On Friday, Sept. 20, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale will be having a demotion “party” for President Stacey Nishi.

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.



Registration is now open for the annual Jingle Bell Run benefitting the Arthritis Foundation. The run is being held on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Glendale Central Park.

Participants can wear their favorite holiday costume.

For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run – Los Angeles contact Greg Forni at or call (818) 287-7120 or register at



Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A new weekly beginners class started on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. 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



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



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 Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga will host poets Judith Terzi and Linda Dove on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Refreshments will be served; a $3 donation is appreciated! Poets: bring your own poems and sign-up for the open mic upon arrival. Visit for more information.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. Tujunga



On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, Rosso Wine Shop and LCF Chamber of Commerce is hosting The 17th Annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Food Tasting. It will be held at a new location – Olberz Park, at One Civic Center Drive in the LCF Town Center (in front of the new city hall and next to Target).

This event is for adults 21 years and older. It will feature the popular premium wine auction and a wine toss sponsored by Kobeissi Properties.

The event is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are $60 per person in advance; $65 at the gate. To purchase tickets, visit or call (818) 790-4289.



The Glendale Latino Assn. is having its September mixer at the Coldwell Banker Hallmark Realty, 1625 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Everyone is invited to network, meet and mingle. Bring a drawing prize and your business will be mentioned! All contributions and sponsorships benefit the GLA scholarship fund.



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



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.



ace/121 Gallery presents The Art Spirit, a multi-generational showcase of young artists and the working professionals who inspire them. The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and closing reception on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During the summer, four professional artists visited the Babajanyan Art Academy in Glendale to share their knowledge, experience and passion for the arts with the young artists training there. The Art Spirit showcases the art from these workshops.

In addition to the receptions, on Monday, Oct. 7, artist Alex Babajanyan will hold his advanced studies class from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students will be drawing from live models. Limited space is available to join. On Friday, Oct. 18, artist Laura Brody will be conducting a textile workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To join either of these classes, email Space is limited. Open to people from ages 12 and older.

Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

ace/121 Gallery is located at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale (entrance via Louise and the YMCA parking lot).



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.



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 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.



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



Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This is the 18th consecutive year of classes for non-musicians and musicians alike that explore the histories of composers and their music. The topic for this new series is “Musical Ambassadors: Artists Fostering Exchange Between Musical Cultures.”

The 10-week series of classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and continue every Tuesday through Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

The cost for the 10-week series is $90. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.



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



The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association an Oktoberfest mixer on Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Nancy and John Wolhaupter, 4735 Alta Canyada Road in La Canada Flintridge. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share! Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required.



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 Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents Ken Pellman’s program “Coyotes” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Living in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains means living with the wildlife there. Pellman, who has studied coyotes extensively, brings his knowledge and understanding of their habitats and their habits – a challenging life and one of great interest to those who live here.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free program 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



A series of free information presentations is being offered by Cancer Support Community-Pasadena.

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.

An eight-week recovery program for women who have recently completed treatment for gynecological cancers will be held at the City of Hope campus in Duarte on Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 1 through Nov. 21 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The program is free of charge.

The program offers yoga, strength training and emotional support for women who have no evidence of disease and have completed active treatment between eight weeks and up to 36 months ago.

Pre-registration and physician’s consent are required. More information may be obtained from Laura (626) 796-1083 at Cancer Support Community-Pasadena.



On Thursday, Oct. 10, filmmaker and animator-agitator Chris Hume will present a free animation event featuring “A.D.D. MAN! – the superhero with no attention span.”

The show is one-hour of animated episodes that will include a question and answer period after the show with special appearance by A.D.D. Man himself – creator Chris Hume. Light snacks and refreshments, too.

The event is sponsored by STARC: the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Councils’ Arts, Recreation and Culture Committee, the Rotary International, the Los Angeles Public Library – ST Branch and also Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E-RYT 500.

Hume graduated from Bard College in New York with a degree in cinema. He won the Maya Deren Prize in his graduating class for excellence and commitment to Cinema. He is the son of Alexis Gershwin and television and film writer Edward Hume.

The free event will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library,

7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga.



The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Cost for breakfast is $28 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to AAUW Glendale.  For reservations, call Susie Robinson at (818) 951-6104 by Wednesday, Oct. 9. Guests are welcome.

Laura Guillory will present “Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Careers: Challenges and Successes-Past and Present.” She will discuss the challenges she faced in her career and highlight notable, but often overlooked, women inventors and scientists.

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



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.



12 Million x is a chance to experience the beauty of Filipino culture through live performances, diaspora stories, music, food, and more! It is a two-fold immersive experience and interactive event that celebrates the Filipino diaspora. It will be held Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 Pinnacle Village, 5027 New York Ave., Glendale/La Crescenta.

Show times are 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $30.

There are over 12 million Filipinos scattered across the world. Each person’s story includes chapters of love, pain, sacrifice, and hope. Onstagra, 12 Million is an artistic glimpse into the Filipino diaspora experience through story and song.

Anglahi Fest will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and admission is free with ticket.

Anglahi Fest is an outdoor event where families can enjoy street food, games, arts & crafts, live performances (including dances and an FMA demo), vendors and more!

For tickets and more information visit,



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



The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is hosting the 2nd Annual Gala on Sunday, Dec. 8 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

To reserve tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Annual Gala, visit or call (818) 644-2073. The reservation deadline is Nov. 8.



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.