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Arbolado Mountain Camp — July 24-31. The YMCA of the Foothills offers this weeklong 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. Cost to attend the camp is $362 for Y members, $404 for others. 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 — 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 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.



Blood Drive — July 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station in support of Huntington Hospital, the blood drive will be held at 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are suggested. Call (818) 236-4021. All donors will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins.

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.

Bead and Design Show — July 29-Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Produced by Garan-Beadagio, the show, which will feature 300 exhibitors, will be held at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Admission $10. To learn more go online to

Watermelon Festival —Aug 13,14,15, 5 p.m. to 1i p.m., 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and 12 10:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club, the 49th annual Watermelon Festival will be held at Sunland Park. The event will feature carnival rides, watermelon eating contests and watermelon carving demonstrations. Proceeds support the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club which raises money to support others. Call (818) 353-4554. The park is located at 8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland., CA., 91040.



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

'John Williams & the Rings' —July 25, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Williams' music performed by the Cal Phil orchestra. Main Lawn at The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007. The sound of classic film scores comes alive in this performance, which will feature music from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "Superman," "The Terminal" and "Schindler's List," plus a soundtrack from "The Lord of the Rings." Soloists include cellist Dennis Karmazyn and clarinetist Michael Arnold. The performance will also feature a laser show. Call (626) 300-8200 for ticket information or visit the box office at 1120 Huntington Drive, San Marino, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The same concert will also be held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 25 and tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Cantores Minores —July 26, 7:30 p.m. St Luke's in-the-Mountains Episcopal Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta. The Warsaw Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will perform a wide variety of sacred music. It returns to the U.S. for the fifth time under the direction of founder and current conductor Joseph A. Herter. Free. Call (818) 248–3639 for more information.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' — July 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum will present Shakespeare's comedy in Descanso Gardens. Free with gardens' admission, which is $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12. Guests may bring blankets to sit on and picnics, which are not normally allowed inside the gates. For more information call (818) 949-4200.



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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