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Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Appearing this Saturday night at the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's Summer concert series in Farnsworth Park is Afro-Cuban percussionist Melena.  Concert starts at 7 PM. Melena, born in Havana Cuba, has mastered the traditional rhythms that have traveled from Africa to Cuba, to the dance floors of America. Her Afro/Cuban sound is a conversation [...]

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

PSN ed reporter Caroline An looks at the decision Aveson Charter School must make.  Neighborhood concerns put the kibosh on housing an elementary AND high school at the site after the coming school year, so Aveson leadership needs to decide on their next move. (The article seems to imply that the high school component has [...]

Skies above: ISS & Shuttle tonight

Skies above:  ISS & Shuttle tonight

Chris Considine, the Skywatcher (insert dramatic music here — he needs a theme song) tells us that the space shuttle will be chasing the International Space Station in the skies above Altadena starting at about 8:44 tonight. Chris reports: 13 PEOPLE are now orbiting the earth…quite exciting. Go to AltadenaBlog

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

As part of the Altadena Library's summer activities for teens, "FOODtastic!! Express yourself with food" 
is going on this Thurs., July 30, at 4 PM — but not at the library — at the Altadena Community Center , 730 E Altadena Dr. Go to AltadenaBlog

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Drill down into today's Citybeat section of the Pasadena Star-News to find that Aveson Charter School will be moving out of the Noyes school building at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.  PSN cites neighbors complaints about excessive noise, which probably helped put the kibosh on Aveson's plans to expand to a K-12 program.  [...]

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

A little out of our borders, but Altadena artist Heather Morrow will be leading a class, "Flower Power Painting," on Sat., Aug 1, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM  at the Heart & Soul Healing Art Center, 1167 North Lake Ave., Pasadena. Come discover your Creative Soul and awaken your artistic spirit. In this workshop, we will painting [...]

Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival

Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival

A modest but enthusiastic crowd showed up at Loma Alta Park today for the first Altadena Music and Arts Festival.  Besides the booths featuring the work of local artisans, the stage was alive with local musicians.  Here, the Pirates of the Black Swan perform their nautical peg-leg pop. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Jazz trumpter Elliott Caine and his group filled the night with music in the Altadena Sherrif's Support Group Concert Series at Farnsworth Park last night.  Bill Westphal was there to capture the magic. And, Bill tells us: I'd like to add that Elliott Caine finished his last set with the title track from his latest [...]

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

The Los Angeles County Fire Dept. is sponsoring a "fire expo" on Sat., Aug. 8, from 10 AM – 2 PM.  The expo will be held at Memorial Park in La Canada Flintridge.  Click on the flyer for more details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Yes, that Carol Channing, star of Broadway, who will present an unplugged evening on Sun., Sept. 6, in a benefit for Altadena Community Church's Roof Repair Fund at the church, 943 E. Altadena Drive. Full details are here, but here are the highlights: An unplugged evening that follows a simple format, as Carol Channing offers [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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