AROUND TOWN

TODAY

Crescenta Valley Leads Club, an all-women's networking group, meets for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. at Dish Restaurant, 734 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.

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Burbank Singers are accepting new members to perform for local clubs and organizations. The rehearsals are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mingay Adult School Auditorium, 3811 Allan Ave., Burbank. No audition is necessary. The group sings popular, sacred and novelty show tunes. Membership fee is $60 a semester. For more information, call (818) 240-7816 or (818) 768-2321.

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A Free New Mothers Forum, a support group for new mothers, is every Tuesday at Verdugo Hills Hospital. Mothers and infants are invited to come from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and mothers and toddlers up to age 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

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Duplicate bridge games are at noon at the Regency Bridge Club, 303 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Card games and refreshments are $7; first-timers receive a coupon for a future replay. For more information, call (818) 500-8669.

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The Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta meets at noon every Tuesday at Joselito's West Restaurant, 7308 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, except for the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Joselito's West. For more information, call (818) 248-9335.

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La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, Aging Adults Receiving Plentiful Lunch program, has lunch at noon the fourth Tuesday of the month in the church's Koopmans Hall, 2902 Montrose Ave. For more information, call (818) 249-8124.

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WEDNESDAY

The Community Blood Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital in the Council Room on the fourth floor, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Blood donors will receive a $5 gift card. For more information, call Axel Arndt at (818) 952-2297.

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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. For more information, call (323) 242-2113 or visit www.fbcglendale.net.

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The “Heathy Weight Management” seminar will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA in the Patio Room, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. The seminar will teach tactics to control weight. SilverSneakers will also demonstrate a few exercises to do at home. An introductory session will be from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., and a workshop section from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy Turney at nturney@ymcacc.org or call (818) 790-0123, Ext. 225.

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Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn. monthly meeting will be at 3 p.m. in the Glendale Community Room, 118 W. California St., Glendale. Topics include bike paths, parking meters and the Downtown Dash. For more information, call (818) 445-3150.

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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 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Doors open at 6:30.

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Glendale Art Assn. will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the First German Methodist Church, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Burbank oil painter Randall Williams will give a demonstration titled “The Oil Portrait Classical Painting Style.” For more information, call (818) 845-7144.

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THURSDAY

The Rotary Club of Glendale Noon will have as its guest speaker past district governor John Capps III attending with his wife, Jane, during the meeting 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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Soroptimist International of Glendale presents attorney and mediator Caroline Vincent speaking on “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills for Women” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. The cost is $22, and includes lunch. Reservations can be made by calling Lisa at (818) 548-3324 by Tuesday. For more information, visit www.soroptimistglendale.org.

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The 33rd annual Unconcert will feature Glendale High School Choirs performing popular music at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Glendale High School auditorium, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased pre-sale or at the door. For more information, call (818) 242-3161, Ext. 1172.

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FRIDAY

“The Dog Whisperer” auditions for Season 5 will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at Petco, 3525 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. Show producer Kay Summer will be looking for a wide variety of dog problems that dog whisperer Cesar Millan could help transform. Owners are asked to leave aggressive dogs at home. For more information, contact Shanna Sletten at e-mail shannalyn85@gmail.com.

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“Evening with the Stars” presentations will be at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Planetarium on the campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. The digital planetarium show introduces the audience to the stars, constellations and planets. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and younger. No credit cards accepted. There is no late seating. Reservations can be made in advance at www.glendale.edu/ planetarium and will hold seats for up to 15 minutes prior to the show. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5275.

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The “Dollars & Sense” video presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The video gives its reasons for why the economy is collapsing. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2030.

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Jazz singer/performer Rick Blessing of Glendale performs his swing revue singing music of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and others from the 1950s and '60s eras from 9 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. at Jax 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. He comes down off the stage meeting and greeting the audience and including them in his act. For more information, go to rickblessing.com.

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SATURDAY

The “Wealthbuilding” daylong seminar will take place from registration at 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Millionaire Academy, #202, Conference Room, 1201 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Seminar topics include “Goal Setting — How to Set and Attain your Goal.”

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The Nom de Guerre Theatre Guild will perform its Wicked Lit play readings during the Americana Barnes & Noble book fair starting at noon and continuing every hour on the hour until 5 p.m. Each reading will last 20 to 30 minutes. The plays will include “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Paul Millet; “The Monkey's Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, adapted by Jeff G. Rack; and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, adapted by Jonathan Josephson. A portion of the proceeds from sales of those who identify themselves as Wicked Lit supporters will be donated back to the organization. For more information, (818) 298-4303.

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Scott Detweiler, jazz guitarist/vocalist, appears from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There is no cover charge and no minimum. For more information, visit www.jaxbandgrill.com.

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FEB. 23

The Glendale Healthy Kids will be hosting the Losing It for the Kids Rally to cheer on board President Brian Bergh and board member Ardy Kassakhian on their progress toward the April 18 deadline of losing 12% body fat from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Gourmet A Go Go, 2263 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Chef Gail Connell will present a healthy cuisine menu. 10% of purchases that evening will be donated to Glendale Healthy Kids. For more information, call Camille Levee at (818) 548-7931 or visit www.glendalehealthy kids.org and www.losingitfor thekids.org.

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A seven-week parenting program will begin from 7 to 8:15 p.m. today at the La Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. The program facilitator Gloria Lee, licensed marriage and family therapist, offers suggestions to parents raising school-age children in today's world. Classes will be every Monday until April 6. For more information, contact Ana Marie Schaefer at amschaefer@ymcac.org or call (818) 790-0123, Ext. 231.

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FEB. 26

The Glendale Latino Assn. will host its Awards and Installation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 800 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Honorees are Woman of the Year — Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian, Man of the Year — Patrick Campbell and Business of the Year — Glendale News-Press. Tickets are $50 per person. For reservations and more information, call (818) 550-8222, Ext. 14.

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The Housing Authority of the city of Glendale and ADI/Squier will host a grand-opening ceremony for a new 44-unit affordable rental housing project for low-income families at noon at 328 Mira Loma Ave., Glendale. Representatives from the ADI/Squier & Associates and the Housing Authority of the city of Glendale will make brief presentations about the development of the project. Following closing remarks, light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (818) 548-2060.

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MARCH 1

The Crescenta Valley Rotary Club will have a fundraiser with two seatings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at The T Room, 2405 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. International teas will be served along with lingonberry chicken, Norwegian salmon, water cress and cucumber finger sandwiches along with freshly baked scones and desserts. The cost is $35 per person and all proceeds will benefit various charities in the Crescenta Valley. Space is limit and reservations are necessary and can be made by calling Katie Friedman at (818) 248-5348.

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MARCH 4

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild is having a Spring Card Party & Luncheon at Lakeside Golf Club, 4500 Lakeside Drive, Toluca Lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price is $35 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Lucy Brown at (818) 781-4986. Proceeds from the event go toward the guild's pledge of $1 million to the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.


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