Tonight, Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes scholarship and financial aid specialist Trevor Ramos for a presentation and discussion of the 2017 version of his book “How To Get Free Money For College: The Ultimate Guide To Sending Your Kids To The Best, Most Expensive Colleges In America For Pennies On The Dollar.”  
Ramos’ book gives step-by-step guidance as to where college money is and how to get it every year your child attends college, regardless of income and assets.
 He has made a career of helping parents and students learn the truth about college planning, what it takes to get accepted to the school of choice and receive scholarships and grants without borrowing or using retirement money.
 For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.  
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.  
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour on Aug. 25 at the home of Sherry & David Kirchheimer, 700 Flintridge Ave. in La Cañada Flintridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 21 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share; drink tickets will be available for purchase. Enjoy the fun in support of the 2018 Rose Parade float that represents this community.
McGroarty Arts Center is hosting a Burgers, Beer and Band Night on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at its historic location in Tujunga.
Fun for the whole family! Come to a summer cookout under the stars while hearing the rocking local LA band Seize the Night, a high-energy group performing classic rock to modern pop. Enjoy flame-grilled burgers with all the fixings, tasty side dishes and delicious desserts – craft beers, too. There will be vegetarian options as well.
All proceeds from the food and beverage sales benefit McGroarty Arts Center.
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga
The next monthly event of the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum. They are featuring poets Pamela Shea, the eighth poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga for 2017-19, and the Lois P. Jones, presenting her award-winning book “Night Ladder.” Visit for samples of their work.
Poets: Bring your poems and sign up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated!
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
The Adams Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting the art installation “Migrant” by Luke Elton Smith through Nov. 17.
 Luke Elton Smith is an installation artist and architect residing in Los Angeles. His work focuses on the creation of spacial effects that create multiple readings on various scales. He studied Architecture at Princeton University and is a registered Architect in the state of California.
 “Migrant” consists of approximately 3,700 scale human figures, suspended in a cloud-like grid. The piece was originally conceived in early 2016 as a response to the European Migrant Crisis, and is a visual representation of those who died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea during 2015. The media’s portrayal of these individuals is typically presented as quantities or numbers, to understand the amount of lives lost. This installation seeks to create a volumetric representation of how many lives are approximated to have been lost in the pursuit of a better life.  The installation increases in relevance in 2017 as more countries around the world engage in their own migrant-related issues.  Viewers are also encouraged to visit the installation in the evening when it is lit and the scale figures glow.
Adams Square Mini Park is located at 1020 E. Palmer Ave. in Glendale.
The Downtown Central Library will host actor Bryan Cranston in conversation about his memoir, “A Life in Parts” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
 “A Life In Parts” is Cranston’s bestselling memoir that traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts that he has played, both on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).
Note that Downtown Central Library will close at 5:30 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m. for this special event. Cranston will only sign copies of “A Life In Parts.” No memorabilia, no posed photographs, no flash photography. Please visit (search Friends of the Library Bryan Cranston) to let the Friends of the Library know how many books to bring to the sale for autographs. Donations to the Friends of the Library on Aug. 30, and proceeds from book sales for this event will go to support the 2018 Summer Reading Program.
Visitors to the Downtown Central Library receive three hours free parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the service desk on the main floor.
The Downtown Glendale Central Library is located at 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.                                                                      
Those who love to sing should join the Towne Singers. The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir. Male voices are especially needed, but all are welcome to join this family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin on ‪Monday, Aug. 28. The 2017 holiday concert, “A Child’s Christmas,” is on ‪Saturday, Dec. 2.   
Rehearsals are held Mondays, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, ‪2001 Cañada Blvd, Glendale.  
 Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, at with questions and for new member orientation information. New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The Towne Singers is an organization supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Glendale Arts, the non-profit management company of the Alex Theatre, is celebrating the historic venue’s 92nd birthday with a birthday celebration on Sept. 3. Enjoy food, specialty drinks, raffle and self-guided tours from the projection booth to the stage and down to the dressing rooms. See the Theatre as never before. Admission to the event is free. Suggested donations are encouraged for $19.25 to commemorate the year the Theatre was built. Any amount is appreciated, and a donation is not required to attend.  Reservations can be made online at Donations can be made at
Specialty cocktails are priced at $8. Soft drinks and a selection of wines will also be available.
Raffle prizes include travel & leisure, dining & entertainment, sports and beauty. Tickets will be available to purchase at the event. In conjunction with the Alex92 celebration, Glendale Arts is hosting an online auction from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 with proceeds benefiting the programming, preservation and future growth of the historic Alex Theatre. The online auction can be found at
 Visit and for additional information.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit or email
 Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit or email
Glendale Noon Concerts is a free-admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on Sept. 6 and features flutist Cynthia Ellis and harpist Michelle Temple playing Elgar, Nielsen, Mouquet and Damase.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
RAPP – Read And Practice Peacemaking – and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “Disturbing the Peace” on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. The film follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters – who join together to say, “Enough!”
