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The demotion of current Kiwanis – Glendale president Toni Espinoza-Beck takes place at the Sept. 21 lunch meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale.
Guests are welcome at the lunch meeting. The cost to attend, which includes lunch, is $15. Note that there will not be a meeting on Sept. 28.
The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.


The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association is having a community after hours get-together (mixer) tonight, Thursday, Sept. 20 at Taylor’s Steak House in La Cañada on the patio from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening features the LCHS Jazz Band Combo. The cost for members is $10, non members is $20.
Taylor’s Steak House, 901 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada


Today, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a presentation by Mount Wilson trustees Dan Kohne and Tim Thompson and docent Robert Anderson. Their book, “A Temple of Science: The 100-Inch Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory,” is a retrospective on the 100th anniversary of the 100-inch Hooker Telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The book’s other contributor is Stefanos Polyzoides, editor.
The telescope saw first light on the night of Nov. 1-2, 1917. It was the largest telescope ever built, and remained the largest in the world until 1949. Astronomers Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason used the 100-inch telescope to quite literally discover the entire universe, discover the first observational evidence for an expanding universe, and lay the first observational foundations for the modern concept of big bang cosmology. As a scientific instrument, the 100-inch telescope radically and forever altered the conceptual understanding of the universe in which we live.
Dan Kohne, Stefanos Polyzoides, Tim Thompson and Robert Anderson have written essays for the book covering the history of Mount Wilson Observatory and the influential and brilliant minds that have been connected with it over the years.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
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.


The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills is hosting Americana band Fogelfoot, poet Brenda Thomas, choral sensation Up with Weevils, and other special guests on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Following the show is a HUUT!-standard audience singalong. Tickets are $10.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta


The Village Poets’ of Sunland-Tujunga announced that Margaret Saine and Eliécer Almaguer will co-feature at its Monthly Reading Series on Sept. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. Poets: Bring your own poetry and sign up for the open mic segments upon arrival.
Light refreshments will be served – a $3 donation is appreciated!
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

All are invited for a special story time with legendary creator David Shannon at Once Upon A Time bookstore on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. This is a celebration of 20 years of the David books with the release of a new David story filled with laughs and fun! The first 25 people to pre-order the new book, “Grow Up, David!” will get priority in the signing line.
Once Upon A Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.


The “Musical Kids, Happy Parents!” seminar will be presented on Monday, Sept. 24 from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library community room by Robin Johnson of Robin Learning Systems. Learn how to defeat the discouragement that leads to quitting, create practicing that’s fun (or at least tolerable) and be a musical mentor to your children. All adults are invited to attend. Free with RSVP at; $10 at the door.
La Crescenta Library community room, 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.


The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).
There is a door prize, raffle and silent auction tables. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings.
For more information, visit or telephone (323) 236-0104.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada


Sunland-Tujunga artist Shelley Matousek will teach the art of pine needle basket weaving using the historic Native American coiling method at Bolton Hall Museum on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. All participants will go home with a basket they created during the workshop.
The fee is $45 and includes all materials. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited to 10 individuals. Registration begins on Sept. 1 online at or during public hours at Bolton Hall Museum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga
Additional information is available from Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420, or email


Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is again conducting a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This new series will mark the beginning of the 18th consecutive year of classes for non-musicians and musicians alike and explores the histories of composers and their music. The topic for this new series is “Musicals in the 20th Century.”
The 10-week series of classes will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and continues every Tuesday through Dec. 4 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, please call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.


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 Oct. 3 and features cellist Maksim Velichkin performing solo works by Los Angeles composers Jack Van Zandt, Mathew Hetz, Daniel Kessner and George N. Gianopoulos.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.


The La Cañada landmark the Lanterman House will be lit up for the evening of Oct. 4 giving guests the chance to stroll the patios outside and peer in through the windows to imagine the lives of the Lanterman family more than a century ago.
The Twilight Tour is free for Lanterman House members. New members are welcome and will receive a 10% discount off annual membership for attending the event. Wine and light refreshments will be served on the porch.
Reservations are suggested. Please call (818) 790-1421 or email
The Twilight Tour will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lanterman House, located at 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is limited. There is no street parking on Encinas Drive. For more information please visit


Join California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia for a special statewide gathering on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. of city, regional and county laureates from across California. The occasion will feature a historic group reading by more than 60 poets laureate, a panel discussion on the civic role of poet to community and special guest readings from renowned California laureates, past and present.
The free event takes place at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga. The McGroarty Arts Center is the former home of John S. McGroarty, California’s third poet laureate, from 1933 to 1944. Today, his beautiful hillside home houses a vibrant community arts center.
Registration strongly encouraged for this free event.
RSVP online at
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga


