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Saturday, September 27

9th Annual Wag ‘n Walk

Rancho Simi Community Park

1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, 93065

7:00am to 12:00pm

A fun three mile fundraising walk for you and your canine companion. Vendors, entertainment, prizes for the top fundraisers, and secret roving judges who will be awarding prizes to you and your canine companion. Plus silent auction items, raffles and dog adoptions. Walkers that raise at least $100 will receive a goodie bag and an event T-shirt. Wag 'N Walk benefits Animal Rescue Volunteers, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless and abused pets in the Simi Valley and surrounding communities.

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Metro Sponsors “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour”

Glendale Metrolink Station

400 W. Cerritos Ave., Glendale, 91204

9:30am to 12:30pm

On Saturday, September 27, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with Walk Bike Glendale, will lead a delicious and bedazzled bicycle ride, “Glendale: The Jewel City Tour.” Riders will pedal to the city’s beloved Porto’s Bakery, the iconic and regal Alex Theater and Golden Road Brewing. Participants will enjoy a sweet treat from Porto’s to jumpstart the ride and will jump into the history of each establishment along the way.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is approximately 7 miles.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: Meet at 9:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 10 a.m. The ride will return to the start by 12:30 p.m.
Where: Glendale Metrolink Station
400 W. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale CA 91204

Accessible by:
Metro Buses 183, 94
Metrolink
Glendale Beeline Buses 1, 2, 11, 12

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

About Metro: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.

About Walk Bike Glendale: Walk Bike Glendale formed in 2011 and is a local chapter of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Our vision is to make Glendale a city where everyone feels safe to walk and bike!

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Sunday, September 28

Monday, September 29

Mostly Musicals

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm

Broadway luminaries Julie Tolivar and Eric B Anthony along with an array of dazzling talent (including Will Collyer, Cassandra Nuss, Joe Donohoe, Nicci Claspell, Rachel Tyler, Amanda Kruger, and MORE!) will step into the spotlight to perform songs from megawatt writers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Guettel, Roger Miller, Maltby & Shire, Duke Ellington, Jonathan Larson, and Kander & Ebb.

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Saturday, October 4

Jennifer Leitham Trio

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Jennifer Leitham

Jennifer Leitham is a career Jazz musician, and has been a professional musician for over 40 years. She is known for playing for many of the jazz world’s greatest artists, among them Mel Torme’, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Woody Herman, Benny Carter, Louis Bellson, Doc Severinsen, k.d. lang and a horde of others.

Her basslines have graced many movies and TV shows, and most recently she was the subject of an award winning documentary, “I Stand Corrected”.

She is a world renown bassist, vocalist, composer, arranger, lyricist, and producer. She is most proud of her career as a recording artist. As of now she has played on over 120 albums, including 8 albums of her own and is currently working on 3 more.

The Jennifer Leitham Trio is an active, working, creative force.

Here is what the critics are saying about Jennifer :

“The world that Leitham has moved in since the early ’80s has been at the center of the highest levels of jazz performance. More than 100 recordings as an A-list bassist, eight CDs of her own, long-term stints with Mel Tormé, Doc Severinsen and the Woody Herman Thundering Herd as well as appearances with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Bill Watrous, Cleo Laine and dozens of others attest to the far-ranging versatility of her playing”. JazzTimes 2009, Don Heckman.

“As a soloist, Leitham is in a class by herself. At the core of her powers are a rich plummy sound, an astonishing virtuosity, unerring intonation and a deep sense of swing. Leitham’s trio, to borrow from the argot of rock, is a power group extraordinaire.” – Topeka Capitol Journal 2009, Chuck Berg

“…prodigious technique and improvisatory prowess promptly erase any emotion except awe.” 52nd St. Jazz, Robert Bragonier

“Left handed virtuoso of the upright bass.” Los Angeles Times, Leonard Feather

“Combining her astonishing virtuosity with some exquisite soul, Jennifer Leitham brings in her trio to celebrate the success of her latest album, The Real Me. Some nice tunes on that one. She, (and her trio), make an organic whole that is really something live … and something that all kinds of fans get into.” LA Weekly – Brick Wahl

“I Stand Corrected is a remarkable documentary about a remarkable human being, Jennifer Leitham.

The best part of this documentary is the discovery of a truly major American musical mind. Listening to the way Jennifer plays, one has the impression that no obstructions exist between the ideas in her head and their expression on the instrument. And her ideas are by no means simple but profound and complex. Furthermore, she has a great sense of swing. This, indeed, is her real genius: She is able to compress her complicated thinking into rhythms that are not hard to follow, that speak to the body directly. There is no poetry without music, no music without the dance. Jennifer Leitham is an American original.” The Stranger, Seattle 2012, Charles Mudede

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