KIWANIS HOSTS GPD
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale hosts a program on the GPD K9 Unit presented by Paulette Ramsay Wood on Aug. 23.
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.
CAFÉ OFFERS SENIOR DINNER DEALS
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
WELL-BEING BLOCK PARTY
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
SUMMER COOKOUT AT McGROARTY
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.
PREPARING FOR A CRISIS
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® will kick-off REALTOR® Safety Month with a live safety and disaster town hall event featuring the Pasadena police and fire departments. The three-day event will include CPR and first aid certification training along with a crisis management livestream.
ANCIENT CHINESE POETRY & FLUTE MUSIC
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga is hosting a special presentation of ancient Chinese poetry and flute music featuring Yun Wang and Alice Pero on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. The readings also include two open mic poetry segments.
Light refreshments will be served; a
$3 donation is appreciated!
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
AUTHORS AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a discussion and reading with award-winning authors Julie Berry and Catherine Linka in celebration of the release of Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
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.
INFO FOR CANCER PATIENTS
A series of free information presentations is being offered by Cancer Support Community-Pasadena.
On Monday, Aug. 26, the presentation deals with self-hypnosis for cancer patients and is from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 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.
On Sept. 17 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a discussion about breast cancer prevalence will take place at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena. Dr. Maria E. Nelson will speak about benign and malignant forms of the disease, diagnostic work-ups and treatment options, including surgical choices.
On Oct. 8, information about how Reiki can help cancer patients will be given from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reiki is a stress reduction and relaxation technique, which can be used to encourage healing and to provide other benefits. Reiki can strengthen the body, decrease pain and enhance the body’s ability to heal.
Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 796-1083. www.cscpasadena.org
SUZUKI MUSIC PROGRAM PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
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 www.SuzukiMusicofLA.org.
GLENDALE BURBANK REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY
The guest speaker of the Aug. 28 meeting Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly is Eric Early, 2020 Republican candidate for Congress. He will be speaking at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club.
Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple (members only) and include catered dinner. Please RSVP on eventbrite! Those who have not renewed their 2019 membership ($25) please do so when paying for the program.
GBRA meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month. GBRA also represents the foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and Sunland/Tujunga. GBRA is affiliated with The California Republican Assembly.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.
DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER BENEFITS LCWC
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Joselito’s, 2345 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
50PLUS PROGRAM AT DIGNITY
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.
For more information, call (818) 502-2378 or email GMH-CommunityRelations@DignityHealth.org.
Held at Glendale Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.
SUMMER NIGHTS CELEBRATED AT BOLTON HALL
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 http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com or boltonhall.org.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga
SOUTH AMERICA AND CAPE HORN ON ROSTER
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents “Bruce Hale on South America and Cape Horn” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Hale travels the world and provides very interesting programs for the local Sierra Club meetings. He will share his experience and perspective of the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, which is located on the small Hornos Island.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
MOMS CLUB HOSTS ESTATE PLAN WORKSHOP
The MOMS Club of the Foothills is hosting a workshop on estate planning on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to
11 a.m. at Tujunga Summit Christian Church. Presented by the law office of Christie Asselin.
Free to attend; registration required by Sept. 4. Call (818) 248-2183 or email email@example.com.
MOMS Club is not affiliated with any religion or church.
Tujunga Summit Christian Church, 9641 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga
CVHS REUNION FOR CLASS OF ’79
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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/67629436840.
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 $105 per person. Dinner is not formal and there will be activities at this event. Purchase tickets at https://www.paypal.me/CVHS1979.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTRY DOCENT CLASS
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
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 email@example.com for more information or visit TheAutry.org/Docents.
NEXT MEETING OF MONTROSE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY
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 www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
BILINGUAL PROGRAM AT GLENDALE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
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 its 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.
NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE SUNLAND-TUJUNGA BRANCH LIBRARY
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 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.