VERDUGO HUUT! HOSTS ZYZZYX
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills has opened its acoustically outstanding 100-seat sanctuary to LA folk, alt-country, and acoustic musicians as well as authors, poets, and comedians for the monthly Verdugo HUUT. On Friday, Aug. 17, performers include La Crescenta troubadour Art Stucco and his band, HUUT! regular Carol McArthur, and singer/songwriter Raspin Stuwart, as well as other special guests (including a contest and a special reading of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”). Following the show is a HUUT!-standard audience singalong. Tickets are $10.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta
MUSIC IN THE PARK
The City of La Cañada Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is held at Memorial Park (at the corner of La Cañada and Foothill boulevards) during the summer on Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These free concerts continue through the end of August. Featured bands play a variety of music from rock and roll, blues, reggae, and country. All are welcome to bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening with family and friends.
On Aug. 19, Pacific Coast Highway will be performing.
MUSICAL KIDS, HAPPY MOMS! SEMINAR
The “Musical Kids, Happy Moms!” seminar will be presented on Monday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in La Crescenta by Robin Johnson of Robin Learning Systems. By the end of the seminar, parents with young children will be able to defeat the discouragement that leads to quitting, create practicing that’s fun (or at least tolerable!) and be a musical mentor to their children. All adults are invited to attend. Please RSVP for address to email@example.com. Free with RSVP.
BOUTIQUE VENDORS SOUGHT
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is seeking vendors of giftware and handmade items for its fall boutique held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information and applications are available at www.lacrescentawomansclub.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (775) 573-8282 or call Jean Maluccio at (818) 355-4155.
The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic 501c3 organization located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.
BURGERS, BEER, AND BAND NIGHT AT MC GROARTY
McGroarty Arts Center is hosting a Burgers, Beer and Band Night on Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its historic location in Tujunga. The concert is featuring Seize the Night, a high-energy band performing classic rock to modern pop.
All are welcome. Burger plate is $15; beer/wine is $5, sodas are $1. Desserts are on average $2.
All the proceeds from the food and beverage sales will go to the McGroarty Arts Center, a non-profit facility.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
VILLAGE POETS PRESENT THE ART OF TANKA
The Village Poets’ of Sunland-Tujunga is hosting Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. Featured poet Kathabela Wilson and friends will present the art of Tanka with musical accompaniment by Rick Wilson. Poets: bring your own poetry and sign-up for the open mic upon arrival.
Light refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated! Visit the website to learn more http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
INFORMATION PRESENTED FOR SUZUKI MUSIC PROGRAM
The Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles (SMPLA) will hold its “Making Music the Suzuki Way – Every Child Can Learn!” parent orientation and information night on Monday, Aug. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Encino. The Suzuki Music Education philosophy and method, child development issues, and the SMPLA program will be discussed in detail. All adults are invited to attend.
For more information, exact address, and to RSVP, visit www.SuzukiMusicofLA.org.
LOVE TO SING?
The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in need of male voices, but welcome everyone. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin Monday, Aug. 27. The 2018 holiday concert, “Spirit of the Season,” is on Friday, Nov. 30.
Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena.
Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email (email@example.com) with questions and new member orientation information.
ROCKHAVEN ON SECOND SATURDAY AGENDA
Bolton Hall Museum’s monthly second Saturday programs return with with the story of Rockhaven on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
Rockhaven, located in La Crescenta, was established in 1923 as a refuge for women with mild mental and nervous disorders and is now owned by the City of Glendale. Program speaker Joanna Linkchorst, president of Friends of Rockhaven, will share some of the remarkable stories associated with Rockhaven and hopes for the future. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or by visiting http://www.littlelandershistoricalsociety.org/ or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
‘REIMAGINING’ AMERICA AT ACE/121 GALLERY
Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and Ace/121 Gallery, “Reimagining America” is on view through Sept. 8 at Ace/121 Gallery [hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to
The personal is political, a slogan used in the 1960s by the student movement and second wave feminism, emphasizes the connections between personal experiences and socio-political structures. “Reimagining America” addresses the myriad issues in times of personal, social and economic uncertainties. The show explores the way images can move us by constructing and changing our social reality.
Artists were invited to submit work that created discussions of power between people, real or imagined. The show is an interpretation of how America can be reimagined through art and active participation.
Ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale. (Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building, off the Louise St entrance to the YMCA.)
MC DONALD BOOK SIGNING AND TEA AT OUAT
Once Upon A Time is hosting New York Times bestselling author Megan McDonald for a tea party and book signing on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. She will read a brief excerpt of her new book and answer questions; light refreshments will be served. Afterward, she will sign books. Space is limited; RSVP is required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y7ubx9wz, call (818) 248-9668 or email Maureen@onceupona.com. The cost is $5 per child, which will go toward the purchase of a book.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
LOCAL YOGA CLASS
Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s of the 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 and to RSVP, 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.
SQUARE DANCING CLASSES CONTINUE
Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A beginner’s class continues on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. First two classes are free. Meet new people while getting some exercise. Four-to-five thousand steps per class/dance!
Call Connie at (818) 353-4901 or email email@example.com or visit www.setsinstep.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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!
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.