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May Repair Café

May Repair Café

Repair Café is ON for May 3, Saturday, 11-5, in Memorial Park at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival! And we will be OFF the grid!  Repair Café is a monthly meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired. We are a member of the Repair Café Foundation, which was founded in The Netherlands [...]

Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

In 1926 23 houses were built on La Solana Drive as “a residential connection to the nearby golf and country club.” While every house on the street has a red tile roof, white Mediterranean-style exteriors, 12-inch thick walls and hardwood floors, no two floor plans are alike. In 1926, the purchase of a house on [...]

It’s a Big Night Out

It’s a Big Night Out

Start your evening of fine dining at the 12,000 square foot Stratford Manor, a French Normandy estate situated on 4 acres in La Cañada-Flintridge that has a “woodsy backyard with several bridges” and “a breathtaking view of the San Gabriel Mountain Range.” Chat, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, peruse the silent auction, raise your hand [...]

My Mother’s Voice

My Mother’s Voice

“Becoming an orphan after losing her family in the Armenian Genocide, my mother took a chance that the man in the picture would make a good husband…” The Armenian Genocide was a planned campaign by the Young Turk government to annihilate the Christian Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Embarked upon in 1915, during WWI, [...]

REDCAT for Kids

REDCAT for Kids

The arts center is called REDCAT and stands for the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, operating within the Disney Concert Hall complex. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery, and lively civid discourse. (Redcat.org) But, what about fun? Fun comes in the manner of [...]

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the Bard’s 450th birthday on April [...]

Share Faire at Farnsworth

Share Faire at Farnsworth

It started as a few neighbors (3 miles above Pasadena, in the foothills) who had too much fruit all at one time. We set up a fruit stand and sold blackberries to passers by. We were amazed at the generosity of our neighbors, who liked to stay and chat, and even return with their own [...]

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Clients may pick up a grocery cart full of food, sized for each family. Food is distributed six times a week. Homebound seniors and disabled clients receive food packages in eleven different cities. One hundred-fifty to 180 bag lunches that are substantial enough to last two days are distributed to the homeless or people who [...]

World Book Night

World Book Night

At the 2010 Book Industry Conference in London, a round table discussion came up with an intriguing and ambitious concept:  what if bibliophiles shared their favorite books with people who don’t regularly read? As a result, World Book Night was born. Authors of selected books waive royalty fees so WBN can afford to print editions that [...]

How the West Was Really Won

How the West Was Really Won

Altadena Heritage continues its Water Series on Thursday, April 17th, with a dramatic film and a short documentary, which “will tell the story of our area’s earliest water development.” Altadena historian Michele Zack will present Eaton’s Water, based on her short story about the trials of local hero Benjamin Eaton in bringing water, beginning in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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