Around & About Calendar of Events
Christian Science practitioner and international speaker Josh Niles will speak on his experiences seeing “God’s law of harmony in action” during this talk at First Church of Christ, Scientist in La Cañada Flintridge at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. (Tim Berger / La Cañada Valley Sun)

A roundup of community events in and around La Cañada Flintridge. To submit items, email


Babysitting Classes at USC Verdugo Hills HospitalMarch 24, April 28, May 19 and June 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. all dates. The hospital’s family education program offers these classes tailored for boys and girls ages 11 to 15. Each class is a single, one-time session and is held in the Fourth Floor Council Room at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. On completion, students will receive an Infant/Child CPR participation card and a baby-sitting certificate. Cost is $45; students are asked to bring a bag lunch and a drink. For more information or to register, contact Teri Rice at (818) 952-2272 or email

International Folk DancingThursdays, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn and do fun and beautiful dances from around the world every Thursday evening at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Teaching level is adjusted to each evening’s participants. The large dance room has a new floor and the ample parking is free. Each dancer’s $5 pays for the class use of the facility. For more details visit www.Foothill.Dance or contact or (818) 790-8523.


“The Law of Harmony and Christian Science Healing”Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science practitioner and international speaker Josh Niles will speak on his experiences seeing “God’s law of harmony in action” during this talk at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 600 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Niles is traveling from his home in Boise, Idaho, for this event. For more information email Rahla Frohlich at

Ahead With Horses benefitFriday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. Brookside Golf Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, will be the venue for the 40th annual luncheon and Chinese Auction hosted by the Foothill Auxiliary of La Cañada in support of Ahead with Horses, a nonprofit developmental therapeutic vaulting program in Shadow Hills that specializes in working with children with multiple and severe disabilities. For tickets, call (818) 790-1947.

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. Happy Hour Friday, Feb. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. The February Happy Hour in support of the 2019 Rose Parade float will be held at the home of Liz Argue, 1413 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. For ages 21 and up. Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring an appetizer to share.

La Cañada High School Music Parents Assn. “Celebrate Music” fundraiserSaturday, Feb. 24, 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. A festive evening of music, food, auctions and raffles. The high school’s 7-12 instrumental music and color guard groups will be a part of the 19th annual Dinner Show and Fundraiser at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive. The event will also feature a silent auction, raffle prizes, and an after-party showcasing the Jazz Band, from 9 to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket questions can be directed to Nadia Ali at

La Cañada Presbyterian Church 2018 Parent Education Benefit, “Keep Calm and Bowl On” Saturday, Feb. 24, 6 to 9:30 p.m. This fundraising event, held at Bowlmor, 3545 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, will include dinner, bowling, complimentary drinks, a raffle, a live auction and an online silent auction. Live auction items include a condo in Maui, house in Sedona with golf package and concert tickets. Silent auction items include sports tickets, tickets to the Autry Museum, art classes and local restaurants. Additional auction items can be donated to Hillary Clayburgh at Emceed by the Rev. Dr. Chuck Osburn and comedian Ron Pearson. All proceeds benefit LCPC Parent Education. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (818) 790-6708, Ext. 205.


“How to Help Your Kids with Teasing and Bullying” Sunday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Growing Families seminar-style class presents this talk by Patricia A. Engert, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist. All parents and grandparents are invited to attend the gathering in Fellowship Hall at the church, 626 Foothill Blvd. for more information call (818) 790-6708, Ext. 252.


Joletta Sells Benefit Concert to support the Hoving HomeSaturday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Montrose resident Joletta Sells is an award-nominated songwriter, musician and worship leader. Her concert will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 610 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale, and is in support of the nonprofit Hoving Home of Pasadena, which assists women struggling with addiction to rebuild their lives. Admission to the concert is free, but an offering will be collected for Hoving Home.


Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club to discuss money in politics — Sunday, Feb. 25, 3 to 5 p.m. Peter Mathews, author of “Dollar Democracy: with Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All,” about the corrupting influence of private money in politics, will speak during the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club meeting at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. Mathews, a full-time professor of political science at Cypress College and an adjunct professor of sociology at Long Beach City College, has taught at California State University, Fullerton, and is currently a featured political analyst and commentator on several television and radio programs. In addition, candidate Sandra Chen Lau, for Area 1 (La Cañada, Altadena, Eagle Rock) of the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District, will address the meeting after an introduction by state Sen. Anthony Portantino. The meeting is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more information visit


The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Bruce Hale’s “Spain from Bilbao to Gibraltar” Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Hale will show slides and provide commentary from his monthlong trip to Spain last fall. Highlights of the program include Bilbao and the Basque Region: the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route; Madrid, Seville and Granada. During this armchair tour, enjoy Spain’s distinctive culture on the Iberian Peninsula. This free event, open to the public, will be held at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call Wayne Fisher at (818) 353-4181.