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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will not meet on Friday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

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 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.  


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr. in Glendale, (818) 548-2046.

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation.

For more information, email


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


On Saturday, Sept. 17 the community is invited to join the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation for the “Stars in the Park” garden party, sponsored by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, celebrating the inspiring work of park heroes who have helped to protect and share the local areas of natural wonder. Enjoy a tour of the Stone Barn Nature Center beginning at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the first annual Park Heroes recognition ceremony. Funds from this event will be used to help fund equitable access to programs and activities at city parks for all Glendale youth.

Honorees are Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial; Kiwanis Club of Glendale; Chris Waldheim; Marc Stirdivant. Guest speaker is Honorable State Senator Anthony Portantino.

RSVP at or call (818) 631-6132.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale/La Crescenta


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


The Montrose Search and Rescue team is holding an event on Saturday, Sept. 24 celebrating its 75th anniversary. Featured are food trucks, live music, petting zoo, climbing wall, classic car show and more.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance is free.


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.


On Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore will present author /screenwriter Michael Frost Beckner for a reading and signing of his Spy Game novels. Beckner is best known for the CBS series “The Agency,: his iconic film “Spy Game,” and the Sniper film franchise. Beckner’s Spy Game novels – “Muir’s Gambit,” “Bishop’s Endgame” and “Aiken in Check” – comprise The Aiken Trilogy. They take place both before and after the time frame of the Robert Redford/Brad Pitt movie, expanding on the storyline of this thrilling espionage tale.

The reading takes place outside in back of the store. The signing is inside.

Flintridge Bookstore is located at 858 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at or call the store at (818) 790-0717.


“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.