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On Oct. 19 Senator Anthony Portantino will host a mosquito forum in collaboration with the Greater LA County Vector Control District, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District and the Pasadena Health Dept. at Pasadena City College’s Community Education Center.

The new, day-biting Aedes mosquito has been invading foothill communities, making it nearly impossible to be outside without being bitten.  These mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases like Zika Virus, Yellow Fever and Dengue and can breed in a teaspoon of water. This event teaches residents how to effectively fight against the persistently invasive Aedes mosquito and will include Mosquito 101, disease risks, and effective repellants.

The forum will be held at the Jack Scott Room, PCC Community Education Center, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to



You are invited to attend our next meeting, which is a “Baby Shower” including games and prizes!!!  We are seeking a collection of Diapers (any size) and baby food. We will have a speakers from YMCA Domestic Violence Program. All Community donations are welcomed as well as community visits to this special meeting.  The “Baby Shower”  event will be on Oct. 21 at 7 pm. La Crescenta Woman’s Club is located at 4004 La Crescenta Avenue. For information on upcoming events visit  For more information email




If your young ones need a little more silly in their lives, join us for Dinosaur Yoga Storytime with Matthew Rivera during our Thursday morning story time on October 24th at 11 a.m.

Looking for scary? We have the perfect event for kids ages 6 and up! Bring a flashlight and get ready to share YOUR scary stories! RSVP is required because everyone also gets to enjoy s’mores after their scares. OUAT, 2207 Honolulu Avenue. (818) 248-9668




Meet Dr. Vivian Ekchian, GUSD’s new superintendent, and hear her expectations for our students and schools at a lunch & meeting at the Elks Lodge, 120 East Colorado, Glendale on Thursday, October 24. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon begins 11:45 a.m. Remember to bring your Opportunity Prize, and a friend. To reserve, send a check for $25 payable to: Women’s Civic League, P.O. Box 9131, Glendale, California 91226 by Oct. 18. To make reservations after that please call Joylene at (818)-321-8095 by Oct. 21 (messages can be left).

$25 will be payable at the door. Hope to see you there!



GLENDALE BRANCH AAUW MEETING                                                                     

The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, November 9 at 9 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale, CA 91208.  Cost for breakfast is $28 and may be paid at the door by cash or check payable to AAUW Glendale.  For reservations, please contact Susie Robinson at by Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Guests are welcome.

On November 9th  Alain Touwaide , current Scientific Director, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, Washington DC.,  will discuss Medicine and Plants of Antiquity: how people in classic cultures healed themselves with plant products. Dr. Touwaide has taught at universities in Spain, Italy, France and Belgium.

For information about membership, activities, and meetings, please go to




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 Friday, Oct. 18, artist Laura Brody will be conducting a textile workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To join this class, 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).




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.




Musician, social justice activist, and entertainer Andre Henry, will speak at the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club on Sunday, October 20, from 3p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

Mr. Henry defines himself as a student of nonviolent struggle and social change, including studying leadership in nonviolent movements through the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

State Senator Anthony Portantino (SD25) will also speak at the meeting, giving a wrap-up and successes of the past California legislative session.

Nominations for 2020 Club offices will also be presented. For more information, the Club’s new website is




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.




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




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.