Western Square Dancing — Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sets in Step Dance Club offers this class at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Ron Durkee is the professional caller. Dress is casual and the price is $6 (cash) per lesson. Refreshments included. A partner is suggested, but singles are also welcome. For more information call Betty Woodhull at (818) 249-2651.
Introduction to Gardening, Part One — Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Native plant horticulturist Rachel Young teaches this class at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. This first session of the two-part class teaches basics about soil, planting, how to choose plants, differences between annuals and perennials, how to water and how to pick a container for planting. Part two of the class will be held March 5. The course fee covers both classes. Cost: $20 general; $10 Descanso members. No walk-ins. To register for the class, call (818) 949-7980. More details can be found at http://www.descansogardens.org.