Mars: Past, Present and Future…

The Time & Space Gallery in La Cañada is pleased to announce the opening reception of “Mars. Past, Present and Future…” on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. A reception takes place on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.

The exhibit celebrates the entry, descent and landing (EDL) of Curiosity, NASA/JPL’s next generation rover, and explores the red planet through art.

For more details about the exhibit, visit

Time & Space Gallery, 838½ Foothill Blvd., La Cañada


Village Poets Hosting Group Reading Series

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga Monthly Reading Series presents the first group reading from “Meditations on Divine Names” on Sunday, July 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum.

 “Meditations on Divine Names,” edited by Maja Trochimczyk, Sunland-Tujunga’s Poet Laureate 2010-12 and published by Moonrise Press, “…is an anthology of contemporary poetry, featuring 138 poems by 63 poets associated with diverse spiritual traditions.”

All are invited; bring your own poetry. Admission is free.

Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga website:  http//

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

 “Doc Talk” on Osteoporosis

On Wednesday, July 24 at noon, Gregory Curtis Yu, MD will be speaking on osteoporosis at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. A light lunch will be hosted by the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, Andea Naone-Waters, Boomers Insurance Services.

 Dr. Yu is board certified in internal medicine and earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. Naone-Waters received a bachelor’s degree at Tufts University and master’s degree from Emerson College.  She has lived in La Crescenta for 11.

No cost for event but please RSVP to Andea at (818 468-4289.

Crescenta-Cañada Y, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge

Free Weight Loss Seminars at GAMC

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 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.

Summer Exhibit at bolton hall

From humble beginnings in Foster Township, Pa. to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, John McGroarty’s life was interesting and unusual. He was a teacher, journalist, editor, justice of the peace, county treasurer, attorney, author, California’s poet laureate and a U.S. congressman. And Ida – she was the woman behind the man. Quiet and logical, she kept him grounded.

Come see the exhibit about their lives and the amazing contributions made by John McGroarty to our local and state history.

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

Visit website at

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

VanguardRep presents La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival

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 21-22; July 26-27; Aug. 4-5.

“Twelfth Night” on 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.

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. 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.

CCLCF Hosting ceramics workshop

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

VHH to Host Free Lecture

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.

Whittle Guest of Republican Club

The Republican Club of the Foothills is hosting writer, film director, TV editor and conservative Bill Whittle at its next dinner meeting on July 26 at the La Cañada Thursday Club. He will be speaking on “What We Believe.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Limited seating, so contact Joan at (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.

La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada

The Wonderful Magical World of Neon

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

Car Classic showcase coming to Burbank

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

ROSE LEAF RAGTIME CLUB announces new location

The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Club is on Sunday, July 29 at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. After stepping into the foyer, enter the separate meeting room through the door to the right. The meeting time will continue as before, the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Owner Jeffrey Wang provides a Chinese buffet at a reasonable price. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.

For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.

More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at


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 Wednesday, Aug. 1 and features a French flute recital with flutist Kathy Marsh and Natalie Dalschaert on piano.

The program includes works by Enesco, Faure & Taffanel.

Plenty of fun at Watermelon Festival

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.

Visit the Little Landers booth and share your stories of life in Sunland-Tujunga.  Your historical stories can become part of Bolton Hall’s archives. Additional information is available from Sheri Smith and Marlene Hitt at the Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or .

Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd. 

Reunion picnic planned

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,

Save the date

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