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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

Gather, Inspire and Act and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “Cast The First Stone” on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. It documents the production of the Passion Play within the walls of Angola Prison. The audience will come to know the inmates of Angola and the Louisiana Correctional Institution For Women who put themselves into the parts of the story of Jesus’ last days. Witness the persistent hope of the director, Gary Tyler (who will be present at the screening), who was the youngest American to be given the death sentence (for a crime he did not commit.)
Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.
Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

The Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra, formerly the Caltech-Occidental Concert Band, directed by Dr. Glenn D. Price, will present the John Williams 85th Birthday Tribute Concert. This event will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech. Featured soloist is Hye Sung Choe, and music will include “Liberty Fanfare” and the themes from “Schindler’s List” and “Star Wars,” among others.
Dr. Hye Sung Choe is both an artist of the highest caliber and flute coach at Caltech. Winner of the 2007 National Flute Association’s Young Artist’s Competition, as well as numerous other international awards and competitions, she is also the first and only recipient of the Artist’s Certificate in the woodwind department in the history of the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her doctoral degree. An active orchestral musician, she has held leading positions in numerous orchestras across the U.S., as well as appearing in South Korea and Eastern Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.

Restore & Renew, restorative yoga and sound healing, is on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Spiritual Heart Yoga Center. The cost is $30.
Sign up online at or call (818) 249-4520.
No experience necessary.
Spiritual Heart Yoga Center, 2509 Honolulu Ave, Montrose

An Evening of Wine & Roses, hosted by the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn., is on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. LCF Mayor Michael Davitt will be the emcee for this fun and elegant evening. The cost of $85 (about 60% tax deductible) includes appetizers, no-host bar, salad, sea bass and chicken duet entree, wine and dessert. Music will, again, be provided by Ernie Hernandez, Jr., and valet parking is complimentary.
La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 N. Godbey Drive in La Cañada Flintridge.

All are invited to join Glen Park at Glendale for a Veteran’s Day
presentation on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast, networking and plenty of inspiration!
Keynote speaker, Ray J. Lewis, is a developmentalist who counsels individuals mentally, physically, and spiritually. He is also a lifestyle & fitness consultant who has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, AT&T and the NFL. In addition, Lewis holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology and attributes his success to “a constant standard of excellence and a lifestyle committed to integrity.”
RSVP no later than Wednesday, Nov. 8 to or phone (818) 242-9000.
Glen Park Healthy Living, 1220 Mariposa St., Glendale

Local writers Petrea Burchard, G.B. Pool and Bonnie Schroeder will discuss their books, their writing process, and how their varied backgrounds led them to the writing profession on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the newly remodeled Downtown Glendale Central Library.
Burchard is an actress and voice-over artist as well as a writer, and her acting experiences are reflected in both her adventure fiction “Camelot and Vine” and in her humorous non-fiction book “Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood with Headshot in Hand.”
Pool is a former newspaper reporter and private investigator as well as the author of the Johnny Casino and Gin Caulfield mystery series, several stand-alone mysteries, and a series of Christmas-themed books. A member of Sisters in Crime, she has also taught workshops on the craft of writing.
Bonnie Schroeder’s debut novel, “Mending Dreams,” was followed this year by her second novel, “Write My Name on the Sky,” which is based in part on her experiences in the 1960s’ art world in Los Angeles.
Although the authors write in different genres and took different routes to publication, all three are dedicated to the craft and have some interesting stories to share about the writing life. The trio will also read brief passages from their work and field questions from the audience. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.
The panel will be held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale. Free parking is available across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with validation at the Library service desk on the main floor.

The Montrose/Verdugo City/Sparr Heights Neighborhood Association is holding its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Sparr Heights Community Center. We will provide updates on neighborhood issues, hold board elections, and solicit input from members. Light refreshments will be served.
Sparr Heights Community Center located at 1613 Glencoe Way.

