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All are invited for Christmas music, member recognition, luncheon and installation of officers at the Dec. 12 meeting of the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated. The meeting is at the Oakmont Country Club; social and sign in is at 11 a.m.; holiday lunch and program begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $36 per person.

Charismatics from Crescenta Valley High School will be performing.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale 91208



The Kiwanis Club of Glendale hosts Wesley Walton at its next meeting on Friday, Dec. 13. Walton will grapple with the question, “Will there be a recession in 2020?”

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.




Little Landers announces the return of The Randy Van Horne Singers for the 10th year for the Bolton Hall Museum holiday program on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. The program features performances by Franny McCartney from Sunland-Tujunga and the Space Age Pop Music Sound of the Randy Van Horne Singers. Visitors will join in for carol singing and the famous Bolton Hall Museum holiday gift drawing.   

Refreshments are served after the program. 

On Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., all are invited to come empty handed and leave with a gift provided by Little Landers Historical Society. The Little Landers “Little Gifts & Yule Log Lighting” is in its fourth year and is a family friendly event that promises lots of fun. Gift giving and live entertainment follow a simulated lighting of a yule log in the historic Bolton Hall Museum fireplace. Refreshments are served.

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga




The American Association of University Women, Pasadena branch, will hold a holiday meeting on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland in Pasadena, starting at 9:45 a.m. There will be a holiday serenade by the STEAM Academy Glee Club. Lunch is $25; for reservations, call (626) 808-7556.




All are invited to celebrate the season with self-guided tours of the Doctors House, an authentically restored Queen Anne-Eastlake style home built around 1888, which will be decorated for the holidays in traditional Victorian style. Live holiday music provided by Scott Wilkinson, the conductor/producer of Merry Tuba Christmas, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gazebo with a bounty of refreshments throughout the night.

Rain may reduce some outdoor activities but not cancel the event.

In support of the Doctors House Museum, a $10 donation is appreciated.

Please note: Except for the Candlelight Tours, the Doctors House Museum will be closed during December and will resume normal operation hours on Jan. 5.

Candlelight tours are on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Doctors House, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale; for more information, call (818) 242-7447.




On Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the community is invited to the La Crescenta Woman’s Club annual Breakfast with Santa. Prepaid tickets are $15 per person (children under 1 are free). Tickets include breakfast, which is served until 10 a.m., of homemade pancakes, eggs, sausage, pastries and more; entertainment of festive holiday music by the Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics’ a cappella music group; one digital photo with Santa; a special gift for each child; access to the LCWC holiday craft station. A special appearance is planned by local firemen from Station 29 (unless there is an emergency).

Many chances to win opportunity baskets! Prepaid reservations required though if tickets are available on the day of they are $20 per person.

Mail checks payable to LCWC and mail to 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214 or pay via PayPal or credit card by visiting https://www. Indicate number of tickets, name and phone number.

For questions or reservations, contact Casey at (818) 489-8910 or email

A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit local charities. 

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




The Lanterman House in La Cañada is celebrating the holiday season at a free holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring an entry for its first-ever gingerbread house contest or just cast a vote for the audience favorite!

Carolers from La Cañada High School; special tours featuring holiday decorations.

Light refreshments and a craft for kids. Free to attend.

Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Dr., La Cañada Flintridge




On Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Fire Family Foundation is hosting a wine tasting fundraising event at the law offices of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. Attendees must be 21 or older. Limited tickets are available for $30 at

This event also features appetizers and a silent auction.

The law offices of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP are located at 655 N. Central Ave., Suite 2300 in Glendale.




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 Dec. 18 and features mandolin virtuoso Evan J. Marshall, who will perform a program of solo works.

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

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




The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group presents Fred Dong’s trip to Bhutan: the Dragon Kingdom on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library.

Fred Dong, chair of the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club, has returned recently from Bhutan, known as the Dragon Kingdom, having been opened up to tourism in 1974. Only about 7,000 Americans each year get a chance to visit this mysterious Asian country in the Himalayas, located in the Indian subcontinent.  Dong, in his presentation, will show the people, wildlife, architecture and festivals and a trip to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. There will also be a short presentation on an upcoming trip to Egypt with an optional trip to Jordan by Mayflower Tours.

The program begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair, for further information at (818) 353-4181.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta




The Pasadena Society of Artists is having a group show through Jan. 4 that features 50 local artists with artworks on view from realistic to abstract, paintings to crocheted figures. All artwork is available for purchase, priced at $250 or less.

Pasadena Society of Artists, 869 E. Mariposa St., Altadena




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.

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




A bilingual 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 its 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) 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 A1C and tools for a healthy lifestyle 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.