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Montrose artist Joan Doyle, originally from Ireland who transitioned from Disney artist to watercolorist and painter of homes, is presently showing her work at Diggs Real Estate. The show remains until the end of August and features her house portraits and landscapes in watercolor.
Diggs Real Estate, 3819 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 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. 10 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. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.
The next concert is on Sept. 7 and features viola d’amore player Adriana Zoppo with Justin Haynes on viola da gamba performing works by Schop, Boismortier and Ariosti.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.
The Glendale Art Association September meeting is at the CitiBank community service room on Thursday, Sept. 8 at from 6:45 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Seung-Yeon Oh, an oriental ink art painter, will give a brief history of ink painting and will demonstrate the technique at the meeting. Her award-winning paintings have been exhibited in South Korea and in the United States. She has taught oriental ink painting at Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, and Horizon Institute, Los Angeles. She has been curator at Gallery Verdugo in Glendale.
The cost to attend is $5 for members, $7 for guests.
For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.
Citibank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
Brand Associates (the non-profit arm of the Brand Library & Art Center) is screening the documentary film “Guest of Cindy Sherman” on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Co-director and star of the film Paul Hasegawa-Overacker (aka Paul H-O) will be the featured speaker after the screening.
Cindy Sherman is considered one of the world’s most gifted and important visual talents. She was named by ARTnews – along with Matissse and Picasso – as one of the most influential artists of the last 100 years. A large collection of her conceptual photographic self-portraits is currently on view at The Broad Museum through Oct. 2.
Hasegawa-Overacker, unlike the low-key and very private Sherman, was the opinionated creator of the iconoclastic New York City public-access TV series “Gallery Beat” in the 1990s. Produced on a shoestring budget, Hasegawa-Overacker developed a large cult following by offering up a heaping cauldron of insanity during the rollercoaster years of the art scene in New York. When he learned that Sherman was a fan of his show he set out to capture the most elusive prize – a series of interviews with her. Their professional relationship eventually blossomed into a romance enmeshing him further into her world.
The film spans 15 years, including archival footage of Sherman. It includes many stars of the art and entertainment world including an argument with Julian Schnabel as well as interviews with John Waters, Danny De Vito, Molly Ringwald, Eli Broad and footage from “Gallery Beat.” The film paints a vivid, irreverent, and often hilarious picture of the New York art scene and brings the legendary Cindy Sherman into focus for an unprecedented close look.
Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in Brand Park adjacent to the library and an accessible entrance and parking is available on the east side of the building.
For more information, call (818) 548-2051.
Brand Library Recital Hall is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
Little Landers Historical Society announces the first in its series of fall program presentations on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum
Speaker for this program is architectural historian Nathan Marsak. Marsak will present a cultural and architectural history of public mausolea (plural for mausoleum) in the Los Angeles area. The mausolea tell the story of society’s shifting relationship with death and play an important role in understanding how Los Angeles shaped the methods and materials of Modernism.
This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents James Lancaster’s, ”Transylvania Romania” on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Lancaster’s program covers a four-day trip by train and car from Budapest, Hungary to the Transylvania region of Romania in October 2007. A visit to the university city of Cluj and fortified churches in Aiud and Calnic are added as well as the small town of Sibiel, the cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov. A visit to Dracula’s castle must be included here. An unexpected encounter with local people at a corn market concludes Lancaster’s program.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher, Program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.
Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, is conducting off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike. This semester will cover the topic “A New Appreciation of Music: Surprises from the Internet (beginning with the 18th Century – the world of Bach and Handel).”
Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, and are held each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. continuing through Dec. 13. They are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.
The cost for the 14-week series of classes is $100. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.
On Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon to 10 p.m. at Glendale Central Park, the Open Arts & Music Festival will highlight the range, influence, and growth of the changing city of Glendale by inviting artists, performers, local businesses and vendors to activate Downtown Glendale. There will be music performances, arts markets and a public art installation, activities for children, and featured businesses.
By offering a fluid and active arts experience, festival participants will have an opportunity to enjoy programs such as the Arts Market at OAM, a curated market highlighting inspiring artists and arts organizations based in the greater L.A. area, live musical performances on two separate stages, entry to the Museum of Neon Art (MONA), beer and wine gardens located on-site and offered in partnership with local breweries such as Brewyard Brewing and alcoholic beverage vendors, a temporary public art installation which will be exhibited/screened onto the historic Masonic Temple’s East Wall in Downtown Glendale and a dedicated kids’ area with interactive arts programming such as live performances by various acts and organizations, games, artist-led workshops, a picnic area, and more.
