Around N About

ACTIVITIES

Night Walk at Descanso Gardens June 26, at 7:15 p.m. Discover what goes on at the Gardens after dark. Participants must be 12 years old. $15, ($10 members). Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada.

For information, call (818) 949-7980 or online www.descansogardens.org.

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CLASSES

California Natives With Lili Singer June 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discover how to effectively add these garden gems into your landscape. Plants will also be for sale. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. $24, $18 Descanso members.

For information call (818) 949-7980, or online at www.descansogardens.org.

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Sketching Class at Descanso Gardens June 22-July 13, 1-2:30 p.m. Learn how to work in pencil and charcoal from professional artist Bob Bates. $85, $75 members. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada.

For information, call (818) 949-7980 or online at www.descansogardens.org.

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Summer Jump Rope Classes Session 1, June 30 - July 3; Session 2, July 20 – 24, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Hosted by the Foothill Force Jump Rope Team, open to all girls and boys in second through 12th grade. Location: FIS Gym, 4490 Cornishon Ave., LCF. Cost: $80 for Session 1; $100 for Session 2; $170 if you sign up in advance for both Sessions 1 and 2. Wear sturdy athletic shoes, comfortable T-shirt and shorts. Bring water bottle (the class fee includes a jump rope). Space is limited, so sign up early to ensure your spot.

For information contact Kathy Weninger at (818) 468-6778 or kweninger@earthlink.net or online www.foothillforce.org.

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CHILDREN'S EVENTS

Pajama Storytime Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 6. Once Upon a Time Bookstore is hosting Pajama Storytime starring Troubadour Kyle. There will be storytelling, singing, laughter, maybe a jig or two and fun. Kyle sings songs that engage his young audience and encourages fun for all. For kids age 2 and up. Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose Shopping Park.

For information, call Maureen (818) 248-9668 or e-mail maureen@onceupona.com.

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CLUBS

The Armenian American Educators Association June 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second Annual Scholarship and Retiree Recognition Luncheon at the Sepan Banquet Hall, 3404 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on www.itsmyseat.com (keyword search: AAEA). For more information contact info@armenianaea.org or call Anna at (818) 4002120.

The donations directly contribute to the scholarship fund.

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EVENTS

Father's Day Champagne Brunch & Hawaiian Barbecue Supper June 21, brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & supper from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Brunch is $40 for adults, $15 children (4 -12). Supper is $33 for adults; $17 children (4-12). Hawaiian attire is encouraged. LCF Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive. Open to public, by reservation. For information call (818) 790-6611.

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Fête de la Musique June 21 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fête de la Musique is a worldwide music celebration that began in France in 1982. A free concert presented by Alliance Française de Pasadena. Performance includes Lycée International de Los Angeles Elementary Band at 3 p.m., Amy Clarke at 4 p.m., Phathom at 5 p.m., The Fourfathers at 6 p.m., Charles Chemery at 7 p.m. The Alliance Française stage is located at 34 East Union on the pedestrian Kendall Alley, where the school and cultural center makes its home adjacent to the One Colorado parking structure in Pasadena.. The alley will be transformed into a French-themed street festival with flags and festive decorations.

For information call (626) 683-3774 or afdepasadena@earthlink.net.

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83rd annual Americafest at the Rose Bowl July 4. Pasadena's 4th of July celebration in the Rose Bowl has kept local residents' Star Spangled spirit flying for 83 years. This year, Americafest, combines a safe and entertaining family activity with the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California. The parking lots open at 8 a.m. for families to set up their picnics. The Family Fun Festival, food and fun court activities open at 2 p.m. on the grass area in front of the Rose Bowl. Tickets $13 each and children 7 and younger admitted free. Parking is $15 per car.

For tickets call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com

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EXHIBITIONS

Gerane Mooney Through June 25, from 10 a.m. Р4 p.m. This is the 9th year Gerane Mooney impressionistic florals and landscapes will be featured at the Descanso Gardens, Boddy Carriage House. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca̱ada Flintridge.

