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   San Dimas Press (Newspaper) - June 26, 1975, San Dimas, California                                Local News Office 105 Exchange Place San Dimas Business Phone 626-2465 News Phone 599-1518 Sa#i Dimas Press THE SAN DIMAS PRESS established 1911. Adjudicated, qualified to publish legal advertising THE COMMUNITY-MINDED NEWSPAPER I Sixty-Second Year, No. 51 San Dimas, California, Thursday, June 26, 197S 20 Pages 10 Cents $ Drama workshop for kids Walking through jello By Peggy Olsen -'Imagine this whole room is filled with jello," Gabrielle Rampick suggested to the 100 children crowded into the San Dimas Library conference room. . Some youngsters laughed. Others looked skeptical. But most, using Active imaginations emitted Squeals of delight as they pretended to squish through the shimmering delicacy. "Mine is orange," one child said. "Mine is red. It tastes like strawberry," another countered. Thus, in a drama workshop, Miss Rampick introduced the children to the  idea  that,  in  drama, "Everything is make believe." The program was the first in a series of special activities planned Tuesday .rand Thursday afternoons by ^children's librarian Kay Simonetti. ^The talented young instructor held Sneinterest of the children for more Shan an hour as she instructed them wiggle their way through ^chocolate pudding and turn ^themselves into a human machine. "-".Some slipped on the pudding, 'falling to the floor. Others pretended to eat their way across the room. "The machine was built as one child began to make a sound and a motion. Succeeding children added iheir unique motion, attempting to coordinate it with all others.'Miss Rampick elicited groans, grins and giggles as she directed the machine to speed up - "faster,, faster, faster," then "slow down," finally halting to a complete stop. The pantomime .games are designed to expose the children to creativity, "to use their minds, bodies and imaginations," Miss Rampick said. Each child was asked to use his imagination by adding a bit of plot or dialogue to an original story. One concerned a wolf who lived in a cave, drove a Corvette and had a "whopping" good time at the fair. Children were asked to create a picture depicting their contribution to the story. "I liked making up stories and I think it'd be neat to walk through chocolate pudding," announced Gretchen Long after the event. "I think I'd like to act in plays," mused Kelly Finnigan. "This is the first time we've come, but we'll come again," noted Heather Long. The three young girls had come to the library with their friend, Gabrielle. "She's known us since we were knee high," they said. With enthusiasm they exclaimed, "She takes us on hikes, bike riding, mountain climbing, ice skating, sometimes for a big, giant ice cream cone." Ghosts and Monsters set at SD Library Miss Rampick, who obviously likes younger children, gained invaluable experience as music director for the Diamond Bar Children's Theatre and as a piano teacher. A talented actress, she has appeared in a variety of roles including Evil Eye Fleagle in "L'il Abner," The Artful Dodger in "Oliver" and as Emily in "Our Town." "I'm happy with the way the workshop went. Some children were shy at first, but they came out in the end," she said. Future summer programs promise to be as exciting for youngsters as the one conducted by Miss Rampick, Mrs. Simonetti noted. Films, crafts or special events are scheduled 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through July 22. Children will be especially entranced by naturalist Sue Clark's demonstration of spiders and insects July 1; Jim Martindale's Magic Show, Thursday, July 3; and Tarrididdle Travelers, a theater group from Mt. San Antonio College, July 17. A Paint-A-Sandwich picnic is set for July 22 and the closing party July 23. Story hours are held 11 a.m. lor pre-schoolers and 2 p.m. for school age children each Wednesday. Along with, the summer reading program, "Ghosts and.fMonsters," the special events and story hours are designed "to stimulate pleasure . in reading and familiarity with the library," Mrs. Simonetti concluded. IT'S STICKY - Heather Long (left), Kelly Finnigan and Jean Cater exhibit different reactions as they pretend to walk through a room filled with jello. The drama game was included in a workshop conducted by Gabrielle Rampick'at San Dimas Library last week. (Photo by Pef 11 Olsen) "Ghosts and Monsters" is the theme of this year's Los Angeles �ounty Summer Reading Club, an- Porothy Hawk framed 'Woman Sf the Month' E�rothy Hawk of San Dimas has t recognized by the YW.CA of Greater Pomona Valley as the 'ijftfoman of the Month" for May. S|ie:w�s honored for her outstanding Qpntribution in the field of the performing arts. i'Mrs. Hawk has been a community liaxier for almost 25 years. She gave heitime and talents to the PTA, Boy Starts, Girl Scouts, Little League ajfd' photography. ;Sbe has - spent f';e than 2,000 hours as advisor of San Dimas Community Hospital "Seen Volunteer program and a supportive member of the Hospital iary. San Dimas Coordinating cil, San Dimas Woman's Club, ttma Valley Community Concert gelation, and three Juvenile lation Camps have all taken ad-Utage of her capabilities. nounces Kay Simonetti, children's librarian at San Dimas Library. The program which began this week will continue through July 23. To join, children must read one book. A ghost or monster with each child's name will be placed on the library wall as they progress through four creepy stages, Mrs. Simonetti said. Children unable to read may participate if someone reads five books to them, she said. In addition to the reading dub, many activities are planned for school age children. Tuesdays and Thursdays are designated as club days with films, crafts and special programs. Most begin at 2 p.m. and last for about one hour. Wednesdays are story days with a preschool , story time at U a.m. and another for older children at 2 p.m. Complete stories as well as a continuing one, "How to Eat Fried Worms," will be featured. A crafts program is scheduled Tuesday, June 24 and films will be shown Thursday, June 26. For more information, call the library, 599-6738. Local zoning dispute Planners request News Briefs J ere Planning Commission to meet       The San Dimas Planning Commission will meet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in^hi council chambers, 245 E. Bonita Ave. . 