When asked the question, “What concerns people the most?” most answered finances and the economy. 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 including relationships, goals and purposes and children as well as ethics and survival. 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).
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New and established artists and performance groups in diverse genres including classical, jazz, rock and world music will be part of the Library, Arts & Culture Performance Series.

The performances are on Fridays and begin at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center. Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission and will be available to the general public, free of charge. Six of the performances are funded by the Urban Art Fund with the remainder supported by the Brand Associates.

Brand Library & Art Center Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

June 19 – Neptune Cocktail, June 26 – Wendy Sue Hunt (Singer Songwriter), July 3 – The Whyman Project (Cross genre-classical, pop, rock, film), July 10 – Cloudwalkers (Vocal jazz/pop), July 17 – Sanggar Tujunga (Balinese Gamelan), July 24 – Zetz Klezmer Ensemble (Klezmer reimagined), July 31 – Judy Wexler Quartet (Jazz vocals),  Aug. 7 – Burgans & Chan (Acoustic folk and roots), Aug. 14 – Duo Images (Classical music reimagined), Aug. 21 – Aztec Dance Group YANKUITITL (New Fire), and Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).

An information presentation on conservatorships and their alternatives will be made at Foothill Retirement Community on Tuesday, June 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Bill Eick who has practiced law in Los Angeles County for over 40 years.

Those interested in attending this free presentation can RSVP to Toni Williamson at (818) 353-3350 or email Refreshments will be served.

Foothill Retirement Community is located at 6720 Saint Estaban St. in Tujunga.

The 12th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Student Sale is being held at McGroarty Arts Center continues through Saturday, June 27. Admission is free. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is closed Sundays.

The exhibition is curated by Ray Yocum and features Southern California artists Bobby Free, Jack Halpern, Heidi Kreitchet, CJ Jilek, Nikki Lewis, Katie Queen, Dino Sophia and Vincent Suez. Also featured are wares from Vietnam dating from the 15th century. These historical pots were excavated from the shipwreck Hoian. In addition, McGroarty students will also host a student ceramic sale. All ceramic work will be available for purchase.

In conjunction with the ceramics exhibition, McGroarty will be hosting other events including Timeless Tiles on Saturday, June 20, and will be participating in an Artist Studios Tour on Saturday, June 27. Visit for details or call (818) 352-5285 for additional information, ticket purchasing and sponsorship opportunities.

McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga.

During the month of June, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents three young adult (YA) authors whose stories cross over to appeal to an adult audience.

Today, Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m., a booksigning is being held for Stephanie Hosford, author of “Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant With One Daughter And Adopting Another.” Having a baby is a monumental, life-altering experience, so is adopting a child; being diagnosed with cancer comes with its own transformative, emotional and physical entanglements. Now imagine what it would be like to experience all three at once. Hosford didn’t have to imagine it, she lived it, and “Bald, Fat & Crazy” is her heartfelt and humorous memoir chronicling her unique circumstances.

On Saturday, June 20, at 4:30 PM, Catherine Linka signs “A Girl Undone.”

In her debut novel, “A Girl Called Fearless” (2014 winner of the Southern California Booksellers Association Award in Young Adult Fiction), a synthetic hormone in beef killed 50 million American women 10 years prior. The Paternalist Movement took power in order to “protect” young women and control the decisions they make. Avie Reveare’s dad “contracts” her to marry a rich, older man leaving her with two choices: be trapped in a marriage with a scheming politician or escape with Yates, the boy she loves.

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.

Forest Lawn Museum is hosting an upcoming panel discussion, Record Breakers: Artists Who Revolutionized Visual Music Culture, a celebration of its current exhibition on rock and roll art. Revolutions 2: The Art of Music features more than 175 works – in many cases for the first time – in the original form of mass produced art, including handmade illustrations, large-scale paintings, photographs and sculpture.

On Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m., at Forest Lawn Museum the panel discussion Record Breakers: Artists Who Revolutionized Visual Music Culture, will bring together some of the biggest names to talk about the thought-provoking stories behind the art –album covers, posters, photographs, and more – that continues to influence today’s music scene. Eight award-winning artists and designers will discuss how such iconic works came together, such as: George Harrison’s breakout moment; posters for Jimi Hendrix Experience at Fillmore East, Woodstock, Prince; the monumental Legends of the Blues series; cover art ranging from The Who’s Tommy to KISS’ Rock and Roll Over to Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath; and even the Rolling Stones’ tongue logo.

