BEST BET: Author Charles Rubin, pictured, will appear at 7:30 p.m.
tonight at Barnes & Noble, 245 N. Glendale Ave. He will sign and discuss
his new novel set in 1942 Hollywood, “4-F Blues: A Novel of World War II
Hollywood.” For more information, call 246--4677.
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.
Las Amigas-YWCA will meet at noon at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E.
Lexington Drive. The speaker will be Robert Boyle on fire prevention. For
more information, call 244-2616.
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.
Glendale Community College’s Community Education program is offering a
course in “Writing From Our Lives,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on three
Tuesday evenings beginning today. The course will be held in Room 404, at
Hoover High School, 651 Glenwood Road. The fee is $49. To register, call
The American Red Cross will hold an orientation meeting for new
volunteers from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1501 S. Brand Blvd. Learn the many ways
you can help. For more information, call 503-2095.
A free seminar and skin consultation with Rachel Gallin of AnneMarie
Borlind organic line of herbal skin products, will be from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. in the Community Room, 826 Glendale Ave. There will be refreshments,
a prize raffle and free samples. For more information, call 240-9350.
Author, poet and activist Luis Rodriguez will speak at 7 p.m. at the
Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Rodriguez has emerged as one
of the leading Latino writers in the country with eight published books
in memoir, children’s literature and poetry. He will discuss his new book
“Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times.” Admission is
free. For more information, call 548-3747.
Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker’s Inn
Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (866)
The Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly will host a panel discussion
at 7:45 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 2001 Canada Blvd. The
panel discussion will be on “War And Education: Who Decides What We Teach
Our Children.” The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
For more information, call 248-1911.
The Jewel City Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. in Carlson Fellowship
Hall, 130 N. Kenwood St. The program “North and South Carolina” will be
presented by Carol Follingstad.
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.
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,
The Oak Society of Glendale Adventist Medical Center Foundation will
host “Catch The Spirit Of Giving,” a recognition luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
in the hospital’s main auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace. The event will
feature Michael J. “Bogey” Boguslawski the former consumer reporter
advocate with KCBS-TV Channel 2. The cost of the luncheon is $20 per
person. For more information, call 409-8055.
The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis Club will meet from noon to 1:30
p.m. in the Regency Room at the Glendale YWCA. 735 E. Lexington Drive.
The guest speaker will be Mary Miach, from the Glendale Police Department
Community Services. For more information, call 507-6210.
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. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5663.
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.
Phyllis Chang, entertainer and storyteller will appear from 3 to 4
p.m. at Grandview Branch Library, 1535 5th St. She will celebrate
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with Korean folk tales and songs for all
ages. For more information, call 548-2049.
The Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. will
meet at 5:30 p.m. for networking at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E.
Colorado St. Dinner and business meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. The
speaker will be Melanie Strick, founder of Success Connection. Dinner is
$17. For reservations, call 841-0499.
College Funding Advocates will offer a free workshop at 7 p.m. at the
Glendale Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Louise St. The workshop will reveal
secrets to beating the high cost of college. For reservations, call (800)
The Verdugo Hills Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference
Center at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. The speaker
will be Shannon Tracy from the San Francisco branch of the Sierra Club.
For more information, call (323) 259-8729.
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.
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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.
The Rotary Club of Glendale meets at noon every Thursday at Brandview
Collection Restaurant, 109 E. Harvard St. The speaker will be Capt. Ron
dePompa of the Glendale Police Department. For more information, call
“Iconic Griffith Observatory” will be presented at 1 p.m. in Kreider
Hall at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Edwin C. Krupp,
director of the Griffith Observatory, will be the speaker. It’s free. For
more information, call 240-1000.
The Women’s Civic League of Glendale will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. Lunch is $12 and will be served at noon.
Entertainment will be by the “Gingersnaps.” For reservations, call
Join Temple Sinai Seniors from noon to 2 p.m. at Temple Sinai of
Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. for a magical afternoon with Bill Perron,
a professional magician as he presents “Ninth Wonder of the World.” Bring
your lunch, coffee and tea and dessert will be provided. It’s free. For
more information, call 766-8700.
“Margin 101: Understanding Margin” is a free seminar at 3 p.m. at TD
Waterhouse, 400 N. Brand Blvd., No. 120. To reserve your seat, call Paul
De Young at (800) 934-4448, ext. 81727.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center will hold a “Feast for Life” at 6
p.m. in the main auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace. Registered dietitian
Tamar Apelian will talk about nutrition and the role it plays in
preventing cancer and chronic disease. Then a meal will be served modeled
after the guidelines set by the American Cancer Society. To register for
this free event, call 409-8100.
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
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.
Charles E. Borman’s Village Square Art Gallery will exhibit the works
of Al Porter and Carol Sils through June 22 at 2418 Honolulu Ave.,
Montrose. A reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours
are from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. For
more information, call 541-9952.
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Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada
Flintridge, welcomes three new artists with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
The artists are Bob Barger, Julie Prince and Laurie Hendricks. The
exhibit is open through June 15. Gallery hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 790-4386.
A Five Star Stamp Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale
YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. There will be door prizes and free
appraisals, parking and admission. For more information, call 241-3824.
The Glendale Humane Society will hold a free seminar at 11:30 a.m. on
dog training, pet parenting and obedience at 717 W. Ivy St. Paul Owens,
director of Raise with Praise Inc., will present the seminar. To
register, call (800) 269-3591.
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Fiesta Days fun at Memorial Park begins with a French Toast Breakfast
and a Vintage Car Show from 8 a.m. to noon at 1201 Foothill Blvd. From 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. a croquet tournament, from 6 to 8 p.m. a barbecue and from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the La Canada High School Jazz Band will be playing.
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.,
and Chor’s Restaurant, 7822 Foothill Blvd. The sale will be held every
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 Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce and the Montrose
Shopping Park Assn. invite the community to attend Memorial Day services
at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial, corner of Ocean View Boulevard and
Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. Following the service, breakfast will be
served at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614, 2937 Honolulu Ave. A
donation will be taken at the door.
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Fiesta Day fun begins at 7:30 a.m. with the Crescenta-Canada Fiesta
Run at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Festivities at Memorial
Park, 1201 Foothill Blvd. begin at 8:30 a.m. with Memorial Day Service,
followed at 10:30 a.m. by a parade, and at noon enjoy the Strawberry
Fields Country Fair. At 3 p.m., bring your chairs or blankets and listen
to Captain Cardiac & the Coronaries who will perform as part of the 2002
Music-in-the Park” concert series.
Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a free seminar from 9
to 10:30 a.m. on “A Closer Look At Glaucoma” at 1420 S. Central Ave.
Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments with Dr. Sherif M.
El-Harazi. Reservations are required, call 502-2396.
The Jewel City Camera Club meets at 8 p.m. in Carlson Fellowship Hall
at the First United Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St. Jim McFarland
will be showing slides from his trip to Zion, Bryce, Arches and Monument
Valley. Visitors are always welcome.
The Indian Summer Indie Film Fest begins at 8 p.m. at The Woodlands
Kioski Care, 2527 Canada Blvd. A digital documentary on Dennis Woodruff
by Keigh Kurlander from the RAD Fest will be shown. Bring a sweater or
blanket. Admission is free. For more information, call 662-5165.
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or fax to 241-1975, or by phone at 637-3205.