New and established artists and performance groups in diverse genres including classical, jazz, rock and world music will be part of the Library, Arts & Culture Performance Series.

The performances are on Fridays and begin at 7 p.m. at the Brand Library & Art Center. Performances will run 60 and 90 minutes without intermission and will be available to the general public, free of charge.

Brand Library & Art Center Plaza is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

On Aug. 28 – Topaz 22 (Latin jazz).

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The next meeting of the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on Sunday, Aug. 30 at Wang’s Place in the old town area of Monrovia. This meeting commemorates the 20th anniversary of the club.

Meetings are held the last Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in several adjoining city-owned lots.

For further information, call Hal Leavens (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross (818) 766-2384 or send email to

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related types of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2 donation.

More information on the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is available at

Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia

Los Angeles Belmont Village Communities are raising funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease through an opportunity drawing with giveaways of elegant, eight-place table settings. From now until Sept. 1, those interested in making a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association can stop by Belmont Village Burbank and make a $20 donation for the drawing prize; multiple entries can be accepted and 100% of proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

This is the second year that Belmont Village has held the fundraiser with last year’s donations reached $12,000 to the Los Angeles-area Alzheimer’s Association.

All donations or entries must be submitted in person by visiting the community between now and Sept. 1. Winners will be notified by Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Please call or stop into Belmont Village Burbank at 455 E. Angeleno Ave. (818) 972-2405. For more information, visit

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E Chevy Chase Dr., 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. 12 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 knit, crochet and conversation.

For more information, visit or email

Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. in the restored chapel and sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale (downtown at Louise & Wilson, no religious affiliation).

The next concert is on Sept. 2 and features Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio performed by violinist Jacqueline Suzuki, cellist Madlen Sarkissian and pianist Frank Basile.

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. in Glendale.

The 1st Annual Southern California MADCatfish Blues Festival will debut on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 – 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia.

Hosted by L.A.’s gentleman of jazz, James Janisse, headlining performers will include Barbara Morrison, Ray Bailey, The Delgado Brothers, The Scorch Sisters and Marguaret Love. Ernest l. Thomas of “Everybody Hates Chris” will host an after hours juke joint Saturday night with a hot line-up of comics.

For tickets call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, or buy online at

Santa Anita Race Track, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Gary Nelson’s, “Climbing Mt. Everest” on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

Nelson is a first-class mountain climber and will bring his experience of scaling this landmark.

News of conservation and outings will precede the program, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for more information.

Allied/Republic Services, with the La Cañada Flintridge, Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo City chambers of commerce and SCORE of Greater Los Angeles will host a community document shredding event at the Business Expo on

Wednesday, Sept 9 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

A shredding truck will be parked in the lower hospital parking lot on the east side of the hospital starting at 5 p.m. Local residents and businesses may bring old documents to be shredded on site.

The Expo will be on the fourth floor of the hospital in the community rooms.

For further information call Dick Mader of SCORE (818) 395-7073 or the

La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce at (818) 790-4289.

Glendale Art Association September meeting is at the CitiBank community service room on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Richard E. Scott will discuss practical methods and strategies, and reinforce the lesson with examples and demonstrations. Watercolorists, oil painters, and anyone interested in painting and drawing will enjoy and benefit from this evening event.

Scott is an artist, architectural illustrator and author. His book, “Sketching – from Square One to Trafalgar Square,” has become a must-have text for artists, illustrators and architects. His work has won multiple awards, appeared in numerous art and design magazines, and has been profiled on NPR station KCRW. He has taught at the College of Environmental Design, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and continues to teach workshops throughout the United States. His aim is to share his passion for sketching and painting with others so that they can produce finer work and gain more enjoyment from their experience.

The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Paintings submitted to mini show $3 each.

For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.

Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

Little Landers Historical Society and Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga are resuming their monthly programs after the summer break. On Sept. 12, the program will be about the Kizh Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians. The speaker is tribal member Tim Povorena-Miguel.

