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A bingo game is being held at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital council rooms on April 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that benefits the hospital’s Women’s Council.
Tickets cost $75 with profits earmarked for the hospital’s Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit. The USC-VHH Women’s Council has made a commitment to help raise $25,000 by June for the unit that is scheduled to open later this year. 
USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., at the border of Glendale and La Cañada.

Come to the free opening reception on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the “ACAG: Women in Art” exhibit at the Towns Burr Art Gallery in Burbank. The exhibit will feature fine artwork by members of the Angeles Crest Art Guild (ACAG) that includes oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, mixed media art, sculpture and ceramics.
Started a decade ago to foster the talents of a small group of artists, ACAG has steadily grown, and currently includes nearly 40 members. A diverse and supportive creative community, the group meets once a month in Glendale to share works-in-progress, artistic techniques, business information, exhibit opportunities and fellowship. Members’ bios and artwork can be viewed at
The show closes on April 8. The Towns Burr Art Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on April 2 and is titled “Paris mon Amour.” It celebrates the music of four French & Hungarian composers: Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Cecile Chaminade and Zoltan Kodaly with an exquisite chamber music program for strings and piano. The program will be performed by Serena McKinney, violin, Eric Byers, cello, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano.
An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet high tea buffet provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes dinner and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit or email
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, April 8 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 email

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. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on April 5 and features Brendan White in a piano recital of Chopin “Preludes, Op. 28.”
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.

The Glendale Art Association April meeting is at BMAI (note new location) on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fernando Olea said that he’s not sure that “talking about his art” is productive, so he is more likely to talk about his passion for art, which began as a young child, and about the overcoming of obstacles in his desire to be an artist. He added that made him stronger.
The cost to attend is $5 for members; paintings submitted to mini show $3 each.
For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373. www.glendaleartassociation.comBMAI is located at 2228 Florencita in Montrose (near the Montrose post office).

The Junior League of Pasadena (JLP) announced that representatives from Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women will speak with members and guests at a special event on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p/m.
Members of the JLP are looking forward to this event because the Commission’s work closely aligns with the focus area of the JLP – the support and development of women. Members of the JLP volunteer hundreds of hours each year to support this issue area and the women in the community.
Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public. To RSVP, please email
The event will be held at the JLP’s headquarters at 149 S. Madison Ave. in Pasadena.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a talk and signing on Friday evening, April 7 at 7 p.m. for local author and marriage and family therapist Tracey Cleantis. Her book, “An Invitation to Self-Care: Why Learning to Nurture Yourself is the Key to the Life You Have Always Wanted!” shows readers how to consider self-care across relationships, finances, and spiritual and professional life. Cleantis shares personal observations, exercises, interviews and more with the goal of positively changing lives.
A day of indulgence at a spa or at home on the couch might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? Cleantis’ follow-up to her groundbreaking debut book “The Next Happy” demonstrates why real self-care is more than routine self-indulgence. Feelings of fulfillment and joy are all influenced by your self-care mind-set. Her approach helps readers realize that by accepting who they are, what is needed, and how those needs evolve over time, everyone can create space for self-care’s transformational magic.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

Bolton Hall Museum and Little Landers Historical Society’s April Second Saturday program is about Altadena’s historic Cobb family estate.
The pioneering Cobb family’s home was built in 1918 and passed through several owners’ hands, including the Marx Brothers, before being rescued from demolition in the early 1970s by local high school students.
The speaker for this program is Altadena resident and historian Pam Wright who will walk us through the history and possible hauntings of this unique home.
The presentation is on Saturday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.
Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge. All are welcome to attend and entrance is free. Suggested donation is $3.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email .
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042

It’s springtime again! Which means animal baby season is upon us – the time of year most likely to find a baby animal. Want to learn more about baby animals? Want to meet some? Want a list of local animal resources? Bring the family and join Teranga Ranch for its annual spring babies presentation on Saturday, April 8 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Howard Finn Community Garden, located behind North Valley City Hall and the Sunland-Tujunga Library. Parking is available at North Valley City Hall or on the street nearby.
Tickets are $10/per person or $20/family. Pre-purchase tickets via PayPal by submitting payment to, and be sure to include “Spring Babies Presentation” in the donation message. Exact cash and checks (made payable to Teranga Ranch) will also be accepted the day of the event.
For any questions please contact
Howard Finn Park, 7747 Foothill Blvd. Tujunga

