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Glendale

AARP Mature Driving Class at Glendale Memorial Hospital
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is proud to host “AARP Mature Driving Class.” Classes consist of two days of 4 hours each day and is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The classes are held on the second and third Monday of the month from 9am–1pm. Classes are located in the Glendale Memorial Main Auditorium

Every 2nd and 3rd Monday, 9am-1pm
Glendale Memorial Hospital
1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA

For more information and reservations, please call (818) 502-2378.

Los Angeles

Getty Center News

  • Robert Redford will be honored at a gala fundraiser hosted by the USC School of Theatre, which names an award for the celebrated actor, on February 10 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. For more information, call (213) 821-4262. More details next week.February 2–June 6, 2010: Three contemporary photographers see three cities: Catherine Opie drives by L.A.’s ubiquitous mini-malls, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao rides the 7 subway from Queens to Manhattan, and Soo Kim looks down on Reykjavík during the summer solstice. Their carefully composed, large-format images, including several new additions to the Museum’s collection, capture the character and tempo of three dramatically different urban environments.(Free panel discussion on Thursday, February 18. Reserve early to get a seat!)February 2–June 6, 2010: Frederick H. Evans was a meticulous craftsman and a poet of light and space. He created a richly atmospheric record of Victorian and Edwardian England: soaring stone cathedrals, majestic landscapes, portraits of literary greats, Arts and Crafts interiors. The exhibition features over 100 of his photographs as well as a slide projection of his glass plates.Accompanying the exhibition are free artist-at-work demonstrations offered on Sundays from February 7 through April 11.Closing Soon: Six exhibitions close in February! Not to miss: Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference (Feb. 28), hailed as “exceptional” by the Los Angeles Times; The Chimaera of Arezzo (Feb. 8), featuring the stunning Etruscan bronze beast; and the Medieval Scriptorium (Feb. 14), a medieval romp for kids and families.The U.S. premiere of “The Posters Came from the Walls”Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), in association with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, presents the U.S. premiere of “The Posters Came from the Walls” (Depeche Mode fans from around the world), a film by 2004 Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams. This timely premiere comes on the heels of Depeche Mode having just been nominated for two Grammy Awards this year with a career that has spanned over three decades; Depeche Mode inspires a worldwide devout following of fans who have turned their love for the band into a lifestyle choice. “The Posters Came from the Walls” tells stories of faith and devotion from around the world in this fascinating and inspired documentary about fandom. The premiere on Friday, January 29 will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Jeremy Deller.January 29-30, 2010 Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theater 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Live a Light-Hearted Life—Rediscover inspirationWeekly meditation classes presented by Kadampa Meditation Center California with Buddhist Nun Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong starting January 20 through March 31. Live a light-hearted life through practicing Buddha’s teachings on meditation and positive ways of thinking.Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pmKadampa Meditation Center California1492 Blake Ave., Los Angeles, CAFor more information, call (323) 223-0610.EncinoThe Valley Watercolor SocietyBarbara Shade taught watercolor classes and workshops at Brandes Art Institute in the San Fernando Valley, at the Janss House in Thousand Oaks, at Carmel and the Eastern Sierras for many years. In 1997, she won an individual Emmy award as a background artist. Barbara worked for 23 years in the animation industry at The Walt Disney Company, Film Roman, Hanna Barbera, UPA, Format Films, Hearst Animation and other independent projects in various mediums.Thurs. Feb. 11, 7:30 pmEncino Community Center4935 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CAFor further information, call (818) 407-0828.Toluca LakeTom LaBonge NewsThe City Council adopted a new ordinance on Wednesday that prohibits smoking on restaurant patios. The ordinance will take effect after a one-year public education campaign. Councilmember LaBonge’s Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee held several public hearings on this issue to create a workable law that protects the public health.

    Tom helped launch the L.A. Art Show on Wednesday where more than 100 fine art galleries from throughout the world are displaying art at the Los Angeles Convention Center downtown. This wonderful show runs through Sunday, January 24th.
    Last week, Councilmember LaBonge introduced a motion to create an interactive complaint system for the City of Los Angeles. The system, called ClickFix, has been successful in other municipalities.

    There are several important city meetings coming up that deal with budgets and fees:

    • The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will begin its 2010-11.
    • The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will hold six public hearings to air public responses to proposed changes and reductions to LADOT Transit Services as well as proposed fee increases. These changes are being recommended to address the significant transit budget shortfall of $350 million that is projected over the next decade.
    • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a community meeting regarding its current budget and the recently enacted budget cuts, and rates on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10am in the LADWP John Ferraro Building, 111 N. Hope Street, in Downtown Los Angeles.
    • The annual Relay For Life of Griffith Park Communities, organized by the Councilmember’s wife Brigid LaBonge, is coming up on Saturday, June 5th and 6th at the Mulholland Fountain. The Planning Committee will hold its first meeting on Monday, January 25th at 6:30pm at the Coffee Table, 2930 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles 90039.
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