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Author Tananarive Due will sign her new novel, "The Living Blood" --

the story of what would happen if there were a magic blood that could

heal almost any disease -- at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dark

Delicacies, 4123 W. Burbank Blvd. 556-6660.

TODAY

Reservations are being accepted for a 10-week class, "Confident

Parenting: Survival Skills Training," to be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Saturdays from April 21 through June 23 at the Burbank Family YMCA, 321

Magnolia Blvd. A refundable reservation fee of $10 is required. 980-0903.

A lecture titled "Nuu-chah-nulth Art Today" will be at 2 p.m. in the

Wells Fargo Theatre of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western

Heritage Way, Los Angeles. Admission is $5. (323) 667-2000.

The nationally acclaimed touring exhibit about the life of Mary Baker

Eddy is on display through April 29 at the Burbank Library, 110 N.

Glenoaks Blvd. This multimedia exhibit explores the life of Eddy

(1821-1910), a noted author, healer, teacher and publisher of the

Christian Science Monitor, the newspaper she founded in 1908. 230-5600.

Blind and visually impaired people and their family and friends meet

at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month to provide support and

discuss available services. Seating is limited, so an RSVP is

appreciated. Call National Federation of the Blind of California,

558-6524, for reservations and meeting place.

Women Overseas Service League, Los Angeles Unit, celebrates its 80th

birthday as a national organization with a quilt show and luncheon

starting at 11 a.m. at Genio's Restaurant, 1420 W. Olive Ave. 845-2888.

The annual free community Easter egg hunt, sponsored by First

Presbyterian Church of North Hollywood, will be at 10 a.m. on the church

campus, 5000 Colfax Ave. Crafts, games, a visit by the Easter Bunny and a

free children's identification and fingerprint program will be offered at

the event. 766-8103.

A Farmers' Market will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

at Olive Avenue between Glenoaks Boulevard and Third Street. 238-2660.

The Burbank Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship

International meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays for breakfast and fellowship at

Ramada Inn, 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd. 846-0563.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step group for people suffering from

compulsive overeating and other eating disorders, meets at 10 a.m. at the

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 Magnolia Blvd. Meetings are

free and confidential. 881-4776.

Victoria's Garden Walking Club invites women to join a two-mile walk.

The club meets at 3:30 p.m. at Victoria's Garden Sign & Gift Store, 3208

1/2 W. Magnolia Blvd. 238-0401.

SUNDAY

Unity Church of Burbank and North Hollywood plans a special Easter

Sunday flower service from 9 and 11 a.m. at its new Burbank home at 637

S. Victory Blvd. The celebration is open to the entire community.

841-4037.

Audience suggestions become the basis for improvised one-act plays by

the Really Spontaneous Theatre Company, 7 p.m. every Sunday through April

at The Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd. For reservations, call (323)

969-4991.

Kitten Rescue holds an adoption fair from noon to 3 p.m. at Burbank

Petco, 3525 W. Victory Blvd. Call 347-3037 or log on at

www.kittenrescue.org.

The American Legion holds bingo at 12:30 p.m. at 940 W. Olive Ave.

Proceeds benefit veterans' rehabilitation. Free parking. 846-0683.

MONDAY

Join the Joslyn Afternoon Readers Group at 2 p.m. the second Monday of

each month. May's selection is "The Saving Grace," by Patricia Griffney.

238-5353.

Childbirth educator Dione Grillo discusses husband-coached childbirth,

nutrition and relaxation at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando

Blvd. 558-1383.

Register now for a seven-week course, "Lying Down and Letting Go," a

gentle fitness class for women affected by cancer. Classes are from 7 to

8:30 p.m. beginning April 23 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501

S. Buena Vista St. Call (310) 829-7849 to register, or register by e-mail

at info@teamsurvivor-la.org.

Seniors can enjoy a nutritious lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through

Friday, at the Don Tuttle Senior Center, 1731 N. Ontario St. The center

also offers a free loaf of bread every Monday and Wednesday (supplies

limited). 238-5367.

The Senior Bereavement Support Group, sponsored by the Family Service

Agency of Burbank, meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult

Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Cost is $10 per month. Call 845-7671 to

reserve a space.

Learn how to preserve family memories. Join the Writing Your Memories

group at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave.

238-5353.

The Cancer Support Group offers assistance to cancer patients,

caregivers, relatives and friends. It meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St. 525-4941.