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present “Karen Buehler’s, California Backpacking” on TuesdayApril 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Public Library.
Buehler is a member of the Sierra Club Backpacking Group and WTC (World Travel Course) and has been leading hikes for the Sierra Club for the last five years.  Her quest is to work toward her “I” rating, which allows leaders to travel off-trail and in the snow. To accomplish this she took an off-trail hike to Whale Peak, a bus trip and backpacking in Yosemite, and a 50-mile backpacking trip with her son from Onion Valley to Horseshoe Meadows in the Eastern Sierras.
Buehler will bring the audience along to share some of the high points from her experiences, including the view from the top of Forester Pass at elevation 13,153.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Pat Kramer at (818) 468-7278 for further program information.
La Crescenta Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering a senior lecture on pedestrian and traffic safety. The presentation is on Wednesday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Join Glendale Police Dept. CSO Armen Garabedian and learn about the tips for walking safely.
Please RSVP by April 7 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited.  www.glendalememorialhospital.orgThe lecture will take place in the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center auditorium at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale. 

On Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents “DIVERSITY OF DESIRE: Writing Queer Perspectives,” an authors’ panel that brings together Southern California’s most exciting emerging LGBT voices to talk about writing. Their novels feature LGBT characters in diverse contexts and environments, from Louisiana to Chicago to Boston to Florida. Each of these writers – Erin Judge, the moderator, along with Catie Disabato, Dan Lopez, and Martin Pousson – deals with the specificities of individual characters and their circumstances, as well as navigating the overarching politics of our society and the evolution of social perspectives. 
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

AAUW state president Donna Mertens will discuss “AAUW California: Public Policy” at the Pasadena branch meeting on Saturday April 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City   Club of Pasadena. Selection of Tech Trek students also will be discussed. 
Due to the generosity of the Arcadia branch, more tech students will be chosen than in the past. Also the nominating committee is seeking candidates to complete board positions.  
Lunch is $21 with reservations due by April 7 to Gloria Reynolds, (626) 798-3896 or email
Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland

The Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley presents Edmond J. Clinton III discussing and signing “Clifton’s and Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta.
“Clifton’s Cafeteria” might just be the most famous restaurant in the history of L.A. Not just because of the movie stars who showed up (there were plenty), but because real people ate there. Millions of them since 1931. Nobody forgot that if a hungry person couldn’t pay, that was okay.
The Golden Rule: That’s what the place was all about. So everybody came. Clifford Clinton owned Clifton’s – all of them – and everything he did was about doing unto others. Nobody was going hungry on his watch.
And when he saw corruption in his City of Angels, he went after it. He led a campaign to recall the mayor. He cleaned up the town. His story is as good as it gets –straight outta Raymond Chandler, only real – and Clifford Clinton’s never-published story, and more stuff about L.A., won’t be believed.
For more information on the event visit
For more information on the book visit
Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta (at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta avenues) 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

A fun and instructive day of exhibitors, guest speakers, and tours of an authentically restored Victorian home will highlight The Glendale Historical Society’s second annual Restoration Expo at the Doctors House Lawn and Gazebo at Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale. The event will take place on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 2017 Restoration Expo includes informative talks led by preservation experts as well as exhibits by dozens of restoration specialists and contractors, landscape and interior design professionals, period and reproduction tile and hardware suppliers, and many other valuable resources.
At this event, owners of older properties will have a unique opportunity to learn practical information from a variety of sources that will assist them in what can be a challenging task: how to restore and rehabilitate historic structures to meet the needs of 21st century living. The afternoon will feature presentations in the Doctors House Gazebo on such topics as energy efficiency and sustainability; preserving vintage tiles and woodwork, such as original windows and doors; and restoring California native landscapes.
Tours of the Doctors House Museum, a fully restored 1890 Queen Anne-Eastlake Victorian home, will be provided to participants throughout the day.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at Brand Park and on Mountain Street and adjacent streets.

The Glendale Latino Assn. is hosting its next mixer on April 27. “Carnaval in Glendale” will be held at Gauchos Village from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. All contributions and sponsorships benefit the GLA annual scholarship fund.
Gauchos Village is located at 135 N. Maryland Ave. in Glendale.

The Adams Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting “Dream Portal: Once Upon a Time” by artist Colleen M. Kelly at the Adams Square mini-park at 1020 Palmer Ave. in Glendale.   
Kelly’s site-specific installation is the sixth art installation to be mounted inside the landmark gas station by City of Glendale Library, Arts and Culture in cooperation with Community Services and Parks. The city program was initiated in 2015. The exhibition will be on view through April 27. 
Kelly’s installation utilizes objects that are mostly older than the 1930s era gas station itself and the objects are meant to evoke personal memories. Kelly will ask reception attendees of all ages to write their dreams and wishes on pieces of paper and she will place them in small bottles as part of the exhibition – a tactile approach to personal expression serving as an antidote to the many electronic devices we now use to communicate.  

