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Summer ZooCampJuly 5-Aug. 7. The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027, offers ZooCamp for youngsters. Each camp is led by specially trained staff and given age-appropriate themes. To learn more go online to


Cookin Kids Culinary Camp—Six weeks, beginning July 12. Campers are divided into two groups, ages 7-11 and ages 12-16. Classes will be held at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive. Parents may enroll children on one week or multiple sessions. For complete details, including fees, discounts and a camp calendar, visit the website at or call (818) 952-3452.http://www.cookinkids.



Teen training program—Tuesdays and Thursdays. Verdugo Hills Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be offering teen training classes for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18 to help teens increase their core strength and improve their flexibility. The classes will be held at the hospital on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 11- to 14-year-olds, and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 14- to 18-year-olds. A free optional screening will be held on Tuesday, July 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. VHH is located at 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, 91208. Class fee is $12 per session or $100 for 10 sessions. Reservations recommended. For information call (818) 952-2294.


Zumba Fitness classes—Tuesdays, 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.



Pasadena Women's ConnectionJuly 14, at 11:30 a.m. "Back to the Kitchen" will be featured at the luncheon and program at Brookside Country Club, 1133 N. Rosemont, Pasadena. Head chef Gwen Kenneally, a caterer and party planner, will show how you can be your own personal chef and share her fabulous recipes. Daisy Catchings, author and motivational speaker, will tell her secret to "Serenity in Spite of the Storms of Life." Tickets are $20. For reservations call Darlene at (818) 353-2212 or Margaret at (626) 574-0251.



Oil paintings of Karen Horn, Sarah Gordon—July 3-31. The La Cañada Flintridge County Library will display 30 original oil paintings by area artists Karen Horn and Sarah Gordon. Both artists study under renowned local artist Margot Lenartz. The La Cañada Flintridge County Library is located at 4545 Oakwood Ave. For hours and information call (818) 790-3330.



Summer Evening Jazz Concert, Robert Kyle Trio — July 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Robert Kyle Trio performs the Brazilian songbook. Picnics and blankets welcomed. Concerts are free with Gardens admission: $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 children 5-12. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit


Americana CelebrationJuly 3, at 7:30 p.m. The La Cañada Presbyterian Church presents a 65-voice choir performance of "Americana Celebration," a program of patriotic music in the Sanctuary. Tickets are $15 general admission; $20 reserved. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For information, call (818) 790-6708 or visit


Tea and Tunes with Ian WhitcombJuly 8, at 2 p.m. Tea and Tunes with Ian Whitcomb explores the music of the late 1800s to the 1930s as part of the series "Eva's Salons" presented by Pasadena Museum of History to offer a closer look at the social and cultural worlds of Victorian and Edwardian eras in the Pasadena area. The Altadena Town and Country Club is celebrating its milestone centennial year. The club is located at 2290 Country Club Drive, in Altadena 91001. Tickets (includes admission, program and a full tea); advance reservations required. Tickets are $45 for Pasadena Museum of History and Altadena Town and Country Club members; $50 non-members. Purchase tickets online at or by phone at (626) 577-1660, ext. 10.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Goes To ItalyJuly 10, at 7:30 p.m. The California Philharmonic presents "Andrew Lloyd Webber goes to Italy" at The Arboretum. Gates open at 5:50 open for picnicking. Vendors will provide food on site as well. Live jazz performances will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Parking on site is available. The Arboretum is located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. For more information or to order tickets, visit or call (626) 300-8200. Cal Phil will present the same concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sunday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets for concert at Walt Disney Hall can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or by calling (800) 745-3000.


Southwest Chamber Music — July 10 & 11, July 24 & 25, Aug. 7 & 8, Aug. 21 & 22, 7:30 p.m. all dates. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble Southwest Chamber Music performs its summer concert series on the loggia of the Huntington Art Gallery, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Cost is $45 loggia seating, $28 on the lawn. Concert-goers can pack a picnic or enjoy a gourmet dinner in the Rose Garden Tea Room. For program details and tickets visit or call (800) 726-7147.



La Cañada High School Class of 1970—Oct. 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.

Hoover High School Class of 1950—11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 18. A 60-year reunion luncheon is planned at the Tam O'Shanter Inn, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039. Cost is $55 per person and RSVP by Aug. 1. To make a reservation contact Jim Holt at (818) 952-0484 or John Holland at (818) 879-1082.

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