The American Society of Interior Designers – ASID – is hosting a semi-guided home tour that features three private residences and gardens. The tour is on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes free parking and shuttle service.
There will be a pop-up market with local retailers, designers’ vendors and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Friends of Foster Children.
To purchase tickets, please visit
The featured properties are a 1925, 3600-sf Monterey Colonial designed by esteemed architect Paul R. Williams and reimagined by designer and home owner Jenifer Bevan; a 1939, 10,000-sf Southern Colonial designed by Christine Santana; and a 1968, 4850-sf contemporary Santa Barbara ranch-style house designed by Rozalynn Woods.


On Oct. 13 at 1 p.m., Little Landers Historical Society is hosting speaker Joan Renner. Renner has knowledge of historic Los Angeles crimes and has appeared on several television programs regarding interesting crimes and criminals. She will be exploring the work of Norris Stensland who was a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. from the early 1920s to 1951.During that period he worked on some of the most sensational crimes in county history and earned a reputation as the “human bloodhound” for his persistence in crime solving.
This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.
Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga
For more information, visit or contact Little Landers Historical Society at (818) 352-3420 or email

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is seeking vendors of giftware and handmade items for its fall boutique held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information and applications are available at, or email, or phone (775) 573-8282 or call Jean Maluccio at (818) 355-4155.
The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic 501c3 organization located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave.


Bolton Hall Museum – home of Little Landers Historical Society – announced a unique and fun historical hunt created by Little Landers. Chasing History is on Nov. 3 with clues provided to 16 intriguing historical sites in Sunland, Tujunga, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills and La Crescenta. Start the quest at Bolton Hall Museum at 2:30 p.m. and gather at McGroarty Arts Center by 6 p.m. for the evening of prize awards, photo viewing, sharing of the day’s adventures and dinner. Those who prefer not to “Chase” may still join in on the evening’s fun and dinner.
Visit the Little Landers website for details and to register for the Chase and/or dinner.
Proceeds support the free historical programs and events and the historical collections of Bolton Hall Museum-Home of Little Landers Historical Society.


The Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Library bookstore, located in the lobby of the library, has books that range in topics from travel, sports, and education to psychology and biographies. The store also has CDs, DVDs and records. Prices range from 10 cents to $3. Currently, children’s books and cookbooks are on sale for 10 cents (excluding special editions). Please stop by between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, to see what’s available.
The Sunland-Tujunga Library is located at 7771 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga.


The Towne Singers is a non-audition choir that is in need of male voices, but welcome everyone. The 2018 holiday concert, “Spirit of the Season,” is on Friday, Nov. 30.
Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena.
Contact Merrily Hake, membership coordinator, via email ( with questions and new member orientation information.


The community is invited to take part in free Tuesday night dance classes at Sunland Recreation Center. Dances include Zumba, hip-hop and swing. No prior knowledge or experience required.
Couples and families are encouraged to attend.
Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunland Rec Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland


A stroke support group hosted by Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Conference Room on the third floor of the hospital.
The support group is open to caregivers, family members, friends and stroke survivors and will help with communication, education, and coping styles while building friendships, solving problems and sharing resources and experience.
RSVP by calling (818) 502-4725.
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.


Life Improvement Courses are offered on “Principles of Prosperity,” “How to Obtain Financial Security” and “Overcoming Financial Stress” at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.
These courses help empower a person with the knowledge to overcome financial stress to prosper in life. Each course is $50, is done at the individual’s own pace and timing is flexible. A stress-free financial future can be attained and having the right knowledge can make all the difference.
These are just a few of the life improvement courses offered. Others available address various subjects. The classes are open Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact (818) 957-1500.
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in
Montrose (entrance off Market Street, behind in parking lot).


The Foothills Professional Group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Leon Lounge and Café. The group provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which participants develop personal relationships with many other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you may have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.
The cost is $15, which includes breakfast.
Leon Lounge and Café is located at 2519 Cañada Blvd., Glendale.


Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has a support group meeting every Tuesday at Vallejo Drive Adventist Church in Glendale every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. DBSA provides hope, help, and support through peer-based, recovery oriented empowering services, and resources when people need them and how they need to receive them.
For more information, call Wanda Sellers at (818) 352-4346, email or visit
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Room 106 in Glendale.


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.