AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The 168 Film Project is having its third information night mixer from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Media City Church, 269 E. Providencia Ave., Burbank. Titled “Indie Night: Lessons Learned,” new artists and producers will speak about their personal experiences, from development to distribution of their films. For more information, visit www.168project.com.

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TUESDAY

The Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta meets at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614, 2937 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call (818) 248-9335.

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The Canasta Club meets from 1:30 to 5 p.m. second and third Tuesdays of the month at CitiBank West in the downstairs community room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call (8180 248-9335.

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WEDNESDAY

Friends of The Bright Light Chamber Players will present “Flute Duos” during their free noon concert from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. A light lunch created by Angela's Bistro is available for $6 after the concert. For more information, call (818) 242-2113.

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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 until April 1 and the second from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays until April 2. An optional dictionary available for $5. It's open to all, but children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, 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 Chevy Chase Branch Library will host the second “Calling All Writers: Critique and Support” meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. All writers are welcome to attend to share their work and have it critiqued by fellow members of the group. For more information, call (818) 548-2046.

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Glendale Art Assn. will have a demonstration by landscape painter Frank Lenartz at its meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at Glendale First German Speaking Methodist Church, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call Bruce Burr at (818) 845-7144.

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THURSDAY The Women's Civic League of Glendale will host Glendale City Manager Jim Starbird during a luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For reservations, either send a check for $15 to Chick Benveniste at 409 Meadows Drive, Glendale, CA 91202 or call (818) 242-9799 by Jan. 19.

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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.glendalecentretheatre. 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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The Glendale Friends of the Glendale Public Library will host a free discussion by lawyer and human rights activist Raphael Lemkin, at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Lemkin, who coined the word “genocide” in 1948, will be followed by a discussion of the book “Vahan Cardashian: Advocate Extraordinaire for the Armenian Cause” with the book's author Vartkes Yeghiayan and lecture by author Professor Michael J. Bazyler on his book “Holocaust Justice: The Battle for Restitution in America's Courts.” For more information, call (818) 548-2042.

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Children's author Antoinette Portis will be reading and signing copies of her new book, “A Penguin Story,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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SATURDAY

A Noise Within reprises its 2007-'08 production of Samuel Beckett's “Waiting For Godot” now through Jan. 25 at the theater, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets range from $28 to $44 with discounts for groups with 10 or more. For reservations, call (818) 240-0910, Ext. 1 or visit www.ANoiseWithin.org.

Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School will have an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon at The Dad's Club, 1728 Cañada Blvd., Glendale, between the fire house and Babe Herman Baseball Field. There is a $5 donation. Proceeds go to maintenance costs of the Dad's Club Community Building. For more information, call (818) 246-2122.

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The Senior Fair, “Moving Forward, New Beginnings,” will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Windsor Manor, 1230 E. Windsor Road, Glendale. The fair will feature a panel of local professionals available for attendees to meet and question. Attendance is free. Reservations are required and limited to the first 160 respondents. For reservations, call before Jan. 20 at (818) 244-7219.

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A Family History Fair, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Crescenta Stake, will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. Admission is free. Basic classes in family history research, along with computer access, will be offered. The Family Values Award will be presented to Dr. Omar Alfi and Azmeralda Alfi of Glendale, founders of the New Horizon School in Pasadena, an independent Islamic school they began in 1984 through the Islamic Center of Southern California. For more information, call (818) 378-1597.

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Dark Delicacies will host a composer signing day at 2 p.m. at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Mark Snow, Alan Howarth, Elia Cmiral and Chuck Cirino will be signing their soundtrack CDs. For more information, call (818) 556-6660 or e-mail darkdel@darkdel.com.

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Cornelia Funke, author of the international bestseller “Inkheart,” now a film, will speak at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library at 2 p.m. at 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 238-5620.

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St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church will host Laudate, its third annual Pastor's Award Dinner fundraiser for the church, beginning at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and reception at the Altadena Town & Country Club. School leaders being honored are Principal Ralph Valente, Assistant Principal Barbara Kuhl and secretary Marie Kasper. Dinner tickets are $100 per person. For reservations, contact Moira Arjani at (818) 949-4323 or moira@bede.org.

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will present the world premiere of “Introduction and Scherzo,” composed by Damian Montano, at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The concert also features pianist Ingrid Fliter, who will be playing pieces by Chopin and Mendelssohn. Tickets range from $18 to $95 and can be purchased online at www.laco.org, by phone at (213) 622 7001, Ext. 215, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert.

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SUNDAY

Glendale Arts & DowntownGlendale.com present The Peking Acrobats at 3 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Rooted in Chinese folk-art traditions, these tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts exhibit great feats while accompanied by a live Chinese Orchestra. For tickets, call (818) 243-2539 or visit www.alextheatre.org.

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JAN. 26

168 Film Project will host the fourth Information Night Mixer from 7 to 10 p.m. at Media City Church, 269 Providencia Ave., Burbank. Writer Brian Bird will share his insights about his career in film and television. Call (818) 557-8507.

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The Deputy Registrar Training Workshop will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Glendale Police Department Community Room, 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale. The workshop will provide information to individuals and organizations who are involved in registering voters and conducting petition drives. Call (818) 548-2090.

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JAN. 28

The Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club will meet for Michael Beck's virtual tour of the Appalachian parks at 7:30 p.m., Montrose Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Refreshments begin at 7. Parking is in the back. Call (818) 843-0920.

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JAN. 30

The Forest Lawn Museum presents “Inner Light: Art from the Braille Institute” featuring the work of 40 artists from the Braille Institute's Creative Arts Program at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Admission is free. Call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.

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