AROUND TOWN

TUESDAY

The Glendale affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday for a support group on depression, bipolar 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 Education/Social Justice Advocates meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pacific Library Conference Room, 501 S. Pacific Ave. All are welcome to discuss alternatives to militarism in our schools. For more information, contact gesja_email@yahoo.com. Or call (818) 248-4967.

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THURSDAY

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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“Wait Until Dark,” continues through Nov. 21 at the Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $17 to $19. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481.

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NOV. 10

The La Crescenta Woman's Club is holding its annual Author's Lunch at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Cañada. Authors this year are Mary Pat Kelley, Michael Mallory and Rosemary Lord. Program includes lunch, door prizes, silent auction and book signing. Tickets are $35; reservation deadline is Monday. Make checks payable to LCWC, and mail to 1964 Arbolita Dr., Glendale, 91208. For more information, call (818) 249-4407.

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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.

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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.” Call (818) 243-2530.

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DEC. 1

Best Selling Author and Attorney Vincent Bugliosi will autograph his books and answer questions at 7 p.m. at Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard St., Glendale. Call (818) 548-2042.

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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. 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

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. 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. Call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5033? ?

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

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The Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday 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.?

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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. Call (818) 248-1727.

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The Prepared Speakers Toastmasters Club of Glendale welcomes everyone who would like to improve their communication and develop leadership skills to its potluck meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council, 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale. Members must be 18 years old to join. The club meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Call President Jon Maeda at (818) 984-7259.


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