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L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

Join us for an evening with L.A. Opera in The Huntington Art Gallery. A master of orchestral writing, Benjamin Britten wrote some of the most important classical music of the twentieth century. To honor the 2013 centenary of the British composer, James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, will discuss the music and artistic legacy […]

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce. Vegetable gardens  enhance the appearance of any  yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This class focuses […]

Chocolate-Tahini Timbales

Chocolate-Tahini Timbales

Thank you to Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology and author of Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living for sharing his recipe with us. Makes 2 dozen Überchef Thomas Keller, who popularized these little chocolate morsels, calls them “Bouchons,” which is French for “corks.” This variation involves using a velvety […]

Winter Wonderland Lego Camp

Winter Wonderland Lego Camp

What would your child create with access to over 100,000 legos? Play-Well TEKnologies is presiding over a Winter Wonderland Lego Camp beginning Monday, December 30th and continuing through January 3rd. Apply engineering, architecture, and creativity to…build motorized contraptions like snowmobiles, gondolas, and more. Morning hours are reserved for 5- to 6-year-olds, while the 1-4 p.m. […]

Pure Vegan

Pure Vegan

“Pure Vegan seems to have developed a following with the vegetable-curious, eaters interested in integrating more plants into their diet without going cold-turkey (sorry for the meat pun). If the book can inspire existing vegans as well as vegan-curious, I’ve done my job.” So says Joseph Shuldiner, author of Pure Vegan:  70 Recipes for Beautiful […]

Torshi for You

Torshi for You

“Torshi,” Gilda Moshir says,” is a Persian word and it means ‘something sour, tart, and pickled.’” Moshir will be selling her handmade torshi at this Saturday’s holiday boutique at the South Pasadena Women’s Club. “My torshi’s are produced in small batches at the Chef’s Center—a commercial kitchen in Pasadena. I don’t use any preservatives in […]

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Create new uses for recycled items in your own garden. Join master gardener Yvonne Savio and pick up recycling, reusing, and repurposing tips. Savio is Master Gardener Coordinator at University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County located in Alhambra. Her area of expertise is urban agriculture and local and regional food systems. The goal […]

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena presents their Christmas store this Saturday with 20 vendors selling handcrafted toys, jewelry, bath “luxuries,” candles, and decorative seasonal items. Their dining room will offer a Club-cooked lunch for $7 and guests are welcome to purchase home-baked sweets and treats. Guests may bid in their silent auction and participate […]

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Trees are lighting up! 21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6 p.m. Lighting up the 80 ft. tall, 50-year-old CA Redwood Children’s choirs from various schools, Santa, treats, crafts & snow Wells Fargo parking lot, 3250 Glendale Blvd. AtwaterChamber.org Pasadena Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pas. City Hall, […]

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Non-italicized text courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. Long before the Industrial Revolution made modern aerospace technology possible, early aspiration of flight began with the kite, an item that epitomizes the intersection of science and artistry. As weapons during war and as recreation during peacetime, they have inspired leaps of the imagination and humankind’s leap […]

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