Oral cancer survivor Joana Breckner will be the guest speaker at the June 28 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. VP Mark MacCauley will be leading the meeting.

July birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated and club members are encouraged to bring donations of diapers and wipes. Guests are welcome at the lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15. Meetings start at noon.

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



The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour on June 28 at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For those who would like to learn about the evolution of the LCF float from concept to rendering, designers Ted Baumgart, Grant Delgatty and Tony Gleeson will be at the Community Center for this quarterly happy hour mixer. All three designers are graduates of Art Center and will share the process. the happy hours support the 2020 Rose Parade float.

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr.



The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Great Gatsby Gala on Friday, June 28 at the Chevy Chase Country Club. Individual tickets are $150.

This Gatsby-style event will start at 6 p.m. and includes dinner, a silent auction, live music, dancing and more! Attendees are encouraged to wear 1920s attire to maximize the fun and full experience of the theme.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating and welcoming the new 2019-21 chair of the board Alex Bruno and the 2019-20 board of directors. Outgoing chair of the board Maria
Wayne King and retiring board members James Dougherty, Pat Liddell and Kathy Simons will be thanked.

For more information, contact Judee Kendall (president-CEO) at (818) 240-7870 or email

Chevy Chase Country Club, 3067 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale



Seniors who would like to add a little friendly visiting and lunching with friendly ladies and gentlemen, then play a spirited game of bingo, are invited to the Pioneer Club and the New Beginnings Club.

The Pioneer Club meets the first and third Mondays every month at the fellowship hall – Healy Hall – at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave. (parking and hall accessed around the corner on lower Briggs Avenue). The club also offers trips and tours bus trip to Harrah’s Rincon Casino for a day of fun on selected dates plus other outings.

On the second and fourth Mondays of the month, the New Beginnings Club meets at St. James Church fellowship hall, 4625 Dunmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

Each club has its own personality and leadership. All are welcome.

Questions? For the Pioneer Club, contact Mary Mancuso at (818) 249-8454 and for New Beginnings call Gloria Pauly at (818) 248-2944.



There are 30 human rights and a universal document listing human rights adopted by the United Nations. Learn how these can improve life for men, women and children everywhere. Excellent information for young people, teachers and anyone interested in advocating tolerance and peace.

All are invited to learn more on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. when Andromeda Edison, California president of Youth for Human Rights International, speaks at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills. Edison is also an international radio personality and an 2018 awardee of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. (Enter at the back of the building. Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard.) Call the Mission of the Foothills at (818) 957-1500 to
reserve a spot.



On Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore presents chef and award-winning entrepreneur Mareya Ibrahim. According to Publishers Weekly, her new book, “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive” is filled with “thoughtful recipes and [a] sense of humor (“Greens are your new friends with bennies”).

The book includes 80 recipes that support eight essential nutritional strategies to help people look and feel amazing.

Then on Sunday, June 30, at 5 p.m., the Bookstore will present New York Times bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky. Her latest book, “Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win,” features illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female

athletes from the 1800s to today.

A richly illustrated and inspiring book, “Women in Sports” highlights the

achievements and stories of notable women athletes, including trailblazers,

Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. “Women in Sports” celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.

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.



The Glendale Art Association continues its 2019 exhibit So Cal Summer through July 1 at Swain’s Art Supply. This exhibition will feature various paint, photography and sculpture by artists of Glendale Art Association.

For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

Swain’s Art Supply is located at 445 W. Colorado St. in Glendale.



The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present Elisa Kotin’s, “Traveling the World Solo” on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the La Crescenta Library.

As an expert traveling to over 80 countries across all seven continents, Kotin from “The World Traveled” will be speaking on solo adventures and safety while traveling the globe. She will discuss research and planning and the process of getting to remote villages to interact with locals and tribesmen. Her main focus will be on remote and unique destinations including Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, West Papua Indonesia and more. Kotin will share some of her favorite photos. 

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.



The Crescenta Valley group of the Sierra Club invites everyone to its annual summer brunch picnic and hike at Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Saturday, July 13 at
8 a.m. Wear hiking shoes, a hat, and bring sunscreen and come for bagels, fruit, sweet rolls and drinks. Tree watering will be on the list, so bring a jug of water along. The hike is about two miles with an approximate elevation gain of 500’. It is followed by the brunch.

