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November 04, 2010

CLASSES: Art Demonstration — Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Verdugo Hills Art Association hosts guest artist Tom Fong, called one of "20 Great Teachers" by Watercolor magazine. Fong will demonstrate his signature style of watercolor painting. The event will be held at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. For more information on the Verdugo Hills Art Association visit www.verdugoarts.com.

Self-defense Workshop for teens, adult women — Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Impact Personal Safety presents this three-hour workshop. Participants will learn how to use verbal and physical skills, practicing against a mock opponent. The workshop will be held at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. Space is limited to 18 participants. Cost is $30 per student. Teens must have their parents complete a liability waiver prior to participation. To learn more or to reserve a space in the workshop, call (818) 790-4353.

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Plan Your Spring Garden — Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Mike Brown, horticulturist, shows home gardeners how to get a jump on spring blooms. Class meets in the Maple building at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, then moves into the gardens. Subjects covered include soil preparation, raised planting beds and container gardens. Advance registration is required. Cost is $15 for general public, $10 for Descanso members. Register by calling (818) 949-7980.

Online Networking WorkshopSaturday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to use "Linked In," the popular networking site for professionals. Pixie Boyden, administrative computing manager at Loyola Law School, will go through the steps of using this networking tool in a small classroom setting at Women At Work, 3871 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91107. Attendees must register for a "Linked In" account before attending the workshop. Visit http://www.linkedin.com and click on "join today." Register for the workshop by calling (626) 796-6870, ext. 0. Cost is $20 if you register by Nov. 10; $25 thereafter.

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