Come learn America’s heritage folk dance – square dancing. A beginner’s class continues on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada. First two classes are free. Meet new people while getting some exercise. Four-to-five thousand steps per class/dance!
Call Connie at (818) 353-4901 or email or visit

The community is invited to “Cirque Fantastique” as Glendale Memorial Health Foundation hosts the 30th Annual Evening of Wine and Roses on Sunday, Oct. 8 with reception and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. and dinner, live auction, program and amazing entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
The fundraising focus of this year’s Evening of Wine and Roses will focus on “Humankindness in the Making” (HITM) initiative. HITM initiative will renovate the second floor of the hospital into an updated center for outpatient services, featuring a new state-of-the-art gastroenterology (GI) lab.
The Langham Hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll in Pasadena. Tickets are $500 per person. For more information and ticket prices, contact Tri Fritz at (818) 502-2364, or visit

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Joan Holtz Touring Channel Islands on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Joan Holtz is a political committee person with the Sierra Club and longtime member of the CV Sierra Club chapter. Her many trips to Channel Islands over the years have been as fundraising efforts for the Chapter. It has proved to be a popular event.
The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for further information.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

Free Smart DriverTEK workshops are being held locally. Attendees will discover how to get the most out of vehicle safety technology and learn how the newest car technology makes driving safer and more enjoyable. Register for a fun, free 90-minute Smart DriverTEK workshop to learn the benefits of the smartest safety features and how to use them.
Space is limited. Register now at or call (877) 805-4115. Workshops are on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Bob Smith Toyota, 3333 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. Note: Those attending the Bob Smith Toyota workshops can test-drive a high-tech vehicle.
Additional workshops will be held on Oct. 20 at noon at the Foothill YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada and on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The Glendale Art Association October meeting is at BMAI in Montrose (near the Montrose Post Office) on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Linda Queally, painter, photographer and jewelry designer will share her inspirations and her work in gems and jewelry. She will also donate a pair of pearl drop earrings for the raffle at the end of the meeting. A native of Wisconsin, she moved to Los Angeles, studied at Otis Art Institute and for 30 years has expressed her artistic vision in a variety of media, exhibiting and winning awards along the way.
The cost to attend is $5 for members; paintings submitted to mini show $3 each.
For more info, contact Honor Haase at (818) 248-7373.
BMAI is located at 2228 Florencita Ave. in Montrose.

The USC-VHH Women’s Council is hosting Maria Nelson, MD at the hospital’s council room at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 12. Dr. Nelson’s focus and expertise is in benign and malignant breast disease. She will be speaking on “Let’s Talk Breast Cancer.”
Lunch is $20 (payment must be made before the event). RSVP to or call (818) 952-2226.
USC-VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 92108.

The Verdugo Hills Pioneer Cemetery sits high atop a Tujunga hill with an unobstructed view of the San Fernando Valley. The cemetery opened in 1922 and many early colorful historical Sunland-Tujunga residents were interred there.
For the last 30 years, the cemetery has been cared for by Little Landers Historical Society/Bolton Hall Museum volunteers. The cemetery has rarely been open to public visitation. One of these rare public events is scheduled for Oct. 14 and is being conducted by Little Landers Historical Society as a fundraiser for the care and maintenance of Bolton Hall Museum and the Verdugo Hills Cemetery.
Verdugo Hills Cemetery Tour tickets are on sale now. For more information about tour times and to order tickets, see the Little Landers website or visit Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga any Tuesday or Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plans are being made for the 6th Annual Joe’s Minibike Reunion taking place on Oct. 14 at CV Park. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public to attend.
For more information, visit
CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta

The Glendale Humane Society will gather for its fall event Bow Wows and Bites at Andersen’s Pet Shop, 2218 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to come enjoy an afternoon of wine, music and local cuisine. Shop the silent auction – just in time for holiday gifts! Chat with friends and meet some of the adorable pets for adoption.
Tickets are $100 and are available at or by calling (818) 242-1128. All proceeds benefit the dogs and cats of Glendale Humane Society.
GHS believes in and practices a mind, body and soul approach to healing and adoption; education is its primary goal. The pets, staff, volunteers, adopters and community benefit from its superior pet knowledge. Canine and feline residents are carefully observed, assessed and given individualized protocol.
Donations will help us raise much needed funds to provide veterinarian care for GHS residents, professional dog trainers to ready the dogs for their new home, staff off-campus excursions for enrichment, grooming for healthy coats, and human-grade diet for stamina and health. Homeless dogs and cats are protected and loved while they await their forever homes.
Glendale Humane Society is located at 717 W. Ivy Street in Glendale. Anyone interested in learning more about the GHS mission, adopting an animal or about this event can contact (818) 242-1128 or email
The Foothills Community Toastmasters is having its second annual Toast of the Town Awards presentation on Monday, Oct. 16. The awards are for public speaking and leadership in service to the community.
Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by awards ceremony.
Free to attend. Guests are welcome.
The event is at the home of Marynance Schellenbach, 6635 Day St. in Tujunga.

