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An Adult Grief Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Chaplain's Office, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. There is a one time charge of $25 for group membership. For more information, call (818) 409-8008.

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A Widow/Widowers Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center Rehab Conference Room, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. There is a one time charge of $25 for group membership. For more information, call (818) 409-8008.

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The “Light and Hope” stained-glass window display opens at the Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale, Glendale. The exhibit continues until Jan. 11. The display will depict the seven most significant events in the birth and the early life of Christ. Admission is free. For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.com.

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“A Christmas Carol,” a musical adaptation of the classic holiday tale by Charles Dickens, opens at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. A special ticket price for opening weekend is $16. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday until Dec. 23. For more information, visit www.glendalecentretheatre. com. Tickets $21 to $28. Group rates available for groups of 25 or more.

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The Alex Film Society celebrates the 11th annual “Three Stooges' Big Screen Event!” at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The titles on the program are “In the Sweet Pie and Pie” (1941); “Three Little Beers” (1935); “Punch Drunks” (1934); “Fright Night” (1947), And “Disorder In The Court” (1936). Tickets are $15, $12.50 for seniors and children 12 and under and $8 for Alex Film Society members. For tickets, call (818) 243-2539. For more information, visit www.AlexFilmSociety.org.

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The Pacific Park Branch Library's Saturday Surprises will provide stories and crafts involving sandpaper for children ages 4 and older from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pacific Park Branch Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-3760.

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Michelle Thompson will have a vocal recital at 7 p.m. at Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Call (818) 548-2051.

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The Doctors' House Museum continues its exhibit “A Century of Presidential Elections — 1908/2008” open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1801 W. Mountain St., Brand Park. Call (818) 242-4290.

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The piano students of Lauren Deutsch will have a recital at 2:30 p.m. at the Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-2051.

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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., Glendale. Guest speakers will be Jay Platt, city of Glendale planner for historic preservation and urban design, and Elaine Wilkerson, neighborhood coordinator for the new Royal Boulevard Historic District. They will discuss what's been learned from establishing Glendale's first historic district and will answer questions. Ample free parking is available. Call (818) 242-0339.

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Glendale Beautiful will have its luncheon and Christmas program at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Social is at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch catered by Damon's Steak House at noon. Price of lunch is $10. A Christmas program will be provided by Glendale High School Bell Choir. Reservations can be made by calling Cheryl Hannah at (818) 247-1638 by Friday.

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The Glendale Youth Orchestra will kick of its 20th anniversary season with selections from Beethoven, Wagner and Copland at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $9.50, $5.50 for students, children and seniors, and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre Box Office by calling (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.

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The Red Chair Children's Production Co. presents “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale. Children and teens perform in principal and supporting roles. Tickets range from $14 to $24. Pre-show Land of the Sweets character meet-and-greet, holiday refreshments and premium show seats, $55. For more information, call (818) 640-4645, www.redchair productions.org or (818) 243-2539, www.alextheatre.org.

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The Media City Ballet will be performing “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m. today and Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There will be a pre-show mini concert by the Taft High School Vocal Ensemble. Tickets range from $20 to $48, and group, student and senior discounts are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org or mediacityballet.org.

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G&C; Properties, Ivy's Flower Station and Yoga at the Village will have a Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on the corner of Sonora Avenue and Kenneth Road in Glendale. The tree lighting ceremony will be at sunset at Ivy's Flower Station, 1435 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale. Donations of unwrapped toys will be collected at Yoga at the Village, 1306 Sonora Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 500-7599.

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The Walgreens Take Care Health Tour will be giving free health screenings from noon to 6 p.m. at the Montrose Christmas Parade on Honolulu Avenue between Verdugo Road and Rosemont Avenue, Montrose. Six free health screenings will be offered — bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass analysis. Appointments are not necessary and all six screenings will take no more than 25 minutes. Call (312) 784-1620.

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Glendale Presbyterian Church will have its annual Hearth Warming and Advent Workshop from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 125 S. Louise St., Glendale. Guests can create handmade gifts at craft tables, ranging from 50 cents to $15, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. There will be projects for all ages children to adults. At 5:30 p.m. there will be hearty soups, salads and dessert served to the sounds of The Praties, a local Celtic band. Bring dancing shoes to learn a few simple steps. Call (818) 242-8873, Ext. 242.

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The Towne Singers, a community chorus, will perform their annual holiday concert, “Carols 'Round the Towne,” at 4:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. There will also be appearances by Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men and the Grinch. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance, $12.50 for organizations sending a group of 15 or more, and $8 for children 10 and younger. Call (818) 952-7402 or visit townesingers.org.

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The Glendale Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic presents “A Christmas Musicale and Luncheon” beginning with a program at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon at the Annandale Country Club, 1 San Rafael Ave., Pasadena. Featured artists will be Stacey Wetzel on violin and Minor L. Wetzel on viola. Admission is $50 per person. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 1 and they can be made by calling (818) 389-0849 or e-mail flamora@sbcglobal.net.

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Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills will have the annual Candle Lighting Memorial Services from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Forecourt of the Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Call (800) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.com.

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