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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A woman was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon in Uptown Whittier, near the Christian Science Reading room at Bailey Street and Greenleaf Avenue, authorities said. Whittier police Sgt. Kent Miller said at about 3:05 p.m. a young man with a knife approached the victim and demanded money. The woman gave the robber money and was not hurt. No immediate arrest was made Wednesday, Miller said. Auditions for Irish play announced WHITTIER – Whittier Community Theater will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 for Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa.” The auditions will be in the Whittier Center Theater, 7630 Washington Ave. The play, directed by Regan Hunter, is about the five Mundy sisters who live in 1930s Ireland. Regan says that Irish accents are a must for those auditioning. The character parts are Kate, a 50-ish school teacher; Maggie, a 40-ish, fun-loving homemaker; Agnes, in her 40s, quiet and serious; Rose, 30-ish but mentally much younger; Chris, the youngest; Father Jack, their older brother; Gerry, 30s, Michael’s Welsh father; and Michael, the narrator of the story. For more information about the play, contact [email protected] Family bingo night set for Friday WHITTIER – All are welcome for family night bingo at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Posada Whittier, 8120 S. Painter Ave. People can play for $1 and there is a $30 jackpot. Snacks will be served and there also will be a door prize. For more information, call (562) 903-1570. Children learn bowling basics LA MIRADA – The city is now offering bowling classes for youths. Students will learn the basics of bowling with bumpers to prevent gutter balls and provide a positive experience. The class is available to children ages 3 to 8 and will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4 p.m. The learn-to-bowl class will teach students proper etiquette, bowling basics, stance, approach and delivery. The class, for students ages 8 to 15, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning in January. Classes will be held for 10 weeks at Friendly Hills Lanes in Whittier. Registration for bumper bowling is $47 and registration for beginning bowling is $43. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Skating lessons now being offered LA MIRADA – Adults can learn to glide on ice like the professionals do in an adult ice-skating class that will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Norwalk Ice Rink. Students will learn basic skating skills – gliding, skating forward and backward, stopping and spinning. The classes will begin Jan. 14. Registration for the five-week class costs $37. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Take a gamble with steak dinner SANTA FE SPRINGS – A steak dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road. A Kenny Rogers impersonator will perform. The cost is $7.95, and all proceeds will benefit veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. From staff reportslast_img read more