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.
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.