Tonight, 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




On Friday, Oct. 4, newly installed Glendale Kiwanis President Randy Slaughter will present a program on the benefits of being a Kiwaniian.

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.




The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association hosts the next local float association happy hour on Oct. 4 at the Wolhaupter home at 4735 Alta Canada Road in La Cañada Flintridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents and supporters over the age of 18 are invited to attend and no reservations are required. Bring an appetizer to share; drink tickets available for purchase and enjoy the fun in support of the 2020 Rose Parade float.

Then on Oct. 15, a dine-out at John Sparr Tavern will benefit the association.




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




ace/121 Gallery presents The Art Spirit, a multi-generational showcase of young artists and the working professionals who inspire them. 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.

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).




Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Oct. 12 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




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 Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation, in collaboration with Theodore Payne Foundation, will present a free lecture on the beauty and ecological benefits of California’s native wildflowers and plants. “The Power of Plants: Growing a Sustainable Future” is free of charge and will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct, 6 at the Visitor Center of the Lanterman House.

The lecture will be presented by Erin Johnson, outreach manager of the Theodore Payne Foundation. Visitors will learn about the diversity of California’s native flora and how its use in urban landscapes reduces pesticides, conserves water, and transforms sterile spaces into thriving habitats that support birds, butterflies, pollinators, and the well-being of all our communities. The Lanterman House, with assistance from Theodore Payne Foundation, is planning to install a small native plant garden.

Seating for the lecture on Oct. 6 is offered on a first-come basis, with a maximum occupancy of 40. No reservations are necessary.

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




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.

A program dealing with breast reconstruction options for cancer patients and their caregivers will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday Oct. 15 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program is free of charge.

   Dr. Nina Naghshineh, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will present options and tools for decision-making about breast reconstruction.

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 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.




Barak Lurie will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 lunch meeting of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated. Lurie is a former atheist who turned to God after using logic, science and probabilities. He beats down atheists with a club of reason, history and science and exposes atheists’ flawed assumptions. Lurie’s many articles, podcasts and speech on atheism and its dangers have made him a declared and decorated champion of Christianity and Judaism, and their crucial roles in all the values that are held dear in Western civilization.

RSVP by Monday, Oct. 7 to Joan (818) 790-0014 or Mary (818) 952-7040.

The lunch meeting will be held at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive in Glendale. 11 a.m. is social; 11:30 meeting/lunch/speaker. The cost is $30.




Little Landers Historical Society will host the story of Union Station, an historical look at the famous and beautiful Los Angeles downtown train terminal, in its series of monthly second Saturday historical and educational programs. All are invited to Bolton Hall Museum at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Speaker Dave McMenamin is a Los Angeles native, president of Las Angelitas and, as a docent, gives tours of LA’s Pueblo and Olivera Street. He also conducts art, architecture and garden tours for the Los Angeles Central Library.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

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

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., 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.




On Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Michael Werner and Peter Eisenhardt, authors of “More Things in the Heavens: How Infrared Astronomy is Expanding Our View of the Universe.” Werner and Eisenhardt are both senior research scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of

Technology, Pasadena.

Until recently, much of the cosmos has been invisible to the human eye. Launched in 2003, the Spitzer Space Telescope has brought the infrared universe into focus as never before. Werner and Eisenhardt are among the scientists who worked for decades to bring this historic mission to life. Here is their inside story of how Spitzer continues to carry out cutting-edge infrared astronomy to help answer fundamental questions that have intrigued humankind.

Then on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes television and film producer/writer/director Rocky Lang and film historian Barbara Hall, authors of “Letters From Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American

Moviemaking.” The authors will be joined by special guest Bela Lugosi, Jr. who

reads his father’s correspondence from their book. Also included are notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda and many more movie industry luminaries from the silent era to the Golden Age and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s.

On Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes LeRoy Chatfield, author of “To Serve The People: My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor” (Jorge Mariscal, contributor). Chatfield is a retired educator and was a close friend and colleague of Chavez, the renowned labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, later called the United

Farm Workers union. Chavez posthumously received the Medal of Freedom a year after his death in 1993. Chatfield’s story reveals his own organizing efforts and his fierce commitment to those who were denied the promises of the American dream.

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.




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. 16 and features solo piano works by Los Angeles composers Todd Mason, Mark Robson, George N. Gianopoulos and Stephen Cohn.

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

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




On Saturday, Oct. 19, JohnHart Real Estate and 12 local and national organizations will kick off the inaugural Walk For a Cause in Glendale. This 5K walk is designed to bring awareness and funding to 13 organizations: American Kidney Fund, Disabled American Veterans, Glendale Education Foundation, Heal Within International, Kin’s Kids, Olam Eco Center, Our Lady of Grace School, Prom Plus, Saddles for Soldiers, Special Olympics – Santa Clarita, Special Spirit, Inc., Valley Oasis and YMCA of the Foothills. Sign up at to participate and donate to the cause.

The walk is slated to begin at 8 a.m., with registration opening at 6 a.m.




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,




On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the La Canada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild (LCFOG) is having its annual fundraiser. The Book and Author Luncheon will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

For more information, please contact Marianne Jennings at (818) 398-7323.




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.

For more information, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123.

The Y is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.