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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.

The History of Roses—July 31 9 a.m. Sponsored by Descanso Gardens, a workshop will held where horticulturist Amanda Everett will discuss the many types of current roses in bloom. The workshop will also feature a walk in Descanso's 5-acre Rose garden. The cost of the workshop is $12 for the general public and is free for Descanso members. Pre-registration require-no walk-ins allowed. To register call (818) 949-7980. Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada.



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

National Night Out — Aug. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, the 27th annual National Night Out will be held at Ralphs Fresh Air Market, 2675 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta and Memorial Park at 1201 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.. The event will feature free safety pamphlets, child fingerprinting, and giveaways.

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic — Aug. 11, 6:30 8 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is offering a low cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Dog licenses for Arcadia, San Marino and La Cañada Flintridge will be available for purchase. Cash and checks are acceptable as payment for all services but credit cards will not be accepted. Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena. For more information call (626) 792-7151, ext. 115.



Evolution of American Jazz — July 29, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Descanso Gardens will feature Kristin Korb as she performs "California Cool" jazz as part of the summer-long jazz series. Picnics and blankets are allowed. The concert is free with garden admission. $8 adults, $6 seniors and students (must present ID) and $3 children 5-12. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. For more information call (818) 949-4200 or visit

Spontaneous Fantasia: The Omnicentric Universe — July 31, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium at Glendale Community College will feature a live virtual reality performance created by high-tech artist J-Walt. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Online tickets are $6 for kids and $10 for adults. Door prices are $6 for kids and $15 for adults. Free parking is available on campus after 5 p.m. The Glendale Planetarium is located at 1500 N. Glendale Rd, Glendale. For more information visit To purchase tickets visit

Pasadena Jazz Fest — Aug. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Sponsored by redwhite+bluezz. Among the 200+ featured artists are Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Ferrell, Booker T., Rita Coolidge, Kevin Eubanks, Take 6, Spyro Gyra, Doc Powell and Hubert Laws. International food court, vendors village and kids quarters. General admission: $50 daily; two-day pass $80. For information about preferred and VIP seating prices go online to



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. More information can be found at

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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