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The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is offering the lecture, “Oh My Aching Joints” on arthritis education and management. The lecture is on Wednesday, May 19, from noon to 1:00 p.m at the Y. This free lecture will discuss the symptoms of common arthritis in the hands, how to alleviate the symptoms at home, joint protection, energy conservation and systematic prevention strategies. Lunch is provided by Huntington Home Care. RSVP to (818) 790-0123 extension 225.

The next meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will be held on Sunday, May 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dunsmore Park in the Community Room, 4700 Dunsmore Avenue, Glendale/La Crescenta. A representative from the League of Women Voters will address the club to discuss the initiatives on the June 2010 ballot. The club will also elect its 2010 slate of officers.
For further information, please contact the Club at (818) 503-3325 or email

As part of its continuing effort to be of service to the community, the La Cañada Thursday Club, through its Community Relations Committee, will present “A Pathway to the Future – a Seminar on Senior Living Options.” This program will be held on Thursday, May 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Thursday Club’s clubhouse at 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada.  The seminar is free of charge and is open to all residents in the foothills community.
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1990 is holding its 20-year reunion on Saturday, May 29 at the Glendale Hilton. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $99 per person and are available through
Other events will be held throughout the weekend. For more information contact Deborah (von Speierman) Prinster, the reunion chairperson, at
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 2000 is having its 10-year reunion on July 17. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. there will be a hosted bar, reception buffet and awesome door prizes. The event is being held at the ESPN Zone at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The cost is $95 before June 30.
For more information, please contact Marie Peters at
The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1980 is having its 30-year reunion on July 17 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. A reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. with dinner at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $101 and available through
An icebreaker event is also being planned for the evening of July 16. For more information, email classmates Diane DiStefano Battles at or Brian Hogan at
The Glendale High School class of 1950 is holding its 60-year reunion on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Glendale.  The cost is $55 per person; RSVP deadline is June 15. For information, contact Dale Walker Frazier at (818) 790-0242 or Ray Henderson at
The Glendale Hilton is located at 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale.

The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings Family Education Program offers babysitting classes designed for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The babysitting class is an interactive course that teaches participants valuable skills, including infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips, when to call 911, poison control, fire/earthquake plans and other helpful childcare advice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a babysitting course completion certificate.
Upcoming babysitting classes are being held on May 29, June 19 and July 31. Classes are offered at VHH, located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in the Council Room located on the fourth floor).  Class fee is $35/person. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (818) 952-2272. For a list of additional classes offered by the Family Education Program, visit

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation). Cellist Simone Vitucci and pianist Susan Svrce will perform the Debussy Sonata and the Bach gamba sonata in G Major on Wednesday, May 19.
All are invited to relax during their lunch hour with live music. Light lunch for purchase by Angela’s Bistro available for $6.