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BEST BET: A “Celebration of Swing,” featuring the music of big band

legends, will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Alex Theatre, 216 N.

Brand Blvd. Pictured is vocalist Beryl Davis, who will sing World War II

melodies like “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “In The Mood.” Tickets range from


$20 to $30. For more information, call (800) 414-2539.


Qigong (chi kung) is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at

Nibley Park, 1103 E. Mountain Ave. The 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.

Kenneth Village Merchants Assn. will meet from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at

George’s Restaurant, 1418 W. Kenneth Road. For more information, call


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 Glenn

Miller, ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and other contemporary music. The class

consists of aerobic dance, resistance band strengthening and stretching

and flexibility exercise. The fee is $24 for eight sessions or $40 for 16

session. The first class is free. For more information, call 502-2303.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host a free seminar,

“Investing in Uncertain Times,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Classroom A,

1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. For reservations, call 409-8100.


The Las Amigas-YWCA meets at 11:15 a.m. in the Regency Room at the

Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The speaker will be Charles

Hausback, director of the Huell Houser programs. He will speak on

“Digging for California Gold.” Lunch will be at noon. For more

information, call 244-2616.

Glendale Beautiful meets at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon at

Joe Bridges Clubhouse, 2501 E. Glenoaks Blvd. The speaker will be Blaine

Allen. For more information, call 246-3634.

The Glendale Religious Leaders Assn. will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m.

in the Family Room at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Louise St. The

speakers will be Delia Barreto of the Glendale Homeless Coalition, Lynn

Berry of Project Achieve and Joan Thirkettle of the Cold Weather Shelter.

Lunch is $5. For more information or reservations, call 242-8873.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Glendale Chapter, meets at

6 p.m. at the Verdugo Mental Health Building, 1552 E. Colorado St. The

speaker will be Dr. Southard, who will discuss the state of mental health

in Los Angeles County, and the role and priorities of the Los Angeles

County Department of Mental Health. For more information, call 248-8045.

Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at

Shaker’s Inn Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. The club is for both men and

women. For more information, call (866) 862-7862.

The Barbershop Quartet Singers meet at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta

Women’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. For more information, call 249-6766.


The Los Angeles Breakfast Club will host a buffet at 7 a.m. at 3201

Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. The club raises funds for charities in

Glendale and other areas in Los Angeles County. For more information,

call 507-6531.

“Exploring Spirituality” is a free support group for adults 50 or

older from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Glendale Adult

Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. For more information and

reservations, call 953-4487.

“Promoting and Protecting Your Invention” workshop will be held from

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE, 330 N. Brand Blvd. Patent attorney Robert M.

Sperry will talk about the value of patents, trademarks and copyrights

and promoting your invention. The fee is $20 at the door. For more

information, call 552-3206.

Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a “Coffee,

Conversation and Current Events” meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon every

Wednesday, at the Senior Center, 1330 Glendale Ave. It will be

facilitated by two senior peer counselors, and will give you the

opportunity to meet new friends and talk about current events.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-2396.

The La Crescenta Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse,

4004 La Crescenta Ave. The guest speaker will be Jim Rawls on “American

First Ladies.” For more information, call 353-4592.

The Mount Olive Lutheran Women will hold a senior citizen’s luncheon

from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill

Blvd., La Crescenta. The Rev. Donald Lecher, retired Methodist minister

who served in Glendale will show his collection of crosses. There is a $3

donation at the door. For reservations, call 248-4253.

The Maple Park Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in the

Recreation Center at Maple Park, 820 E. Maple St. The guest speaker will

be Glendale Police Department gang investigator Arnelle De Guzman. For

more information, call 548-4015.

Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Canada

Flintridge, will exhibit the works of Maura Dutra, Bruce Hamilton Dorn

and Rick Drobner through Jan. 29. For gallery hours, call 790-4386.

The Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., presents “Never Too

Late” through Feb. 9. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through

Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets range from $16

to $13. For more information, call 244-8481.


The Glendale Certified Farmers Market is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

on Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Wilson Avenue. Farmers arrive

with fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey and more.

The Rotary Club of Glendale meets at noon every Thursday at the

Brandview Collection Restaurant, 109 E. Harvard St. The speaker will be

Chip Stone of the Character and Ethics Project. For more information,

call 790-6643.

A support group for depression and manic depression or bipolar

disorder meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in Psychiatric Unit 1 at Glendale

Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call

(323) 662-5564.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers free blood pressure

screenings seven days a week, 24 hours a day in the Emergency Department,

1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call 409-8100.

