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Glendale Healthy Kids will host a Healthy Kid Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA of Glendale, 140 N. Louise St., Glendale. More than 40 organizations and vendors will participate with information on preventive healthcare and local healthcare services. For more information, call (818) 548-7931 or visit www.glendalehealthy kids.org.

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The Glendale Historical Society will host a Glendale History Bike Ride at 9:30 a.m. at the Glendale Transportation Center (train station), 400 Cerritos Ave., Glendale. The route is about 12 miles and will visit Glendale landmarks like the Brand Park, The Glendale Railroad Depot, and the Alex Theatre. Helmets are required. Rain will cancel the event. The ride is free. For more information, visit http://la-bike.org/glendale/.

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The Americana at Brand will debut Gigi's Farmer's Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with more than 30 vendors lining Caruso Avenue stretching from Brand Boulevard to the park. Several Americana restaurants will have stalls in the market. Frida's Mexican Cuisine will offer its signature tacos and tamales and Crumbs Bake Shop will sell cupcakes. There will be live music and cooking demonstrations. For more information, call (818) 637-8982 or visit www.americanaa tbrand.com.

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Glendale Public Library will sponsor a poetry workshop and seminar for teen poets in honor of National Poetry Month and National Library Week from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Members of Six Leaves in Search of a Branch, a writer's group, will offer readings and breakout sessions for participants to receive feedback on their work. Those wishing to submit previously written work should bring 10 copies of their chosen piece. For more information, call Tina Demirdjian at (818) 547-9507 or e-mail poetina@earthlink.net.

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A Day of Art and Thought, which is part of the city of Glendale's Man's Inhumanity to Man observance, will be presented from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-2780.

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Author Gregory Paul Williams author of “The Story of Hollywood” will give a slide presentation featuring more than 800 vintage photos from his private collection at 5 p.m. at the Library Connection at Adams Square, 1100 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-3833.

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“Evening with the Stars” presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Planetarium on the campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. The digital planetarium show is a one-hour introduction to the stars, constellations and planets. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. No credit cards are accepted. There is no late seating. Reservations can be made at www.glendale.edu/ planetarium. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the show. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5275.

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The program will include pieces by Mozart, Ravel, Schoenberg and Beethoven. A pre-concert talk begins at 7 p.m., free for all ticket holders. Tickets range from $18 to $95. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups of 12 or more. For tickets, visit www.laco.org or call (213) 622-7001, Ext. 215.

Luna Playhouse is presenting “Poe-Zest” a play based on the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe and is written and performed by Edgar Allan Poe IV, at 7 p.m. at the playhouse, 3706 S. San Fernando Road, Glendale. Free parking at Rally's or Harley Davidson's. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, students and those with low income. Reservations can be made at www.itsmyseat.com, www.LunaPlayhouse.com or by calling (818) 500-7200.

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Luna Playhouse is producing the comedy variety show “The Travel Diaries of a Former Council Member Bob Yousefian Traveling with Dave Weaver” at 9 p.m. . Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by visiting www.itsmyseat.com.

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SUNDAY

A blood drive, an event that is part of the city of Glendale's Man's Inhumanity to Man observance, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 243-3444.

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La Cañada Congregational Church will have a public worship service at 10 a.m. at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Pastor Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message on “Now What.” Visitors are welcome and invited to stay for the coffee hour after worship. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Joe Mealey and Deborah Pitts, 5019 Jarvis Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. Gerald F. Kominski will discuss the economics of health care. He is a professor in the Department of Heath Services at the UCLA School of Public Health and also serves as the associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. For more information, call (818) 503-3325 or e-mail lcfdemocrat@ pacbell.net.

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The Associates of Brand Library will sponsor a performance by pianist Junko Ueno Garrett at 3 p.m. at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Garrett will play pieces by Sakamoto, Ginastera, Piazolla, Ganados, Barber and Poulenc. Admission is free. For more information on Garrett, visit http://junkopiano.com/en/. For more information about the concert, call (818) 548-2051.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a “Cyber Safety and Family” presentation at 6 p.m. at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security Tim Ballard and former Microsoft Internet software developer Terry Worley will present about keeping children safe from Internet predators. Please do not bring children. For more information, contact Robin Johnson at rllj@yahoo.com.

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The Concordia University Handbell Choir will perform at 7 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Musicians will perform classical and contemporary pieces by a variety of composers including students. The concert will conclude with the audience's participation in the finale. No tickets are required. A free-will offering will be received. Reception follows the concert. Child care for children under 3 will be available. For more information, call (818) 243-3193.

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MONDAY

Musical Theatre Guild presents a 15th anniversary concert staging of Kander and Ebb's musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman” at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The story is about the jailed Molina who escapes prison life by imagining he is visited by his favorite B-movie actress in her role as the sinister Spider Woman. Moving between reality and fantasy, Molina discovers love and heroism before the Spider Woman's final fatal kiss. Tickets are $40. For reservations, call (818) 243-ALEX or purchase online at www.alextheatre.org. For more information, visit www.musicaltheatreguild.com.

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The Glendale Workshop Republican Women Federated will have a discussion on the six propositions that are on the special May 19 ballot at 10:30 a.m. at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Lunch is $15. For more information, call (323) 664-9915.

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Man's Inhumanity to Man art exhibit is on display at the Brand Library's Art Gallery, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. The exhibition will continue until May 8. For more information and for library hours, call (818) 548-2051 or visit www.brandlibrary.org.

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TUESDAY

The Central Library will host a showing of the film “The Right Stuff” at 2 p.m. at 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The movie is rated PG. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2020.

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Practice reading to a therapy dog from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For ages 5 to 12. Call the library to pre-register. For more information, call (818) 548-2048.

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WEDNESDAY

The Commission on the Status of Women will have Denim Day and Dollars for Denim all day in Glendale to raise awareness about sexual assault myths and realities. Donate $5 and wear denim to work to participate. To register, visit www.denimday inla.org. The event is part of a monthlong series of activities to participate in the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Call Lana Haddad at (88) 548-4844 or visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us/women.


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