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Barks and Books (Sept. 3 @ 11 a.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road). Barks and Books is Pasadena Humane Society’s reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12
Vegetarian Cuisine (Sept. 1 @ 7 p.m., Saute Culinary Academy, 150 E. Colorado Blvd.). This class focuses exclusively on techniques and principles for cooking vegetarian. We will guide students through purchase, storage, and preparation of seasonal vegetables as well as introduce appropriate herb and vegetable combinations. Students will learn classic cooking techniques and how to work with substitutions so that they become less reliant on recipes and more reliant on their own skill base. Cost is $75 per student – register at www.EventBrite.com.
Walk-In Craft (Sept. 1 @ 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.). Join us at the library for a monthly Walk-In Craft at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Stop by anytime between to enjoy seasonal crafts, friends, and fun.
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626 Night Market (Sept. 2 to 4 @ 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive). Southern California’s original and largest Asian-themed night market is celebrating five years of food and fun in 2016 with an event that’s even bigger than year’s past. The 626 Night Market will take over Santa Anita Park with its food vendors offering up unique cuisine and merchandise, along with art, dancing, and other activities for all ages. Parking is free. Admission to the event is $3 for adults and free for children under 6 years old.
Senior Fitness: Sweating to the Oldies (Sept. 2 @ 9:45 a.m., Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St.). Burn calories and strengthen our heart while singing along to your favorite hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget that you are exercising! Must register in person. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, visit www.Active.com and search “Sweating to the Oldies.”
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Highlights of the Collection (Sept. 2 @ 6 p.m., Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.). Join a museum educator for a tour of masterworks from the 14th through the 20th centuries. Meets in entrance gallery. Tour is free with admission. Please note that space is limited to 25 participants. Sign up at the information desk no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour.
Richardson House Museum Local History Tour (Sept. 3 @ 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lizzie’s Trail Inn and The Richardson House, 167 E. Mira Monte Ave.). On the first Saturday of each month, join the Teen History Docents and the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society at the Richardson House and Lizzie’s Trail Inn Museums. Learn about Sierra Madre History, and take a short trip into the past.
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Artisan Bread Making Class (Sept. 4 @ 10 a.m., Saute Culinary Academy, 150 E. Colorado Blvd.). Do you love the smell of bread but are not sure how it’s made? Learn the techniques of how to scale, weigh, measure, shape, and bake the basic breads that chefs rely on. Class is $85 per student – register at www.EventBrite.com.
Labor Day Weekend Zumbathon (Sept. 4 @ 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sapphire Dance and Fitness Studio, 5427 Rosemead Blvd.). Did you know that dancing overall provides an amazing health benefits? It reduces your stress, improves your mental health, decreases the risk of diseases, conditions your heart, and let’s not forget … it keeps you young and fit. It’s the biggest Zumbathon of the year in San Gabriel Valley, with the best instructors in town. Throw on your party pants, hottest sneakers, and bring on the game face. Space is not limited, so bring as many friends you like. Cost: $15 presale, $20 at the door.
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A Noise Within Presents: Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” (Sept. 4 @ 2 p.m., A Noise Within Theatre, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd.). Romantic, funny, and profoundly moving, Tom Stoppard’s meticulously crafted masterwork invites you to unravel the big and small mysteries of the universe at bucolic Sidley Park. There, the intricate interplay of past and present is equally driven by fierce intellectual curiosity and the fickle passions of the human heart. Tickets start at $44. Show runs through Nov. 20. Dates and times will vary. Visit www.ANoiseWithin.org for listings and more information.
Labor Day Free BBQ Event (Sept. 5 @ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ, 55 E. Villa St.). Help us celebrate this Labor Day with free BBQ meals for in-need families, individuals, veterans, and the elderly. Everyone is welcome and bring the children! Serving ribs, chicken, hot links, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, fruit punch, and desserts! To donate or volunteer for this event, visit www.feedlacounty.org or www.facebook/feedlacounty.
Family Place Playtime (Sept. 5 @ 10:30 a.m., Temple City Library, 5939 Golden West Ave.). Children up to the age of 5 and their caregivers are invited to a drop-in play date at the library. Developmentally appropriate toys and books will be provided.
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Pasadena Grows: Community Seed Lending Library (Sept. 6 @ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pasadena Public Library – Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave.). Stop by, select, and check out seeds for your garden. Enjoy planting, watering, watching them grow, and help create a sustainable future. There is no cost – everyone is invited!
Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring Club (Sept. 6 @ 7 p.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road). Color yourself calm at the Arcadia Public Library! Coloring is a relaxing, stress-relieving, and fun activity. Coloring sheets and colors will be provided by the library. Already working on a coloring book? Have a favorite color pencil brand? Feel free to bring your own supplies. Expect soothing music, warm drinks, and a full hour of calm coloring. Join us in the library conference room. Class is open to adults, 18 years of age and older. For more information, call (626) 821-5569.
Wire Linking Basics (Sept. 7 @ 6 p.m., A Place To Bead, 2566 Mission St.). Learn the classic and versatile techniques for joining beads together using wire. You’ll be able to apply your new skills to many of your jewelry projects – the possibilities are endless! Cost is $38 per person – sign up at www.EventBrite.com.
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Free Health Screenings (Sept. 7 @ 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pasadena Central Library -Great Hall, 285 E. Walnut St.). Registered nurses from Huntington Hospital provide free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, referrals and health education.