Culinary instructor and author Farhana Sahibzada discusses her new cookbook, “Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking” at the Glendale Central Library tonight, Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and Chef Farhana promises to bring samples of her delicious food.

For more information, visit: or call (818) 548-2027. This free lecture is sponsored by the Library, Arts & Culture Dept. Seating is limited. Library visitors receive three hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the loan desk.

Glendale Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends, is coming to the Los Angeles area. It is appearing at the Honda Center, Anaheim through Aug 3.

Ticket prices vary depending on time. Visit for information.

The City of Burbank continues the 2014 Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series, a sensational season of surf sounds, Latin rhythms and plenty of soul and rock ‘n’ roll under the stars.

On Aug. 2, DSB and Pettybreakers will be featured.

Rock out on Aug. 2 with tribute bands DSB and The PettyBreakers. Everyone will sing along to these chart-topping classic rock songs from Journey and Tom Petty.

Tickets are available online at or may be purchased in person at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., third floor, in Burbank.

Picnic baskets are welcome. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will also be offering tasty, on-site concessions. Individual tickets range from $8-$15. The military discount price for individual tickets is $8. The Park Lover’s Pass, grass seating only, is $60 for the entire summer season of shows.

Parking is $8 cash per vehicle. Carpooling is recommended. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., the gates open at 5:30 p.m., and all concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Dr. in Burbank.

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 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. 6 and will feature bass-baritone Michal Dawson Connor and pianist Twyla Meyer performing “My Native Land: Songs of Charles Ives.”

Alexandra Smyser, an elder law attorney and estate planning expert, will be at Foothill Retirement on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. to speak about elder care law, trusts, probates, advanced directives and updating estate plans. There will be a question and answer session following.

Foothill Retirement, 6720 Saint Estaban St., Tujunga

The 3rd Annual Community Bingo Night takes place on Friday, Aug. 8 at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the first game is 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person that pays for two cards, 10 games and a dauber. There will be food for purchase, raffle prizes and more. All proceeds benefit veterans in the community.

Healy Hall – Holy Redeemer Middle School is located at 2361 Del Mar Road in Montrose.
It’s only a week away from the LCHS Class of 1984 30th year reunion! The years are racing by … and so is the time to purchase tickets. Don’t wait to place your bets on a fun evening across the board! Join us at the Santa Anita Race Track on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Odds are that you will have one fantastic time reconnecting with former classmates.

To register or for further info, log onto

California-1984/ or contact former class president and event bookie Jon Cornwall at

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is holding three prospective member open houses at the League’s headquarters. Women from the Pasadena area and beyond interested in membership and learning about the League’s legacy of leadership and service in the community are welcome to attend.

Prospective members will be introduced to the League’s mission to develop the potential of women, improve communities and promote volunteerism, along with learning what community impact current members are making in the greater Pasadena area.

The prospective member open house dates are Saturday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The open houses will be held at the League’s headquarters, located at

149 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena.

RSVP to, by calling (626) 796-0244 or visiting

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Glendale Quilt Guild is hosting its annual Tabletop Sale & Potluck. Festivities take place at First Congregational Church of Glendale beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The workshop the following Saturday is devoted to Loving Hands and making donation quilts for those in need.

The Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale at 6:30 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. meeting. The cost is $5 for visitors and is free for members.

All are invited to the August business mixer hosted by Caspian Services of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce. Great networking with food, refreshments, DJ and prizes! The cost is $7 for chamber members and $9 for non-members.

The event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hollywood Production Center Building, 401 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale on the 2nd floor patio.

Free parking at the HPC parking structure on Orange Avenue.

For more information, please call the chamber of commerce at (818) 248-4957.

The documentary film “Citizen Tanouye” will be screened on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library in the auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“Citizen Tanouye” follows the life-changing journey of eight Torrance High School students who set out to uncover the story of Ted Tanouye, a Japanese American Torrance High School alumnus, World War II hero, and Medal of Honor recipient. As the ethnically diverse group digs in to discover Tanouye’s story, they uncover the civil rights abuses suffered during the war years by Japanese Americans such as Tanouye’s family. The students plowed through archival materials, searched online, and conducted insightful interviews with war veterans to get to the bottom of what Tanouye and his family experienced.

Documentary filmmaker and Glendale resident Robert Horsting produced and co-directed the film with Craig Yahata. Horsting will be present to take questions after the screening. Original music for the film was composed by Stephen James Taylor, a frequent composer for Disney Imagineering and an Eagle Rock resident.

For further information, visit

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale

CV Ready is hosting a disaster tabletop exercise conducted by L.A. County Public Health and the Rand Corporation at Rosemont Middle School on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The exercise will last three hours followed by an evaluation.

The community is invited to participate as volunteers or victims.

For more information, contact Roger Young, CV Ready president, at (818) 249-8446.

Second Sunday Concerts presents the Azzoni Duo – Sandra Azzoni Wood, violin and Christine Azzoni Dow, piano in a program including music by Fritz Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Edward Elgar and Enrique Granados on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena. The concert is free, and there is handicapped access on the west side of the library building. Information: (626) 398-0658 or

Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St, Pasadena

The Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors will host its charitable foundation Annual Golf Tournament Day at the Aces on Friday, Aug. 22 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena. There is a $20,000 hole-in-one opportunity and a silent and live auction planned.

The afternoon will offer a poker tournament with first, second and third place prize opportunities. In 2013 the foundation distributed over $100,000 including $1,000 scholarships, to 10 foothill area high schools.

For more information, or to sponsor, contact Chairperson Ruth McNevin at (818) 298-5605. To register, visit

The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) will present its inaugural gala and benefit on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be held at the historic Brockman Clock Tower Estate, a Glendale landmark and the centerpiece of the newly designated Brockmont Park Historic District. It provides a rare experience to tour one of Glendale’s most exclusive homes and support preservation efforts of TGHS.

The Spot Gourmet is catering the event and there will also be a silent auction. TGHS will also be recognizing outstanding work in the community with the presentation of its annual Preservation and Volunteer awards.

Tickets are $125 for TGHS members and $150 for the general public. They can be purchased directly from the TGHS website at

TGHS advocates for the preservation of important Glendale landmarks, supports maintaining the historic character of Glendale’s neighborhoods, educates the public about and engages the community in celebrating and preserving Glendale’s history and architectural heritage, and operates the Doctors House Museum.

On Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a signing for Daryl Brown, son of the legendary James Brown. Daryl, who is an accomplished musician himself, discusses his new book “Inside the Godfather,” which presents informative and enlightening stories about James Brown that go beneath the surface to explore his complex life and personality.

The author’s visit to the Los Angeles area coincides with (but is not connected to) producer Brian Glazer’s big screen biopic about his father “Get On Up,” which releases in early August. Flintridge Bookstore is Daryl Brown’s only scheduled appearance near Los Angeles.

For more information, call (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Hwy.

The next Bloomin’ Squares square dance class begins on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building.

Sessions are open to everyone, no partner required, LGBTQ* and friends.

For those who think of square dancing, images may arise of hillbillies stomping around in a barn shouting “do-si-do,” blue-haired ladies in silly dresses, and horrible times spent in gym classes in grammar or high school listening to fiddle music while a bored gym teacher read out of a book.

The Bloomin’ Squares square dancing program is nothing like that! There’s no dancing in a barn or wearing silly clothes, and members dance to pop, rock and country music! Casual comfortable clothing is encouraged. Only $6 a clss.

Bring a snack to share if you’d like! For more information, call (818) 945-1189.

Sunland-Tujunga Municipal Building, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga

Come join the Sunland-Tujunga Elks Lodge celebrate the end of summer with friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lots of fun, entertainment, and food! As a fundraiser, all proceeds go to the Christmas Basket Program. Music by the Sound Waves.

Tickets are $15 presale, $17.50 at the door.

For more information, contact S-T Elks, (818) 352-2098.

Verdugo Hills High School is having a reunion for classes from 1952 to 1957. The reunion is taking place Oct 12,13 &14 at Laughlin Nevada Riverside hotel casino.

(Code/VHHS; call for reservations 800-227-3849)

The cost is $80 per person that is for the luncheon on Monday and hospitality room for three days. Hotel pricing, including tax, is $114.24 for three nights. A bus is available for transport, but there is limited space. Contact Shirley at (818) 330-9499 or (323) 428-2688) for more information or Harry at (818) 353-4528.

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 or visit

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

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 support 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

Little Landers Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit at Bolton Hall Museum. “Then and Now” features historic photos of places in the foothills community compared to photos of the same locations in more recent times. Little Landers member Craig Durst determined the exact location from which each old photo was taken and reproduced the same photo taking into account the time of year, time of day and weather conditions to duplicate each of the original pictures.

“Then and Now” will be available for viewing at Bolton Hall through October.

Bolton Hall is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420; or email

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga

T.O.P.S. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday. Weigh in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An hour meeting follows in the education building of Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore (at Santa Carlotta). For more information, call and leave a message for T.O.P.S. at (818) 957-8442.

A meeting is also held in Sunland on Thursdays. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St., Sunland. Contact Jeanie Druebert at (818) 353-5015.

Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Shakers Restaurant in Glendale. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

For more information, call (818) 314-4964.

Shakers Restaurant, 801 N. Central, Glendale

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