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Events this week: Concerto Concert at Lanterman Auditorium

8:59 PM PDT, March 27, 2013

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CLASSES

New Threats to Oak Trees – Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Learn about borer insects and how to protect local oaks. For more information, call (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descansogardens.org.

CERT Class – Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Los Angeles County Fire Department, Camp 2, 4810 N. Oak Grove Drive. For registration and more information, visit www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.

Dr. Gordon Frankie Bee Seminar – Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Renowned entomologist Dr. Gordon Frankie leads this class, which takes look at the bee’s behavior. To register and for more information, call (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descansogardens.org.

Organic Vegetable Gardening – Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Learn the basics of growing vegetables the organic way. This event is a part of “Get Dirty: A Gardening Series by Descanso.” For more information, visit www.descansogardens.org.

Beginning Tai Chi – Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Descanso Gardens Rose Pavilion, 1418 Descanso Drive. Instructor Laura Gloster leads this class, which emphasizes force rather than strength. Advance registration required. To register, call (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descansogardens.org for more information.

Advanced Tai Chi – Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. Descanso Gardens Rose Pavilion, 1418 Descanso Drive. Advanced registration required. Call (818) 949-7980 to register.

International Folk Dancing for Adults – Fridays from 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Throop Church, 300 S. Los Robles, Pasadena. Drop-ins are welcome at this ongoing class; just show up in comfortable shoes. First visit is free; subsequent visits are $6 each. For more information, call (818) 790-8523 or visit www.pasadenafolkdancecoop.org.

CLUBS

Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group – Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Kat High, director of the Haramonkngna American Indian Cultural Center, discusses traditional agricultural management techniques. For more information, call (818) 353-4181.

EVENTS

An Evening with Ron Schultz – Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd. Author Ron Schultz discusses and signs copies of his book “Creating Good Work.” Visit www.canadacrescentadems.org for more information.

Blood Drive – Sunday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. La Cañada Presbyterian Church hosts a blood drive in the church’s fellowship hall, 626 Foothill Blvd. To make an appointment, call (818) 790-6708 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code “lacanadapreschurch.”

Rattle Reading Series – Sunday, May 5 at 5 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd. Rattle magazine hosts the fourth installment of the 2013 Rattle Reading Series, featuring a selection of performers and poetry readings to celebrate the spring issue. Visit www.rattle.com/poetry/readings for more information.

Family Transition Forum – Thursday, May 9, from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Foothill SELPA hosts this annual forum, which features a guest speaker from the Get Safe program. For registration and more information, visit www.foothillselpa.org.

“Which One Am I?” – Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd. Local author Thomas Smith reads from his book, “Which One Am I?” Kelly Zirbes will perform songs from her album, “Plain Simple Me.”

Mother’s Day Brunch by Patina – Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. The Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. For reservations and more information, visit www.patinagroup.com/descanso.

College Workshop – Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. La Cañada Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave. Learn about applying to colleges as well as information about scholarships and grants. To register, call (818) 790-3330.

Kiwanis Travelogue – Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. Flintridge Prep Auditorium, 4543 Crown Ave. Cruise with Kiwanis Club to Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong River. For more information, visit www.lacanadakiwanis.org or call (818) 790-9901.

Casino Night – Friday, May 24, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.cclcf.org or call (818) 790-4353.

EXHIBITS

“Dangerous Beauties” – Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. An opening reception for this exhibition, which runs through July 31, is held in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Visit www.descansogardens.org for more information.

Angeles Crest Art Guild Exhibit – Daily through May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, 7578 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Visit www.modestflyartgallery.com or call (818) 331-4780 for more information.

Chang Paul Kang – Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through May 4. 1121 Mission St., South Pasadena. Local artist Chang Paul Kang showcases this artistic tribute to the Earth. Call (626) 799-8546 for more information.

“Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection” – Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.
  

KID PICKS

Child ID Program – Thursday, May 2 from noon to 4 p.m. La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. LCPC’s Parent Education Program partners with New York Life to provide this free child identification card program for the community. Call (818) 790-6708 for more information.

Paul Carafotes Book Signing – Monday, May 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Author Paul Carafotes reads and signs copies of his book “The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles.” The book’s illustrator, Jeff Vernon, will also be on hand. Visit www.ymcafoothills.org for more information.

Family Night – Tuesday, May 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Admission to the museum is free from 4 to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums will perform and march through the central courtyard. For more information, visit www.kidspacemuseum.org.

PERFORMANCE

Concerto Concert – Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishon Ave. La Cañada High School student soloists, accompanied by the LCHS orchestra and band, perform in this annual showcase. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets and more information, visit www.lchsmusic.org.

“Beauty & the Beast” – Saturdays throughout May at 11:30 a.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. California Shakespeare Festival presents this timeless tale. Free with admission. Call (818) 949-7980 or visit www.descansogardens.org for more information.

“Gloria” & “Magnificat” – Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 949-4321.

SENIORS

Leisure Club Music Program – Friday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd. The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge hosts a program of music, featuring a performance from the Activities, Recreation & Care Bell Choir. Admission and parking is free. Refreshments provided.

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