The program tells the story of the Kizh Gabrieleno Mission Indians and their tribal territory, who they are and where they are from. Highlights include unknown facts about an early mayor of Los Angeles, how the tribe’s lands became his land and finally the Huntington Library,

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

The program begins at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga/

Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD or District) is having a

special drought tolerant landscape and rain barrel event at Descanso Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is co-hosted with the City of South Pasadena, Pasadena Water & Power, Crescenta Valley Water District, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power. Event Programming will include three classes in the Van de Kamp Hall that will cover the fundamentals of harvesting rainwater with rain barrels, greywater use and drought tolerant landscaping.

Residents must RSVP for the event to receive free admission to Descanso Gardens.  Seating for the classes is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact your local water agency to reserve today.

Please RSVP to Foothill MWD at (818) 790-4036 if served by any of the following:

La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company

Lincoln Avenue Water Company or Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association.

Artist Jane O’Neill’s installation, Becoming A Mountain Cloud, will be featured at the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station through Sept. 18 as part of a series of art installations supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program.

The Adams Square Mini Park is located at 1020 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale. For more information call Chuck Wike, Community Relations manager, Library, Arts & Culture at (818) 548-2042 or see the website,

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is hosting its Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Art Auction on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in South Pasadena. The theme this year is “Designing for the Future,” representing PCDA’s enduring commitment to providing high-quality services to children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. There will be live music, appetizers, a silent and live auctions and a gourmet dinner.

Tickets for Harvest Moon are $150 per person or $1,250 for a table of 10. Complimentary valet will be provided. Proceeds will benefit children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges receiving services at PCDA. To purchase tickets or view sponsorship opportunities, visit

The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in particular need of male voices, but welcome all to join this wonderful family of musicians. Rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert begin Monday, Sept. 14. The 2015 holiday concert, “Hear The Bells,” is Dec. 5.

Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd, Glendale. Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email ( with questions and new member orientation information. New member orientation sessions are held prior to the first two rehearsals (Sept. 14 and Sept. 21).

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering the senior lecture on spine education on Thursday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join John Obsenares, PT, OCS and learn how the spine works and the causes, treatments and prevention of spine disorders.

RSVP by Sept. 21 by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is  limited.

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale and the lecture will be in the hospital auditorium.

The American Heart Association (AHA) invites the community to its annual Heart Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 26. Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to fight heart disease and stroke. There is no fee to participate. Register your team at

The Heart Walk aims to create a culture of health by engaging community members in physical activity and heart-healthy living, while raising much-needed funds to fight heart disease and stroke. It includes a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a festival area featuring interactive and fun activities, health information, Kids Zone, entertainment and more.

In addition to Pasadena, walks will also take place in Long Beach, Santa Clarita and Palmdale. The combined goal for the four walks is to raise $2 million in support of the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

For more information and to register for the Heart Walk, visit, or contact Amanda Naughton at (213) 291-7102 or

Brand Associates is sponsoring the 43rd Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper, “Brand 43.” The exhibition opens on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a public reception and awards ceremony from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 30 during normal Brand Library hours.

The Brand National Exhibition has been organized annually by the Brand Associates since 1971 in cooperation with Glendale Library, Arts and Culture.

For more information about the exhibition, contact
Arlene Vidor, president/Brand Associates, at
(818) 500-7675
or (818) 606-8359 (cell) or email
or visit

Brand Library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.

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.

The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

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

T.O.P.S. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday. Weigh in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An hour meeting follows in the education building of Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore (at Santa Carlotta). For more information, call and leave a message for T.O.P.S. at (818) 957-8442.

A meeting is also held in Sunland on Thursdays. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St., Sunland. Contact Jeanie Druebert at (818) 353-5015.

Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Shakers Restaurant in Glendale. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

For more information, call (818) 314-4964.

Shakers Restaurant, 801 N. Central, Glendale

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 CrescentaCañada 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