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BEST BET: Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery will host a book signing

from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.

Kevin Roderick, pictured, will sign his book, “The San Fernando Valley:

America’s Suburb.” Roderick was a staff writer and editor at the Los

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Angeles Times, and Los Angeles bureau chief for The Industry Standard

magazine. For more information, call 790-4386.

TODAY

GLENDALE

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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,

call 507-6531.

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

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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 MOMS Club of Glendale will meet at 10 a.m. at the American Red

Cross, 1501 S. Blvd. Meet other moms who share your interest and

concerns. Club activities include age-appropriate play groups, field

trips and more. Annual membership fee is $25. For more information, call

623-7225.

West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis Club will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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for lunch in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. The speaker will be Don

Hanson of the American Red Cross. For more information, call 507-6210.

Glendale Community College’s adult education program offers a class on

“Memoirs and More” from 1 to 3 p.m. through June 12, at Sparr Heights

Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way. The class can be entered at any time

during the semester. Preserve your life story and share your experiences

of the people, places and events that made your life memorable. For more

information, call 243-5196.

The Building and Fire Board will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 105 of the

Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. Architects, engineers,

contractors, homeowners and business owners are welcome. For more

information, call 548-3214.

Glendale Presbyterian Church will begin the spring “Alpha Program”

from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. at 1332 Justin Ave. Open enrollment is today and

April 24. For more information, call 956-8117.

Author Ann Werner will discuss her novel, “The People Next Door,” at 7

p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more

information, call 548-2035.

A free film festival will be held at 7 p.m. at Glendale Community

College. The festival is sponsored by the Assn. of Latin American

Students and the Ethnic Studies Department. Films will be shown

Wednesdays through May 1 in the J.W. Smith Student Center, Room 212, 1500

N. Verdugo Road. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5470.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

The La Canada Flintridge Library will have a “Comedy Juggling Show”

from 7 to 8 p.m. with David Cousins. The show will have audience

involvement, interaction and music. The library is at 4545 Oakwood Ave.

For reservations, call 790-3330.

LA CRESCENTA

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.

THURSDAY

GLENDALE

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 program will be

on “Reading by 9.” Principals, librarians and teachers will be there to

receive books donated by the club. For more information, call 790-6643.

Preceptor Iota Tau, a Chapter of Beta Signa Phi and the Glendale YWCA

Las Amigas will hold a famous label “Dress Party” from 2 to 7 p.m. in the

Regency Room at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Nothing over

$38. For more information, call 244-2363.

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.

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

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

246-4677.

The Glendale Art Assn. will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the First German

Methodist Church Hall, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd. There will be a

demonstration by artist Penny Soto. The public is welcome. There is a $3

fee at the door. For more information, call 241-5692.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

Penelope’s Cafe, Books, & Gallery will hold a reception from 7 to 9

p.m. for Dorrie, who will display her floral photography through May 11,

at 1029 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call 790-4386.

LA CRESCENTA

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community

Room at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, 4554 Briggs Ave. There

will be a discussion on the proposed Nextel cellphone tower.

FRIDAY

GLENDALE

A free “Smoothie Celebration” will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

at Jamba Juice, 138 N. Brand Blvd. The store will give away 24-ounce

smoothies to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers

will be on hand to accept donations from customers.

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 from 9:30 to 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.

“Discover Yourself the Write Way” a seven-week writing adventure from

10:30 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 E.

Colorado St. There is a $3 fee for materials. To register, call Louise

Briley at 548-3772.

The Kiwanis Club 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.

Glendale College Adult Education Lifelong Learning Seminars is

offering an ongoing art history class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through June

14, at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. The class will focus on

the American continents from prehistoric to early Americas. Registration

takes place in the classroom. For more information, call 243-5196.

Glendale Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the American Red

Cross, 1501 S. Brand Blvd. The speaker will be Jennifer Hranilovich,

senior project associate for the Trust for Public Land. For more

information, call 243-6459.

Old Time Movie Night will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday by the Fremont

Elementary School Parents and Community Organization in the school

auditorium, 3320 Las Palmas Ave. Enjoy the comedy of Laurel & Hardy, the

Little Rascals and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a $2 donation.

Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks will be sold. The Fremont Parents and

Community Organization raises funds for equipment not supplied by the

Glendale Unified School District.

A “Twilight Tea” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glendale Central

Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Enjoy tea talk with Jerry Stevens. Bring your

favorite teacup. For more information, call 548-2042.

SATURDAY

GLENDALE

First Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon at R.

D. White School, 744 E., Doran St. The PTA will hold a rummage sale from

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for computers.