The Battered Women Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays.

Admission and child care are free. 845-7671.

Hula and Polynesian dance classes are offered Mondays at the Creative

Arts Center. Beginning and intermediate hula start at 7 p.m., followed by

a more challenging class at 8 p.m., 1100 W. Clark St. 238-5397.

TUESDAY

Writer, lecturer and community activist Si Frumkin is guest speaker at

Days of Remembrance-2001, a community commemoration of the Holocaust, at

7:45 p.m. today at Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St. Free admission.

842-3935.

Carolyne Barry discusses her two-tape audio book designed to empower

the new actor as well as professional actors at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes &

Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. 558-1383.

Are you new to Joslyn Adult Center? Anyone 55 or older is invited to

the center's monthly information program meeting at 10 a.m. on the third

Tuesday of the month at 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

Dance to the music of the Bill Page Trio. The Spring Swing dance for

adults 55 and older will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult

Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Cost is $2. 238-5353.

Burbank Public Library Literacy Services will hold a 12-hour workshop for tutors to teach reading to adults. The workshop will be from 6 to

8:30 p.m., beginning today, in the library auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks

Blvd. 238-5577.

The Valley Computer Club meets at 7 p.m, the second Tuesday of every

month at the Burbank YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd. All are welcome; guest

fee is $4. Free parking is available across the street. Call 846-4012, or

e-mail burvally@pacificnet.net.

The Burbank Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Castaway

Restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road. 998-9556.

Braille Community Center classes meet at 9 to 11 a.m. at the Joslyn

Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Sign up with Sharon Ziegler, Braille

Institute Community Outreach, at (323) 663-1111, ext. 268.

The Read-to-Me Club for preschoolers meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the

Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd; 10 a.m. Wednesdays at

Northwest Library, 3323 W. Victory Blvd.; and 10 a.m. Thursdays at Buena

Vista Library, 401 N. Buena Vista St. The program is free. 238-5600.

Beverly Manor Health Center offers a low-impact arthritis exercise

class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 1041 S. Main St. 843-2330.

The Senior Women's Support Group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Family Service Agency of Burbank, 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. The cost is $10

per month. 845-7671.

Games R Us, a group that meets to play several card and board games,

invites seniors to join at 11:30 a.m. at 1301 W. Olive Ave. Please RSVP.

238-5353.

The Don Tuttle Center invites seniors to the Wonderful World of Games

where they play a variety of board games, card games and puzzles, 12:30

p.m. at 1731 N. Ontario Ave. 238-5367.

The Joslyn Adult Center is offering mah-jongg for beginners at 1 p.m.

The class is for adults 55 and older. The cost is $5 for an eight-week

session. 238-5397.

Self-help group Recovery Inc. meets to help people with fear, anxiety,

panic or depression at 7 p.m. in the play room of the Pickwick, 1001

Riverside Dr. 562-1745.

WEDNESDAY

The spring session of American sign language classes meets from 7 to 9

p.m. beginning tonight through June 20, at John Muir Middle School, 1111

N. Kenneth Road. $40. 972-2080

A seminar titled "Fighting Fatigue" will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the

Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

Dr. Terry Eagan, medical director of the Premier Program at Sherman

Oaks Hospital, will speak on the subject of sexuality and aging at 12:30

p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Participants are

asked to bring written questions. 238-5353.

Seniors can have their blood pressure checked free at 9 a.m. on the

first Wednesday of the month at the Don Tuttle Senior Center, 1731 N.

Ontario St. 238-5367.

Speakers from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center present health care

lectures at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month on the first

level of Media City Center, in the Macy's Court, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd.

566-8617.

SHHH (Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People) Support Group meets at

1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Joslyn Adult Center,

1301 W. Olive Ave. The group offers support, information and education

for people experiencing hearing loss. 238-5353.

The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m. at De Bell

Municipal Golf Course, 1500 E. Walnut Ave. 842-3323.

The Burbank Chapter of the Leads Club, an international organization

for business referrals, meets from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. at the Courtside

Restaurant at the Toluca Lake Sports Center, 6711 Forest Lawn Drive.

623-0337.

The Auld Lange Syne Bridge Club meets to play bridge, Shanghai and

mah-jongg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W.

Olive Ave. For information, call Alan at 507-1514. Seniors interested in

bridge, Shanghai or mah-jongg lessons can call 238-5353.

