Mesa Robles School in Hacienda Heights will hold its eighth annual “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser on Friday. Students will raise money for the American Heart Association.
This is the 30th anniversary of the national Jump Rope for Heart, which engages elementary students in a physical activity while raising money to support lifesaving heart and stroke research and education.
Since 1978, Jump Rope for Heart had raised more than $703 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke.
There is an educational component as well. The students learn healthy heart habits including a proper diet and exercise. The American Heart Association had an assembly on Jan. 16, bringing materials and jump ropes.
Ken Cooper will offer an architectural painting workshop on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Homestead Museum in Industry.
The workshop includes a lecture, walk-through of the historic site, one-on-one tutorials and demonstrations of watercolor techniques. Artists will have the opportunity to create their own masterpiece.
Participants will need the following materials: watercolor paints (cakes or tubes), watercolor brushes (at least two with good points), water jars, a minimum of one sheet of watercolor paper (up to 22 in. x 30 in.), drawing pencils and erasers, straight edges (including a 45 triangle), surface for the mixing of paint, drawing board, and a digital camera (if possible)
Space is limited to a dozen artists, so reservations are recommended.
Workshop fees for both days are $40 for adults and $30 for students, teachers, and seniors.
Bring your own lunch, or order a box lunch for a small fee.
To register, or for more information, call (626) 968-8492.
The Homestead Museum is located at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry.
With the New Year, it’s time to get in shape and eat healthier.
Carolyn Rosas Park Fitness Center offers free diet and exercise classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Instructor Camilo Ramirez teaches the course on how to eat nutritious foods. Exercise enhances overall health.
Classes are ongoing, so drop by for these organized fitness work-outs with weights and exercise equipment. Children 8 years old and up are taught from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., with adult classes from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The center is at 18500 Farjardo St., Rowland Heights. For information, call (626) 854 -5557.
Teens from Hacienda and Rowland Heights spent a week at the YMCA Camp in Big Bear courtesy of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department. The kids had a great time snowboarding, sledding and snowman making.
They also used the high rope course, above, and got a chance to try their hand at archery and riflery.