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Tonight, 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



Ron Baker will provide information on Presidential Bingo at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Glendale Kiwanis.

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.


USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is now offering senior (65 years and older) dinners every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the hospital’s Hillside Café. Seniors can purchase any meal on the menu for 30% off, and there will be a special “mindful eating” menu selection that has been designed by the hospital’s registered dietitians to ensure that seniors (or anyone in the community) are receiving their necessary nutrition while eating well.

The senior meals are an ideal option for anyone who may not have the time or ability to make dinner each night, especially during the summer heat.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208



A free two-hour talk on self-defense and home security for non-martial artists will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.  People will learn how to recognize and avoid potential dangers in public, what to teach their children if approached by a stranger, how to secure their home, and much more.

The speaker is Alf Garbutt, a 7th-degree black belt, 26-time World Martial Arts Championship and former bodyguard.

Church of Scientology Mission of Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in 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, please call (818) 957-1500. All welcome!



On Aug. 13, a presentation dealing with the most current colorectal cancer treatments will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The presentation is free of charge.

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz will discuss the newest treatments, side effect management, social and emotional issues, and survivorship questions.

Then on Monday, Aug. 26, a presentation dealing with self-hypnosis for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The presentation is free of charge.

Carmela Tunzi of Mind Flow Hypnosis will discuss the benefits of self-hypnosis to help manage symptoms of treatment, reduce stress, and help manage pain. Attendees will learn skills for use on a daily basis.

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



Each month, Verdugo HUUT (at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 4451 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta) introduces a theme and invites performers from all over LA to present one of the most fun and least expensive nights of entertainment anywhere.

In recognition of the heat wave and a certain iconic 1972 concert at the Greek Theatre, the Verdugo HUUT! presents “HUUT August Night or Shine on You Crazy Neil Diamond.” The night will mix the music of Neil Diamond and Pink Floyd, two powerhouses that taste great – but might not taste great together.

All are invited to come out on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. and see how this music mash-up comes together.

Tickets are $10.



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.



Adventist Health – Glendale, with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, is hosting a Well-being Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glendale Central Park. Activities will be geared to “jumpstart whole health” targeting heart and brain health. In addition there will be healthy cooking demonstrations, a free produce market, exercise classes and more.

Free to attend.

Glendale Central Park, 216 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale



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.



Grace Mase, author of “Revivify Your Home: Take Control of Your Home Improvement with Peace of Mind and Level Up Your Life,” will be at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse on Sunday,
Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

“Revivify Your Home” will change how people approach remodeling, renovating, adding-on or building a home. Mase will show simple and strategic framework to guide people through the journey to successfully achieve their goals and avoid costly headaches.

In her book, Mase shares the proven process that resulted in the creation of her company BEYREP. Each chapter contains key insights, best practices, and strategies to help bring order to chaos, ensuring a home improvement project that will be a rewarding experience that is enjoyed for a lifetime.

On Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m., Emmy Award-winning helicopter cameraman and author David Alan Arnold will be at Flintridge Bookstore. Arnold has written two memoirs, “Help from Above: How I Went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky” and “What Lies Above the Clouds: A True Crime Story.” In these books, he shares stories from his personal and professional lives, including thrilling, challenging and sometimes death-defying moments.

Arnold started his Hollywood career with a broom in his hand. Somehow, sweeping the floor got him into some of the world’s biggest TV shows. His first book “Help from Above” tells the unlikely story of mistakes and miracles that took him to some of the most dangerous places on Earth. In his second memoir, “What Lies Above the Clouds,” Arnold takes readers on a life and death adventure flying for the television shows. But he also gets into adventures at home, picking a fight with an organized crime ring of kidnappers, drug dealers, and murderers who terrified his town.

On Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., epic fantasy authors D.J. Butler (“Witchy Kingdom” series), Christopher Husberg (Chaos Queen Quintet), Christopher Ruocchio (“Sun Eater series), and Luke Tarzian (Shadow Twins Trilogy) will be at Flintridge Bookstore for a reading, discussion, and signing of their recent books.

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.



The Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles (SMPLA) will hold its “Making Music the Suzuki Way – Every Child Can Learn!” parent information night on Monday, Aug. 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Encino. All adults are invited to attend. For more information, to learn the address of the information night and to RSVP, visit



The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is having a fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Joselito’s Mexican Restaurant in Montrose. All are encouraged to support the LCWC.

A percentage of proceeds from the evening’s purchases will benefit the philanthropic work of the Club.

Diners need to place their dining receipt in the labeled box at 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, 2345 Honolulu Ave., Montrose



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.



Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to Bolton Hall Museum on Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to celebrate Summer Nights at this historical local landmark. The Little Landers Historical Society and the Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga will be celebrating summer and local history with poetry and a sing-along on the lawn outside the museum.

The Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga is a group comprised of the current and former Poets Laureate of Sunland Tujunga who organize poetry readings in the community, write poetry, publish books (many of which are in the Bolton Hall Museum gift shop) and keep poetry alive in the foothills. Village Poets is a free public event. More information on the group can be found at or

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga



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



The Gene Autry Museum is having a docent class on select Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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



The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).

The program will be presented by guest speaker Mike Wronkowski, general manager of Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall. The program will be “Everything you Need to Know About Growing Plumerias, a Hawaiian Plant.” Questions and answers will follow.

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.   

For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge



A 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.



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.