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The local chapter of the Salvation Army is hosting a kettle kick-off dinner tonight, Nov. 17, at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection. Titled “Love Beyond,” the evening begins at 6 p.m. and will feature dinner, the comedy of emcee Fritz Coleman and music provided by the Salvation Army Brass Band.

Sponsorships available!

Ticket information is available at or by calling Marlin Gálvez at (818) 246-5586 Ext: 1204.



The next meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society is on Thursday morning, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St. in Burbank.

The program “How to Grow Streps” will be presented by club member Hanna Olson. Streptocarpus is a cousin of the African violet. It is more commonly known as Cape Primrose, which stems from its origin, the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Plants grow to 15 inches high. They can bloom any time of the year, producing two-to-five inch, trumpet -shape blossoms in colors of white, pink, rose, blue and purple. Many of the varieties have fringed edges and throats with different colors. The foliage resembles that of the primrose, which is narrow, usually medium green and hairy with a quilted texture.

There are raffle and silent auction tables at the meeting. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend. 

For more information, call (661) 940-3990 or reference the website:



On Friday, Nov. 18, the Kiwanis Club of the Verdugos is hosting a bingo game at Verdugo Hills Memorial Hall. Admission is $20 and includes 10 games.

Advanced tickets sale is required. Seating is limited. For tickets, call (213) 984-4611.

Food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m.; first game is at 6 p.m.

Verdugo Hills Memorial Hall is located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave.



“Popular Vote,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of Marisa J. Futernick, continues at the Glendale Community College Art Gallery through Nov. 18.  

Futernick’s work explores the promise of the American Dream and calls attention to the inherent flexibility and fickleness of contemporary political discourse.

All events are free and open to the public.  

The Art Gallery will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and is located on the third floor of the Library Building, 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale. 



The Kiwanis Club of Glendale presents a program introducing the new fire chief Tim Ernst on Friday, Nov. 18. 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 St. in Glendale.



The Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness announces the grand re-opening of the American Legion Post 127 on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The community is invited to visit the renovated facilities and check out the unveiling of the Post’s first-ever Veteran’s Counseling Room. 

Rotary Club of Mental Health & Wellness District 5280 is a newly chartered cause-based club whose club’s mission is to inspire hope, acceptance and kindness for mental health and wellness in ourselves, our communities and across the globe through service, education and resources.

American Legion Post 127 is located at 714 W. Wilson Ave. in Glendale. Parking is available off of Wilson Avenue. The entrance is through the back alley off of Concord Street.



The Caltech Glee & Chamber Singers, directed by Nancy Sulahian, presents its fall concerts. There will be two concerts: Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., both in Ramo Auditorium featuring the same program of music by Palestrina, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Dawson and Kirchner.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. Social distancing and masks are recommended but not required. For more information visit or call (626) 395-3295.



The science and culture of bread in LA will be celebrated at the Natural History Museum’s Kneaded Bread Fest on Nov. 19. Meet the bakers featured in Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories as they host pop-up tables selling and sharing the cultural breads they make in the city. There will be performances and presentations, a pop-up bread-themed exhibit, bread-related Museum collections and the opportunity to participate in wheat-planting lessons, hands-on activities and more.

This is a digital-first multimedia series that highlights LA’s history of breadmaking and celebrates a selection of the diverse, trailblazing and resilient bakers and community builders who call the city home.

Participating bakeries include DK’s Donuts and Bakery, Diamond Bakery, Guatemalteca Bakery, Just What I Kneaded Bakery and more. Visit for more information and for ticket information.

 Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd. in Los Angeles.



JD “Santa” Speas is hosting Crescenta-Cañada Pets’ annual photos with pets on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crescenta­-Cañada Pets is located at 3502 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. For more information, call (818) 248-3963.



On Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (weather-permitting), Flintridge Bookstore hosts special events for Small Business Saturday including author meet and greets and book signings, storytimes, poetry & fiction readings, guest artists and more. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide celebration started in 2010 to recognize the contributions indie businesses make to the communities they serve. This year Flintridge Bookstore features 14 authors working in various genres and for readers of all ages. Two featured local artists offer beautiful handmade accessories. Come, join the fun, and show your support! Shop Small!

To see the complete line-up for Nov. 26, visit the website or go to

Flintridge Bookstore is at 858 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Beulah Drive. There is street parking on Foothill and Beulah and a parking lot with limited spots behind the store off of Beulah.



Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts announced the launch of its 2022/23 Gifts & Grants program. Each year Gifts & Grants distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations to support music and arts programs including underwriting community performances, academy and conservatory scholarships, music therapy and music education. During the 2021/22 program year, the organization distributed $500,000. To date, Pasadena Showcase has contributed more than $24 million to local nonprofit organizations.

The application period closes on Nov. 30; awardees will be advised in April 2023. For more information and application guidelines, visit



The Altadena Town and Country Club is exhibiting the work of Chinese brush painting artist Mayee Futterman through the end of December.

The one-woman show, titled “The Four Treasures – The Art of Mayee Futterman,” displays 46 vibrant floral, landscape and animal-creature paintings.

