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BOOK DISCUSSION & SIGNING Elissa Weissman— June 13 at 2 p.m. Author Elissa Weissman will be at the store to read from her middle grade book, "Standing For Socks." Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For information call (818) 248-9668.
CLASSES Hula lessons — Six-week session on Wednesday nights, June 23-July 28. Andrea Strassburg will teach the hula classes at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Students will learn up to three complete dances by the end of the session. Cost: $70 Descanso members, $80 nonmembers. Series classes are nonrefundable. To register, call (818) 949-7980.

Child Educational Center summer programsBeginning June 21. Ten-week exploration series (June 21-Aug. 25): Each week will focus on a different theme. This camp, for children entering grades 1-7, is offered in La Cañada and Pasadena and will included opportunities for swimming, relaxation and open-ended play time. Horse camp (July 19-23 and Aug. 9-13): For children entering grades 4-7. Children will begin and end their days in La Cañada, with the center providing transportation to and from Altadena Stables. Descanso Discovery Series (June 21-25, July 12-16 and Aug. 2-6): Physical activities and adventures in Descanso Gardens for children entering grades 2-6. To learn more about the programs visit www.ceconline.orgor call (818) 354-3418.

Theater Camp For Children June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ( 2 weeks).The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is offering a theater camp for children ages 6 through 12. This will be an adventure into the world of musical theater, inviting kids to be creative and engaged in the complete process of putting on a show. Kids will learn about writing a script, acting, mime, singing, dancing, set and prop design and working as a team.

The two-week experience will culminate in a show for family and friends. No experience is necessary. The camp instructor, Joanne Voors, has been with the Community Center for several years teaching Mommy and Me Dance, Children's Ballet and dance classes.

Space is limited and the deadline for registration is June 10.

For information, visit

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
EXHIBITIONS Artists in the Rose Garden June 12-13, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wander through the thousands of blooms in the Rose Garden and meet local artists who have set up easels among the flowers. Artists will have works for sale. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada. Free with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12.

For information call (818) 949-4200 or online at www.descanso
FLEA MARKETS Glendale Community College Swap Meet/Flea Market — June 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
PERFORMANCES PCC Jazz Year end Bash June 13 at 2 p.m. The Pasadena City College Studio Jazz Ensemble will be performing on June 13 at 2 p.m. in Sexson Auditorium. The event is open to the PCC community and local jazz-goers. Under the direction of PCC instructor Andrea Baker Wilkerson, the performance will feature the Studio Jazz Ensemble, Lancer Jazz Big Band, and a few very special guests. Tickets $5 for general admission; $3 for students, staff, and seniors; and free for children 12 and under.

For information call (626) 585-7216 or online at

Festival on the Green June 26, at 7:30 p.m. The California Philharmonic opens its 2010 Festival on the Green summer season at the 127-acre park in Arcadia.

Theme is "America The Beautiful," a powerful patriotic performance featuring Rhapsody In Blue, 1812 Overture, Lincoln Portrait, Sousa Marches, Appalachian Spring with singer and actor Brian McKnight, pianist Bryan Pezzone. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. The Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.

For information call (626)300-8200 or visit
TO YOUR HEALTH Women Living With Cancer June 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Workshop for women with cancer will provide strategies for increasing body acceptance, and will include an open discussion about sex in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Led by Karin R. Lawson, PsyD and cancer survivor. Free

The Wellness Community-Foothills, 20 East Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena. Call (626)796-1083 or go online at

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