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Cheer, Tumble & Dance Camp — July 26-30, 2 to 5 p.m. each day. For ages 7-13 at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. No experience necessary. To sign up contact Annie Azizian, gymnastics coordinator, at (818) 790-0123, ext. 246 or

Summer ZooCamp — Through 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.



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. 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.

American Heart Assn. CPR & First Aid — July 8 and 15; Aug. 12 and 19. 6 p.m. Class sizes are limited and both certifications are for two years. The Heartsaver/AED (CPR) course, taught on July 8 and Aug. 12, covers adult, child and infant CPR. The class lasts approximately three hours. The two-hour first aid course, taught July 15 and Aug. 19, covers medical, injury and environmental emergencies. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call (818) 790-0123 for more information.

Zumba fitness classesTuesdays, 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.

Ballroom dance classes — Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Take a partner or attend on your own and make new friends. Teacher is Celia Weis. Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Call Ana-Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123, ext. 231, for information and fees.



Pasadena Women's Connection — July 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 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.




Book Sale — July 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the La Cañada Flintridge Library, the Summer Fling Book Sale will feature thousands of used books: art, history, fiction, children's and many other categories. All proceeds will be used to help fund library programs and materials. The library is located at 4545 N. Oakwood Ave., La Cañada.



Andrew Lloyd Webber Goes To Italy — July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The California Philharmonic performs at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. 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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