AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The city of Glendale Cultural Affairs section is accepting submissions from artists, art groups and art organizations for the Man's Inhumanity to Man Art Exhibition scheduled for April. The exhibition will be part of the Annual Week of Remembrance Commemoration, an event to educate the public about atrocities throughout history and the world. Submissions must be received by today. For more information, contact Ripsime Marashian at (818) 548-2780 or rmarashian@ ci.glendale.ca.us.

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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. today, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $20 to $22.50. Discounted rates available for groups of 25 or more.

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Kiwanis Club of Glendale will have as its guest Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles district attorney, at noon at the Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Garcetti has spent much of his life devoted to urban photography and will talk about his latest book, “Water Is Key,” which is about safe water, health and the empowerment of women in West Africa. For more information, call (818) 242-0853.

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The Dancing with Diamonds Ball, hosted by the Glendale Educational Foundation, will begin with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. The ball will feature the seven-piece band, Bob's Yer Uncle, and a dinner and dessert. Two half-carat diamonds will be awarded to the winners of a drawing. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call (818) 247-0466.

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SATURDAY

The Glendale-Foothills Communities CROP Hunger Walk is having a Recruiter Rally from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at Incarnation Catholic Church School, 1001 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. CROP, or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is a national fundraiser that benefits food pantries in the United States and provides food and other disaster relief aid to developing countries. A program concerning CROP Hunger Walks will be presented the first hour. These events are also open houses for people who just want to stop in to pick up the materials. The CROP Hunger Walk is March 15. For more information, call (818) 243-4891.

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Fifty-Fifty Leadership will present an afternoon of speakers on women's financial, mental and physical heath from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Speakers include dermatologist Dr. Patricia Perry, Eyvette Jones from Urban Possibilities and Feng Shui consultant Kartar Diamond. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 694-0588.

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“This is the Future Before it Happened,” a group art exhibition curated by Julie Deamer, director of the Outpost for Contemporary Art, opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery in the library building, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. through March 14. Admission is free. Rather than thinking of time as a linear progression, the title suggests an elliptical oscillation that allows mental projections from the present to the past and into the future in a start-and-stop dynamic. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 240-1000, Ext. 5663 or visit www.glendale.edu/artgallery.

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The La Crescenta Woman's Club, Evening Section, will offer International Dance Lessons taught by Simon Oksazian from 7 to 10 p.m. at the La Crescenta Woman's Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. The fee is $10. Finger foods will be served. For reservations, call Silva Varbedian at (818) 415-2498 (day), or (818) 249-7835 (evenings) by Feb. 4. Parking is free.

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An evening of dinner and ballroom dancing is offered from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. by the Glendale Moose Lodge, 357 W. Arden Ave., Glendale. Dinner will precede dancing from 5:30 to 7:30. Dinner and dancing is also offered at various times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. For more information, call (818) 240-1505 or (818) 621-0226.

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SUNDAY

The Brand Library's Dance Series will begin at 2 p.m. in the Brand Library Art Galleries 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. The first performance will be Benita Bike's DanceArt. A reception will follow each performance. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2051.

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The Family Concert Series “Green Eggs and Ham” will begin at 2 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 21 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The program includes pieces by Poulenc and Kapilow. The next two concerts in the series will be March 22 and May 3. Pre-concert activities, including the Instrument Petting Zoo, will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $16 per concert, and $22.50 to $36 for the full series. For more information and reservations, call (213) 622-7001, Ext. 215 or visit www.laco.org.

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The Rotary Club of Glendale Noon will have its second annual gala “Celebrating Women in Rotary” beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. There will be dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. Tickets are $100 and can be reserved by calling Art Resendez at (818) 549-7228 or aresendez@cbank.com. Proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation, Boy Scouts of America and Salvation Army.

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MONDAY

The American Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Chapter will be selling Valentine's Day emergency kit gifts at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 243-3121, or visit www.arcglendale.org.

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TUESDAY

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club will present “Alaska and the Grizzly Bears” featuring Kevin Copley at 7:30 p.m. at CitiBank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Copely will speak about his passion, research and management working with the bears. Contact Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.

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WEDNESDAY

The Assistance League of Glendale's Senior Neighborhood Fellowship Program Luncheon will begin with a program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon at 314 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The presentation will feature J.P. Wammack sharing personal stories about Abraham Lincoln. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling (818) 247-4299. Admission is $2 at the door. Visit www.alglendale.org.

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Crescenta Valley and Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber Business Mixer and 40th Anniversary Celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crescenta Valley Insurance, 3923 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Call the CV Chamber at 818-248-4957.

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