AROUND TOWN

Crescenta Valley Arts Council and Southern California Lyric Theater will present a free Shakespeare in the Park play “Much Ado About Nothing,” at 7 p.m. at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, call (818) 249-5572.

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Fastframe of Glendale is displaying Vincent Takas' watercolor paintings and Stephen Coleman's photography of Glendale's treasures and Southern California landmarks through Aug. 31 at the store, 112 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. A reception for the artists is from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21. For more information, call (818) 545-0044.

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Summer Moonlight Movies will feature “Ratatouille,” rated G, at dusk at Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Seating is available on the lawn; beach chairs or blankets are suggested. Recreation staff from Parks, Recreation & Community Services will provide children with a variety of games and activities before the movie. Cll (818) 548-3785.

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The Alameda Writer's Group will host a Mini Writers Boot Camp from 10 a.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. President Jeffrey Gordon will present 90 minutes of the conceptual development process for tying down a story prior to beginning the writing process. Admission is free and doors open at 9:45 a.m. Call (818) 548-2030, visit www.alamedawriters group.org.

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The Brand Library Art Galleries presents “Circle in the Square” featuring artwork by Southern California artists now until Sept. 5 in the galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Reception and dance performance is from 5 to 8 p.m. today. For more information call (818) 548-2051.

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Church of the Lighted Window will have a Vacation Bible Sunday School for children ages 4 to 12 with the theme “Beach Party: Surfin' Through the Scriptures” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. To register, call (818) 790-1185.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Young Single Adults Congregation has worship service at 11 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 12:20 p.m. every Sunday at 1101 N. Central Ave. For more information call (818) 263-4740.

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The Alex Film Society presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's “State Fair” (1945) honoring longtime Alex Theatre projectionist George Crittenden at 2 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The screening is free. The film print is made possible through the courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Also on the program will be the Sylvester and Tweety Bird cartoon, “Tweet and Sour” (1956) with the print courtesy of Warner Bros. Distribution. Donations in Crittenden's name may be made to the Alex Film Society, P.O. Box 4807, Glendale, CA 91222.

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