EXHIBITIONS - LA CANADA
Lai - Descanso Gardens' art gallery, 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada, presents the watercolor art of Yim Fong Lai now through Aug. 25. For more information, call 952-4409.
Flynn - Descanso Gardens' art gallery, 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada, presents the art of Shirley Flynn, now through Aug. 25. For more information, call 952-4409.
EXHIBITIONS - MONTROSE
Holmes - Whites Art Store & Gallery presents the work of NASCAR artist Tracy Holmes, during gallery hours at Whites Gallery, 2241 Honolulu Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 957-4071.
Bugreyev - Whites Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave., presents the work of Kanya Bugreyev through Aug. 31. Bugreyev paints impressionistic oil paintings. For more information, call 957-4071 or visit www.whitesgallery.com.
EXHIBITIONS - GLENDALE
Artists' Market - The Artists' Market on Brand Boulevard is from noon to dusk on the third Friday of every month, 101 N. Brand Blvd. Local artists display their photography, jewelry, paint. For more information, call the gallery at 548-2780.
EXHIBITIONS - PASADENA
PCC Art Faculty Exhibit - Pasadena City College presents "We Put Our Love Where We Have Put Our Labor," an art exihibition featuring the work of PCC faculty. The show reflects the diversity of the PCC faculty of visual arts and media studies, including examples of painting, ceramics, graphic design and multi-media sculpture. The show runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 12 in the PCC art gallery, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Friday. A reception for the artists will be Aug. 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 626-585-7123 or visit www.pasadena.edu.
EXHIBITIONS - AROUND L.A.
'Faces & Vaces' - Tierra del Sol art gallery presents "Faces & Vases," a one-night art show, on Aug. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, 9919 Sunland Blvd. in Sunland. Framed art and ceramics will be on display for exhibition and sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 352-1419.
'André Kertész' - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., presents the West Coast premire of "André Kertész," now through Sept. 5. Hailed as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Kertész created some of the most deceptively simple yet compelling photographs ever taken. Museum hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Children 17 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 323-857-6000 or visit www.lacma.org.
Japanese Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., presents "Japan Goes to the World's Fairs: Japanese Art at the Great Expositions in Europe and the United Stated, 1867-1904," en exhibition featuring 19th century Japanese art created during the era of the great world's fairs and international expositions. the exhibit runs now through Oct. 10. Museum hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Children 17 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 323-857-6000 or visit www.lacma.org.
'Jacob van Ruisdael' - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., presents "Jacob van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape" an exhibition featuring 48 of Ruisdael's finest paintings. The exhibit runs now through Sept. 18. Museum hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Children 17 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 323-857-6000 or visit www.lacma.org.
PERFORMANCES - LA CRESCENTA
Noel Hill - Concertina player Noel Hill will be in concert Aug. 22 at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Special guest is Patrick Darcy. Admission is $10. For more information, call 249-9078 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus - The Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus welcomes new members who share a love for singing. The women meet for rehearsals at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. The chorus has been active for more than 50 years and performs at service clubs, retirement homes, churches and other venues. For more information, call 626-403-5622.
PERFORMANCES - GLENDALE
Summer Music Series - A Summer Music Series continues at the Glendale Marketplace shopping center on Brand Boulevard between Colorado Street and Broadway. Admission is free. The series continues through Sept. 25.
Dance Under the Stars - Dance Under the Stars, a weekly dance set to swing and big band music played by the Verdugo Swing Society, continues from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday at the south end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd. Bring a dinner and eat at the outdoor picnic pavilion. Admission is free. For more information, call 548-3798. The series ends Aug. 17.
Jax Bar Entertainment - Jax Bar & Grill has live entertainment every night of the week. For tonight's act, call the club. Hours are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd. For more information, call 500-1604.
Swing Inc. - Swing Inc. performs swing music Mondays at 8:30 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican, 300 Harvey Drive. The cover charge is $10 and a dance lesson is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 242-9191.
'Lend Me a Tenor' - Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., presents "Lend Me a Tenor," now through Aug. 27. Tickets are $16 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances, $18 for Friday and Saturday evening performances, and $16 for Saturday matinees. Showtime is 8 p.m. for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances, and 3 p.m. for Saturday matinees. For more information, call the box office at 244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com.
'The Sword in the Stone' - Glendale Centre Theatre presents "The Sword in the Stone" adapted by Craig Sabin with music by Chris P. Bacon at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the theater, 324 N. Orange St. Erin Villaverde is the director. For more information, call 244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com. The play continues at 11 a.m. each Saturday through November.
'The Music Man' - The Stepping Stone Players present "The Music Man" Sept. 9 to 25 in Hoover High School's auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The final two Sunday performances will be ASL-interpreted. Tickets are $12, and $8 for children 10 and under. For more information, call 241-3376 or visit www.steppingstoneplayers.com.
