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Support is needed for the Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash – K.I.D.S. – taking place virtually on Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This signature fundraiser benefits the philanthropic outreach of the Kiwanis of Glendale and gives participants who “adopt” a duck the chance to win anywhere from $500 to $10,000! Adoptions are available for as little as $5.

Banners are available to promote the duck splash, local residents and businesses. For more information, visit or




All are invited for a special hour-long in-person docent-led tour of the Lanterman House, which will remain outside the house and allow visitors to peek inside.

The Lanterman House is uniquely designed to allow visitors to see almost all of the interior from the outside-in. The house is completely surrounded by a patio, which can be accessed by an astonishing number of French doors -– 32 in total!

Tours of the House are held Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 at either 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $3 to $5 and are available at All social distancing protocols will be observed; face coverings must be worn.




Verdugo HUUT, now seven months in quarantine, returns on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. with a show that celebrates America, blue jeans, store-bought women and solitary men and, maybe, extraterrestrials. Hosted by Marty Barrett. Presented by UU Church of The Verdugo Hills.

Watch party is available on

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




Legendary jazz & blues singer Barbara Morrison will present The 3rd Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concert fundraiser as a viral Facebook streaming event from The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center at on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. PST. Admission is pay what you can with a $20 suggested donation. Donations can made at:

Cash app is $bmorrblues.




A representative from the League of Women Voters will join the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club for a Zoom meeting on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The speaker will tackle the most talked-about of the propositions found on Los Angeles County ballots for the November election. Prop. 15: the Schools & Communities First Initiative, Prop. 19: Changes in Property Tax Rules, and Prop. 20: Changes to Parole and Classifying Felonies are among the initiatives to be explained.

President Lora De La Portilla also announces that members have the chance to vote again on spending the Club’s Campaign 2020 War Chest as more donations have come in since the August meeting. The board voted to target certain U.S. senate seats and the club will be asked to approve.

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 and ZOOM log-in, the Club’s website is




Eric Nusbaum, author of “Stealing Home Los Angeles, The Dodgers, And The Lives Caught In Between” will be in conversation with columnist Gustavo Arellano on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This is a free virtual author talk.

“Stealing Home” is a story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city. The hills that cradle Dodger Stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those communities were condemned, the land was intended for public housing but then it was sold to the owner of the

Brooklyn Dodgers. The ensuing confrontation captivated the nation and the divisive outcome still echoes through Los Angeles today.

This presentation is part of the City of Glendale Library Arts & Culture Be The Change series. Visit GLAC.INFO/BETHECHANGE to reserve a space.




The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present a virtual travel tour to Egypt on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

All are invited to join a Zoom travel program touring the great wonders of Egypt. This virtual tour will be from participants’ computers or other devices as the Crescenta Valley library is closed. Joan Serra of Mayflower Tours will be conducting the November 2021 tour of Egypt and Jordan. 

In this travelogue viewers will see wondrous things such as the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, one of the grand mosques of Cairo. Also to include are the Temple of Philae, a visit to the world’s oldest marketplace in Cairo, the Temple of Karnak, and the Luxor Temple complex. Several of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings will be visited as well as the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the unusual Temple of Kom Omb, the Abu Simbel Temple and a Nile River cruise. Many of these sites are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This travel show will include locations in Jordan such as Petra, which are part of the optional post-trip tour.

Find out more about next year’s tour and receive a special discount on the tour price just for watching – international airfare special of $495 roundtrip from LAX to Egypt for those who sign up before Dec, 15, 2020.

RSVP by Oct. 12 to receive a link to the program from Joan Serra at

To receive more information about the November 2021 tour contact the trip leader, Fred Dong at



Registration for the 23rd LA Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 25 is open. The goal is to unite generations, young and old, through physical fitness to create public awareness and raise much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer research. Pancreatic cancer patients continue being diagnosed every day.

When participants register as a LACC virtual walker/runner, they’ll be participating in a nationwide awareness event that can be completed any place and at any pace of their choosing.

Adult virtual registration is $40 and includes a long sleeve event T-shirt, “Never Give Up” facemask, downloadable running bib and finishers medal. Youth (11 and under) virtual registration is $25 and includes a kids event T-shirt, downloadable running bib and finishers medal.

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