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Photo Shoot for a Cause, organized by La Cañada resident Michelle Kimme, takes place at Gallery 1018 this Friday, Oct. 16 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is a photography art show and auction with the proceeds being donated to the families of the two fallen Station fire fighters Captain Tedmund Hall and Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones. Most of the artwork is from shoots that took place in the Los Angeles National Forest near Big Tujunga Canyon area. $5 admission fee.

Gallery 1018, 1018 Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles.

Free Smart Gardening Class from Crescenta Valley Water District is offered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works from 9:30 to 11: 30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Topics covered will be backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening, and fire-wise gardening. Composting bins will be available for residents to purchase (cash or check only). For more information on the class visit or contact the district’s administration office at (818) 248-3925.

Held at CVWD Glenwood Treatment Plant; 3730 Glenwood Ave. in La Crescenta.

La Cañada Kiwanis annual Travel Adventures series begins Oct. 17. Each program features a popular travel destination. The programs are presented in the auditorium of the Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge. Season tickets are $40 and tickets for individual performances are $8. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. There will be pre-show entertainment starting at 7:10 p.m.

There will be six programs in the series. The first program is “Bhutan: The Cloud Kingdom” by Tom Sterling. Proceeds from this Adventure Series help fund the Youth Programs of the La Cañada Kiwanis Foundation. For additional information, call the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, (818) 790-9901. Tickets may be purchased by mail from the La Cañada Kiwanis, P.O. Box 112, La Cañada 91012.

Flintridge Preparatory School is located at the corner of Crown Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge.

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is holding several lectures and events Oct. 17 – Oct. 24 to
promote breast cancer awareness and overall female health. These activities are free to the community and designed to build awareness and educate women on the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Susan Moss, author of Survive Cancer!, will discusses alternate means to staying healthy and fighting cancer from 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.

More traditional approaches to combat and prevent gynecological cancer will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 by Huntington Hospital Cancer Center physicians. This lecture will also be translated into Korean.

A series of YMCA classes and workshops are available on Saturday, Oct. 24. For details contact the director of Healthy Lifestyles Ana Marie Schaefer at (818) 790-0123 ext. 231.

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is located at 1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is holding a Halloween costume party at its clubhouse from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. There will be a costume contest, music, dancing and fun. Costumes are optional, but preferred. There will be plenty to eat including ghoulish goodies (hors ‘d’ oeuvres) and devilish desserts. Drinks are $1 each. Event tickets are $10 per person. Reservation deadline is Oct. 18. Make checks payable to La Crescenta Woman’s Club and mail to LCWC c/o M. Wright, 3029 Ashwin Dr. in La Crescenta, CA 91214. For more information, call Event Coordinator Marilyn at (818) 249-5524.

La Crescenta Woman’s Club is located at 4004 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta.

The Glendale-CV Red Cross is hosting its annual Comedy Night emceed by Fritz Coleman on Nov. 1. Coleman and other talented stand-up comics will put on two shows for the benefit of the local Chapter. Show times are 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the Glendale Centre Theatre.

Tickets are $25 and $45. Those who pay $45 will receive reserved seating and admission to a VIP reception at Phoenicia, 343 N. Central, before the 8:15 show.

Tickets are available from the Chapter at (818) 243-3121 or online at

Glendale Centre Theatre is located at 324 N. Orange in Glendale.

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 one-hour 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.