Early Childhood Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP)

will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at in Kreider Hall at Glendale

Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Free child care, lunch and

parenting books. There is a $20, fully refundable reservation fee. For

more information, call 980-0903.

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. will exhibit the wonders of

Tibetan art in “Mysticism Demystified: Appreciating Buddhist Art and

Meaning.” The exhibit will run through May 12. The museum is open daily

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call

204-3131, ext. 4781.

The Northwest Glendale Homeowners Assn. will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at

the Brand Library in the auditorium, 1601 W. Mountain St. The guest

speaker will be Fred DeLange, general manager of the Glendale Humane

Society.

The Glendale Central Library presents Ballet Folklorico de Nuestro

Corazon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard St.

The dance company will share the art and history of Mexican folk dancing.

For more information, call 548-2035.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at The Alex

Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. The program will feature German bass-baritone

Thomas Quasthoff. Jeffrey Kahane will also conduct the Haydn Symphony No.

102 in B-flat major and “Variaciones Concertantes” by Ginastera. Tickets

range from $13 to $55. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or by

calling, (213) 622-7001, ext. 215.

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

Stories and crafts for children will be from 10 to 11 a.m. every

Saturday at Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd. Bring

the kids and enjoy coffee and breakfast. For more information, call

790-4386.

LA CRESCENTA

Crescenta Valley High School music students will sell Krispy Kreme

doughnuts from 7 to 9 a.m. at Rite Aid, 2647 Foothill Blvd., Washington

Mutual Bank, 2963 Foothill Blvd., and Dominick’s, 2948 Foothill Blvd. The

sale will be held every Saturday.

SUNDAY

GLENDALE

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

246-4677.

A Health Fair Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main

auditorium at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. The

fair will offer height, weight, glaucoma testing, body fat testing, blood

pressure checks and spinal check screenings at no charge. There will be

free mammograms given to women who register by phone. To register or to

make transportation arrangements, call 409-8100.

WellnessWorks Holistic Healing Center and Bookstore hosts a “Writing

as a Way of Healing” group from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 540 W. Broadway. For

more information, call 247-5125.

The Carillon and Wesleyan Handbell Choirs of the First United

Methodist Church will present a free concert at 4 p.m. in Carlson

Fellowship Center, 130 N. Kenwood Ave. For more information, call

243-2105.

Glendale Greens will discuss Green Party candidates at its monthly

meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Goode House, 117 N. Cedar St. For more

information, call 242-4320.

MONDAY

GLENDALE

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

957-4383.

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.

Spring classes begin at Glendale College’s Community Services

Education Program. Classes are offered in arts and crafts, business

education, cooking, computers and more. For more information, call

548-0864, ext. 5015 or 5016.

LA CRESCENTA

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

353-8972.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meet at 6:30 p.m. for weigh-in and at

7 p.m. for the meeting, every Monday in Chaffee Hall, at the Church of

Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. For more information, call

248-0989.

TUESDAY

GLENDALE

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.

Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars Program is

offering a free course called “Understanding The Law.” The class will

meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sparr Heights Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way.

The class is designed to give seniors information about new laws,

provisions, contract law and wills. Registration takes place at the door.

For more information, call 243-5196.

Glendale Community College is offering an ongoing World Religions

class from 1 to 3 p.m. through June 11, at the Montrose Church of the

Nazarene, 2409 Florencita Drive. This course can be entered at any time

during the semester. The instructor is the Rev. David Roberts. For more

information, call 243-5196.

A free afternoon film program is held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the

auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more

information, call 548-2020.

The Glendale All-City Choir Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the

auditorium at Glendale High School, 1440 E. Broadway. The concert will

feature 230 singers from the Glendale College Concert Singers and College

Choir, the Crescenta Valley High School A Cappella Choir and Charismatics

and the Glendale High School A Cappella and Chamber Choirs. Tickets are

$5, and may be purchased at the door. For more information, call

242-3161, ext. 1172.

Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker’s Inn

Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (866)

862-7862.

The Jewel City Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. in Carlson Fellowship

Hall at the First Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St. The program will

salute the lure, romance, and heritage of the Old West.

LA CRESCENTA

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 Crescenta Valley Rotary Club meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday

at the Grand View Palace Restaurant, 2650 Foothill Blvd. For more

information, call 249-2016.

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.

APRIL 24

GLENDALE

Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host Hospice Foundations of

America’s Ninth Annual “Living With Grief: Loss in Later Life”

teleconference, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 1509

Wilson Terrace. This live satellite video broadcast will examine the ways

that professionals can better understand and respond to the needs of

older people coping with loss. For more information, call 409-8008.

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

photos, to Around Town, c/o News-Press, P.O. Box 991, Glendale, CA 91209,

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


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