“Studio Artists” is a small group of animators and scene painters from

local studios who will exhibit their personal fine art paintings at

Whites Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The exhibit continues

through Feb. 11. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

Saturday. For more information, call 957-4071.

The Glendale Central Library invites children 7 to 14 and their

parents from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to “Puppets and Players.” They will meet

each Thursday in the Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard St., to make

puppets, sets and props and perform live shows. For more information,

call 548-2035.

Wear your pajamas and slippers for storytime at 7 p.m. at Barnes &

Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave. For more information, call


The Glendale Youth Coalition’s Executive Committee will meet from 4 to

5:30 p.m. in Room 100, in the downstairs training room at 613 E.

Broadway. For more information, call 548-3219.

Crescenta Valley Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunland-Tujunga

Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. For more information, call



The Glendale Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Glendale,

100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. A buffet breakfast will be served. For more

information, call 500-0303, ext. 29.

Tai chi classes will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Friday in January, in

the auditorium at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase

Drive. Tai chi helps to relieve stress. The class is $4 per session. To

register, call 409-8057.

The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will meets every Friday at noon at the

Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. For more information, call 956-8300.

Improve your filing and oral communication skills by enrolling in a

Business Communications class at Glendale Community College’s Adult

Community Training Center, 1122 E. Garfield Ave. Classes meet from noon

to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. For more information,

call 242-4350, ext. 5690.

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center will hold a free seminar

from 2 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave. Dr. Rozella S.

Knox will talk and share photos of her recent trip to Africa. For more

information, call 502-2348.

The Autry Museum of Western Heritage presents the

“Mountain-Family-Spirit: The Arts and Culture of the Ute Indians” through

Feb. 27. The museum is at 4700 Western Heritage Way. The hours are from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. On Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.,

admission is free. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for students and

seniors, $3 for children. For more information, call (323) 667-2000, ext.


The Glendale Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour

at the Red Cross Building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd. The speaker will be Ron

Wong, former chief deputy appointment secretary to Gov. Gray Davis. For

more information, call 243-6459 or 543-0863.


Join The Smoky Hollow Carvers for a free woodcarving class from 9 to

11:30 a.m. at Crescenta Valley Park, at the corner of Dunsmore and

Honolulu avenues.

The Southern California Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will

meet from 10 a.m. to noon in Council Room B at Verdugo Hills Hospital,

1812 Verdugo Blvd. Dr. Christine Evelyn, rheumatologist will speak on

“What Family and Friends Need to Know About Scleroderma.” For more

information, call 952-1944.

The Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., invites children 4

and older and their parents from 2 to 3 p.m. to “All Together Now,” with

stories and crafts to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For more information, call 548-2035.

“Celebration of Swing,” a concert of American music for those who love

the Big Band era, will be at 8 p.m. at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand

Blvd. Tickets range from $20 to $30. For more information, call (800)



The Writers & Authors Group meets at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 245

N. Glendale Ave. Bring your novel, memoir, screenplay and support to meet

with others who share your passion. It’s free. For more information, call


A rare relic collection is on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., through Jan. 27. Other pieces

on exhibit are rare gems, ancient biblical coins and more. Admission is

free. For more information, call (800) 204-3131.

Jazz Celebrations presents The Nairobi Trio Plus 2 at 5 p.m. at the

First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. A donation will be taken. For

more information, call 240-9000.

“How The West Was Worn” is on exhibit through Jan. 21 at the Autry

Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. More

than 150 items are on display that tell the story of Western wear -- its

influences, traditions and effect on American fashion. The museum is open

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $7.50 for

adults, $5 for seniors and students and $3 for children. For more

information, call (323) 667-2000.


Executive Toastmasters Breakfast Club meets from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m.

every Monday at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Learn to

become a more effective communicator and leader by speaking and working

with peers in a warm and supportive environment. For more information,

call 508-6171 or 957-4383.

Glendale Community College is offering a variety of free Lifelong

Learning Seminars, during the six-week winter session. Some classes meet

at the main campus, others are at various locations in the community. For

information, call 243-5196.

The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will meet at 7 p.m. at

Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. This will be a business meeting regarding

urgent issues facing Glendale in 2002, as well as the election of

officers for 2002. For more information, call 246-9633.

JAN. 15

“Developing Your Business Plan” is a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon, at

SCORE. 330 N. Brand Blvd. Financial planning expert Harry Redinger will

conduct the seminar. There is a $20 fee at the door. For more

information, call 552-3206.

To list an event, send complete information, including any available

photos, to Around Town, c/o Glendale News-Press, P.O. Box 991, Glendale,

CA 91209, or fax to 241-1975, or by phone at 637-3205.