UPCOMING CLASSES & PRESENTATIONS

 

March 26, 2022
Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Glendale Community College
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Succulent Superstars: They’re hot! They’re cool!
They’re succulents!

With water conservation in mind, succulents and cacti are more popular than ever. Low maintenance and versatile, they are available everywhere–from specialty websites to supermarkets. But low maintenance is not the same as no maintenance, and some succulents can be as fussy as the most temperamental orchid or fern. Author, educator, and self-confessed plant nerd Sandy Masuo provides some fascinating natural history background about these unique plants as well as basic cultivation information to help you know and grow succulents, and hopefully inspire you to explore this remarkable group of plants. For the workshop, you'll create a succulent planter—cuttings and soil provided; students bring one planter with drainage holes, 10-inches maximum.

Registration:
https://cse.glendale.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=22SCA165

April 23, 2022
Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Westside Extension
West Los Angeles College

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Birdwatching Basics

Do you wish you knew the names of the birds in your backyard? Or the birds you see while hiking? More than a hobby, birding connects you with nature in a fun and inexpensive way. Whether you’re a backpacker or someone who prefers relaxing on the back porch, this beginning birding class can enrich your outdoor experiences. Birding is also a fun way to meet other people who spend time appreciating our feathered friends. Conservationist, author, and educator Sandy Masuo will share natural history and information about birds, techniques for birdwatching, and field guides. Learn how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Plus you’ll discover ways you can get more involved in the birding community. This class is scheduled to take place in person, on campus. Face coverings are required.

April 7, 2022

Thursday

10 a.m.

Burbank Valley Garden Club

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Birdwatching Basics

Do you wish you knew the names of the birds in your backyard? Or the birds you see while hiking? More than a hobby, birding connects you with nature in a fun and inexpensive way. Whether you’re a backpacker or someone who prefers relaxing on the back porch, this beginning birding class can enrich your outdoor experiences. Birding is also a fun way to meet other people who spend time appreciating our feathered friends. Conservationist, author, and educator Sandy Masuo will share natural history and information about birds, techniques for birdwatching, and field guides. Learn how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior as well as tips for attracting birds to your garden. Plus you’ll discover ways you can get more involved in the birding community.

Meeting takes place at

Little White Chapel

1711 N. Avon St.

Burbank, CA 91505

 

May 9, 2022

Monday

10 a.m.

Burbank Valley Garden Club

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Four Tuesday evening meetings: May 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022
7–8:30 p.m.

Glendale Community College

1122 E. Garfield Avenue

Glendale, CA 91205

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Succulent Superstars: They’re hot! They’re cool! They’re succulents!With water conservation in mind, succulents and cacti are more popular than ever. Low maintenance and versatile, they are available everywhere–from specialty websites to supermarkets. But low maintenance is not the same as no maintenance, and some succulents can be as fussy as the most temperamental orchid or fern. Author, educator, and self-confessed plant nerd Sandy Masuo provides some fascinating natural history background about these unique plants as well as basic cultivation information to help you know and grow succulents, and hopefully inspire you to explore this remarkable group of plants.

Meeting takes place at:

Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium

4730 Crystal Springs Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(next to Park Ranger Station)

The Write Stuff: Basic Skills for Effective Prose

Stories are the essence of what makes us human. Through them we share experiences, learn new perspectives, and explore the world around us. With this four-part course, we will delve into writing basics—generating ideas, structuring narrative (fiction and non-fiction), crafting prose, and the revision process. Each evening includes a brief lecture, in class writing exercises and discussions. This workshop will leave you with a firm grasp on the essentials of crafting a compelling story. The goal is to lead you to a finished piece by the end of the workshop. This course requires about one hour outside of class time working on assignments. Sandy Masuo served as a staff editor and writer for a variety of entertainment magazines for more than 15 years. She was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar. In addition to her writing credentials, she holds a Master's Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This class meets in person. Masks are required.

 

Registration: https://cse.glendale.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=22SCA025B