A tennis fundraiser to raise funds for Armenia is being held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. One-hour tennis sessions will be divided into appropriate age groups and levels; COVID-19 precautions will be observed – please wear a mask. The cost is $100 per person with all proceeds dedicated to Armenia Fund. Venmo and cash payments only: @Alexa-Gregorian. Up to $5,000 will be matched.
Armenia Fund helps the people of Armenia and Karabakh through humanitarian and infrastructure development.
Reservations are mandatory; reserve with Alexa Gregorian at

Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association will hold its annual shredding day on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Grandview Presbyterian Church, 1130 Ruberta Ave., between Glenoaks and Fifth Street. It is open to all Glendale residents.
A special camera attached to the shredding truck allows participants to view their confidential papers and documents being shredded.
NWGHA members get three boxes free and then it’s $7 per box thereafter. For non-members, it is $7. Northwest residents who join that day will receive the membership discount.
COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect. Put all boxes and bags in the car trunks and staff can unload. Everyone needs to wear masks, especially if leaving their cars, and space needs to be maintained for those watching the shredding process.

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will meet, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Karen Buehler will be presenting, “North Lake To South Lake Backpacking Trip.”
Sierra Club leader Buehler is one of the instructors for the beginning backpacking class. She will give a great presentation on her backpacking trip from North Lake to South Lake, 57 miles, eight days and seven nights. The trip goes from the east side of the Sierra Nevada down to the floor of the South Fork of the San Joaquin River. The trip continues up into Evolution Basin, renowned for rugged peaks, endless granite, dramatic vistas and refreshing lakes. From this point it crosses Muir Pass, descends into LeConte Canyon, climbs over Bishop Pass and ends with a descent of the stunning South Fork of Bishop Creek to South Lake.
Meeting ID phone number is (914) 765-1289, Passcode: 941630.
Zoom in and join on Nov. 10 for this free presentation.

The next presentation of the free USC Verdugo Hills Hospital lectures, in partnership with YMCA of the Foothills, is titled “Memory Loss” presented by Vahe Akopian, MD, on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This lecture series presents a variety of health-related topics to community members throughout the year. In compliance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, lectures are presented via Zoom teleconference.
Note: RSVP is required. Please provide an email address when RSVPing to receive the Zoom teleconference link. Use the online form or call (818) 952-2228 to register or visit

The Fire Family Foundation provides support and financial assistance to firefighters and their families in times of need.
The Fire Boot Classic, which is the Foundation’s upcoming fundraising event, will be held virtually on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 7 – 8 p.m. Special guest emcee Fritz Coleman will take viewers through an action-packed hour featuring a show by magician Tam Vo, a regular at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood; honorees Richard Frawley, deputy chief with the Milpitas Fire Dept. in Santa Clara County, and Marcus Linden, president and CEO of CSE Insurance in Walnut Creek; Firehouse Mule drink mixing tutorial from in-kind sponsors Jack Daniels and live and silent auctions.
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The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Mile Run, a local tradition and a community favorite for over two decades, will be held virtually this year. Participants will select a distance, sign up and pay the registration fee. They will pick up their bib, shirt, medal and swag on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will have Thursday, Nov. 26 to complete the distance.
After completing their race, they will log into their account on the registration system to input their time, and all participants will be able to print a certificate.
Times will be tracked for placement (age, gender, overall).
To learn more, including registration information, visit

On Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore celebrates Small Business Saturday with guest authors and artists and other activities for all ages. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event started in 2010, dedicated to showing support for indie businesses and recognizing their contributions to their communities. Flintridge Bookstore has participated for several years, but 2020 is the first year in the new space at 858 Foothill Blvd., which is just down the street from the former location.
Also new this year is an outdoor set-up, a change made to keep all guests safe during COVID-19 times. Featured guests have individual tables on the sidewalk wrapping around the store. Doors are open for in-store business, and masks and socially distancing are required. The event is scheduled weather and COVID permitting.
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