October 2, 2008

Community Calendar: Arcadia and Temple City

Health fairs

The fourth annual Temple City Senior Health Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Community Center, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City.

There will be blood pressure and bone density checks, stroke screening and body analysis.

For more information, call (888) 715-4922.

The Senior Citizen Health Insurance Fair for Arcadia will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive.

The fair is free. There will be a free breakfast at 9:30a.m.

For more information, call (626) 574-5130.

Water Fest

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District will hold Water Fest 2008 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Arcadia County Park, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia.

This event is free. Learn about water conservation, while enjoying free food, games and prizes.

For additional information, call (626) 443-2298.

Bag the talk

The Arcadia Historical Museum will continue presenting its popular brown bag lunch talks on the third Thursday of every month in the museum's meeting room. Bring your own lunch, or enjoy the pizza provided.

The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive.

For more information, call (626) 446-8512.

Garden talk

Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon through Nov. 13 at the Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.

This is an informative gathering with horticultural specialists for passionate home gardeners and landscape professionals. Cost is $100 for the series or $20 per class.

"Where Architecture and Horticulture Intersect: Designing the Built and Planted Garden Environments" will be the topic on Oct. 2.

For additional information, call (626) 821-4623.

Cat show

The International Cat Association and Purr Pourri of Cats will present "Halloween Cats" from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Arcadia Masonic Center, 50 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia. Admission is $5 for adults, and $4 for seniors, kids under 12 are free.

For more information, call (949) 770-2996.

Kids night out

The next kids night out will be from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, , at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia.

Cost is $12 and includes pizza.

For information, call (626) 574-5400.

ESL classes

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 66 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia, is offering free English as a Second Language classes every Saturday morning.

There are two levels of instruction: Level I, taught by Rosemary Allen, emphasizes speaking English and learning grammar and vocabulary; Level II, taught by Russ Andrews, uses articles from mainstream media and emphasizes reading and learning about American social life.

The church offers a combined English/Chinese worship service with simultaneous Chinese translation at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday.

For more information, call (626) 447-7232.

Weight loss

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 512 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia.

For more information, call (626) 254-9212.

Reading groups

The Temple City Library hosts a book club for children in kindergarten through third-grade at 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the library, 5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City.

For children in grades four through six, a book discussion club meets at 3:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. A book discussion group for seventh- and eighth-graders meets at 3:45 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

The library also hosts a reading group for adult readers, which meets at 3:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

For more information, call (626) 285-2136.


The Arcadia Public Library is looking for adult volunteers to help with the library's Teen Zone program, which meets Wednesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Previous experience with teens is preferred along with patience, good humor, flexibility and a high tolerance for noise.

Volunteers can apply by following the "Helping the Library" link on the library's Web site at http://library.ci.arcadia.ca.us.

For more information, call (626) 294-4801.

Half-shell lovers

The Foothill chapter of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club is looking for new members.

The club -- which focuses on caring for and adopting California Desert Tortoises, box turtles and pond turtles -- meets the fourth Friday of each month at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.

For information, call (626) 836-0399.

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