s Club will host a special speaker at the evening section meeting.

The evening section meetings are on the third Monday of month at the Clubhouse September through May. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting is 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




The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. is having a dine-out at
New Moon Restaurant, 2138 Verdugo Blvd. in Montrose, on Tuesday, March 17.




Gather, Inspire and Act and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. It tells the story of the relationship that develops between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks)  and a reporter (Matthew Rhys) who has been assigned to profile the children’s television personality. It is an encouraging demonstration of the transformation that can take place when a wounded skeptic is met with radical kindness, when an investigative journalist who has been digging for dirt and finding it, finds gold for once.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.




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.




An informative session on audiobook features available through the Los Angeles County Digital Library, including how to download the apps, create an account, search for audiobooks and more, will be presented on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the La Crescenta Library. All that is needed to get started is a library card.

The program is free.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. La Crescenta Ave.




The Brand Associates 2020 Music Series takes 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 March 21, Paul Fried with Family and Friends will be performing. Renowned flutist Paul Fried will be joined by violinist Alexander Fried, violist Maxwell Karmazyn, cellist Dennis Karmazyn and pianist Bryan Pezzone.

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 La Crescenta Woman’s Club presents “Planting the Seeds of Spring” fashion show on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman’s Clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. Fashions will be presented by Magnolia Boutique in Arcadia.

Ticketholders will enjoy a catered lunch and beautiful fashions.

Opportunity and auction prizes, too.

Tickets are $40; seating is limited so early reservations are encouraged.

To purchase a reservation, make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman’s Club and mail to 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214 or purchase online with credit card or PayPal:

Prepaid reservations are required to guarantee seating.

For reservations or questions, contact Emma at (818) 232-1896 or email

Assigned seating so let organizers know seating preference.

A portion of proceeds benefit youth programs, scholarships and philanthropic programs.

Advertise in the event program. Contact Cindy at or call  (818) 658-1104.




On Wednesday, March 25, the Glendale Burbank Foothills Republican Assembly welcomes Wen Chen, biochemist, Cal Tech, back to GBRA for an informative evening on coronavirus at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Included will be information about China’s political suppression of the facts and the real science behind the pandemic.

Visit for details or call Lois Lee Brand Billings, president, at (626) 823-4679.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.




The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Thursday, March 25 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




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.




The work of master architect Wallace Neff will be featured in the March 29 self-driving spring home tour of Pasadena Heritage. The tour will feature notable Pasadena homes from the Golden Era’s most important residential architect. At each location docents will lead tours showcasing each house.

Neff, perhaps best known as an “architect to the stars,” produced hundreds of exceptional designs that ranged from vernacular styles to grand mansions, reaching from Bel-Air to Santa Barbara to Hollywood and Hancock Park, with a proliferation of homes in the Pasadena area. His ability to work in a variety of styles with equal aptitude made him a favorite with those seeking the very best.

Tickets are on sale at Same-day tour tickets may be purchased online. Call (626) 441-6333 for more information or visit




Effective April 1, Bolton Hall Museum will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Tuesdays after April 1.

The change to Saturday and Sunday afternoons makes it possible for Little Landers Historical Society and Bolton Hall Museum to serve a higher number of visitors who want to learn more about the rich history of the local community.

Special date and time arrangements can be made for any organization or group wishing to schedule a private group tour of Bolton Hall Museum.

Entrance to the Museum is free and everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

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




The City of Glendale is offering a fully immersive Pride on Saturday, May 30 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Glendale’s Central Park.

Pride is the grassroots effort of several Glendale-based organizations and volunteers and is a festival is located in Downtown Glendale’s shopping and nightlife district.

The Pride festival and its programming will raise awareness and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community as well as individuality, empowerment and inclusivity within Glendale. With a focus on family-friendly art, events and community connection, the event will include storytelling time for kids and more.

The free festival will feature diverse music and entertainment by a local DJ and emcee and wrap-up with a dance party at sundown.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information about Glendale Pride, visit

Glendale’s Central Park, 216 S. Brand Blvd.




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