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Note Left on the Bedpost

Note Left on the Bedpost

Note Left on the Bedpost  For My Ordinary Icarus By Lynne Thompson   From more than my balcony, you leap—patchouli in air, hymn like a wheel, a fiction turned hurricane on an atoll. You are ever-young, hair slicked from your temples. You are color and no color and a pyre and more harming than harmed. [...]

Social Landscapes: Closing Reception

Social Landscapes:  Closing Reception

Katya Khan’s month-long project, Sculpting Social Landscapes will have its closing event this Saturday, March 8th, 11-1 p.m. The public is invited to explore all five elements of the installation: the labyrinth, planted grasses, sculpted mounds, an adobe hut, and flexing one’s sense of touch with “loose parts.” Address:  730 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, [...]

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

A Literary Salon with Gold (Jonathan)

“To seek, honor, and reflect on multiple viewpoints in order to broaden understanding and solve problems.” This is the Sequoyah School’s definition of perspective, one of the seven “Habits of Mind,” which are set as goals for each student and member of their community. Habits of Mind are described as “best practices,” aiming to “challenge [...]

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

Women at Work Founder’s Challenge

How Money Works, Introduction to Accounting, Applying Quickbooks, and So You Want to Be a Substitute Teacher; these are just a few of the many workshops that Women at Work offer to men and women who are unemployed and looking for a job, new skills, or even a completely new path. In 2013, two thousand [...]

A Cactus Birthday

A Cactus Birthday

For nine years Sandra Mastroianni has been hanging and hustling, organizing and managing, networking and promoting. Her outlet:  Cactus Gallery. Her motivation:  to exhibit and sell traditional, outsider, and folk art; loyally promoting and supporting the artists who create it. Names you’ve heard before in these pages, such as Mavis Leahy, Janet Olenik, Oscar Rosales, [...]

Communal DIY Bread Bake

Communal DIY Bread Bake

(Text thanks to Joseph Shuldiner, Director of Institute of Domestic Technology) Join the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Bread Bakers, and the Institute of Domestic Technology as they continue to invigorate the Southern California handmade bread movement. Through the grassroots efforts of a new crop of home bakers and a handful of new entrepreneurs, bread [...]

Granola

Granola

From Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe by Christine Moore: My mom made granola for us as kids growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s. All we wanted was Cap’n Crunch. Thanks, Mom, for always being on the cutting edge—and for taking us to Woodstock. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-light olive oil ½ cup brown sugar ½ [...]

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of a typical household’s water is used to irrigate the landscape? The City of South Pasadena is hosting water wise landscape workshops to help you use water more efficiently outside your home. (SouthPasadenaCA.gov) The City of South Pasadena is offering free workshops to people wanting to have a water-wise lawn. The [...]

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

Susan Egan at Arcadia Perf. Arts Ctr.

She was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast. She was critically acclaimed as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret and she is Broadway’s latest Thoroughly Modern Millie. “She” is Susan Egan who will be performing Saturday, March 1st at the new Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. Egan will be singing [...]

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Native plant gardener, horticulturist, speaker, and blogger at Weeding Wild Suburbia, Barbara Eisenstein will lead a family field trip through the Arroyo Seco-South to celebrate Arbor Day. Discover “secrets” of the native trees, plants, and wildlife in South Pasadena’s Woodland and Wildlife Park. The park at Pasadena Avenue just before the York Boulevard Bridge has [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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