For information call (818) 949-0125.

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FLEA MARKETS

Glendale Community College Swap Meet/Flea Market June 21, 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, furniture, dolls, books, hand-crafted items, tools, musical instruments and other items.

Admission is free. Dealer spaces available for $35. For details, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5805.

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PERFORMANCE

Evening with the Stars June 19 at 8 p.m. and June 20 at 6:30 p.m. The digital planetarium show takes guests on a one-hour fact-filled ride out to the edge of the cosmos and back again, introducing them to the stars, constellations and planets. Glendale Community College Planetarium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5275 or visit www.glendale.edu/planetarium.

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Merlin Snider June 19 at 8 p.m. Debuting the release of his second CD, “Right here, right now,” rooted in an acoustic, Americana, story-telling tradition. Tickets $15. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena.

For information on this show or others call (626) 398-7917 or visit www.coffeegallery.com.

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The Bird and The Bee June 25 at 6:15 p.m. Indie/alternative duo of Inara George (daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George) and Greg Kurstin (producer/songwriter for Lily Allen) bring their cool art-pop melodies to an outdoor setting. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Gates open at 5:15 p.m. Tickets $12.

For information call (818) 949-7980 or online www.ticketweb.com.

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Cal Phil: By George! June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Program features works by George Handel, George Gershwin and George M. Cohan. Highlights include “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” excerpts from “Porgy and Bess,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “A Salute to George M. Cohan.” The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.

Tickets start at $20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30.

For information call (626) 300-8200 or online at www.calphil.org.

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“Broadway Under The Stars” June 27 at 8:30 p.m. The Reprise Theatre Company presents “Broadway Under The Stars,” which will feature songs from shows playing on Broadway during the 2008-09 season including South Pacific, 9 to 5, Pal Joey, Next to Normal, West Side Story, Chicago and Wicked. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. Tickets: $40, $35 if purchased on or before June 20.

For information call (323) 461-3673 or online at www.FordTheatres.org.

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Cal Phil's Basically Beatles July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Program includes Beatles hits performed by The Fab Four; Bach's Toccata and Fugue, featuring Phil Smith, organ conservator for Walt Disney Concert Hall; excerpts from Cabaret and La Cage Aux Folles; and the World Premiere of Symphony No. 1 by Cal Phil composer-in-residence, Roger Allen Ward. The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

For information call (626) 300-8200 or online at www.calphil.org.

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Silent film “Sparrows” July 12 at 2 p.m. To celebrate the centenary of Mary Pickford's first year in film, the Alex Film Society, joined by the Library of Congress and Glendale Arts, presents one of Pickford's earliest shorts and one of her best feature films. Mary Pickford's 1926 gothic masterpiece “Sparrows” is a Dickensian tale about mistreated orphans, an evil caretaker and an isolated, alligator infested swamp. Restored by the Library of Congress, includes live organ score. Glendale's historic Alex Theatre, located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. Tickets $15.

For information online www.alextheatre.org.

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OleannaThrough July 12. David Mamet's “Oleanna” performed at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Featuring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles under the direction of Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes. Mark Taper Forum, 601 W. Temple, Los Angeles. Tickets for “Oleanna” start at $20. For information call (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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“Godspell”Through July 12 (no performance on July 4). Performances are Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Knightsbridge Theatre presents a playful and raucous retelling of the gospel according to St. Matthew that employs vaudeville, story theater, and improv comedy as its media. Tickets $20 for adults; $18 for students/seniors over 65 (ID required). Knightsbridge Theatre is located at 1944 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. For information and reservations, call (323) 394-1584 or online at www.knightsbridgetheatre.com.

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VOLUNTEER

Lanterman House — La Cañada Flintridge's historic museum is in need of docents who are willing to be trained to lead tours through the house, which is located at 4420 Encinas Drive. To learn more, contact Melissa Patton, executive director, at (818) 790-1421.

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