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CLASSES

Beginning Bridge Class -- Tues. Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., and Sat. Jan. 14, 10 :30 a.m. The Bridge Center in Arcadia will offer two free beginning Bridge classes. The first six lessons are free. These classes are for absolute beginners, no experience necessary. Teenagers must be at least twelve years old. Bridge is a great way to keep your mind sharp. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Bridge center is located at 333 N. Santa Anita Ave. in Arcadia. For information about other activities at the Bridge center or reservations in one of the above classes please call 626-445-3797.

New Look at Andy Warhol -- Tues., Jan. 10, 7 p.m. UCLA Extension offers Andy Warhol and Pop Art: Voyeurism, Vision and the Image in Contemporary American Culture. A new course that examines Warhol's impact. Explore the mystery of Andrew Warhol and learn how a painfully shy and homely child from an immigrant family in Pittsburgh went on to conquer New York City and become the center of cool. Andy Warhol and Pop Art: Voyeurism, Vision and the Image in Contemporary American Culture meets Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., Jan. 10-March 21, on the UCLA campus. May be taken for academic credit or general interest. Fee: $400 with credit; $260 without. For more information call 310-206-8456 or visit uclaextension.edu for complete course description and online enrollment.

Contemporary Films and Filmmakers -- Mon. 7p.m. Jan. 23. Sneak Preview combines screenings of Hollywood's most talked-about films before their release and insightful discussions with the actors and filmmakers behind the films. Recent films and speakers have included "Memoirs of a Geisha" with writer Robin Swicord; "The Family Stone" with director Tom Bezucha and actor Diane Keaton. This winter, Sneak Preview is led by writer-producer Pete Hammond, a frequent contributor to Variety and contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's "Movie and Video Guide." Sneak Preview is offered Mondays, 7-10 p.m., Jan. 23-March 27, at the Writers Guild Theatre, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. Fee: $160 (noncredit), $260 (credit). For more information, call 310-825-9064. To enroll by phone call 310- 825-9971 or 784-7006.

Classy Kids -- Sat., Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. Classy Kids is being taught Barbara Botfield, who ran a charm and modeling school in Arcadia for eight years. The class will run all four Saturdays mornings in February from 10:30 to 11:30. On the fourth Saturday, there will be a luncheon with fashion show after class. The cost is only $30 per student. If you have any further questions, please call us at 243-2100

Rose Pruning -- Sat. Jan. 7, 10 a.m. At Descanso Gardens. Rosarium horticulturist Wen-Pehn Wang will speak and show how to prune roses. Descanso Gardens, which boasts has more than 3,000 rose bushes. The event, part of Descanso's Horticultural Spotlight program, will begin with a slide show at Van de Kamp Hall and move to the International Rosarium for the pruning demonstration. Free with Garden admission. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For information call 949-4200 or visit www.DescansoGardens.org

Buying and Selling Art -- Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. UCLA Extension offers Current Art in Los Angeles: A Six-Week Program on Buying and Selling Art. Led by artist, educator and critic Diane Calder, this exploration of the local art scene focuses on buying and selling art. Engage in discussions with artists and leading members of the Los Angeles art community who influence the current directions of today's art. The first meeting is at 1010 Westwood Blvd; subsequent classes are held throughout the area. Fee: $300. For more information call 310- 206-1422, or visit uclaextension.edu for complete course description and online enrollment.

GALLERY EXHIBITS

Descanso's Boddy House Gallery -- Through Jan. 6. Encore Exhibit. Exhibiting oil painters will be Linda DuPas, Rut Eneberg, Shirley Flynn, Trish Kertes, Frank Lennartz, Margot Lennartz, Gerane Mooney and Kendra Page. Vicki Thomas and Pat Wiley will exhibit watercolors, Louise Forbes will bring paintings of animals and nature on natural wood and Dory Grade will exhibit acrylics. Entrance to the gallery, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, is free with Gardens admission.

