Kidspace Children’s Museum is offering $5 admission to all children (14 and under) who come to the Museum in costume on Saturday, Oct. 31. Halloween festivities will include science experiments and art projects using candy, making edible gak, and a costume parade and contest. Kidspace is open on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and general admission is $10 for adults and children. Candy science experiments at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. include testing for the presence of citric acid and observing carbon dioxide reactions, while the final program will allow children to create gak slime. In addition, children will be able to make caramel apples at the Kidspace Harvest Corner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park in Pasadena.
The Verdugo Hills Art Association meeting on Friday, Nov. 6 will feature award winning watercolor artist Chris Van Winkle. Van Winkle is no stranger to southern California as he is known for his plein air style paintings featuring California landscapes, amazing compositions and beautiful transparent washes. Watercolor Magazine selected Van Winkle as one of the “top 20” art instructors, and he’s taught art for over 21 years at Citrus College in Glendora. His education includes the Art Center College of Design and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Citibank Community Room and is open to the public for a $5 donation. Van Winkle will demonstrate a loose approach to scene painting and will show his travel sketchbooks from around the world and how he reconstructs scenes from places he once visited. His demonstration will include wet-glazes, lifts, negative painting, flat wash and overlays. For further information, contact (818) 293-0901. CitiBank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.
The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Bruce Hale’s “North and Central Vietnam” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening Nov. 10 at the CitiBank Building in Montrose. A Sierra Club activist, Hale chose Vietnam as his travel destination. Americans are beginning to discover the stunning scenery and terraced rice fields of the north to the limestone islands of Halong Bay to China Beach on the Central Coast. He found the people there to be friendly. The program begins following news of outings and conservation. This program is free and the community is welcome. Please contact Wayne Fisher, program chair for further information at (818) 353-4181. CitiBank is located at 2350 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose
Little Landers Historical Society presents “Down & Dirty – Pioneer Women’s Fashion” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Bolton Hall Museum. Jeanine Gilvaher, costume designer and historian, will revisit the covered wagon days to show why Annie Oakley and Laura Ingalls Wilder dressed the way they did. The pioneer women faced many problems coming west across the prairies and the mountains and not the least was protecting themselves against the sun, wind, dust, and grime. All are welcome to attend the program and enjoy refreshments. This is a free event. Bolton Hall Museum is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. in Tujunga. Free Computer Tutoring for Seniors — The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is offering free computer tutoring. To learn more about the Internet world and navigating through Microsoft, call Nancy Turney at (818) 790-0123 ext. 225.
Golf Classes for Juniors — Saturdays at 9 a.m. Verdugo Hills Golf Course is offering onehour golf classes for ages 5 to 15 every Saturday. The cost is $10 per session and class size is limited (reservations required). All aspects of golf are covered: putting, chipping on course instruction, irons and woods and the rules of golf. For information, call (818) 352- 3161.