BEST BET: The “In Praise of Music” concert series presents flutist
Susan Greenberg, pictured, at 4 p.m. Sunday with a chamber music concert
at the Church of the Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Canada
Flintridge. Also playing are Judith Farmer on the bassoon and Gayle
Levant on the harp. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors and students. For
more information, call 790-1185.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers free blood-pressure
screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Emergency Department,
1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call 409-8100.
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,
“Exploring Spirituality” is a free support group for adults 50 or
older from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center,
201 E. Colorado St. For more information and reservations, call 953-4487.
The Adams Square Merchants Assn. will meet at 10 a.m. at I-Ben Typesetting, 1100 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Topics to be discussed will be an
update on the public-improvement project, Charter Communications and the
June 15 summer event. For more information, call 247-2909.
Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a “Coffee,
Conversation and Current Events” meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon 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.
Seniors are invited to a presentation by Don Hokanson of the Los
Angeles County Area Agency on Aging at 11 a.m. at the Glendale Adult
Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. The meeting is for those 60 or
older and interested in becoming a California Senior Legislature Assembly
member or senator. For more information, call (213) 738-2947 or (800)
The General Richard Gridley Chapter of the National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s
Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd. A tea is planned for the local high
school winners of the DAR American History Essay Contest. Visitors and
parents are welcome. For more information, call 846-7274.
The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The speaker will be Joan
Thirkettle, director of Community Services at the Glendale YMCA. For more
information, call 507-6210.
The Glendale Central Library presents stories and crafts for children
6 and older from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard
St. For more information, call 548-2035.
Glendale Presbyterian Church will begin the winter schedule for “Alpha
Program,” from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. at 1332 Justin Ave. This is a 10-week
practical introduction to the Christian faith. For more information, call
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will hold its Valentine
mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mountview Retirement Residence, 2640
Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call 249-7171.
The Glendale Historical Society will hold a lecture program at 7:30
p.m. at the Boy Scout Service Center, 1325 Grandview Ave. Jim Glaser,
assistant director of planning for the city of Glendale, will present a
video and discuss the great flood of 1934. For more information, call
Comedy and music will be on tap at 8 p.m. at Krispy Komedy, 154 S.
Brand Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes Krispy Kreme donuts. For more
information, call 247-1116.
The Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., presents “Never Too
Late” through Saturday. Performances are at 8 p.m. today through
Saturday, and 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Tickets range from $13 to
$16. For more information, call 244-8481.
The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Business Networking International
meets at 7 a.m. at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey
Drive. For more information, call 352-8833.
Crescenta-Canada Pet Hospital, 3502 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, is
holding a free Pet Dental Seminar at 7 p.m. Find out how dental disease
can affect your pet’s overall health and what you can do about it. For
reservations, call 248-3963.
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 at the Brandview Collection
Restaurant, 109 E. Harvard St. The program will be “Saluting the Boy
Scouts” on their 92nd birthday. For more information, call 790-6643.
The Glendale Central Library invites children 3 to 5 to nursery tales
and crafts from 10:30 to 11 a.m. through Feb. 28. The library is at 222
E. Harvard St. For more information, call 548-2035.
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
“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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. For more information, call 957-4071.
Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation will host a free living-trust
seminar at 3 and 7 p.m. in the the fourth floor Council Room, 1812
Verdugo Blvd. For reservations, call 952-2226.
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 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 at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium at Glendale
Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Tai chi helps
relieve stress. The class is $4 per session. To register, call 409-8057.
The Kiwanis of Glendale will meet at noon at the Elks Lodge, 120 E.
Colorado St. For more information, call 242-1231.
The Glendale Adult Recreation Club holds ballroom dancing from 1:30 to
4 p.m. at 201 E. Colorado St. The club also provides trips, classes and
bingo. For more information, call 241-6140.
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. From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays,
admission is free. Admission is $7.50, $5 for students and seniors, $3
for children. For more information, call (323) 667-2000, ext. 329.
The Women’s Committee of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn. will
hold a fund-raiser with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at
7:30 p.m., at the Brandview Collection, 109 E. Harvard St. “A Night on
Broadway” will feature comedy star and soloist Maria Weber and the
singing and dancing of Bill and Deborah Barlett. Tickets are $65. For
tickets and information, call 240-2234.
The Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale, presents the
classic Broadway play “Never Too Late.” Performances are at 8 p.m. today
and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee Saturday. For tickets, call 244-8481.
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will take a “Chocolate
Covered L.A.” tour. The bus leaves at 8:45 a.m. from Whites Art Store,
2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Stops will include Godiva’s Chocolate
Shoppe, shopping for gourmet and kitchen items, lunch at the Farmer’s
Market and more. The price is $40. For more information, call 249-7171.
The Glendale Parks, Recreation & Community Services Division will
hosts its 24th annual “Winter Wonderland” at 10 a.m. at Brand Park, 1601
W. Mountain St. There will be 50 tons of man-made snow for children of
all ages to play in. Plastic snow disks will be provided for downhill
slides. Entertainment and refreshments will be available. In case of
rain, the event will be canceled. For more information, call 548-3792.
