BEST BET: Edvard Grieg Lodge 74, Sons of Norway, presents a "Heritage
Faire" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Lutheran Church in the
Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. Members of the
lodge are from Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta and all surrounding
areas. Pictured are the Scandia Dancers and members of the lodge who will
take part in the event. Enjoy Norwegian foods, entertainment, crafts,
costume parade and boutique. Tickets are $3 at the door. For more
information, call 249-8102 or (323) 254-2060.
Qigong (chi kung) is held from 6 to 6:50 a.m. every Tuesday and
Thursday at Nibley Park, 1103 E. Mountain Ave. This self-healing exercise
is practiced daily by people for health, longevity, creativity and mental
clarity. The charge is $5 per class. For more information, call 507-4807.
Glendale Memorial's Cardiac Fitness Center offers "Big Band Exercise
Classes" from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of
the Glendale Heart Center, 1420 S. Central Ave. The class is available to
anyone in the community who wants to get fit to the sounds of Glen
Miller, '50s rock 'n' roll and other contemporary music. The class
consists of aerobic dance, resistance band strengthening and stretching
and flexibility exercises. The fee is $24 for eight sessions or $40 for
16 sessions. The first class is free. For more information, call
"The Birthday Party" is on display through May 20, at the Brand
Library Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St. The exhibit features the works of
more than 60 international wood-turning artists and West Coast furniture
makers, and is centered around the theme of a birthday party. Turned wood
objects on display include a cake, presents, hats, favors and more.
Gallery hours are from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 to 6 p.m.
on Wednesday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more
information, call 548-2051.
A free seminar on "The Self-Management of Chronic Pain" will be at 2
p.m. at the Solheim Lutheran Home, 2236 Merton Ave., Eagle Rock. Learn
about comfort measures other than medication that can provide relief from
chronic pain. For more information, call (323) 257-7518.
Glendale One Toastmasters, a public speaking organization for men and
women meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Tony Roma's Restaurant, 126 N. Maryland
Ave. For more information, call (866) 862-7862.
The Barbershop Quartet Singers meet at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the
La Crescenta Women's Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. For more information,
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club will hold a buffet at 7 a.m. at 3201
Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. The guest speaker will be Charles Bausback,
director of research for the Huell Howser programs. Entertainment will be
by Signe Kennedy. The club raises funds for charities in Glendale and
other areas in Los Angeles County. For more information, call 507-6531.
Join author Lisa Precious at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 245
N. Glendale Ave. She will talk about her book "Premiere Parent Los
Angeles," the survival guide for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. It
provides ideas for things to see and do, from theme parks, playgrounds,
classes and more. It's free. For more information, call 246-4677.
The African Violet Society of Montrose will meet at 11 a.m. at
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. The guest
speaker will be Jane Brockie on "How to remedy long neck African
violets." For more information, call (323) 663-0973.
The Verdugo Hills Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference
Center of the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. World
travelers Frank and Ruth Dobos will take you through the natural wonders
of the Southwest. For more information, call (323) 259-8729.
"Wow! It's Wednesday" meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children's
Room at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Children 6 and
older can enjoy stories and crafts. Admission is free and materials will
be provided. For more information, call 548-2035.
Interested in updating your computer and clerical skills? For
information about the free training and placement services, attend an
informational meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Glendale Community
College's Adult Community Training Center, Room 220, 1122 E. Garfield Ave. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5682.
Yoga at the Village is offering a free yoga class at 7 p.m. at
Nordstrom Glendale, in the Glendale Galleria, 200 W. Broadway. The class
is suitable for all ages and Nordstrom will provide a healthy treat for
those participating. For reservations, call 502-9922, ext. 1560.
A free class on parenting will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the
lounge at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. Dr. Elaine
Silverman's topic will be "How to Communicate with Your Child." For more
information, call 240-9000 or 244-7319.
