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


The La Cañada Kiwanis Club is
hosting its 16th Annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Memorial Park in La Cañada. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., ticketholders can taste a variety of wines and food. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, Rosso Wine Shop and the LCF Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are $50 advance purchase, $60 at the gate. Must be 21 years of age to be admitted.


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


Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scholl Canyon Estates, 1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Membership is free. Knitters, crocheters and those who wish to learn are welcome. For more information, visit or email
Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (818) 548-2046. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of knitting, crocheting and conversation. For more information, visit or email


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 ninth season kickoff of Salon de Musiques is on Oct. 7 and is titled, “Masters Rediscovered.” It celebrates three European masters: Purcell, Schubert and Mendelssohn.
It will be performed by Jessica Guideri, violin, Serena McKinney, violin, Rob Brophy, viola and Gabriel Martins, cello. An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet high tea buffet provided by Patina that includes French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes high tea buffet and drinks. To reserve a ticket, visit or call (310) 498-0257.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.


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.
To purchase tickets, please visit
There will be a pop-up market with local retailers, designers’ vendors and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Friends of Foster Children.
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


World travelers Gabrielle and Patrick Reynolds will make a presentation to the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
“Three-and-a-Half Adventurers Head Out to See the Solar Eclipse and End up in Canada” are photos of the Reynolds’ trip north in August 2017 including spectacular shots of the solar eclipse as seen from a vineyard in Silverton, Oregon. Heading north, they photographed landscapes, ferry rides and wild fruit on Whidby Island outside Seattle, and Salt Spring Island off of Vancouver, Canada.
The program begins following news of outings and conservation. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher for more information at (818) 353-4181.

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.