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On Friday, Sept. 13, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale is having Kiwanis Trivia Day that incudes fun and prizes. Overseeing the fun is Ron Baker.

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.



Today, 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.




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 our country and ourselves.

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




Gather, Inspire and Act and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “Behold the Earth” on Friday, Sept. 13. It is a documentary that examines the relationship between religion and science and how it affects attitudes towards the biosphere we inhabit. Released in 2017, directed by David G. Conover, it is enriched by music composed by Tim Eriksen, Dirk Powell,and Rhiannon Gibbons.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.




On Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the La Crescenta Woman’s Club is collecting new and gently used shoes for Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

LCWC has been serving the community since 1911. It is a volunteer organization composed of women from the local vicinity, over the age of 18, dedicated to serving the community while developing friendships and personal growth.

The club is nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nonprofit.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability or any other status. See our upcoming events or calendar on the club site:

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave.




The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club to hear speaker Nabil Elgabalawi. His program “From Rockets to GPS: The Career of a Scientist at JPL” will give attendees an inside glimpse of space investigations including the moon expedition of 50 years ago.

The cost for breakfast is $28 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to AAUW Glendale. For reservations, please call Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104 by Wednesday, Sept.11. Guests are welcome.

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information about membership, activities and meetings, visit

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale 91208




Learn how to understand and predict people’s emotions and feelings in a relationship, how to get your own emotions under control and more at a free seminar on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.

The speaker is Larry Monroe who has been helping people and businesses improve their relationships for over 35 years.

Church of Scientology Mission of Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (enter at the back of the building). Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call (818) 957-1500. All welcome!




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




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.




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. 18 and features works for viola d’amore, soprano, and baroque cello. Performers are Adriana Zoppo (viola d’amore), Diane Plaster (soprano) and Alexa Haynes-Pilon (baroque cello).

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

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




On Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation’s (PFARCF) will celebrate bingo charity night at an all-new venue. This year bingo will take place at South Pasadena’s War Memorial Building. Guests are invited to enjoy a family-friendly competition of games and coveted prizes.

Tickets for bingo charity night are now available to purchase for $45 at, at and by calling (626) 795-2455.

To make a donation, sponsor items and reserve tables of 10 or more, contact Lin Vlacich at (626) 688-6464.

The War Memorial Building is located at 435 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Proceeds from the event will assist local charities and student scholarships.




Pasadena Society of Artists hosts the Artist’s Choice exhibition through 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.




Classmates of Crescenta Valley High School Class of 1979 are having their 40th reunion the weekend of Sept. 20-Sept. 22.

An icebreaker 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




Assemblymember Laura Friedman (AD43) will share her insights with the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta.

Friedman was elected to the 43rd Assembly District, which covers La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles including Silver Lake, in 2016. She has tackled water issues, education, and sexual harassment in the legislature, and is known as a staunch defender the environment.

Other meeting speakers will be Julie Kane-Ritsch with an Environmental Action Team report, Michelle Ramage from the Sunland-Tujunga Rotary, and Ron Garber on how to get letters to the editor published.

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club serves the Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga. The meetings are open to anyone and are free of charge. For more information, the Club’s new website is

Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta




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 American Association of University Women, Pasadena branch, will celebrate the 85th year of the branch’s founding at a general meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. Members will hear from middle school girls about their Tech Trek experience of a week at Whittier College. The meeting will be held at Women’s City Club of Pasadena and begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m.; admission is $25 per person. For reservations, email or call (626) 808-7556.




The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills – HUUT will present, for its 20th incarnation, a tender reflection on the power of hope, perseverance or, failing those, drinking. Enjoy LA’s swaggiest musicians, comedians and storytellers for a fun show that is recommended for ages 12 and up. It comes complete with the challenging HUUT Kahoot! during intermission for prizes and respect. 

Esteemed performers on Sept. 21 include Raspin Stuwart, Pierson Keating, Andrew Lasky, Fogelfoot, Heidi Mastrogiovanni and Matt Bunsen.

Note: No alcohol is served at the Verdugo HUUT—only powerful coffee, conversation and snacks.

A $10 donation is suggested.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta




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




The 44th annual Big Strike Auction benefitting the Verdugo Hills Council – Boy Scouts kicks off the celebration of Verdugo Hills Council’s 100th year anniversary. The theme of this year’s Big Strike Auction is Boots and BBQ. The event is Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will be held at the Glen Arden Club, 357 Arden Ave. Glendale. Tickets are $125 per person and include entry to the auction event with dinner, a ticket for one bourbon tasting, a ticket for one wine tasting and a ticket for one cigar. Silent and live auctions, live music, dancing and much more.

Purchase tickets and view the auction items online at




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




The National Charity League, Glendale Chapter is hosting Sellebration! on Sept. 28.

Sellebration is a huge rummage sale that takes place at the Pacific Community Center and is open to the public with proceeds donated to Ascencia (helping the homeless) and the Glendale YWCA.

Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave, Glendale




The Day of the Verdugos Heritage Association – DOVHA – is having its annual Fiestacita at the Verdugo Adobe Park and Museum at Catalina Verdugo Adobe on Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food for purchase, tours, music and fun activities.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12. Proceeds benefit the historic Verdugo Adobe Museum.

Catalina Verdugo Adobe, 2211 Bonita Drive in Glendale.




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




On Thursday, Oct. 3, Cancer Support Community Pasadena presents 9th Annual Ladies Night Out, a festive evening under the stars to celebrate and honor the women in the community who have been touched by cancer. This year’s theme, “Mamma Mia” will transform the rooftop of the Hotel Constance in Pasadena. Ladies Night Out begins at 5:30 p.m. with Lian Dolan serving as emcee.

The evening features game booths, live and super silent auctions, multiple raffle prizes, cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Individual tickets are $200 and include dinner, wine, and dancing.

For more information, visit or call (626) 796-1083. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Peggy Smith at

Hotel Constance, 928 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena




STUDEO, the acclaimed international duo of Jeremy and Christine Stork, will perform acoustic covers and originals by Travis Dow at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 and includes refreshments. For more information, email

Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta




The Glendale Quilt Guild is holding a bingo night on Oct. 12 at the American Legion Hall in La Crescenta. Admission costs $15.

Sponsored by VFW Post 1614 and American Legion Post 288 veterans.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first game at 6 p.m. Cash prizes for all games and cash and quilt prizes for flash games. Snacks and drinks for purchase. 

All proceeds benefit Glendale Quilt Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization.

American Legion Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.




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



The RiverOaks chapter of Sweet Adelines International celebrates 40 years of barbershop harmony on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty. The afternoon will feature lots of humor and barbershop-style a cappella music. Special guests include charter members, former members and Sheri McCrone as emcee. Guest acts include Karla Harvey, The Valley Harmony Singers, Oddly Enuf Quartet, The Accidentals Quartet and All Made Up Double Quartet.

Suggested donation is $20 at the door that benefits their nonprofit organization and charitable partner, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.

Call (818) 886.SING before Oct. 20 for group and pre-show donation information. Visit for more information.

Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles,




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.