Around & About Calendar of Events

EVENTS: Book-signing, author Jeff Sherratt — Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Jeff Sherratt, author of "Detour to Murder," will sign his novel.

Honoring our Ancestors/Celebrating Family History — Saturday, Oct. 30, noon to 4 p.m. A pan-Asian celebration of performances, hands-on crafts, demonstrations, music, dance and activities presented by the Cultural Arts Councils of Pacific Asia Museum. Children are welcome to attend in costume. Admission to this event is free. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.

Sons of Norway Potluck Dinner, Silent Auction — Saturday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m. Edvard Grieg Lodge #74 plans a potluck dinner event at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call Patricia Hamilton at (818) 247-9042 for more information.

Sticks and Stones Heritage Tour — Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley and Lanterman House. A self-guided tour of seven structures in the Crescenta-Cañada Valley built between 1911 and 2002. Advance admission is $20 per person; at the door, $25. For advance tickets, mail a check payable to the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley by Thursday, Nov. 4, to: HSCV, 2717 Altura Ave., La Crescenta, CA 91214. Or, purchase tickets online at Tickets will not be sent. Instead, will-call pickups and day-of-the event ticket purchases can be made beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. For more information call Lanterman House, 818-790-1421 or visit

Lecture, Patterns for A Movement: The Arts & Crafts in England and Scotland — Saturday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m. The Ahmanson Auditorium at Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena. Gamble House curator Anne Mallek offers this presentation on the beginnings of the Arts & Craft Movement in Great Britain as part of The Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series. Free to members of Friends of the Gamble House; $12 general public. Reservations are required. For more information or to order tickets call (626) 793-3334, ext. 52 or visit

Documentary, "The Forest Recovery Project" — Saturday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Naturalist Corina Roberts, founder of Redbird, a nonprofit Native American and environmental awareness organization, presents this documentary film on the recovery of the Angeles National Forest in the year following the August 2009 Station fire. Roberts will narrate a journey through the primary biomes of the forest as they change through the seasons. La Cañada Flintridge Public Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada.



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.



Trick or Treat on Foothill Boulevard — 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Merchants of La Cañada will be opening their doors for kids; the Crescenta Cañada YMCA will also be handing out treats. The LCF shuttle bus will be available to transport parents and their children to participating merchants. Take the shuttle or walk along Foothill in La Cañada. Look for a black skull "Trick or Treat" flag to determine which merchants will be welcoming trick-or-treaters.

Flick and Float — Saturday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. 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.

Spooktacular Halloween Trunk or Treat — Sunday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Lunch, games, prizes, a bounce house and "trunk or treat" activity, where goodies will be handed out from the trunks of vehicles. All community members are welcome to this event as well as to adult or children's church services at 10 a.m. Costumes are optional. To enter a vehicle in the fun, sign-up via e-mail to

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.

Toddler Time — Saturday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tots ages 18 to 36 months, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to enjoy a morning of science and art exploration, sing-a-long time and active play. Fee is $25 per child. Register online at



Pasadena Community Orchestra — Friday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Alan Reinecke conducts the Pasadena Community Orchestra in works by Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Schubert in this concert held in the sanctuary of Pasadena Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free. Reception follows the concert. For more information call (626) 445-6708 or visit

Los Angeles Clarinet Choir — Tuesday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. In the Worship Arts Center of La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. This free concert featuring a group of 15 accomplished clarinetists ranging in age from 17 to 70 is sponsored by the Voyagers Club at the church. For information call (818) 790-6084.



Leisure Club — 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge, which meets in the All Purpose Room at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, will have as its guest speaker Tim Dietlein, owner of Glendale Center Theatre. Parking is free and refreshments will be served. The Y is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.



The Art of the Short Story — Sunday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, presents a reading and workshop with author Leslie Parry. Parry will share one her short stories, then lead a 30-minute writing exercise and a question-and-answer session. Free. For more information call (818) 790-0717.



Free flu shots for seniors — Friday, 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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