AROUND TOWN

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.

TODAY

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

502-2303.

"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,

call 249-6766.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

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

5663.

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.

SATURDAY

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,

call 240-2393.

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.

SUNDAY

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

546-2538.

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.

MONDAY

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.

MAY 1

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.

MAY 2

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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