5 By Peggy Olsen Residents grumbled as they left last week's San Dimas Planning Commission meeting still facing the possibility of apartment construction on land located on both sides of Arrow Highway between Lone Hall and Valley Center Aves. Many citizens had protested multiple family zoning for the area at previous meetings. They came hoping their request for an amendment to the general plan allowing continued commercial use would be recommended. Instead, commissioners directed Planning Director Mark Goldberg to prepare a feasibility study incorporating a specific plan for the area. It would allow any type of land use provided conditional use permits were approved and strict development standards met. Although the property is presently designated for commercial use, the general plan calls for multiple family use. Controversy arose when the city initiated a zone change to bring the zoning into conformity with the general plan. Commissioners have consistently expressed concern for the proper balance of commercial, industrial, residential and recreational development within the community. If the 60 acres remain in a commercial zone, they fear the city can't support all commercially zoned areas. However, the commission is faced with the unknown since the problem hinges on whether or not the city attracts a regional shopping center, Goldberg said. City officials and Vera Dunning, owner of a 50-acre parcel east of the property being considered, have attempted to attract a regional shopping center in San Dimas. Commissioners don't want to preclude the possibility of "ancillary commercial" development on the 60 acres if Mrs. Dunning's property is finally developed. Graham Stubblef ield, representative for Larry Smith and Associates, who prepared a market survey for the city last year, said a shopping center could be located on the Dunning property by 1980. Developer Michael Blake also said the property could be developed if imagination were used, but insisted that a major regional center would require 100 acres. Both men said a larger population base and more buying power are needed before major department stores will consider locating here. Jim Halferty of Coldwell Banker declared the 50-acre Dunning property would be adequate for a center. "It is unique because of the freeway access," he said. Commissioners deliberated for more thw> an hour before reaching their decision to consider a specific plan. AJ| said they could ngt support strip commercial developm^t, but wishes to allow for (he potability of a planned j^�prclal ospj^r. Ttay also agreed flexibility should be .maintained In the ar^a because of economic conditions, Goldberg saW his specific plan study will consider two allej-oMlYw. "We will confer the impjoi pn.the urea if the regional-'UiImwb'" .emtw) goes and if #e, - Goldberg will nr^MlJiBOit to #0 wm^^-M mim 1 Bonita School Board The Bonita Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet 7:30 p.mi Tuesday in the Education Center, 115 W. Allen Ave., San Dimas.        � 'A Sound of a Smile' Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum has announced that the county will place its educational film, "A Sound of a Smile," in the Saf Dimas City Hall, 245 E. Bonita Ave., through June. * The 12-minute color film depicts the creation and development of Frank G. Bonelli Park and the recreational facilities now available there. The filnr is self-contained and self-operated at the flip of a switch in its own viewing box. ' J "-dj "The film will be placed throughout the county at city halls, county libraries and other public and private institutions where the public will haw* a chance to view it," Schabarum said. "We will try in the future to schedule the film at a different location every two weeks." ;| Kundalini Yoga class  The La Verne - San Dimas Open Door, a youth and community servicf agency, will sponsor a Kundalini Yoga class 11 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays June 23-Aug. 27. Classes will be held at the Open Door, 2337J$| St., La Verne. Fees are $5 for the 10-week course or 50 cents per session, pM. more information, call 593-8611. , \M Library speaker "The Mission Trails, of North America" will be the topic of guest speajpp James McClung at the annual meeting of The Friends of the Library 7;|M p.m. Monday, June 30 at the San Dimas Library, 145 N. Walnut Ave. A literary critic and garden columnist for a mid-Western newspape�j McClung is writing a book on the mission trails. .f.p Election'of officers for the 1975-76 year will also be held. The nominating cpmmittee has selected Catherine Fugitt, president; Jay Fugitt, vice prej}B dent; Barbara DeBernardd, secretary; Dorothy Downs, treasurer; anjp Josephine Wright, Maxine Terrell, Mary Conant, Paula Enriquez and Jackif Stupke, directors. Additional nominations may be made from the floor wit' the consent of the nominee. Home decorating Registrations are still being accepted for the Home Decorating Classes^ offered for the first time by the San Dimas Recreation Department in coufe junction with Levitz Furniture- Two 3-week sessions wiU be held at the Levits warehouse and showroQip: in San Dimas. The first group is set 9-10:30 a.m. July 10,17 and 24, ThftJMg cond will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 7,14 and 21. There is no charge for the program. For more information call thj� Recreation Department, 59H7J3. 'Sounds of Yqung Hawaii' "Sounds of Young Hawaii," a group os 31 sjnaers, will join Citrus Coll Singers in the "Salute to America" program 8 p.m. Friday and Saturda the Citrus .College Auditorium. The Hawaiian singing group is directed by SWgeru Hotoke, cbairi the Fwe Ar^D^p^rtrnent, Kallua High School, Honolulu. The singers HawaU June W, to begin a 6^d�y world tour, and wll appear In M&lco Canada before performing at Citjuj, ' �JMid|3. For m^ejirmj^i Qrmm$mm Mm mm   

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