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Glendale area events: Community College to present faculty/alumni dance production

Glendale Community College
A faculty/alumni dance production will be presented at Glendale Community College this weekend.
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Glendale Community College will present its annual faculty/alumni dance production at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec.14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in the college’s auditorium.

The school is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5494, or visit

An aerial photography exhibit is on display at the Forest Lawn Museum

An exhibit called “The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present” will be on display through March 8 at the Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.


The exhibit features aerial photography works from the 19th century into the 21st century. Both photos and videos are featured in the exhibit.

For more information, visit or call (888) 204-3131.

Fiesta de Las Luminarias is coming up

Glendale Beautiful will host “Fiesta de Las Luminarias” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Casa Adobe De San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale.

On Dec. 13, there will be a cacao ceremony. On Dec. 14, there will be a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca as well as a piñata for children to play with, followed by a piano recital at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or email

Church to present Nativity event

A drive-through Nativity event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.


While driving through the site, attendees will see various scenes from the Nativity story.

For more information, visit or call (818) 353-8080.

Holiday tea event slated at high school

An annual holiday tea will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the lower quad area at Hoover High School, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale.

English tea and sandwiches will be served. Tickets cost $10. Participants can also attend a silent auction and take part in holiday shopping.

For more information, visit

Park to host ‘Holiday at the Old Stone Barn’

An event called “Holiday at the Old Stone Barn” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the old stone barn in Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale.

The event will include a holiday craft table as well as a performance by the Towne Singers. Those who want to attend must RSVP.

For more information, visit To RSVP, call (818) 548-3795.

College to host holiday ceramics sale

A semiannual holiday ceramics sale will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Glendale Community College’s Student Center.

The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the school’s ceramics department for supplies, funding guest lecturers and workshops.


For more information, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 3059, or visit

Holiday Tea and Japan Culture Day event to be held

The Shoseian Teahouse will host an event called “Holiday Tea and Japan Culture Day” from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in Brand Library Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

This event will feature two tea ceremonies, a Koto performance and a martial-arts demonstration. The two tea ceremonies will have limited seating, and there is a donation request of $20 per person.

For more information, visit or email

Concert to feature solo mandolin performance

Glendale Noon Concerts will present a musical performance from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the sanctuary at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale.

The concert will feature mandolin player Evan J. Marshall performing works by Edward DiCapua, Franz Schubert, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Anderson and Gioacchino Rossini.

For more information, email, call (818) 244-7241 or visit

Author to hold book signing in bookstore

A book signing will be held for author Varak Kaloustian’s new book “Psycho Star Showdown” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Abril Bookstore, 415 E. Broadway, Glendale.

“Psycho Star Showdown” is the third installment in Kaloustian’s sci-fi series “The Legend of V.”

For more information, visit

Ugly sweater party slated on Artsakh Avenue Paseo

An event called “Ugly Sweater Party in the Paseo” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, on the Artsakh Avenue Paseo between Broadway and Wilson Avenue in Glendale.

Along with an ugly sweater contest, there will be crafts and dancing.


For more information, visit, call (818) 548-2792 or email

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