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The Glendale Farmers Market is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday on Brand Boulevard between Wilson Avenue and Broadway. Farmers sell fruits and vegetables, including citrus, apples, grapes, plums, sprouts, mushrooms, eggs, herbs and nuts that are in season. Parking is available for two hours for free at the Exchange parking, south of Wilson Avenue on Maryland. For more information, call Mary Rodriguez at City Hall at (818) 548-2005 or market Manager Christopher Nyerges at (626) 791-3217.

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller's reading program will run through Monday at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. Children in grades one through six can earn a free book by reading eight books and turning in a completed journal sheet. This will also qualify them for a chance to win an autographed copy of “The Last Olympian.” For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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The Glendale Community College theater arts department will have auditions for productions of “The Durang Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Glendale Community College auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Auditions for the former will be at the Studio Theatre and actors are expected to do cold readings and improvisation. Auditions for the latter will take place at the Mainstage Theatre and actors need to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue from modern contemporary theater and may need to also do cold reading and improvisation. Cast members of both productions must enroll in one unit of a designated theater arts workshop, the Backstage Lab for Performers course and Voice for the Actors class. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618 or visit www.glendale.edu/theatre.

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A Free Breast-feeding Support Group is offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Verdugo Hills Hospital on the fourth floor at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

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The Armenian Writers Assn. of California will present a free literary evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Poets Zela Akyan and Ofelia Hovian will present their work. The proceedings will be in Armenian. For more information, e-mail awaoc@yahoo.com.

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FRIDAY

The Verdugo Hills Art Assn. meeting features award-winning artist and illustrator Patrick Dooley at 7 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Dooley will demonstrate a seascape with boat in watercolor. Nonmembers can attend for a $5 donation. For more information, call (818) 293-0901.

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SATURDAY

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce Art-Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the south sidewalk of the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. For more information, call (818) 249-7171.

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Today is the last day to make a reservation to Glendale Yoga's free introduction to yoga workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Glendale Yoga, 746 N. Glendale Ave. Participants will be shown basic yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance while enhancing mood and well-being. For more information, call (818) 956-1621.

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Glendale YWCA Thrift Shop “New to You” will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 735 Lexington Drive. For more information, call (818) 242-4155, Ext. 211.

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WEDNESDAY

The Temple Sinai of Glendale will host an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. at the temple, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Ice cream and refreshments will be served. There will be a family Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the 7:30 service Sept. 11. To make a reservation, call (818) 246-8101.

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Reservations are due today for Glendale Beautiful's next meeting, which begins with a social at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse, 2351 E. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. This meeting marks the group's 59th year. Admission is $20 per person. For reservations, contact Gladys Wymore at (818) 246-3634 before Wednesday.

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SEPT. 10

The Glendale Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center will present a free Breast Cancer Support Group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Cancer Center Auditorium, 1520 S. Central Ave. For more information, call (818) 502-2378.

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The Friends of the Glendale Public Library will present authors Michael Hais and Morley Winograd at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The two will discuss their nationally acclaimed book “Millenial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube and the Future of American Politics.” For more information, call (818) 548-2042.

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Barnes & Noble Storytime will present Clifford the Big Red Dog at 7 p.m. at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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SEPT. 12

The First Congregational Church will have a concert showcasing its most talented singers and musicians at 6 p.m. at its Glen amphitheater, 2001 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Dessert and beverages will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. For more information, call (818) 243-2100.

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The Sadco Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Alexander Sadoyan at 7 p.m. at 305 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, visit www.alexandersadoyan.com.

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The American Assn. of University Women Glendale will present a lecture on investing with Maryam Rusch beginning with brunch at 9 a.m. following by the program at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. Admission is $23 per person. For reservations, call (818) 773-2227.

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SEPT. 13

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will present a performance and book signing by musician Tom Paxton, author of “The Marvelous Toy,” at 1 p.m. at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 545-9146.

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Erebouni Dance Group will present its 25th anniversary dance concert at 5 p.m. at Glendale High School, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale. Call (818) 434-6973.

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SEPT. 14

AARP Glendale Chapter 1886 will meet at 1 p.m. in the Carlson Fellowship auditorium of the First United Methodist Church, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Special guest magician Dorothy Porter will perform. Admission is free. Call (818) 247-4168.

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The Glendale/Burbank Delta Gamma Alumnae will celebrate its 70th year at its first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Shelli Herman. For location information, call (818) 790-0502.

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The Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Building, 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale. City Manager Jim Starbird will discuss the city's latest budget. Mark Hardyment from Bob Hope Airport will make a presentation, and Marty Cooper of Cooper Communications will discuss the latest revelations affecting the airport. For more information, e-mail patrick_masihi@hotmail.com or call the Scouts headquarters at (818) 243-6282.

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SEPT. 15

Glendale Memorial Hospital will present a free seminar on non-operative treatments for back pain from noon to 1 p.m. at the health center's main auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave. Pain management specialist Christopher Kaypekian, spine surgeon David Rogers and physical therapist Laureen McVicker will discuss alternative treatment options. Call (818) 502-2378.

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SEPT. 16

The Glendale Assn. for the Retarded presents its annual dine-around benefit for GAR Services from 3 to 9 p.m. at Shaker's Family Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave., Glendale. GAR will receive a donation if customers identify themselves as GAR supporters while dining at the restaurant. For takeout, call (818) 246-4994. For more information, visit www.garservices.org.

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