AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The Women’s Civic League of Glendale will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. Speakers from the Design Review Board, Hassan Haghani and Stephanie Reich, will be at the meeting. Lunch will be served for $15. For reservations, call (818) 242-9799.

Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce will have a Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Urartu Restaurant, 3463 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Speaker will be Mark Harmsen, district director from Rep. David Dreier’s office, discussing federal stimulus money available for business owners to hire employees. The $20 fee includes lunch. For reservations, call (818) 248-4957 by Monday.

The music of Mozart will be performed by members of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert to introduce youngsters and teens to classical music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodbury University Library, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (818) 252-5201.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers will present bilingual story time in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at 7 p.m. at 210 Americana Way, Glendale. For more, call (818) 545-9146.

FRIDAY

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. New members welcome. For more information, call (818) 957-8756.

The Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. For more information, call (818) 547-3227.

“Mother Goose and Me” will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Central Library Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard St. The fun includes stories, music and poetry for ages 6 to 17 months. For more information, call (818) 548-2035.

The Stepping Stone Players present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hoover High School auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale. Tickets are $15, $12 for children, students and seniors. Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 guests or more. For tickets or more information, call (818) 548-3180 or visit www.steppingstone players.com.

SATURDAY

The Center for Spiritual Healing will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, e-mail laneycl@ca.rr.com.

Descanso Gardens will have a free volunteer orientation for teens at 9 a.m. at 1418, Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. To make reservations or for more information, call (818) 949-7978.

Glendale Centre Theatre is featuring “Snow White” — a children’s musical based on the classic fairy tale at 11 a.m. Saturdays until Nov. 21 at the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11.50 for children 12 and younger and $20 for VIP reserved seating. Discounted rates are available for groups of 25 or more. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.glendalecentre theatre.com. This musical version is about a handsome prince who awakens a beautiful princess with a kiss. There are silly Warfs, a talking unicorn, an enchanted mirror and a wicked queen who is bent on being the fairest in the land.

Glendale will host a community meeting to review winter weather preparation plans at 10 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. There will be another meeting discussing the same topic at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are organized in anticipation of potential flooding in the Station Fire burn area. Officials will answer questions on how to guard homes against flooding. For more information, call (818) 548-6464.

The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Red Cross Chapter’s youth group will have a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albertsons parking lot, 1000 S. Central Ave., Glendale. The proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life,” a 24-hour walk that raises money for the organization. The cancer walk will be from 10 a.m. Oct. 17 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18. For more information, call (818) 502-9315.

ABS-CBN International presents the premiere of “In My Life” at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The comedy-drama stars John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano and Vilma Santos. For tickets or more information, call (818) 243-2539.

Once Upon a Time bookstore will host a book signing for author Pete Goodman at 2 p.m. at 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Goodman will debut his book “Smoking Frog Lives,” a mystery thriller about archaeology. For more information, call (818) 248-9668.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society will host the annual humanitarian aid project and women’s conference from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. The public is welcome to come and help members assemble hygiene kits that will be donated to a local charity and to Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Services for distribution throughout the world. A light dinner will be served at 4 p.m., followed by the church’s annual Relief Society women’s teleconference broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, e-mail rllj@yahoo.com.

New Horizons Family Center will present its 15th annual Gala “Running a Good Race” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. followed by entertainment and dancing at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 545-9848 or e-mail gala@ newhorizonsfamilycenter.org.

Edvard Grieg Sons of Norway Lodge No. 74 will present their annual talent show and potluck dinner at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Happy hour will precede the potluck. For more information, call (818) 247-9042.

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be presenting “Just Pure Laughs”, a night of comedy featuring Christian comedian Dan McGowan at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Tickets are $5 for adults, $15 per family and children 10 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the church office during the week or at the door. Child care will be provided and a dessert reception in the courtyard will follow the event. For more information, call (818) 249-6137 or visit www.LCPC.net.

SUNDAY

Harley-Davidson will present its 10th annual Blanket Run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson of Glendale, 3717 San Fernando Road, Glendale. The run will start in Glendale and end at Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. The entry fee is $20 per person or $10 if runners bring a new blanket to be distributed to the homeless of San Gabriel Valley. All cash proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army. Hot dogs will be served by the Pasadena Fire Department, and music will be provided by Mercy and the Merkettes. For more information, call (626) 298-1155.

La Cañada Congregational Church will have a service at 10 a.m. at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Pastor Skip Lindeman will lead the worship on “Who’s in and Who’s Out.” Coffee hour will follow the event. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

Media City Ballet of Los Angeles presents Sunday Afternoon at the Ballet titled “What Makes Us Dance” at 2 p.m. at the Media Dance Centre, 237 E. Palm Ave., Burbank. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.mediacityballet.org. Call (818) 972-9692.

Armenian Fairytales presents the 16th anniversary of “Hekiatn E Kanchum” at 4 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For tickets or more information, call (818) 243-2539.

The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints will host a financial seminar on “Ways to Manage Family Finances and Strengthen the Family’s Foundation” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. A team of experts will be teaching the four sessions whose topics range from eliminating debt to starting a business. For more information, call (818) 790-4003 or e-mail edwardphelps@ sbcglobal.net.

MONDAY

The Glendale Adventist Medical Center is hosting free cardiac and stroke screenings from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the main auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale. Call (818) 409-8100.

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