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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets on Fridays at noon. This week on April 7 the Club is dark. The next speaker is Stuart Byles from the Stonebarn Conservancy at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. He’ll be talking on April 14 about the history of wine making in the area.

The cost to attend, which includes lunch and program, is $20. All are welcome.

The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. in Glendale.



Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, April 8 from 2-3:30 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



Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills hosts a Saturday afternoon of Easter fun, including live bunnies to hold and pet, crafts, Easter egg hunt, bunny hop dance, refreshments and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny (wear your Easter best!).  The event takes place on Saturday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (entrance and free parking at the back of the building). There is no charge and all are welcome! Please phone (818) 957-1500 or email to let organizers know you are coming.



All are invited to the Tujunga Elks Purple Pig Fundraiser on April 8 put on by Elks members who are supplying food and raffles.

The Tujunga Elks Lodge is located at 10137 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.



The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for breakfast on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive in Glendale. Please make a reservation by email by April 5 to

The cost is $35 payable at the door by cash or check.

Guest speaker is Kevin McManus, PR and communications manager for the Pasadena Humane Society. He will share information about its services and activities.

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information about membership, activities, and meetings, visit



Guests of the 2nd Saturday presentation on April 8 at the Bolton Hall Museum will see TV scenes from the late 1970s program “CHiPS” that were filmed on the not-yet-completed local 2 and 210 Freeways. CHiPS was about the adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers and aired on NBC from September 1977 through April 1983. 

Presenter for this program is local filmmaker John Newcombe who will be showing his compilations of many scenes from “CHiPS,” “Adam- 12,” “Emergency!” and other programs and movies that were filmed locally.

This event is at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, home of 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 email



A fundraising square dance is being held at McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga on April 15 at 7 p.m.  This dance continues the “3rd Saturday Square Dance” that took place in Highland Park prior to COVID. The live old time band is Smoke Holler and the caller is Jeremy Horton.  

This dance is open to adults and the caller teaches the dances. No prior square dance knowledge is needed (although it helps to have an inkling of it). Suggested donation of $10 supports the McGroarty Arts Center.  



Theater Arts in Caltech (TACIT), directed by Brian Brophy, presents “The Sunrise from the Moon.” There will be four shows: on Thursday, April 13, Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium in Caltech campus. 

In Hannah Manikowski’s play, NASA’s first lunar colony suffers a tragic collapse but one human survives: Annaliese, a 25-year-old woman born on the Moon, with 10 of those years spent alone. Following her discovery, Annaliese is rescued and returned to Earth, where – alongside her own pained search for identity – she is caught in the crosshairs of competing agendas between NASA investigators.

Featuring an eclectic cast of characters and satisfying moments of surprise, this sleek drama is also a love story that probes the complexity of the human condition.

Tickets are available at the Caltech Ticket Office (626) 395-4652 for $25 for general public, $15 for staffs/JPL/seniors, $5 for students.

Social distancing and masks are recommended but not mandatory. 

For more information visit or call (626) 395-3295.



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



The Caltech Jazz Band, under the direction of Barb Catlin, presents the annual Jazz Festival featuring three groups: The Caltech Jazz Band, the Tim Shaghoian Quartet and the Night Blooming Jazzmen. This outdoor concert will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Hameetman Patio. The festival is outside with limited seating. Bring a folding chair or blankets and picnic items. Parking is free. 

The Caltech Jazz Band, directed by Barb Catlin, will open the festival with an array of big band music including works from Thad Jones, Count Basie, Oliver Nelson, Dr. Les Deutsch, and Elliot Deutsch. 



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



A fundraiser supporting Los Altos Auxiliary of Sycamores is having its 12th annual wine tasting event – Taste of the Grape Northwest – on Sunday, April 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Thursday Club outdoor patio, 4400 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada.

Tickets include the tasting of food catered by Porta Via and samples of seven curated wines from the Pacific Northwest.

Tickets are $100 each; sponsorships are available. There will also be a wine pull, fund-a-need opportunities and a select in-person silent auction.

The Los Altos Auxiliary works with Sycamores to provide care, compassion and hope at the El Nido campus for youth who are from extremely vulnerable situations.

Visit for tickets and donations payments by credit card; visit for sponsorship information and payments by credit card; visit for tickets, donations or sponsorship payments by check.



Benita Bike’s DanceArt, LA’s chamber modern dance company, performs at the La Crescenta Library on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. The La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

This is a free performance and reservations are not required. This performance is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Dept. of Arts and Culture. Call (818) 470-5734 for further information.

On April 29, Benita Bike’s DanceArt will not only perform several beautifully performed dances, but the community will also be invited to ask questions and make comments about the work seen.

The La Crescenta Library show will feature “Schoenfield Dances,” “Plugged,” and a surprise dance offering. “Schoenfield Dances” melds early 20th century popular dance styles with a classical movement sensibility. “Plugged” explores our relationships to machines and how they affect our sensitivity to nature, quiet, and the earth. Rounding out the program is just a taste of our new dance work.



On April 30 Our House Grief Support Center hosts its annual 5K Walk ‘N’ Run For Hope at Woodley Park (adjacent to Lake Balboa at 6076 Woodley Ave. in Encino) from 7 a.m. to noon. The only event of its kind nationally, the day celebrates and honors the memories of loved ones who have died, bringing together people in support of each other in memory of those they have lost. The family-friendly event also features entertainment, food and beverage booths and a Kid Zone. To register, start a team, donate, sponsor or volunteer:



On May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital presents the 70th Home & Garden Tour benefiting the Huntington Health and the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. Showcased are four historic homes and gardens, café, marketplace, community booths and live entertainment.

Tickets available are at



The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting its Annual Spring Ceramic Sale on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. This one-day sale presents artists within its program and from the community. It’s the largest annual ceramic sale in the region, showcasing hundreds of handmade works of art. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ceramics Program at CCLCF, which recently celebrated 50 years in La Cañada.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.



“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.