Teen Self-Defense Workshop — Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to noon. This workshop, taught by instructors from Impact Self Defense, is designed to empower teens and enhance their personal safety. Students learn to handle themselves in challenging situations. For ages 11-18. Fee: $30. Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Class size is limited. Phone (818) 790-4353 for details.
‘Book Publishing 1-2-3’ — Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. La Cañada native Laurie Gibson, an editor/proofreader, presents this workshop at Vroman’s Bookstore Atrium, 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Participants will learn about the book business, traditional and self-publishing, children’s literature and marketing ideas to help writers sell their work. Cost is $30 per person. To register or for more information, call (626) 449-5320, ext. 200.