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first_imgVisitors are invited to volunteer and learn about the tasks necessary to maintain an organic farm. A free cooking demonstration is also slated. The event is free and open to all ages, although children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 18 must also have signed parental consent. For more information, call (626) 523-6489. For directions to the farm, visit Singing classes offered weekly WHITTIER – Adult vocal development classes are offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the music room at Pioneer High School, 10800 E. Benovan St. The class develops articulation, projection, stage presence, solo, group and ensemble singing. The instruction will include several styles of music including jazz, classic and contemporary. Cost to register is $35. The class will run through June 12. For more information, call (562) 698-8121. Darfur to be discussed at event NORWALK – Cerritos College will hold a discussion about the Darfur conflict in western Sudan from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 23 in Room 155 of the Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The event is aimed at educating the public about the genocide occurring in Sudan. United Nations representative Peter Jackson will also make a presentation. The discussion will be broadcasted live through the California Community College Satellite Television and online at For more information, contact John Haas by e-mail at [email protected], or call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2726. College senior wins math award WHITTIER – Whittier College senior Jacquelyn Rische, a math major, recently earned an award during the 2007 Joint Mathematical Meetings in New Orleans, school officials said. Rische’s project, “Algebraic Interleavers in Turbo Codes,” was among the top-scoring presentations. For the project, she collaborated with two fellow research partners from the Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! subject of seminar LA HABRA – Assemblyman Bob Huff and city Mayor James Gomez will host a seminar from 6 to 8:30p.m. April 19 at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., to discuss protecting children from online predators. For more information, Leia Hernandez, (909) 860-5560 Earth Day event focuses on farming SOUTH EL MONTE – Earthworks Community Farm and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold an Earth Day celebration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 1210 Lerma Road. LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Library, 13800 La Mirada Blvd., will host “Opera Tales” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The free program highlights the opera’s combination of story and music and features the music of Mozart. L.A. Opera singers will perform arias and act out key scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute.” For more information, call (562) 943-0277. Online predators last_img read more