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At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, the program is titled, Fulfill A Dream. Guests are welcome at the 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.


The Burbank African Violet Society will be having its next club meeting today, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at The Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St. in Burbank.

Mike Wronkowski will present “Fruit Tress: How to Create an Orchard and Keep It Small.” Wronkowski has been a certified nursery professional in Southern California for many years. Wronkowski is the manager at the Santa Clarita Green Thumb Garden Center, chairman of the California Certified Nursery Professionals Committee and chairman and board of directors members of the California plant Alliance Education Committee. The members and guests are looking forward to this interesting and informative program.

There are raffle and silent auction tables, learning lab, show and tell, refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings. For more information telephone (661) 940-3990 or visit


A wilderness workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park is planned for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers will help water the bigcone spruce and coast live oaks, assist with trail repairs and remove invasive species from the park. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing. In case of rain, this event will be canceled.

RSVP and sign up

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


The September hootenanny, “Suffragette City,” which features and all women cast, is on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at UUVerdugo (doors open 6:45 p.m.).

The community is invited for music, comedy and home-cooked desserts!

Snacks and drinks available.

The cost for admission is only $10 for those who mention this notice at the door.

UUVerdugo is located at 4451 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.


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. in Glendale.


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.


The Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena is presenting a concert on Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Altadena Baptist Church, 791 East Calaveras in Altadena. It is free to attend.

On the program will be a duo for viola and cello by Piston; a duo piano solo by Liszt; arias for soprano by Puccini & Wagner; and a horn trio by Brahms.


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit and Crochet gathering on Saturday, Oct. 8 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


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.


The Annual Book and Author Luncheon hosted by the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. This is the Guild’s major fundraising event dedicated solely to support the children treated at Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children, formerly called Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles. The funds raised provide children with musculoskeletal injuries or disorders excellent pediatric orthopaedic medical care to grow well and play well, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

To make a reservation to attend the Book and Author Luncheon, please contact Registration Co-Chair DeeDee at (818) 606-5631 to request an invitation.


“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.