For more general information, visit To see show paintings visit:

Futterman, an Asian-American artist, recently won BMW’s international design competition for the limited edition M4 GT4 racing car called “Fluid Power.” Her work is collected internationally by individuals and institutions including the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health at the California Hospital Medical Center. She is an instructor at UCLA Extension, Huntington Beach Art Center and the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture.

The Altadena Town and Country Club is located at 2290 Country Club Drive in Altadena.



On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., Benita Bike’s DanceArt will present an educational dance performance at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, a STEM-based children’s museum, as part of the Cube’s Science of Dance Day. As part of the day’s programming, Benita Bike’s DanceArt will present two full-length dances followed by a Q&A session and a final short “try-out-the-moves” session with DanceArt’s professional dancers. Museum visitors will learn all about modern dance’s approach to movement. Two dances will be featured – “Benches,” which shows people in a park during the day, and “Plugged,” which explores relationships with machines in the world.

A limited number of free tickets to the museum are available to those who pre-register by emailing with their name and the number of guests in their party. This performance is supported, in part, by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept. General admission tickets can also be purchased at

Attendance to the Science of Dance’s programming and the dance performances will be included with general admission or a valid membership. Discovery Cube LA is located at 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.



Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena is presenting a free concert on Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Altadena Baptist Church, 791 E. Calaveras, Altadena.

On the program will be selections from “Anniversaries” by Leonard Bernstein played by Laura Dickey, piano; music from Korea played by Sesun Park, cellist and Geraldine Keeling, piano; a Haydn trio for violin, cello and piano played by Roberta Wilcox, Nancy Friedmann and Sharon Chan; and songs by Beethoven and Mel Torme sung by Bernice Brightbill accompanied by Louise Earhart, pianist.



On Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., the community is invited to hear and ask questions of Cathy Morfopoulos of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World at the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (entrance and free parking at the back of the building). Call (818) 957-1500 or email to reserve a seat.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation.   



Crescenta Valley High School will be accepting nominations for the CV Hall Of Fame. To nominate an athlete, email their name and resume to

Voting will take place Dec. 6.



The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is hosting a workshop to teach teens aged 14-15 the importance of driving safely and distraction-free. Hosted by the Impact Teen Drivers Organization.

With a focus on engaging teens and their influencers, this presentation gives attendees evidence-based educational materials that engage, educate, and empower individuals to make better choices behind the wheel – whether as a driver or passenger.

Register for this free workshop at or call the Main Office at (818) 790-4353 to join this workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

CCLCF is located at 4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada Flintridge



The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is hosting Movie Morning with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at their Clubhouse.

Featured movie is the TV movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Light refreshments available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction, craft time and story telling by Mrs. Claus. The highlight of the morning will be a visit by Santa Claus.

RSVP at (818) 427-3459.



Glendale Library Arts & Culture announced the Brand Associates’ opening of its 50th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper at the Brand Library & Art Center continuing through Dec. 30. The exhibition, also known as Brand 50, marks 50 years of featuring the best in local and national contemporary art with 89 artworks chosen from 1200-plus submissions selected by juror Shannon Currie Holmes, Exhibitions supervisor at Brand Library & Art Center.

Brand 50 brings together artists from diverse backgrounds, including artists making their first foray into a gallery, as well as seasoned professionals whose work is widely known. In conjunction with the Brand 50 juried exhibition, there will also be a gallery looking back on the history of these exhibits with artworks spanning the earliest years when ceramics were featured, to today’s focus on the paper medium. All exhibit artworks and a printed catalog will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the Brand Associates’ efforts to support a rich array of cultural, arts, and educational programming at the iconic Brand Library & Art Center.

Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale



The Glendale Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter volunteer organization, continues its annual membership drive. NCL is accepting applications from women with daughters currently in grades six through eight. The Glendale Chapter is comprised of nearly 300 members who reside in the Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Burbank and surrounding areas of Los Angeles. Applications for membership are only accepted during the annual membership drive, which is from Oct. 1 – Jan. 6 each year.

Interested mothers are encouraged to attend one of the prospective member meetings. To receive an invitation, please contact the chapter at For more information, prospective members are encouraged to visit the Glendale Chapter’s website at National Charity League, Inc. or by sending an email to



The Museum of Neon Art display of “Leticia Maldonado: The Storytellers” continues through Feb. 11. This is the first solo museum exhibition for the artist. Maldonado challenges the conventions of sculpture as well as the constraints of the medium of neon through her multimedia works. In this exhibition, life-size sculptural forms made out of neon, Plexiglass, found objects and vintage technology speak to narratives that bind memory, intimacy and history.

The museum is located at 216 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. It is closed Monday and Tuesday; open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.



“Team 74” is planning a 50th high school reunion in 2024. Friends and graduates of Verdugo Hills High School are invited to attend to trade stories of family, careers, adventures and anything else.

Currently Team 74 is in the planning phase of collecting names and numbers of classmates and putting together a database; emails from classmates can be received at Information should include a mailing address, cell number and graduate’s name at graduation (if different than now).

A list of frequently asked questions will be provided to keep everyone updated as the reunion plans move forward. Those who belong to various VHHS groups will see redundant information to ensure all classmates are notified and have an opportunity to attend.

At this time the FB VHHS groups will be the reunion information outlet until a more focused site is created.