Mystery shoppers receive assignments from business-evaluation companies to visit restaurants, retail stores, theaters and other locations, then report on their visit.
The seminar is led by Elaine Moran, a mystery shopper with more than 20 years of experience who recently received a Gold Certification from the Mystery Shopper Providers Assn. The fee is $39, plus a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor for a workbook.
To register, call the Community Services Education office at (818) 548-0864, Ext. 5015, or visit www.glendale.edu/cse.
Seniors offered free tax service
The American Assn. of Retired Persons is offering volunteers to complete income tax returns for residents at two locations.
Help will be provided from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, except Feb. 16, which is Presidents’ Day, at Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. The service will also be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Montrose Library, 2463 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.
The service is free and will be available for middle- and low-income taxpayers and especially for those older than 60. No affiliation with the association is necessary to benefit from the service, but taxpayers must bring their income tax returns, Social Security or identification cards, and all income documents, including W-2 forms and any statement showing income information.
The volunteers, who have been certified by the Internal Revenue Service to complete the returns, will work on an appointment basis at the two sites, where sign-up sheets will be available, said Selina Daniels, of the association’s San Fernando Valley office.
The process of completing an income tax return could take up to two hours and visitors should expect to wait, Daniels said.
Nominees sought for jewel award
The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2009 Jewel of Glendale Award.
The nomination packet and more information can be found at www.ci.glendale.ca.us/women, by calling (818) 548-4844 or e-mailing women@ci. glendale.ca.us.
The award recognizes the city’s outstanding women who have made great strides in their life while faced with overwhelming challenges.