Happening in Arcadia
November 26 – Thanksgiving treats at Westfield in the Center Court (400 S. Baldwin Ave.) at 11 a.m. Free. Books and crafts to help children explore Thanksgiving. Popcorn and apple slices snacks.
November 26 – Songwriter Serenade Tuesday at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant (145 Huntington Drive) at 7 p.m. Free show. Check www.JCHyke.com
Happening in Azusa
November 23 – Emergency Preparedness Fair for Seniors at the Senior Center (740 N. Dalton Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free kit will be given to the first 200 Azusa seniors to register. Speakers and workshops will be presented. For information and to register call (626) 812-5204.
November 26 – Field trip to the California Science Center leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. $5 per person includes bus transportation and admission. Additional charge required to see IMAX presentation. Tickets on sale at Memorial Park Administrative Office (320 N. Orange Place.) Call (626) 812-5280 for more information.
Happening in Burbank
November 22 – The Rink (ice skating) opens in downtown Burbank at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Ave. Skaters can enjoy 90 minute sessions. General admission $10. Skate rental $3. Bobby the seal skating aid $6. Rink will stay in place until January 5, 2014.
November 22 – Tropical night at The Castaway (1250 East Harvard Rd.) starting at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Opa Opa playing its tropical music repertoire. $20 at the door. Call (818) 848-3915 for more details.
November 28 – Turkey trot 5K/10K run starts at 8 a.m. benefiting the Burbank Community YMCA’s financial assistance program. Visit www.burbankturkeytrot.com to register or call (818) 845-8551.
Happening in Duarte
November 27 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. at City of Hope’s Cooper Auditorium (1500 E. Duarte Road) featuring Associate Pastor of Monrovia Fellowship Michael Field. $10 general / $8 children and seniors. Call (626) 357-7931 for information.
Happening in El Monte
November 28 – Aeroquatics Turkey Workout from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for floor aerobics and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for water aerobics. Both workouts for $5. Contact front desk at (626) 580-2213 with questions.
Happening in Glendale
November 23 – Speakers from the Los Angeles Opera Speakers Bureau will present a talk about “The Magic Flute” at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Glendale Central Library (222 E. Harvard St.). Free.
November 23 – Afternoon of meatball tasting by local restaurants and fundraising for Glendale’s Rose Float at Deukmejian Wilderness Park (3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta) from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $20.
November 25 – Discussion with author David Misch of his book “The History of Ha! Comedy from Ancient Tricksters to ‘Modern Family'” at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium (222 East Harvard St.) Free
Happening in Los Angeles
November 22 – “The Soul of Jazz” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis will relive favorites as “Use Me Up,” “Nightmoves,” and more. See www.laphil.com
November 23 – Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the East Los Angeles Community College’s Stadium Parking Lot on Floral and Bleakwood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 24 – American Youth Symphony “Elfman Project II” Free concert and symposium at UCLA’s Royce Hall (340 Royce Drive in Westwood). Pre-concert symposium at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Participating will be the American Youth Symphony, Alexander Treger – music director, and David Newman – guest conductor. Information at (310) 470-2332 and www.AYSymphony.org
November 27 – Orquesta Guayacan (Salsa from Colombia) at the Conga Room (800 W. Olympic Blvd). Tickets at https://tickets.congaroom.com/Vidasalsera
Happening in Monrovia
November 22 – Holiday LED Light exchange. SCE customers can exchange incandescent holiday lights for energy efficient LED lights at the Friday Night Festival on Myrtle and Colorado starting at 5 p.m. Bring your SCE bill and one string of lights per household.
November 22 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Doubletree by Hilton (924 W. Huntington Drive) with Speaker Pastor Albert Tate of Fellowship Monrovia. $25 per person buffet breakfast. Call (626) 358-1159 to RSVP.
Happening in Pasadena
November 23 – Pasadena Bar Association’s Pro Bono Clinic at All Saints Church (132 North Euclid Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to members of the community who need legal assistance but lack financial resources to retain a lawyer. Clinic will offer free advice in areas of immigration, criminal, DMV, etc. Call (626) 793-1422 for more information. See www.pasadenabar.org
November 24 – “Architecture in LA” presentation by Charles Phoenix at the Ahmanson Auditorium (1700 Lida St.) at 4 p.m. Live slide show will celebrate Pasadena’s landmarks. $30. Tickets at www.gamblehouse.org
November 28 – Tofurky Trot at Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Drive) from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets range $25 to $30. Event will raise money for local groups supporting plant based diets. Race is 5K open to all levels of physical fitness. See www.tofurky.com or call (800) 508-8100 ext. 19.
November 28 – Thanksgiving dinner in the park at Central Park (219 South Fair Oaks Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This community event provides meals to people who have no other way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Donation is $10. See www.unionstationhs.org
November 28 – Thanksgiving dinner at Pasadena Senior Center (85 East Holly St.) at noon. $12. Turkey feast with all the trimmings. See www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 685-6724.
Happening in Rosemead
Now – Submit a nomination for the City’s home holiday decoration awards in the categories of “Holiday Spirit,” “Best Use of Lights,” “Most Creative,” and “Best Commercial Display.” Deadline is December 11 at 5 p.m. Deliver your nomination to Pat Platt in the Community Development Department at Rosemead City Hall (8838 E. Valley Blvd.)
November 21 – City’s CONNECTIONS Forum at the Public Safety Center (8301 Garvey Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can share your ideas about effective Public Safety programs for 2014. For more information contact Mandy Wong at (626) 569-2168.
Happening in San Gabriel
November 23 – Elite Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky Ballet Gala at 7 p.m. at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 S. Mission Drive). Tickets $28. See www.eliteballettheatre.com
November 24 – MAXT OUT Dance Competition at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 S. Mission Drive) at noon. Tickets $25 adults / $15 ages 3 to 12. See www.maxtoutdance.com Purchase tickets at www.flavorus.com