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Grief Dialogues and Flintridge Bookstore present the book “Grief Dialogues: Stories of Love and Loss” today, Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

Southern California contributors, including Diana Burbano, Elizabeth Coplan, Sharon Ehlers, Rachel Gebler Greenberg, Toti O’Brien, Vanessa Poster and Mary Langer Thompson, will be on-site.

Through the power of storytelling, “Grief Dialogues: Stories of Love and Loss” begins to break down the stress surrounding grief and the feeling that people are alone in their grief.

Then on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Richard C. Morais, the bestselling author of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” who will present his new book “The Man With No Borders.” This is a moving story of forgiveness and redemption in which a dying man comes to terms with his mortality and long-buried family secrets.

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.



All are invited to meet Dr. Vivian Ekchian, GUSD’s new superintendent, and hear her expectations for our students and schools. The lunch and meeting will be held today, Thursday, Oct. 24 with the meeting at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:45 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado in Glendale.

Admission is $25 payable at the door.




The mysteries of cryptocurrency will be unraveled by speaker Luis Amaya at the Friday, Oct. 25 lunch meeting of the Glendale Kiwanis.

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.




Sponsored by the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council, all are invited to Bolton Hall Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of spooky stories, tales and poems plus games, raffles and contests just in time for Halloween. Come in costume, or not and plan to have fun. Spooky stories and poems are based on local community locations and happenings and will be recited by spooky Bolton Hall Museum volunteers and members of the Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga.

Those who dress up can be part of the Promenade of the Costumes and the costume contest. Awards will be given in many categories, including cutest, scariest, best couple and more.

Bring a pre-decorated pumpkin ready for display. Pumpkins can be real or artificial, carved, painted, and/or embellished. Guests will vote on the best.

There will also be a raffle for one-of-a-kind handcrafted holiday items. Scary (non-alcoholic) libations will be made by mixologist Craig Durst.

Light refreshments will be served. Additional treats, libations, raffles and games are available for purchase.

This program is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Parking is available a few doors uphill at the Elks Lodge.

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

Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.




The Pasadena Branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena. Past presidents will be among the speakers and there will be a birthday cake. Members will also observe 85 years of wearing hats. 

Lunch will be $25 per person; for reservations call Suzanne Burger at (626) 808-7556, or message




USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital is hosting a community health and wellbeing fair for the entire family on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and flu shots.

Free health checkups and screenings for adults and children, including cholesterol, glucose, vision, stroke, body mass index and balance. Meet local physicians.

Kids will love the fire truck, face painting, pumpkin carving and more. Costumes encouraged.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. in Glendale 91208.

The event will be held at the lower west parking lot.

Parking for the event will be at the lower east lot.




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 on 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.

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,




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.

Visit for more information.

Forest Lawn Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles




The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga, in collaboration with the California State Poetry Society, will present the honorary membership in CSPS to Suzanne Lummis, poet extraordinaire. Lummis will also give a reading of her work. The reading and celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Bolton Hall Museum. Maja Trochimczyk, CSPS acting president, will make the presentation.

After the featured reading, there will be time for open mic readers and refreshments will be served.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga




On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Coffee Gallery in Altadena presents a public reading featuring four Finishing Line Press area poets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and copies of the featured readers’ books will be available.

The Coffee Gallery is located at 2029 N. Lake Ave.




The La Crescenta Library is hosting neo-classical musician Jeffrey Dean on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free to attend.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.




On Halloween night, all are invited to a free, kid-friendly fun and slightly spooky haunted house maze on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills. Every family gets a free professional photo booth photo and candy is distributed as one explores a graveyard, the spider room, the witch’s room and more! 

No charge. The haunted house entrance is at the back of the building of 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard.




Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly JCK Charity Knit & Crochet on Saturday, Nov. 2 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

Jewel City Knitters will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 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




The YWCA Glendale invites women from across Los Angeles County to its 3rd annual EmpowHER female leadership event. It will feature Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, a nonpartisan, national nonprofit organization that helps women define their path to civic leadership.

YWCA Glendale’s EmpowHER will be held at Glendale Central Library Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a hot brunch buffet, complimentary on-site childcare and the opportunity to network with other women from different sectors. In addition to $20 student tickets, advance tickets are available at the discounted rate of $45 at

Glendale Central Library, 222 Harvard St., Glendale




On Nov. 7, the YMCA of the Foothills is having its 29th Annual Prayer Breakfast benefitting the Y’s Chaplain Services Program. Peggy Grande, author of “The President will See You Now” and executive assistant to President Ronald Reagan, will be the keynote speaker. 

The event is hosted at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. The program begins at 7 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30; visit Tickets will be available at the door for $35.

Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta




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.



GLENDALE BRANCH AAUW MEETING                                                                     

The Glendale Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Saturday, Nov. 9 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, contact Susie Robinson at by Nov. 6.  Guests are welcome.

Alain Touwaide, current scientific director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions in Washington, D.C., will discuss medicine and plants of antiquity and how people in classic cultures healed themselves with plant products.

For information about membership, activities, and meetings, visit

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale 91208




A program dealing with Mind Mapping for cancer patients will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The program is free of charge.

   Joana Brecker and Janet Solie will introduce the use of mind mapping, a problem-solving tool used for many years by writers, scientists, educators and psychologists. Each participant will take away a personalized “mind map” to help in managing the chaos of cancer and everyday obstacles.

For reservations, call (626) 796-1083 or visit

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, 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 help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run – Los Angeles, contact Greg Forni at or call (818) 287-7120 or register at




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




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.