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TODAY The Armenian Relief Society will offer a community outreach program about stroke prevention with stroke and blood pressure screenings at 9:30 a.m., a lecture at 10:30 a.m. a panel discussion at 11:30 a.m. at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Admission is free. Call (818) 238-5353.

The fifth annual Burbank Democratic Club picnic "Hot Buttons 2010" is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCambridge Park Area 3, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. The club supplies meat and drinks; everyone brings a side dish, dessert or salad, e-mail to coordinate, Bring a nonperishable food item or hygiene product to be donated to Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

The Burbank Art Assn.'s Spring Show artist reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. in the conference room upstairs (elevator available) at 1545 Victory Blvd., Glendale. Show continues through June 5. Call (818) 848-1054. Free parking behind building.

Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. will have its "Casino Royale" casino night with dinner and entertainment to raise scholarship funds from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Brookside Country Club in Pasadena. Admission is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Reservations: (818) 438-8319.

A virtual reality performance of "Spontaneous Fantasia" will be performed at 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Glendale Planetarium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Parking on campus is free after 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Children younger than 5 will not be admitted. E-mail info@ or call (626) 688-0778.

The Missing Piece Theater presents "Now That She's Gone" written and performed by Ellen Snortland at 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Performances are 8 tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $25 and can be bought at the door or Call (626) 798-8421.

SUNDAY John Burroughs and Burbank High School Baccalaureate will be at 4 p.m. at John Burroughs High School auditorium, 1920 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. Rabbi Richard Flom will be the keynote speaker and Pastor David Rutledge will give the invocation. The event is free and refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, call (818) 640-4891.

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church Dinner Theater "Mystery at Bar S Ranch" is at 4 p.m. at 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Time rolls back to 1884 when a heinous murder takes place. Suspects and witnesses are questioned throughout dinner, and the audience serves as jury. Tickets are $25 or two for $40. To make a reservation, call (818) 846-2866 by Thursday.

MONDAY Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour departs every 20 minutes, starting at 8:30 a.m., weekdays at 3400 Riverside Drive. The two-hour long tour is $45 per person, with the last departure at 4 p.m. For tickets, call (818) 972-8687.

The Retired Public Employees Assn. of California Chapter 026 meets at noon the fourth Monday of the month at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The group meets for lunch and informative and social programs. For more information, call (818) 845-1920.

TUESDAY The Professionals in Human Resources Assn. meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. The group helps share information about human resources issues and assists people in job transition. For more information, call (800) 734-5410 or e-mail

Side of Fries — Comedy Show is from 9 to 11 p.m. each Tuesday at Michael's Bar & Grill, 2825 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Five comedians perform 20-minute sets. Admission is free, but there is a two-item minimum at the bar. For reservations, visit www.

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