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Perhaps you have heard of it but have never ventured there. Now is your opportunity to discover a treasure in our midst. Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections, and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. During April when we’ve scheduled our discovery, azaleas, camellias, irises, lilacs, native plants and wildflowers, and wisteria will all be blooming madly. We will experience this local treasure with a Descanso docent who will introduce us to the magic and history of the Gardens with an eye to seasonal surprises. Take note, though, that tours are for guests in reasonably good health and capable of a substantial amount of walking. Also, tours are rain or shine so please dress appropriately. Lunch will be on your own at Descanso Café, a casual outdoor dining experience. The Café showcases the season’s best fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farms and gardens, including our own “Nature’s Table” at Descanso Gardens. There will also be time to explore the Descanso Gardens Gift Shop and Plant Patio, a cozy, cedar-beamed complex. The Gift Shop carries items of interest for all visitors: home gardening enthusiasts, landscape and interior designers, horticulturists and plant lovers everywhere. There is also a vast array of garden and nature books for both adults and children. Other merchandise includes an exceptional selection of cards and other gift items such as lovely glassware, ceramics and collectibles. Step-on guide John Powers will prepare you for this discovery with remarks about E. Manchester Boddy, a newspaper magnate who developed the gardens. Depart:  El Camino College lot J (in front of the Marsee auditorium) @ 9:00AM, Return: 4:00PM

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Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $95.00

Instructor : John Powers 

Location : Parking Lot J Location : 
  Parking Lot J.

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Ladies dust off your poodle skirt, guys slick back your hair and get ready for some of the music that made the ‘50s so fabulous!  Mid-century show tunes, Doo Wop, and the birth of rock and roll will transport you back to the juke box at the malt shop. Swoon to the crooners of the day like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, and more. With this show produced by Colorful Songs of Broadway at the beautiful Almansor Court in San Dimas overlooking a lush golf course and lake, you will enjoy a served luncheon of chicken picatta, vegetable pasta, salad, choice of beverage and an ice cream sundae dessert. Before the show and during intermission, you have the opportunity to explore and shop from a variety of vendors. Step-on guide John Powers will prepare you for this getaway with remarks about the 1950s. Depart:  El Camino College lot J (in front of the Marsee auditorium) @ 10:00AM, Return: 5:00PM

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Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 5/18/2017, ending 5/18/2017

Tuition: $155.00

Instructor : John Powers 

Location : Parking Lot J Location : 
  Parking Lot J.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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