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The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated hosts Dr. Terry Paulsen at its meeting today, Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Oakmont Country Club. Social is at 11 a.m.; meeting with lunch and speaker is at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per person.

Paulsen is a PhD psychologist and an authority turning positive psychology research into practical insights.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive in Glendale 91208.




Big laughs and small bites will be found at the USC-VHH Women’s Council Comedy Night. Held at the fourth floor council rooms C and D tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the fundraiser will prove that laughter is indeed the best medicine.

Tickets are $35. RSVP to or call (8180 952-2226.

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




Speaker Lynn Matalon will talk about The Power of Influence at the Friday, Nov. 15 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.




Gather, Inspire and Act and the Montrose Peace Vigil present “The Biggest Little Farm” on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. The film is a documentary about a couple’s experience transforming a declining farm in Moorpark into a thriving, fertile home of biodiversity.

Free admission; refreshments will be served and there will be discussion after the film.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.




Learn how to understand and predict people’s emotions and feelings in a relationship, how people can get their own emotions under control and more at a free seminar on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills.

The speaker is Larry Monroe, who has been helping people and businesses improve their relationships for over 35 years.

Church of Scientology Mission of Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (enter at the back of the building). Free parking above Broadview Drive near
Ocean View Boulevard. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call (818) 957-1500. All welcome!




Each year the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) Southern California chapter hosts the Dutch American Heritage Day fundraising gala in Los Angeles to raise funds for worthy causes. The 26th gala takes place at the California Club in
Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 16. Cocktail reception is at
5:30 pm., 7 p.m. is the gala opening.

It promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable evening
with traditional Dutch appetizers, a delicious meal and the chance to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the Netherlands and the United States. A raffle of two KLM round-trip tickets from LAX to AMS, a week-stay in Aspen, Colorado, plus several other amazing raffle and silent auction items will be available as part of the fundraising efforts.

To purchase tickets visit

California Club, 538 S. Flower St., Los Angeles




The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills hosts its monthly Hootenanny in the Hills on Saturday, Nov. 16 with a collection of new-to-the-HUUT and veteran performers
singing songs and telling tales of homecoming, holiday dread, invasion of personal pumpkin space, and El Tryptophan, the mysterious La Crescenta Sleep deity. With Mitchell Schaffer, the all-woman barbershop quartet Wild Card, Fogelfoot, and guests TBA. Hosted by Marty Barrett.

Coffee, desserts. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. show. $10 donation.

Then, on Nov. 20, join community neighbors to watch
the Presidential debate beginning at 5:45 p.m. Pizza, salad
and dessert. BYOB. Suggested donation is $5. RSVP to

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills,
4451 Dunsmore, La Crescenta




The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Dr. Glenn D. Price, will present its Student Soloist Showcase concerts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 in Ramo Auditorium. The program will feature five Caltech students in virtuoso solo works with orchestra.

Wesley Yu will perform the Saint-Saëns “Havanaise” for
violin, and Sean Byrne will play the “Romanze” for viola and orchestra in the first half of the program. After the intermission there will be three featured piano soloists: Karlming Chen,
Forte Shinko and Youngjoon Choi who will each play a movement of the iconic, and much-loved Piano Concerto in G major by Maurice Ravel.

This event will showcase and celebrate the diversity and excellence of talent at Caltech, and will also feature the
multi-talented Caltech students who comprise the membership of the orchestra. 

Admission is free and no tickets are required. 

For more information, visit or call
(626) 395-3295.




Jessica Aldridge, sustainability manager with Athens Services, a local, family-owned waste collection and recycling company, will speak at the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Center for Spiritual Living.

Aldridge will update members to the latest in trash and recycling solutions: what materials are best to recycle, how to avoid contamination, is it green waste/is it trash? She’ll also report on the current state of California legislation regarding waste collection.

  Election for 2020 Club offices will also be held.

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club serves the Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga. The meetings are open to anyone and are free of charge. For more information, the Club’s new website is

Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta




The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will next meet on Monday, Nov. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse address. Members will be making holiday greetings cards for a local retirement home.

The Evening Section meets on the third Monday of month (September -May) at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

For more information, email

La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta




A program dealing with the assessment of hereditary cancer risk will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The program is free of charge.

Dr. Dorcas Chi, UCLA oncologist, will focus on the understanding of hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome, together with various hereditary GI syndromes.

Make reservations at (626) 796-1083.

A program on complimentary and natural therapies for cancer patients and survivors will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Thursdays from Nov. 21 through Dec. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The program is free of charge.

Dr. Robert Chu will show how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve overall health and vitality.

Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215




Glendale Noon Concerts is a free-admission concert series that takes place every first and third Wednesday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glendale City Church.

