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Slide Show, “Out of the Station Fire Ashes” — Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. La Cañada resident and mountain cyclist Mike Caley rides regularly in the Station fire burn area, with special permission. A member of the California Native Plant Society, Caley will share his photographs of the recovery of the Angeles National Forest, from stunning floral displays to the return of insects, reptiles and mammals. The presentation covers the fire, its aftermath and stages of regeneration. This event will take place at the La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada.



Visions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia 1900-1940 — Opens March 4, hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This exhibition, which features more than 125 paintings and prints, explores the intersection of Euro-American art, the woodblock print movement, women and East Asia. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 91101. Admission is $9 general, $7 seniors/students and free for children ages 11 and younger. Admission is free the fourth Friday of the month. For more information visit

Mad for Hats! — Through June 12, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. This new exhibition at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, explores 100 years of hats. An in-depth, docent-led tour will be offered at 12:15 p.m. Fridays, beginning March 4. An optional tea following the tour has been arranged at the Tea Rose Garden in Old Pasadena. Tickets: Pasadena Museum of History members $4; non-members $8. Tea is $25, payable at the restaurant, with 20% returned as a donation to the museum. Advanced reservation and tour payment is required; call (626) 577-1660, ext. 15 and ask for the “Tour and Tea Package.”

“Lover’s Past” — Through March 25; opening reception Friday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, 7576 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga 91042. This exhibit features photography by Elena Zadouri, makeup by Amy Seyfi. For more information go online to

Camellia Shows — Weekends, Feb. 26-27 and March 12-13. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Southern California Camellia Council Show will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. The Pacific Camellia Society Late Bloomers Show will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13.



“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” — Feb. 26, Princess Tea 4:30 p.m., ballet at 6 p.m.; and Feb. 27, Princess Tea at 11:30 a.m., ballet at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Twelve Dancing Princesses is an original ballet presented by Pasadena Civic Ballet at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Featuring more than 150 dancers, including several local students plus guest artists who have danced with the San Francisco Ballet, The Armenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and Stuttgart Ballet. A “Princess Tea” will be offered prior to the ballet and will feature princess ballerinas, storytelling and members of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. Adult tickets for the ballet performances range from $26-$29; children $23-$26. Princess Tea tickets are $20. Call (626) 792-0873 or go online to

Songs of Spirit Concert Series — Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place, La Cañada, launches its new concert series with “Freedom Songs” in celebration of Black History Month. Directed by David Wulff, the concert will showcase artists Jason Luckett on guitar and David Crittendon on piano. The featured songs are by Jason Luckett, Bessie Smith, Pete Seeger, Billy Taylor and Steve Earle. There will also be a medley of freedom songs from Mississippi’s “Freedom Summer,” the 1964 project to register African-American voters. General admission is $9; seniors $7.50; and youth under 16, $5. Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.

Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” — Through May 14 (previews begin Feb. 26). A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91204. Directed by Michael Michetti. Tickets are $46 for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees; $42 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees. Group rates are also available. To purchase tickets or for a full season brochure, call (818) 240-0910 ext. 1 or visit

Salon Recital, L.A. Children’s Chorus and L.A. Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour — Saturday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Chalifour and the 15-member Children’s Chorus Chamber Singers, including La Cañada Flintridge resident Kelsey Haley, appear in an intimate recital at the Hale Observatory. There will be a joint reception for both performances at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call (626) 793-4231 or e-mail The Hale Observatory is located at 740 Holladay Road, Pasadena 91106.



La Cañada High Class of 1971 — Fall date to be announced. The Spartans’ Class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion in the autumn and organizers are asking classmates to go online to and register there to be included in further announcements.



Glendale Community College Encore Program — Saturdays, beginning Feb. 26, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The guest speaker invited to kick off the spring session at 10 a.m. Saturday is Laura Friedman, a member of the Glendale City Council and chairman of the city’s Redevelopment Agency. The 1 p.m. meeting Saturday will feature Rob Forsberg, a fire-safety specialist at USC who will speak on home safety and emergency preparedness, with a focus on what to do when an earthquake strikes. Encore, in its 11th year, meets in the Life Skills Building at the east end of the campus, near the 2 Freeway. Visitors are admitted free.

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