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Five local artists are showing their work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at Carriage House Art Gallery at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The show runs through Sept. 18. This collection of new work ranges from pottery and ceramic sculpture to oils portraying Western landscapes. The artists include David Gilbaugh and Don Siminski, both of La Crescenta; Alyce Cox of Montrose, Karen Winters of La Cañada Flintridge and Laura Wambsgans of Santa Clarita. ?

Glendale Arts will benefit from a fundraiser titled “Chi Chi's For The Arts!” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Damon's Steak House, 317 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There will be food, fun, Mai Tai's, Chi Chi's and soft drinks. Bring a friend and get a prize from a surprise mystery sponsor. Tips plus 10% of the bill will donated to Glendale Arts, a private nonprofit organization, charged with managing the Alex Theatre and coordinating arts resources. To make a donation or for more information, call Elissa Glickman at (818) 243-2611, Ext. 14, or visit www.glendalearts.org.

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Happy House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building better families, co-founded by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is hosting a series of workshops on “How to Achieve your Goals to lead a happy life” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at The Way To Happiness Foundation International, 201 E. Broadway, Glendale. Presented by Richard Stewart, Advanced Level Toastmaster, actor and writer, it will continue on the first and third Thursdays of the month. For more information, call (818) 254-0600 or (818) 522-3575.

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“Glendale Beautiful will have its 58th annual Fall Dinner Meeting at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner, which is being catered by Damon's Steak House, will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $20. Entertainment will be by Ann Louise Christensen, singer/songwriter. For reservations, call Cheryl Hannah at (818) 247-1638 before Sept. 2.

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Temple Sinai of Glendale will have an open house at 6 p.m. at the temple, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The temple is a Reform Jewish congregation. The event is to introduce the public and prospective members to the temple and its leaders. There will be a Shabbat dinner and family night services. The event is free. For more information, call (818) 246-8101.

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The Verdugo Hills Art Assn.'s meeting will feature Renaissance artist, painter, photographer and potter Richard Martinez at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose and is open to the public for a $5 donation. For more information, call (818) 249-9006.

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The Alameda Writers Group will host the “Short Film Writing and Production Panel” at its monthly meeting 10 a.m. with doors opening at 9:45 a.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Admission is free and the library validates parking in the Good Guys parking structure at Harvard and Maryland streets. For more information, call (818) 548-2030, or visit www. alamedawritersgroup.org.

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The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. James Starbird, Glendale city manager, will discuss the recently adopted city budget for the coming year and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served. Free parking is available. For more information, call (818) 242-0339.

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Glendale Assn. for the Retarded will host GAR Charity Night from 3 to 9 p.m. at Shaker's Family Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave., Glendale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GAR as long as patrons identify themselves as GAR supporters. To place a takeout order, call (818) 246-4994.

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Foothills Community Business Expo will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Verdugo Hills Hospital fourth floor conference rooms, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Admission is free. There will be free food and product samples and raffle prizes. The event is hosted by Crescenta Valley, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose — Verdugo City chambers of commerce. For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

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The Assistance League of Glendale welcomes seniors to attend a lunch with program at 10:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at 314 E. Harvard St. For more information, call (818) 247-4296.

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Crescenta Valley's third annual Hometown Country Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crescenta Valley Park. There will be a car show, carnival rides, a petting zoo, entertainment, craft vendors and games. For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

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Glendale Adventist Medical Center will offer prostate cancer screenings for $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. by appointment at the Cancer Center on the hospital campus at 381 Merrill Ave., Glendale. Call (818) 409-8100.

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The Foothill Autism Alliance Inc. will sponsor “Meet Dr. Barbara Firestone” where Firestone will discuss her book “Autism Heroes: Portrait of Families Meeting the Challenge” at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Nobel at The Americana, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. The FAA will receive a $5 donation for each book purchased that evening. For more information, call (818) 66-AUTISM, or visit www.foothillautism.org.

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