The next concert is on Nov. 20 and features the Aviara Trio performing Brahms’ Piano Trio No.2 in C Major, Op.87, and Piazzolla’s “Oblivion.”

For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.

Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel) in Glendale.




The Montrose African Violet Society is having its next club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Descanso Gardens (Birch Room). The guest speaker will be Leonard Re, president of the Southern California Council of African Violet Society. He will be presenting the program “Selecting and Preparing Your Plants for Show.”

Guests are always welcome to attend the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made.   

For more information, call (323) 236-0104 or visit

Descanso Gardens (Birch Room) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge




The November monthly meeting of the fibromyalgia/arthritis support group is on the third Wednesday (not the fourth Wednesday as usual), Nov. 20, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  The meeting is held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill  Blvd. in the library located next to the sanctuary off the main walkway of the campus. People are welcome who want personal and social support, and education in lifestyle management of these difficult medical issues.

The regular meetings for this group are usually the fourth Wednesday of every month. But due to the holidays the dates for the months of November and December are changed. The time and place will remain the same. The December meeting will be on Dec. 11.

There is no fee or sign-up for this program and all are welcome. Email Katie ( or Dianne ( with questions.




ACE/121 Gallery presents Voice of Nature, the annual exhibition featuring work by artists who live in the ACE/121 artist community. In Voice of Nature, the ACE/121 community proposes a themed group show with a vast scope, presenting artworks of diverse medium ranging from painting to poetry, music to collage and ceramics.

Responding to the prompt “What does nature have to say? What is your voice of nature?” residents of ACE/121 have created an exhibition that represents a chorus of voices under a single roof. The artists find nature in their every day: not only in the natural world, but also in the nature of humanity, the figure, small moments as well as those large forces which bind all together.

Opening reception is Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ACE/121Gallery 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).




The Caltech Glee Club and Chamber singers present “Thanksgiving: Celebration of Bounty, Beauty and Good Life.” Nancy Sulahian, accompanied by William Schmidt, will conduct music from the English Renaissance, Italian Baroque, and an array of American folks songs and a hint of winter holidays.

This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov.  24 at 3 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus. Admission and parking is free and no tickets are required. 

For more information, visit or call (626) 395-3295.




On Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m., a free concert will be performed by the Occidental College Choir.   

There will be an eclectic music mix including selections by Simon & Garfunkel , Rollo Dilworth, traditional Jewish, German and African spiritual music and more. 

Guest appearances by Oxy advanced choral singing groups Cadence and The Accidentals.

The concert is at Herrick Chapel on Oxy campus,1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock.




The Towne Singers present  “Joyful Tidings – The Season’s Best” 2019 holiday concert. This musical celebration includes a blend of beautiful, lively and traditional favorites. The 90-member choir, under the direction of Lance Merrill, accompanied by Ben Mason, and an orchestral ensemble will start the holiday season with The Grinch to stir up some trouble and Santa to welcome the children to the holiday sing-a-long. 

“Joyful Tidings” will be performed at First United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are pre-sale $20 and at the door $25; children from 3 to 10 years are $10 presale and $15 at the door.

First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado in Pasadena. For more information, visit, email or phone (818) 275-4117. 

The Towne Singers is an organization supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission.




All are invited to the Our Lady of Lourdes PTO Breakfast with Santa & Annual Craft Fair!

Fun for all ages. Make-and-take crafts for $5 and less. Digital photos with Santa.

Amazing door prizes all morning and 50/50 drawing.

Tickets are $7 for adults and include pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon or two breakfast burritos with orange juice, coffee or tea. Children tickets
are $4 and include pancakes & bacon with orange juice.

Opportunity drawing tickets for Nintendo Switch (with original receipt and gift card from Best Buy!); second prize is device charging station set up.

Drawing at approximately12:30 p.m., winner need not be present.

For more information, call Kathy Koch at (818) 425-0503 or email

OLL, 7355 Apperson St., Tujunga




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




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 Beyond Loss program in partnership with the Chaplain’s Dept. at Adventist Health Glendale will offer its annual Holiday Gathering of Remembrance, a place to remember those who have died this past year. 

It takes place on Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium at the hospital. A light buffet will be served at 5:30 p.m. and a program of music, stories and sharing of names will follow at 6 p.m. There will also be a Wall of Memory for loved ones to post photos of those they have lost.

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for those who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. The annual Holiday Gathering of Remembrance is free and open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. The gathering provides an atmosphere of physical and emotional safety, respect, acceptance and, understanding.

Reservations are required for the Holiday Gathering of Remembrance. To make a reservation or for more information about the hospital’s Beyond Loss weekly grief support groups, call (818) 409-8008.

Adventist Health Glendale, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Main Auditorium, Glendale




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 Ave.) 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.