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April 27, 2011


BOOK-SIGNING

William O’Daly reads Pablo Neruda — Friday, May 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a reading and book-signing event for William O’Daly, poet and translator of nine books by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Historical flutes played by Rick Wilson, professor of mathematics at Caltech, will accompany the readings. The bookstore is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For more information call (818) 790-0717.

CLASSES

Parenting Special Needs Children & Teens — Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class, held at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, is taught by Kimberlie Zakarian, a licensed family therapist. It is designed to identify and support families with special-needs children. Open to the community. To learn more call (818) 790-0123.

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EVENTS

African Violet Show, Sale — Saturday, April 30. Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Burbank and Montrose African Violet societies and the African Violet Council of Southern California are holding a judged show and sale at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada.

Descanso Spring Plant Sale — Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Stock up on rooted cuttings from the rose garden, warm-weather lilacs developed at Descanso and native and rare plants of all kinds. The sale is at the Lake House Nursery located on the auxiliary parking lot at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Admission is free. For more information call (818) 949-4200 or go to www.descansogardens.org.

Historic Pasadena Tour — Stunning Historic Interiors in Public Spaces — Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. The general public is invited to see selected early 20th-century historic interiors in a self-guided walking tour in the neighborhood around the Playhouse District. There will also be expert-led workshops throughout the day. Tickets include the tour and all workshops. Purchased in advance, the tickets are $15 and will be at will-call at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour at the playhouse are $20 each. Tickets are available online at www.asidpasadena.org or by calling (626) 795-6898.

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