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Oil painter Dahl Delu's one-man show, “My Thieves Garden,” featuring portraits of garden succulents painted in oil on canvas, continues through Sunday at the Chevy Chase Country Club, 3067 Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. The show can be seen from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. For more information, call (818) 246-5566.

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Los Angeles Ballet will present celebrated works of George Balanchine and a world premiere by Los Angeles Ballet's Melissa Barak at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets range from $30 to $95. For reservations, visit www.losangelesballet.org or call (310) 998-7782.

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The Montrose Shopping Park Assn. will celebrate the 95th birthday anniversary of Montrose from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montrose Shopping Park, 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. The celebration will feature the Gremoli New Orleans Jazz Band, The Russ Turner Trio, old time photo exhibit, a grand-nine tier birthday cake representing the nine decades of Montrose, presentations, public speakers and more. The Montrose Harvest Market, pony rides, a petting zoo, the Montrose bounce company and Tiny Tots Gym will be available for children. Admission is free. For more information, call Mountain Rose Gifts at (818) 541-0699.

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The 2008 Big Fish Blues Festival will be from noon to midnight at Big Fish Bar & Grill, 5230 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Those performing are Cisco Robles, Andy Walo, Glenn Patrik, Catherine Denise, Johnny Mastro and the Mama's Boys, Chris Bell, Rick Holmstrom and The 44's. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (818) 244-6442.

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The Glendale/Foothill Communities CROP Hunger Walk will be at 1:30 p.m. beginning at Incarnation Catholic Church, 1001 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 1 p.m. The walk ends at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The walk raises funds for hunger. About 25% of the proceeds will support local food aid programs. For more information, call (818) 241-0742.

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The Glendale YMCA will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting of the youth health and fitness center at 4 p.m. at 140 N. Louise St., Glendale. Judee Kendall, executive vice president of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce will preside over the ribbon cutting. Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and a representative from Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office will be present. For more information, call (818) 240-4130 ext. 16.

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The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a standard First Aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $40. For more information, call (818) 243-3121.

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The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Unified School District administration building, board room on the first floor, 223 N. Jackson St., Glendale. Gregory Krikorian, president of the Glendale Board of Education, is the guest speaker. His topic is “The State of Glendale Public Schools” and he will discuss the outlook for school funding and progress of facility improvements. He will also take questions from the audience. For more information, call (818) 242-0339.

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Glendale Beautiful will have its annual Arbor Day Program beginning at 10 a.m. with a coffee social and program at 10:30 a.m. at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. Rain location will be lower level of the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Trees donated by the community will be used to landscape city parks, library areas and schools. To order a tree, call Gladys Wymore at (818)246-3634.

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Forest Lawn Glendale presents “A Visit with Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci” at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Memorial Terrace, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Actors Pablo Marz and Carl Weintraub will portray Michelangelo and Da Vinci and discuss their personal and professional lives. The event will continue on March 6. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Call (323) 340-4745.

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The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a CPR/AED-Adult class from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Glendale Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St., Glendale. Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance in person at the Glendale Chapter. The cost is $42. Call (818) 243-3121.


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