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
On Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes author Christopher Husberg for a reading, discussion, and signing of “Dark Immolation,” book two of “The Chaos Queen Quintet,” described by the Library Journal as “a great new fantasy epic.”
 Husberg was at the bookstore last year for the release of “Duskfall,” Book One in the series, which was shortlisted for the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the 2017 Gemmell Awards. The Library Journal declared this book “perfect for fans of Daniel Abraham and Brandon Sanderson.”
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club hosts Robin Parks at its next meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. Parks will present “Mountain Lions 101.”
As a lifelong admirer of the big cats, Parks began doing volunteer work at animal sanctuaries in California and other locations, where he first encountered captive mountain lions. This experience led him to the Mountain Lion Foundation (MLF), where he has been a field volunteer. He is very involved in reaching out to law enforcement agencies, who are often first responders to mountain lion sightings and incidents. He provides the biology of the animal, explains aggressive vs. non-aggressive behavior, and officer safety procedures, and addresses the myths and misinformation that surround these animals. He will discuss various “shoot/don’t shoot” scenarios and the considerations relative to law enforcement personnel to illustrate that the killing of a wayward mountain lion having wandered into human territory is rarely necessary and often the wrong decision.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For further information, contact program chair Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta
All are invited to Raise a Glass for Education on Sept. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rosso Wine Shop. Learn about wine and cheese pairings from Argentina, California, France and Italy! Learn about current trends in the wine industry from host Jeff Zimmitti, owner of Rosso Wine Shop.
Come and show support for public education!
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting For questions, contact Elsa Chagolla at (818) 247-066 or
Rosso Wine Shop is located at 3459 Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is celebrating Curious George Day on Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. with a special storytime that includes a craft activity
and appearances by Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
George’s adventures began when he was brought from his home in Africa by “The Man with The Yellow Hat” to live in a giant city. The first story was published in France in 1939. Books featuring the adventures of Curious George have been translated from the original French into many other languages in addition to English. The books have been adapted into several television series and films.
All are invited to this free event.
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.
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT) will present “The Best Of Khachaturian,” an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, on Sept. 17 at the Alex Theatre. Included will be performances of “Saber Dance” and “Lezginka” from “Gayane,” as well as selections from “Spartacus” and “Masquerade,” and a new work entitled “Remember,” set to selections from the “Cello Concerto In E-Minor,” in memory of the Armenian Genocide.
Natasha Middleton, artistic director, with Ruben Tonoyan, associate director and ballet master for Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, will co-direct the performance.
The performance begins at 5:00 p.m.; there will be a pre-performance VIP catered reception at 3:30 p.m.  
Tickets are $25, $35, $55, $65 and $125, which includes admission to the VIP pre-performance catered reception. Tickets may be purchased online at or or by calling the Alex Theatre Box Office at (818) 243-2539 or Ticket Micket at (818) 265-0506. Tickets are also on sale at the concierge desk at The Americana at Brand and the Glendale Community College auditorium box office. For a sneak peak of what to expect at this show, visit:
The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
A community support group for persons with fibromyalgia and/or arthritis meets monthly at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues.
The support group is led by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT and Katie Phillips-Rector, MS, MFT intern.
The support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Library. There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome. Please email Phillips-Rector ( or Whiting ( with questions.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd.
The community is invited to “Cirque Fantastique” as Glendale Memorial Health Foundation hosts the 30th Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Sunday, Oct. 8 with reception and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. and dinner, live auction, program and amazing entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
            The fundraising focus of this year’s Evening of Wine and Roses will focus on “Humankindness in the Making” (HITM) initiative. HITM initiative will renovate the second floor of the hospital into an updated center for outpatient services, featuring a new state-of-the-art gastroenterology (GI) lab.
            The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena. Tickets are $500 per person. For more information and ticket prices, contact Tri Fritz at (818) 502-2364, or visit
Plans are being made for the 6th Annual Joe’s Minibike Reunion taking place on Oct. 14 at CV Park. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public to attend.
For more information, visit
CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta
The kickoff of Salon de Musiques new season is Oct. 15 and features the music of L. Beethoven: “String Quartet n.4 in C Major Op 18,” L. Spohr: “Duo for Violin & Viola in E minor Op 13” and F. Schubert: “String Quartet n.14 in D minor D 810,” “Death & the Maiden.” The concert will be performed by Serena McKinney and Ambroise Aubrun, violins, Ben Ullery, viola, Yoshika Masuda, cello.
An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet high tea buffet provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes high tea and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of 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? Contact 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 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 or visit
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
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
 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 Lisa O. Mayo, (626) 484-0554.
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.