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The Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting on Friday, Nov. 6 will feature award winning watercolor artist Chris Van Winkle. Van Winkle is no stranger to southern California as he is known for his plein air style paintings featuring California landscapes, amazing compositions and beautiful transparent washes. Watercolor Magazine selected Van Winkle as one of the “top 20” art instructors, and he’s taught art for over 21 years at Citrus College in Glendora. His education includes the Art Center College of Design and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room  and is open to the public for a $5 donation.

Van Winkle will demonstrate a loose approach to scene painting and will show his travel sketchbooks from around the world and how he reconstructs scenes from places he once visited. His demonstration will include wet-glazes, lifts, negative painting, flat wash and overlays. For further information, contact (818) 293-0901.

CitiBank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Bruce Hale’s “North and Central Vietnam” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening Nov. 10 at the CitiBank Building in Montrose. A Sierra Club activist, Hale chose Vietnam as his travel destination where Americans are beginning to discover the stunning scenery and terraced rice fields of the north to the limestone islands of Halong Bay to China Beach on the Central Coast. He found the people there to be friendly and outgoing. The program begins following news of outings and conservation. This program is free and the community is welcome. Contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.

CitiBank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose

Glendale Quilt Guild is holding its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The featured speaker is Lisa Coulombe who will be speaking about wearable art and present a trunk show of her creations. This meeting is on a Tuesday rather than the Guild’s regular Wednesday day due to the library being closed on Nov. 11. Meetings are free to members. Fee for non-members is $5. For more information visit

The Guild is also hosting a workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 featuring Lisa Coulombe’s “Curvy Bias Jacket or Curvy Bias Tote.” Both events are being held at the Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard, Glendale.

First Baptist Church La Crescenta is hosting a free collection/recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the church. Accepted electronic devices include TVs, phones, tape players, photo copy machines, household batteries, computers, monitors, printers, cords and other computer hardware. These will be safely and legally recycled by E-waste Center, Inc.

The goal is to divert 10,000 lbs. from the landfills. The proceeds will go to the church library that is open to the community Sunday – Thursday. Questions can be directed to the church office at (818) 249-5832 or call Nancy Jacobson at (818) 249-1603.

The church is located at 4441 La Crescenta Ave.

Little Landers Historical Society presents “Down & Dirty – Pioneer Women’s Fashion” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Bolton Hall Museum. Jeanine Gilvaher, costume designer and historian, will take us back to the covered wagon days to show why Annie Oakly and Laura Ingalls Wilder dressed the way they did. The pioneer women faced many problems coming west across the prairies and the mountains and not the least was protecting  themselves against the sun, wind, dust, and grime.  All are invited for the program and refreshments. This is a free event.

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

Free computer tutoring for seniors — The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is offering free computer tutoring. To learn more about the Internet world and navigating through Microsoft, call Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123 ext. 225.

Golf Classes for Juniors — Saturdays at 9 a.m. Verdugo Hills Golf Course is offering one-hour golf classes for ages 5 to 15 every Saturday. The cost is $10 per session and class size is limited (reservations required). All aspects of golf are covered: putting, chipping on course instruction, irons and woods and the rules of golf. For information, call (818) 352-3161.