AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The Forest Lawn Museum presents the art of Reuben Nakian, one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, opening today and remaining on display through Jan. 3 at Forest Lawn, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The exhibit will feature 26 bronze sculptures and maquettes, as well as other private collections from the Nakian estates. Admission is free. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com.

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Summer Moonlight Movies presents “The Express” (PG), at dusk at Montrose Park, 3529 Clifton Place, 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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Crescenta Valley High School alumni Kim Craig Benson and David Benson will host the icebreaker for the Class of 1979 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 4710 Moore St., La Crescenta. The event will be a precursor to the class reunion Aug. 15 and the family picnic Aug. 16. A $5 donation is suggested to cover expenses. For reservations or more information, call (818) 249-2681.

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Art and Chocolate Celebration of Art Day created by Becky Mate will launch its third annual event from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in Mate's backyard gardens at 1134 E. Lexington Drive, Glendale. Participants can bring paintings, poems, songs or stories to share, plus a potluck item. An art hunt will be held for children. Participants can also help choose the best “mail art” for display at the festival online. For more information, call (818) 548-4295.

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“Evening with the Stars” presentation will be at 8 p.m. at the Glendale Community College Planetarium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. There will also be a presentation at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The digital planetarium show takes guests on a one-hour educational ride about the stars, constellations and planets. Reservations made be made in advance at www.glendale.edu/ planetarium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. No credit cards. For more information, call 818-240-1000, Ext. 5275.

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Glendale's Luna Playhouse presents “The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents,” at 8 p.m. at the Luna Playhouse, 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 22. Ticket prices are $20. For more information, call (818) 500-7200 or visit www.itsmyseat.com.

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SATURDAY

Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day for Burbank-area educators from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two local stores, 201 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale and 213 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. The first 100 teachers will receive an EcoEasy bag of supplies, such as note pads and writing tools, to assist them with supplies they need for their classroom. For more information, call (561) 998-1995 Ext. 13 or e-mail jguzman@tilsonpr.com.

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Glendale Quilt Guild will have a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The workshop will feature Flavin Glover, “Log Cabin Houses.” For more information, visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.

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The Roaders car show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glenoaks Cafe, 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Entry fee is $5 per vehicle. Trophies will be awarded in several categories for all makes and models. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a raffle for prizes and music by DJ-8 Track. For more information, call (818) 558-1278.

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The Glendale Centre Theatre presents the stage adaptation of “Footloose,” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the theater, 324 N. Orange St, Glendale. The performance runs through Aug. 29. Ticket prices are $23 Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday's at 3 p.m., and $26 Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information, call (818) 244-8481.

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SUNDAY

Via Cord, a cord blood making and research organization, sponsors a free-of-charge community education luncheon called “Baby 101” from noon to 2 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Doctors will address concerns and anxieties of expected mothers. For more information or to make a reservation, call (866) 761-4463.

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The La Cañada Congregational Church will have a service conducted by Pastor Skip Lindeman at 10 a.m. at La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Lindeman will also deliver the morning message on “Young King Solomon.” The service will be followed by a coffee hour hosted by members of the Worship Board. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Charles and Maria Guinta, 5609 Stardust Road, La Cañada Flintridge. Guest speaker Andrew Lachman, Democratic National Committee and Los Angeles County Democratic Party member, will discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict. For more information, call (818) 503-3325.

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MONDAY

The Friends of the Glendale Public Library “Book Nook” bookstore is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Donations of used books are welcome. For more information, call (818) 548-2020.

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for a weigh-in, and from 7 to 8 p.m. for a program and meeting in Chaffee Hall at the Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 248-4825.

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TUESDAY

The YWCA of Glendale offers free support groups in Armenian for women who are or have been victims of domestic violence from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays at an undisclosed location in Glendale. The groups cover topics including parenting, self-esteem, recovery from abuse and others issues. Free child care is provided. For more information or to obtain the address, call (818) 240-0888.

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Glendale One Toastmasters meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Shaker's Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 242-5586.

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Once Upon a Time bookstore hosts the Adult Book Club group at 7:30 p.m. at 2284 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 248-9668.

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WEDNESDAY

The Glendale Community College Parent Education class for parents of infants from birth to 6 months old will be from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m Wednesday or 12:30 to 2:30 p.m Friday at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. The class covers infant development, normal and appropriate behavior, nutrition, sleep patterns, exercise, infant CPR, safety and more. Call (818) 243-5196 or visit www.glendale.edu/ce.


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