Dore/Lam - Village Square Gallery presents paintings by artist Betty Dore and ceramic objects by Paul Lam from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through May 1, by appointment only. For more information, call 541-9952.
Armory Center - "Angel Frames: A Collection of Very Special Art" continues through June 27 at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, at 145 N. Raymond Ave. For more information, call Gioia Pastre at 626-449-2919, ext. 18.
Bob Privitt - The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University will present "Bob Privitt at Pepperdine: 40 Years of Sculpture and Drawings," featuring works by Pepperdine's artist-in-residence, May 5 to12. The exhibition, part of Pepperdine's 61st annual Bible Lectures, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on May 7 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 310-506-4851.The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 310-506-4851 for general museum information or visit www.pepperdine.edu/cfa.
Bonsai! - The Santa Anita Bonsai Society, Shohin Society of Southern California and the Satsuki Azalea Society will jointly sponsor an exhibition of bonsai trees and suiseki viewing rocks from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 29, 30 and 31. The exhibition will be held in Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Santa Anita Bonsai Society, the theme of the exhibit is Sho Kan, or upright tree, a majestic example of which is the club's logo. There will be a wide variety of trees in various styles on display as well as special displays of trees designed by the founding members. Recognized bonsai experts of Southern California will give demonstrations of various creative techniques of designing these trees at 1 p.m. each day. There is no charge for entrance to the exhibit. The Arboretum & Botanic Garden has an admittance charge of $6 for general admission, $4 for students with ID and seniors, $1.50 for children 5 to 12 years of age and no charge for children under 5 years of age. For more information about the Bonsai show, call R. Derek Swire at 310-244-6383.
Watercolor Society Event - In conjunction with the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society will exhibit an all-members juried show with entries from across the United States. The Philadelphia Society hosted a side-by-side exhibit in 2002. Now the members head west to the Brand Gallery, at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale. The exhibition will run May 1 to July 2 with an opening reception May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday 1 to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission to the galleries, artists' talks and opening reception is free and open to the public. Call 548-2051 for more information.
Caroline Putnum - Whites Gallery presents an exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings by local artist Caroline Putnam at 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The exhibition continues through April 29. Gallery hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 957-4071.
Patricia A. Wiley - Pzazz Hair Styling presents the works of Foothill artist Patricia A. Wiley from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through May 11 at 840 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada For more information, call 248-9454.
Ruben Abovian - Stephanie's Art Gallery presents 30 original works from artist Ruben Abovian from 7 to 10 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May. The gallery is located at 466-C Foothill Blvd. For more information, call 790-4905.
A Noise Within Performances - For more information, call 240-0910, ext. 1.
? "Euripides' Electra" | Through May 5 at the Glendale Masonic Temple, 234 S. Brand Blvd. Tickets range from $20 to $40.
? "The Matchmaker" | Through May 13 at the Glendale Masonic Temple, 234 S. Brand Blvd. Tickets range from $20 to $40.
? "Twelfth Night" | 8 p.m. through May 16 at the Glendale Masonic Temple, 234 S. Brand Blvd. Tickets range from $20 to $40.
El Camino College Center for the Arts performances for April. El Camino College is located at 16007 Cresnhaw Blvd. in Torrance. For ticket information, call 800-832-ARTS -
? Bruce Wood Dance Company | April 30 at 8 p.m. | In a return appearance, the popular Bruce Wood Dance Company dazzles with imagination and ingenuity. This Texas-based group is now in its eighth year under Wood's direction and reflects his work under the tutelage of the legendary George Balanchine. The company has more than 40 original ballets in its repertoire, all choreographed by Wood. Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College. Tickets are $22 and $26. (Children 12 and under $12.)
String Quartet - California String Quartet will give a free concert May 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium. Members of the ensemble include Katia Popov, violin; Sam Fisher, violin; Andrew Duckles, viola; and Armen Ksajikian, cello. The program will include Schubert's String Quintet in C Major; Haydn's Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4; and two short pieces after oil paintings by Haim Strum. Caltech's Dabney Hall is being renovated. During construction, the Lagerstrom Concerts will be held at various venues in the community. Parking for Ramo Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena (south of Del Mar Boulevard). Call 888-2-CALTECH (999-5832) or 626- 395-4652 for information. Individuals with a disability should call 626-395-4688 (voice) or 626-395-.3700 (TDD) for information and assistance.
Classics Become Eclectic - The final concert in the seventh season of the "Classics Become Eclectic" recital series will be held at 4 p.m. May 9 at the Altadena Community Church, located at 943 E. Altadena Drive in Altadena (at the northeast comer of Lake Avenue and Altadena Drive). This concert will feature a variety of instrumentation among the different works performed. All concerts are free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call 626-797-9116.
All-Class Reunion - Hoover High School will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an All-Class Reunion May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the school campus. Volunteers are wanted for the official 75th committee. For more information call Julie at 548-0881, or e-mail email@example.com.
International Makeup Artists Trade Show - See the best that the make-up industry has to offer. Listen to award-winning artists, view the latest products, observe new techniques and demonstrations and check out the make-up museum. The trade show will be held in the Pasadena Convention Center, at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena, June 12 to 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. For more information call 504-6770 visit makeupartistshow.com. Advance tickets are $35 for one-day pass; $60 for two-day pass; $20 for exhibit hall only. Tickets at the door are: $40 for one-day pass; $70 for two-day pass; $20 for exhibit hall only.
Play Bridge - Duplicate bridge games are held at 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Regency Bridge Club, 303 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Card games and refreshments are $7; first-timers play for free. For reservations and more information, call 500-8669.
