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Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for non-musicians and musicians alike and explores the histories of composers and their music. This new series of classes will cover the topic “Popular Music Before the 20th Century (Not Everyone in Vivaldi’s Time Was Listening to Concertos!).”
The series of classes are from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 7 at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church Cultural Hall.
The cost for the 10-week series of classes is $90. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, please call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church Cultural Hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.


La Crescenta GOP Women is hosting Ginny Sand, president of Connect the Dots who worked for Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign, who will explain how conservative groups need to connect.
Also speaking will be Marc Ang who founded the Pass the Beacon initiative to bridge disparate groups of conservatives in Orange County. He is focused on Asian, campus and swing voters.
All are welcome to gather for Flag Day today, June 14, at the Oakmont Country Club at 11 a.m. $30 for lunch.
RSVP to Joan at (818) 790-0014.


The USC-VHH Women’s Council is hosting a Victorian fashion show and luncheon at the hospital today, Thursday, June 14 to raise funds for the newly opened neonatal intensive care unit. The show highlights the
intricacies of dressing the fashionable Victorian woman.
The luncheon and fashion show begins at 11:30 a.m. at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital council rooms. The cost is $40 per person.
RSVP by calling (818) 962-2226 or email
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208


Redbird, a Native American and environmental non-profit association, is hosting community events. Most are based in the Angeles National Forest; all are based in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. They are open to everyone, and most are free, or suggest a donation.
On Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an equine sculpture workshop with Susan Carlton Sifton. All skill levels welcome. Bring a work in progress or start a new piece; bring materials or use theirs. A $20 donation includes potluck-style lunch.
Held at Chilao School, Angeles National Forest, in Chilao Campground, Highway 2 north to mile marker 49.69.
Visit or call (626) 440-7344.
Then on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. there will be a live model horse show.
“Models in the Mountains Tiburcio Vasquez Challenge Chilao” has several openings left for model horse showers (halter only).
These events are being held at Chilao School, Angeles National Forest, in Chilao Campground, Highway 2 north to mile marker 49.69. Visit or call (626) 440-7344.


The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills has opened its 100-seat sanctuary to LA folk, alt-country, and acoustic musicians as well as authors, poets, and comedians for the monthly Verdugo HUUT. On Friday, June 15 performers include LA-Americana crooner Carrie Wade, the harmonious and groovy power couple Non Duo (Paul McCarty and Marina Gutman), ASCAP prizewinner Ric Taylor, Warrant co-founder Josh Lewis (with tales of LA hair bands on the Sunset Strip), HUUT house band Fogelfoot, and Carleen Carney, who will spin a tale of intrigue from the California Cookie Cutter Collectors’ Club. Following the show is a HUUT!-standard audience singalong. Tickets are $5.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta


McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga is having a two-day art fair on June 16 and June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature the art of McGroarty’s current students, community artists and craftspeople. All are invited.
McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.


Succulent plant gardens will be featured at the Pasadena Women’s Connection on Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. Kel Henderson from Buddy’s Garden will demonstrate how to create beautiful succulent container gardens.
Lori Corpis is the talented musical guest and inspirational speaker is Natasha Wells who will share her story of rescuing her family from the fall of Vietnam.
Tickets are $25. For reservations, call Darlene at (818) 249-1175
Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave., Pasadena


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. in the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on June 20 and features pianist Frank Basile and violinist Jacqueline Suzuki performing works by J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.


La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association is hosting a community afterhours get-together (mixer) presented by Flintridge Riding Club on Thursday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The cost of admission is $10 for members; $20 for non-members. A progressive raffle is also being held.
Flintridge Riding Club, 4625 Oak Grove Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.


On Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.,
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes epic fantasy authors Christopher Husberg and D.J. Butler for a reading, discussion and signing of their recent books. Husberg’s just released “Blood Requiem” is the third installment in his Chaos Queen Quintet. D.J. Butler’s “Witchy Winter” is the sequel to his “Witchy Eye.”
Then, on Thursday, June 28 at 7p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a presentation by La Cañada Flintridge resident Donald Lee Sheppard, author of “The Dividends of Decency: How Values-Based Leadership will Help Business Flourish in Trump’s America.”
In his new book, Sheppard underlines the importance of businesses maintaining strong moral values not simply because it is “the right thing to do” but because the practice pays off with better long-term bottom-line performance. He supports his premise with insights into the struggles he faced in his own business endeavors.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and the Angeles Crest Highway. Parking is in the rear of the store.


The Glendale Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. will hold its 12th annual “From the Heart” American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at USC-VHH. The summer is a time when blood supplies are very low and donors are urgently needed. Members of the community are encouraged to make an appointment to donate by emailing, or by signing up for this drive on the American Red Cross San Gabriel-Pomona Valley website.
Donors will be welcomed by the Chapter’s mother and daughter members and, upon leaving, are thanked with a bag of homemade cookies and treats.
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Rooms A-C, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208


The Glendale Latino Assn. is hosting its June mixer, “Days of Summer,” on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hollywood Production Center. Admission is $10 for members; $15 for non-members.
Hollywood Production Center, 127 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale


A resource day is being organized. Communitas Resource Day is on June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale. Services offered for free include vision screenings, glucometers, diabetes risk assessments, job searches, teen programs and more. Lunch provided.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at 1020 N. Brand Blvd. In Glendale.


The Sunland Tujunga Shadow Hills Rotary Club is again hosting the Sunland Tujunga 4th of July Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 on Foothill Boule-vard at Summitrose Street. The parade will run down Foothill Boulevard to Sunland Boulevard, and is free of charge for both participants and spectators.
Applications for entry in the parade are available at the club’s Facebook page: The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating Our Heroes” and the club will honor the first responders, the firemen and police officers, who helped our communities through two major wildfires in the past year.
For further information, contact Sabrina Godinez at (310) 488-3030.


Verdugo Hills Council is holding its first bingo night on Saturday, July 7 at the Verdugo Hills Council, 1325 Grandview Ave. in Glendale. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and first game is at 6:30 p.m. Dinner, snacks and drinks will be sold throughout the evening. Anyone who enters the 50/50 raffle will also be in the drawing for free prizes called between some of the games.


The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Alan Pollack’s, “Restoring Habitat, One Yard at a Time” on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Pollack’s slide show and lecture is about gardening for wildlife, a presentation of the organization, “Audubon-at-Home.” His lively and informative program comes with handouts of printed materials. He adds that he has been a lifelong Sierra Club member and has lectured previously to several Sierra Club chapters.
The program begins following news about conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.


Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church.
Sessions are 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga. Please bring mat.
Cost is $15 cash.
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


Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A beginner’s class continues on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. First two classes are free. Meet new people while getting some exercise. Four-to-five thousand steps per class/dance!
Call Connie at (818) 353-4901 or email 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


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 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.