The La Cañada Flintridge Library will be presenting an exhibit of original plein air and studio oil paintings by local artists Karen Sill and Karen Horn. This is the fourth year that these artists have been featured at this venue. The paintings will be on display during the month of July.

The library is located at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. For hours and other library information, call (818) 790-3330.

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On Friday, July 4, the Starlight Bowl in Burbank is hosting Surfin’ The Beach Boys Tribute, The Tokens and The Surfaris. The festivities culminate in a phenomenal fireworks finale. The 4th of July concert prices are $20-$25, separate from the regular concert series. Grass seats are sold out.

Tickets are available online at or may be purchased in person at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., third floor, in Burbank.

Picnic baskets are welcome. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will also be offering tasty, onsite concessions.

Parking is $8 cash per vehicle.Carpooling is recommended. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., the gates open at 5:30 p.m., and all concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Dr. in Burbank.

McGroarty Arts Center is offering an “Art All Day” summer camp for kids ages 7 to 15. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 8 through Aug. 5. The camp features yoga, expressive arts, puppet making, clay play and creative drama. This is in addition to the regular children’s class schedule.

To register, call (818) 352-5285 or visit the Center’s website at to see a complete list of classes/workshops and for more information.

On July 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the community is invited to join a free drum circle with Chris Ramirez of Freedom Drum Circles. Drums are provided or you may bring your own. Meet in the Center’s upper parking lot. For more information, visit This is the last session of these popular, free drum circles which have been sponsored by Michelle and Kelly Ramage.

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

Redbird in the Angeles National Forest is having the Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow July 18-20 at Moorpark College in Moorpark. There are still vendor spaces available.

A call for artists and sponsors is made for the Modest Fly Art Gallery and Art Studio exhibit “Highway 2 – The Journey and the Destination.” Varied artwork submissions have been received but there is room for more.

To take part in either of these events, contact Corina Roberts at

McGroarty Arts Center offers a summer schedule of affordable art, music, dance and wellness classes for children and adults. Classes begin July 7 and run through Aug. 30. Courses include plein air painting and drawing, stained glass, watercolor, ceramics (wheel and hand-building with kiln firing), yoga, violin, acting, film making, photography, “make your own Mandala,” and much more.

To register, call (818) 352-5285 or visit the Center’s website at for a complete listing of classes/workshops and for more information.

Voters Against Corruption and Tyranny will conduct a class on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and how these documents limit the government from infringing upon Americans’ rights.

This video lecture series is on the second, third and fourth Tuesday evenings in July (July 8, 15 and 22) at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Admission is free and open to the public. Those in attendance will receive a free booklet on the U.S. Constitution.

For more information, call Elliott at (818) 247-5147.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, 4554 Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta.

The Glendale Quilt Guild featured speaker on July 9 is Wendy Mathson. The topic is scrap management. She will also present a workshop on Saturday, July 12 on making a storm at sea with her special technique.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. in Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. for the meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.

On July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Glendale Central Library, local authors G.B. Pool and Bonnie Schroeder will discuss their books and the paths they took to becoming published. They will also read short passages from their work.

Pool is the author of the Johnny Casino and Gin Caulfield mystery series, as well as several stand-alone books. Schroeder’s debut novel, “Mending Dreams,” was recently published by Champlain Avenue Books. Although they write in different fields and took different routes to publication, both authors are dedicated to the craft and have some interesting stories to share about the writing life.

The Glendale Central Library is located at 222 E. Harvard St., just east of Brand Boulevard. There is ample validated parking across the street on the corner of Harvard and Maryland.

For further information, visit the library’s website:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends, coming to the Los Angeles area from July 9 – Aug. 3 playing at Staples Center Los Angeles (July 9-15); Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (July 18-22); and Honda Center, Anaheim (July 25-Aug. 3).

Ticket prices vary depending on time and location. Visit for information.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group invites the community to its annual July hike and brunch at Deukmejian Park on Saturday, July 12 at 8 a.m. Brunch will be served following the 60 to 90 minute hike. Dr. Jim Adams, trained in the Indian ways of native medicines, will instruct hikers about the natural medicinal plants growing in local hills. His book on the subject will be available.

Deukmejian Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road, between New York and Frederick avenues, in La Crescenta.

The 2014 Cruise Night is returning for its 21st year on Saturday, July 19 in Downtown Glendale! Stroll down Brand Boulevard to see over 350 classic pre-1979 cars. Display booths and activities for the kids will make this evening one of the best entertainment options of the summer. It’s free to attend.

Headlining the 2014 Cruise Night are Abbey Road and The Kingsmen – celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Louie Louie.” For the first time, there will be a fireworks spectacular at the end of the show!

More than 35,000 visitors are expected at Glendale Cruise Night 2014. More information available on, or call (818) 548-6464.

The 53rd Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival will be held again at Santa Anita Park. Every admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel for additional prizes…and every one’s a winner! The festival is on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 children, $8 for seniors and active military personnel. Children under 2 are free. Presale discounts are available on the website. Parking is $4. For additional information visit or call (800) 955-1277. (Festival entrance is Gate #6 off the Colorado Lot on Colorado Place.)

Favorite activities include the watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, the watermelon bean bag toss and the return of the greased watermelon races. The Watermelon Pavilion will have hourly watermelon carving and cooking demonstrations. The new and improved watermelon-o-matic machine will dazzle as it slices the delicious fruit for the hungry festival-goers. The wearable art contest will have daily winners.

Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia


The first Annual Montrose Food & Brewfest is planned for Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. A beer garden, ticket-only event with unlimited* sampling of micro brews and craft brews, as well as unlimited sampling of food from participating local restaurants, is set against the backdrop of Old Town Montrose. Come enjoy the live music, cold brews and local fare. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Glendale Police Dept. Explorer Program, Glendale Fire Fighters Association and Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group. There will be free water, coffee and tea throughout the event as well. Some of the event participants include Eagle Rock Brewing, Stone Brewing, Hanger 24 Brewing as well as Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, New Moon, 7 Stop Pizza and more! Check out for a full list of participants and for new additions and pricing information.

Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now at: This fundraising event is presented by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber, (818) 249-7171.

*While supplies last.

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 support 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

Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.

“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and entrance is free.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., 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 Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is hosting a monthly infant lactation and 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.