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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 classesTuesdays, 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 classesFriday 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.

Music appreciation classesTuesday afternoons, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 7- Dec. 14. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will be holding off campus music appreciation classes for adults. This ongoing series is for musicians as well as non-musicians. Stern will present music examples with cultural history to increase the listener's understanding of the evolution of music. The classes are held at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave, Montrose. The cost for the 15-week classes is $90. For more information call (818) 248-8110 or (818) 445-2390.

Secrets of Color and StyleSept. 15, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Discover the new evidence that links personality, coloring, bone structure, and energy intensity to the correct clothing colors and styles. Diana Olson will be the presenter. The workshop will be held at 465 E. Union Street #100, Pasadena, 91101. To RSVP call (626) 584-9761. Space is limited. The fee for the workshop is $20. For more information visit or e-mail

Business and Social Etiquette/Entertaining/Dining TutorialAug. 28 or Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Self-confidence, personal and social skills, individual self-esteem, and social business and dining skills will be covered. The workshop will be held at 465 E. Union Street #100, Pasadena. A dining tutorial luncheon will be held at McCormick and Schmick's in Pasadena. For more information or to make a reservation call (626) 584-9761. Space is limited.

Petite Etiquette; Basic Life and Social SkillsAug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Conversations and dining etiquette will be covered. 465 E. Union Street, #100. A luncheon will be held at McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant, Pasadena. The presenter of the workshop is Diana Olson, a certified etiquette/image and civility specialist. For more information and to make a reservation call (626) 584-9761.



Midnight Book Release PartyAug. 23, 11:15 p.m. Once Upon a Time bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, hosts this event for "Mockingjay," the final installment of Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" series for young adults. Survival games, trivia, prizes, costume contest and refreshments will be featured. Pre-payment of the book before its release date ($17.99 with a 10% discount) is required for entrance. For more information call (818) 248-9668.

Rummage Sale — Sept. 11, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household goods, books and clothing will be among the items featured at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Volunteers Annual Rummage Sale, which takes place in the lower parking lot at the station, 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta. Proceeds benefit the station's programs such as Volunteers on Patrol and Arson Watch, as well as community events.

Wiggle, Waggle, WalkSept. 26 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 12th Annual Wiggle, Waggle, Walk will be taking place which will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society. Families, friends, and canines are welcome to participate in either the 3-mile or 1-mile walk around the Rose Bowl. Participants are requested to fundraise on behalf of the animals in the care of Pasadena Humane Society. Every $25 that is raised helps care for a domestic animal at the shelter for one day. Prizes are available for the fundraising efforts. To register visit There will also be pet-related exhibitions, food, and contests such as best dressed dog and best dog trick at the Fair and Pet Expo. For more information visit or call (626) 792-7151 ext.167.

China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910-1970Through Feb. 6. Explore how very different political and social views have been embedded in day to day products, advertising, and graphic design in China. The exhibition features over 150 objects from the Pacific Asia Museum and private collections from space age toys to tobacco advertising with a Shanghai flare. The Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and free for ages 11 and under. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free the fourth Friday of every month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

All American Collectors Show Aug.21, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday Aug.22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items on sale include toys, trains, slot machines and country store items. Admission is $7. The show will be held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. For more information call (310) 455-2894 or visit

Architectural Tour of Caltech Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, 10;30 a.m. The Caltech Women's Club will be offering architectural tours of the campus. The tours last up to two hours and are open to the public. The meeting place is the Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill Ave, Pasadena. Street parking only. For reservations call (626) 395-6328.

Benefit Concert for Union StationOct. 2, Doors open at 5 p.m., the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Music of Bob Mintzer and the USC Big Band with special guest performers. The evening will begin with hors d'oeuvres and wine, followed by the concert. At the conclusion of the performance there will be dessert and coffee with the artists. The concert will benefit Union Station Homeless Services, assisting homeless men, women, and children. Individual tickets are $50 ($35 for young professionals) and can be purchased by visiting or by calling (626) 250-4557. Tickets go on sale Aug. 25.

Menagerie; The Art of Animals — Aug. 20 – Jan.2. The Forest Lawn Museum will feature an exhibit of artwork from a variety of artists, both human and non-human. The exhibit features paintings and drawings, as well as bronze, synthetic and paper sculpture. The museum is located at 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale. Admission is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information call (800) 204-3131 or visit




Tumbling Tumbleweeds — Aug. 21, 7 p.m. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, presents The Tumbling Tumbleweeds with special guest Judy Coder. Tickets are $20. For reservations call (626) 794-2424.

Pasadena Jazz FestAug. 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 1970Oct. 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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