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TODAY

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.

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

TUESDAY

YMCA of the Foothills is having National Memory Screening Day co-sponsored by Steppingstones and Verdugo Hills Hospital from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. For reservations, contact (818) 790-0123 or nturnery@ymcafoothills.org.

Verdugo Hills Hospital and the Glendale Commission on the Status of women will present a panel of oncologists addressing “Aspects of Melanoma and Skin Cancer” at a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in the auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 502-2378.

Katsuya Glendale will transform its Dragon Lounge into an art gallery for one night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Americana at Brand. Eight artists will show their work, and autographed prints by Joseph Rivera will be available for purchase. Special dishes will be prepared by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi. For more information, call (818) 244-5900.

WEDNESDAY

Free Glendale Noon Concerts will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. The program is “A Chamber Music Recital with Karen Elaine and Friends.” Works include those by Max Bruch, Carol Worthey and Mozart. Lunch available for $6 after concert. For more information, call (818) 242-2113.

The city of Glendale and the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition are having a meeting where the public can comment on what’s good or bad about walking or bicycling in Glendale from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. For more information, visit www.la-bike.org/glendale.

Open Auditions for the spring musical production of “Little Shop of Horrors” will be from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Friday in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Sign-ups are in the lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5618.

Patrick Harper will demonstrate his sculpture techniques at 7:15 p.m. at the First German Methodist Church, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $3 at the door. For more information, call (818) 845-7144.

THURSDAY

Glendale Latino Assn will have a mixer and annual toy drive from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the New Horizons Family Center, 744 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. $10 admission. Bring a toy for the children. For more information, visit www. glendalelatinoassociation. com.

Glendale’s Luna Playhouse is presenting the world premiere of “If Your Eyes Are Clear. . . ” by Saghatel Harutyunyan at 3706 San Fernando, Glendale. Tickets are $15. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. No performances Thanksgiving weekend. The play closes Dec. 19. For reservations contact (828) 500-7200 or www.itsmyseat.com.

“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.

Author Amy Goldman will discuss her book “Poison Ivy” at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Her novel deals with the problems of bullying between schoolchildren. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Glendale Library. Call (818) 548-2042.

La Cañada Theatre presents Blackbox Theatre, a series of original one-act plays, fairy tales and musicals at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Montrose Community Church, 2416 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Tickets are $12 payable at the door or online. Senior, student and group sales discounts available. Call (818) 731-6740 or visit www.lacanadatheatre.org.

An American Government class will stage a mock trial of three girls for their mistreatment of a classmate in this year’s One Book/One Glendale for Younger Readers novel, “Poison Ivy” by Amy Goldman Koss, at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium at 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 548-2030.

Heritage Foundation Movie “33 Minutes” will be shown from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, Fellowship Hall, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (818) 248-4600.

Tree Lighting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Americana, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. There will be celebrity performances by One Republic, Drew Seeley, Sean and John, and the Russian Tenors. Admission is free. Call (310) 473-8090.

Glendale’s Luna Playhouse is presenting the world premiere of “If Your Eyes Are Clear. . . ” by Saghatel Harutyunyan opening at 8 p.m. at 3706 San Fernando Road, Glendale. Tickets are $15. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. No performances Thanksgiving weekend. The play closes Dec. 19. For reservations contact (828) 500-7200 or www.itsmyseat.com.

FRIDAY

The second Annual Kettle Kick-off Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. at 320 W. Windsor Road, Glendale. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations are suggested. The event is co-sponsored by Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club and Glendale Kiwanis Club. Call (818) 246-5586.


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