It is true, as any cat lover will tell you, that cats can be awesomely attitudinal and incredibly diverse. And ailurophiliac attendees at the 23rd annual CFA All Breed Cat Show on December 12 and 13 will get to see more than 300 felines from 41 breeds, including the sultry Siamese, the smooth-skinned Sphynx, and the pouty-pudgy-faced Persian. And that's just the competition part of this massive feline fete.
Halloween legend has it that on October 31, the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. While some groups focused on chasing away bad spirits with masks and scary props, Latin American and Mexican cultures honor their dead via Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Though first played more than 2,000 years ago by nomadic warriors, polo was officially introduced to the U.S. in 1876 at the prestigious Westchester Polo Club. This “sport of kings” has long been known as a rich man’s game. But America’s first pro polo player was a man of humble means: 1930 Monty Waterbury Cup winner Cecil Smith, a Texas rancher with a 10-goal rating (the highest possible skill ranking given by the United States Polo Association).
If you’ve driven by Camelback Road and 32nd Street lately, you’ve probably noticed that the iconic Molina Jewelers building has been under construction. Eleventh-generation jeweler Alfredo J. Molina has remodeled the space, incorporating a 2,000-square-foot salon with a separate entrance to house Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler, established in 1810.
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates,” inspirational-book author H. Jackson Brown Jr. wrote. “There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backward or sideways.”
Unlike the proverbial rollin' mollusk, you can maintain forward motion on the rink with a little practice. Even if you haven't been anywhere near a pair of skates since the movie “Xanadu” was in theaters, you can still have fun – for free – on Great Skate's 12,900 square-foot skating floor, as the Glendale institution offers a free skate session on Saturday, October 17, in celebration of National Roller Skating Month.
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