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All are invited on Friday, July 26 when “Tree Man” Richard McLeod delivers “Root Collar Concerns!”

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.



A free one-hour short overview on first aid will be presented as a service to the community on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.

Information will be given on the vital things that a first aid responder does and how people can help and perhaps save someone’s life. Randy Ferman, a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a first aid incident commander at the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, will review the things everyone should know and discuss training options. Note that this is not a certification class.

Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills is located 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.



Spend a relaxing afternoon with the jazz and blues rhythms of Maria de la Vegas & the Wayward 5.This concert is made possible through an LA Arts Commission grant provided by Fifth District Supervisor Katherine Barger. It will be held at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta on Saturday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free to attend.



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.



A program for healing pain and anxiety for cancer patients will be presented at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Monday, July 29 from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  It is free to attend.

   Tarnie Fulloon will offer techniques to relieve body pain, anxiety and emotional distress through movement and sensation tracking. Patients will acquire tools for healing and self-leadership.

Then on Tuesday, Aug. 6, a program dealing with end-of-life issues for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program is free of charge.

   Karen Morin Green will present the various choices for end-of-life and will discuss the requirements of the California End-of-Life Option Act.

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 796-1083.



On Wednesday, July 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Joselito’s is hosting a dine-out benefiting the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. A percentage of proceeds from the evening’s purchases will benefit the philanthropic work of the Club. Diners just need to place their receipt in the labeled box on the front desk of the restaurant.

Questions? Contact Marianne at (818) 398-7323 or email

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Joselito’s is located at 2345 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.



The Glendale Latino Association is having its school supply mixer at the Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale on Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for GLA members, $15 for non-members. Everyone is invited to network, meet and mingle. Bring school supplies for GUSD students!

All contributions and sponsorships benefit the GLA scholarship fund.



The annual spring (a little late) book sale hosted by the Friends of the Library will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Library from July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 3. On Wednesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., doors will open for members only. After 2 p.m., open to the general public. On Thursday, Aug. 1, sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3, doors open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Final day sale price $1 per grocery bag of books.

Please note that times may change without advance notice.

The Friends of the La Cañada Flintridge Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave.



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.



McGroarty Arts Center is hosting a Burgers, Beer, and Band Night on Aug. 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its historic location at 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga. The concert is featuring 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 beer, too. There will be wine and vegetarian options, too.

All the proceeds from the food and beverage sales will go to the non-profit McGroarty Arts Center.



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.