AROUND TOWN

BEST BET

Dark Delicacies is holding a signing for two artists and one author at

2 p.m. today. Artist Bernie Wrightson, the original artist of "The Swamp

Thing," of DC Comics, will sign his new sketchbook, "Creatures Featured

#2." Another artist, known as gak, will sign "Dead Cat Bounce," which he

illustrated for author Gerard Houarner. Rounding out the signing is young

adult author Howard Hecker, who will sign his books "Vampire Wasps" and

"Mike McGill Wizard." The bookstore is at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd. For more

information, call 556-6660 or e-mail to darkdel@darkdel.com.

SATURDAY

Farmers' Market will be from 8 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at Olive Avenue

between Glenoaks Boulevard and 3rd Street. 238-2660.

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

International meets at 9 a.m. 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.

Blind and visually impaired people and their families 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. For reservations and meeting place, call National Federation

of the Blind of California at 558-6524.

SUNDAY

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gudgeon Ship No.

8310 holds its monthly breakfast every third Sunday of the month from 9

a.m. to noon at 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. Donations of $3 are appreciated.

843-3381.

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

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

MONDAY

Volunteers are needed for the Joslyn Center's Stay-at-Home project.

The goal of the project is to provide information to seniors, their

family and the community to prepare for successful aging. Volunteers will

be educated on issues of aging, available resources and the necessity for

planning for the future. Contact Dee Call at 238-5370.

After School Daze, sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and

Community Services Department, is a fun and low-cost child care program

held daily after school until 5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 4. There are

still a limited number of openings for children at Disney, Edison,

Roosevelt, Stevenson and Washington elementary schools. The fee is $100

per month. Interested parents may register their children from 9 a.m. to

8 p.m. weekdays at McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

For more information, call 238-5378.

The city of Burbank provides free meals to children 18 and younger in

its summer food service program from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

through Aug. 17. Meals will be served at Lundigan Park, 2701 Thornton

Ave.; McKinley Playground, 349 W. Valencia Ave.; Miller Park, 720 E.

Providencia Ave.; and Pacific Park, 3715 W. Pacific Ave. For more

information, call 238-5440.

Aesthetic chess is at 12:30 p.m. for senior citizens 55 and older at

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

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 Mondays and Wednesdays (supplies

limited). 238-5367.

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 Joslyn afternoon readers group meets at 2 p.m. to discuss this

month's selection, "Girl Interrupted," by Susana Kaysen. Participants are

asked to read the book and be ready to discuss it at the meeting. The

center is at 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call 238-5353.

The Cancer Support Group offers assistance to cancer patients,

caregivers, relatives and friends. It meets 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

The Burbank Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. at The Castaway, 1250

Harvard Road. 998-9556.

Assistance with filling out the necessary forms for the homeowners and

renters assistance program is offered at the Joslyn Adult Center from

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug.

30. To qualify, you must be 62 years or older, blind or disabled and have

had a household income of $33,993 or less in 1999. Claimants should bring

federal and state tax returns for 2000, as well as their 1999-2000

property tax bill and proof of age or disability. The center is at 1301

W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

Braille Community Center classes meet 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 Joslyn Adult Center holds an informative meeting for new members

the third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at 1301 W. Olive Ave.

238-5353.

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 card and board games, invites

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

238-5353.

Blue Shield 65 plus of California presents exercise for life at 12:30

p.m. at the Don Tuttle Center, 1731 N. Ontario Ave. For more information,

call 238-5367.

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

where they play board games, card games and puzzles, 12:30 p.m. at 1731

N. Ontario Ave. 238-5367.

The Joslyn Center's recreation committee sponsors the Heat-wave Hope

Dance from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., featuring the Len Lebow Trio. Admission is

$2 per person, which includes refreshments. The center is at 1301 W.

Olive Ave. For more information, call 238-5353.

Do you want to learn mah-jongg? Sign up at the Joslyn Adult Center,

1301 S. Olive Ave. Beginner classes are at 1 p.m. for adults 55 and

older. The cost is $5 for an eight-week session. 238-5397.

A cardiac support group meets weekly from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in the cardiac rehabilitation

fitness center, 501 S. Buena Vista St. The group discusses concerns and

fears and helps participants develop new coping skills. Family members

are also welcome. For more information, call 843-5111, ext. 7470.

The Burbank Kiwanis For Fun meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth

Tuesday at the Anabelle Hotel, 2011 W. Olive Ave. For more information,

contact Pat Smola at 846-2330.

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

panic or depression at 7 p.m. in the playroom at the Pickwick, 1001

Riverside Drive. 562-1745.

WEDNESDAY

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.

Let RSVP volunteer Joyce Shane check your blood pressure for free at 9

a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Don Tuttle Center, 1731

N. Ontario Ave. For more information, call 238-5367.

Volunteer drivers are needed for the Burbank home-delivered meals

program, which supplies food daily to frail elderly residents who are

homebound. If you are available to deliver meals between 10:30 a.m. and

12:30 p.m. any weekday, contact Dee Call at 238-5370. Volunteers must

have their own cars.

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

other card games 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 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.

A stroke support group providing information, problem-solving

techniques, emotional support and a safe place to express feelings is

held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St. For more

information, call 238-2622.

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 St., apt. A. 238-2623.

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

chi chuan. Beginner classes are from 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 at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Cross building, 501 S. Brand Blvd.,

Glendale. 843-1143 or 662-5036.

THURSDAY

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

Municipal Golf Course, 1500 E. Walnut Ave. For more information, call

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.

The Winnick Family Children's Zoo at the Los Angeles Zoo has its grand

opening at 10 a.m. Scores of animals -- goats, a potbellied pig, alpacas

and a miniature horse -- have a new home in Muriel's Ranch. This and more

await children. The zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive at the junction of

the Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) Freeways. For more information,

call (323) 644-4240.

Burbank women are invited to attend Touchpoint Bible Study, composed

of nondenominational women who want to know the Bible better, at 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. at 1301 W. Olive Ave. 842-5826.

The Burbank Noon Optimist Club meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Thursdays at Tony Romas, 220 N. San Fernando Blvd. 506-8714.

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

Center offers restorative yoga classes from 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 Wellness Community presents a general cancer-support group, an

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

238-2623.

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

p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at 1301 W. Olive Ave. 238-5353.

The Burbank African Violet Society's monthly meeting begins at 7 p.m.

at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd. Guest

speaker Leslie Cox will lead the program. Guests are welcome. For more

information, call 846-1241.

Have fun at the Swinging Seniors Dance Club 7 p.m. every Thursday at

the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Admission of $3.50 per person

includes refreshments and live music. For more information, call

238-5353.

FRIDAY

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

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

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center offers a Chronic Illness Support

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

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

the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. 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 Jeffreys 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.

"2nd Wind, the Musical," inspired by real-life teens at risk, is

presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 1 at Gene Bua

Acting for Life Theater, 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. 906-0675.

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