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Kiwanians Karen Swan and Lisa Brooks will present the Glendale Kiwanis Scholarship Awards program on Friday, Might 17 on the lunch assembly of the Kiwanis Membership of Glendale. Friends are welcome on the lunch assembly. The price to attend, which incorporates lunch, is $15. Assembly begins at midday.

The Club meets Friday afternoons at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd. in Glendale.


The truth about medicine is the topic of a free casual speak hosted by the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills on Saturday, Might 18 from 11 a.m. until midday. Marijuana, as well as other addictive medicine corresponding to alcohol, tobacco and vapes, might be discussed.

The speak will probably be given by Randy Ferman, father of three and a veteran Scout chief, based mostly on the free materials offered by the Basis for a Drug-Free World.

All youth (age 11 & up) are welcome, as well as mother and father, academics, Scout and other youth leaders. (This speak meets the Scouts BSA Second Class Rank requirement #7c for collaborating in a program on the risks of using medicine, alcohol, tobacco and other practices which might be harmful to at least one’s well being.)

Anyone interested is inspired to name the Foothills Mission at (818) 957-1500 to order a spot. Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills, 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose (enter behind the building—free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Boulevard).


Every month the Verdugo HUUT (pronounced “hoot”) hosts a special, theme-based salon/hootenanny/selection present bringing musicians, comedians, and surprises to the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills (UUVerdugo).

On Saturday night time, Might 18, the HUUT presents “I Gave My Love A [Redacted],” a night of breakup songs, frivolity and other compelling entertainments. There’s highly effective espresso out there and even cookies and a fun quiz with prizes.

Tickets are $10 and the show begins at 7 p.m. Beneficial for ages 12 and up.

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


The Pasadena department of the American Affiliation of University Ladies will welcome new leadership for the yr ahead on the Ladies’s City Membership, 160 N. Oakland Ave., on Saturday Might 18. New officers can be put in, including Pat Rees and Vera Mae Walsh as co-presidents. Examine-in is at 11:30 a.m., lunch is $25 per individual.

For reservations, e-mail [email protected] or call (626) 799-5545.


The Montrose African Violet Society is having its annual A.V.S.A. Judged Present &#zero38; Sale on Saturday Might 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Descanso Gardens (Van de Kamp Corridor). There might be African violets, other crops and supplies obtainable for sale and an educational exhibit with literature on how one can develop and look after African violets. Members can reply any questions on-site.

This occasion is free and open to the general public. There’s an admission payment to the gardens.

For extra info, name (323) 236-0104 or (661) 940-3990 or go to  www.montroseafricanviolets.weebly.com.

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge


Might is Stroke Awareness Month. On Might 18 at 2 p.m. the La Crescenta Library presents “Author Talk with Kimberly Basso.” Basso will learn a chapter of her guide, “I’m a Little Brain Dead,” a comic book true story of her stroke at the age of 44 whereas residence alone together with her younger youngsters. Her ebook has been well-received and nominated for a number of humor awards. After the studying there can be Q &#zero38; A.

Refreshments will probably be served. The program is free to attend.

La Crescenta Library 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta


On Saturday, Might 18 at 2 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore &#zero38; Coffeehouse is holding a pre-release booksigning for Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett, authors of the center faculty title, “Shipwreckers: The Curse Of The Cursed Temple Of Curses Or, We Nearly Died. A Lot.”

Scott Peterson, the dashing Emmy-Award nominated government producer and

showrunner of the upcoming Netflix animated collection, “The Last Kids on Earth,” and the sprightly Joshua Pruett, primetime Emmy and Annie Award nominated writer on Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” have written the e-book that they all the time needed to read once they have been youngsters.

Full with treacherous temples, historic idols and plenty of unnecessary explosions, “Shipwreckers: The Curse Of The Cursed Temple Of Curses Or, We

Almost Died. A Lot.” is a sprawling adventure that drags humor alongside kicking and screaming for a dangerous and thrilling journey up the Amazon.

Then at 5 p.m., New York Occasions bestselling writer, exercise physiologist and renowned educator Sue Hitzmann will share “Melt Performance: A Step-By-Step Program to Improve Balance and Control, and Prevent Chronic Pain and Injuries for Life.”

Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, will share the facility of an untapped resource in our bodies. It’s referred to as neurological joint stability, or NeuroStrength.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is situated at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, on the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Freeway. For extra info, name (818) 790-0717.


