Friday, August 20, 2010
September 4-October 9, 2010 The City of San Marino is sponsoring a series of four free presentations on water preservation by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The California Friendly Landscape Training classes have proven to be an important and successful tool for reducing outdoor water use through the education of professional landscapers and home gardeners. The classes that are being offered in San Marino are geared for residential homeowners, and participants will find them quite interesting. Note the two locations: · Saturday, September 4 - Landscape Basic Design-8:30am-12pm at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino 91108 · Saturday, September 18 - California Friendly Plants-8:30am-12pm at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino 91108 · Saturday, October 2 - Efficient Irrigation Systems-8:30am-12pm in the San Marino Center, Fireside Room, 1800 Huntington Drive, San Marino, 91108 · Saturday, October 9 - Soil, Fertilizer, and Watering-8:30am-12pm in the San Marino Center, Fireside Room, 1800 Huntington Drive, San Marino, 91108 Registration is necessary and will close one week prior to scheduled class date. Participants should be aware that classes with fewer than 20 registrations will be cancelled, so prompt registration is important. To register, please call or Ron Serven, Environmental Services Manager at (626) 300-0711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The LA Opera Talk Series continues @ Crowell Public Library: SUNDAY, September 19th 2:00 p.m. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro L.A. Opera will present a free audio-visual presentation of Mozart’s comic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro, as part of their ongoing LA Opera Talk series at Crowell Public Library. Whether a hardcore opera aficionado or a curious novice, attendees will be delightfully entertained and encouraged to ask questions and offer comments. One might even be inspired to make a trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the full production conducted by Placido Domingo. The opera is set in Seville in the late 18th Century. It is a sequel to The Barber of Seville, which LA Opera performed in November of 2009, so some of the characters will ring a bell for those patrons who attended the Barber Opera Talk: Count Almaviva, with substantial help from Figaro, wooed and won the lovely Rosine who became his wife, but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count's major-domo. He is engaged to Suzanne, who is the Count's intended conquest. “Sublime mayhem and mischief on a midsummer’s day…” http://www.laopera.com/ And there’s more to come: October 17: Wagner’s Lohengrin November 21: Verdi’s Rigoletto Make Crowell Library your LA Opera gateway!