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GCC Theatre Dept. Feb. 18 and 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. Open auditions for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department production of “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman will be held in the Auditorium Studio Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Call backs are on Feb. 20. Those auditioning should read the play to be ready for readings from the script and also prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary monologue. The play contains mature themes and language. “Boy Gets Girl” will open in April.

For additional information on the theatre arts program, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5618 or visit the website at .


Square Dance Class Thursdays from 7:30 – 9 p.m. A weekly Thursday night beginner’s class and workshop for those who would like to brush up on their square dancing steps, presented by Set in Step Square Dance Club, taught at the La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase, La Cañada. Ron Durkee is the professional caller. The dress is casual, and the price is $5 a lesson. To have a partner is suggested but singles are welcome also. For information call (818) 790-6175.

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.

Seven Week Parenting Program Mondays, Feb. 23 - April 6, 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, a seven week program offering parents of school age children a realistic and practical approach to meeting the challenges of raising children in today’s world. Classes will be held at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA in the Patio room. Facilitated by Gloria Lee, a licensed marriage & family therapist, and a former teacher and parent educator.

For fees, additional information and to register, contact Ana Marie Schaefer, healthy lifestyles director call (818) 790-0123 ext. #231.


Kiwanis of La Cañada Travel Series Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. “Etched in Stone: Scotland to Provence” will be presented as part of the Kiwanis of La Cañada Travel Series. From the Central Highlands of Scotland, through the heart of England and France, London and Paris, to the shores of the Mediterranean, Monty and Marsha Brown take armchair travelers on a tour of roads they have traveled during the past two decades, a spiritual journey that contemplates the many stone creation along the way, from pre-history to the present.

The film will be shown in the auditorium at Flintridge Preparatory School on Crown Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada. Pre-program entertainment featuring Tom Burrows piano melodies will begin at 7:10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.

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

Pasadena Dance Festival Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with dance performance at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Lineage Dance will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The event is for dancers ages 12 and up, from trained to novice, including those who have never taken a dance class. Forty classes will be offered in a variety of dance styles. Dancers will take as many classes, workshops and showcase performances as they wish, or have time for.

The day is capped off with the Pasadena Dance Festival Concert, a professional performance beginning at 8 p.m. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E. Green Street.Tickets range from $40 to $20 for an observer pass.

Information and tickets are available at


Group art Exhibit Through March 14. “This is the Future Before it Happened,” a group art exhibition. curated by Julie Deamer, director, Outpost for Contemporary Art, in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery.The gallery is located in the college’s GCC, Library Building, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663 or visit the website at

“Heartwork”: Gourmet Chocolate & Fine Art Event Feb. 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ChocolateBox Café hosts local artist Seda to present her: “HEARTwork,” a unique event for lovers of all ages, featuring “Poetry, Prose & Rose” paintings by Seda, live art, paired with exquisite handmade Belgian chocolates. ChocolateBox Café is located at 714 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada- Flintridge. For information call (818) 790-7918 or visit


Glendale Community College Swap Meet/Flea Market Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (third Sunday every month). Held in the GCC upper parking lot, located on Mountain Street adjacent to the Glendale (2) Freeway. More than 70,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, and other items. Admission is free. Dealer spaces available for $35. For details, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5805.


Stephen Hawking March 9 at 8 p.m. Caltech public events presents Stephen W. Hawking. Hawking holds the Lucasian Professorship at Cambridge University (the professorship once held by Sir Isaac Newton) and is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at Caltech. For the past 45 years, he has been a world leader in research on black holes, the birth of the universe and the nature of space, time and gravity. This talk is intended for a general audience and is a unique opportunity to see him in person and be immersed in his mind. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

Tickets ($10) are available at the Caltech ticket office at 332 S. Michigan Ave. or by calling (888) 222-5832 or online at


Minsky’s — A big, racy, romantic musical comedy set in Depression Era New York City. The king of burlesque himself, Billy Minsky (Christopher Fitzgerald), reigns over the rollicking backstage world of “Minsky’s” where profit margins are as skimpy as the costumes.

Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles. Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at

The Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Valentine Show Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. A nostalgic Western tour de force. Joyce Woodson also performs in a rare Southland performance. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena. Tickets $20 or Valentine special $35 a couple.

For information call (626) 398-7917 or visit

The Freud Playhouse at UCLA is located in Macgowan Hall. Tickets $60 to $70. Call UCLA Central Ticket Office (310) 825-2101 or visit for details.

A Lovely Place For A Picnic Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. Pavel Cerny’s Vietnam era adaptation of an older Czech anti-war play by Ladislav Smocek. A new production, will play for 6 consecutive Tuesday nights. The Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

For information call (868)811-4111 or online at

“You Can’t Take It With You” Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Feb 23 at 7 p.m. 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.

RentFeb. 26 - March 8, Tuesday - Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Original Broadway and film stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, including original “Seasons of Love” soloist Gwen Stewart. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Tickets range from $25 to $75. For information call (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878 or online

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