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168 Hour Film Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Aspiring filmmakers have randomly selected a Bible verse and are given 168 hours or one week to make a film based on the verse. Tickets range from $15 to $45 and can be purchased by calling (818) 557-8507 or visit www.168project.com.

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Brand Library will be hosting a talk on the opera “Tosca” at 2 p.m. at Brand Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Los Angeles Opera speaker bureau member Jackie Johns will give the talk. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2051.

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The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Music for the Family” with a hands-on musical experience and photography exhibition beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Concert and parking are free. For more information, call (818) 771-7888.

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The La Crescenta Woman's Club will be hosting an evening of Greek and Armenian food, music and dance at 7 p.m. at 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, drinks are $1 each. RSVP by April 5. For more information, call Silva Varbedian at (818) 415-2498 or Jonelle Bisseti at (818) 352-5650.

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, will have a Teddy Bear Picnic celebrating one of its favorite bears, Corduroy, and his 40th year in publishing. The event will be co-hosted at 1 p.m. with Tender Treasures, 2282 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, and will include stories, crafts, a game and a parade down to Tender Treasures. Reservations are required. Space is limited to 15 children and there is a $5 fee. For more information or reservations, call (818) 249-9668.

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The Doctors' House will have a new exhibit on the Spanish Influenza from 2 to 4 p.m. through the last Sunday in May. The exhibit addresses the effects of the 1918 flu on the residents of the house at that time. The display will include clippings from the Glendale Evening News. Docents will be dressed in 1918 style nursing uniforms. For more information, call (818) 242-4290.

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Glendale Community Concerts present the Gary Bonner Singers who will perform music by American composers including folk songs, Broadway tunes, patriotic selections and music from famous movie musicals at 2:30 p.m. at Glendale High School Auditorium, 1440 W. Broadway, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 248-3133 or (818) 248-4080.

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Forest Lawn Museum's “The Art of Silkscreen: WPA Posters 1935-1943” will come to a close at the museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The exhibit will feature a collection of posters that were printed as part of the Federal Arts Project, the visual arts arm of the Work Project Administration's Federal One Program, a component of the Great Depression-era New Deal. Admission is free. For more information, call (800) 204-3131

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The Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will be offering a spring day camp for youth and teens ages 6 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through April 18 at Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. The cost is $95 per camper for the one week session. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, games and a field trip. Campers must provide their own lunch, snacks and beverages. To register, call (818) 548-2184.

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The Glendale AARP West Glendale Chapter 1886 will meet at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Fellowship Center of the First United Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Local musician Joylene Wagner will present a program of playing renditions of songs on her chimes. There will also be special presentations honoring charter members and past presidents of local AARP chapters. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 243-2618.

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Monday Movie Ministry at the Glendale Church of the Brethren will be screening “Into the Wild” at 6 p.m. at the church, 626 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Discussion follows on the theology of the movie from a Christian perspective. Free admission. Participants are invited to make a donations for the pizza. Cartoons begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor John Jackson at (818) 572-3130 or visit www.myglendalechurch.org.

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Glendale Adventist Medical Center will be unveiling two murals donated by the Walt Disney Co. at 9 a.m. at the emergency department, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. The specially designed murals feature scenes from Disney movies, “Finding Nemo” and “101 Dalmatians.” They will be installed in the pediatric patient rooms. For more information, call (818) 409-8000.

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Nina Hachigian, former senior political scientist at RAND Corp., will sign and discuss her book “The Next American Century” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. For more information, call (818) 548-2042.

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Soroptimist International of Glendale will be celebrating its 65th anniversary and hosting the ninth annual Accolades Luncheon at the Hilton, Glendale. The Making a Difference for Women Award will be presented to Karla Kerlin. The Women's Opportunity Award will be presented to Laura Butler; and the Violet Richardson Award will go to Holly Stevens. Luncheon cost is $35 and for reservations, call (818) 248-6675 or (818) 409-8057.

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Los Angeles Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez will speak about the legacy of Mexican- Americans and examine the rise of a new Mexican American identity in the 1930s in the wake of mass repatriations and deportations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Admission is free. Call (818) 548-2020.

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Military Officers of America will have its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 707 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The first luncheon is free to a qualified officer. Call (818) 541-0549.

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The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross presents “Casino Night!” at 7 p.m. at Glendale Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 1429 S. Central Ave., Glendale, featuring Texas Hold 'em Tournament and Black Jack. Cocktail reception and registration begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Red Cross chapter. Call (818) 243-3121.

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The Armenian National Committee Glendale Chapter, the Armenian Relief Society and the city of Glendale's Week of Remembrance Committee and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale. All blood donated will be delivered to local hospitals. Call (818) 243-3444 or visit www.givelife.org.

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Forest Lawn Museum will offer a stained glass workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The class is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Admission is free. Call (323) 340-4745.

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The Musical Theatre Guild presents the Los Angeles area premiere of “Out of This World” at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The cost is $38. Call (818) 243-ALEX.

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Math professor Sid Kolpas will be doing a presentation on Lewis Carroll. The program, “Lewis Carroll: Author and Mathematician” will be at noon in the Santa Barbara Building at Glendale College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. His presentation will focus on the life of Carroll, an Oxford mathematician, a Victorian photographer and an Anglican reverend and the author of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Admission is free. Call (818) 240-1000.


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