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Maia Jaspe of the LA Chamber Orchestra will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 7 lunch meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale.
Guests are welcome at the lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15.
The Club meets every Friday afternoon at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.


The second annual Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament benefitting St. James/Holy Redeemer school takes place on Friday, Sept. 7 at Holy Redeemer-Healy Hall.
Beer/ margarita machine and Traeger Cowboy BBQ Dinner at 6 p.m.; no limit tournament starts at 7 p.m. sharp! Buy in is $45/per person. Prize to the final table!
Holy Redeemer Healy Hall, 2411 Montrose Avenue, Montrose
To register, email or call Trish at (818) 249-2008 ext. 443.


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Sept. 8 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


The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. The brunch meeting will be held at the Oakmont Country Club.
The cost is $28/person that may be paid at the door. For reservations, call Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104 by Sept. 5.
Speakers will be Marlee and Karlee Roberts, know collectively as the Roberts sisters. Their critically acclaimed film “Little Miss Perfect” premiered in Los Angeles and received numerous film awards. The Roberts sisters focus on telling empowering stories about underrepresented groups, often with strong but vulnerable female protagonists.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale


Bolton Hall Museum’s monthly second Saturday programs return with with the story of Rockhaven on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
Rockhaven, located in La Crescenta, was established in 1923 as a refuge for women with mild mental and nervous disorders and is now owned by the City of Glendale. Program speaker Joanna Linkchorst, president of Friends of Rockhaven, will share some of the remarkable stories associated with Rockhaven and hopes for the future. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or by visiting or emailing
Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.


Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts monthly story times (for ages 2-plus) with children’s book writers and illustrators. On Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m., the bookstore welcomes Salvo Lavis and James Munn, creators of “World of the Weasel” and authors of “Once Upon a Weasel” (their first book) and “Wild Wild Weasel.”
Lavis is a writer and producer who has worked in digital, video, print, and radio. He directed Oscar campaigns for the Academy Award-nominated films “Timbuktu” and “Mustang” and has produced content for, Yahoo! Entertainment and Live Nation. He is from Houston and lives in Los Angeles.
Munn is a freelance writer, film historian and former editor at Architectural Digest. He is the author of “This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby” and recently edited “Autobiography of a Magazine: 1920-2010,” an illustrated history of Architectural Digest by former editor-in-chief Paige Rense. Munn is from rural Nebraska and lives in Hollywood.
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. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.


On Sept. 9, acclaimed violinist and educator Martin Beaver and pianist HyeJin Kim will perform a recital of Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ravel at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. to raise funds for Education Through Music-Los Angeles.
Beaver is currently on the faculty of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where Kim studied and earned her degree. Kim is the third prize winner in Italy’s prestigious Busoni Competition, among others.
He is first violinist of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet and a founding member of the Montrose Trio with pianist Jon Kimura Parker and cellist Clive Greensmith.
In addition to benefitting ETM-LA, the evening’s concert will also benefit the Church’s Project Dominicana mission to repair and improve homes of families living in poverty in the Dominican Republic, as well as conducting mobile health care clinics in rural villages. Education Through Music-Los Angeles ( provides quality yearlong in-school music instruction in disadvantaged Los Angeles schools as part of the core curriculum for every child.
Free to attend; donations accepted.
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta


American Heritage Girls is a character building organization for ages 5 to 18. It is hosting an open house on Sept. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at La Crescenta.
To learn more about the American Heritage Girls program, visit Those with questions can email
First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta


Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and Ace/121 Gallery, “Reimagining America” is on view through Sept. 8 at Ace/121 Gallery [hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.].
The personal is political, a slogan used in the 1960s by the student movement and second wave feminism, emphasizes the connections between personal experiences and socio-political structures. “Reimagining America” addresses the myriad issues in times of personal, social and economic uncertainties. The show explores the way images can move us by constructing and changing our social reality.
Artists were invited to submit work that created discussions of power between people, real or imagined. The show is an interpretation of how America can be reimagined through art and active participation.
Ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale. (Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building, off the Louise St entrance to the YMCA.)


The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club (LCJWC) is hosting two get togethers for women to learn about the Club and its members. The Club plans to host several events for prospective members including meetings on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.
For more information about the Club and prospective member get togethers, contact Georgina Mueller, co-chair of provisional membership, at (858) 354-0214, or via email, or co-chair Laura Plourde, (818) 292-3383, or via email


The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present “Mongolia” by Bruce Hale on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Hale is a longtime Sierra Club member and world traveler. He returns with his latest world adventure. His trips are always interesting and well received.
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, at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta


The Sunland Woman`s Club will hold its annual tea on Sept. 12 at noon, so put on your most stylish hat and join us for a traditional English High Tea. Gloves not required. All are invited to this fun event, which will be held at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. Lunch will be traditional English tea: finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, and much, much more all for $15.
For lunch reservations, RSVP to Laney Clevenger-White at (818) 353-6628.