Dr. Bill Honigman, a longtime emergency room doctor from Orange County, will converse at the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Membership assembly on Sunday, Might 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Middle for Religious Dwelling. With Medicare for All a standard theme amongst Democratic presidential candidates, Dr. Honigman will explain how it might work. He is a number one advocate for this healthcare concept and is ready to answer questions.

Dr. Honigman is at present an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America, appearing as California state coordinator and Orange County chapter chief, and is a coordinator for PDA’s national Healthcare Human Rights Difficulty Organizing Group. He is additionally a member of the Steering Committee for Physicians for a National Well being Program (PNHP) California.

Amongst other business on the assembly, a “straw poll” can be taken: if the primary have been immediately who would you vote for?

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Membership serves the Crescenta Valley and Sunland-Tujunga. The conferences are open to anybody and are free of charge. For extra info, visit the Club’s new web site www.ccdemclub.org.

Middle for Religious Dwelling, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta


The subsequent occasion of the Village Poets is on Sunday, Might 26 from four:30 p.m. to six:30 p.m. at Bolton Corridor Museum in Tujunga. It features Ekphrastic Poetry Inspired by the Artwork of Sandy Fisher and poems by poet Pamela Shea, Sunland-Tujunga’s poet laureate, 2017-2020.

The reading will embrace poems inspired by Sandy Fisher’s work. Mild refreshments can be served; a $three donation is appreciated! Poets: convey your poems and join the open mic upon arrival.

Bolton Corridor Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga


The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting poker night time 2019 on Friday, Might 31 at USC-VHH. Social starts at 6 p.m.; event starts at 7:30 p.m. Buy-in is $100; pre-registration obtainable by visiting the chamber web site https://www.crescentavalleychamber.org/poker/. Pre-register to get $1,000 value of further chips!

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 4th Flooring Group Room, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale 91208

ace/121 GALLERY PRESENTS glendaleOUT

ace/121 Gallery presents glendaleOUT, a multi-venue LGBTQIA-based present, June 1 – July 13. The exhibit broadcasts the existence of the Glendale queer population, that it’s seen, is viable and is part of Glendale’s narrative. It additionally shares with Glendale and one another the tales of popping out – either to themselves, to pals, to families, in faculties, at jobs, or some other means/place/moment.

Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to six p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to four p.m. or by appointment.

ace/121 Gallery is situated at 121 N. Kenwood St. in Glendale (entrance by way of Louise and the YMCA parking zone).


Discover ways to hip-hop at a free class hosted by the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. until noon. The 2-hour class will probably be taught by Audrey Curtis who has choreographed numerous public hip-hop performances.

Anybody interested is encouraged to name the Mission of the Foothills at (818) 957-1500 to order a spot. The situation is 2254 Honolulu Ave., Montrose (enter behind the constructing). Free parking above Broadview Drive near Ocean View Blvd.


The seventh annual Ladies’s 3E occasion takes place on June 1 from eight:30 a.m. to three p.m. on the Castaway in Burbank. The day focuses on “cooperation, genuine connections and powerful self-reflection.” There shall be visitor speakers, guided visualization and more. Tickets are $145. Admission consists of healthy buffet lunch and drinks.

For info, go to https://healwithin.com/3e-event-2019.

Castaway Restaurant, 1250 E. Harvard Street, Burbank


Dr. Ted Stern, a professor of music, is once more conducting a collection of music appreciation courses for adults locally. This is the 18th consecutive yr of courses for non-musicians and musicians alike that discover the histories of composers and their music. The subject for this new collection is “The Versatile Violin and Her Virtuosos.”

The 10-week collection of courses start Tuesday, June 4. Courses are from 2 p.m.  to 4 p.m. and proceed each Tuesday by way of Aug. 6. Courses are held on the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church cultural corridor, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

The price for the 10-week collection is $90. Everyone is welcome!

For more info, name Dianne at (818) 445-2390.


Little Landers Historical Society pronounces the subsequent in its collection of monthly 2nd Saturday historical and educational packages. All are invited to the free presentation at Bolton Hall Museum at 1 p.m. on June eight for the story of Hollywood Ceaselessly Cemetery, the final resting place for many of Hollywood’s most well-known characters.

Guest speaker E.J. Stephens and his spouse Kim have authored books about Hollywood and Southern California historical past. They’ve their own travel company and host excursions of movie sites all through Southern California.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome.

