AROUND TOWN

TODAY

FallProof Balance and Mobility Program, an eight-week program that is scientifically designed and tested to address risk factors for falls and help reduce the fear of falling, will be from 10 a.m. to noon today through Feb. 27 at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. It was developed through Cal State Fullerton and is part of the Center for Successful Aging. For more information, contact Nancy Turney, director of Senior Services at nturney@ymcacc.org or call (818) 790-0123, Ext. 225.

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National and international award-winning watercolor and acrylic artist Al Setton is the demonstrator for the Verdugo Hills Art Assn. meeting at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Setton will show how he visually records his emotional responses to people and places using high contrast, bright relationships of color, shapes, harmonies and calligraphic strokes in his work. Cost for nonmembers is a $5 donation. For more information, call (818) 249-9006.

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“Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon continues at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentre theatre.com. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday until Feb. 7. Tickets range from $20 to $22.50. Discounted rates available for groups of 25 or more.

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SATURDAY

American Assn. of University Women, Glendale, will celebrate its 86th birthday by featuring Geraldine Knatz, executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, during a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. She is the first woman to hold the position and oversees the daily operations and internal management of the container port. Cost is $35 per person and for reservations call (818) 773-2227. For more information, call Susan Hunt at (818) 240-0897.

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World Gym is offering a free Health and Fitness New Year Extravaganza Seminar from noon to 4 p.m. at 1001 E. Colorado St., Glendale. There will be prize giveaways with the grand prize being a $1,000 personal training package. Free snacks and drinks will be served. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (323) 352-8355 or e-mail johnnydevault@hotmail.com.

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Brand Library Art Galleries presents the exhibition “Natural Worlds” opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Artists in the show are Arpine Shakhbandaryan, of Glendale; Erika Lizee, Joe Merrell, Charla Puryear, Andrea Raft and Jill Sykes. The show continues through Feb. 13. For more information, call (818) 548-2051.

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The Barry Mosley trio, with Barry Mosley on valve trombone, Stephan Oberhoff on piano and Lou Shoch on bass, will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Left Coast Wine Bar, 117 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The group is influenced by the cool jazz of Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Bob Brookmeyer. There is no cover charge but a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call (818) 507-7011. For more information on the band, visit www.barrymosley.com.

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SUNDAY

Downtown Dash (5K) eight-week training program is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chess Park, 227 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The race is March 8. Training is provided by All About You! Wellness BootCamp. All runners and walkers and levels are welcome. The $20 registration fee will be donated to the Downtown Dash Fundraising Efforts to support Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Stroke Services. Checks should be made out to Healthcare Foundation at GAMC. Each session is followed by a lecture designed to help participants remain injury-free. For more information, call (818) 437-5523.

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The third annual Animal Blessing hosted by Center for Spiritual Living — La Crescenta and benefiting the Glendale Humane Society begins at 1 p.m. at the center, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. In addition to monetary donations, the Animal Kinship Ministry Team is asking for donations of rugs, sheets, towels and blankets. For more information, call (818) 249-1045.

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Forest Lawn will present the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5 p.m. in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Actor and social activist William Allen Young is the keynote speaker. The Southeast Symphony Orchestra accompanied by a 60-member choir, will perform. The event is free. For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.

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MONDAY

Business and Professional Women will meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at La Cabanita Restaurant, 3447 N Verdugo Road, Glendale. Fee is $20 for guess. Reservation deadline is Friday and can be made by contacting Judee Carrico at (818) 249-5489 or bjbkcarr@yahoo.com or Julia Rabago at (818) 903-0661 or juliarabago@sbcglobal.net.

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AARP West Glendale Chapter 1886 will meet at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Fellowship Center of the First United Methodist Church, 130 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. The program features live entertainment by singer Gino Gaudio who presents a special medley of the favorite songs of seniors. Admission and refreshments are free. For more information, call Delphine Hagge at (818) 243-2618.

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TUESDAY

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents a talk by Joan Holtz titled “Population, Global Health and the Environment,” at 7:30 p.m. in the CitiBank Building, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.

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WEDNESDAY

The La Crescenta Woman's Club will have its first lunch meeting of the new year beginning at noon at their clubhouse, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. The program begins at 1 p.m. and features a representative from Trader Joe's talking about the company. The club is now accepting new members, and guests are always welcome. Call Gloria Lee at (818) 248-9454.

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Secure Horizons will present a free lecture on the “Five Wishes,” the advanced directive document that helps express how you would like to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. It addresses medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. Contact Nancy Turney, director of senior services, at nturney@ymcacc.org or call (818) 790-0123, Ext. 225.

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A free Sign Language Vocabulary Class will be offered in two sessions at First Baptist Church of La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. The first session is from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 14 to April 1 and the second from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 15 to April 2. An optional dictionary available for $5. It open to all, but children need to be accompanied by an adult. Contact Nancy Jacobson at njacobson5@msn.com or (818) 249-1603. To register, call the church office (818) 249-5832. Each session has a limit of 20 new students.

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The Glendale Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Speaker Sue Rasmussen's topic is “Needles and Thread.” She is an award-winning quilt maker who has produced hundreds of quilts, quilt art and quilted clothing, many of which have been nationally exhibited. The meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at the library. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Fee for nonmembers is $5. Visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.

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THURSDAY

Soroptimist International of Glendale presents attorney Sheila Neville of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles' “Stop the Traffic Program” at the meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. She will speak about recent changes to human trafficking legislation and recent cases that have been prosecuted. Cost is $22 and includes lunch. Guests must make reservations by calling Lisa at (818) 548-3324 by Monday.


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