Once Upon A Time is hosting New York Times bestselling author Megan McDonald for a tea party and book signing on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. She will read a brief excerpt of her new book and answer questions; light refreshments will be served. Afterward, she will sign books. Space is limited; RSVP is required. Visit, call (818) 248-9668 or email The cost is $5 per child, which will go toward the purchase of a book.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


Stephanie Wood, RD, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital clinical nutrition manager, will discuss the science behind good nutrition and will debunk common food myths. She will be speaking from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the hospital on Sept. 13.
The cost is $20/per person and payment must be made before the event. RSVP to or call (818) 952-2226.
USC-VHH Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Council Room ‘B’, Glendale/Montrose.


Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A new beginner’s class is starting on Thursday night, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. First two classes are free. Meet new people while getting some exercise. Four-to-five thousand steps per class/dance!
Call Connie at (818) 353-4901 or email or visit


Lt. Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson, USAF, retired, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 13 meeting of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated club. The meeting is at the Oakmont Country Club and begins at 11 a.m. with social time followed by the meeting/lunch/speaker at 11:30 a.m.
The cost is $30. RSVP to Mary at (818) 952-7240 or Joan at (818) 790-0014.
Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale


ASID Hosting Home Tour
The American Society of Interior Designers – ASID – is hosting a semi-guided home tour that features three private residences and gardens. The tour is on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes free parking and shuttle service. Discounted tickets available with purchase before Sept. 15 by visiting
There will be a pop-up market with local retailers, designers’ vendors and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Friends of Foster Children.
The featured properties are a 1925, 3600-sf Monterey Colonial designed by esteemed architect Paul R. Williams and reimagined by designer and home owner Jenifer Bevan; a 1939, 10,000-sf Southern Colonial designed by Christine Santana; and a 1968, 4850-sf contemporary Santa Barbara ranch-style house designed by Rozalynn Woods.


The Jewel City Doll Club is hosting its 40th annual doll show and sale on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church – Holy Cross Hall, 3801 Scott Road in Burbank.
Dolls of all ages will be on display as will accessories, toys and other treasures. Free parking. Admission is $5 for those 12 years and older; free admission from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Food for purchase on-site. For more information, email or call Dene Alcott at (818) 248-4862.


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. The club is having an open house and potluck on Monday, Sept. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
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


On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a presentation by Mount Wilson trustees Dan Kohne and Tim Thompson and docent Robert Anderson. Their book, “A Temple of Science: The 100-Inch Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory,” is a retrospective on the 100th anniversary of the 100-inch Hooker Telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The book’s other contributor is Stefanos Polyzoides, editor.
The telescope saw first light on the night of Nov. 1-2, 1917. It was the largest telescope ever built, and remained the largest in the world until 1949. Astronomers Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason used the 100-inch telescope to quite literally discover the entire universe, discover the first observational evidence for an expanding universe, and lay the first observational foundations for the modern concept of big bang cosmology. As a scientific instrument, the 100-inch telescope radically and forever altered the conceptual understanding of the universe in which we live.
Dan Kohne, Stefanos Polyzoides, Tim Thompson and Robert Anderson have written essays for the book covering the history of Mount Wilson Observatory and the influential and brilliant minds that have been connected with it over the years.
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. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.


All are invited for a special story time with legendary creator David Shannon at Once Upon A Time bookstore. This is a celebration of 20 years of the David books with the release of a new David story filled with laughs and fun! The first 25 people to pre-order the new book, “Grow Up, David!” will get priority in the signing line.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).
There is a door prize, raffle and silent auction tables. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings.
For more information, visit or telephone (323) 236-0104.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada


Sunland-Tujunga artist Shelley Matousek will teach the art of pine needle basket weaving using the historic Native American coiling method at Bolton Hall Museum on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All participants will go home with a basket they created during the workshop.
The fee is $45 and includes all materials. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited to 10 individuals. Registration begins on Sept. 1 online at or during public hours at Bolton Hall Museum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, or email


The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is seeking vendors of giftware and handmade items for its fall boutique held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information and applications are available at, or email, or phone (775) 573-8282 or call Jean Maluccio at (818) 355-4155.
The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic 501c3 organization located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.


The Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Library bookstore, located in the lobby of the library, has books that range in topics from travel, sports, and education to psychology and biographies. The store also has CDs, DVDs and records. Prices range from 10 cents to $3. Currently, children’s books and cookbooks are on sale for 10 cents (excluding special editions). Please stop by between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, to see what’s available.
The Sunland-Tujunga Library is located at 7771 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga.


The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in need of male voices, but welcome everyone. The 2018 holiday concert, “Spirit of the Season,” is on Friday, Nov. 30.
Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena.
Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email ( with questions and new member orientation information.


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, 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.