Clothing market hosting fundraiser

The Glendale Police Department’s Relay For Life fundraiser to benefit The American Cancer Society takes place at The Clothing Market on Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Joins us for a glass of wine, cheese and munchies while shopping and supporting “Glendale’s Finest” in their fundraising efforts.

Ten percent of the purchase amount will be donated directly to the Glendale Police Department’s Relay for Life.

Early supporters are welcomed starting on Oct. 4 and on Friday all day.

For more information, contact GPD- Rocio Fernandez at (818) 937-8623.

The Clothing Market, 2260 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

Sets in Steps Square Dance Club

The Sets in Steps Square Dance Club is sponsoring a new square dance class for beginners or those who want to refresh their dancing on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Community Center. The first three dances are free.

To introduce the class, there will be a social time with hors d’oeuvres before the instruction. John Hyde is caller. It is better to have couples, but singles are welcome also. The price is $6 cash per week. This is a fun way to get some exercise.

For more information, call Betty Woodhull at (818) 249-2651 or Marguerite Keating, publicity chair, (818) 353-6240.

The community center phone number is (818) 790-4353.

 La Cañada Community Center is located at 4469 Chevy Chase in La Cañada.

DBSA Offers support group

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. Support groups bring people together who understand the up, downs and frustrations of depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA support groups are a safe confidential place to talk about and overcome the day-to-day and long-term challenges of mental health issues.

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 Glendale Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Central Library. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at the break. Meetings are free to members and $5 for visitors. For more information visit or phone Brandi at (818) 541-9983.

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, in Glendale


Music Appreciation Class

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct his off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike who appreciate the history of music.  This semester will address the topic: “An In-depth Look at Six Composers – Monteverdi, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Stravinsky.”

Each semester offers new and interesting information. Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase our understanding of the evolution of music. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, located at 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. The classes are held each Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., continuing through Dec. 18. The cost for the 14-week classes is $90. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.

Charcoal Artist Milazzo at VHAA

Verdugo Hills Art Association hosts guest artist Joe Milazzo for a demonstration event on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the La Cañada Community Center. The meeting is open to all.

Joe Milazzo has a style of delicate intricate lines and attention to detail that make him a sought after artist whose works are collected internationally for commissions of prominent figures for public and private collections. He will be demonstrating drawing with charcoal at the La Cañada Community Center. Charcoal drawing allows Milazzo to create a much larger scale drawing while keeping the same technique and allowing the drawing to become more dramatic.

For more information on Verdugo Hills Art Assoc. or on Joe Milazzo and his demonstration, visit

 La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada

 Granny’s Attic at Bolton Hall

Little Landers Historical Society will have a Granny’s Attic Treasure sale on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Little Landers and Bolton Hall Museum. Help and donations are sought of the following items: jewelry, nice décor, artwork, paintings, antiques, collectables, vintage or retro items, craft and sewing items, accessories, hats, scarves, handbags, fine books, pottery, crystal candles and more.  Everything should be clean, neat and in very good condition and easy to transport.

We are not able to accept furniture, appliances, clothing, electronics or broken items.

Donations may be dropped off at Bolton Hall Museum any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or on the day before the sale, Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information is available from Celia Hicklin at Little Landers Historical Society, (818) 352-3420 or .

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga

An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate

The Los Angeles Conservancy will hold its annual fundraising benefit, An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The 1926 Mediterranean Revival palazzo is one of the last remaining mansions built for silent movie stars. Filled with Hollywood history, the estate also served as home to Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, and James Mason.

The event is co-chaired by Linda Bruckheimer, Maxine Greenspan, Diane Keaton and Lauren King, all of whom (except Bruckheimer) are scheduled to attend. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Los Angeles Conservancy, a member-based nonprofit devoted to preserving the historic places that make Greater Los Angeles unique.

It is particularly fitting that this year’s benefit takes place in the City of Beverly Hills, which has made great strides in the past year in terms of historic preservation, from launching a pilot incentive program to adopting a new ordinance to protect the city’s historic treasures.

Cocktail reception is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; sponsor dinner is from 8:30 p.m. to10:30 p.m. Tickets start at $300. For more information, visit


Author balaban at ouat

On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., author, actor, director and producer Bob Balaban presents middle-grade book “Creature From The Seventh Grade” at Once Upon a Time Bookstore.

Balaban is an award-winning actor-producer-writer-director. He’s appeared in nearly 100 movies including “Gosford Park,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and all of Christopher Guest’s films. He is also the author of the popular McGrowl series for young readers. His latest children’s book tells the story of a nerdy, unpopular seventh-grader named Charlie Drinkwater who morphs into a mutant dinosaur and becomes an instant celebrity. This very funny book is a perfect title for reluctant readers ages 9- 14.

This is a free event.

Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose Shopping Park

Juried Exhibition by Brand Library & Art Center

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center is sponsoring its 41st consecutive juried art exhibition “Works on Paper – Brand 41.” This exhibition deals with the theme “Memories” and features the works of 55 artists from various locales. The Associates’ Jane Friend Purchase Award and other awards will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Burbank Creative Art Center. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 25.

The diverse exhibition’s continuity derives from the fact that all pieces are works on paper, although the definition has broadened through the years to include mixed media and three dimensional art works.

The annual national juried exhibitions have been organized and sponsored by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center since 1971. This is the first year the event is being held outside the Brand Library Art Gallery due to extensive renovation of the facility by the City of Glendale.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery is located at 1100 West Clark Ave. in Burbank. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the gallery at (818) 238- 5397 for additional information.

GAA presents juried exhibit

The Glendale Art Association presents its signature, juried exhibition of paintings, photography and sculpture by dozens of artists in Glendale and neighboring cities at White’s Framing and Art Restoration Gallery in Montrose. The artists’ reception is on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. It features an evening of fine art, fine food, fine music and all for a great cause: the art scholarships for five Glendale high schools. Attendance is free. The show continues through Oct. 27.

For more information, call (818) 399-8481 or visit

White’s Framing and Art Restoration Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

Sierra club offers movie night

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents, “Movie Night – The Last Mountain” featuring Kathy Seal with leaders of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library. Please enter on La Crescenta Avenue for the meeting room and parking.

This citywide grassroots effort hopes to move the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power beyond its diet of 39% coal dependency by 2020. This team will lead a discussion of the film exploring the consequences of mining and burning coal and with a focus on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia and health consideration. Exploring also the proposal of a wind farm alternate using this benign source of power over the destructive effects of coal.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to everyone.  Contact Program Chair Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library/Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Alzheimer’s support group offered

Mountview Retirement Home sponsors a monthly free Alzheimer’s Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next group will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.  Mountview Retirement Home is located at 2640 Honolulu, Montrose and can be reached at (818) 248-6737. All are welcome.


The Pasadena Women’s Connection is hosting a Fall Holiday Boutique on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altadena Country Club.  Guests are invited to have some holiday fun, do a little pre-holiday shopping and support the annual fundraiser to benefit Stonecroft Ministries. The boutique will feature vendors with unique gift items, silent auction and baked goods. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.

Motivational speaker Ella Mae Rawlings will talk about “The Making of a Dandelion: Learning to stand above difficult circumstances.”

Tickets are $23.  For reservations, call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Carole (818) 790-1907.

Altadena Country Club, 2290 Country Club Dr., Altadena

Murrell Guest Speaker at LCVRWF

Ann-Marie Murrell will be the guest speaker at the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11. The meeting will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Ann-Marie is co-host and national director of She is a conservative columnist and reporter who has interviewed dozens of American political and entertainment icons from Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Lt. Col. Allen West, Bo Derek, the late Andrew Breitbart and much more.  Luncheon is $25. For reservations, contact Ellen Hedrick at (818) 248-0924 or Molly Powers (818) 248-4825.

 La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Dr., La Cañada

Book sale at Library

The Friends of La Crescenta Library will be holding its October book sale in the meeting room at the La Crescenta Library.  Good homes are needed for over 4,000 pre-read books at next to nothing prices. A “members only” presale (may join at the door) takes place on Friday, Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Find a great deal and support the library at the same time.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Sutterley Guest of AAUW

American Association of University Women, Glendale Branch will host Dr. Christel J. Sutterley, adjunct professor of physics, UC San Diego at its brunch meeting at the Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.  Dr. Sutterley will give a presentation on Stars, Particles, the Universe, and Evolution of Science and Technology.  She will explain her research on the tiniest particles in the universe and how understanding them leads to understanding the big things too.

$25 per person.  Call (818) 951-6104 for reservations.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr., Glendale



Hans Johnson, political consultant and columnist, is the guest speaker at the Oct. 20 AAUW luncheon. Johnson will explore how women vote and why, and the oft-reported gender gap. Johnson, a Michigan native, earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio.  As a political consultant, he provides expertise on database matching and voter contact strategies, state politics, and ballot measures to campaigns, organizations, and coalitions.  As a columnist, Johnson’s work appears at the Huffington Post and In These Times magazine.

The luncheon takes place on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena. The cost is $20 per person. For reservations, mail a check payable to AAUW Pasadena Branch to P.O. Box 94309, Pasadena, CA 91109-4309 by Oct. 12.

Indicate Greek salad & Ahi tuna or skinny chicken or fruit plate.

For information, call (626) 797-1059.


Women’s Self Defense Class Coming to Y

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is hosting a weekly self-defense class for women, from teens to adults. Self defense training gives women skills and confidence to protect herself by having the tools to prevent or stop an attack from an assailant. Instructor Steve Dunning is a black belt instructor in northern style Shaolin kung fu. He has studied judo and kung fu in the U.S. and China.

