Were you a member of a choral group at Crescenta Valley High School? Do you miss the camaraderie and enjoyment that singing with others brings?
Since 1977, Shirley Nute has been directing the CVHS Alumni Chorale. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. The rehearsal season will begin on Sept. 15. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January 2011.
The Chorale provides an opportunity for individuals who enjoy singing in a group to come together, share the challenge of preparing music for performance and feel the thrill of bringing music to those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the beauty of choral singing. Anyone interested in singing in the chorale can contact Shirley Nute at

Women In Green Forum is taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is a two-day conference and tradeshow featuring over 80 speakers from all aspects of the environmental industry. The Forum is the nation’s only conference focused on women in environmental careers.
The Forum offers two full days of plenary sessions, breakout tracks, expo hall, and an Eco Fashion Walk-A-Bout showcasing the latest in eco fashion trends. For more details, visit the Forum website at
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St. in Pasadena.

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This semester marks the beginning of the tenth consecutive year that these classes have been offered to musicians and non-musicians alike in the area. This semester will cover music of the 20th century from WW II onward.
Each semester offers new and interesting information.  Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase the listener’s understanding of the evolution of the music of the time. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.  The classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 7 and are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through Dec. 14. The cost for the 15-week classes is $90. Everyone is welcome! For more information call Dianne at (818) 248-8110 or (818) 445-2390.

The Crescenta Valley High School class of 1970 is having its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Altadena Town and Country Club. The cost is $119 until Sept. 1. Casual event on Friday Oct. 1 at El Cholo Restaurant in Pasadena. Visit for more details and registration form.
Verdugo Hills High School class of 1970 is having its 40-year reunion on Aug. 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cost is $60 per person and includes dinner and music at the Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. Tickets are $75 per person. Make checks out to Neoma Mitchell Barnthouse and mail to 10314 Woodward Ave., Sunland CA 91040.
A pre-reunion is being held on Aug. 27 at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in Burbank at 1300 N. San Fernando Blvd. The day after potluck picnic is at Sunland Park on Sunday, Aug. 29. Additional activities include golf at Angeles National Golf Course (make your reservation early with Cheryl Vargas at (818) 951-8771 for discounted group rate); Bolton Hall History Tour at 2 p.m. (free); special reunion ‘air show’ by Peter Hernandez at 6 p.m. over the grounds of the golf club and Big Tujunga Canyon on Aug. 28. Be there early and gather on the patio.
For more information email Neoma at or call (818) 353-4600.

The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) presents an outdoor summer film series featuring classic crime dramas, all containing scenes shot in Glendale. The third and final film in the series is “Gun Crazy,” which will be screened on Sunday, Aug. 22 at Brand Park on the lawn in front of the Doctors House Museum.
“Gun Crazy” is a lesser-known but wildly entertaining thriller that includes a lengthy robbery sequence shot in 1950s downtown Montrose.
Admission is free and open to the public.  Parking is free in Brand Park.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 7:30 p.m. with a picnic, blanket, chairs and a flashlight, and enjoy a tour of the Victorian Doctors House Museum, which will be open prior to the screening. The film will begin at dusk. We request that people do not bring pets, so that all may enjoy the park and film viewing on the lawn.
This event is sponsored by The Glendale Historical Society in cooperation with The City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department.
For information, visit or call (818) 242-7447.
Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

On Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. the Little Landers Historical society will present the program “Water.” All are invited to this free program to learn about the Sunland/Shadow Hills/Tujunga connection to Los Angeles politics and the DWP in the 1900s through the 1920s. The program will also discuss the history of the water distribution systems in Sunland-Tujunga, the engineering challenges that were faced and how DWP reluctantly assumed responsibility for water service in the area in the 1950s. Guest speaker will be Lynn Lowry, a local resident and a third generation engineer in the foothills area.
Presented by the Little Landers Historical Society, Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.


Glendale Noon Concerts are a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the newly restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation). On Sept. 1 violinist and mandolin player Jean Sudbury will be featured in IMPROMPTU: Classical to Traditional to Original Music with Jean Sudbury & Friends.

On Sept. 18, community families and friends are invited to a family festival in Sun Valley from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be games, prizes, raffles, free food and other attractions. It is sponsored by the Christian Reformed Churches at 10725 Penrose St. in Sun Valley.
For more information, call (818) 767-4488.

The Glendale Rose Float Association is presenting a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Friendship Garden and Japanese Tea House in Glendale’s Brand Park. At the “Say Cheese … & Wine Tasting” reception, seats to ride on the float during the Rose Parade will be auctioned off and several raffles will be held. Tickets are $35 apiece, and the proceeds will be used to support “Say Cheese!,” Glendale’s entry in the 2011 Rose Parade.
Individuals wishing to purchase tickets can do so online at, via phone at (818) 241-6039, or by mailing a check to: Say Cheese … & Wine, c/o Glendale Rose Float Association, P.O. Box 564, Glendale CA 91209-0564. The check should note that it is for reception tickets. Questions may be directed to
For more information about the Glendale Rose Float Association, see

Companion Hospice is now recruiting volunteers for its upcoming training program. Volunteers can become a needed friend to someone during the last part of their journey. Volunteers can also relieve tired caregivers for short periods of time or help with errands and shopping. Assignments will be in your geographical area. The goal is to promote quality of life and comfort measures.  Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from a professional team. The training program will be held on four Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Oct. 9-30, located off the 210 Freeway – 1 block west of Rosemead Blvd., 320 N. Halstead St., Suite 100 in Pasadena. Office help, which does not require attendance to the patient Care Training Class, is also needed. To learn more call Cecelia Rudar, volunteer coordinator, at (877) 303-0692 or email