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December 22, 2010

CLASSES

Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose Garden Pavilion at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Free with Descanso admission, $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12.

Painting Nature — Six-week series, beginning Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn the finer points of watercolor painting of the natural world from artist Jay R. Ewing. For beginning and intermediate students. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Cost: $120 general, $90 for Descanso Guild members. No walk-ins. Registration is required and can be accomplished by calling (818) 949-7980.

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EVENTS

Free Holiday Tour Hours of Lanterman House — Tuesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Lanterman House museum, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada, will host the community for special tours of its current exhibition, "Our Tournament of Roses," a visual history of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association. Lanterman House will not be open on Sunday, Jan. 2, but will resume its regular hours (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Sundays) on Tuesday, Jan. 4. For directions and tour information, visit the website at: http://www.lantermanfoundation.org.

Self-guided Gamble House Holiday Tours — Sunday, Jan. 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena 91103, will adjust its regular schedule of docent-led tours to also offer self-guided tours on 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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