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Plein Air in Watercolor @ The Huntington Library
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm

Fridays, July 13-Aug. 31 9 a.m -12 p.m. Artist Robert Sherrill leads an eight-week class in plein air landscape painting, with sessions held outdoors amidst the inspiring scenery of the gardens. Class is held in various locations throughout the grounds. Check-in with Education Staff at the fountain near Admissions at 8:45 am. Below is a suggested supply list: Watercolors paint: (Windsor Newton or Holbein are excellent) Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue Cadmium Red Medium Magenta Cadmium Yellow Pale Lemon Yellow Optional: Any other colors are fine Paper: Watercolor paper, sheets or a Block. (Arches 140lb, cold press) around 9×12″ Watercolor palette, any you like. Holbein is good. Brushes: Sable or imitation sable brushes: 1 inch flat, #8round, #3 round Additional: small fold-able chair small water bucket Water to clean brushes paper towels trash bag Any Field easel, French easel.. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2053587.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.XPlein+Air+Easel&_nkw=Plein+Air+Easel&_sacat=0&_from=R40 Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Tai Chi Series @ The Huntington Library
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am – Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

Saturdays, Aug. 4-Sept. 15 8:30-10 a.m. Experience tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-week class led by instructor Kathy Chyan, suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Class is held at the Lakeside Pavilion in the Chinese Garden. Visit any admission window for directions to the Botanical Circle for check-in at 8:15 a.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, please call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Dive Lessons Introductory I Mon 3:30 @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Aug 13 – Sep 2 all-day
School Age VI Swim Lessons – M/W 5:15pm @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Aug 14 – Sep 5 all-day
PASADENA Tuesday Fill: TBD @ Stone Company Store Pasadena
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays at our Pasadena store are always special, because we break out the extra special beers for you! We’ll keep pouring these rare beers ’til we run out! Check our policies for Getting Beer at Stone

Canyons and Coves: A California Art Club Exhibition @ California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The California Art Club documents how nature has sculpted incomparable vistas – from the exquisitely expansive to those smaller in their splendor – with the exhibition Canyons to Coves, on view at the California Art Club Gallery.

The exhibition will showcase more than 40 paintings that focus on the dramatic landforms created by natural erosion, juxtaposing canyons and their sheer size with small coves that often have narrow, restricted entrances. The display will feature not only national monuments – including the grandest of the canyon landforms, the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world – but also intimate coastal inlets that provide captivating views along the Pacific Ocean and other bodies of water around the world.

The participating artists in the exhibition are juried members of the California Art Club and include Charity Anderson, Cliff Barnes, Nanette Biers, Amery Bohling, John Budicin, Nikita Budkov, Larry Cannon, Gene Costanza, David Damm, Rick J. Delanty, Karl Dempwolf, Linda DuPas, Esther Engelman, Terri Ford, Andrea Gaye, Ray Harris, Diana Hecht, Laurie Hendricks, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Debra Holladay, David Jenks, Chuck Kovacic, Paul Kratter, Emilie Lee, Calvin Liang, Simon Lok, Lee MacLeod, Patricia McGeeney, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Frank Ordaz, R.S. Riddick, Rodolfo Rivademar, Junn Roca, Susan Sarback, Liliana Simanton, W. Jason Situ, Robert Gantt Steele, Milly Tsai, Jove Wang. Marilyn Wear, Ellie Wilson and Karen Winters.

All of the paintings are available for acquisition. After the opening of the exhibition at the Old Mill, the artwork may be viewed online at californiaartclub.org.

Screening Mimis Film Club @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsor: Pasadena Senior CenterFor more information call: 626-795-4331Or click here: www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/What used to require a monthly fee is now free! Classics, film noir, cult films, documentaries, shorts, foreign films, animated films and more are selected democratically by club members. Each screening is researched and its hidden history presented prior to each viewing. Lively discussions and Q&A follow each screening. Popcorn is provided. The film club is scheduled the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Email [email protected] for more information.

John Larison Discusses and Signs “Whiskey When We’re Dry” @ Vroman's Bookstore
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsor: Vroman’s BookstoreFor more information call: 626-449-5320Or click here: www.vromansbookstore.comIn the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family’s homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess’s quest lands her in the employ of the territory’s violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah – dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother’s outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right. Told in Jess’s wholly original and unforgettable voice, “Whiskey When We’re Dry” is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself – and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history. (Viking)

Curator Tour: Spirit and Essence @ The Huntington Library
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The most prominent British sculptor of the 20th century, Henry Moore was also a prolific graphic artist, producing drawings as well as hundreds of prints. Curator Melinda McCurdy gives a private tour of the exhibition showcasing approximately 25 prints drawn from the recent gift of some 330 works of Moore’s graphic art. Tour takes place in the Scott Galleries. Check-in with Education staff near admissions at 4:30 p.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

21st Annual International Mars Society Convention @ Pasadena Convention Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Sponsor: The Mars SocietyFor more information call: 855-436-8683Or click here: www.marssociety.org/conventions/21st-annual-international-mars-society-convention/ The Mars Society will be convening its 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention at the picturesque Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena. The four-day international conference will bring together key scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, journalists and space advocates to discuss the impact that the current space launch revolution is having on planning for the human exploration of the planet Mars and the solar system. Other convention highlights will include the latest results from ongoing Mars missions such as Curiosity, Opportunity, Mars Express, MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, updates on the upcoming Mars InSight and Mars 2020 missions and reports on the Mars Desert Research Station (Utah) and the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (Canada). A special convention event will include the final face-off of the Red Eagle International Student Engineering Contest, in which five university engineering teams drawn from many nations will present their designs for a ten-ton payload capacity Mars lander before a panel of eminent judges and the international space community. Online registration for the Mars Society Convention is now available. Additional details, including the list of plenary speakers and other relevant information, will be posted on the organization’s web site in the coming days.