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Senior Chair Aerobics WEDNESDAY @ Villa-Parke @ Villa Parke Community Center
Sep 6 – Oct 17 all-day
Dance: Hip Hop Jazz @ Victory @ Victory Park (Pasadena, CA)
Sep 19 – Oct 30 all-day
Dance: Parent & Me, Music & Dance for Tots @ Victory Park (Pasadena, CA)
Sep 19 – Oct 30 all-day
A Journey Along the California Coast: A California Art Club Exhibition @ California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The California Art Club highlights one of the defining characteristics of the Golden State – its awe-inspiring shoreline – with the exhibition “A Journey Along the California Coast,” on view through January 14 of next year.

The exhibition will feature classic beach imagery along the state’s famed coastline and iconic Pacific Coast Highway. The more than 40 paintings to be showcased include not only pristine vistas of unspoiled beaches and dramatic seaside cliffs, from China Cove and La Jolla to Big Sur and the North Coast, but also beloved landmarks, such as Hearst Castle and Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey.

“A Journey Along the California Coast” will coincide with the publication of “Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns,” the second book about the California Art Club from Skira Rizzoli. The 276-page tome features 200 full-color illustrations of evocative seascapes, charming seaside towns, and beach communities from San Diego near the Mexican border to Crescent City at the Oregon border.

The participating artists in the exhibition are juried members of the California Art Club and include Peter Adams, Nanette Biers, Larry Cannon, Lorenzo Chavez, Christopher Cook, David Damm, Rick Delanty, Gil Dellinger, Esther Engelman, Mark Farina, Terri Ford, Andrea Gaye, Lynn Gertenbach, Diana Hecht, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, Jeff Horn, David Jenks, Michelle Jung, Chuck Kovacic, Frank Lennartz, Simon Lok, Carolyn Lord, Kim Lordier, Elaine Mathews, Patricia McGeeney, Jim McVicker, Sherrill Miller, Jim Morgan, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Tony Peters, April Raber, Gerald Rahm, Pauline Roche, Dan Schultz, Liliana Simanton, Marjorie Taylor and Karen Winters.

All of the paintings are available for acquisition. The artwork may also be viewed online at californiaartclub.org.

All Day Happy Hour @ Kings Row Gastropub
Sep 26 all-day
Jazz & Swing from A to Z: The 1970s & 1980s Music @ Crowell Public Library
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Sponsor: Crowell Public LibraryFor more information call: 626-300-0777Or click here: www.CrowellPublicLibrary.orgThe wildly popular Dr. Thom Mason, USC Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music, returns to Crowell Public Library with a new six-session course sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Today, Dr. Mason will discuss The 1970s & 1980s music. Thom Mason was chairman of the department of jazz studies at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1983 to 1996. During that period he created the bachelor of music, masters of music and doctor of musical arts programs in jazz studies.

Parkinson’s Disease – Foundations/Tackling Everyday Movement @ Lineage Performing Arts Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Foundations Class lays a base for people who face movement challenges due to Parkinson’s Disease. This class will be spent rigorously practicing specific exercises that target foundational motor skills like walking, sidestepping, turning, and reaching.

Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place To Bead
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructor: Christina Rizzo Learn the timeless technique of knotting thread to keep your precious beads and pearls secure. Add a look of elegance to even the simplest of beads!

Intro To Art Clay – Let’s Play With Metal Clay! @ A Place To Bead
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver.  This is an introductory class where you will learn the basics of Art Clay Silver.  You will be creating several pieces and torch firing them yourself!  You will go home with some beautiful pieces that you can tell your friends you made yourself!  Class fee includes 20g of clay and use of tools.

Checkmate! Chess at the Museum @ Norton Simon Museum
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsor: Norton Simon MuseumFor more information call: 626-449-6840Or click here: www.nortonsimon.org/Every Saturday in August and September, drop by the Museum’s Sculpture Garden and challenge a friend to a game of chess. Not a chess master just yet? Learn the rules of the game from U.S. chess expert Jay Stallings. Coach Jay Stallings has been teaching chess to students from kindergarten to high school for more than two decades. He is the founder of the California Youth Chess League (CYCL), serving 35,000 students since 1993. Space and chess sets are limited; no reservations are taken. This program is recommended for all ages.