Additionally, featured businesses, food trucks, and catering vendors will offer a variety of multicultural food options.
The Open Arts & Music Festival is free of charge. For more information, visit or contact
Glendale Central Park, 201 E. Colorado St., Glendale
On Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Los Angeles author, speaker and parenting columnist Liz Pryor, who shares her book “Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength” (Random House). For readers of “Orange is the New Black” and “Girl Interrupted,” this is a powerful memoir about a lifelong secret and a dramatic experience that will change a young girl’s life forever.
In 1979, Liz Pryor was a 17-year-old girl from a good family living in a wealthy Chicago suburb. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers she is pregnant – a fact that her parents are determined to keep a secret forever. They don’t want their daughter’s future defined by this mistake. They also want to protect their family’s name. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, Pryor’s mother drops her off at what Pryor thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers but when they arrive, she learns that the home is actually a locked, government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls.
In the cement-block residence, Pryor is alone and terrified: a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention. But over the next six months, isolated and in hiding from everyone she knows, she finds herself questioning everything she was once taught about the world. Left to fend for herself she eventually bonds with the girls and, for the first time, sees life through a wider lens.
Told from the perspective of that fragile yet resilient 17-year-old-girl, “Look At You Now” is an honest, moving, suspenseful story about finding strength and friendship in the most unlikely circumstances. Pryor’s journey speaks to the power of family to elude us even as they are closest to us, and to the value of digging deeply to learn who we are as individuals. For anyone who has lived with a version of judgment or shame, this book offers a reminder of the power we have to define our own lives. Infused on every page with the drama of how one single mistake can change everything, this is a memoir you will not forget.
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 Brand Associates is sponsoring its 44th Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper, juried by prominent Los Angeles based multi-media artist Laddie John Dill.
The public opening reception and awards ceremony is Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brand Galleries. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 28. All artworks are for sale with 25% of proceeds benefitting the many free cultural programs at the Brand Library, which are supported by the Brand Associates.
New and existing members of the Brand Associates will have an exclusive opportunity to attend a ticketed preview of the exhibit and cocktail party on Friday, Sept.  23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This new event – titled “PAPER preVIEW” – will kick-off the Brand Associates 2016 membership drive. New members who join until Sept. 18 will receive a free ticket to this special event. Tickets are available at
Juror Laddie John Dill is an internationally known contemporary artist who works in a wide variety of materials including neon and argon tubing, natural earth materials, concrete, and wax. He will select a Juror’s Award and the Brand Associates Board of Directors will select outstanding artworks to receive the Jane Friend Purchase Award, Robert Brown Award and others.
Brand Galleries is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
LA Opera’s Community Educators [in partnership with the Opera League of Los Angeles] will present a series of talks focusing on the magical and powerful world of opera. Talks take place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Sept. 24: Macbeth. Take part in an interactive presentation given by one of LA Opera’s Community Educators! Plot in brief: Returning home from battle, a victorious general encounters a coven of witches who predict his future – he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne. Verdi’s score elevates the tragedy and horror through electrifying vocal lines and propulsive energy.
Oct. 22: Akhnaten. Plot in brief: In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. Akhnaten’s bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow.
Nov. 12: Specialty Topic (TBA): Take a deeper look into opera and classical music through the eyes of operaphyles as they share their passion and enthusiasm through a specialty prepared opera talk. Topics range from the delightful to the disastrous –and everything in between!
Brand Library & Art Center hours are Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to all events is free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. There is ample free parking. Call (818) 548-2051 or visit for more information.
Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.
Tickets are on sale for The Glendale Historical Society’s “Spanish Splendor” home tour on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will showcase five Period Revival homes from the late 1920s and early 1930s. During that era, Spanish Colonial Revival – and to a lesser extent Mediterranean Revival – was the dominant architectural style, not only in Glendale but throughout much of the region.
