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Arbolado Mountain Camp — July 24-31. The YMCA of the Foothills offers this week-long camp in Barton Flats near Big Bear Lake for boys and girls entering grades 3-7. Activities include high ropes course, hiking, swimming, campfires, canoeing, dance, arts & crafts, archery range and more. Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd. Cost to attend the camp is $362 for Y members, $404 for others. Register online at For more information call (818) 790-0123.


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



American Heart Assn. CPR & First Aid — July 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 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 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.


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.



'La Cañada Free Night' at Descanso — July 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Descanso Gardens will admit those residing in the 91011 Zip Code at no charge for this event. Relax at the Camellia Lounge in the Japanese Garden where you can purchase a signature cocktail, wine or appetizer. Visit the five-acre Rose Garden and the historic Boddy House. A valid identification with a La Cañada Flintridge address is required. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. For more information go online to or call (818) 952-4390.


Book SaleJuly 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.


Hapa Pan-Polynesian music —July 24, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Main Lawn at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. The sounds of Hawaii come alive in this performance, which will also feature native dances. Doors open at 6 p.m.. No outside food or drink is allowed, but Patina Catering will have food available for purchase. Tickets are $14 general admission, $10 for children and can be purchased through



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. 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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