Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For information, call (818) 248-9668.
Pasadena Women’s Connection — July 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ALOHA! Luncheon, Fashion Show Luncheon and Program will be held at the Brookside Country Club , 1133 N. Rosemont, Pasadena. Featuring Hawaiian based Jams World clothing that is expressive and artistic and well-loved for its color and comfort. Ideal for resort wear, beach attire travel, leisure, lounging and just plain fun. Judith Scharfenberg, writer and speaker featured in Teaching Today, will talk about “How to Have Secure Families in a Shaky World.” VIP seating for guests in Hawaiian attire. Tickets are $18. For information or reservations call Margaret at (626) 574-0251 or Freda (626) 798-0978.
Chamber Music & Wine Series — June 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Orchestras of Pasadena and Patina Catering team up at Descanso’s historic Boddy House for a Chamber Music & Wine Series. Meet the musicians of the Orchestras of Pasadena at these intimate evening events where you can watch the sun set, enjoy beautiful music, and savor fine wines and food on the scenic Boddy Terrace. The performers will talk about each evening’s program while a sommelier guides guests through three wine selections. Small, plated dishes will accompany the wine. Other events take place on Sunday, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 28. Fees are: $65 per person. Reservations and advanced payment are required. Call (626) 793-7172, Ext. 3050.
Wine Tasting — July 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The third event in Patina’s popular Summer Wine-Tasting series at Descanso Gardens. The theme is “Hot Nights, Cool Crisp Whites” and features Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio paired with tapas to complement the flavors.