POETS SKILES AND HITT AT MONTROSE LIBRARY
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will have its monthly reading series on Saturday, July 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Montrose Library. The library will present Dorothy Skiles and Marlene Hitt as the guest poets for this event. Poets: Bring your poems and sign up for the open reading.
Light refreshments will be served. Library parking is located behind the library and there is also parking on the surrounding streets.
To learn more about the featured poets, visit http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.
Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
‘HAPPY HOUR’ FOR LCFToR
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour on July 28 at the home of Sarah and Mayfield Marshall, 4918 Vineta Ave. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 21 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
Guests 21 and over are welcome.
FIBROMYALGIA/ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
A community support group for persons with fibromyalgia and/or arthritis meets monthly at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues.
The support group is led by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT and Katie Phillips-Rector, MS, MFT intern.
The support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Library. There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome. Please email Phillips-Rector (Katie@lacanadapc.org) or Whiting (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd.
ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS
Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is conducting music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike and explores the histories of composers and their music. This new series of classes will cover the topic “A New Appreciation of Music – Surprises from the Internet (beginning in 1850 with Brahms and his contemporaries).”
The classes will be held each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 1 at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. The cost for the 10-week series of classes is $90.
Everyone is welcome!
For more information call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
ONLY THE OAKS REMAIN
Bolton Hall Museum/Little Landers Historical Society in Tujunga will host the “Only the Oaks Remain” exhibit through Aug. 6. “Only the Oaks Remain” is a museum-quality traveling exhibit that tells the story of the WWII internment of Japanese, Italian and German immigrants at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga. The exhibit was created by the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition and is being displayed at a number of Southern California locations this year.
Bolton Hall Museum is open to the public for museum visits on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours for this exhibit are on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
GOLF TOURNAMENT SUPPORTS CV SHERIFF SUPPORT GROUP
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group presents the 2017 Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group Golf Classic on Aug. 21. This year’s event will be played at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The cost to participate is $225, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, awards, tee prizes and more. Tee and green sponsorships are available for $150.
The Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of the community and the money raised is used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and its deputies. The funds raised help purchase specialized equipment and other programs necessary to operations at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
For more information, contact Rick Dinger at (818) 248-4500.
BURGERS, BEER AND
McGroarty Arts Center is hosting a Burgers, Beer and Band Night on Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its historic location in Tujunga.
Fun for the whole family! Come to a summer cookout under the stars while hearing the rocking local LA band Seize the Night, a high-energy band performing classic rock to modern pop. Enjoy flame-grilled burgers with all the fixings, tasty side dishes and delicious desserts – craft beers, too. There will be vegetarian options as well. All proceeds from the food and beverage sales benefit McGroarty Arts Center.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace
LOVE TO SING?
Those who love to sing should join the Towne Singers. The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir. Male voices are especially needed, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin Monday, Aug. 28. The 2017 holiday concert, “A Child’s Christmas,” is on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Rehearsals are held Mondays from
7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale.
Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, at email@example.com with questions and for new member orientation information. New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The Towne Singers is an organization supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
RAISE A GLASS FOR EDUCATION
All are invited to Raise a Glass for Education on Sept. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rosso Wine Shop. Learn about wine and cheese pairings from Argentina, California, France and Italy! Learn about current trends in the wine industry from host Jeff Zimmitti, owner of Rosso Wine Shop.
Come and show support for public education!
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting http://www.glened.org/event/raise-a-glass-for-education/. For questions, contact Elsa Chagolla at (818) 247-066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosso Wine Shop is located at 3459 Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208.
JOE’S MINIBIKE REUNION
Plans are being made for the 6th Annual Joe’s Minibike Reunion taking place on Oct. 14 at CV Park. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public to attend.
For more information, visit www.joesminibikereunion.com.
CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta
MASTERS ON MUSIQUES ROSTER
The kickoff of Salon de Musiques new season is Oct. 15 and features the music of L. Beethoven: “String Quartet n.4 in C Major Op 18,” L. Spohr: “Duo for Violin & Viola in E minor Op 13” and F. Schubert: “String Quartet n.14 in D minor D 810,” “Death & the Maiden.” The concert will be performed by Serena McKinney and Ambroise Aubrun, violins, Ben Ullery, viola, Yoshika Masuda, cello.
An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet high tea buffet provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes high tea and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit LeSalondeMusiques.com or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
LOCAL YOGA CLASS
Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of 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? 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.
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.
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 Lisa O. Mayo, (626) 484-0554.
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.