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Music in the Garden
Wed., 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.
Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Take part in a lively four-session discussion of books with Civil War themes, including both fiction and non-fiction works by contemporary authors. Judith Palarz is the facilitator. Choose either Series I or II; Series I begins Sept. 12. (The same books will be featured in each series.) Sept.: March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin); Oct.: Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz (paperback release August); Nov.: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart (Vintage); Jan.: The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara (Modern Library hardcover or paperback - not mass market) Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Sept. 19 & Oct. 17
(Wednesdays) 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Artist Nan Rae, author of The Ch’i of the Brush, continues her popular watercolor classes inspired by the art of Chinese brush painting. Each session: $50. Registration: 818-842-6489.
Sept. 5, 12 & 19
(Wednesdays) 2–4 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Al Martinez will lead this three-part writing workshop for writers of all levels and interests. Upon registration, participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample. Members: $150. Non-Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128.