'Evening' continues in summer

Glendale News Press

"Evening with the Stars" presentations will be held in the GCC Planetarium at 8 p.m. June 18 and at 6:30 p.m. June 19.

The show is displayed on the digital dome and takes guests on a one-hour fact-filled ride to the stars, constellations and planets. All shows are presented by a live narrator, allowing audience members to ask questions.

Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and younger. No credit cards are accepted.

There is no late seating, as the doors must remain closed during the planetarium shows. Reservations can be made in advance at www.glendale.edu/planetarium. A reservation will hold seats for up to 15 minutes before the show. For more details, call 240-1000, Ext. 5275. Additional "Evening with the Stars" presentations will be at 8 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 20 and at 6:30 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 21.

Presentations in the planetarium are on a custom-built 30-foot diameter dome.

Patrons view the shows from power reclining seats. The all-digital full dome theater was developed by Sky-Skan with both 2-D and 3-D "live" digital star fields. The planetarium also features a computer-controlled 5.1 surround-sound system and automated high-intensity LED lighting.


Community Services offers science camps Science-themed summer camps for children ages 5 to 11 years old are offered through the college's Community Services Education program. Destination Science Camp combines innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and character development.

"Busting Myths with Cool Science" is from July 19 to 23. "G-Force Rockets and Moon Blasters" is July 26 to 30. Both are held at Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 1209 E. Garfield Ave.

"Fizz! Bang! Pop! Flash!" is Aug. 9 to 13. The camp takes place at Montrose Girl Scout Program Center, 2732 Montrose Ave.

Destination Science Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Full day is $279 per week and half day is $189 per week. For details on the camp activities go to www.glendale.edu/cse or call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5015.


Five free summer classes for seniors The GCC Lifelong Learning Seminars program for seniors covers a wide range of topics and interests in free classes held at local sites.

This summer, five seminars will be held beginning the week of June 21 at the GCC Life Skills Building at the college's main campus off Mountain Street near the Glendale (2) Freeway; Pacific Park at 501 S. Pacific Ave., and Sparr Heights Community Center at 1613 Glencoe Way.

Courses may be entered at any time during the semester with either in-person enrollment at the class or online at www.glendale.edu/ce.

Art history will be held at the Life Skill Building. The seminar promotes an understanding of the role of art in human development. It meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

At Pacific Park, the Health and Fitness class, designed and paced for the mature adult, meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Other classes are Philosophy and Ethics from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays; Advanced Sketching from 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays; and Watercolor/Drawing on from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, which all meet at Sparr Heights.

For mature adults interested in Saturday classes, the Encore program offers a series of courses developed by peers and providing an opportunity for cooperation, learning, discussion and social interaction. Classes and workshops meet Saturdays at the Life Skills Building on campus. Membership in ENCORE is $50 per year. For more information, call (818) 243-5196.

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