MUSIC IN THE PARK
The City of La Cañada Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is held at Memorial Park (at the corner of La Cañada and Foothill boulevards) 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 22, Cold Duck will be performing.
‘REIMAGINING’ AMERICA AT ACE/121 GALLERY
Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and Ace/121 Gallery, “Reimagining America” is on view July 19 through Sept. 8 at Ace/121 Gallery
The personal is political, a slogan used in the 1960s by the student movement and second wave feminism, emphasizes the connections between personal experiences and socio-political structures. “Reimagining America” addresses the myriad issues in times of personal, social and economic uncertainties. The show explores the way images can move us by constructing and changing our social reality.
Artists were invited to submit work that created discussions of power between people, real or imagined. The show is an interpretation of how America can be reimagined through art and active participation.
Reception will be held on Sunday,
Aug. 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale. (Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building, off the Louise St entrance to the YMCA.)
Redbird, a Native American and environmental non-profit association, is hosting community events. Most are based in the Angeles National Forest; all are based in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. They are open to everyone, and most are free, or suggest a donation.
Through July 22, Redbird’s 18th Annual Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow will be held on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be an open flute circle and conversation with Arlie Neskahi of the Navajo Nation. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Native American Powwow will feature singing, dancing, arts, crafts and food.
A suggested donation is $2 per vehicle. This is a family-friendly event; everyone welcome.
I will be held at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark.
VERDUGO HUUT ARTISANAL HOOTENANNY
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills has opened its acoustically outstanding 100-seat sanctuary to LA folk, alt-country, and acoustic musicians as well as authors, poets, and comedians for the monthly Verdugo HUUT. On Friday, July 20 beatlesque, featuring 20 beloved LA musicians collaborating on Beatles and Beatles-adjacent songs, will be performing. Following the show is a HUUT!-standard audience singalong. Tickets are $10. Licensed childcare is available for tots between ages 2 and 10.
For more information, visit facebook.com/verdugohuut.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta
POETS MATARIC AND HARMON AT VILLAGE POETS
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga announced that poets Mira Mataric and Charles Harmon will co-feature at its next Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, July 22 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. Poets, bring your poetry and sign-up for the open reading upon arrival.
Light refreshments will be served – $3 donation is appreciated!
Visit http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com for more information.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
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.
NEW EXHIBIT AT BOLTON HALL
An opportunity to see what the foothills community looked like “in the olden days” is the centerpiece of “Panoramas of Sunland-Tujunga,” a new exhibit opening on July 27 at Bolton Hall in Tujunga.
Some of the best panoramic photos from its extensive photo collection will be on display with some parts having been enlarged to show details that may not be noticeable at first glance. The community had wide, open spaces before all the houses and apartments were built. Maybe guests can even find their own street!
Enjoy the beautiful views from various vantage points around town.
The exhibit will continue through Jan. 27, 2019. Free admission (suggested donation $3 per person).
Complete details about this exhibit and more can be found at littlelandershistoricalsociety.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
LEARN ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS
Discover what they don’t want you to know about the immigration crisis. On Friday, July 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, the Republican Club of the Foothills will host a discussion of the immigration crisis on the state’s southern border. What is happening? Why is it happening? How long has it been going on and why are we only hearing about it now? What kinds of solutions should be urged to elected representatives at the local, state and federal levels?
The cost is $5 at the door; light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit www.rcotf.info. RSVP: email@example.com.
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Dr. in
La Cañada Flintridge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOON CONCERTS OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 Aug. 1 and features clarinetist James Sullivan, violinist Jacqueline Suzuki, cellist Derek Stein and pianist Brendan White performing the Paul Hindemith Clarinet Quartet.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
ROCKHAVEN ON SECOND SATURDAY AGENDA
Bolton Hall Museum’s monthly second Saturday programs return with with the story of Rockhaven on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
Rockhaven, located in La Crescenta, was established in 1923 as a refuge for women with mild mental and nervous disorders and is now owned by the City of Glendale. Program speaker Joanna Linkchorst, president of Friends of Rockhaven, will share some of the remarkable stories associated with Rockhaven and hopes for the future. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or by visiting http://www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org/ or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.