The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) is presenting HealthX on Friday, Sept. 25 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. HealthX will feature top hospitals, doctors and health professionals discussing new innovations in healthcare.

Featured presenters include Kevin Roberts, FACHE, president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center speaking on spirituality in healthcare, including discoveries and advances in this science; Michael Marvi, MD, MS and neurologist at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center discussing the treatment of stroke patients with telemedicine, and Jason Greenspan, MD and FACEP with Encino Hospital Medical Center sharing information on the future of geriatric emergency care.

HealthX will take place in Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s Main Auditorium in the East Tower. Registration and breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Presentations and demonstrations will follow at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Attendees will be able to participate in a panel discussion by live tweeting questions to each panelist after each presentation.

For tickets and table reservations, visit future-of-health.

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The Sets in Step Club is sponsoring a new beginners class starting tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with caller John Hyde. The location is St. George’s Episcopal Church. The cost is $6 per person and light refreshments are provided. Come casual and all are welcome – singles, couples and bush-ups.

For more information, call Betty at (818) 249-2651 or Connie at (818) 353-4901.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada




USC Verdugo Hills Hospital will host a free stroke awareness and prevention seminar with guest speaker Dr. Nerses Sanossian, board certified neurologist from USC Keck Medicine, on Thursday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. It is free to attend; please call Rachel at (818) 952-3542 to reserve a space. Also there will be free blood pressure and carotid artery screenings. Space is limited; RSVPs required.

This event will take place at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 4th floor Council Rooms at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208.



Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital’s 50plus Program is offering the senior lecture on spine education on Thursday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join John Obsenares, PT, OCS and learn how the spine works and the causes, treatments and prevention of spine disorders.

RSVP by calling (818) 502-2378. Seating is limited.

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Ave. in Glendale and the lecture will be in the hospital auditorium.





Rx Drug Take Back returns Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across CV. Safely and anonymously drop-off unwanted medicines at CVS Montrose, Rite-Aid La Crescenta and LCF. Needles, lancets, and syringes with old meds can be dropped at the CV Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave. This event is in partnership with the DEA, Glendale police,CV Alliance and CV Sheriff’s.

For information and additional sites visit





The American Heart Association (AHA) invites the community to its annual Heart Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 26 at 7:30 a.m. There is no fee to participate. Register a team at

The Heart Walk includes a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a festival area featuring interactive and fun activities, health information, Kids Zone, entertainment and more.

  The Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway and locally by Union Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

For more information and to register for the Heart Walk, visit, or contact Amanda Naughton at (213) 291-7102 or





Brand Associates is sponsoring the 43rd Brand National Exhibition of Works on Paper, “Brand 43.” The exhibition opens on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a public reception and awards ceremony from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Oct. 30 during normal Brand Library hours.

The Brand National Exhibition has been organized annually by the Brand Associates since 1971 in cooperation with Glendale Library, Arts and Culture.

For more information about the exhibition, contact
Arlene Vidor, president/Brand Associates, at
(818) 500-7675
or (818) 606-8359 (cell) or email
or visit

Brand Library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.





The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 17th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is parading back to Brookside Park on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a walk with your canine companion, friends, colleagues, neighbors and thousands of fellow dog lovers to raise money for animals in need. More information at





The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga is hosting poets James Levin and J. Verl Silvester at its upcoming Monthly Reading Series on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga.

Levin recently completed his first book of poetry, “Where the Parrot Flies.” These poems are from 2003-05. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, spent his junior year abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France and, after graduation, two years in French-speaking Cameroon, Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Levin will begin his 31st year as a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has three grown sons and is married to wife Susan.

Silvester is the author of “Code of the West.” Silvester graduated from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah with a bachelor’s degree in geography and taught school for a short time.

Poets are welcome to sign up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshment will be available – a $3 donation is appreciated. The community is invited to a summer’s early evening of poetry and conversation. To learn more, visit





On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion with four Los Angeles area young adult (YA) authors. The panel, Stories that Surround You: Writing Young Adult Fiction for All Ages, will be moderated by Catherine Linka. She is joined by Michelle Levy, Michael Mullin and Henry Turner, all authors with recent YA releases. The four authors featured write about issues dealing with dystopian society and women’s rights, suicide and murder, love and loss, revenge and its consequences.

For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Parking is in the rear of the store.





The Glendale Latino Assn. is having its 25th anniversary party on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Glendale. Admission is $20 for members, $25 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.

Embassy Suites is located at 800 N. Central Ave. in Glendale.





The final Dr. Mark Anthony workshop based on his book “Accelerate Your Health” is Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta. Register by calling (818) 249-1045.

The cost is $20 per class.

The workshop will cover natural healing techniques and programming your mind for success. (Includes group hypnosis session.)

Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta






The Brand Associates is hosting a presentation by executive director of The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Isabel Rojas-Williams, entitled “Walk the Talk: The Los Angeles Mural Program.” The presentation is on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm. at the Brand Library & Art Center Recital Hall in Glendale. The talk includes a question and answer period followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public.   Complimentary parking is available in Brand Park adjacent to the library and an accessible entrance and parking are available on the east side of the building.

Rojas-Williams will share highlights of her vast experience in bringing public mural programs to Los Angeles and other municipalities in the L.A. area. Rojas-Williams will also share her perspective on steps Glendale can take to realize a successful mural program.

Rojas-Williams’ presentation at Brand Library coincides with the Brand Annual Works on Paper Exhibition (Brand 43), juried this year by famed muralist Kent Twitchell. Brand 43 will be on view at Brand Library Art Galleries from Sept. 26 through Oct. 30.

The Brand Library & Art Center (Recital Hall) is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale.


On Saturday, Oct. 3 the Honolulu Avenue Strummers present “The Ukulele: Hawaii and Beyond” at McGroarty Arts Center.

Join us for your favorite Hawaiian tunes, featuring hula accompaniment from special guest artist Nani Edgar, and the beautiful musical stylings of Danny Carvalho.  Fans of the ’80s, country music or today’s hits will be pleasantly surprised by the musical selections.

The Honolulu Avenue Strummers are a Montrose-based ukulele ensemble, and have appeared in the Montrose Christmas Parade, The Montrose Farmers Market, and various community events.

$10 cover charge and bar proceeds benefit the Center. Complimentary snacks and a cash beer and wine bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.

McGroarty Arts Center is located at 7570 McGroarty Terrance in Tujunga.



The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge hosts advertising commercial photographer Ann Elliot Cutting for its ceramics photography workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The workshop will cover how to photograph ceramic pieces in a variety of lighting situations including open shade, sunlight, window light, reflecting fill cards, flags, and top-back lighting. There will also be instruction on composing, lighting techniques to accentuate shape and texture, editing and retouching the images as well as streamlining the photography of your work by using batch processes in Photoshop and Bridge.

For information regarding this workshop and fall programs, visit the Community Center website or contact or the main office at (818) 790-4353.

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive

La Cañada





Former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will deliver a lecture on the political life and legacy of Frank Lanterman on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Lanterman House Visitor Center in La Cañada Flintridge. The lecture will examine the lasting impact of Frank Lanterman’s signature legislation, the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act, as well as his contributions to California’s current transportation and water supply system, air quality control standards, the rights of the elderly and mentally ill, and his mentoring of many important state politicians from both parties.

Lanterman, grandson of the founder of La Cañada, served in numerous capacities including as a theatre organist, a Republican activist, a real estate developer, a water company manager and as an active and engaged citizen of La Cañada.

Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge.






The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Danielle Eubank’s, “Sailing to the High Arctic,” on the first Tuesday in October, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crecenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. Please note the changed date for this time only.

Eubank is an expedition artist in pursuit of painting all of the major bodies of water in the world. She is beginning by painting all of Earth’s oceans and is currently painting the second to last ocean on her list, the Arctic Ocean. She will speak on her latest expedition to the Arctic, and touch on two previous expeditions. She will bring her sketchbooks and examples of her paintings from these expeditions.

The program follows news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.





Glendale Noon Concerts is a free admission concert series taking place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.

The next concert is on Oct. 7 and features Calico Winds in a program of works by

Malcolm Arnold, Willson Osborne and Carl Nielsen.

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.



La Crescenta Valley Republican Women invites the public to hear Bill Saracino tell of the golden opportunities for the GOP in 2016. He will be making his presentation on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Oakmont Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the luncheon is $25.

Saracino volunteered for Barry Goldwater in 1964. He has worked for L.A. City Councilman Arthur K. Snyder and state senator Bill Richardson. He was a Reagan delegate to the 1976 and 1980 GOP national conventions and was chief of staff for the Assembly Republican caucus. Governor George Deukmejian appointed Saracino as deputy director of the CA Dept. of Commerce. In 1996 he was western director of the Steve Forbes for President committee. He has managed over 100 political campaigns. He is the national director of the 2016 Ben Carson Super PAC.

For reservations, call Joanie Taylor at (818) 790-0014.

Oakmont Country Club 3100 Country Club Dr., Glendale




The Brand Associates’ Dance Series presents four performances this fall at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale. This series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing on the following Saturdays in the Skylight Gallery, an intimate setting with works of art as a backdrop. The artists are Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project Oct. 3; Blue13 Dance Company on Oct. 10; Arianne MacBean & The Big Show Co. on Oct. 17; and Pony Box Dance Theatre on Oct. 31.

The performances begin at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the east side of the building. The performances will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists.

