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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 there. 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. 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. 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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The Rotary Club of Crescenta Valley will host speaker Bruce Philpott who will present his plan that he believes would streamline the Glendale Fire Department saving the taxpayers money while being more efficient. The club meets at 7 p.m. at Grandview Palace, 2650 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta. Call President Katie Friedman at (818) 248-5348.

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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 Thursday. Admission is free. Reservations are required. For reservations, 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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The Glendale Education/Social Justice Advocates will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The group will discuss how they can support the Glendale Unified School District in providing balanced, straightforward information about military recruiting, youth and other social issues. Three members of the Glendale Police Department will be present to discuss youth and school issues and answer questions. Call (818) 248-4967.

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The Glendale Community College Theater Arts, Dance and Music Department presents the classical musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at 8 p.m. at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and $8 for groups of 10 or more and children under 12. The show will continue on March 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on March 9 and 16. Tickets for general seating and may be purchased at the door. Call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618.

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The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a super adult CPR event from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale The cost is $10 pre-registration in person or by phone at (818) 243-3121. The cost on the day of the event is $15.

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Rabbi Miriyam Glazer will lead a program called “Celebrating the Food Traditions and the Spirit of Passover” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Admission is free. Call (818) 246-8101.

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The AARP West Glendale Chapter 1886 will meet at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Entertainment will be provided by harmonica player Tony Flores. Call (818) 246-4651

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Poet and educator Gregory Djanikian will read from his latest book of poetry, “So I Will Till the Ground,” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The book deals with aspects of Armenian history and family life, the genocide of 1915, the ensuing diaspora and the emigration of the author and his family from Egypt to the United States. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Admission is free. Call (818) 548-2042.


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