The Foothill Service Club for the blind meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at 117 E. Los Feliz Road in Glendale. Lunch and entertainment are

provided and transportation can be arranged. Membership is open to

legally blind residents from sponsored communities. 246-1053 or 846-0759.

The Kiwanis Club of Burbank meets at noon at the Burbank Family YMCA,

321 E. Magnolia Blvd. Call Harvey Branman at 954-9294.

Seniors can learn ways to control pain and other symptoms of arthritis

at 12:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

The Wellness Community presents the Family and Friends Support Group

from noon to 1:45 p.m. at 214 Providencia St. (626) 796-1083.

The Joslyn Chess Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult

Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

Deal with stress and release tension by taking the Wellness Community

yoga class from 2 to 3 p.m. at 214 Frederic St., Apt. A. The class is

free. (626) 796-1083.

Learn how to reduce stress and tone muscles with Chinese exercise Tai

chi chuan. Beginner classes at 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., intermediate

instruction from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Verdugo Park, 3201 W. Verdugo Blvd.

(626) 449-5082.

Line-dance classes are taught at the Joslyn Adult Center. Intermediate

instruction begins at 6:45 p.m., advanced at 7:45 p.m., at 1301 W. Olive

Ave. Classes are $2. 238-5353.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park

Methodist Church, 2828 Magnolia Blvd. 766-8636.

Improve your public-speaking skills at the Jewel City Toastmasters

meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross building, 501 S. Brand Blvd.,

Glendale. 843-1143 or 662-5036.

Learn how to balance the flow of energy throughout the body at Chi

Gong classes from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wellness Community at

Providence, 214 Frederic Street, Apt. A. 238-2623.

THURSDAY

Enjoy a guided walking tour from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. today at the

Japanese Tea Garden in Van Nuys, followed by lunch at Fiddlers Restaurant

in Sylmar. This trip is sponsored by the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W.

Olive Ave. $28. 238-5353.

The Cardiac Rehab and Fitness Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical

Center offers restorative yoga classes, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 501 S. Buena

Vista St. Cost is $13 per class, $60 for five classes and $100 for 10

classes. 843-5111, ext. 7470.

The Burbank-Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 7:15 a.m. at De Bell

Municipal Golf Course, 1500 E. Walnut Ave. 846-5781.

Bet Tzedek will provide free legal assistance for seniors 60 and older

at 8 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. By appointment

only. Call 238-5353.

Burbank women are invited to attend Touchpoint Bible Study, composed

of nondenominational women who want to know the Bible better, 9 a.m. and

7:30 p.m. in private homes. 246-2090.

Join the crafts group from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center,

1301 W. Olive Ave. The group meets to socialize while working on a

project. Call 238-5353.

The Joslyn Duplicate Bridge Club meets to play advanced bridge from 11

a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursdays at 1301 W. Olive Ave. 842-5826.

The Wellness Community presents a general cancer support group, an

eight-week program, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at 214 Frederic St., Apt. A. 238-2623.

The Social Seniors Koffee Klub meets for pleasant conversation, 3:15

p.m. at 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

The Swinging Seniors offers ballroom dancing to music by the Silver

Tones from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W.

Olive Ave. Admission is $3 for members and $3.50 for guests. 238-5353.

The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company presents improvised

entertainment at 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia

Blvd. Tickets are $15. (323) 969-4991.

FRIDAY

The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club presents its fourth Mayor's Cup

Charity Golf Tournament, "2001: A Golf Odyssey," today at De Bell

Municipal Golf Course, 1500 Walnut Ave. Net proceeds from the event

support and assist youth services and charitable organizations in the

community. 771-7825.

"Private Hearts" will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

through May 11 at Third Stage, 2811 Magnolia Blvd. Doors open at 7:30.

For tickets, call 842-4755.

Seniors can play bingo for a buck, 12:30 p.m. every Friday at the Don

Tuttle Center, 1731 N. Ontario Ave. 238-5367.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center offers a Chronic Illness Support

Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays at 501 S. Buena Vista St. 525-4957.

Ballroom dance classes for seniors are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Fridays at the Joslyn Adult Center. 238-5353.

The Western Weavers Square Dance Club of Burbank meets the second and

fourth Friday of each month at the Little White Chapel, on the corner of

Avon Street and Jeffries Avenue. The dances begin with rounds at 7:30

p.m. and squares at 8 p.m. A donation of $5 is requested. 569-4980 or

846-1470.

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