Summer ZooCamp — Through Aug. 7. The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027, offers ZooCamp for youngsters. Each camp is led by specially trained staff and given age-appropriate themes. To learn more go online to http://www.lazoo.org/education/zoocamp.
Zumba fitness classes — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. At Vonder Haar Performing Center, 457 Foothill Blvd. (formerly Ballet Petit) La Cañada. For information call (818) 395-7760.
Ballroom dance classes — Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take a partner or attend on your own and make new friends. Teacher is Celia Weis. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231, for information and fees.
The History of Roses—July 31 9 a.m. Sponsored by Descanso Gardens, a workshop will held where horticulturist Amanda Everett will discuss the many types of current roses in bloom. The workshop will also feature a walk in Descanso's 5-acre Rose garden. The cost of the workshop is $12 for the general public and is free for Descanso members. Pre-registration require-no walk-ins allowed. To register call (818) 949-7980. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada.
Bead and Design Show — July 29-Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Produced by Garan-Beadagio, the show, which will feature 300 exhibitors, will be held at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Admission $10. To learn more go online to http://www.pasadenabeadanddesignshow.com.
Watermelon Festival — Aug. 13, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Aug. 14, 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Aug. 15, 12 p.m.to 10:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club, the 49th annual Watermelon Festival will be held at Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. The event will feature carnival rides, watermelon eating contests and watermelon carving demonstrations. Proceeds go to the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club, which raises money to support others. Call (818) 353-4554.
National Night Out — Aug. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, the 27th annual National Night Out will be held at Ralphs Fresh Air Market, 2675 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta and Memorial Park at 1201 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.. The event will feature free safety pamphlets, child fingerprinting, and giveaways.
Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic — Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.to 8 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is offering a low cost vaccination clinic for
Evolution of American Jazz — July 29, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Descanso Gardens will feature Kristin Korb as she performs "California Cool" jazz as part of the summer-long jazz series. Picnics and blankets are allowed. The concert is free with garden admission. $8 adults, $6 seniors and students (must present ID) and $3 children 5-12. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. For more information call (818) 949-4200 or visit http://www.descansogardens.org.
Spontaneous Fantasia: The Omnicentric Universe — July 31, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium at Glendale Community College will feature a live virtual reality performance created by high-tech artist J-Walt. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Online tickets are $6 for kids and $10 for adults. Door prices are $6 for kids and $15 for adults. Free parking is available on campus after 5 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium is located at 1500 N. Glendale Rd, Glendale. For more information visit http://www.spontaneousfiesta.com/glendale. To purchase tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95210.
Pasadena Jazz Fest — Aug. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.
La Cañada High School Class of 1970 — Oct. 8-9. A cocktail party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Pasadena Hilton; the 40-year reunion dinner is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 9, also at the Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles. Cost for the dinner is $75. Dinner reservations and payments can be made through
Hoover High School Class of 1950 — 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 18. A 60-year reunion luncheon is planned at the Tam O'Shanter Inn, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. Cost is $55 per person and RSVP by Aug. 1. To make a reservation contact Jim Holt at (818) 952-0484 or John Holland at (818) 879-1082.