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. 18 and features Jonathan Flaksman performing a solo cello recital of works by Bach, Flaksman and Ysaye.
For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.
Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will celebrate a renovation of its clubhouse with a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This remodel brought to the club new landscaping and garden meeting areas, a sprinkler system, new handicapped accessible restrooms, ramps and parking, as well as a new bridal room and kitchen updates.
The LCWC appreciates the distinction of being voted The Finest Banquet Center of the area by local readers of the CV Weekly as the club can accommodate up to 180 persons for celebrations. Marianne Jennings, president, was also honored to accept the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce 2017 Beautification Award for the facility, located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. in the heart of Montrose.
The renovation was made possible by a substantial grant from the County of Los Angeles under the direction of Supervisor Mike Antonovich. General contracting services were provided by Kendall J. Hales of La Crescenta.
Light refreshments and tours of the facility will be provided.

The Friends of the Library, a volunteer group, will hold its popular semi-annual book sale from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21. There will be thousands of books to choose from for all interests and in all categories. People come from surrounding areas, near and far, to choose books for themselves and others. Books are generally $2 each and on Saturday they can be purchased for a $1 a bag.
Monies from the sale and from annual Friends of the Library memberships go directly to keeping the library current and up-to-date and supplying new equipment and books to provide interesting programs for all ages. Books can be ordered for iPads online from the comfort of home. Or best sellers can be ordered online and borrowers will be notified when they are available for pickup at the library.
Anyone can become a Friend of the Library (FOL) member for a nominal yearly fee and help support the library.
Sale hours are (for FOL members only) Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open to public on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The La Cañada Flintridge Library is located at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge.

Sunland-Tujunga Open Studios invites the public to visit the art studios and creative venues of this eclectic foothill community on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 40 local artists will exhibit their work at 17 unique locations.
The self-guided tour offers visitors a rare glimpse into the creative process unique to each artist, and tour-goers may visit with as many artists as they like, in any order. This relaxed format allows resident artists to interact with art-lovers and share their work on a more intimate level than in a gallery, while giving the public a direct way to experience and support the local art scene.
Artist demonstrations, live music and spoken word performances will be featured at various venues throughout the weekend. A complete schedule will be available in the online event guide one week before the event, as well as in the printed event program, available at all tour locations the day of the event.
For more information, on this free, self-guided tour of artist studios, visit or call Marsha Perloff at (213) 422-0090 or email

The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room).
Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.
For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit
Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

On Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes the mother/daughter team of Gabrielle and Sonya Gropman to share “The German-Jewish Cookbook: Recipes and History of a Cuisine,” which includes over 100 recipes and is the first book on the subject in 100 years. There will be a signing and tasting.
This cookbook features recipes for German-Jewish cuisine as it existed in Germany prior to World War II and as refugees later adapted it in the United States and elsewhere. Because these dishes differ from more familiar Jewish food, they will be a discovery for many people. With a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, this indispensable collection of recipes includes numerous soups, both chilled and hot; vegetable dishes; meats, poultry, and fish; fruit desserts; cakes; and the German version of challah, Berches. These elegant and mostly easy-to-make recipes range from light summery fare to hearty winter foods.
Then on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents veteran storytellers “Uncle” Ruthie Buell, True Thomas and Gillian Cameron in a concert of stories and songs for Halloween at the store. Each of these performers brings their own unique store of tales and songs to a performance that is suitable for all ages.
Singer, songwriter, educator, and poet Uncle Ruthie Buell is a Los Angeles icon, having hosted her children’s radio program “Halfway Down the Stairs with Uncle Ruthie” on KPFK for 57 years.
True Thomas the Storyteller, another Southern California fixture, has shared his stories and wealth of folklore, as well as his knowledge of the art of storytelling for decades and has performed and trained at schools, libraries, festivals, and conventions throughout the Southland.
Gillian Cameron is an educator, writer, cartoonist, filmmaker and storyteller who has been sharing folktales and ballads in Southern California and elsewhere for three decades. She is also the artist and writer of the weekly webcomic Calogrenant that can be seen at
All are invited to an evening of expert storytelling at Flintridge Bookstore.
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.

Pasadena Heritage will present its 26th Annual Craftsman Weekend on Oct. 26-29. Craftsman Weekend is the largest and most comprehensive salute to the American Arts & Crafts Movement in the Western United States. The weekend’s offerings will include tours of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus and walking tours, an Exposition Show & Sale with over 40 exhibitors featuring antique and contemporary furnishings and decorative arts, a silent auction, presentations, and exclusive evening receptions at historic sites.
For tickets and information, visit or contact us at Pasadena Heritage, 651 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena or telephone (626) 441-6333.

