The Glendale Kiwianis will host the Holy Family Children’s Choir at its Friday, July 12 lunch meeting. The choir will perform under the direction of Adan Fernandez.

Guests are welcome at the weekly 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.


Learn the way to help children find happiness in life at a free one-hour seminar on Saturday, July 13, at 11 am. Great for parents, grandparents, relatives, teachers, babysitters, youth leaders – anyone who deals with kids from age 6 to 16.

The seminar will be presented by Tim Melchior using the booklet, “How to Make Good Choices,” which helps children make good decisions in their lives. The booklet is based on the book, “The Way to Happiness” by L. Ron Hubbard, a non-religious codification of agreed-upon moral values of every society and culture. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the booklet.

The seminar will be held at the Church of Scientology Mission of Foothills at 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose (enter at the back of the building). Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (818) 957-1500.



The Alex Film Society, The Glendale Historical Society and Glendale Arts are celebrating the Jewel City’s unique contribution to Hollywood, its studios and the stars that called Glendale their home. On Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m., a special event fundraiser will be hosted at the iconic Alex Theatre featuring vintage film clips, newsreels, silent film classics, comedy shorts and classic cartoons. Hosted by radio personality, actor and humorist Adam Felber, the show will also screen Chuck Workman’s Oscar-winning salute to the movies, feature special guests and highlight the many movie theatres on Brand Boulevard during its heyday. Among the screenings celebrated with be

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with no host bar, vintage photo displays, live music; 7:30 p.m. – show begins. Tickets are $30 (box office fees apply). For more information, visit

Please note: Alex Film Society free ticket vouchers, passes and membership discounts do not apply to this event.

The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.


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.



Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, July 13 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 or email



A dine out benefiting the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. is being held on Monday, July 15 at Taylor’s Steak House, 901 Foothill Blvd.



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 July 17 and features flutist Katherine Marsh and pianist Brendan White. They will perform works by Taffanel, Gaubert, Barrere and Gianopoulos.

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.



A series of programs on complimentary and natural therapies for cancer patients and survivors will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on the following Thursdays: July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 from 5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. The programs are free of charge.

Dr. Robert Chu will show how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve overall health and vitality.

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.



The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills is hosting its monthly Verdugo HUUT. On Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. music, comedy, storytelling and more are on the agenda! To celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the moon landing (July 20) and the release of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” (July 11), The Verdugo HUUT! is hosting an evening full o’ starmen, spaceboys and Major Tom. The evening will be light, friendly, compelling and filled with coffee, snacks, and prizes. Hosted by Marty Barret. Tickets are $10.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta



The Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra, directed by Charles Fernandez, is having its “Forest of Flutes” concert on July 21 in La Cañada. Featured will be some of SOA’s members, including Deborah MacMurray and Lisa Norton on piccolo, and Michelle Van Kempen on C flute. Tenor Egan C. Carroll will also be featured on two Puccini favorites. In addition, two world premiers will be debuted: Charles Fernandez’s “Forest Stories” and Jonathan Cohen’s “Land of the Arctic Fire.” The concert will be rounded out by works from Mussorgsky, Doppler, Strauss, and others. Roland Tso’s “posse” of low flutes will be featured.

Flutists in the audience are invited to bring their instruments to join in the “Basin Street Blues.”

The performance will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada. For advanced tickets, visit the website at Tickets will also be available at the door.



On Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes local author Deb Spera whose debut novel “Call Your Daughter Home” is about the ferocity of motherhood and the tough choices women make for their families. It was just honored by Oprah as a Women of Summer book.

Peter Bachmann, longtime headmaster of Flintridge Preparatory School, will join Spera for a conversation about her book.

In South Carolina in 1924, hardship is commonplace as the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband.

Compelling and captivating, Spera captures the essence of the South with her evocative characters and setting, based on real people and the rural town where her mother and grandmother grew up. “Call Your Daughter Home” is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, motherhood, and redemption.

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 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



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.



On Sunday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Mary Walker Baron and Jeff Baugh, authors of “Stick With Us and We’ll Get You There: How To Be Where You Want To Be On the Road and In Life.”

Jeff Baugh, an airborne traffic reporter, flies over traffic helping people reach their travel destinations. Mary Walker Baron, a licensed clinical social worker, helps people overcome obstacles that life presents them.

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.



Oceanview Bar and Grill in Montrose will be hosting local philanthropist, community member and songstress Janet S. Blake on Sunday, Aug. 4. She will be joined by pianist/composer Alexandra Caselli.

Oceanview Bar and Grill, 3826 Ocean View Blvd, Montrose



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



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.



To support programs for veterans, Wellness Works will be holding two fundraisers in August. On Sunday, Aug. 18 VFW The Gudgeon 8310 at 1006 Magnolia in Burbank

Is serving a full breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested and the day includes an opportunity to win raffle prizes.

On Aug. 20 and 21, all day, California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of dining checks presented (with flier found at or on the CV Weekly website at six local locations.

Visit for more information.

Wellness Works is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the community in providing hope and wholeness of body and soul to veterans and their families throughout the greater Los Angeles area.



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.



Classmates of Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1979 are having their 40th reunion the weekend of Sept. 20-Sept. 22.

An ice breaker for classmates is on Friday, Sept. 20 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Information is available at

On Saturday, Sept. 21 there is a dinner for classmates and a date from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Brookside Restaurant, 133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena. Cost for dinner and activities is $97 per person until Aug. 21; $105 per person after Aug. 21. Dinner is not formal and there will be activities at this event. Purchase tickets at

Finally, a Sunday picnic is held at Dunsmore Park for classmates and anyone else interested in attending. The picnic is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch.

Additional information is available by emailing



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 their 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.



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.