Advance tickets are $30 for TGHS members and $40 for the general public. After Sept. 20, tickets are $35 for members and $45 for the public. Tickets may be purchased online at or, or in person at The Americana at Brand concierge desk. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour only at the historic Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a booksigning for Peter Bachmann, headmaster of Flintridge Preparatory School, and author of “Advancing Confidently.”
In his 25th year as headmaster, Bachmann began to notice a trend in students graduating from high school: fear. With this in mind, Bachmann penned his second book with the aim of proving the character benefits of those who have demonstrated the courage and conviction to, in Thoreau’s words, “advance confidently in the direction of their dreams.”
Bachmann’s book presents a series of interviews with former teachers, mentors and students who have found success through unlikely, often turbulent pathways. Each story is a celebration of independent thought and action, traits essential to 21st century success.
The author outlines the seven common threads of his profile subjects: they pursued their passions; they exhibited strong determination; all were lifelong learners; all embraced entrepreneurial qualities; all found mentors or advisors; all had transformational experiences outside the classroom; and each pursued a larger purpose beyond themselves.
Then on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes New York-based therapist and NYU professor Sherry Amatenstein, who talks with contributors to the book “How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch,” releasing in September. Amatenstein is the editor of this collection of candid essays.
“How Does that Make you Feel?” offers a glimpse of what’s really going on in the heads of our fellow patients and therapists. Hilarious, shocking, tender and illuminating, these essays by Beverly Donofrio, Molly Peacock, Susan Shapiro, Charlie Rubin, Dennis Palumbo, and more are sure to offer something for everyone, from the armchair psychologist to the therapy veteran.
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 next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 2 and features the music of L. Beethoven, “String Quartet n. 9 in C Major Op 59 n. 3,” G. Lekeu, “Molto Adagio” for String Quartet and F. Schubert, “String Quintet in C Major D 956.”
The concert will be performed by artists William Hagen and Jessica Guideri, violins, Rob Brophy, viola, Robert De Maine and John Walz, cellos. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
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.
On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, both 501(c)(3) organizations, are hosting the Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting. The event draws over two thousand visitors annually for an afternoon of great wine and art. Art lovers can visit the Art Walk that begins at 10 a.m. It is free to the public and maps will be available at 54295 N. Circle Drive.
Art of Wine begins in the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. when 18 Southern California wineries from Temecula, Warner Springs, Escondido, Fallbrook, Julian and Idyllwild share a selection of great wines at 13 locations around town. The fall weather makes walking from location to location a fun experience, but shuttles will also be available to transport guests between venues.
There will also be a limited number of tickets available to a Friday night VIP event when wine enthusiasts can mingle with the wineries.
Tickets for the wine tasting are $35 each with a special price of $30 each for groups of 10 or more before Sept. 24. Wine tasting tickets can be purchased in advance on the Art Alliance website ( or, if not sold out, on site the day of the event. Included in the package are the wine tastings, a keepsake wine glass designed by a local artist, live music and a wide selection of cheeses and crackers.
For more information about the 18 participating wineries and locally owned galleries, visit or call (951) 692-6135.
All are invited to put on their walking shoes on and grab a leash; it’s Wiggle Waggle Walk time! Animal lovers and their canine friends are invited to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 18th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. The Walk will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Walkers can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying event festivities including K-9 and agility demonstrations, pet-related vendors, contests, and food trucks until noon. Participants do not need a dog to join the fun, just a desire to help animals.
Organizers hope to raise $325,000 from the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to the nearly 12,000 homeless animals taken in by the PHS every year.
Walkers can create a team, join an existing team, or register as an individual on the new Wiggle Waggle Walk website. Event registration is $25 per person, and includes an event T-shirt, bib, and bandana for their dog.
Participants can build a personal fundraising page and invite family, friends and co-workers to join the fun. The more money a walker raises, the more prizes they earn.
Early bird registration is open until Sept. 12 and includes a discounted registration fee and an opportunity to pick up the T-shirt and prizes before the Walk.
Event-day registrations opens at 8 a.m., the walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the festivities last until noon. Brookside Park is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena.
For more information, visit
The American Heart Association invites the community to join its annual heart walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.
Team up with family, friends and coworkers and together take steps to fight heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer, and stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability. There is no fee to participate. To register a team, visit
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.
For more information and to join a heart walk, visit, or contact Rachel Axelrod at (213) 291-7025 or
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
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.
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