Glendale Community College will present "This is the Way Democracy
Looks Like" at 7 p.m. at 1500 N. Verdugo Road as part of a film festival
sponsored by the Assn. of Latin American Students and the Ethnic Studies
Department. The festival runs through May 2. Admission is free. For more
information, call 240-1000, ext. 5470.
Glendale Certified Farmers Market is held from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. every
Thursday on Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Wilson Avenue. Farmers
arrive with fresh vegetables and fruit, eggs, honey and more.
The Women's Civic League will hold its Springtime Membership Luncheon
at 11:30 a.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 1510 E. Colorado. The program
will be "Old Time Radio" with Sam and Pat Nickelson.
The Glendale Office Team, 700 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, will join
the Office Team Career Club from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in a free forum. Office
Team staff will moderate the discussion and assist participants in
setting career goals. The event is open to the public. For more
information, call 550-0910.
The American Legion Post 127, 714 W. Wilson Ave., will hold a comedy
show at 6 p.m. to raise funds for disabled veterans. Admission is $10 and
includes a Mexican dinner. For more information, call (626) 574-3504.
The Glendale Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Hilton
Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. A buffet breakfast is served. For more
information, call 500-0303, ext. 29.
Free Internet orientation classes will be held at the La Crescenta
Public Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave. Learn about the Internet and
e-mail. Training sessions are available for all ages. Stop by the library
for an appointment, or call 248-5313.
"ARTtimesART," an annual student art show, is being held through May
19 in the Art Galley at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free and
open to the public. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5545 or
The Glendale Community College Music Theater production of "Kiss Me
Kate" begins at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the
Auditorium Mainstage Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Tickets are $14 for
general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $6 each for groups
of 10 or more. They may be purchased at the door. For more information,
call 240-1000, ext. 5618.
Storytime Junction with Ruthie will be at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble
Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave. Ruthie will read the story "Rolie Polie
Olie" by William Joyce. It's free. For more information, call 246-4677.
Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, is hosting a "Start
Smart" open house from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors can take a tour, look in
on classes and chat with faculty, staff and students at more than 80
booths. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 3031.
Pacific Studio for Dance in Glendale will host "Celebrate National
Dance Week" from 1 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Glendale Central
Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Performing will be the In Sync Youth
Ensemble. The event is free and open to the public. For more information,
Purple Circle, Hoover High School's booster club, will sponsor its
annual "Street Scene Carnival" from 5 to 10 p.m. in the school's upper
quad, 651 Glenwood Road. There will be game booths, food and
entertainment. For more information, call 956-7815.
Poetry readings by Bart Edelman and Ruth Thompson McKernan will be
held at 2 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. The
free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Library in
celebration of National Poetry Month. For more information, call
Jazz Celebrations presents Jazz Friends at 5 p.m. at the First
Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. The group features Stacy Rowles,
Putter Smith and Dave Koonse. A freewill offering will be taken. For more
information, call 240-9000.
The Executive Toastmasters Breakfast Meetings will be from 7 to 8:30
a.m. Monday mornings at Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The
mission of a Toastmasters Club is to promote a mutually supportive and
positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity
to develop leadership and communication skills, which in turn foster
self-confidence and positive growth. For more information, call 956-8300.
"Mother Goose and Me," for children 6 months to 17 months, will be
held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Children's Room at the Glendale Central
Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Admission is free and all materials will be
provided. The event is sponsored by the Soroptomist International of
Glendale. For more information, call 548-2035.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 6 p.m. at the
Verdugo Mental Health Building, 1552 E. Colorado Blvd. The guest speaker
will be Joyce Lauterback. For more information, call 248-8045.
The film " One Fine Day" will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Glendale
Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. This is a story about two New
Yorkers who meet by chance while taking care of their children. For more
information, call 548-2030.
Glendale Memorial Hospital's 50-Plus "Book of the Month Club" meets at
11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Borders Books, 100 S.
Brand Blvd. For more information, call 502-2396.
Glendale Memorial Hospital's 50-Plus will present a free "Caregiving
Support Group" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of
the month, in the Senior Service Center, 1330 S. Glendale Ave. For more
information, call 502-2396.
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