Barnes & Noble, 245 N. Brand Blvd., presents children’s illustrator
Theresa Smythe at 11 a.m. to read her new picture book, “The Runaway
Valentine,” and share her Valentine crafts. For more information, call
Red Bone will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Theatre
at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los
Angeles. The group combines Latin, hard rock, and soul. Tickets are $15.
For reservations, call (323) 667-2000, ext. 354.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
The La Canada High School Instrumental Music Department will hold its
annual fund-raiser, “Winter Forte,” from 6 to 10 p.m. in the school’s
cafeteria, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. There will be a buffet dinner, live and
silent auctions, raffle and music. Tickets purchased early are $15, $17
at the door. For more information, call 952-6345.
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will hold its annual Rummage Sale from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. For more
information, call 957-9806.
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
The La Crescenta Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave., will have a Chinese
New Year celebration at 2 p.m. The Year of the Horse will be rung in with
dancing dragons and stories. For more information, call 248-5313.
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
The Sierra Chamber Players will give a free Valentine concert at 3
p.m. at the Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain St. Enjoy the music by
Brahms, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Dale. For more information, call
Jazz Celebrations presents the Eileina Williams Quintet at 5 p.m. at
the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. Donations will be taken.
For more information, call 240-9000.
The All-American Boys’ Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Alex
Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., in Glendale. The chorus will perform in
support of the Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Endowment
Ministry. Tickets range from $18 to $35, and $150 for VIP seating, which
includes an after-concert reception. For tickets call, 244-7241.
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The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. will hold a
fund-raiser from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh
Lane, La Canada Flintridge. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” will feature
The Towne Singers in concert. Tickets are $25 per person, and will not be
sold at the door. For tickets, call 248-0836.
Glendale Community College’s Adult Community Training Center has
openings in its job-search classes from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through
Friday at 1122 E. Garfield Ave. Learn how to write a professional resume,
fill out an employment application and more. For more information, call
242-4350, ext. 5690.
Executive Toastmasters Breakfast Club meets from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. 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
“Getting Financing For Your Business” is a seminar from 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. at SCORE, 330 N. Brand Blvd. The fee is $20 at the door. For more
information, call 552-3206.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
The La Canada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., will hold its
fourth in a series of lectures at 7 p.m. The topic will be a presented by
Todd Shultz, director of sales and marketing for the Los Angeles Opera,
on “Putting Together an Opera -- From Soup to Nuts.” For more
information, call 790-3330.
Author Gloria D. Miklowitz will hold a “Writing For Publication
Workshop” for teens from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the La Canada Flintridge
Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave. To register, call 790-3330.
Enjoy singing? The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus meets at 9:30 a.m. at
the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. There are no
tryouts. All ages are accepted. For more information, call 790-7379 or
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.
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 who wants to get fit to the sounds of Glenn Miller, ‘50s rock ‘n’
roll and 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 sessions. The first class
is free. For more information, call 502-2303.
“Common Investment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them” is a free seminar
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Classroom A at Glendale Adventist Medical
Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. For reservations, call 409-8100.
The Glendale Religious Leaders Assn. will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the First Congregational Church, 2001 Canada Blvd. The speaker will be
Harry Schwartzbart on “Separation of Church and State.” Lunch is $5.
Reservations are helpful but not required. For more information, call
Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a free seminar from 2
to 4 p.m. at 1420 S. Central Ave. Dr. Ben B. Shenassa will talk about the
latest in prevention and early detection and treatment of prostate
cancer, as well as other male urological problems. For reservations, call
The Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., will show the
works of artists Gretchen Gates and Joseph Corso. The art exhibit,
“Windows and Doors,” will be on display through March 1. Gallery hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 548-2051.
Canasta, anyone? If you enjoy the game or would like to learn join the
Canasta players from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at CalFed
Bank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. There is a $2 fee to cover rent and
refreshments. For more information, call 769-7707.
Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker’s Inn
Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (866)
The Jewel City Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. in Carlson Fellowship
Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St.
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The Genealogical Friends of the La Canada Flintridge Library will meet
from 10 a.m. to noon at 4545 Oakwood Drive. The speaker will be Jan
Jennings on “Researching Genealogy in Southern California Libraries.” The
meetings are open to anyone interested in family history and genealogical
research. For more information, call 790-0516.
The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meets at 7:15
a.m. at Higley’s Coffee Club, 714 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
Business people will learn how to expand their business through
networking. For more information, call 952-5657.
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.
City of Glendale Parks Recreation & Community Services will hold a
free Estate Planning Workshop at 10:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at
Sparr Heights Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way. For more information, call
The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The speaker will be G.J. Liotta
with a slide persentation. For more information, call 507-6210.
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“An Historical Journey Through America’s Music” will be presented at 7
p.m. at the La Canada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave. Craig Newton
uses a variety of instruments to show the different styles of music that
make up “American Music.” To sign up for this free program, call
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse,
4004 La Crescenta Ave. The program will feature the Van Bloem Singers.
For more information, call 353-4592.
The Mount Olive Lutheran Church Women will hold its Senior Citizen’s
Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3561 Foothill Blvd. Following lunch
will be a sing-along with guitarist Bill Severance. Admission is $3,
payable at the door. For reservations, call 248-4253.
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its February Mixer
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foothill Painting, 3712 Foothill Blvd. There will be
fun, food and prizes. Admission is $5, and $3 for members. For more
information, call 248-4957.
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