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Glendale News Press


Glendale/La Crescenta Stamp Club meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at La Crescenta Los Angeles County Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Buy, sell and swap postage stamps. E-mail:


The Character and Ethics Project of Glendale, Downtown Merchants and Glendale Arts are presenting the first Athletes with Character and Ethics Awards at 7 p.m. reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $5. Call: (818) 243-2539.


Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly will hear Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, U.S. Air Force Retired, talk about being the senior military aide to President Bill Clinton, at 6:30 p.m. at Clancy’s Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Bring a canned food item to benefit the local Salvation Army food bank efforts.



The Executive Toastmasters Club meets every Monday at 7 a.m. at the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The group helps people overcome the fear of speaking in public. For more information, call (818) 956-8300.


Glendale Community College and Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church offer free English-as-a-Second- Language classes from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, Education Building, Room 23, 2700 Montrose Ave. Classes are available on a drop-in basis. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5033.

A health and fitness class meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Pacific Park Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 243-5196.

The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays in the choir room of the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. The chorus is not affiliated with the church. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Sharon at (626) 403-5622 or Marion at (818) 353-4622.


The nondenominational Pioneer Club, a club for seniors, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Come for the pot luck, bingo, picnics and entertainment. For more information, call (818) 248-1727.

The Prepared Speakers Toastmasters Club of Glendale welcomes everyone who would like to improve their communication and develop leadership skills to its potluck meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council, 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale. Members must be 18 years old to join. The club meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For more information, call President Jon Maeda at (818) 984-7259.

The Friends of the Glendale Public Library Book Nook bookstore is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Donations of used books are welcome. For more information, call (818) 548-2020.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for a weigh-in, and from 6 to 7 p.m. for a program and meeting every Monday in Chaffee Hall at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, call (818) 248-4825.


A Free New Mothers Forum, a support group for new mothers, is every Tuesday at Verdugo Hills Hospital. Mothers and infants are invited to come from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and mothers and toddlers up to age 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

Duplicate bridge games are at noon at the Regency Bridge Club, 303 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Card games and refreshments are $8; first-timers receive a coupon for a future replay. For more information, call (818) 500-8669.

The Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of every month and at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month at Joselito’s West Restaurant, 7308 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. For more information, call (818) 248-9335.


La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, Aging Adults Receiving Plentiful Lunch program, has lunch at noon the fourth Tuesday of the month in the church’s Koopmans Hall, 2902 Montrose Ave. For more information, call (818) 249-8124.

The Canasta Club meets from 1:30 to 5 p.m. the second and third Tuesdays of the month at CitiBank West in the downstairs community room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call (8180 248-9335.

The Glendale affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for family and friends of those suffering from depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia at Arden House, 1540 Colorado St., Glendale. For more information, call (310) 663-3844.

The Jewel City Kiwanis Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Clancy’s Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (818) 949-4603.

Women’s basketball meets for casual pick-up games from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pacific Community Center (Gym B), 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-4098.

Verdugo Hills Hospital offers a breast feeding class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. The cost is $25 for patients and $30 for non-patients. For registration, call Teri at (818) 952-2272.

A Christian 12 Step program to help with co-dependency issues meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in Pastor John Jackson’s office at the Glendale Church of the Brethren, 626 N. Pacific Ave. For more information, e-mail or visit www.myglendalechurch. org.

Verdugo Hills Hospital offers an Infant Care Workshop the third Tuesday of each month. Expecting parents can learn how to change diapers, bathe and hold their baby, take their temperature and basic first aid from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth floor at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. It costs $30 for hospital patients and $35 for non-patients. To register, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.


Glendale Bachelor ‘n’ Bachelorettes Square Dance club hosts a square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at the Glendale First United Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. The dance is $6 per person. For more information, call (818) 846-8848.

The YWCA of Glendale offers free support groups in Armenian for women who are or have been victims of domestic violence from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at an undisclosed location in Glendale. The groups cover topics including parenting, self-esteem, recovery from abuse and others issues. Free child care is provided. For more information or to obtain the address, call (818) 240-0888.

Glendale One Toastmasters meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Shaker’s Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Call (818) 242-5586.