A community support group for persons with fibromyalgia and/or arthritis meets monthly at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues.
The support group is led by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT and Katie Phillips-Rector, MS, MFT intern.
The support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Library. There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome. Please email Phillips-Rector ( or Whiting ( with questions.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd.

Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will once again begin a series of music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This ongoing series is for musicians and non-musicians alike and explores the histories of composers and their music.
This series of classes covers the topic “A New Appreciation of Music: Surprises from the Internet (Beginning in 1900: Rachmaninov and the post-romantics).”
The classes are held each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 28. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural hall, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. The cost for the 10-week series is $90.
For more information, call Dianne at (818) 445-2390.

The Verdugo Hills High School reunion committee is busy planning this year’s event. There are three days of fun, friendship, delicious food, entertainment and a few surprises.
Join us and renew old friendships.
VHHS graduates from the classes of 1950-1960 are included.
For further information, contact Mary at

The Club will hold its first joint effort with Crescenta Valley Indivisible and the Glendale Democratic Club by hosting a talk featuring State Senator Anthony Portantino on Oct. 15 that will address the efforts of California lawmakers to resist Trump Administration legislation and penalties that could affect the lives of every Californian.
The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club serves the Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga.
The meeting is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more information, the Club’s website is

The kickoff of Salon de Musiques new season is Oct. 15 and features the music of L. Beethoven: “String Quartet n.4 in C Major Op 18,” L. Spohr: “Duo for Violin & Viola in E minor Op 13” and F. Schubert: “String Quartet n.14 in D minor D 810,” “Death & the Maiden.” The concert will be performed by Serena McKinney and Ambroise Aubrun, violins, Ben Ullery, viola, Yoshika Masuda, cello.
An informal Q&A with the artists will follow the performance and a gourmet high tea buffet provided by Patina with French champagne will be served.
Tickets are $45 for students, and $85 general admission that includes high tea 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 Lanterman House will present a two-part program by historical musicologist Dr. Matthew Thomas. On Oct. 21, the Lanterman House will feature a talk and musical demonstration in collaboration with La Cañada Congregational Church organist Joseph Klice. The event will take place in the Lanterman Ballroom. On Oct. 22, the Lanterman House will present a screening of “Wings” in the La Cañada Congregational Church, accompanied by the musical ideas of Klice. Both the events will take place at 2 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Thomas is a specialist in 20th century sheet American music who has lectured widely on the history of classical music, rock, jazz and film history. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at California State University, Fullerton. As a classical singer, he is the tenor soloist at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
The lecture portion of the event will focus on the history of the silent film “Wings,” as well as include musical accompaniments from the film. Dr. Thomas will discuss the legacy of silent film organists at the Congregational Church, including Mr. Lanterman.
The film screening will include musical ideas first used by organist Gaylord Carter when he accompanied the film in Los Angeles movie houses, and later recorded. Gaylord Carter was a former organist at LCCC.
For more information about the event please visit
Both the events are free to attend with a suggested donation of $10 per event.
The Lanterman House is located at 4420 Encinas Drive in La Cañada Flintridge and the church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge.

The Adams Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting the art installation “Migrant” by Luke Elton Smith through Nov. 17.
Luke Elton Smith is an installation artist and architect residing in Los Angeles. His work focuses on the creation of spatial effects that create multiple readings on various scales. He studied Architecture at Princeton University and is a registered Architect in the state of California.
“Migrant” consists of approximately 3,700 scale human figures, suspended in a cloud-like grid. The piece was originally conceived in early 2016 as a response to the European Migrant Crisis, and is a visual representation of those who died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea during 2015. The media’s portrayal of these individuals is typically presented as quantities or numbers, to understand the amount of lives lost. This installation seeks to create a volumetric representation of how many lives are approximated to have been lost in the pursuit of a better life. The installation increases in relevance in 2017 as more countries around the world engage in their own migrant-related issues. Viewers are also encouraged to visit the installation in the evening when it is lit and the scale figures glow.
Adams Square Mini Park is located at 1020 E. Palmer Ave. in Glendale.

Gentle/level one yoga classes continue on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s of Mountains Church.
This class will improve joint mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and balance and will include some restorative yoga poses to help the body heal its own aches and pains by engaging the parasympathetic system. Sessions will be 75 minutes. Instructor is experienced in many forms of yoga. Please bring mat.
Cost is $15 cash.
Questions? Contact or call (818) 298-4589.
St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd., at the corner of Rosemont, in La Crescenta.

Foothills Community Toastmasters Club meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday night at 10700 Hillrose Circle in Sunland. Guests are always welcome at no charge.
Toastmasters International is a 91-plus-year-old worldwide organization of small neighborhood, company, community or organization sponsored clubs where people practice and get training in public speaking and leadership skills.
Foothills Community Toastmasters Club is the only official chapter in the Foothills area stretching from La Cañada Flintridge to Sylmar.
Anyone interested in visiting or learning more about the club should contact or visit

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, 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

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.
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 Lisa O. Mayo, (626) 484-0554.

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.