For further information regarding the program, contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181, For the hike, contact leaders Bettie Pearson, (818) 203-0628, or Bob Thompson at (818) 249-1237 or

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale/La Crescenta.


ace/121 GALLERY PRESENTS glendaleOUT

ace/121 Gallery presents glendaleOUT, a multi-venue LGBTQIA-based show, continuing through July 13. The exhibit announces the existence of the Glendale queer population, that it is visible, is viable and is part of Glendale’s narrative. It also shares with Glendale and each other the stories of coming out – either to themselves, to friends, to families, in schools, at jobs, or any other way/place/moment.

Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale (entrance via Louise and the YMCA parking lot).



A program dealing with creams and lotions for makeup for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Monday, July 15 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program is free of charge.

   Dr. Janice DaVolio, dermatologist, will show attendees how to make a homemade skin lotion using five simple ingredients. Everything will be provided so attendees can take home a 2 oz. sample.

The program will be at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 796-1083.



On Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Bruce Craven, author of “Win Or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones” (Thomas Dunne Books). Based on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic-fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” Craven provides a vital business guide to leading without losing your head. In “Win Or Die,” he analyzes the journeys of the best and worst figures in Westeros so that real-world leaders can create their own narratives of success.

Readers will learn how to face conflict and build resilience, cultivate contextual and emotional intelligence, develop their vision and more.

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.



On Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m., the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting a Paint & Sip night.

All are invited to create their own painted masterpiece vase while having a few drinks, hanging out with friends and meeting new people. No experience is required!

All supplies (paints, brushes, vase) are included. Guests will be walked through the painting step-by-step and will bring home their own painted glass vase.

This class is for teens and above. The price is $30 per person; $10 per reservation goes toward LCWC philanthropies. One prize drawing ticket included per reservation.

There will be drinks and pizza available for purchase, as well as

flowers for your vase. Pre-paid reservations are available online at or by mailing checks to

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.

Contact Marilyn (818) 427-3459 with questions.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave, La Crescenta



Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This is the 18th consecutive year of classes for non-musicians and musicians alike that explore the histories of composers and their music. The topic for this new series is “The Versatile Violin and Her Virtuosos.”

The series of classes continue every Tuesday through Aug. 6. Classes are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

The cost for the 10-week series is $90. Everyone is welcome! 

For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.



A new bi-lingual Armenian/English program entitled “Take Your Life Back After Cancer” is being presented at Glendale Memorial Hospital on Wednesdays from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program is free of charge to the public.

   The program is co-sponsored by the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena and the Colorectal Surgery Institute at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Information is available from Aline at (818) 465-8816.



Paintings, photographs and sketches from one artist’s quest to paint all the oceans in the world is on display through Aug. 1 in “Danielle Eubank | One Artist Five Oceans” at the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture at California Lutheran University, 120 Memorial Parkway in Thousand Oaks. Eubank is a Shadow Hills resident.



Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital 50plus Program offers monthly health and fitness lectures and classes and special discounts for those age 50 and older.

An AARP Mature Driving Refresher Class is being held on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is designed to refresh senior driving skills and knowledge of the rules and hazards of the road. Participants must have taken the two-day course within the three year time of previous certificate coverage to be eligible to take the one-day refresher course. The class is being held at the hospital’s Cancer Center Auditorium. The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. Check/money order must be payable to AARP. RSVP by Aug.9.

For more information, call (818) 502-2378 or email

Held at Glendale Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.



The Gene Autry Museum is having a docent class on select Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Aug. 1 through Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (times may vary).

Autry docents provide guided tours of permanent galleries and special exhibitions to diverse audiences while gaining intimate knowledge of the museum and its collections. Autry docents enjoy many social and professional benefits, including Autry-sponsored parties and gatherings, monthly potlucks, field trips and more.

Autry docents conduct tours for schoolchildren one day during the week or twice a month on weekends for families and adult groups.

No experience necessary. Training includes classes in Western history, art and art history, material culture, education, touring techniques, and more. Responsibilities include providing weekly tours, maintaining active Autry membership, and participating in continuing education both at the museum and throughout the region.

A $50 program fee includes reading materials. Apply early as class size is limited.

Contact Susan DiCato at (323) 495-4237 or email for more information or visit



The bookstore of the Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the library, 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.