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January 05, 2011

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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Watercolor demonstration — Friday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. Verdugo Hills Art Association hosts guest artist Osamu Saito for a demonstration event at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada. Originally from Japan, Saito moved to the U.S. to broaden his creativity, skills and technique. This event is open to the public. For more information visit http://www.verdugoarts.com.

Singing, Acting, Etiquette/Modeling training — 10-week sessions on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 8. The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Cañada, is the venue for these courses taught by WAW Talent Training. Singing classes for ages 7 to adult are set for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Acting classes, also for ages 7 to adult will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Etiquette/Modeling training for ages 7-21 will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Each full session is $395; the first class is free. For more information on the programs, go online to http://www.wawentertainment.com or call (818) 203-6080.

 

EVENTS

Pasadena Bead and Design Show — Jan. 13-16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artisan bead makers featured along with designers showcasing beads, gold and silver, jewelry, art clothing, metalwork, antiquities and more. Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 91101. Admission $10. Valet parking at $6 is available. For exhibitor and workshop lists go online to http://www.pasadenabeadanddesignshow.com.

  

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