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Jason Jones will be the guest speaker at the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated luncheon today, Thursday, July 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Cañada Country Club. Jason’s talk is entitled “The Great Campaign.”

Jones is the founder of HERO [Human-Rights Education and Relief Organization], a non-profit group that promotes human dignity regardless of ability, age, status, race or geography. His projects include spearheading a recent HERO initiative to bring clean water to suffering refugees in South Sudan. Jones was the host of “The Facts of Life,” a radio show broadcast worldwide.

Everyone is welcome to the luncheon. The cost is $25; $5 for program only.

La Cañada Country Club, 5500 Godbey Dr., La Cañada Flintridge

The Center for Weight Loss at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is offering free seminars with board-certified physicians to discuss the safety and effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical weight-loss options during the summer months.

Free surgical option seminars are being held on Tuesdays, July 24 and Aug. 28. Non-surgical weight-loss option seminars are being held on Thursdays, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23.

Seminars begin at 6 p.m. at the Center for Weight Loss at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 101 in Glendale.

To learn more, visit or call (818) 863-4259.

Now running through Sunday, Aug. 5, VanguardRep presents its third annual summer festival, La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival (LCFShakes). Inspired adaptations of Shakespeare’s classic love stories “Juliet & her Romeo” and “Twelfth Night” will play in repertory Thursday through Sunday evenings in the outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater on the historic campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Performance dates (curtain at 8:30 p.m.):

“Juliet & her Romeo” on July 12-13; July 21-22; July 26-27; Aug. 4-5.

“Twelfth Night” on July 14-15; July 19-20; July 28-29; Aug. 2-3.

The amphitheater is ideal for large attendance events offering free, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession areas and fully equipped handicap restrooms with convenient access to the theater.

Tickets and festival passes are available at or by calling (818) 745-3327.

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. Support groups bring people together who understand the up, downs and frustrations of depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA support groups are a safe confidential place to talk about and overcome the day-to-day and long-term challenges of mental health issues.

For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email or visit

Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.

Personal Family Lawyer® Vanessa Terzian ( will share her legal advice to help ensure your children are fully protected in the future … physically, emotionally, and financially at a free seminar on Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at La Cañada Flintridge Library.

Free of charge, no RSVP needed.
La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 N. Oakwood, La Cañada Flintridge

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club invites your family to join our family at Deukmejian Wilderness Park for our annual July celebration and brunch, Saturday, July 14 at 8 a.m. A short hike to a nearby point of interest is at 8 a.m. followed by 9 a.m. brunch – good food, good company. The party is on us!

Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818 )353-4181 for further information.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park is located at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta.

How to Get the Job seminar is being held on Saturday, July 14 at noon. Held at the Church of Scientology Pasadena, (seminar room) this free seminar will offer advice from business owners on what qualities employers look for when hiring someone; what are the “red flags” that tell an employer  you may not be a good candidate for hiring; what can give you the advantage of being hired in a competitive work environment; and what self confidence has to do with getting hired and how you can increase your self confidence.

RSVP is needed as seating is limited, so call (626) 792-7532.

Admission is free, complimentary lunch served.

Church of Scientology Pasadena, 35 So. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (just below Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena)

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 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 18 and features Calico Winds with Ted Sugata replacing David Kossoff on oboe, Theresa Treuenfels on bassoon, Rachel Berry on French horn, Eileen Holt Helwig on flute and Kathryn Nevin on clarinet.

Kadampa Meditation Center is hosting Meditation and Modern Buddhism:  New Perspective on Life is on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Time and Space Gallery, 838 ½ Foothill Blvd, La Cañada on July 18.  The cost is $10/class.

For more information, contact Kadampa Meditation Center California at (323) 223-0610 or visit

Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge will host a hands-on ceramics workshop with famed ceramicist Dora De Larios on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

De Larios was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents and raised in a downtown neighborhood near Temple Street surrounded by Japanese families who spoke Spanish. Her limited use of English hindered her verbal comprehension in school and probably contributed to her use of a visual vocabulary. De Larios’ early life further informed the dichotomies in her world view. She grew up with an appreciation of both native Mexican mythology and Catholicism.

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

Verdugo Hills Hospital will hold a free community lecture on allergies and chronic sinus problems on Tuesday, July 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature Dr. Michael Bublik. The lecture will be held at the hospital’s Council Rooms B/D on the fourth floor lobby.

The lecture will address the differences between allergies and chronic sinusitis, treatment options for sinus problems and allergies, and the latest minimally-invasive balloon sinuplasty ™ procedure.

Dr. Michael Bublik is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of disorders of the ear, mouth, sinuses, neck and vocal cords.

For reservations, call (818) 952-2232.

Eric Lynxwiler of the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) will give his audience a glowing glimpse into the nighttime world of neon signage in the Los Angeles area. His talk, “The Wonderful Magical World of Neon” will be presented on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium.

For his talk, aided with two slide projectors, he will explain how the radiantly colored tubes of glass are used to create the alluring signage that is associated so closely with nightlife in vintage Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, The Glendale Historical Society, and Library, Arts & Culture.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Parking is free at the Marketplace parking structure across from the library with validation.

Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale

The Downtown Burbank Car Classic, an exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars, exotics and hot rods, will cruise into Downtown Burbank with engines roaring and horns a-blazing on Saturday, July 28 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contemporary jazz pianist and composer David Benoit will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a cappella legends The Alley Cats taking the stage at 5 p.m. Included in the six block festival will be lots of free family entertainment and car-related vendor booths. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.

Coordinated in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum, cars will stretch along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue as well as adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district. The Petersen Museum will feature 1929 DuPont, 1928 Studebaker and 1934 La Salle cars from its collection.

For a full calendar of events, visit

The 51st Annual Sunland-Tujunga Watermelon Festival takes place Aug. 10-12 at Sunland Park. Delicious free watermelon will be available to cool down on hot summer days. The festival also features watermelon carving display, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, and watermelon festival queen coronation. There will also be an international food court, dining tent, bazaar marketplace, beer garden, carnival rides, arcade games, live entertainment and more. Fun for the whole family! Learn more: or call (818) 353-4554.

Admission is $5; children under 30” are free.

Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd. 

CVHS classes of ‘63-’67 are getting together for a reunion picnic on Aug. 25 at the Hindenburg section of Crescenta Valley Park around noon. The park is located at the bottom of Dunsmore and Honolulu avenues. Please bring your own food and drinks.

Contacts are Peggy Miccio,; Sue (Cox) Keating,; Cindi Miller Anderson,

The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College will now be known as Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College Foundation.

This year’s fashion show fundraiser will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for the event will be “Education Through The Years” and all proceeds will go towards scholarships, grants-in-aid and emergency funds for deserving students.

Save the date and reserve early. Price of the fundraiser luncheon will be $45.

Glendale Memorial 50-plus walking club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. At the information table on the first floor of the Eagle Rock Plaza.

Participants can walk in a safe environment free from the smog, heat, rain and cold!

For information, call (818) 502-2396.

Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., #230, Los Angeles

Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.

Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.

Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.

Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.

Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.

Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.

For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit

Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena

Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Choral. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at