AROUND TOWN

MONDAY

The Executive Toastmasters Club meets every Monday at 7 a.m. at the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The group helps people overcome the fear of speaking in public. For more information, call (818) 956-8300.

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Glendale Community College and Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church offer free English-as-a-Second-Language classes from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, Education Building, Room 23, 2700 Montrose Ave. Classes are available on a drop-in basis. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5033. ?

A health and fitness class meets each Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Pacific Park Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 243-5196.

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The Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus meets at 9:30 a.m. in the choir room of the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. The chorus is unaffiliated with the church. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Sharon at (626) 403-5622 or Marion at (818) 353-4622. ?

TUESDAY

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, Aging Adults Receiving Plentiful Lunch program, has lunch at noon the fourth Tuesday of the month in the church's Koopmans Hall, 2902 Montrose Ave. For more information, call (818) 249-8124.

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The Glendale affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday for a support group on depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia at Arden House, 1552 Colorado St., Glendale. For more information, call (310) 663-3844.

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The Jewel City Kiwanis Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Clancy's Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (818) 949-4603.

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Women's basketball meets for casual pick-up games from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pacific Community Center (gym B), 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-4098.

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WEDNESDAY

Glendale Library presents author Lisa See to discuss her new book, “Shanghai Girls,” at 7 p.m. at the Central Auditorium of the Library located at 222 E. Harvard St, Glendale. For more information, call (818)548-2042.

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The 17th annual College and Career Fair sponsored by the Glendale Unified School District will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Glendale Civic, 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale. More than 100 colleges from all over the country will be represented at this free event. Financial aid seminars will be given in English, Armenian and Spanish. For more information, call (818) 241-3111, Ext. 566.

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The Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Clancy's Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Speaker will be Gabriella Holt, CEO of Citizens for California Reform, on the topic “California Should Have a Part-Time Legislature.” For more information, call (818) 552-5060.

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THURSDAY

The city of Glendale and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition will present “Issues in Your Neighborhood” from 7 to 8:30 p.. at Pacific Park Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. The public can share what's good or bad about walking or cycling in Glendale. For more information, call (818) 334-9731.

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FRIDAY

The Maple Park Costume Contest will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the center, 820 E. Maple St., Glendale. Prizes will be awarded. All participants will receive goody bags and refreshments. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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SATURDAY

Parents and children are invited to come to the First Baptist Church of Glendale parking lot on Halloween to enjoy decorated cars with their cargo trunks full of Halloween candy and prizes beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 209 N. Louise St., in front of the gym. For more information, call (818) 242-2113.

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Darcel, former lead dancer of the TV show “Solid Gold,” is hosting a Halloween costume party at the Phoenicia Restaurant, 343 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Darcel's choreography will be presented by her group the Funk Fusion Dancers at 9 and 11 p.m. For dinner reservations, call (818) 956-7800.

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SUNDAY

Fritz Coleman Comedy Night benefiting the Glendale- Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. First show is at 6:15 and second show at 8:15 p.m. Four stand-up comics are featured. Cost is $25. A special 8:15 p.m. show VIP ticket is $45 and includes a reserved seat and wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale from 6 to 8 p.m. For tickets, call (818) 243-3121 or go to www.arcglendale.org.

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NOV. 5

Armenian Writers Assn. of California, sponsored by Glendale Public Library, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. The meeting is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Poet of All Armenians Hovhannes Tumanian. Journalist and literary critique Stepan Topchian and poet and literary critique Gevorg Christinian will present literary reports. Proceedings will be in Armenian. Admittance is free. For information, e-mail awaoc@yahoo.com.

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NOV. 11

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Taste in the Foothills fundraiser featuring 17 local restaurants will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marketplace Shopping Center (Ralphs), 2629 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band will perform. Tickets $15.A portion of the funds raised will go toward the Veterans War Memorial at Two Strike Park. For more information, call

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NOV. 14

Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Glendale High School auditorium, 1440 E. Broadway, Glendale. For tickets or more information, visit www.ItsMySeat.com.

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Glendale Arts will present a discussion by comedian John Cleese at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The topics of conversation will range from Cleese's medical problems to his mistrust of folk dancing. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 243-2530 or visit www.alextheatre.org.

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NOV. 28

The Alex Film Society will present the 12th annual “Three Stooges Big Screen Event” at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Episodes being screened include “Three Sappy People,” “False Alarms,” “No Census, No Feeling,” “Shivering Sherlocks” and “Calling All Curs.” For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 243-2530.

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DEC. 12

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Jeffrey Kahane will conduct the concert and play piano, and Laura Claycomb will sing. A pre-concert talk will precede the event at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $100. Discounts are available for college students, seniors 65 or older and groups of 12 or more. For tickets or more information, call (213) 622-7001, Ext. 215 or visit www.laco.org.

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JAN. 15

Glendale Arts will present the feats of the Peking Acrobats at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The acts include tumbling, contortions, juggling, cycling and gymnastics. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 243-2530 or visit www.alextheatre.org.

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ONGOING

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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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, located south of Wilson Avenue on Maryland. Call Mary Rodriguez at City Hall at (818) 548-2005 or market manager Christopher Nyerges at (626) 791-3217.

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A Free Breastfeeding Support Group is offered every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Verdugo Hills Hospital on the fourth floor at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Call Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272.

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Nursery Tales will be offered from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Central Library Children's Room, 222 E. Harvard St. The fun for kids 3 to 5 includes stories, songs and finger plays. Call (818) 548-2035.


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