A bingo game is being held at Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.
Tickets cost $40 per player that includes social hour snacks, one bingo book, dauber, dessert, coffee and tea service. Dinner is also available for $10 from Dinah’s Chicken.
Mail checks to LCFTRA, P.O. BOX 253, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012 or pay online at
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive

Little Landers Historical Society announced the April return of the famous LLHS Plant Sale on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual fundraiser for the benefit of Bolton Hall Museum will be held in the C&M parking area adjacent to C&M Printing at 10034 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Plants are locally and lovingly grown by volunteers in the community and are ready to decorate homes and/or gardens.
Donations of plants, pots and garden items for the sale may be delivered to C&M’s parking area on the day prior to the sale, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donors are asked to contact Bolton Hall Museum to confirm participation and arrange for any needed pick up of sale donation items.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Brand Library & Art Center presents Man Made, an exhibition that explores the urban ecology of our built environment through the distinctive artwork of seven women: Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Anita Bunn, Chelsea Dean, Jennifer Gunlock, Jenene Nagy, Michelle Robinson and Sinziana Velicescu. Each artist, through her own unique practice, honors the physical act of creation and expands the language of environmental engagement. By exploring different ways of seeing, representing and connecting ubiquitous forms, shapes and objects in our surroundings, the artist abstracts reality, resulting in beautiful, anomalous truths, seemingly prophetic vistas, and meticulously rendered constructions.
The exhibition will be on view through May 6.
Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale

The 14th Annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser will be held on April 29, 2017 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. All are invited to support this year’s event, “Embrace the Goddess in You,” by attending and/or sponsoring the event.
Soroptimist International of Glendale’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Its vision is to see that women and girls in the local community and around the world have the resources and opportunities needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Proceeds raised from the event will help support breast cancer and other women’s healthcare services in the local area and provide nonprofit organizations with financial grants for programs directed at helping women and girls – programs that empower and educate young women to be the best they can be and to give them the tools they need to be successful in life.
For more information, contact Jory Potts, Soroptimist International of Glendale sponsorship chair, at (310) 922-2618 or via email at

The Parent Education Program at Glendale Community College – GCPEA – is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a luncheon on May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Tickets are $45 per person and include lunch, a ticket for the grand prize drawing and valet parking. All are invited to celebrate and support GCPEA.
For more information, email


Registration is now open for the Verdugo Mountains 10K presented by Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center to benefit the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation. The 7th Annual Verdugo Mountains 10K will take place on Sunday, May 7. The 6.2 miles and 1,735 foot elevation gain will make for one Sunday morning never to forget! The race begins promptly at 8 a.m. in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St. Glendale.

            After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a free pancake breakfast. There will also be a Race Expo, offering an opportunity for local health and fitness related businesses and nonprofits to exhibit their wares.

For more information visit and follow @Verdugo10K on Twitter for updates.


Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of Mountains Church.

This class will improve 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. Please bring mat.

Cost is $15 cash.

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

St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd., at the corner of Rosemont, in La Crescenta.



Foothills Community Toastmasters Club meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday night at 10700 Hillrose Circle in Sunland. Guests are always welcome at no charge. 

Toastmasters International is a 91-plus-year-old worldwide organization of small neighborhood, company, community or organization sponsored clubs where people practice and get training in public speaking and leadership skills.  

Foothills Community Toastmasters Club is the only official chapter in the Foothills area stretching from La Cañada Flintridge to Sylmar. 

Anyone interested in visiting or learning more about the club should contact or visit


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


A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital. 

The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience. 

RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.


Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.

These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.

These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

For more information contact (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in

Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).


The Foothills Professional Group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Leon Lounge and Café. The group provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which participants develop personal relationships with many other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you may have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

            The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.

            Leon Lounge and Café is located at 2519 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.


Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has a support group meeting every Tuesday at Vallejo Drive Adventist Church in Glendale every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. DBSA provides hope, help, and support through peer-based, recovery oriented empowering services, and resources when people need them and how they need to receive them.

            For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email or visit

            Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.



The bookstore of the Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the library, which is 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


T.O.P.S. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday. Weigh in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

            An hour meeting follows in the education building of Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore (at Santa Carlotta). For more information, call and leave a message for T.O.P.S. at (818) 957-8442.

            A meeting is also held in Sunland on Thursdays. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St., Sunland. Contact Jeanie Druebert at (818) 353-5015.


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


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.