AROUND TOWN

TODAY

Burbank Art Assn. will host a demonstration by muralist Johnathon Gallagher painting an underwater scene in acrylics during the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at 301 E. Olive Ave., Room 102, in Burbank. Visitors are welcome. For more information visit www.burbankartassociation .homestead.com or call (818) 846-4252.

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A Cultural Arts Community Meeting is being scheduled to discuss the process of the city developing a cultural plan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., Burbank. The public is welcome to provide input. For more information, call (818) 238-5313.

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THURSDAY

A talk on “Strokes” will be presented at 10 a.m. at the Tuttle Adult Center, 1731 N. Ontario St., Burbank. Admission is $1 or free with Burbank Senior Activity Card. For more information, call (818) 238-5367.

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The Joslyn Adult Center will host a representative from the Social Security Office from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The representative will promote their online services as well as answer questions about Social Security and Medicare. For more information, call (818) 238-5353.

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The Joslyn Adult Center will host a St. Patrick's Dance from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The Silvertone Trio will perform. Attendees must be 55 and older. Admission is $6, and $5 with a Burbank Senior Activity Card. For more information, call (818) 238-5353.

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FRIDAY

Morton's the Steakhouse is hosting “Absinthe, the Green Hour,” a chance to taste Pernod Absinthe, a high proof distilled spirit made from grande wormwood and a blend of aromatic herb extracts, beginning at 6 p.m. at 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The cost is $45 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling (818) 238-0424.

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Temple Beth Emet, Independent Reform Temple will have it Shabbat Across America pot luck dinner and services at 6:30 p.m. at the temple, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. This evening is part of the national initiative devoted to offering Shabbat services to all who want to know more about Judaism. For more information, call (818) 843-4787 or visit www.templebethemet.com.

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SATURDAY

Author John West talks about his controversial new book, “The Last Goodnights: Assisting my Parents with their Suicide,” during the monthly meeting of the National Writer's Assn., Los Angeles Chapter, beginning at 11 a.m. at Mo's Restaurant, 4301 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For reservations, call (323) 876-3931. For more information, visit www.nwalablog.org or www.TheLastGoodnights.net.

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An eight-week poetry class for those 55 and older will be offered by published California poet Ursula T. Gibson at 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The two-hour class will cover the different types of poetry, poetic writing devices and how to get published. Class fee is $10 or free with Burbank Senior Activity Card. For more information, call the Recreation Office between 9 and 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at (818) 238-5353.

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The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will present Music for the Family at 7:30 p.m. at the Hill of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The performance will feature pieces by Beethoven, and a special performance by Jose Gonzalez, the winner of the 1009 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists' Competition. The concert and parking are free. For more information, call (818) 771-7888.

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MONDAY

The Burbank Assn. of Realtors is having a meet and greet forum for City Council candidates from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the association's hall, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. A meet and greet will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., question forum is from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; opening statements are from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; closing statements are from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. and meet and greet continues from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. La Bamba Restaurant will provide refreshments. For more information, call 845-7644.


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