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Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Once again, we’re pushing the boundaries of San Gabriel Valley, but how can we not when this Saturday’s the 8th annual Frogtown Artwalk? The three As (a rip off of the three Rs concept) are artists, artisans, and architects. These creators, inventors and explorers of Elysian Valley (a.k.a. Frogtown) inhabit the industrial buildings that run [...]

PMH Seeking Volunteers

PMH Seeking Volunteers

The Pasadena Museum of History is calling all volunteers (or want-to-be volunteers): Each year thousands of third and fourth-grade students come to Pasadena History Museum to take advantage of unique programs exploring the history and art of the western San Gabriel Valley. These learning experiences are especially memorable because they take place in historic Fenyes [...]

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

“The concepts of fair trade can be woven into social studies, business, mathematics, civics, humanities, (and) art and home economic classes,” says Sam Bills, manager of Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena. Ten Thousand Villages, wanting to show its appreciation for teachers, is hosting a free in-store workshop with speakers and a short film on fair trade. [...]

Flea Market for Kids

Flea Market for Kids

Has that little one of yours been trying to sell his sister again? Are the twins competing to see who can make the “best” cereal bowl, dragon, or vase (for mom) in ceramics class? Does your suddenly serious ten-year-old sneak paper into the pages of his textbook so that he can continue working on his [...]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also [...]

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

Fiore’s Divine Roast Chicken Sandwich

We cannot thank Bill and Anne Disselhorst enough for sharing with Hometown Pasadena readers their recipe for the absolutely divine roast chicken sandwich. They have released a delectable treasure unto the world. Ingredients: One 4.5 pound whole chicken Olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper Chicken broth Homemade Fiore bread (recipe below) Mayonnaise Burrata cheese [...]

Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

“The sign of a good gumbo is, when you bite into it, it should bite back.” So says the folks how produce the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in New Orleans. If you’re not able to travel to the city known for beignets, éttouffée, Po’boys, crawfish, and jambalaya; Bourbon Street and the French Quarter; the enigmatic [...]

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

It’s harvest season and Kidspace is lookin’ for li’l farmers. “Plants games” will be going on in the Nature Exchange, as well as butter making, nature art creating, barnyard boogieing, and spinning wool. For anyone who gets the yen, they can play the gutbucket and washtub bass or else head to the petting zoo, open [...]

A Musical Legacy

A Musical Legacy

The names of the time were there: Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, James Baldwin, even Charles Heston. And the musicians: Josephine Baker; Lena Horne; 22-year-old Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul & Mary. August 28th, 1963. The March on Washington. “I have a dream today!” roared Martin Luther King, Junior. To commemorate [...]

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Lake Avenue Church is hosting a “Chili Cook-Off” and somehow this will be paired with a Classic Car Night. Classic cars and chili? With the temperature predicted to hit 91 degrees on Friday, August 23rd, the heat of a good chili may actually cool the body down. Anyone with a favorite chili recipe can entry [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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