CLASSES Acting Class for Teens — Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 18 to June 16, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Sam Ross will teach college level acting fundamentals to high school students on the campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. The cost is $300. To sign up for the class or for more information, contact Liz Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 745-3327. Or, go online towww.lcfshakes.com.
CLUBS Mom's Club of the Foothills — Today, 10 a.m. Mom's Club, a support group for stay-at-home mothers will have pediatric dentistry as the topic for this month's meeting. Visitors and children welcome. Baby-sitting is available. Meeting will be held at St. Luke's of the Mountains Church (no religious affiliation) at 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. For more information call (818) 306-5052 or e-mail foothillmommember email@example.com.
Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club — May 26, 7:30 p.m. The Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club will present a program about efforts to save the last open space on the Los Angeles River from private development. Refreshments and social time begin at 7 p.m.; the program at 7:30 p.m. Community Room, Montrose Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Parking available at the rear of the building.
EVENTS An Evening with Nancy Pearl— Today, 7 p.m. Friends of the Pasadena Public Library presents "the talk of librarian circles," Nancy Pearl, author of "Book Lust" and regular commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. Pearl will speak in the Jack Scott Room at the PCC Community Education Center, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena 91107. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for Friends of the Pasadena Public Library and $5 for PCC students with identification. For information call (626) 744-4680.
Learn about drought-resistant landscapes — Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. La Cañada Valley Beautiful is hosting a dedication of the La Cañada Public Library Demonstration Gardens, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge. The public is invited to tour the gardens and hear about sustainable landscape. California-friendly plants are labeled.
'Tach Bash' with Battle of the Bands — May 22, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Members of La Cañada High School's club known as TACH (Teens for the Advancement of Childrens Hospital) are throwing their annual bash at Memorial Park, 1201 Foothill Blvd. There will be live music, a battle of the bands, a couple of disc jockeys and a performance by the LCHS Chamber Singers. Food will be available and there will be a raffle and silent auction. Admission is free, but TACH members are collecting items for the Adolescent Medicine's Gang Prevention Program. Suggested donations include new school supplies, such as backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, markers and college rule note paper; also welcome are new articles of clothing suitable for summer wear, such as T-shirts or shorts. All proceeds from this event benefit the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Adolescent Medicine Division. For more information call Flintridge Guild of Childrens Hospital at (818) 952-7978.
Fiesta Days — May 29 to 31, citywide. The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. presents the 37th annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days. May 29: Community Breakfast and Vintage Car Show in Memorial Park, 8 to 11:30 a.m.; Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Free Family Flick, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," 8 p.m., Memorial Park. May 30: Lanterman Museum Open House, 1 to 4 p.m.; Family Barbecue, Music and Fireworks, 6 p.m., Memorial Park. May 31: Crescenta-Cañada YMCA Fiesta Run, Descanso Gardens, 7:30 a.m.(call the YMCA at (818) 790-0123 for more details).; Memorial Service, Memorial Park, 9 a.m.; Parade, "Hats Off to Our Heroes," Foothill Boulevard, 10:30 a.m.; Afternoon in the Park, Memorial Park, noon to 3 p.m.; Music in the Park, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, Memorial Park, 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's Community Breakfast and Sunday's Barbecue Dinner are available at the Farmers Market, the LCF Chamber office at 4529 Angeles Crest Hwy, Suite 102, through La Cañada Kiwanis-A.M. members and at the event.
FLEA MARKETS Glendale Community College Swap Meet/Flea Market — Sunday, 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.
TO YOUR HEALTH 'Oh, My Aching Joints' arthritis lecture — May 19, noon to 1 p.m. This free lecture presented at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA will discuss symptoms of common arthritis in the hands, how to alleviate the symptoms at home, joint protection, energy conservation and prevention strategies. Lunch is provided by Huntington Home Care. Reservations are requested at (818) 790-0123, ext. 225.
Eight-week balance, mobility program — Fridays, May 21 through July 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Held in the gymnasium at the Crescenta Cañada Family YMCA, the FallProof program addresses risk factors for falls and helps reduce the fear of falling. The program, which involves lectures, testing for balance impairment and exercises, was developed through California State University Fullerton and is part of the Center for Successful Aging. For more information call Ana Marie Schaefer, director of Healthy Lifestyles, at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231.
Health Fair — May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Church of the Valley's 3rd Annual Health Fair. A gathering of holistic healers from the area, will offer alternative options from conventional medicine. Open to the public. Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave. La Crescenta. For information call (818) 249-4396.