AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The Once Upon a Time Bookstore presents a story time for preschoolers ages 3 and up at 10:30 a.m. at 2284 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call (818) 248-9668.

Borders, Books & Music presents a Halloween story time event for children from 4 to 6 p.m. at 100 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There will be treats and story readings. For more information, call (818) 241-8099.

The Montrose Halloween Spooktacular goes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Montrose Shopping Park on the 2200 to 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue, Montrose. Activities will include costume contests for children, adults and pets, trick or treating, game booths, entertainment, refreshments and more. Honolulu Avenue between Verdugo Road and Ocean View Boulevard will be closed to through traffic during the event. For more information, call (818) 548-2002.

Four artists exhibit at Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Gallery at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, through Nov. 26. Miriam Balcazar creates high and low fire ceramics and sculpture, Linda Fiedler is known for exotic watercolors, Linda DuPas and Frank Lennartz both specialize in plein air and studio oil paintings of nature. The Boddy House Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and entrance is free with $7 Gardens admission, $5 for seniors and students, $2 for children 5 to 12 and free for members and children 5 and under. For more information, call (818) 949-4200.

The First Baptist Church of La Crescenta will hold a Fall Family Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lots at 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. There will be a costume contest with prizes, square dancing, music, a cake walk, free game booths, jumpers and candy. There will also be a chili cook off. Crock pots of chili will be accepted for entry until 5 p.m. The chili will be sold along with hot dogs, pizza and beverages. For more information, call (818) 957-0839.

WEDNESDAY

The Glendale YMCA offers flu vaccinations from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at 140 N. Louise St., Glendale. The cost is $20 and there is no charge to Medicare beneficiaries with a copy of their Medicare card. For more information, call (818) 240-4130.

Four artists will exhibit their impressions of nature in the Boddy House Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Nov. 23 at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Frank Lennartz and Linda DuPas bring impressionistic oil paintings. Linda Fiedler works in watercolor. Miriam Balcazar brings a collection of high and low fire ceramic tree sculptures. Admission fees are $7, $5 for seniors and people 13 to 18 years-old, $2 for children 5 to 12 and free for members and children 5 and younger. For more information, call (818) 949-7984.

The Glendale Public Library hosts a bilingual presentation of "The Vanishing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia Illustrated Reflections on a Journey into the Past" by UCLA Prof. Richard G. Hovannisian at 7:30 p.m. at 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 242-4154.

THURSDAY

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly network breakfast at 7 a.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. The guest speaker, Jonathan Goldstein, will discuss sexual harassment in the workplace. Tickets are $10 and reservations must be made by Nov. 1. For reservations, please call the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce at (818) 248 4957.

The Healthcare Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center will present an exclusive private screening of "The Ultimate Gift" at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Glendale resident Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter of the film. Tickets are $12.50. For more information, call (818) 243-ALEX.

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Choir presents a "Fall Test Drive" at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. There will be music and food. For more information, call Tony Chunn at (818) 790-6758 ext. 223.

NOV. 3

The Descanso Chrysanthemum Society will exhibit exotic and familiar chrysanthemums and compete for awards in artistic arrangements and horticultural plants and cut flowers categories from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Chrysanthemum show and sale will continue until Nov. 5. The judges will represent the National Chrysanthemum Society.Many plants and bouquets will be available for sale and experts will explain how to care for them. Admission fees are $7, $5 for seniors and people 13 to 18 years-old, $2 for children 5 to 12 and free for members and children 5 and younger. For more information, call (818) 949-7984.

NOV. 4

Descanso Gardens presents a Japanese Garden Festival with activities and shows from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Students and an instructor from the Urasenki Tradition of Tea will introduce two tea ceremonies. Indoor tea times will be at 10, 10:40 and 11:20 a.m. and noon at the Minka in the Japanese Garden on both days as well as outdoor tea times will be 10, 10:40 and 11:20 a.m. Participation is available on a first-come, first-served basis with reservations available at 9 a.m. each morning at the Minka for $2 a person. Taiko drummers will play from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 with opportunities for the public to try their hand at the drums from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Japanese dancers will perform from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 with an origami workshop will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission fees are $7, $5 for seniors and people 13 to 18 years-old, $2 for children 5 to 12 and free for members and children 5 and younger. For more information, call (818) 949-7984.

NOV. 5

First United Methodist Church of Glendale presents a free concert, "Mozart @ 250," at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. The concert by the Cathedral Choir, soloists and orchestra marks the 250th anniversary of the Austrian composer's birth and will feature his

work, Requiem in D Minor. For more information, call (818) 243-2105.

Tenor Shawn Thuris and pianist Robert Thies will present Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" in its unabridged form at 7 p.m. at Christuskirche, the First German United Methodist Church, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call (818) 500-0786.

NOV. 8

Descanso Gardens presents a class on acrylic painting taught by painter Ray Tucker from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sycamore Science Center, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The fee is $55 for members and $25 for the public. For reservations, call (818) 949-7980.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a health education class on heart health from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education Conference room at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 409-8545.

NOV. 9

The Cabrini Literary Guild will hold it's next meeting with mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. The day will begin with a mass in honor of the feast day of St. Francis Cabrini, patroness of the Guild. The meeting will follow with lunch served at noon. The program features celebrity sound-alike George Thomas entertaining as Elvis Presley. For reservations, call (323) 257-9873.

NOV. 10

Harvest gallery presents a reception for contemporary artist Alexander Sadoyan from 6 to 10 p.m. at 938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Sadoyan's exhibit will run until Nov. 28. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, call (818) 546-1000.

NOV. 11

Students ages 14 and older may learn about volunteer opportunities at Descanso Gardens during a free tour with Volunteer Coordinator Tali Arnold from 9 to 10 a.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, call (818) 949-7980.

Emily Green, home and garden writer for The Los Angeles Times, will present a slide-illustrated lecture about transitioning to native and water-conscious gardening from 10 a.m. to noon at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. She and Nick Tan of Urban Organics, will talk about ways to save and utilize water in the most efficient way.The fee is $18 for members and $20 for the public. For reservations, call (818) 949-7980.

NOV. 12

The Thomas Tedesco Quartet will play in the jazz celebrations of the First Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. at 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 240-9000 or (323) 245-4000.

NOV. 16

Adults may learn about volunteer opportunities at Descanso Gardens during a free tour with Volunteer Coordinator Tali Arnold from 9 to 10 a.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, call (818) 949-7980.

NOV. 22

Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a health education class on types of diabetes, risk factors, symptoms and treatments from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education Conference room at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 409-8545.

DEC. 6

Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a health education class on exercise and fitness from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education Conference room at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 409-8545.

DEC. 20

Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a health education class on the causes and symptoms of stress and how to deal with it from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Education Conference room at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. Call (818) 409-8545.

 

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