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Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., Robert Chu, Ph.D., will discuss how complementary and natural therapies such as acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical treatments to help reduce the side effects of cancer.

The Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena. (626) 796-1083



The Burbank African Violet Society’s next monthly meeting will be today, Thursday morning, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at The Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 No. Avon St. in Burbank.

The program will be presented by guest speaker Jeff Rosenbach and the title is “The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging.” Questions and answers will follow.

There is a learning lab, silent auction and raffle tables. Refreshments are served and friendships are made. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings. For more information please call (661) 940-3990 or visit the website:



USC-VHH Women’s Council will host a live wine tasting to raise funds for the interventional radiology/cardiac catheterization lab under construction at the hospital. The event is on Friday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person.

The wine tasting takes place at on the USC-VHH patio at 1812 Verdugo Blvd.

To RSVP contact Barbara Jordan at or call (818) 952-2226.



Crafters of Sunland-Tujunga are hosting a craft fair and boutique on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Foothills. There will be food, craft vendors and fun! Facemasks required.

Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada



The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will present a very special Nov. 21 Zoom meeting. “From Trauma to Home: Afghan Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.” includes guest speakers from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), International Orphan Care/Afghan Refugee Relief and Home for Refugees (HFR). 

Club members have started a refugee action team to work with resettlement agencies to support incoming refugees. Sunday’s meeting speakers will address how refugee resettlement works and the progress made to date.

Login info for the Sunday, Nov. 21 meeting, which is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., can be found on the Club’s website

Club members will also vote on an officer slate for 2022: Susan Mastrodemos, president; Suzanne Goldberg, acting vice president; Robert “Bud” Slotky, controller; Carolyn Young, secretary; and Heidi Aspaturian, board secretary.

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 website is



A talk entitled “Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer” will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Monday, Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The presentation is free of charge.

Dr. Argelia Jossie Sandoval, assistant professor at City of Hope, will speak about types of lung cancer, treatments, side effects and emotional concerns.

Location is the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. California Blvd., Suite 215, in Pasadena. (626) 796-1083



On Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (weather-permitting), Flintridge Bookstore hosts special events for Small Business Saturday including author meet and greets and book signings, poetry readings, guest artists and more. To keep everyone as safe as possible during COVID times, most of Flintridge Bookstore’s activities are outside this year, but the doors are also open for in-store shopping. Masks are required inside.

A full calendar is planned; learn more at

Flintridge Bookstore is located at 858 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Beulah Drive.        




The community is invited to kick off their Christmas celebrations with a special holiday performance at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Monday@JoJos, a local all-women’s ensemble, will perform their own pop, jazzy, swingin’ take on holiday classics.

The holiday performance was canceled last year because of COVID.

In the spirit of the holiday season, admission is free; however, it is requested that guests bring some canned goods or a grocery gift card to be distributed at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church and the Bailey Human Care Center in Tujunga.

This event will be held safely outdoors in the courtyard and there is ample parking in the Church parking lot.

Monday@JoJos is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.



Bolton Hall Museum welcomes the Randy Van Horne Singers again this year for its 2021 annual holiday party. The program, led by Sunland-Tujunga’s own songstress and mistress of ceremonies Franny McCartney, entertains with a new and unique selection of holiday songs. Visitors are invited to participate in a Christmas carol sing-along and drawings for great prizes.

The festivities take place at Bolton Hall Museum on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga

Note: Per LA City requirements, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required for entry to Bolton Hall Museum.



In December the La Crescenta Woman’s Club will have a Santa drive-through event. “Be With Santa” gives the children in our community the chance to enjoy a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

“Be With Santa” takes place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. This is a free event!

Additionally, members of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club will hand-deliver festive poinsettia plants to local “special someones” in time for the holidays! Gift recipients will enjoy this special delivery of a 6” potted poinsettia plant bursting with color at a cost of only $30 to the gift-giver, which includes delivery.

Deliveries will take place Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4.

Flyers with more information can be found at Visit the website:



“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.