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EVENTS: Relay for Life Kick-off Ceremony — Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Attend this mini-luminaria ceremony at the northeast corner of Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose to sign up to participate in the May 14-15, 2011 Relay for Life, which will take place at Clark Magnet School in La Crescenta to raise funds for cancer research. Teams that sign up for the Relay during the kick-off ceremony Oct. 23 will have a registration fee of $11. For more information call Relay for Life Chairman Paula Warner at (818) 269-2155.


Day of the Dead Altars & Ephemera — Until Nov. 6. The Folk Tree gallery, 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91105. More than 65 artists are participating in this year's exhibition, which includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, jewelry and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call (626) 795-8733.

The Major Art of Koko — Gallery hours 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stephanie's Art Gallery, 466 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Koko is a Los Angeles-based and internationally-exhibited artist who works primarily in oils. This special exhibition showcases his "Renaissance Series." The artist will be attending the opening reception with the new release of his first edition catalogue of work, published this year. For more information call (818) 790-4905 or visit



Flick and Float — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Watch the film "Monsters Inc." while floating in the heated pool at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Wear a bathing suit and bring a towel. Snacks and floating devices will be provided. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to make a reservation call Heather Wilson at (818) 790-0123, ext. 223.

Vegging Out —Thursday, Nov. 4, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For children who attend kindergarten through third-grade, accompanied by an adult. The Crescenta-Cañada YMCA plans several fun-filled activities to make nutrition cool. Among them: planting vegetables, participating in interactive story time, making holiday-themed healthy snacks and learning from a nutritionist. Free and open to community members. For more information call Rosanne Malogolowkin at (818) 790-0123, ext. 247.



Boggs, Brock & Pratt: Oldies Concert — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. In the Worship Arts Center of La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Janet Boggs, Andrew Pratt and Judy Brock present this concert featuring pop classics of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, which will have a theme of "harmony, humor and hits," said Brock, director of the church's children's choirs. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the church office, or at the door on the night of the performance. For more details go online to or call (818) 790-6708.



Free flu shots for seniors — Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., is offering free flu immunizations to residents 55 years of age and older. Shot will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For more details call the hospital's flu hotline at (818) 949-4003.

Zumba Toning — Saturdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Vonder Haar Center, 457 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Using light weights, this class combines body-sculpting techniques and Zumba moves. First class is free. For more information call (818) 395-7760.

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