PERFORMANCES - PASADENA
PYMO Auditions - Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2005/06 season Sept. 17 and 18. This advanced orchestra rehearses at Pasadena City College and is planning a musical cruise in addition to three scheduled concerts. Students must be in the 10th grade and above and play in their school music program (if available). For more information and applications, call Jo Stoup at 626-585-7580.
Second Sunday Concert - Second Sunday Concert will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium in Pasadena Public Library, 285 E. Walnut St., on Aug. 14 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 626-398-0658.
'Tea at Five' - The Pasadena Playhouse presents "Tea at Five," starring Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn. Mulgrew becomes the legendary actress from Hepburn's turbulent childhood to her 27-year love affair with Spencer Tracy. Follow Hepburn's personal and professional journey in this poignant and often funny tour de force. "Tea at Five" runs Aug. 26 to Oct. 2 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. For tickets and information, call 626-356-PLAY (7529) or visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.
Swingin' Sunday - The Pasadena Playhouse District presents a series of 13 jazz performances on the Vroman's Stage, located behind Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Produced by the Pasadena Jazz Institute, the performances will run through Sept. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. A schedule of performers can be found at www.pasjazz.org. For more information, call 626-398-3444.
PERFORMANCES - BURBANK
'Pasión de España' - Media City Ballet presents "Pasión de España" Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. Choreographed by Askar Kettbekov and Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, "Pasión de España" features principal Media City Ballet dancers and advancesd students from the company's 2005 apprentice summer intensive in excerpts from "Bolero," "Carmen," "Don Quixote" amd "Swan Lake." Tickets are $15, $25 and $32 and may be purchased by calling the Alex Theatre box office at 243-ALEX (2539) or visiting the Alex website at www.alextheatre.org. For more information, call the ballet company at 972-9692 or visit www.mediacityballet.org.
'Come Out & Dance!' - "Come Out & Dance!" continues with The Jumpin' Joz Band on Aug. 18 and Rickey Woodard on Aug. 25. Dance lessons begin at 6 p.m. followed by the concert from 7 to 9 p.m. in the AMC Plaza at San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue. For more information, check the website at www.downtownburbank.org.
'Oklahomo' - Third Stage Theater Company presents "Oklahomo!" now through Aug. 20 at the Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd. "Oklahomo!" is an adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "Oklahoma!" Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, and $5 for students and seniors. For tickets or for more information, call 842-4755 or visit www.thirdstage.org.
'The Little Mermaid' - "The Little Mermaid," a musical for families, continues at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive. Book lyrics, music and direction are by Dimitri Toscas. Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31. Tickets are $12 and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 955-8101 or visit
'Groovaloo' - The Falcon Summer Theatre's Family Summer Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical "Groovaloo." The Groovaloos, an eclectic group of hip hop dancers, has recently been featured in Gap and iPod commercials, the American Music Awards and films like "Charlie's Angels." Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 28. Tickets are $25, $20 for students and seniors and subscribers and $15 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 955-8101. The theater is at 4252 Riverside Drive.
PERFORMANCES - AROUND L.A.
'Young Valiant' - Casa 0101 and Los Angeles Theater Project present "Young Valiant," now through Sept. 18 at Casa 0101 Theater, 2009 E. 1st St. An African-American dad and Latina mom crash headlong into the indomitable desires of their 10-year-old mixed blooded boy. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $15, and $12 for students. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 323-263-7684, e-mail info@
latheaterproject.org or visit www.
OTHER ACTIVITIES - LA CANADA
La Cañada Farmers Market - La Cañada's Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Beulah Drive.
OTHER ACTIVITIES - MONTROSE
Montrose Harvest Market - The Montrose Harvest Market, sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association, is held every Sunday - rain or shine - on Honolulu Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Swap Meet/Flea Market - Glendale Community College's monthly Swap Meet/Flea Market is held the third Sunday of every month in the college's upper parking lot, on the corner of Mountain Street and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Admission is free. Dealer spaces are available for $35. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5805 or visit www.glendale.edu.
Ballroom Dancing - The Glendale Adult Recreation Center offers ballroom dancing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. every Friday at 201 E. Colorado St. For more information, call 241-6140.
Farmers Market - The Glendale Certified Farmers Market is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St. For more information on the Farmers Market, call 548-2005.
OTHER ACTIVITIES - GLENDALE
GCC Swap Meet - Glendale Community College's monthly swap meet/flea market will be held Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college's upper parking lot, at the corner of Mountain Street and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Admission is free. Dealer spaces are available for $35. For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5805.
REUNIONS - LA CANADA
La Cañada High School - La Cañada High School Class of '70 will hold its 35-year reunion on Oct. 22 at University Club in Pasadena. For more information, e-mail at malarik @salesoverlays.com.
REUNIONS - LA CRESCENTA
Crescenta Valley High School - Crescenta Valley High School Class of '65 will hold its 40-year reunion on Oct. 1 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. For more information, call 800-655-7971.
Crescenta Valley High School Class of '95 will have its 10-year reunion from 7 to midnight on Nov. 19 at the Hard Rock Café in the Beverly Center, 8600 Beverly Blvd., in Los Angeles. Tickets are $89 per person. To register, visit www.greatreunions.com. For more information, call 974-4808. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 1.