Fine Artists Factory -- Through Jan. 15. Artist Brenda Walsh presents "Crosscurrents", a collection of her paintings which reflect the essence of world cultures, and the hopes and challenges of people with very different journeys. Opening reception is 5 p.m. -- 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 7. The Fine Artists Factory is located at 474 S. Raymond Ave. Gallery hour are Mon. -- Sat. 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m. For more information call 626-356-0474 or visit the website at: www.fineartistsfactory.com

Segil Fine Art Gallery -- Through Jan. 7.The Third Annual Holiday Small Works Show. Celebrating the small and sophisticated, Segil Fine Art Gallery presents 100 works no larger than 9 x 12 inches. For the third year in a row, paintings, sculptures and ceramics are featured that prove beauty doesn't have to be big. Segil Fine Art Gallery, 110 West Lime Avenue, Old Town Monrovia. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 1-6 p.m. More Information: 626-358-5563; www. SegilFineArt.com

Verdugo Hills Art Assoc. -- Friday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. The Association will hold its first meeting of the new year. Angela Hernandez will be the featured artist. The location is the community room in the Citibank building, 2350 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information contact Lee Sanderson at 790-7449.

HEALTH

Free Healing Lecture -- Sat, Jan. 6,. 1-3 p.m. (first and third Saturday of every month). A free series of talks and demos introducing different disciplines of healing that empower you toward your optimal health. Given by licensed professionals. Topic for Sat., Jan. 6 -- Therapeutic Yoga for the Head, Neck and Shoulder by Molly Hagan certified Yoga instructor. Wellnessworks 540 W. Broadway, Glendale, 247-2062 wellnessworksglendale.org

Tesla Walkers Group -- Sat. Jan. 8, 9 a.m. Special walk and talk. Curbside in front of Descanso Gardens, La Cañada. Learn more about Nikola Tesla on the 62nd anniversary of his death, Jan. 1943 and the inventions that changed the world. For more information call 441-6019

Free Anti-Drug Forum-- Thurs. 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 12. -- At the Roger Barkley Community Center. Paul Royer, LCSW, a local therapist, who works everyday with children and adolescents will help identify strategies that work for parents of teens. He will help identify "Red Flags" and what to do about them. How to stay plugged in to your children's lives and keep them safe.

This forum is free and for parents and interested community members. The forum is sponsored by the Community Prevention Council and endorsed by local schools, the City of La Canada Flintridge and the Sheriff's Dept. Roger Barkley Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Canada, Phone: 790-4353.

PERFORMANCES

Cash On Delivery -- Through Feb. 11. Glendale Centre Theatre celebrates Centre Stage with its 60th anniversary season. This comedy revolves around the hysterical antics of a man who discovers a loophole in the welfare system-much to the chagrin of his neighbors. A big surprise ending makes this show a delight from start to finish. Tickets range from $17.50 to $20. For tickets call 244-848. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. For information go to www.glendalecentretheatre.com

Jamie Laval with Ashley Broder -- Fri., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval teams up with picking prodigy Ashley Broder to create a new soundscape for the ancient peasant music of Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. Tickets $ 15 . The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. For reservations call 626-398-7917.

Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys -- Sat., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Janet and her distinctive musician pals bring to life "Obscure, naughty and lovely tunes of the 1910s, 20s and 30s. Expect spirited renditions of cleverly fun but forgotten, Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, saucy bits and late ragtime gems. Tickets $20. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena. For reservations call 626-398-7917.

Second Sunday Concert -- Sun., Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The Annual Winter Recital presented by the Tuesday Musical Juniors. At the Donald Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut St. Admission is free; Library is handicapped-accessible. For information about parking, 626-398-0658.

John McEuen -- Sun., Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. At The Coffee Gallery Backstage. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, McEuen is often called America's instrumental poet. His NGDB started in Pasadena which has played in over 4,000 different venues. Although a Southern California. native, it has been said this inventor in country rock and folk has also created "...some of the most deft and impeccably tasteful music to come out of Nashville" (Chicago Tribune) Tickets $ 20. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena. For reservations call 626-398-7917.

Eliza Gilkyson -- Sat., Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. At McCabes. Following her 2004 Grammy nominated and critically lauded "Land of Milk and Honey." Eliza promotes her recently released fourth album "Paradise Hotel". "...masterfully structured, intimate songs in beautifully lived-in voice that can leap effortlessly from weary whisper to heart-in-your-throat falsetto..." -- Boston Globe. Tickets $ 20. McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 310-828-4497. For more information: www.mccabes.com

Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates -- Through Jan. 22, At the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are available by calling 213-628-2772 or online at www.centertheatregroup.org.

John McCormick -- Sun., Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. At The Coffee Gallery Backstage. He is a master of the American, Celtic and British folk traditions. Tickets $15. The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena. For reservations call 626-398-7917.

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