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2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

Trick or treating, movies, a Fall Fest, and a Mad Monster Party. It’s Halloween 2015. In case plans are still in flux, here are a few options… Tricks, a Flick & (Free) Family Pix, Saturday, Oct. 31st, 5-8 p.m. One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. One Colorado in Old Pasadena welcomes costumed kids to meet […]

Fabulous Fashions

Fabulous Fashions

At one point in time, from the mid-1890s, women donned, worked, entertained, and paraded in dresses with sleeves in the shape of a leg of lamb. Leg o’ mutton sleeves they were, and apparently the size of the top-leg part of the sleeve continued to balloon in size until finally falling out of favor around […]

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

It’s described as “part sculpture class, part active meditation.” How would that work exactly? Come immerse and relax in the practice of kikezuri, the art of Japanese woodcarving. This hands-on class is led by master woodcarver Yo Takimoto. Open to all ages and skill levels.   Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Descanso […]

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

We’ve been told that the fall is an excellent time for planting California native plants. Since we can hardly keep a cactus alive, perhaps we should join the crowd and load up on salvias, ceanothus, irises, and leucadendrons at this the Huntington’s Fall Plant Sale, October 23-25. A large assortment of water-wise Australian plants will […]

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

The Pasadena Museum of California Art continues to celebrate Sister Corita Kent and her meaningful art with “Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas” on October 24. Create banners and wearable art with Corrie Siegel, Education Manager at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and participate in a Corita-inspired “Happening.” The celebration features a musical performance by […]

Stephanie Walks

Stephanie Walks

From Arlington Garden to a 7-11, Stephanie Armetta Clements walks. Altadena, Pasadena; wherever her legs carry her. We thank Stephanie for sharing her “walking” photos with Hometown Pasadena.   ~~~   Stephanie Armetta Clements is a thirty-year resident of Pasadena and a landscape architect. She loves street photography and early morning walks, especially in public […]

Giftcrafting at IDT

Giftcrafting at IDT

It’s a workshop. It’s hands-on, and it’s all about food. Some would deem this nirvana (with all of the fun and none of the hassle, i.e., the cycle of reincarnation and working off bad karma). For this near-nirvana experience, Director Joseph Shuldiner and the Institute of Domestic Technology present “Giftcrafting” on November 21. Four 1-hour […]

“The Provocative 15th Century”

“The Provocative 15th Century”

Libraries were being founded in France, Italy, Persia, and England. Johannes Gutenberg has set up his movable type printing press “as a commercial operation” in Mainz, Germany and five years later, in 1455, he completes “the first major book printed in movable type in the West,” the Gutenberg Bible. William Caxton sets up the first […]

Urban Girl Supper Club

Urban Girl Supper Club

Urban Kitchen of South Pasadena teams up with Girl Friday for a Sunday afternoon of wine and cooking. What could be a more perfect way to phase out the weekend? On October 25, the newly born Urban Girl Supper Club invites folks to come sip wine, listen to music, and learn from classically-trained chef and […]

Huntington Orchid Show 2015

Huntington Orchid Show 2015

We were not huge orchid fans until we visit an orchid farm in New Zealand (way back in 1986) and got a tour and a rundown on the intense care that’s needed to produce these plants and fascinating flowers. Over 22,000 species in 880 genera make up the Orchidaceae family, which is among the largest […]

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