Around 'N' About

January 24, 2008


Quilting Workshop Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m. Lanterman House historical museum, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada. Deborah Pruden will teach how to create an “envelope quilt” that can incorporate messages from friends, family and coworkers into the design of patchwork pockets. Reservations are required. For information call Lanterman House at (818) 790-1421.

Floral Water Color Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4 to March 17. Learn how to preserve all the beauty winter has to offer in watercolor art in a six-week course at Descanso Gardens. Artist Carole Buss will teach painting techniques for different garden florals, concentrating on composition, perspective and color. Students will receive a detailed materials list and orientation during the first session. Buss studied art history and design at Stanford University and has won numerous awards for her works. Fees: $105 ($95 members), plus a $15 fee for materials payable to the instructor at the first class session. Reservations requested. Walk-in space is not always available. To register, call (818) 949-7980.


Beginning Square Dancing 14 weeks, Thursdays, beginning Feb. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sets in Step, a local square dance club, will be offering this beginner’s class at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. Couples are preferred, so bring a partner. Children are welcome. Cost is $80 per person; payments should be made directly to the Community Center. For more information call Rex or Margaret Quinn at (818) 248-7685.


The Arroyo Singers — A women’s chorale that has performed at numerous venues in the San Gabriel area since their founding in 1961 has completed its winter concert and is now looking for new members. No formal audition is required. For information call: (626) 447-1977 or (323) 256-5332.


Camellia Show Jan. 26 & 27. The 2008 Southern California Camellia Society Show at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Show opens to the public approximately 1 p.m. For information call (818) 949-4200 or visit

Valentine’s Dinner at Descanso Feb., 14 at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. An evening in the Gardens to remember with a three-course dinner. For more information call Patina at (818) 790-3663. Early reservations are recommended. Event $62 per person ($55 members).

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