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Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners

Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners
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Though we’ve been planting herbs, flowers, cacti, and vegetables for decades, the fact that we’ve never succeeded in establishing a thriving, blooming, surviving garden means we still classify our educational level as beginner, as that sounds more hopeful than doomed to fail. Thanks to information provided by Pasadena native and Master Gardener Yvonne Savio and […]

Pine Boughs & Flowers

Pine Boughs & Flowers

One of the aspects of the holidays that charm and warm our heart is holiday decorations. Wreaths on front doors—from the classic pine boughs with pine cones, berries, and a red ribbon to more modern wreaths made out of ribbon stripes, hand cut paper leaves, balls of felt, wraps of bark, bunched burlap, thistle, kale, […]

Make Your Own Bitters

Make Your Own Bitters

Woodsy and spicy or anise-scented? Angostura or Peychaud’s? Along with orange, Thomas Parsons calls this “the holy trinity” of bitters.¹ Many people know bitters as a classic ingredient for cocktails. We did not know that originally bitters were medicinal tonics. Supposedly in 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, a pharmacist and Creole immigrant from Haiti, “began dispensing […]

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

It’s described as “part sculpture class, part active meditation.” How would that work exactly? Come immerse and relax in the practice of kikezuri, the art of Japanese woodcarving. This hands-on class is led by master woodcarver Yo Takimoto. Open to all ages and skill levels.   Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Descanso […]

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

It’s one thing to be brought while you’re still in wee nappies and quite another to immigrate to America when you’re a nineteen-year-old and can’t speak a word of English. Toros Tngrian, along with his parents and siblings left the USSR and arrived in California in 1980. (Their homeland, the modern Republic of Armenia did […]

Michael Gerard, Chef & Oven Builder

Michael Gerard, Chef & Oven Builder

Since 2002, Michael Gerard has not only been designing and building wood-burning ovens and churrasqueiras for his company, Wildwood, he’s been teaching cooking, too. But he took a roundabout way to create his dream job. The Eagle Rock native began his professional life as electrical engineer and contractor who specialized in TV studios and worked for […]

SPACE for Young Artists

SPACE for Young Artists

The teaching program at SPACE, an art center and gallery in South Pasadena, has been growing rapidly, and this spring brings even more classes for kids, including ones as young as 4. The courses, which run 10 weeks each, include: — Art Explorers: experimentation with a variety of media for the youngest set. — Ceramics: […]

Back to (Adult) School

Back to (Adult) School

  Yeah, there’s a $2 convenience charge for registering online. So worth it! Monrovia Community Adult Ed makes it easy and affordable for the over-18 set to learn new stuff, like computer programming, sewing, cake decorating, model fabrication or workplace Spanish. Classes are held two nights a week, and for most classes, you get 18 […]

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