AROUND TOWN

TODAY

Glendale Arts is offering a limited time pre-sale for three shows at the Alex Theatre through Thursday, or while supplies last. The events included in the pre-sale are Joan Osborne, the Holmes Brothers and Paul Thorn performing live Oct. 23, John Cleese “A Final Wave at the World” discussion Nov. 14 and the Peking Acrobats performance Jan. 15. Enter the code AlexSub for pre-sale tickets. For more information, visit www.glendalearts.org.

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The Glendale Summer Concert Series presents “The All American Wranglers,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the north end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, folding chairs or blankets for seating. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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The Investing in Real Estate Clubs will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the conference room, second floor, 1201 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The topics include how to build one's real estate team and making money with foreclosures. The event is free with registration. For more information, call (877) 285-8669.

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The First Lutheran Church and School presents Super Summer Bible Study, Heroes, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 26 at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Participants will examine what a hero is, what qualities define a hero in our eyes and in God's eyes, and look at the everyday heroes in our lives. Requested donation of $15 per session. For more information, call (818) 240-9000.

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Foothill Summer Theatre presents “Godspell” at 7:30 p.m. in the La Crescenta High School auditorium, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Broadway musical is based on the Gospels of St. Matthew and features a string of recognizable songs, such as “Day by Day” and “By My Side.” The production runs through Aug. 1. Tickets are available through www.albrookstickets.com or by calling (818) 790-0419. For more information, visit www.foothillsummertheatre.org.

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The Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and the Marcia Ray Breast Center present “Fiesta de la Vida” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. outside of the Marcia Ray Breast Center, 222 W. Eulalia St. It will be the 13th annual cancer survivor celebration featuring dinner, music and prizes. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 502-2323.

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The Barnes and Noble at the Americana at Brand will host an author talk and book signing by Randy Thomas, “Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs,” at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. Aspiring voice artists will be given tips on how to break into the competitive marketplace. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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Shakespeare by the Sea presents “Love's Labour's Lost” at 7 p.m. at Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Bring your own picnics, blankets and beach chairs. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.shakespearebythesea.org.

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FRIDAY

The Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale, in conjunction with other neighboring organizations, will host a “Summer Night on the Plaza” from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall Perkins Plaza & Atrium, 141 N. Glendale Ave, Glendale. There will be food, entertainment, a silent auction, door prizes and a “My Home Town” photo contest exhibit. Tickets are $15 or $20 or $5 for children ages 5 to 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Sandra Rodriguez at (818) 548-2877.

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Summer Moonlight Movies presents “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (PG), at dusk at Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Seating is on the lawn; beach chairs or blankets are suggested. Recreation staff will be on site prior to the start of the movie to provide children with a variety of games and activities. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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Summer Night on the Plaza, a fundraiser for the Committee for a Clean and Beautiful Glendale, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall Perkins Plaza and Atrium, 141 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The event consists of a silent auction, live entertainment by Trinidadio and a food tasting featuring 14 of Glendale's finest restaurants and bakeries. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at entrance. $5 for children between 5 and 12 years old. For more information, call (818) 548-2877.

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SATURDAY

Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 presents the swap meet fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Coffee & Conversation with Sisters in Crime will feature a panel discussion with mystery authors Sheila Lowe, Joan DelMonte and La Crescenta resident Alice Zogg at 2 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 North Buena Vista St., Burbank. The panel theme is “Lazy Summer Mysteries.” For more information, call (818) 238-5620.

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The Cinema Spec launch party for “Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bookfellows, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The editor and several other contributors will be on hand for readings and discussion. Free refreshments are included. For more information, go to www.ravenelectrick.com/cinemaspec.html.

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The La Cañada Congregational Church is offering a free pancake breakfast with coffee and juice at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The church also offers the opportunity for people to donate to the food drive in support of local food pantries. Donations can be brought to the pancake breakfast or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m Monday through Wednesday. The food facility will also accept money donations. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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The La Cañada Congregational Church is offering a free pancake breakfast with coffee and juice at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The church also offers the opportunity for people to donate to the food drive in support of local food pantries. Donations can be brought to the pancake breakfast or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m Monday through Wednesday. The food facility will also accept money donations. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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A Noise Within is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The theater company's sale features discounts on costumes, furniture, set pieces, props, curtains of every size and yards of fabric. Admission is $1. For more information, call (818) 265-7961 or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

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The Alameda Writers Group presents Academy Award-nominated writer Iris Yamashita at its monthly meeting in the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Yamashita, most famous for writing “Letters from Iwo Jima,” will speak about writing both fiction and screenplays and working with Clint Eastwood. For more information, visit www.alamedawritersgroup.org.

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