LUST FOR LIFE SENIOR EXPO
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge announces the second annual Lust for Life Senior Expo on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center.
The event is free, the Los Gringos Taco Truck will be onsite providing delicious food, and the entire community is invited to come out for a wonderful afternoon!
Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
NEW TANG DYNASTY COMING TO PASADENA
New Tang Dynasty Television presents Shen Yun Performing Arts Shows on April 28 and April 29 at 7:30 p.m., April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., May 6 at 7:30 p.m., May 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m.
The shows take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium (also Escondido & Costa Mesa). With live orchestra and animated backdrop, Shen Yun presents 5,000 years of Chinese culture and history with classical Chinese dance and music. Cost: $60 -$180. For more info see http://laspectacular.com or call (800) 880-0188 or email email@example.com.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium (also Escondido & Costa Mesa), 300 E. Green St., Pasadena
SCOTT GIVING VHAA DEMO
Verdugo Hills Art Association hosts guest artist Richard E. Scott for May’s demonstration event on May 6 at 7 p.m. The event takes place at the La Cañada Community Center and is open to all.
Scott’s focus will be on resolving problems in painting. Attendees should bring their own sketchpad to try some of the methods and tips throughout the evening.
An accomplished artist and experienced teacher, Scott’s goal is to communicate what he’s learned through the years to help fellow artists improve the quality of their work.
For information on the Verdugo Hills Art Association, visit www.verdugoarts.com.
La Cañada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada Flintridge
BARBERSHOP QUARTET HOSTED BY LEISURE CLUB
On May 6 the Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge will present four “young at heart” blended singers who have entertained together for the past nine years.
The Bill’s Bari Pie Barbershop Quartet also sings as part of the San Fernando Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus, a 13-time winner of California competitions.
All are invited. The Leisure Club meets in the multi purpose room at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA at 1 p.m.
Parking is free and refreshments are provided.
Crescenta-Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada
VERDUGO YMCA HONORS MOTHERS & GRANDMOTHERS
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Verdugo Hills Family YMCA will be opening its facility to allow all mothers/grandmothers free access to the Y between Thursday, May 5 and Sunday, May 8. Mothers may use the Y facility as much as they would like for these four days and this offer is open to the entire community.
The Verdugo Hills Family YMCA features a gymnasium, an indoor heated pool, wellness center, group exercise studios, child watch and much more.
For more information, visit www.ymcafoothills.org or contact Nate Pisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 352-3255 ext. 302.
Verdugo Hills Family YMCA, 6840 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga
O’DALY AT FLINTRIDGE BOOKSTORE AND COFFEEHOUSE
On Friday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a reading and book signing for William O’Daly, poet and translator of nine books by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. O’Daly reads from “The Hands of Day,” “Book of Questions,” and the most recently published “World’s End.” O’Daly is also includes some of his original work in the program, which ends with a Q&A session. Historical flutes played by Rick Wilson, Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, accompany the readings.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge
PRETTY LITTLE PRINCESS FASHION SHOW AND TEA
WAW Talent Training and Performing Studios is inviting little girls ages 5-11 to dress up in their fanciest attire for play dates on three Saturdays: May 14, 21, and 28 at the Community Center of La Cañada from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These special little princesses will learn to walk the runway with poise, participate in “mock” photo shoots, apply play make up, wear high heels and get all dolled up in fancy accessories provided by us. The princesses will also learn to stand up straight, introduce themselves, sit properly and speak up in front of their Royal Court.
Family and friends are invited to the final class on May 28 when they will enjoy the “Pretty Little Princess Fashion Show” while being served tea and sandwiches made by their little princesses.
Only 10 spaces available; call (818) 203-6080 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $99.
“TASTE OF SPAIN” ENHANCES DRIVE”
The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) is spicing up its annual membership drive with “A Taste of Spain” reception at a private historic residence in Glendale on April 30. Admission is open to current TGHS members and those that renew at the door, plus new members who join at the event.
“A Taste of Spain” will be presented from 5 to 7 p.m. at a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival home. Attendees will be able to enjoy sangria and sample from a light buffet of appetizers. Location details will be provided when attendees RSVP.
Admission is $10 per person, payable at the door. Members who bring non-members who join at the door will gain complimentary admission for themselves and the new members.
To RSVP for the event, email email@example.com or call (818) 242-7447.
AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY INFO
The Burbank and Montrose African Violet Societies and The African Violet Council of Southern California are having a judged show and sale on April 30 at Descanso Gardens. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada/Flintridge
TEA PLANNED BY WOMAN’S CLUB
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Juniors and Evening Section will hold a Spring Tea at the clubhouse on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate an early Mother’s Day with someone special. Delicious lunch, desserts and special teas, musical entertainment and opportunity drawing.
Tickets are $20 per person. Make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman’s Club, Box 106, Verdugo City, CA 91046. For information call Ruth Warner, (818) 957-0535. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Smile to provide safe, effective surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club, 4044 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta