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The Lunar Dome for “Apollo 11 — The Immersive Live Show” in the Parking Lot K of the Rose Bowl. The show runs Tuesdays to Sundays, through Sept. 1. Tickets are $45-$215.
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A roundup of community events in and around La Cañada Flintridge. To submit items, email


International Folk DancingThursdays, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn and do fun and beautiful dances from around the world every Thursday evening at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. Teaching level is adjusted to each evening’s participants. The large dance room has a new floor and the ample parking is free. Each dancer’s $5 pays for the class use of the facility. For more details, visit www.Foothill.Dance or contact or (818) 790-8523.


City of La Cañada Flintridge hosts the LCF Chamber of Commerce’s July mixer and merchant’s martThursday, July 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Paying homage to Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” city officials are going all out with a “scrumdidilyumptious” theme this year: “A World of Pure Imagination.” Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite character from the beloved children’s book. Food will be catered by Los Gringos Locos. Olberz Park, One Civic Center Drive, La Cañada. Admission is $10. For more information call the Chamber office at (818) 790-4289.

Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social, League of Women Voters PasadenaSunday, July 14, 3 to 5 p.m. All the ice cream you can eat, with a choice of toppings, will be served at this ice cream social to be held at the Western Justice Center, 55 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena. There will be music, games, a silent auction and opportunities to socialize with others from the 13 cities served by the League. Admission is $10, $5 for additional household members and students. Children under the age of 13 are admitted free. For more information visit or call (626) 798-0965.


“Apollo 11 — The Immersive Live Show” Tuesdays to Sundays, through Sept. 1, evening shows at 8 p.m.; multiple performances on most Saturdays and Sundays. Rose Bowl Parking Lot K, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. The show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing features live actors, documentary footage, a 360-degree video production and props. The running time is 90 minutes. Tickets are $45 to $215 and can be purchased online at For more information call (833) 527-6556.

Music in the Park Summer Concert SeriesSunday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m., extended concerts go to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the city of La Cañada Flintridge, these free concerts are held in Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. Bring a picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs. If you’re also packing a canopy such as an E-Z UP, the city asks that you set it up at the back of the park so as to protect the views of other concert-goers. July 14: Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band (Jimmy Buffet Tribute). July 21: The Wise Guys Big Band. July 28: Live from Earth-A Tribute to Pat Benatar. Aug. 4: Laurel Canyon (Southern California Rock). Aug. 11: Scot Bruce, Elvis Tribute. Aug. 18: Upstream Music (Reggae). Aug. 25: Mark Easterday Band (Country). Sept. 1: Hot August Nights-A Tribute to Neil Diamond, extended to 8:30 p.m. For more information call City Hall, (818) 790-8880.


Pioneer Club/New Beginnings Club Mondays at 11 a.m. Seniors who would like to lunch with others and perhaps enjoy a game of bingo or go on outings are invited to check out the Pioneer Club that meets the first and third Monday each month at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose, or the New Beginnings Club that convenes at St. James the Less, 4625 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta each second and fourth Monday. For more information about the Pioneer Club, call Mary Mancuso at (818) 249-8454. To learn more about the New Beginnings Club call Gloria Pauly at (818) 248-2944.