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On Friday, Aug. 30, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale hosts one of its best programs of the year: Kiwanis Fulfills A Dream.

Club member Jack Bilheimer will also be bringing all members a special treat they won’t want to miss.

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.



Pasadena Society of Artists hosts the Artist’s Choice exhibition from Sept. 3 – Sept. 28 at White’s Gallery in Montrose. More than 70 works will be on display for this show chosen by the artists. There will also be a silent auction at the reception on Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. of small works to benefit Theatre of Hearts. Bidding is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and starts at $20 or purchase for a “buy it now” price.

White’s Gallery is located at 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.




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. 4 and features violinists Alexander Knecht and Jacqueline Suzuki, violist Adriana Zoppo, cellist Jonathan Flaksman, and pianist Brendan White. They will be performing the works of Cesar Franck Piano Quintet.

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.




Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 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. 14 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



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.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts an evening with Angie Manfredi, the editor of “The (Other) F Word: A Celebration Of The Fat & Fierce,” the definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance. She is joined by Los Angeles-based contributors Jon Paul Higgins, S. Qiouyi Lu, Isabel Quintero, Jana Schmieding and Amy Spalding. 

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.




Learn how to save a life by attending a free three-hour workshop on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is being offered as a public service to the community by the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills in Montrose on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

The workshop will be taught by Eric Smith, an American Heart Association (AHA) certified trainer, emergency medical technician (EMT) and nurse.

Space is limited, so call (818) 957-1500 to reserve a spot. The workshop is free unless an AHA-BLS certification card is desired; then there is a required $50 fee that goes to the AHA. Please call and let them know in advance.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10 a free seminar will be presented on how to get along with others. It will cover common relationship issues such as starting a conversation, handling problems in a relationship and how to take a relationship to the next level. This talk will be at 7 p.m. hosted by the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills in Montrose. The speaker is Larry Monroe, who has been helping people and businesses improve their relationships for over 35 years.

Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (enter at the back of the building). Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard. All welcome!




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.




USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is having workshops on managing diabetes. The first workshop is on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and additional workshops are on the following Thursdays through Oct. 17. The series will be taught by one of the hospital’s dieticians. Free to attend.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208




Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, will be speaking at the Sept. 12 meeting of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federation at the Oakmont Country Club.

He is known for weaving a steady stream of humor to an appreciative crowd about the America he experienced as a poor Russian immigrant. His payoff line “What a country!” worked over and over again as people laughed together about ourselves and our country.

But the recent calls for “democratic socialism” by many democratic candidates concerns him. Socialism was why he left the Soviet Union; it doesn’t work. He might want to turn his tagline into a warning – “America! What a country … if you can keep it!”

The meeting with lunch and speaker begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $30 per person. RSVP by Sept. 9 to Joan (818) 790-0014 or Mary at (818) 952-7040.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A new weekly beginners class is starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. First two classes are free. Meet new people while getting some exercise (4-5000 steps per class/dance).

For info contact Connie at (818) 353-4901 or email or visit




The Jewel City Doll Club is having its 41st annual doll show and sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church – Holy Cross Hall in Burbank.

There will be dolls of all ages, accessories, toys and treasures. Free parking! Free doll identification! Free photo with your doll! Food on-site for purchase.

Admission is $5; those under 12 are free.

For more information, contact Janie Olds at (562) 818-2501 or email

St. Francis Xavier Church – Holy Cross Hall, 3801 Scott Road in Burbank.




A series of free information presentations is being offered by Cancer Support Community-Pasadena.

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.




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 or

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga




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




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

MOMS Club is not affiliated with any religion or church.

Tujunga Summit Christian Church, 9641 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga




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

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 $97 per person until Aug. 21; $105 per person after Aug. 21. Dinner is not formal and there will be activities at this event. Purchase tickets at

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




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 and 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 for more information or visit



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

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge



Pasadena Heritage presents Bus Tour Day on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be three different bus tours that explore Pasadena’s architectural heritage and history. The Bungalow Courts and Garden Apartments Tour explores Pasadena’s innovation in housing from the early 20th Century. The second tour will explore the extensive influence of Spanish and Mexican architecture on Pasadena’s built environment. The third tour explores historically significant but often overlooked people, places and things.

Tickets are $40 for Pasadena Heritage members, $45 for non-members. 

For more information, visit


Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. A presentation is being given by the Alzheimer’s Association at the La Crescenta Library on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 am. The program is free.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.




The Glendale Historical Society presents the Icons of Architecture Home Tour on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s self-driving tour includes five exceptional homes in Glendale designed by some of the most celebrated and influential architects of the 20th century: the Taylor House, Schaffer House, Perkins House, Story House and Calori House.

Advance tickets are $35 for TGHS members and $45 for the general public until Sept. 24. After Sept. 24, tickets are $40 for TGHS members and $50 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online at Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.

To become a TGHS member, visit




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




A bi-lingual Armenian/English program entitled “Take Your Life Back After Cancer” is 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 their 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.




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 – 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!




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.