Friday, December 17, 2010

Rose Pruning Workshop

Saturday, January 15th, 9:30 a.m. Former City Parks Division Manager, RON SERVEN is now with San Marino’s Planning Department, but his expertise with roses is still visible throughout the city, particularly at Lacy Park. Ron has conducted this workshop at Crowell Library on a yearly basis and many rose-lovers have benefited and attended repeat performances. Ron will demonstrate optimum rose pruning techniques and answer questions from the audience, such as what to do in cold weather, and dealing with other special conditions such as irregular rainfall. Those who attend will be ready to go out into their own yards the very same day to get the job done. Ron will give everyone a better sense of how Mother Nature works. You’ll soon be spending some enjoyable time in your home garden, armed with the knowledge to keep it thriving and beautiful. This workshop is free and reservations are not required, but if you have questions, please call the library (626) 300-0777, extension 579.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Honey-Lulus Tiki Salon

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7 p.m. – Say aloha to the Honey-Lulus: Christina Linhardt, Justeen Ward and Kate Friedricks, three charming and talented ladies who will perform vintage songs of the islands and dance like the swaying palms, live and in color, one night only at Crowell Public Library in San Marino! They promise to drive away your winter blues with their ukuleles and vocal harmonies that conjure up warm breezes, happy hukilaus and sunny shores – the perfect antidote to your post-holiday malaise. Kate Friedricks has created new arrangements with a vintage feel for Hawaiian and tropical music that was popular in early and mid-twentieth century America. Christina Linhardt and Justeen Ward bring their years of experience as variety entertainers all over the world to create this eclectic show. Audience members will be invited to learn the hula and will be wowed with this fast-paced musical trip to an imaginary Tiki Island. Kate Friedricks has performed at Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and is known for her entertaining arrangements and facility with many different instruments. Christina Linhardt is well known for melding vaudeville and opera in a combination that has made her popular in Europe as well as the United States. Justeen Ward is the queen of singing telegrams in the Los Angeles area. She has spent years designing and performing celebrity impersonations and doing comedy for children and adults. She has also traveled to Europe and Japan singing and doing comedy improv. Take a little vacation in January for free. Come to Crowell Library and “feel” the ocean spray! Visit The Honey-Lulus on Facebook and check out their videos of a recent show!