AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The La Crescenta Woman's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Lunch will begin at noon and entertainment at 1 p.m. For more information and reservations, call Gloria Lee at (818) 248-9454.

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The Glendale Quilt Guild monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Jane Tenorio- Cascarelli will speak on fabrics. Meetings are free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.

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Glendale Healthy Kids will host Taste of Downtown Glendale from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 30 restaurants in downtown Glendale. Proceeds will benefit healthcare programs for underinsured children in Glendale and La Crescenta. Tickets are $25 and can be picked up at the Alex Theatre, at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce and at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.glendalehealthy kids.org.

THURSDAY

A forum for valley leaders titled “How Climate Laws Will Impact Valley Businesses and Families” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 800 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Featured speakers include a California Air Resources Board representative and Ron Davis, the general manager of Burbank Water and Power. For more information, contact Atineh Haroutunian at AHaroutunian@ ci.glendale.ca.us.

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The Annual Student Art Show opens with a reception from noon to 1 p.m. in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery in the library building on campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. The show ends June 6. The show, created by advanced students and selected by faculty, includes drawings, paintings, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, traditional and digital photography, graphic design, two- and three-dimensional design and jewelry. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5663 or visit www.glendale.edu/artgallery.

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Author Peter Balakian will discuss his book “Armenian Golgatha: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1918” at noon at Glendale Community College, seminar room 138 in Krieder Hall, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Admission is free. For more information, call (626) 744-1177, Ext. 23.

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Glendale Youth Alliance will host a free job search and interviewing skills workshop at 4 p.m. at the Library Connection @ Adams Square, 1100 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-3833.

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2009 Diamond Awards will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 800 N. Central Ave., Glendale. The city of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Arts and Culture Commission will recognize contributors to the quality of Glendale's cultural life. For more information, call (818) 548-2780 or (818) 548-2781.

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Glendale Water & Power will host a community meeting to receive public input on the proposed changes to the city's water conservation ordinance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Perkin's Community Room, Room 118, 141 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. For more information, visit www.glendalewaterand power.com.

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The Northwest Glendale Homeowners Assn. will host the “How to Form a Historic District” workshop at 7:30 p.m. at Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 754-8274 or e-mail Peter Fuads at fuads@pacbell.net.

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“Boy Gets Girl,” by Rebecca Gilman, produced by the Theatre Arts Department, continues at the Auditorium Studio Theatre at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The director is Jeanette D. Farr. A blind date with a friend of a friend turns into a stalking situation in this thriller. Tickets are $10, $6 for students and seniors and $4 each for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5612.

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Marc Bosserman of Tujunga sings jazz, rock, contemporary, standards and originals accompanying himself on piano from 8 to 11 p.m. at Left Coast Wine Bar, 117 E. Harvard St., Glendale. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit www.marcbosserman.com or www.leftcoastwinebar.com.

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FRIDAY

Stepping Stone Players present “Cheaper by the Dozen” at 7 p.m. at the Hoover High School Theatre, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale. Performances continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling (818) 548-3180.

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SATURDAY

“An Affair to Remember” fashion show and luncheon hosted by the Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn., will begin at 10 a.m. at the Starlight Room of The Castaway, 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships and member education programs. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. For more information and to make reservations, contact Donna Hempel at (626) 664-9585 or e-mail donnahempel@ msn.com.

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The Glendale Quilt Guild will host a needle-turn applique workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Jane Tenorio-Cascarelli will lead the workshop. The workshop is $45 for members, $55 for non-members. To sign up and receive a supply list, contact Mary Ann Kroening at (818) 249-8237.

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Barnes and Noble will host a celestial opera performance at 12:30 p.m. at the Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. For more information, e-mail info@ celestialoperacompany.org.

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Brand Library will host an opening reception of the new art exhibit, “Selected Curiosities,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Artists Monica Furmanski, Janet Neuwalder and Jennifer Tenace will be featured as well as Michael Pearce showing his installation “Mr. Pearce's Cabinet of Alchemical Wonders.” For more information, call (818) 548-2051 or visit www.brandlibrary.org.

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Bowling for Bliss fundraiser will be from 6 to 11 p.m. at Montrose Bowl, 2334 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Proceeds will support Burbank's We Care for Youth and Bliss Unlimited. Tickets are $35 for individuals, $50 for couples. Food, drink and bowling are included in the price. For more information, call Linda Maxwell at (818) 919-8896.

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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 concert will feature the chamber orchestra's debut of pianist Jonathan Bliss performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. For more information and for tickets, call LACO at (213) 622-7001, Ext. 215.

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Luna Playhouse will present Leslie Ayvazian's “Lovely Day” at 8 p.m. at 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. The play is about a couple about to celebrate their wedding anniversary when they discover that their teenage son might enlist in the military. Performances continue at 8 p.m. May 21 and May 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday and May 24. Tickets are $15. May 21 will have a pay-what-you-can performance. For more information and for reservations, call (818) 500-7200.

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SUNDAY

Healing Sounds Workshop will begin at 1 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. The workshop will feature the Gaia Mama (meditation music) duo of Florence and Kabala. The duo will also perform at the center's 10 a.m. service. Call (818) 249-1045.


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