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August 24, 2011

CLASSES

Square Dance for Beginners — Thursdays, beginning Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sets in Step Square Dance Club sponsors classes for beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge. The classes are held at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469Chevy Chase Drive. Couples and singles welcome. Cost is $6; first three dances free. To learn more, call Betty Woodhull (818) 249-2651 or Sandy MacLennon, (818) 951-2134.

Babysitting course for youths — Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Verdugo Hills Hospital Beginnings program offers babysitting courses to boys and girls ages 11-15. The one-day course is interactive and includes lessons in many skills needed by babysitters. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Classes take place at the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. Fee is $35 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (818) 952-2272.

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EVENTS

LCF Chamber Mixer, “Summer Sock Hop Celebration” — Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The city of La Cañada Flintridge is sponsoring the September mixer for the LCF Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. The mixer will be held in Olberz Park, 905 Town Center Drive, La Cañada. Burgers, fries, onion rings, malts and Elvis will all be featured. Food provided by Los Gringos Locos. Fifties attire is requested. Cost is $8 for Chamber members; $20 for guests.

Montrose Art Walk and Sale — Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event is recognized as one of the largest open-air fine-art events in the Foothills. It is set up along the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue and features the works of more than 30 artists. For more information, call (818) 249-7171.

Moonday Poetry Reading — Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Poet Cecilia Woloch will be featured when Moonday East presents a poetry reading at Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd. There will also be an open mic at the event, which is hosted on the third Sunday of every month by Alice Pero and Lois P. Jones. To learn about future events, visit www.moondaypoetry.com.

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