Participants will practice with partners to experience realistic scenarios, focus on mental control and develop an awareness of surroundings. The class will begin on Oct. 22 and continue Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15p.m. There is a fee for this class and registration is required.

For more information, contact Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231.

The Crescenta-Cañada Y, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

Explore Life Without Knee Pain

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Glendale Adventist Medical Center is hosting a seminar on MAKOplasty: Transforming Treatment Options at Angeles National Golf Club. Glendale Adventist board-certified doctors will educate patients about the causes of knee pain and the latest treatment options.

Participants will also be treated to dinner.

For more information or to register, call (855) 360-GAMC (4262) or visit

Angeles National Golf Club, 9401 Foothill Blvd. in Sunland.

LCWC to Host Western Round up

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is holding a Western Round up on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. All are invited for a fun night of country music, dancing, barbecue dinner, opportunities and prizes.  Live music by “Buck” Corbett and friends.

Come dressed in your favorite cowboy attire for the western costume contest. The cost is $20 for single or $35/couple.

Reservations required by Oct. 19. Call Jean at (818) 248-2328 or Carol at (818) 248-6624.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

Smart Gardening Workshop

On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Crescenta Valley Water District will present the Smart Gardening Workshop offered through Water Wise Consulting. The class will be held at the District’s Glenwood Plant.

This class combines information on garden design concepts, drought tolerant plants, irrigation basics and irrigation scheduling and maintenance.

Space is limited, so please call (818) 236-4107 to reserve a seat.

For more information, visit the CVWD website at

Glenwood Plant is located at 3730 Glenwood Ave. in La Crescenta. Entrance to the class is at the gate on Sycamore Avenue.

Save the date

The Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College will now be known as Patrons’ Club of Glendale Community College Foundation.

This year’s fashion show fundraiser will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for the event will be “Education Through The Years” and all proceeds will go towards scholarships, grants-in-aid and emergency funds for deserving students.

Save the date and reserve early. Price of the fundraiser luncheon will be $45.


Join the La Crescenta Woman’s Club for its annual Author’s Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 12 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Featured authors are Ashley Ream and Jessie Kellerman.  Program, lunch, door prizes, silent auction, and book signing.

Reservations required by Nov. 5. For information and reservations, call Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407.

La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godby Dr., La Cañada


Coffee Gallery in Altadena hosts a variety of events every week.

Tuesdays are “Comedy Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All comics get to do a five-minute set. Performers range from those performing for the first time to seasoned professionals. Hosted by Scott Berger.

Thursday is “Artisan Alley” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artisan Alley includes two featured musical acts, two musical open mics (open to anyone in the community), the works of a featured artist in the back room (art changes every two weeks), and a live DJ. Hosted by The Definition.

Friday is “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Rotating hosts.

Saturday is “Potlikker Showcase” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. that offers an eclectic mix of musical performers, poets, spoken word readings, Americana music and a live DJ. Hosted by DJ Beatgozon.

Finally, Sundays are “Music Open Mic” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music open mic allows anyone in the community to come on stage and sing a song or play a tune. The sign-up sheet stays open throughout the night and everyone gets to perform twice. Hosted by King.

For more information, call (626) 398.7917 or visit

Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena

Visage Salon Hosts Don Waters

The Visage Salon presents photographs by Don Waters through Dec. 31. “Images of Home” is a personal view of Southern California.

Visage Salon, 1459 San Marino Ave., San Marino (at Huntington Drive).

Sierra Club Plans China Trip

The community is invited to a well-paced journey to China. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Climb the Great Wall, take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal of Hangzhou, and visit Suzhou’s Silk factory. Set sail on the Yangtze River, enjoy the wonderful scene of deep and quiet gorges, and the magnificent peaks as if they were cut by axes and knives. Take a shore excursion to the Shennong Stream where you may see the ancient roads, coffins in precipice, and even some rare animals such as golden-haired monkeys.  We will also visit Xi’an’s most important archeological site, where thousands of life-size terra-cotta warriors have been guarding the Emperor’s burial site for over 2,000 years.  Discover the mile-long riverside embankment where foreign investors once held sway over Shanghai.

Price is $3,195.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club. The dates for this event are April 20, 2013 to May 4, 2013 and the leaders are Andrea Lim and Salud Salinda in association with the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group.

For more information, send email to – insert subject line of “China 2013” or call Salud at (310) 259-1208. Applications are first-come first-served.


Former members of choral groups at Crescenta Valley High School are invited to take part in the CVHS Alumni Choral. The group, composed of CVHS choral alumni men and women, rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., at the Glendale First United Methodist Church. The group performs for local civic groups and retirement homes in Pasadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Duarte during the holiday season and again in the late spring/early summer. After the holiday season performances the group will resume rehearsals in the middle of January.

Anyone interested can contact Shirley Nute at