For more information contact Caley Cannon, art librarian, at (818) 548-2010,





The history of the building of the Port of Los Angeles and its related industries includes the success of the Sunland-Tujunga city’s fish canning business. The next program in the series of Little Landers Historical Society’s monthly programs explains why a tuna fish is on the Seal of the County of Los Angeles.

Speaker for this program is L.A. Harbor Department historian Dennis Hagner. Hagner is a 28-year veteran of the Harbor Department and his duties include administering the department’s Historic Resource Policy and reviewing environmental legislation.

This program takes place on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. at

Bolton Hall Museum and is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

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





Enjoy “Rhythms of the Night” as Glendale Memorial Health Foundation hosts the 28th Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Saturday, Oct. 17 with reception and silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, live auction, program and entertainment starting at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.

    The fundraising focus is to raise money to update the surgical suites at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital with the latest fluoroscopy and X-ray navigation technology. The new equipment will give surgeons enhanced 3D imaging during procedures, creating a safer surgical environment for their patients.

    The evening will feature Latin-themed music, food and dancing. The Foundation will also be presenting the Porto Family of Porto’s Bakery & Café with its “Humankindness Award” for their generous contributions to the community.

    The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena. For more information and ticket prices, contact Tri Fritz at (818) 502-2364, or visit





The grand opening concert of the 2015 season of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 4 and spotlights “Masters Rediscovered,” Franz Schubert and Philipp Scharwenka. The Program will be performed by world-renowned artists Jessica Guideri, violin, Erik Arvinder, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, and John Walz, cello. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet buffet dinner provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.

Tickets are $39 for students, and $75 general admission that includes dinner and drinks.

The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles.





The Computer Club for Beginners is a series of comfortably paced training workshops held at the Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab for adults with little or no computer experience. Students are introduced to mouse and keyboard, Microsoft Windows, basic word processing, Internet searching, email, and tips for selecting a home computer. The Computer Club will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, Oct. 6 – 29.

Glendale Central Library Learning Center Lab, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale





Michelle Lee, author of the new cookbook “Living Luxe Gluten Free” will be hosting a discussion, prize giveaway and book signing at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Thurs., Oct. 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The discussion, “Hassle-Free Allergy-Free: Surviving the Holidays without Gluten & Other Food Allergens,” will cover strategies for making holiday social gatherings fun, easy and allergen-friendly. Among other things, Lee will talk about how to maintain a stress-free, allergen-free diet at get-togethers with family, friends and coworkers as well as how to host guests with food allergies.

Lee’s culinary style reflects her passion for food as well as her time living in Spain, Luxembourg, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta and traveling through Asia.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Admission is free and includes prize giveaway.





On Saturday, Oct.10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors to the mile-high artist community of Idyllwild will experience the magic that happens when galleries, artists, and Southern California wineries join forces to raise money for art scholarships.

The Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting is presented by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, a 501(c)(3), and the event draws over a thousand visitors annually for an afternoon of great wine and art. Art lovers can visit the Art Walk that begins at 10 a.m. It is free to the public and maps will be available at 54295 N. Circle Drive.

Art of Wine begins in the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. when 19 Southern California wineries from Temecula, Warner Springs, Escondido and Idyllwild share a selection of great wines at 13 locations around town. The fall weather makes walking from location to location a fun experience, but shuttles will also be available to transport guests between venues.

Tickets for the wine tasting are $30 each with a special price of $25 each for groups of 10 or more if purchased online before Oct. 7. Wine tasting tickets can be purchased in advance on the Art Alliance website ( or, if not sold out, on site the day of the event. Included in the package are the wine tastings, a keepsake wine glass designed by a local artist, live music and a wide selection of cheeses and crackers.

Tickets available for purchase online. For wine tasting tickets or more information about the 19 participating wineries and locally owned galleries, visit or call (951) 692-6135.

Nestled in a mountain valley surrounded by majestic mountains, Idyllwild is only two-hours from Los Angeles and San Diego, and less than an hour from the desert communities.





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.





The Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills is hosting free workshops for children on how to make good choices in life. It gives a clear-cut guide to making good choices and finding the way to happiness. The booklet “How to Make Good Choices,” based on the book “The Way to Happiness,” will be used.

This workshop is for children 6 to 11 years old. It is on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

Call to reserve seat (818) 957-1500.

Church of Scientology – Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose





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, which is 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





T.O.P.S. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a self-accountability group meeting held every Monday. Weigh in is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An hour meeting follows in the education building of Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore (at Santa Carlotta). For more information, call and leave a message for T.O.P.S. at (818) 957-8442.

A meeting is also held in Sunland on Thursdays. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 10438 Oro Vista St., Sunland. Contact Jeanie Druebert at (818) 353-5015.





Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Shakers Restaurant in Glendale. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

For more information, call (818) 314-4964.

Shakers Restaurant, 801 N. Central, Glendale





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 CrescentaCañada 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.