Around Town: Calendar

Rockin’ for the Arts will be at 5:30 p.m. at Mark Keppel Elementary School, 730 Glenwood Road, Glendale. The fundraiser is in partnership with the Burbank Music Academy, and proceeds benefit Keppel’s Integrated Arts program. Admission is $6. Call (818) 244-2113.

A Workday at Deuk will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta. Work may include weed pulling, sandbag removal, sign installation and trail cleanup. Drinks and snacks are provided. Call: (818) 548-2000.

Glendale Quilt Guild will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Nan Maples’ “Really Big Bag” workshop at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Visit

Verdugo Hills Hospital summer film series will show “The Karate Kid” at 10 a.m. at United Artists La Cañada 8 Theatres, 1919 Verdugo Blvd., La Cañada. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the screening. Tickets include the movie, drink and popcorn. Call (818) 952-3516. Proceeds will benefit the purchase of hospital infant warmers.

The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce announces an open house from 10 a.m. to noon at Kumon Math & Reading Center, 2754 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Information: (818) 248-4957.

Why do Vampires Sparkle? — a discussion about the Twilight book series invites Twilight readers of all ages to participate in the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call: (818) 548-2046.

Hooverstock, the year-end jazz concert, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Hoover High School Auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale. Jazz alumni join in the on the last performance piece. Tickets $5 at the door.

The Glendale Moose Lodge is having a free open house at the lodge, 357 W. Arden Ave., Glendale. Tours of the lodge and refreshments are 1 to 2 p.m.; dance lesson 2 to 3 p.m., dancing to a live band 3 to 5 p.m. Call: (626) 627-6797.

Once Upon A Time will host author Elissa Weissman to read from her middle-grade book, “Standing for Socks,” at 2 p.m. at the store, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 248-9668.

La Cañada’s Towne Singers choir will perform “From Sea to Shining “C”: A Celebration of American Composers” at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $8 for children ages 10 and under, $12.50 for groups of 15 or more and students. Call (818) 952-7402.

The Red Chair Children’s Production Company presents its Showcase 2010 featuring the dance and theatrical student talents of the Red Chair School at 5 p.m. at Alex Theatre, 216 Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets can be purchased at the Alex Theatre box office or online at Call (818) 640-4645, or visit

Chamber Music Benefit Concert will feature Los Angeles Philharmonic’s youngest violinist, Robert Vijay Gupta at 7 p.m. at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2901 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Donations at the concert will benefit the church’s mission to Mexico. Call: (818) 249-6137.

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