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The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host Network AM with speaker Rick Dinger of Crescenta Valley Insurance from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. To make reservations or for more information about the networking event, call the Glendale Chamber of Commerce (818) 240-2872.

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The Alex Theatre and Glendale Latino Business Assn. will co-sponsor the June Mixer at 5:30 p.m. at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Light appetizers and a selection of South American wines will be served, along with nonalcoholic beverages. Funds from the event will benefit the association's scholarship fund. For more information, call (818) 243-2611, Ext. 14 or visit www.alextheatre.org/calendar.

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La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will sponsor the touring play “Name of the Rain” at 7 p.m. at the church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. The play, which was written by Pastor Hawley Wolfe at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, La., describes how five college students opened the doors of the church gymnasium as a temporary shelter for Katrina victims. A Cajun dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. A freewill offering will go to Project Homecoming, a foundation of the Presbytery of Southern Louisiana that is supporting the Katrina recovery effort. For more information, call (818) 249-6137.

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Luna Playhouse begins preview performances for “Fool for Love,” a play by Sam Shepard, at 8 p.m. at the Luna Playhouse, 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Another preview performance will be on Thursday and the show opens Friday. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 500-7200 or visit www.itsmyseat.com.

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Brian Michael Jenkins, one of the world's foremost authorities on terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies, will present a lecture titled “Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium on 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Call (818) 548-2030.

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The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host a “Lunch & Learn Workshop” with the topic “Drugs & Prostitution in Glendale — Vice & Narcotics Enforcement” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 200 S. Louise St., Glendale. Capt. Ray Edey, chairman of Business Safety & Security Committee, along with detectives of Glendale Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau, Vice and Narcotics will discuss how drugs and prostitution enter the community. Lunch is $7 by reservation, or you are welcome to bring your own. Call (818) 240-7870 or e-mail info@glendalechamber.com.

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Friday Flix “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” will play from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library Children's Room, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The movie is rated PG. Call (818) 548-2035 or visit www.glendalepublic library.org.

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Puttin' on the Glitz hosted by Vickie McConnell's FASTFRAME of Glendale will celebrate its frame shop and art gallery's new look from 6 to 10 p.m. at 112 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale. The event will have food and free prizes. Validated parking is available on Maryland Avenue and entrance to the gallery available through the alley close to East Broadway. Call (818) 545-0044.

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California Contemporary Ballet, the new name of the California Theatrical Youth Ballet, will kick off the new company with Summer Concert in the Studio Theatre, 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Performances will be at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through June 29. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for children, in advance, and $22 for adults and $17 for children at the door. Call (818) 790-7924.

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Luna Playhouse presents “Fool for Love,” a play by Sam Shepard, opens at 8 p.m. at the Luna Playhouse, 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday until July 26. Tickets are $25. Call (818) 500-7200 or visit www.itsmyseat.com.

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Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles presents “Free 2 B U & Me” at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The show continues at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are based on seating location: $55, $50 for orchestra, $55 for terrace and $37.50, $27.50 for balcony. Discounts are available for seniors and students. Group discounts are available by contacting 1-800-MEN-SING. To purchase or for more information, call the Alex Theatre Box office from noon to 6 p.m. (818) 243-ALEX or visit www.alextheatre.org or www.gmcla.org.

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The Associates of Brand Library will present a special exhibition at Brand Library Art Galleries through July 25 at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. The art work is a retrospective exhibition featuring approximately 60 pieces by artists who have received the Purchase Award, an award bestowed to one or more works at the annual juried exhibition. Hours are from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, as well as parking. Call (818) 548-2051 or visit www.brandlibrary.org.

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The 25th anniversary of professional polo will be celebrated at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank. A Celebrity pregame begins at 7 p.m. featuring past celebrity players Bill Devane, Doug Sheehan, Alex Cord and Grainger Hines and the professional game follows at 8:30 p.m. will players from the golden days of professional polo at the center. Tickets are $50 for center box seats, $35 for outer box seats and $10 for general admission.Call (760) 777-8081 or (818) 840-9066.


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