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All are invited to learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A new beginner class is starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 16 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. The first two classes are free.

Meet new people while getting some exercise. Proof of vaccination and masks required at the present time. For more information contact Ileana at (818) 952-3349 or email or visit



The Burbank African Violet Society will be having its next club meeting today, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at The Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St. in Burbank.

The program will be “Transplanting Your African Violets – Techniques for Success.” This will be a hands-on workshop led by club member Gay Wilson.

There is a raffle and silent auction tables. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings.

For more information, telephone (661) 940-3990 or reference the website



The first back to in-person Hootenany (HUUT) is planned for Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Verdugo HUUT! (Hootenany) returns to live performance (in a distanced and vaccine-mandated fashion) with its second installment of “Bowie on the Moon.” What better way to celebrate the grand return than with an acknowledgment that things don’t seem to be of this earth lately, and who better than the Starman himself? Music, comedy and more.

“Bowie on the Moon 2” will be performed at Unitarian Universalist Church of The Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. Strict COVID precautions observed; masks required. Vaccinated guests only.

Those who have symptoms are asked not to attend.

Tickets are $10. Email for more info.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for at 7 p.m. show.



A wilderness workday at Deukmejian Wilderness Park is planned for Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will help water the bigcone Douglas firs and coast live oaks, assist with trail repairs and remove invasive species from the park. This program is perfect for students who need community service hours. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing. Drinks and snacks will be provided. In case of rain, this event will be canceled.

RSVP and sign up at

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



Redistricting experts will speak Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Zoom meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club. They will follow a presentation by State Senator Anthony Portantino with his analysis of the recall election and a legislative overview now that the state senate has adjourned for the year.

Login info for the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. meeting is found on the Club’s website

The Club, which opposed the recall of Gov. Newsom, will salute members who campaigned against the recall.

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 website is



On Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., MONA (Museum of Neon Art) Executive Director Corrie Siegel will make a presentation for Glendale Historical Society. She will use neon art from Glendale and surrounding areas as a model to consider what is saved and built from as the past and present are rewritten. MONA was founded by artists who saw value in historic signage and is now run by artists who recognize the aesthetic and cultural value of neon and its ability to serve as a cipher in the landscape. The Museum is dedicated to sharing stories of communities, families and individuals who lit up the dark. Due to its unlikely founding and democratic collecting practices, MONA’s collection is reflective of the multifaceted and diverse cultural landscape of Los Angeles County.

The event is complimentary but advance RSVP is required. To RSVP, and for more information, visit



On Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore welcomes meteorologist Dallas Raines, his wife and journalist Dannie Raines, and their beloved pup Chester for the launch of their children’s book “Chester and the Hot Air Balloon.” This weather-based tale, illustrated by Brittany Doheny, is for ages 5-12. The reading will take place outside the back of the store, and the signing will be inside. COVID protocols will be observed.

Dannie Raines has a journalism and communications degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She is a former writer at CNN. Dallas Raines is chief meteorologist of KABC and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University where he studied broadcast journalism and earth science with an emphasis on meteorology.

Pre-order the book by stopping in or calling the store, or going to the website and clicking on the Shop Featured and Local Authors link.

For more information about this event, contact Gail Mishkin at

Flintridge Bookstore is located at 858 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Beulah Drive.



The Burbank-Valley Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Oct. 7 at the Little White Church, 1711 N. Avon St. in Burbank. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

Julie “Jamie” Uyehara, recently appointed Angeles National Forest resource officer, will be speaking. She has been with the Forest Service for 11 years and has had extensive experience in programs such as managing reforestation, reducing invasive weeds and hydrological/water-cycle issues. She has also worked as an environmental scientist at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and a wildlife biologist and manager for the Angeles, Los Padres, Cleveland and San Bernardino national forests. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from UC Davis and a doctorate in behavioral ecology from UCLA.

The Burbank-Valley Garden Club participates in a reforestation program called Penny Pines. Many members donate the loose change in their pockets, which allows the Garden Club to make periodic $68 donations to this program. The donation allows the National Forest Service to create a plantation of trees.

Uyehara will explain more about this program and how the Penny Pine donations are used.

Masks are required and, in the event that indoor gatherings are prohibited, the meeting will take place on Zoom. Those with questions can contact Anne White at (818) 434-3616 or via email at



Little Landers Historical Society announces the resumption of Bolton Hall Museum’s monthly second Saturday historical and educational programs. Following the long pandemic closure, Bolton Hall is now open to visitors and Little Landers Historical Society extends an invitation for 1 p.m. on Oct. 9 for a look at the history of neon lighting from the early 1890s to the artistic creations of today.

After more than a decade of research using Los Angeles as a focal point, speakers Dydia DeLyser, PhD, and Paul Greenspan show how neon signs influenced urban change and will continue to light the future.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum, home of Little Landers Historical Society, is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.

Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or or email



“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.