AROUND TOWN

TODAY

StampWants.com will present a “5-star” Stampshow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YWCA-Regency Room, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Stephen Pattillo at (888) 995-0548.

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Barnes & Noble presents the Chinatown Lion dance troupe performance at 1:30 p.m. at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. This performance will celebrate Glendale Public Library's One City, One Read book, Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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Barnes & Noble presents a book signing and discussion with author Colin Legerton at 2 p.m. at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. Legerton will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Invisible China,” in celebration of Glendale Public Library's One City, One Read program. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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Cope Studios presents a two-day figure sculpting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 926 Western Ave. Suite A, Glendale. This six-hour, three-model workshop will help sculptors quicken their pace, perfect their block-in process, explore new techniques, sharpen their silhouettes, learn to compose multiple figures and gain insightful critiques and instruction. The workshop is $95 with an instructor, $75 without. For more information or to make a reservation, call (818) 913-7187 or visit www.copestudios.com.

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Mystery and Imagination is hosting Ray Bradbury's 89th birthday party at 1 p.m. at 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Bradbury is best known for “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles.” For more information, call (818) 545-0206.

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iQ Academy California-Los Angeles will host an informational meeting about the school's open enrollment process and the opportunities available through online education from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. iQ Academy is a tuition-free online middle and high school in California. For more information, call (888) 997-4722.

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The Glendale Presbyterian Church will present a free children's musical titled “Ultimate Superstar” from 7 to 8 p.m. at its sanctuary, 125 S. Louise St., Glendale. The event will repeat from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Call (818) 242-8873.

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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 Saturday. Ticket prices are $20. For more information, call (818) 500-7200 or visit www.itsmyseat.com.

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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 and $26. Call (818) 244-8481.

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Jax Bar and Grill will host a jazz concert by Dead Ringer, the “Ambassadors of Lounge,” from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 500-1604.

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SUNDAY

Matt Avenesian, owner of Le Petite Cafe in Glendale, is presenting the annual exotic car gathering at 8 a.m. at the cafe, 1017 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The car owners will be departing for a scenic drive at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (818) 550-1755.

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Leela BellyDance presents its ninth annual “Arabian Summer with Kaya and Sadie” belly dance fantasy theater with pre-events including a fire dance starting at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. at Beyond the Stars Palace, 417 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The event will feature performers from all over the United States, with more than 100 artists and original debut performance. Among the performers are Danyavaad, who will play Middle Eastern music, and the Shimmy Sisters, who will belly dance with swords, snakes and candles. For tickets, call (866) 55-TICKETS. Tickets are $30. For more information, call (818) 601-7882 or visit www.leelabellydance.com.

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The Glendale Historic Society will sponsor a free screening of “Crime Wave,” starring Sterling Hayden at 8 p.m. in Brand Park on the lawn adjacent to the Doctors' House Museum. The 1950s classic, directed by Andre de Toth, was filmed almost entirely in Glendale. The museum is open for visitation at 6:30 p.m. and a brief 30-minute presentation will precede the screening. Movie-goers are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs, but discouraged from bringing dogs or tables. Call Arlene Vidor at (818) 500-7675.

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Pastor Keith Banwart will deliver a two-part sermon about life lessons at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, 1920 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. The sermon will feature life lessons from a magnanimous mouse and a disagreeable duck. Visit www.matthewchurch.com.

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MONDAY

Glendale Memorial 50 Plus Walking Club will walk from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. Call Amy Stricker at (818) 502-2396.

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The 15th annual Glendale YMCA Golf Classic will be from noon to 7 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. Check in starts at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served on the course followed by a dinner and a live auction. E-mail Ed Gredvig at ed.gredvig@ santaanita.com.

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John Newcombe will present “Rancho La Cañada,” a film about the history of the Crescenta-Cañada Valley, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Glendale Church of the Brethren, 626 N. Pacific Ave. The filmmaker will also share additional stories and answer questions about his movie. Admission is free. Call (818) 572-3130 or visit www.myglendalechurch.org.

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TUESDAY

Whole Foods Market will host a free cooking class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at its Glendale location, 331 N. Glendale Ave. Food enthusiasts will be instructed on grilling tips, techniques and preparations, and receive inventive recipes from Bill “Smokin Willie” Kelley. To reserve a space, call (818) 548-3695. ?

WEDNESDAY

The Glendale Latino Assn. will have a mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Gauchos Village Brazilian Restaurant, 411 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There is a $10 entrance fee. For more information, e-mail cpavelazquez@aol.com.

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The Sierra Club Group will have its monthly meeting from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at CitiBank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The speaker will present a program about the Black Hills. For more information, visit www.angeles.sierraclub.org /verdugo.


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