Further info is on the market from Little Landers Historic Society, (818) 352-3420 or BoltonHall.org or e-mail [email protected]

Bolton Hall Museum, house of Little Landers Historic Society, 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga.


AHEAD With Horses Inc., a nonprofit that maximizes the potential of disabled, disadvantaged and special wants youngsters by providing developmental remedy, schooling and recreation by means of horses, will hold its 38th Annual Youngsters’s Demonstration and Enjoyable Day on Saturday, June eight from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fundraiser for the therapeutic vaulting program will function a barbecue lunch, games, arts and crafts, music, silent public sale, T-shirt gross sales, massage sales space, face painter and special presents for all kids in attendance can be obtainable.

Tickets may be purchased prematurely or at the door (tickets embrace the barbecue lunch): $14/adults, $7/youngsters and youngsters beneath 3 are free.

Demonstrations are from midday to 2 p.m.

AHEAD With Horses, 10157 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills


The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club group will function John Fisanotti’s photographic presentation of Morocco on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. on the La Crescenta Library.

Fisanotti, a native of Southern California, developed a eager curiosity in astronomy at a young age and this led to his current interest in images and an tried eclipse photograph. He studied at Glendale Group School and California State University, Los Angeles. His love of photographic art by no means waned and evidence of his devotion could be seen in galleries on his website including travel, outside (both scenic and astronomical) with publications and reveals.

This system begins following news of conservation and outings. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please contact program chair Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181 for additional info.

La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.


The Pasadena-Foothills Affiliation of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (PFARCF) is hosting its annual wine tasting and auction fundraiser at a La Cañada residence. Visitors will take pleasure in in a stay public sale and quite a lot of prize giveaways. The wine tasting event serves as one of the Foundation’s in style tent-pole fundraisers, full of enjoyable surprises and a tremendous wine selection, all to service the area people.

This yr’s fundraising occasion from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 on the house of Mike and Sandy Kobeissi in La Cañada. Proceeds from the evening will assist in the Charitable Foundation’s mission of serving native charities and the distribution of scholarships for college kids looking for to pursue greater schooling.

Tickets for the wine tasting and public sale are presently obtainable to purchase for $50 at pfarcf.org, at [email protected] and by calling (626) 795-2455.


The bookstore of the Pals of the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the library, situated inside the library, is full of used books on virtually every topic. There are books on psychology, religion, self-help, cooking, classics and lots of extra subjects. It is open during library hours (besides evenings). Costs vary from 10 cents to some dollars. All books are donated.

All monies collected from the sale of these books help the Sunland-Tujunga Department Library in purchasing new books, DVDs and gear. The Associates additionally helps packages for youngsters and younger adults as well as adults. It’s a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible. Preparations could be made to select up giant donations. Call the library at (818) 352-4481 to schedule a pick-up.

Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga


TOPS – Take Off Kilos Sensibly – is a self-accountability group assembly held every Monday at Middle for Religious Dwelling, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. (at Santa Carlotta) in La Crescenta. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with a one-hour meeting beginning at 6 p.m. For extra info, please contact Lisa O. Mayo, (626) 484-0554.

A gathering can also be held in Sunland every Thursday at New Hope Group Church, 10438 Oro Vista St. Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m.; assembly at 7 p.m. For extra info, please contact Virginia Timpson, (818) 645-4985.

First assembly is free and all visitors are welcome!


The Diabetes Care Middle at Glendale Adventist Medical Middle invites the group to a free diabetes group schooling class held every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital (Committee Room A).

Individuals will study extra about dwelling with diabetes – care and remedy, healthy eating strategies – the importance of blood glucose monitoring and AIC and instruments for wholesome life type to scale back the danger of problems.

For extra info or to RSVP, name (818) 409-8100.

Glendale Adventist Medical Middle (Committee Room A – Ground Flooring), 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale


The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, in partnership with the La Leche League, is internet hosting a monthly lactation and toddler improvement help group to assist help new moms. This month-to-month group meets on the third Friday of each month from noon-1 p.m.  This group is free and open to the group and can reply all breastfeeding-related questions that new mothers might have.

The Y can also be providing a Aware Parenting Course designed to assist mother and father hook up with their youngsters and lift them to thrive. This course is tailored from the work of Dan Siegal, M.D and can concentrate on decreasing every day stress whereas connecting together with your youngster. The courses meet weekly on Tuesdays. The course is open to all and there is a payment to attend.

For extra info, contact the Y at (818) 790-0123.

The Y is situated at 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.