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International Dance Lessons Feb. 7 from 7 - 10 p.m. The La Crescenta Woman’s Club - Evening Section is holding an evening of international dance lessons taught by Simon Oksazian. Fee is $10. For further information or RSVP, call Silva Varbedian, (818) 415-2498 (day), or (818) 249-7835 (evenings). The dance will be held at the historic La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Ample free parking is available.

Friends 4 Fulfillment Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m., (no meeting on Feb. 16, ); Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Class offered at the Community Center of La Cañada, Flintridge. This is a 10-week program in goal-setting for women.

For more information and to register, contact the Community Center at (818) 790-4353.

Bra-making classesFeb. 16, 17 and 18. The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bra-making workshop and lecture at the La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. The workshops are limited to 20 each and reservations are required. You do not need to be an expert seamstress, and you will leave the workshop with a completed custom made (by you) bra, the custom pattern, and fabric, elastic, thread, straps, channeling, closures, and underwires for two additional bras. Lecture $20, bra-making workshop, $200.

For times and information call Sue Vite at (818)249-4238 or visit website

The World of Mozart Tuesdays beginning Feb. 17 thru June 9, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dr. Ted Stern, professor music at Glendale Community College, will again conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community. This semester will be “The World of Mozart, Beethoven and more.” Dr. Stern weaves music examples with cultural history to increase the students’ understanding of the evolution of the genre. Classes are held at the Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. $80. For more information, call (818) 248-8110.

VHAAFeb. 6, at 7 p.m. Artist Timothy J. Clark, master of watercolor and oil paint, will demonstrate a variety of his watercolor techniques at the Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting.The public is welcome to attend for a $5 donation. The meeting will be held at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Avenue in La Crescenta.

Clark is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and the Chouinard Art Institute. Clark will autograph copies of his new, hand bound, 144 page book which will be available for sale. For further information, call (818) 249-9006.

Glendale Quilt Guild Meeting Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Irwin Bear, P&B; Textiles, “From Our Workshop to Your Stash.” Glendale Quilt Guild meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are free to members. Fee for non-members is $5. Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard.

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“All Space Considered” Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road, L.A. 90027, holds a monthly free public lecture in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The program provides an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science and space exploration.

Event is free. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, visit or call (213) 473-0800.

The Diamond Disco Feb. 7. Celebrating 30 years of Kidspace. Net proceeds will support interactive experiences in the arts, sciences and humanities at Kidspace that enrich children, families and the community. Benefit attendees will cross the velvet ropes at Parkway Grill into a disco club modeled after Studio 54.

For more information, visit

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Descanso Gardens Feb. 14, seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada. Romance your valentine with a heart-warming three-course dinner prepared by the Patina Group. Cost: $66 per person ($59 members). RSVP at (818) 790-3663, or go online to


Group art Exhibit Feb. 7 through March 14, a reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. “This is the Future Before it Happened,” exhibition. GCC, Library Building, 1500 N. Verdugo Rd. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For information call 240-1000, ext. 5663 or visit the web site at


Rose Bowl Flea Market Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (second Sunday of every month). R.G. Canning Attractions stages this event at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Cost is $8 per person, children under 12 admitted free. Express admission between 8 and 9 a.m. is $10 per person; early admission, 7 to 8 a.m. is $15 per person and VIP admission, 5 to 7 a.m. is $20 per person. Free parking.


“You Can’t Take It With You” Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.; Feb 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. both dates. The La Cañada High School Theatre Department will perform George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s classic 1938 comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You” at the La Cañada Playhouse (formerly the Auditorium) on the school’s Oak Grove Drive campus. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting the school at (818) 952-4200 or at the door.

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