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Pasadena Women's Connection — Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. "The Savvy Traveler Post 9/11" luncheon and program will be presented at Brookside Country Club, 1133 N. Rosemont, Pasadena. Chris Knowles, Travel Consultant, tour guide and owner of Significant Living Travel will share travel tips and tell about exciting local day trips that can be taken Toni Hoffman, registered nurse, mother, homemaker and over-achiever will proclaim, "If it's to Be, It's Up to Me|"in her inspirational talk. "Bling, Bling and More Bling" a sale of gently loved and used jewelry donated by members will be held after the luncheon. Tickets are $20. For reservations call Darlene (818) 353-2212 or Margaret (626) 574-0251.


American Heart Assn. CPR & First Aid — Aug. 12 and 19. 6 p.m. Class sizes are limited and both certifications are for two years. The Heartsaver/AED (CPR) course, taught on Aug. 12, covers adult, child and infant CPR. The class lasts approximately three hours. The two-hour first aid course, taught Aug. 19, covers medical, injury and environmental emergencies. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-0123 for more information.

Foreclosure workshop — Aug. 12 and 19. 6 p.m. California Foreclosure Institute presents a free two-hour workshop for investors and Realtors on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties. Featured speaker will be Lloyd Segal, author of "Stop Foreclosure Now" and "Foreclosure Investing." at Pasadena City Library Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. The workshop is complimentary, but reservations are required. To register, call (888) 285-0101 or online at

Jump Rope Classes — Wednesdays Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Foothill Force Jump Rope Team for all girls and boys in first through 12th grade, and adults of any age. FIS gym, 4490 Cornishon Ave., LCF. Fee $40. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more info, contact Kathy Weninger at or (818) 790-8442 or download the registration form from

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. For information call (818) 395-7760.

Ballroom dance classes — Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take a partner or attend on your own and make new friends. Teacher is Celia Weis. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231, for information and fees..


Watermelon Festival — Aug. 13, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Aug. 14, 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Aug. 15, 12 10:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club, the 49th annual Watermelon Festival will be held at Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. The event will feature carnival rides, watermelon eating contests and watermelon carving demonstrations. Proceeds go to the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club, which raises money to support others. Call (818) 353-4554.

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic — Aug. 11, 6:30 8 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is offering a low cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Dog licenses for Arcadia, San Marino and La Cañada Flintridge will be available for purchase. Cash and checks are acceptable as payment for all services but credit cards will not be accepted. Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena. For more information call (626) 792-7151, ext. 115.


Spontaneous Fantasia: The Omnicentric Universe — Aug. 8, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium at Glendale Community College will feature a live virtual reality performance created by high-tech artist J-Walt. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Online tickets are $6 for kids and $10 for adults. Door prices are $6 for kids and $15 for adults. Free parking is available on campus after 5 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium is located at 1500 N. Glendale Rd, Glendale. For more information visit To purchase tickets visit

Tip of the Top — Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. San Francisco Bay Area veteran blues musicians Jon Lawton (guitar and vocals) and Frank De Rose (bass) with newcomers Aki Kumar (harmonica and vocals) and Carlos Velasco (snare drum). Their musical style is reminiscent of the 1950s. $15 Tickets. Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena. For information call (626) 794-2424 or online

Pasadena Jazz Fest — Aug. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Sponsored by redwhite+bluezz. Among the 200+ featured artists are Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Ferrell, Booker T., Rita Coolidge, Kevin Eubanks, Take 6, Spyro Gyra, Doc Powell and Hubert Laws. International food court, vendors village and kids quarters. General admission: $50 daily; two-day pass $80. For information about preferred and VIP seating prices go online to


La Cañada High School Class of 1970 — Oct. 8-9. A cocktail party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Pasadena Hilton; the 40-year reunion dinner is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 9, also at the Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles. Cost for the dinner is $75. Dinner reservations and payments can be made through John Marshall at Enyedi, Marshall & Montanez, 550 E. Badillo St., Covina, CA 91723. If reserving a room at the Hilton, mention the La Cañada High School reunion to receive a special rate. More information can be found at

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