MUSIC IN THE PARK
The City of La Cañada Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is held at Memorial Park during the summer on Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These free concerts continue through the end of August. Featured bands play a variety of music from rock and roll, blues, reggae, and country. All are welcome to bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening with family and friends.
On July 8, The Jack Lantz Big Band will be performing.
Redbird, a Native American and environmental non-profit association, is hosting community events. They are open to everyone and most are free, or suggest a donation.
On Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m., a motorcycle technical skills workshop with West Coast GP Moto Track riding will be the focus. Technique, form, mentality, preparation and the differences between track and canyon riding will be demonstrated. Participants in the workshop will have the option of registering for a track day at Willow Springs hosted by West Coast GP Moto with one-on-one support at the track.
Held at Chilao School, Angeles National Forest, in Chilao Campground, Highway 2 north to mile marker 49.69. Visit https://modelsinthemountains.weebly.com or call (626) 440-7344
ILLUSTRATOR SHANNON AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Caldecott-winner David Shannon whose eponymous picture book series “No, David!” “David Gets in Trouble,” “David Goes to School” and other David titles written and illustrated by Shannon have captivated book lovers of all ages. On Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m., Shannon reads and signs his latest (non-David) book “Bizzy Mizz Lizzie.” Shannon’s illustrations are also on display and available for sale.
On Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Jan Cannon, veteran consultant and author of “Maturing with Moxie: A Woman’s Guide to Life After 60.” Cannon’s book is a guide to help women negotiate the transition with confidence as they grow older.
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.
BINGO FUN BENEFITS BOY SCOUTS
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 https://bit.ly/2sPJIyS.
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.
SWINGIN’ SENIORS EVENT
On Tuesday, July 10, the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge will host a Swingin’ Seniors event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A live Jazz band will be playing and there will be dancing, a free lunch, and raffles. All those over 50 are welcome but must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 790-4353 by July 6 to be eligible for the free lunch at the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center located at 4469 Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada.
CCLCF is also offering a raffle prize for completion of a senior survey which can be found at http://bit.ly/surveyCCLCF.
ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS
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.
BOOK RELEASE PARTY
On Saturday, July 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the real estate office of Diggs in Montrose Jodi Harrison-Lee will hold a gathering to celebrate the release of her book, “Find Your Strength: The Essential Self-Defense Handbook.” The community is invited. The event will also raise funds to support the domestic violence programs of the YWCA-Glendale.
Drawing on her experience as a former La Cañada public school teacher, 5th degree black belt holder and co-owner of The Martial Way, a taekwondo studio in La Crescenta, Lee’s book discusses a variety of topics that promote personal safety. Written specifically for teen girls and college-bound women, women of all ages will find the discussions, tips, and demonstrations of self-defense techniques valuable.
DIGGS, the real estate offices of Kendyl Young, is at 3819 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. For further information, call Lee at (818) 531-8886 or visit at The Martial Way, 3706 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.
POLLACK AT SIERRA CLUB
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.
JEWEL CITY KNITTING NEWS
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email email@example.com.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit www.jewelcityknitters.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHASING HISTORY AT BOLTON HALL
On Saturday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m., Tujunga’s Bolton Hall Museum and Little Landers Historical Society invite everyone to join in on a special event and a fun way to learn more about local history. “Chasing History” is a fundraiser for Bolton Hall Museum to help the Museum and its volunteers continue providing free historical public programs and exhibits. Little Landers Historical Society has identified and created clues for 16 of the most interesting and intriguing foothill historical sites from Lake View Terrace to La Crescenta. Participants will register a vehicle for the event and ask friends and family members to ride along as part of their team. Using the clues provided, each team will find and photograph as many locations as possible in the time allotted.
Everyone will start the quest at Bolton Hall Museum at 2:30 p.m. and will gather at McGroarty Arts Center by 6 p.m. for prize awards, photo viewing and sharing tales of the day’s adventures. A Mexican dinner, drinks and dessert will be available for purchase. A vehicle registration fee of $40 includes clues to all 16 locations. For a $75 vehicle registration, actual directions to each location will be provided.
See littlelandershistoricalsociety.org for more information and to register online or visit Bolton Hall Museum to sign up. Museum hours through May 31 are Sundays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; beginning June 1, hours are Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
MUSEUM BY MOONLIGHT
Bolton Hall Museum celebrates July’s full moon with a special evening event on July 27 starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until midnight. Visitors are encouraged to arrive any time during the evening and stay as long as they like to enjoy moon games, music, videos, treats, history and telescopic full moon viewing.
This event is family-friendly, free, open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or http://www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org/ or email email@example.com.
LOCAL YOGA CLASS
Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church.
This class will improve joint mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and balance and will include some restorative yoga poses to help the body heal its own aches and pains by engaging the parasympathetic system. Sessions will be 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga. Please bring mat.
Cost is $15 cash.
Questions and to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
email@example.com or visit www.foothillscommunitytoastmasters.club.
SQUARE DANCING CLASSES CONTINUE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.setsinstep.org.
FREE DANCE CLASSES AT SUNLAND REC CENTER
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
FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, AND HEART LECTURE
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.
COURSES AVAILABLE ON RELIEVING FINANCIAL STRESS
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).
FOOTHILLS PRO GROUP
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.
DBSA OFFERS SUPPORT GROUP
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 email@example.com or visit dbsalosangelesne.org.
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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 OFFERS LOCAL MEETINGS
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!
FREE DIABETES COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS
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
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP AT Y
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.