Holiday Boutique

The United Methodist Women’s Holiday Boutique will feature arts, crafts, and baked goods, etc., plus jewelry, vendors, and more. A Chili Dinner will be served with dessert and a beverage for $7.

The Lighthouse at Magnolia Park
Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Friday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.—9 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 846-2866.

Juried Art Show

The City of Burbank Creative Art Center Gallery presents the Burbank Art Association Juried Art Show.

Creative Art Center
1100 W. Clark Ave.
Nov. 4—16

For more information, call (818) 238-5397.

Walking Cane Defense

Fall session for Oct., Nov., & Dec., is now open enrollment for classes in Walking Cane Defense for Everyone! This class will cover: the basic selection of a cane, both the advantages/disadvantages; power swinging, thrusting, blocking, and defending; self-defense techniques against weapon attacks; defense from grabs and attacks, tactics, and sequencing; all done in a cooperative learning system; taught by CaneMaster Instructor Toma Rosenzweig. Everyone is welcome to train – all ages, all levels, all ranks, all systems.

Aikido Daiwa School
4404 W. Victory Blvd.
Tuesday nights, 8:30 p.m.—9:45 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays, 2 p.m.—3 p.m.

Call (818) 339-4051 for more information, or contact “Toma” at tomamodernarnis@gmail.com.


Humanity Thru Music

KLOS and The Avalon Hollywood Present the Second Annual Humanity Thru Music in benefit for Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 dinner/concert. Come rock out with the animals and raise money to build a no-kill sanctuary, vegan/veg PAWsta buffet, huge silent auction, VIP lounge, celebrity green carpet, and a huge concert with Platinum artist Richie Kotzen and TV celeb Gretchen Bonaduce opening with her band Ankh. General admission is $35/VIP $50. Buy tickets now at www.wantickets.com, www.ticketfly.com, or call (818) 398-0340.

The Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine St.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 5— 10:30 p.m.

For more information www.furfeather.org.


U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Councilmember Tom LaBonge invites you to a very special holiday event featuring the 2011 United States Capitol Christmas Tree from the Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California this year. The tree is harvested and then trucked across the country, making stops in major cities such as ours, and finally decorated and showcased in our nation’s capitol.

All are welcome to stop by for refreshments, to view the tree, and to sign the banner that will go to Washington D.C. with the tree.

The Autry National Center in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Sunday, Nov. 13, Noon—5 p.m.


A Little Sunday Music

Clyde Reasinger and his Big Band with Lee Roberts as the vocalist will perform at VIctorio’s Ristorante & Catering Services on alternating Sundays with the Buzz Maddox Octet with vocalist Al Alexio. Clyde has performed with Harry James, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Billy May, Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke, Charley Barnett, Freddy Martin, Quincy Jones, and Jerry Fielding.

Victorio’s Ristorante & Catering Service
10901 Victory Blvd.

For more information, call (818) 762-9000.


Classical Guitarist

Teens and others, who enjoy classical guitar presentations, are invited to attend a free concert at the Studio City Branch Library. Taro Wayama, who performed at a similar event last year, has agreed to present a cross-section of holiday songs. The composers represent Spain, Great Britain, the United States, Israel, and Ireland.

Mr. Wayama is a Japanese born guitarist/ composer. He is a winner of numerous competitions in both the United States and in Thailand; he has also played in Japan and Canada.

He has been honored with a “Best Original Score” designation at the L.A. Movie Awards for music used in the independent film, Anne Jennings. He is an active soloist and chamber musician, who often collaborates with clarinet, flute, and vocal performers.

Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark St.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

For further information, you may contact the Young Adult Librarian at (818) 755-7873.

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