AROUND TOWN

TODAY

The Assistance League of Glendale is enrolling students for its fall SAT seminars. Classes are limited to 35 students so priority will be based on date of postmark. Admission is free, but students need to purchase a $45 Kaplan SAT book. Monday/Wednesday classes start Monday and Tuesday/Thursday classes start Tuesday. Classes will be at the Assistance League headquarters, 314 E. Harvard St., Glendale. For applications, visit www.alglendale.org. For more information, call (818) 247-4296.

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National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter sponsors a Giant Group Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The events benefits Twelve Oaks Lodge, a nonprofit retirement home in La Crescenta and educational scholarships for local students. There will be appliances, music CDs and DVDs, jewelry, sporting goods, booking, clothing, tools, toys and furniture. Admission and parking are free. Sales are cash only. ?

Glendale Elks Lodge will have its annual Chili Cook-off and Salsa Contest at the lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. The public is encouraged to compete. Set up is at 9 a.m. with food preparation at 10 a.m. Cooking is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 followed by judging. Entry fee is $20 and there will be a cash prize for the best chili. There is no charge to enter the salsa contest. There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and hamburgers available from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. For more information, call (818) 242-2105.

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The Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce presents the 32nd annual Oktoberfest from noon to 11 p.m. in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, Montrose. Admission is free. There will be food, music, games and contests. For more information, visit www.montrosechamber.org/ oktoberfst.html.

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An opening reception of the exhibition “Endangered” by Glendale artist Sylvester Williams will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. The show continues through Oct. 31. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (818) 790-3330.

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A Vintage Car Show is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. in Kenneth Village in the 1400 block of West Kenneth Road. There will be DJ playing 1950s music, dancing and shopping.

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A grand opening reception for The Wine Cave will be from 4 to 11 p.m. at 2427 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. On display will be an exhibition of fine art prints from artist/photographer Tommy Ewasko. For more information, call (818) 541-6690.

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The Associates of Brand Library present the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 38th annual exhibition from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Brand 38 is a national juried exhibition and is titled “Works on Paper: Beginnings.” The juror is internationally recognized artist Ruth Weisberg. There are 80 works on paper in the show in a variety of media by 75 artists. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the library at (818) 548-2051 or visit www.brandlibrary.org.

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Singer-songwriter Marie Digby will perform live as part of a concert sponsored by Donate Life at 7:35 p.m. at the Americana at Brand. Digby's new album “Breathing Underwater” debuted at No. 1 on Amazon's download charts. Opening the concert at 7 p.m. is male vocal group All-4-One, best known for the international hit song, “I Swear” which was one of the longest-running No. 1 singles in Billboard history and for which the group received a 1994 Grammy Award. The mission of the Donate Life California Donor Registry is to inspire people to sign up with the state organ and tissue donor registry, which can be done online at www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org or www.doneVIDA california.org.

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SUNDAY

The annual Blessing of the Animals honoring St. Francis' Day will at 9 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church of Burbank/Glendale, 1920 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. St. Francis of Assisi is remembered for many things, not least of which was a love of animals. The public is invited to bring their animals for blessing and for this relaxed service celebrating the wonders of God's creation. For more information, call (818) 842-3138 or visit www.MatthewChurch.com.

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MONDAY

The nondenominational Pioneer Club, a club for seniors, meets the first and third Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Come for the pot luck, bingo, picnics and entertainment. For more information, call (818) 248-1727.

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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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TUESDAY

A Glendale Business Super Mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale. The event is hosted by the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn., Glendale Latino Assn., Kenneth Village Merchants Assn., and the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $15. For more information, call (818) 248-4957.

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Verdugo Hills Hospital and the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women present the Physician Lecture Series featuring doctors John and Terre Osterkamp discussing “Men's and Women's Preventative Care & Osteoporosis” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. There will be gift bags and prizes. Admission is free. For reservations, call (818) 952-2272.

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WEDNESDAY

Glendale Noon Concerts presents works for bassoon and contrabassoon, featuring bassoonist Allen Savedoff and percussionist Timm Boatman from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the chapel at First Baptist Church, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. A light lunch prepared by Angela's Bistro will be available after the concert for $6. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.glendalenoonconcerts. blogspot.com or www.savedoff.com.

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THURSDAY

The Adams Square Merchants Assn. meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Crysti Cleaners, 1124 Adams St. Topics include summer events, an update on public improvement project/façade program and the status of the business improvement district. For more information, call (818) 247-2909.


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