AROUND TOWN

The Glendale Community College Planetarium presents a new performance of John “J. Walt” Adamczyk's live animation presentation “Spontaneous Fantasia” at 6:30 p.m. Adamczyk is an interactive designer, filmmaker, graphic artist and composer. Adamczyk creates a real-time animation world in front of the audience. Part of the proceeds supports GCC's free K-12 science outreach program. Admission is $15, $6 for children 12 and younger. No credit cards accepted. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets can be reserved by e-mail at planetarium@ glendale.edu. There is no late seating. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5275 or (626) 688-0778.

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About 40 painters and sketch artists will be painting on site during the Paint-Out at The Americana at Brand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is part of the Art Day celebration created by short-story author and screenwriter Becky Mate. For more information, visit www.juliesnyder.com.

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Pastor Skip Linderman will lead a public service of worship, 10 a.m., at Church of the Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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Missionary Margaret Hartung will give a 30-minute talk on her work among the Native American populations in the Desert Southwest after the 10 a.m. service at St. Matthew's Church of Burbank and Glendale, 1920 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 842-3138.

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Whole Foods Market, Glendale will host value tours to give tips on how to shop at Whole Foods Market on a budget at 10 a.m. at Whole Foods, 331 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Visitors can learn tips including how to shop the specials, locating store brands, buying only what you need, how to shop with bulk bins and recipes for affordable meals. Space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call (818) 548-3695 and ask for customer service.

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Summer Music Series featuring principal players of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and the Town Singers at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. The program is titled “Brass and Voices.” The Brass program includes Bach's “My Spirit Be Joyful,” “As Time Goes By,” “Mancini Medley and “Washington Post March.” The choir selections include “I'm Beginning to See the Light,” “West Side Story Medley” and “My Funny Valentine.” Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by visiting www.glendalesymphony.org. For more information, call (818) 500-8720.

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The Dean Mora Modern Swingtet will perform outdoors at 7 p.m. in the upper courtyard of Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. They will be performing the original arrangements made famous by groups such as Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven, Artie Shaw's Gramercy 5, the Ellingtonians and the John Kirby Orchestra. Suggested donation is $5. Child care is available during the performance. Dress in the 1940s era is encouraged. Call (818) 243-3193.

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United Community Church offers “The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything — A VeggieTales Vacation Bible School” today through Friday at the church, 333 E. Colorado St., Glendale. The event is for ages 4 through those entering fifth grade in the fall. Call (818) 546-1433.

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Summer Concert series will host a performance by jazz/R&B; group, Present Tense, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the north end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. The community is invited to bring a picnic dinner, folding chairs or blankets for seating. Admission and parking are free. Artists are subject to change and in case of inclement weather the concert will be held at Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Call (818) 548-4098.

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