BEST BET: Phyllis Chang, entertainer and storyteller, will perform
from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Branch Library, 1535 5th St.
Pictured is Chang, who will perform original children’s songs from her
albums in a sing-along for the entire family. 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.
The Kenneth Village Merchants Assn. will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. at
George’s Restaurant, 1418 W. Kenneth Road. For more information, call
The Assn. of Retired Teachers will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Room 6 at
Plummer Park, 1200 N. Vista, West Hollywood. The speaker will be Dr.
Reiter of Hope for Hearing. For more information, call 785-6611.
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.
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. 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, 130 N. Kenwood St. This will be an evaluation meeting.
The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meets at 7:15
a.m. at the Dish, 734 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 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,
A “Step Out for Senior Centers” Open House will be from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. at The Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. The program is
designed to promote statewide awareness of the many activities offered by
senior centers. Activities include exercise, health screenings and lunch
for $1.60. There will also be games, prizes and entertainment. For more
information, call 548-3775.
The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. 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.
Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn. will hold a membership meeting at
2:30 p.m. at Milano’s Restaurant, 550 N. Brand Blvd. For more
information, call 427-2219.
The Glendale Central Library welcomes author Denise Hamilton at 7 p.m.
in the auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St. Her inspiration for her book
“Jasmine Trade” came from a Los Angeles Times story about “parachute
Kids” of the San Gabriel Valley, wealthy Asian teens who care for
themselves while their parents live and conduct business overseas. The
event is free. For more information, call 548-3747.
The Glendale Centre Theatre presents “Over The River And Through The
Woods” at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and a 3 p.m. matinee on
Saturdays through May 25 at 324 N. Orange St. Tickets range from $13 to
$16. For more information, call 244-8481.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
The Kiwanis Club of La Canada meets at 11:30 a.m. in Van de Kamp Hall
at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. For lunch reservations, call
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.
Children 3 to 5 can enjoy Nursery Tales in the Children’s Room of the
Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Admission is free, and all
materials will be provided. 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
Glendale Adventist Medical Center will hold a free lecture at 7 p.m.
at 1509 Wilson Terrace. Dr. Joseph Bornheimer will identify risks for
peripheral artery disease, and explore the options available. For
reservations, call, 409-8100.
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 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
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale meets at noon at the Elks Lodge, 120 E.
Colorado St. For more information, call 242-1231.
Glendale College Adult Education Lifelong Learning Seminars offers 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 times to the early Americas.
Registration takes place in the classroom. For more information, call
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.
Scleroderma Foundation will meet from 10 a.m. to noon in Council Room
D at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd. The topic will be
“Communicating with my Doctor.” For more information, call 952-1944.
Explore the wonders of the “Deep Blue Sea” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the
Children’s Room at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St.
Children 4 and older can enjoy stories and crafts about the world under
water. For more information, call 548-2035.
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. This week’s guest storyteller
will be Don Hingst, retired principal of Palm Crest Elementary School.
For more information, call 790-4386.
An African Violet Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso
Drive. At 1 p.m. Under The Oaks Theater presents “Scottish Dancing”
performed by the San Gabriel Valley Scottish Dance Society. General
admission is $5 and $3 for students and seniors. For more information,
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.
Glendale Community College will host its monthly swap meet/flea market
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the upper parking lot, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
Dealer space is available for $35. For more information, call 240-1000,
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 Wellness Works Holistic Healing Center and Bookstore will host a
“Writing as a Way of Healing” group from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 540 W.
Broadway. The group meets on the first and third Sundays of the month.
For more information, call 247-5125.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert presents “Gertrude
McFuzz and Green Eggs & Ham” at 2 p.m. at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand
Blvd. Two of Dr. Seuss’s bestsellers, have been set to music. At 1 p.m.,
children have the chance to play real instruments at the “Instrument
Petting Zoo.” Tickets are $7.50 and $12.50 for reserved seating. For
ticket information, call (213) 622-7001, ext. 215.
The Glendale College Community Orchestra, conducted by Theodore Stern,
will give a concert at 4 p.m. in the auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
Tickets are $5 and $3 for students and seniors. For more information,
call 240-1000, ext. 5621.
Glendale Greens will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Goode House, 117 N.
Cedar St. The group will discuss the building guidelines for the new
construction at Glendale Community College. For more information, call
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
Under The Oaks Theatre presents “Irish Step Dancing” at 1 p.m. at
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. The Cleary School of Irish Dancing
will show the intricate steps of this popular dance. General admission is
$5 and $3 for students and seniors. For more information, call 949-7980
The community is invited to attend the “In Praise of Music Concert” at
4 p.m. at the Church of Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The concert
presents “The Faure Requiem, Opus 48" under the direction of Harold
Daugherty. There is a $10 general admission fee, and $5 for students and
seniors. For more information, call 790-1185.
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.
The annual student art exhibition opens at Glendale Community College
Art Gallery, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays
through June 8. A reception will be held May 21 at 1 p.m. For more
information, call 240-1000, ext. 5663.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center will host a free Parkinson’s disease
support group from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium at 1500 E. Chevy
Chase Drive. The group featues talks by health experts and a discussion
on coping techniques. For more information, call (800) 522-8855.
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.
The City of Hope, Cathy Chapter will hold a fund-raiser from 3 to 9
p.m. at Shaker’s Family Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. Eat in or take
out and mention City of Hope and a percentage of your check will be
donated to the charity. For more information, call 244-4712.
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
Canasta, anyone? If you enjoy the game or would like to learn join the
canasta players at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at CalFed Bank, 2350
Honolulu Ave., Montrose. There is a $2 fee. For more information, call
Lenum E. Che Lenum with storyteller Aida Pogarian will be from 5 to 6
p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E.
Harvard St. Children in kindergarten through third grade can enjoy
stories and crafts in Armenian. For more information, call 548-2035.
Indian Summer Indie Film Fest begins at 8 p.m. on the patio of The
Woodland Koski Cafe, 2527 Canada Blvd. The film, “Cactus Kid,” will be
shown. Bring a sweater or blanket. Admission is free. For more
information, call 662-5165.
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