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November 18, 2010

EVENTS: Thanksgiving Day at Descanso — Thursday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Take the family out for a stroll either before or after the big meal. Or enjoy Patina Catering's Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Descanso admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children 5-12. Thanksgiving dinner: $45, $37 members, $15.95 children 4-12. For dinner reservations, call Patina at (818) 790-3663.

Self-guided Gamble House Holiday Tours — Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena 91103, will adjust its regular schedule of docent-led tours to also offer self-guided tours on Nov. 26 and Jan. 2. The Gamble House Bookstore will keep regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, except for Dec. 26 and Dec. 31. For more information about the self-guided tours or hours of docent-led tours, go online to http://www.gamblehouse.org.

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KIDS' PICKS

Babysitting Course for Ages 11 to 15 — Saturdays, Nov. 20, Dec. 11 and Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings Family Education Program offers babysitting classes at the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The interactive course teaches infant/child CPR, basic first aid, home/auto safety, accident prevention, telephone skills, safety tips and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate. Class fee is $35 per person and reservations are required. To register call (818) 952-2272.

Holiday Day Camp — Friday, Nov. 26, full day, or one of two sessions: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kidspace Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena 91103. Cost is $60 per session or $100 for all day. For more information go to http://www.kidspacemuseum.org.

Kids Talent Contest — Sunday, Dec. 19, 12:00 p.m. WAW California Starz Talent Contest at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, LCF. Youths ages 5-21 will demonstate their talents as singers, dancers, musicians and odels and will compete in front of entertainment industry professionals. The event is presented by the Kiwanis Builders Club of LCHS 7/8, Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center, WAW Talent Training Studios and the Community Center. Cost to attend is $5.

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