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THE HOMETOWN GUIDE : Beverly Hills a la Carte: : Out and About

December 08, 1985

Activities:

Beverly Hills Adult School. Day and evening classes include art, literature, foreign languages and cooking. Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive. To register, contact the Beverly Hills Adult School Office, 255 S. Lasky Drive, (213) 277-4747.

Beverly Hills Senior Adult Assn. Activities, classes, lectures, lunch program and trips available to residents over age 50. Roxbury Center, Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, (213) 550-4761. Monday-Friday.

Beverly Hills Volunteer Program. Part- and full-time positions for special events and ongoing programs. Must be age 15 or over. Department of Recreation and Parks, (213) 550-4761.

Libraries:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Film research library and rotating exhibits open to public; 8949 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 278-4313. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beverly Hills Public Library. Children's reading and cultural programs, lectures, concerts and screenings; 444 N. Rexford Drive, (213) 550-4721. Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday noon-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Recreation:

Beverly Gardens Park. Jogging trail, walking path, theme gardens; 9101-9791 Santa Monica Blvd. and 9841-9881 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills Family Y. Aerobics, water aerobics, basketball, fitness programs, pool, sauna, volleyball, three weight rooms. Adult membership $235 a year, children 6-17 $88 a year. Free exercise, use of sauna and pool for senior citizens; free fitness aerobics program for the disabled. Available to members and non-members for varying fees: after-school program in which children are picked up at school and taken to Y for structured activities; classes in karate, life-saving, self-defense, scuba diving, swimming; summer day camp, water exercise for arthritis sufferers; 9930 Santa Monica Blvd., (213) 553-0731.

Beverly Hills High School. Six public tennis courts; 241 Moreno Drive, (213) 550-4979. Open Monday-Friday after school, Saturday-Sunday all day.

City of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Department. Adult sports (basketball, volleyball), dog obedience training, exercise and dance classes, outdoor education, tennis instruction for adults and juniors, workshops and classes for all ages. At various locations. (213) 550-4864.

The Cactus Garden. Cacti and succulents from around the world. Santa Monica Boulevard between Camden and Bedford drives.

Coldwater Canyon Park. Children's play area, gazebo, jogging track; 1100 N. Beverly Drive and 1110 Coldwater Canyon Drive, (213) 550-4864.

Greystone Park. Fishpond, formal gardens, Greystone Mansion (built at a cost of $4,000,000 in 1928), tours of grounds including pools, stables, fountains, panoramic views; 905 Loma Vista Drive, (213) 550-4796. Grounds open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

La Cienega Park. Baseball field, basketball courts, children's play area, community center, picnic area, putting green, soccer field, four tennis courts; 8400 Gregory Way, (213) 550-4625.

La Cienega Reservoir Tennis Complex. 11 courts, 300 S. Le Doux Road, (213) 550-4767.

Will Rogers Park. Fishponds, formal garden, fountains; 9650 Sunset Blvd.

Roxbury Park. Baseball diamond, basketball courts, children's play area, community center, lawn bowling, picnic area, putting green, soccer field, senior citizens center, four tennis courts; 471 S. Roxbury Drive, (213) 550-4761.

Virginia Robinson Gardens. L.A. County docents conduct 1 1/2-hour tours of the six-acre estate Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., $3 adults, $2.25 for those over 62 and children 5-17. For reservations and location, telephone (818) 446-8251.

Theaters:

Beverly Hills Playhouse. Acting students perform full range of productions, including dramas, comedies, musical revues, children's shows; 254 S. Robertson Blvd., (213) 652-6483.

Beverly Theatre. Children's programs, comedy, concerts, films, taped sports events; 9404 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 274-7106; box office (213) 274-5865.

L.A. Stage Company West. Dramas, comedies and music; 205 N. Canon Drive, (213) 859-2646; box office (213) 859-2644.

Theatre 40. Classical and contemporary theater; 241 S. Moreno Drive, (213) 277-4221 or (213) 450-8289.

Wilshire Theatre. Comedies, dramas and musicals; 8440 Wilshire Blvd., (213) 410-1062.

Annual Events

March

St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bands, floats, novelty acts, a green elephant, and Gene Kelly as 1986 grand marshal. Route begins at City Hall, 450 N. Crescent Drive, follows North Rodeo Drive to Wilshire Boulevard to Little Santa Monica Boulevard.

April

Beverly Hills Wheelchair Tennis Classic. Tournament open to youths and adults of all levels sanctioned by the National Wheelchair Tennis Players Assn. Singles $12, doubles $15. La Cienega Reservoir Tennis Complex, 311 S. La Cienega Blvd., (213) 550-4765.

May

"Affaire in the Gardens" art show. Outdoor display of arts and crafts by more than 200 West Coast artists. Third weekend of the month. Free. Beverly Gardens Park, Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Crescent drives, (213) 550-4816 or 550-4864.

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