Service Club - The Foothill Service Club for the Blind meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly Fridays at 117 E. Los Feliz Road. The organization is sponsored by the Eagle Rock, Glendale Host, Griffith Park and Northwest Glendale lions clubs. For information, call 242-3551.
Business Networking - The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Business Networking International meets at 7 a.m. weekly Fridays at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive. For more information, call 951-6248.
Book Sale - The Friends of the Altadena Library present their annual book sale on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 600 Mariposa Street in Altadena. For more information, call Sallie Cruise at 626-398-7305.
Kiwanis A.M. - The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada A.M. meets at 7:30 a.m. weekly Wednesdays at the Church of the Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call 249-8411.
Violet Society - The African Violet Society of Montrose meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. For more information, call 323- 663-0973.
Rotary - The Rotary Club of Glendale meets at noon weekly Fridays at Brandview Collection, 109 E. Harvard St. For more information, call 248-1343.
Kiwanis Noon - The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada Noon meets at noon weekly Wednesdays at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. For more information and reservations, call 248-6556.
Dancing - The Glendale Adult Recreation Center offers ballroom dancing from 1:30 to 4 p.m. every Friday at 201 E. Colorado St. For more information, call 241-6140.
Farmers Market - La Cañada's Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Beulah Drive.
Harvest Market - The Montrose Harvest Market, sponsored by the Montrose Shopping Park Association, is held every Sunday - rain or shine - on Honolulu Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CLASSES & LECTURES
Nucler Proliferation - Distinguished physicist Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky will speak on the topic, "Can Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Be Stopped?", at California State Universiye, sponsored by the Cal State L.A. Department of Physics and Astronomy, is free to the public and will be held on May 7 beginning at 2 p.m. in Physical Sciences, room 158, on the Cal State L.A. campus.
'Kinder-Gardens' - California State University, Northridge Extension offers "Kinder-Gardens: A Primer for Parents and Others" on May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the CSUN campus, 18111 Nordhoff Street. The class teaches basics of cultivating a garden, such as planting seeds and herbs and how to recognize edible and poisonous plants. The fee is $59. To register, call 677-2504.
Lip-Reading - Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars program presents a free lip-reading course from 9:30 to 11 a.m. through June 9 at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado St. For more information, call 243-5196.
Take a Walk - A new course is being offered by the Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars program, "Walking for Health and Knowledge." The class meets on Tuesdays through April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado Blvd. Participants will walk through interesting neighborhoods in Glendale including downtown and Brand Park, to get in shape and learn about the city.
The class is open entry and registration takes place at any meeting. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Lifelong Learning Seminars office at 243-5196.
Yoga - Descanso Gardens presents parents and baby yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 20 in Classroom B at 1418 Descanso Drive. Admission fee per class is $13. For more information, call 949-7980.
Mixed Media, Collage - Instructor gand artist James Fish demonstrates collage-making, drawing techniques, photography, working with matte medium, gesso, gel medium and transfer techniques. "Mixed Media and Collage for Designers and Artists" meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. now through June 24. Call 310-206-1422, press 6.
Learn About Opera - The Pasadena Public Library and Los Angeles Opera present a new series of opera talks in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium. The ongoing series will include monthly talks presented by guest speakers from Los Angeles Opera. Opera talks is held on the first Wednesday of each month through May. Programs are scheduled to coincide and complement Los Angeles Opera performances at the Music Center. The talks include informal discussions of different operas and "Behind the Scenes" programs that focus on opera company production topics. Opera talks programs are designed for the entire family - for long-time opera fans or classical music lovers in general. Admission is free, and no advance reservations are required. The Central Library is located at 285 E. Walnut Street, in Pasadena. For more information including parking, contact Program Services staff at 626-744-4066.
Grandview Library - Grandview Library presents preschool story hour for children 3 to 5 and their parents at 10:15 a.m. weekly Fridays at the library, 1535 5th St. Annual membership is $20. For more information, call 548-2049.
Casa Verdugo Library - Casa Verdugo Library presents a family event featuring songs, stories and finger plays, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. weekly Fridays at the library, 1151 N. Brand Blvd. For more information, call 548-2047.
Storytime - Penelope's Café Books & Gallery presents storyteller Jane Edwards at 10:15 a.m. weekly Saturdays at 1029 Foothill Blvd. Edwards reads children stories by the fireplace. For more information, call 790-4386.
Kids' Story Time - Montrose-Crescenta Library presents a story time for children 18 months to 5 years from 10:30 to 11 a.m. weekly Fridays at the library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The event features stories, songs and crafts. For more information, call 548-2048.
Grandparents Read - Library Grandparents read stories to children of all ages 3 to 4:30 p.m. weekly Fridays at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more information, call 548-2035.April 29 at 501 S. Pacific Ave.
Storytime - Pacific Branch Library presents "Tot Storytime," stories, songs and crafts for children 2 to 5 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. weekly Thursdays through April 29 at 501 S. Pacific Ave. For more information, call 548-3760.
'Count Me In' - Pacific Branch Library presents "Count Me In," fun activities for children 7 and older from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through April 29, at 501 Pacific Ave. For more information, call 548-3760.
'Rain Came Down' - Barnes & Noble Booksellers presents "Storytime: The Rain Came Down" at 7 p.m. at 245 N. Glendale Ave. For more information, call 246-4677.
'Puppet Play' - Central Library's Puppets & Players present "Storytime: A Puppet Play" weekly Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 222 E. Harvard St. For more information, Call 548-2020.