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AROUND TOWN

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

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548-2049.

TODAY

GLENDALE

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

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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,

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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

242-6620.

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.

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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)

862-7862.

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.

LA CRESCENTA

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.

WEDNESDAY

GLENDALE

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.

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

790-4530.

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.

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

(323) 662-5564.

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.

FRIDAY

GLENDALE

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

409-8057.

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

243-5196.

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.

SATURDAY

GLENDALE

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,

call 949-7980.

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

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,

ext. 5805.

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.

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

242-4320

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.

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.

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.

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.

MAY 21

GLENDALE

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

769-7707.

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.

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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