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 firstname.lastname@example.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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