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The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will enjoy holiday music at its next meeting on
Friday, Dec. 20. The club is dark on Dec. 27.

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.




Help less fortunate children in south Los Angeles have a happier Christmas by dropping off new, unwrapped toys this weekend, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at The
Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills. The Mission is a Toys For Tots collection center, working with Chapter TWO Inc., one of the Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD) groups in South Los Angeles.

The Mission of the Foothills is located at 2254 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose (entrance and free parking is at the back of the building).   




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




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. 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.




“Founding Father” Thomas Paine will deliver a keynote speech at the Foothills Community Toastmasters holiday celebration on Dec. 30. 

Distinguished toastmaster Jeff Harman will play the part of Founding Father Thomas Paine as he delivers a firsthand account of Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day 1776 and the pivotal battle that followed.    

The event will take place at the home
of Richard and Susan Stewart, 10700
Hillrose Circle, Sunland. Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by celebration activities and Thomas Paine’s account of
the historic event. 




On Monday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m. and
1 p.m., Pasadena Heritage is hosting
walking tours featuring some of
Pasadena’s unique architectural treasures. There is also the opportunity to visit Pasadena Heritage’s 1893 headquarters to see a presentation featuring Pasadena’s historic architecture in the movies. Note
that tours are of home exteriors only.

Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood Walking Tour includes some of the most beautiful neighborhoods including many grand homes in a variety of architectural styles. The Oak Knoll subdivision, of which Hillcrest is part, was intended to rival the wealthy neighborhoods of Orange Grove and the “West Side” (San Rafael and Linda Vista), so many of the estate-size lots were intended for custom home development.

The Bungalow Heaven walking tour features Pasadena’s oldest and largest landmark district including over 800 glorious bungalows. Bungalow Heaven was designated a landmark district in 1989, after more than four years of work by neighborhood residents dedicated to preserving the look and feel of the area. The neighborhood continues to have honors bestowed upon it.

Pasadena in the Movies presentation highlights the many buildings and cityscapes used in hundreds of films, TV shows and commercials. Included are gracious tree-lined streets featuring recognizable residences, iconic public buildings, and breathtaking vistas, all related to easily recognized movies and shows. Theater-style snacks will be provided as well as a drive-yourself list of the locations featured in the presentation.

Tickets are $22 for Pasadena Heritage members; $25 for nonmembers.

For additional information, call Katherine Baxter at (626) 441-6333 or email

Advanced reservations are highly recommended.




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




St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church, the Outreach Committee of the Meher & Satig Der Ohanessian Youth Center and the Crescenta Valley Lions Club are hosting an Armenian Christmas Eve and Epiphany Dinner for the less fortunate in the community. There will be a free turkey dinner. This is open to all Crescenta Valley area low-income residents.

The dinner is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at St. Luke’s of the
Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

For information, call (818) 527-6361
or email




The La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated next meets on
Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Oakmont Country Club. Special speaker is Susan Shelley, a columnist for 11 daily newspapers, who will address current issues. She wrote the book “How Trump Won.”

The event begins at 11 a.m. with
program following at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon. The cost is $30 per person.

RSVP to Joan at (818) 790-0014.

Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale




The Brand Associates 2020 Music Series will consist of six concerts taking place in the Brand Library Recital Hall from Jan. 11 –
April 4. The concerts are on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. The series presents top chamber music groups from Southern California and beyond. The concerts are sponsored by the Brand Associates. A reception will follow each concert with an opportunity to meet the artists.

On Jan.11, the Elixir Piano Trio,
consisting of violinist Samvel Chilingarian, cellist Fang Fang Xu and pianist Lucy Nargizyan, will be performing.

The performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. An accessible entrance and parking is located on the
east side of the building. For more information call (818) 548-2051.

Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 Mountain St. 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.

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




On Saturday, Jan. 18, the community
is invited to a bingo game at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Check-in is at 5 p.m. Pizza, sandwiches, chips, cookies, soda, water and more will be available for purchase.

All games pay $100 or more! Admission is $20 per person and includes a packet for 10 games. Each game has six cards. Opportunity baskets, too!

Tickets are available from any LCWC member or by calling (818) 957-9806 or email Tickets are also available at CV Chamber of Commerce office, 3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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




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, contact Virginia Timpson at (818) 645-4985.

First meeting is free; 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