Luna Playhouse presents Manooshik yev Kakhardner, an Armenian children’s show, at 11 a.m. every Saturday at 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. The cost is $15 and $10 for seniors. For more information, call (818) 545-4005.
The Gold Star Wives of America Inc., Golden State Chapter, meets at 11 a.m. at Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery, 707 N. Pacific Ave. For more information, call (818) 846-8186.
Williams Sonoma Grand Cuisine at the Glendale Galleria will be offering free technique cooking classes from 10 to 11 a.m. at Williams Sonoma, 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale, near Macy’s on the lower level. The first class will be on how to “Maximize Your Food Processor.” An additional class on “Setting the Perfect Table” will be offered on Aug. 26. For more information, call (818) 246-6737.
The Glendale Adventist Medical Center, in coordination with Vons Market, will be hosting the “Lights, Camera, Fight Cancer Fashion Show” from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. The fundraiser will benefit the hospital’s Cancer Center. The fashion show will be from 1 to 1:50 p.m. and feature hospital patients (cancer survivors), physicians, hospital staff and Vons employees as the models. Tickets are $100. For more information, call (818) 409-8100.
Media City Ballet Company will have a fundraiser in conjunction with its upcoming show “Noche de Sabor” (Night of Flavor) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sabor Latin Fusion Cuisine, 933 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The $45 cost includes appetizers, Sangria, music, entertainment, salsa instruction and silent auction. For reservations, call (818) 972-9692.
Learn about the treatment options for arthritis pain and osteoporosis from 1 to 2 p.m. at Glen-Park West Retirement Community, 1220 Mariposa St., Glendale. Dr. Boyd Flinders will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (818) 242-9000.
Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria will host “Dine around Town!,” a fundraising event for the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded from 3 to 9 p.m. at 2261 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Please identify yourself as a GAR supporter so proceeds from the night can benefit GAR Services. The offer applies to both dine in and take out. To reach the restaurant, call (818) 957-7577.
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will have its members after hours business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at KRLA-AM (870) News Talk 870, 701 N. Brand Blvd., #550, Glendale. There will be networking opportunities and opportunity drawings, food and a cash jackpot for members. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for prospective members and guests. For more information, call (818) 20-7870.
The Glendale Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Brand Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Speaker Laura Friedman, Glendale resident and owner of PlanetGlass will present a talk on “Mid-20th Century Modernist Glass.” No formal appraisals will be given. Glendale Historical Society members are free. Non-member guests are $5. For more information, call (818) 548-2051.
Librarian and scholar Sylva Manoogian and retired professor Kay Mouradian will discuss the history, culture and life of Armenia, in “All About Armenia,” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Mouradian will be signing her book, “A Gift in the Sunlight: An Armenian Story.” Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library. For more information, call (818) 548-2042.
Verdugo Workforce Investment Board and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting is presenting a seminar titled “Local Manufacturing Outlook: 2007 and Beyond” from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale. The event will feature Jack Kyser, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s chief economist. The event is free, but a reservation is required. Continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, call (818) 409-0476, ext. 7425.
American-Armenian speaker Linda Donigian will speak at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Donigian will talk about her experiences as a teacher and ambassador of Christ for 21 years in Jerusalem, Israel. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 249-6137 or visit www.lcpc.net.
“Visions: The World of Fantasy Art” will begin exhibiting at the Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The show will feature artwork from some of the leading artists in the genre, including Mark Goerner, Chris Hopkins and Dennis Lewis, as well as contributions from the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The show will continue through Jan. 6. Admission is free. Call (800) 204-3131.