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Learn Survival Skills, Roll Dice at Casino Night

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Wilderness survival course. (Pacific Palisades Patch file photo).
Wilderness survival course. (Pacific Palisades Patch file photo).
1. Survival skills course

Highland Park Old L.A. Farmers Market Manager Christopher Nyerges is scheduled to teach a practical course in survival skills at Pasadena City College, starting today, Friday, Jan. 24. The course will be taught on five Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Topics include edible and medicinal uses of local wild plants; primitive fire-making techniques; how to find, store and purify water; looking for shelter in the wilderness or in the event of an earthquake; creating and using tools and weapons. To register for the course and inquire about its cost, call the PCC Extension office at (626) 585-7608.

2. Friends of Mount Washington Elementary School Casino Night

The Friends of Mount Washington School is organizing its first-ever fundraising casino night today, Friday, Jan. 24, at the historic Alamo Building, located on 6401 Ruby St. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 a couple. In addition to blackjack, roulette, craps and other games, the casino night includes two VIP poker tournaments limited to only 20 players. For details, call (626) 660-6930 or e-mail Rick Herran at casinonightchair@fomws.org. Childcare will be provided at the Carlin G. Recreation Center fro 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on casino night. Contact Sherri Jacobson for further details about childcare at (323) 225-4960. 

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