REUNIONS - GLENDALE
Hoover High - Herbert Hoover High School Class of '85 will hold its 20-year reunion at the Hilton Glendale on Aug. 13. For more information, call 800-655-7971.
Herbert Hoover High School Class of '65 will hold its 40-year reunion on Oct. 1 at Holiday Inn Burbank. For more information, call 800-655-7971.
Glendale High School - Glendale High School Class of '65 will have its 40-year reunion at Oakmont Country Club on Sept. 24. For more informaion, visit www.glendalehigh65.com or call ebbie Brown Hinckley at 244-9183.
Glendale High School Class of '55 will have its 50-year reunion on Oct. 22 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. For more information, call 800-700-6607.
Glendale High School Class of '45 will have its 60-year reunion at Oakmont Country on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Don Johnson at 241-4785 or Jo Yates Seastrom at 790-4488.
REUNIONS - BURBANK
Burbank High School - Burbank High School Class of '70 will have its 35-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. The cost is $60. For more information, call Joyce Starleaf at 848-8011 or email@example.com, Alan Landros at 661-250-1641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Burroughs High School - John Burroughs High School Class of '85 will have its 20-year reunion on Sept. 24 at the Westin, Pasadena. For more information, call 953-581.
John Burroughs High School Class of '55 will have its 50-year reunion at the Burbank Airport Hilton on Oct. 29. The social time is from 5 to 7 p.m. and dinner and dancing are from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call Carol "Muscorella" Maitland at 541-954-3994 or Denny Grossman at 841-0387. There will also be a social from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Hilton and Sunday Brunch at 11 a.m. on Oct. 30 at the Hilton.
Burbank High School - Burbank High School Class of '70 will have its 35-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. The cost is $60. For more information, call Joyce Starleaf at 848-8011 or email@example.com or Alan Landros at 661-250-1641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry Segall at 323-259-8041 or email@example.com.
Burbank High School Class of '65 will have its 40-year reunion on Oct. 15 at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. For more information, go to www.burbank.com or call Trudie Lombard Hentze at 848-6561 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burbank High School Class of '55 will have its 50-year reunion Oct. 29. at the Burbank Airport Hilton. For more information, call Elaine "Dickes" Thomas at 845-6968 or email@example.com or Marilyn Schoefer Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burbank High School Class of '60 will have its 45-year reunion on Nov. 12 at the Burbank Airpot Hilton. For more information, call 768-6711.
REUNIONS - SOUTH PASADENA
South Pasadena High School - South Pasadena High School class of '95 will hold its 10-year reunion at University Club of Pasadena on Nov. 19. For more information, call 800-655-7971.
VOLUNTEER - GLENDALE
Glendale Crime Stoppers - Glendale Crime Stoppers, a community organization helping the city's police department solve crime, needs volunteers. For more information, call 244-5656.
Glendale Memorial Hospital - Volunteers are needed at Glendale Memorial Hospital. For more information, call the volunteer office at 502-2373.
Glendale Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers to work as sales clerks at the gift shop and help in the administration office and perform clerical duties. For more information, call 502-2373.
Glendale Public Library - Friends of the Glendale Public Library is seeking volunteers for the new Book Store at 222 E. Harvard St. Training is provided. Call 546-2538 to leave your name and phone number.
Glen-Park Retirement Communities - Four of the Glen-Park retirement communities are looking for volunteers to work in an atmosphere of love and understanding. Volunteers can spend their time doing activities, writing a letter, or just sitting and talking to a resident. You can play games, dance, have sing-alongs and be a friend. For more information, call 246-9000. The Glen-Park Retirement Communities are at 1250 Boynton St.
Alex Theatre - The Alex Theatre is currently seeking volunteers to greet patrons, take tickets, answer questions, show people to their seats and create a welcoming environment for patrons. For more information, call Karen Smith at 243-7700, ext. 218, or visit www.alextheatre.org or write to Alex Theatre Volunteer Program, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203.
VOLUNTEER - BURBANK
Community Volunteer Program - The public is invited to join the Community Volunteer Program, developed to assist the city in local emergencies. No formal training is required to become a member, but volunteers with medical, construction/engineering and video production experience are needed. Members attend monthly meetings and disaster training classes. The emergency response team class will begin in the winter. For more information, call 238-3491.
VOLUNTEER - AROUND L.A.
Community Volunteer Program - The Los Angeles Opera, through its Volunteers Speakers Bureau, seeks speakers eager to introduce the world of opera to new audiences. Application for the 2005 program are being accepted. The Opera Speakers Bureau trains volunteers to address civic and social organizations, philanthropic groups, schools and library audiences throughout Southern California. For more information call 213-972-3622.
Ahead With Horses Inc. - Ahead With Horses Inc. is looking for volunteers to help disabled children receive developmental therapy lessons on horseback. The organization is at 9311 Del Arroyo Drive in Sun Valley. For more information, call 767-6373.
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