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At the Aug. 26 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale City Manager Roubik Golanian will be presenting the state of city address.

Guests are welcome at the lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15. Meeting starts at noon.

The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.



The Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles (SMPLA) will hold its fall opening social and “Music Jam” play-in on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. at the west end of the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, 5021 Tilden Ave., Sherman Oaks. All students studying Suzuki violin and/or guitar are invited, including beginners.

Attendees can bring their own dinner and a treat to share, and there will be music games, “jamming” on fiddle tunes, world music and Suzuki pieces. For more information, visit



On Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. a free WordPress HTML CSS JavaScript coding meet up group is taking place in-person. It will be held at the North Hollywood Diner, (The NoHo Diner), 11329 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.

Event questions? Call  (213) 840-1526, email or visit



Until Sept. 1, the Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy is accepting entries of the best local photos, featuring natural surroundings and wild neighbors.

Entries may be submitted in any of the following categories: birds, landscapes & plants, mammals and other wildlife, people in nature. A category for young photographers is available for submissions in any of the above five subject matter categories submitted by photographers aged 13-17.

Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. The AFC is looking for photos that showcase species, perspectives and settings unique to the local area (i.e. the greater Los Angeles area, and especially our arroyos and foothills).

To learn more or to enter, visit



The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus (VHWC) is in need of women’s voices to round out its chorus. Soprano, second soprano or alto all are welcome to join the chorus, which has entertained residents of La Crescenta, Glendale, La Cañada, Pasadena, Monrovia, Sunland-Tujunga and beyond. The group entertains at club meetings, church groups, schools, senior facilities and more.

Ki Park, a collaborative pianist who has worked with classical singers, instrumentalists and choruses throughout the Los Angeles community, is VHWC music director.

VHWC has been a chorus of 35-plus active singers. The members meet at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta on Monday mornings September through June at 9:15 a.m. The chorus is not associated with the church but uses its facilities for rehearsals.  

Anyone interested can contact Arlene Massimino at (818) 624-1111 or Ki Park at (818) 720-6465.



Betina Loudermilk will be making a presentation about building a garden for butterflies. She’ll teach attendees about some common butterflies that will be found and what plants to put in a garden to attract them. She’ll discuss the differences between natives and non-native plants and their value to butterflies.

The community is invited to attend the Crescenta Valley Group and the Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club for this joint presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. To register for this upcoming one hour webinar:



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 Thursday, Sept. 8 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. via Zoom. All adults are invited to attend.

For more information, visit To receive the Zoom link, RSVP at The Suzuki Music Education philosophy and method, child development issues, and the SMPLA program will be discussed in detail.  



Beautiful polychrome pictographs created by local early populations and listed on the National Register of Historic Places are just a part of more than 150 archaeological sites in the Burro Flats area. Sites include numerous Chumash, Western Ranching and Space Age period locations spread across 2,850 acres in the Santa Susana Mountains at the west end of the San Fernando Valley.

Al Knight, speaker for the Sept. 10 program, will present his 25 years of research on the Burro Flats area. Knight has over 40 years experience in archeological, anthropological and historic fieldwork, research and writing and is the author of numerous published and unpublished reports. He has participated in over 250 projects in Southern California, including work leading to the creation of the nearby Stonehurst community HPOZ. 

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. The program is on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, home of Little Landers Historical Society, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

Additional information is available from the Little Landers Historical Society by calling (818) 352-3420 or visiting or emailing



A new beginner’s modern square dancing class is starting 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. First two classes are free

Meet new people while getting exercise for both your body and mind. Proof of vaccination required; masks are optional at the present time. More info by emailing or visiting



The Campbell Center is having its annual benefit luncheon honoring key supporters on Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Arden Club in Glendale. This year’s honorees are Campbell Center founder Jerry Campbell, Rick Dinger, Dave Greenbaum and Roxie Varela. Special acknowledgement to former Campbell Center executive director David Fields.

To purchase tickets or sponsor the event, visit

The Glen Arden Club is located at 357 Arden Ave.



The Glendale Historical Society is hosting a picnic and movie night on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available beginning today, Aug. 4, for this event, which includes a picnic and a screening of the new documentary “Discovering Glendale’s Doctors House.”

The documentary is a “behind-the-scenes” look at the recent production shoot of the long-anticipated “Doctors House Tour Documentary” (a working title). Filming took place at “the house that started it all” during the first weekend in June and the documentary is currently in the post-production stage. Doctors House Curator Peter Rusch will host the program and will give viewers an intimate and close-up look at the house, the families that resided there, and the impact that the house adds to Glendale’s rich history.

For details, visit



Foothills Dancemakers concerts take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. at A Room To Create in Pasadena. Tickets are $20, general admission, and $15 for DRC, students and seniors with valid ID. A Room To Create is located at 1158 E. Colorado. Parking is available behind the building and on the surrounding streets. For reservations, visit or call (626) 204-0331 for more information.



“Team 74” is planning a 50th high school reunion in 2024. Friends and graduates of Verdugo Hills High School are invited to attend to trade stories of family, careers, adventures and anything else.

Currently Team 74 is in the planning phase of collecting names and numbers of classmates and putting together a database; emails from classmates can be received at Information should include a mailing address, cell number and graduate’s name at graduation (if different than now).

A list of frequently asked questions will be provided to keep everyone updated as the reunion plans move forward. Those who belong to various VHHS groups will see redundant information to ensure all classmates are notified and have an opportunity to attend.

At this time the FB VHHS groups will be the reunion information outlet until a more focused site is created.