American Legion Post 288 invites all veterans in the Crescenta Valley to a free breakfast on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The breakfast will be held in Memorial Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave. from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join fellow veterans in the Crescenta Valley as we celebrate our military service.
No RSVP required; just show up.

The annual Prom Plus Holiday Boutique is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crescenta Valley Park note new location. More than 30 vendors will be on-site selling a variety of items perfect for holiday gift-giving. There will also be a bake sale and raffle items.
Support this 20-plus year organization: Prom Plus!
CV Park is located at 3901 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting an Authors’ Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10 a.m. Featured authors are Denise Hamilton, Naomi Hirahara and Patricia Smiley.
Tickets are $40 for speakers, lunch, author book signing, prizes and auction.
Checks can be made payable to LCWC and mailed to Carol Huntwork, 1964 El Arbolita Dr., Glendale 91208.
Questions? Contact Carol Huntwork at (818) 249-4407 or Carol Stein at (818) 636-8854.
Held at LCWC Clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

The next presentation of Salon de Musiques is on Nov. 12 and is titled ”Tender Romances.” It features the music of three German romantic composers, Robert Schumann, Xaver and Philipp Scharwenka. The concert will be performed by
Ambroise Aubrun and Chiai Tajima, violins, Tanner Menees, viola, Timothy Landauer, cello, and Francois Chouchan, piano.
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 dinner 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.

John and Helen Falcone from Falcone Vineyards are coming to Town Kitchen & Grill on Nov. 14 for an evening of tasting and celebration. Chef David has pulled out all of the stops in creating a fall-oriented wine-pairing menu for the evening. John and Helen are Napa veterans who moved to Santa Ynez years ago and Falcone’s vineyards are in the Paso region.
In light of current events, Town will be auctioning off some wines from its private cellars with 100% of the auction proceeds to go to the Napa Valley Community Foundation, a local organization with a great reputation in the Napa and Sonoma region.
The dinner is $100 per person, and does not including tax and tip. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will also be donated to the Napa Community Foundation.
The dinner starts at 6:30.
Town Kitchen & Grill, 2276 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will present Terri Hill’s, “Iceland and Greenland Adventure” on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.
Hill is an amateur photographer and geology enthusiast. She has to travelled all over the world for work as a data security analyst for a small software company in Simi Valley.
Iceland is a geologist’s dream. It sits atop a hot spot (like Yellowstone) and straddles the Mid-Atlantic Rift. Greenland is beautiful, sparsely populated and rugged.
The program follows news of outings and conservation. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For further information, call Wayne Fisher, program chair, at (818) 353-4181.
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

The story of the Pilgrims has become obscured by myth, entwined with Thanksgiving Day feasts, football games and parades. Who were the men and women of the band of English Protestants whom we call “the Pilgrims”? How shall we remember them?
“The Pilgrims” chronicles the origins and critical first decade of the first permanent English colony in New England. It will be screened on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Verdugo Hills, 4451 Dunmore Ave., La Crescenta. All are welcome.

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.

On Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates Small Business Saturday with a day full of guest authors, artists, live music and activities for all ages. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event started by American Express in 2010, dedicated to showing support for indie businesses and recognizing their contributions to their communities.
Come and join the fun! Throughout the day, we have tables for coloring (all ages), game demos, and other activities. And there will be lots of giveaways, including bags full of books, tote bags and T-shirts.
Finally, visitors can contribute to a book drive benefitting Literally Healing of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year the program gifted over 42,000 new books to patients and their siblings. Flintridge Bookstore’s drive for Literally Healing lasts through the end of the year.
For specifics about the day’s schedule and more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway.

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 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.

The Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers, directed by Nancy Sulahian, present its Fall Concert on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Ramo Auditorium.
Music will include “Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound,” George Frideric Handel,
“There Shall a Star from Jacob,” Felix Mendelssohn and “For the Splendor of Creation (Jupiter),” Gustav Holst.
William Schmidt, accompanist.
Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.

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.

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.