AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The Glendale-Foothills Communities CROP Hunger Walk is having a Recruiter Rally from 9:30 a.m. to noon 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 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). 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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“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. Final performances are at 3 and 8 p.m. today 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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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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The 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 Cindy Butalia, a representative of the Glendale Department of Transportation, who will speak on newer developments of transportation in the city, especially those of interest to senior adults. Refreshments and admission are free. For more information, call Delphine Hagge at (818) 243-2618.

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The Sam Pierre Hair Studio will host a fundraiser for Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School. Twenty percent of all services and products purchased this week will be donated to Verdugo Woodlands. For more information, call Tamar Hagopian at (818) 500-7000, or e-mail at tamar@ sampierre.com.

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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. Copley will speak about his passion, research and management working with the bears. For more information, 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. For more information, 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. For more information, call the CV Chamber at 818-248-4957.

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The Glendale Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The guest is Irwin Bear of P&B; Textiles, talking about the topic “From Our Workshop to Your Stash.” Fee for nonmembers is $5. For more information, visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.

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The Italian Dual Language Program will talk about the launch of its kindergarten class at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education, 223 N. Jackson St., Glendale. Representatives will be available to answer questions about Foreign Language Academy programs and Italian dual language immersion program. For more information, contact Cristina Allen at (818) 241-3111, Ext. 538 or callen@gusd.net.

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THURSDAY

The Rotary Club of Glendale Noon will have Mayor John Drayman as its guest speaker from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Lunch is $20, including the self-parking fee. For more information, call (818) 242-8488.

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A dine-out fundraiser will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at Dominick's Italian Restaurant, 2948 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Funds raised go to the Pinola/ CV Chamber Educational Endowment Fund and La Crescenta Elementary School. For more information, call the CV Chamber at (818) 248-4957.

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FRIDAY

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. New members welcome. For more information, call (818) 957-8756.

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A Free Breastfeeding Support Group is offered every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Verdugo Hills Hospital on the fourth floor at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

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The Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. For more information, call (818) 547-3227.

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La Crescenta Library has preschool story time at 10 a.m. every Friday at 4521 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, call (818) 248-5313.

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FEB. 14

Friends of the Alex present a free public tour from 10 a.m. to noon of the historic theater, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Volunteer guides will provide an overview of the venue's 82-year history, restoration process and today's activities and programs. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (818) 243-7700, Ext. 216. The next tour date is April 25.

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FEB. 18

The Glendale Noon Concert, featuring La Baroque Players Adriana Zoppo and Anthony Brazier performing duos for Baroque violin and flute, will be from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. Angela's Bistro will provide a light lunch available for $6 after the concert. Call (323) 242-2113 or visit www.fbcglendale.net.

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The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will present its traditional Candidates Forum for all Glendale City Council Candidates from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Glendale Library, 222 Harvard St., Glendale. Doors open at 6:30.

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