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
Angeles Times, and Los Angeles bureau chief for The Industry Standard
magazine. For more information, call 790-4386.
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 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
West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis Club will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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 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.
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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.
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.
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
“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.
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
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.
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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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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