Reservations are recommended to this free event by emailing

Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale

The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The program will be “Leaf Bingo” and the annual potluck.

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to win the door prize, participate in the silent auction and raffle table. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.

For more information, contact club president at or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

Little Landers Historical Society will host the Randy Van Horne Singers at Bolton Hall for a special afternoon performance on June 27 at 2:30 p.m. The singing group has been performing and leading group caroling for a number of years for the Little Landers holiday party in December.

The event, emceed by Sunland-Tujunga’s own songstress Franny McCartney, will be a new show created for this performance. Tickets are on sale for $12.50 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Hundreds of beautiful orchids will be on the block at the Orchid Society of Southern California’s Annual Orchid Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, June 20 starting at 2 p.m. at the meeting hall of the First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth Street, Burbank. Doors open at 1 p.m. for plant inspection and bidder registration; plant donations will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. The bidding should be over by 5 p.m.

A wide range of orchids will be available, with well-grown varieties of species and hybrids suitable for everyone from the orchid novice through the advanced collector.

Free door prizes and refreshments will be offered, and admission is free to all. Additional information about the auction can be found at

San Gabriel Valley chapter of National Assn. of Women in Construction is sponsoring MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) Camp. The camp provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls (ninth through 12th grade) to explore and develop basic skills in the areas of carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

This free event helps girls develop a safety first attitude and builds self-confidence and self esteem for girls who tackle challenging projects, both individually and as a work team. It takes place at Pasadena City College Campus June 22-26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Lunch and snacks included. All registrations must be received by June 1.

Registration forms provided at or from school counselors.

To learn more about NAWIC visit

RAPP – Read And Practice Peacemaking – is presenting “The Corporation,” an insightful quick moving documentary that looks into the rise of the dominant institution of our times. Since corporations have been given the status of personhood by the Supreme Court, film makers set out to examine their psychological health. The outcome is an award winning film that includes interviews from insiders and critics.

“The Corporation” is over two hours and we want to savor it, so we are going to divide it into two parts. Part One is on Friday, June 26 and part two is on the following Friday, July 3. We will have conversation and refreshments afterwards on both 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church.

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

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

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, June 28 at Wang’s Place in Monrovia, in the old town area of Monrovia. Meetings are held the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.

For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.

More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at

Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert is on July 1 and features pianist Susan Svrcek and the Los Angeles Horn Trio performing the music of Fredrick Lesemann.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.

Gracious Queen Anne style house … gable … gingerbread decoration … lemonade … scones … artists on the lawn rendering their impressions on canvas and paper. These will be the scenes at The Doctor’s House on July 18 at The Glendale Historical Society’s annual meeting that will include Glendale Art Association members painting en plein air on the grounds.

At 2 p.m., tea and scones will be served while members of the Historical Society gather. Following the business meeting, there will be tours of The Doctor’s House.

Entrance for members of Glendale Historical Society and those painting for the Glendale Art Association is free; for all others entrance fee is $10. Attendees are welcome to stroll the grounds but should RSVP to the Glendale Historical Society (818) 242-7447. The Doctors House is located in Brand Park, 1601 West Mountain Ave. in Glendale.

For more information, call Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

The Fourth Annual Glendale City Golf Championship is set for Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, Scholl Canyon Golf Course, Oakmont Country Club, American Golf and The Local Trusted Choice Insurance Agents will host the annual championship to benefit the local parks and open space.

The first round will take place on Aug. 20 at the Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale. There will be four flights. The low 16 in the championship flight and the low eight in the other three flights will advance to Oakmont Country Club on Aug. 24 to compete for the championship.

This is a very unique event with the first round at a par 60, 3,039-yard course and the second round at Oakmont Country Club that will play over 7,000 yards for the championship flight.

Although this is a city championship, golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome to come out and play to support The Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

For more information on the event, log onto and for more information on Trusted Choice, log on to

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the 2015 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 17. This year’s event will be played at The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The host sponsor is the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.

The cost to participate in the event is $225 and includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and more. Tee and green sponsorships are available for $150. Registration forms can be found on line at

The Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of the community and the money raised is used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and its deputies. The funds raised help purchase specialized equipment and other programs necessary to operations at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500 or Pat Anderson at (818) 790-4289.

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.

The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

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.

Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Shakers Restaurant in Glendale. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

For more information, call (818) 314-4964.

Shakers Restaurant, 801 N. Central, Glendale

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 CrescentaCañada 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.