AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The grand opening of Martial Arts World of Burbank will begin at 8 a.m. with a reception and tour and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. at Martial Arts World, 175 E. Olive Ave., #102, Burbank. There will also be a world class exhibition, a speech by Grandmaster Y.K. Kim and an honorary Black Belt presented to Mayor Gary Bric. For more information, call (818) 748-8989 or visit www.MAWofLA.com.

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The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department presents a nature exploration hike with the Burbank Nature Docents at 9 a.m which begins at Wildwood Canyon Park, 1701 Wildwood Canyon Road, Burbank. Hikers will take part in a bird walk. Hikes are moderate and last 1 ½ hours. Hikers should bring water and wear appropriate shoes. The activity is free. For more information, call (818) 238-5440.

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The Horror Writers Assn. for writers of dark fiction, will have its annual Bram Stoker Awards presentation continuing today through Sunday all day at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. Writers and readers will gather for panels, author readings and signings, a dealer's room, parties and the grand finale on Saturday with the presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards, the highest honor in the horror writing field. Tickets are available online at www.stoker2009.com.

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Director, David Slade and Writer, Steve Niles will sign the new action figures based upon the characters from “30 Days of Night” at 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 556-6660 or visit www.darkdel.com.

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Hundreds of orchids will be available for sale at Orchid Society of Southern California's Annual Orchid Auction at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for plant inspection and bidder registration and plant donations will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. A wide range of orchids will be available, with well-grown varieties of species and hybrids. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered and admission is free. For more information, e-mail info@orchidssc.org.

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Fellowship Church of Burbank is hosting “Rock for B.T.A.C.,” a fundraising concert for Burbank Temporary Aid Center, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fellowship Church of Burbank, 320 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. The event will feature a wide range of local music performers, kids, activities and food. Donations of cash and food products are welcome. For more information, call (818) 319-2217.

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SUNDAY

AHEAD with Horses Inc. 28th annual Children's Demonstration and Fun Day will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive, Sun Valley. The event will include a demonstration by children with disabilities, a magic shop, a performance by traditional Mexican horses and much more. Food provided by Togo's of La Crescenta is included in admission price of $12, $5 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. All proceeds provide AHEAD With Horses developmental therapy through horses for children with disabilities and are tax deductible. For more information, call (818) 767-6373.

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A signing for the launch of a new horror anthology, “Midnight Walk” featuring Lisa Morton and many authors including Armand Constantine, Kelly Dunn, Richard Grove and many others, will be at 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 556-6660 or visit www.darkdel.com.

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The 13th annual “Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance” will be observed starting at 3 p.m. with a concert of patriotic music by the Burbank Community Band at the Burbank Tennis Center, 1515 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank. At 3:30 p.m., cash prizes will be presented to the winners of the patriotic art, photo and computer generated contests conducted in the public and parochial schools of Burbank. At 4 p.m., the audience will pause to pledge allegiance to our nation's flag. For more information, call (818) 848-9560.

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TUESDAY

California Foreclosure Institute will present a free two-hour workshop for beginning investors and Realtors on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. The workshop is complimentary but reservations are required. To register visit www.Foreclosure Workshop.net or call (888) 285-0101. For more information, call (818) 238-5577.

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The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department will host a fitness hike with the Burbank Nature Docents at 6:30 p.m. at Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. Hikes are moderate and last 1 ½ hours. Hikers should bring water and dress appropriately. For more information, call (818) 238-5440.

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Adults who want to improve basic reading and writing skills are invited to attend a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. The program is free and is for adults, 18+ who speak and understand English. For more information, call (818) 238-5577.

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WEDNESDAY

The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department will host a moderate fitness hike with the Burbank Nature Docents at 6:30 p.m. at Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. Hikes are moderate and last 1 ½ hours. Hikers should bring water and dress appropriately. For more information, call (818) 238-5440.

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The Colony Theatre Company will present the first production of its 35th anniversary season with “2 Pianos 4 Hands” by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt with preview performances at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Friday at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. The show will open on June 20 and close on July 26. Preview tickets are $20-$25 and $50 opening night through closing night. For tickets, call (818) 558-7000 Ext. 15 or visit www.colonytheatre.org.

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THURSDAY

An information session on a tuition-free, diploma-granting, online public high school will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Holiday Inn, 1505 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Benefits for parents and students seeking a personalized education experience focused on individual learning styles and goals will be discussed. For more information, e-mail kimberlyc@insightschools.net.

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ONGOING

MONDAY

The Keystone Seniors Club, a social and nonprofit organization for members 55 or older, meets at 11 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month for a meeting and lunch at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 845-2044.

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

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Seniors can have lunch at 11:30 a.m. weekdays at the Don Tuttle Senior Center, 1731 N. Ontario St. The center also offers a free loaf of bread Mondays and Wednesdays (supplies are limited). For more information, call (818) 238-5367.

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Tai Chi is at 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information about the club, call (818) 238-5353.

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Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Family Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St. For more information, call (818) 847-4379.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. weekly at McCambridge Park Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Room 2. For more information, call (818) 843-4893.

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Women's Self-Defense Safety Classes for people 13 and older meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekly at Burbank Family Martial Arts, 1312-B W. Magnolia Blvd. Registration is required. For more information, call (818) 566-8676.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Little White Chapel, 1711 Avon St. Anyone who has a problem with compulsive eating is invited to attend. For more information, call (818) 342-2222.

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The Van Bloem Singers rehearse from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New members are accepted. For more information, call Elaine Paonessa, musical director, at (818) 845-6851.

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Village Church offers a support group for those who have problems with drug and alcohol addiction, anger, depression, anxiety and overeating at 7:30 p.m. at 3216 W. Victory Blvd. For more information, call (818) 843-4883.

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Gamblers Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St. For more information, call (818) 563-4122.

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Burbank Park and Recreation presents a tai chi chuan class from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Verdugo Park, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. Tuition is $75 for nine classes. For more information, call (818) 238-5390.

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Providence Health System presents Kundalini yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. in room 104 of the Providence Occupational Health Center, 3413 W. Pacific Ave., Burbank. Cost is $5 per session. Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a mat. Call Jim Eldridge (818) 953-4487.

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Public Speaking class for seniors 55 and older is at 9:30 a.m. at the Don Tuttle Senior Center, 1731 N. Ontario St., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 238-5367.

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A tie-dye class is offered for Seniors 55+ at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at the Don Tuttle Senior Center, 1731 N. Ontario St., Burbank. Call (818) 238-5367.

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TUESDAY

“Are You New to Joslyn?” meets at 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Questions about the senior center's services and programs are encouraged. (818) 238-5353.

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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. Call (800) 734-5410 or e-mail pihra4@yahoo.com.

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The Glendale Jewel City Kiwanis Club has its weekly business meeting at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner, at Clancy's Seafood Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Seating is limited to 50. Dinner is $18.50 and includes soft drinks, tax and tip. Reservations are required. For reservations, call Rich Jessup at (818) 370-6930.


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