CLASSES: Square dancing — Thursdays, beginning Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sets in Steps offers a beginner's square-dance class at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Ron Durkee is the professional caller. Dress is casual and cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Betty Woodhull at (818) 249-2651.
Gardening: Budding Botanists (for children ages 6 to 10) — Sept. 18, 11 a.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Hannah Wiggins teaches youngsters the uses of native plants. Meets at the Magnolia Lawn. Cost: $12 per child; $6 for each additional sibling. Advance registration required. Information: (818) 949-7980.
Fall Vegetable Garden — Sept. 18, 11 a.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Mike Brown gives adult gardeners guidance on growing vegetables through the fall. Meets at the Center Circle. Cost: $10 for members of the general public, free for Descanso members. Advance registration is required; call (818) 949-7980.