CLASSES Cookin Kids Culinary Camp — Six weeks, beginning July 12. Each week focuses on a different theme. Campers are divided into two groups, ages 7-11 and ages 12-16. Classes will be held at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. Parents may enroll children on one week or multiple sessions. For complete details, including fees, discounts, and a camp calendar, visit the website at www.cookinkids camp.com. Or call (818) 952-3452.
Zumba Fitness classes — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. At Vonder Haar performing Center, 457 Foothill Blvd. (formerly Ballet Petit) La Cañada. First class is free. For information call (818) 395-7760 or online at www.zumbawith diane.com
CLUBS Pasadena Women's Connection — June 9, at 11:30 a.m. Draper's and Damon's summer fashions will be featured at the "A Flair for Fashion" luncheon and fashion show by the Pasadena Women's Connection at Brookside Country Club, 1133 N. Rosemont, Pasadena. Women in the community are invited to attend. Carolyn Standerfer will share her story demonstrating the power of hope in a seemingly hopeless situation in her message, "The Hope Diamond."
Tickets are $20. For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Margaret(626)574-0251
EVENTS Book Fair at Palm Crest Elementary School — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The Palm Crest PTA presents Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair. The school keeps 20% of all dollars spent at its annual spring book fair, held on campus, 5025 Palm Drive, La Cañada. Tonight, during the school's Open House event, the book fair will be open additional hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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. Visa and MasterCard are accepted; call the LCF Chamber office at (818) 790-4289 to make arrangements for credit card payments.
EXHIBITIONS Stitches — Through June 6. A group exhibition exploring contemporary art approaches to the techniques of sewing, knitting and weaving. The exhibiting artists share an unconventional approach to these versatile and often obsessive art forms by creating process and material-based works utilizing substances ranging from yarn and thread, to found objects and recycled clothing. Also, Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists — Now through June 13. Artwork of Vietnamese-born/ based artists, and artists of Vietnamese descent living and working in the United States. The Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
For information call (626) 792-5101
PERFORMANCES Abe Lagrimas, Jr. — May 30 at 7 p.m. Ukulele virtuoso and Dominic Thiroux on bass with special guests Jason Arimoto ukulele, vocals, and Mitch Chang on ukulele. Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. $ 15 cover.
For information call (626) 794-2424.
Arroyo Singers Concert: British are Coming — June 6, 4 p.m. The Arroyo Singers' spring concert will feature some of the greatest musical compositions from the British Isles. Dr. James Reitzell will direct the chorale, which will be accompanied by pianist Nonna Ayrapetova. The concert will be held at Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield, South Pasadena. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students. Children under 10 admitted free.