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Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Digging Deeper at Kidspace

Kids can take their first steps toward becoming apaleontologists by brushing though recycled SAFDEK to uncover plant and animal fossils. Children of all ages can try to identify fossils from an Albertosaurus, Archaeopteryx, or the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. Daily “Fossil Hunt” explorations teach kids how to identify different fossil types like Trace, Cast, and True Form [...]

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

In honor of the 2nd officially recognized Fred Korematsu Day Pasadena and, in his words, to highlight that “even in times of crisis, we must guard against prejudice and keep uppermost our commitment to law and justice,” Ellen Snortland shares a camp story. Back in the 1970’s, I rented my home in McArthur Park to a [...]

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

The “art” of romance. An exhibition for the romantically inclined. The Folk Tree hosts 70 artists who will be displaying “small scale decorative and whimsical objects to emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love.” It’s the 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition and the show will have paintings, ceramics, fiberwork with handstitching, [...]

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Brass Quintet & Guitar Trio

Two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone, and a tuba. Pasadena Presbyterian Church celebrates 20 years of their Ensemble-in-Residence program with an “eclectic concert” this Saturday. The Modern Brass Quintet, consisting of Marissa Benedict and Dan Rosenboom (trumpets), Dylan Hart (horn), Steve Suminski (trombone), and Doug Tornquist (tuba) will perform in the church’s sanctuary, playing [...]

Caregiver? Managing Stress

Caregiver? Managing Stress

A workshop to assist caregivers avoid or reduce stress will be given at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The workshop is free. The workshop will help caregivers identify the signs of poor work-life balance, offer tips and strategies to help ease caregiving duties, suggest employer [...]

Robotic Radiosurgery

Robotic Radiosurgery

  Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community is hosting a workshop this coming Tuesday, January 22nd. Learn about a robotic radiosurgery system developed by Dr. Albert Mak. The CyberKnife system is a method of delivering radiotherapy, with the intention of targeting treatment more accurately than standard radiotherapy. The two main elements of the CyberKnife are (1) the radiation [...]

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

This gala, there seemed to be one every few months, was for Cleft Palates in Peru. Tickets to toss a bean bag, throw darts at balloons or whack a mole were ten dollars. But, after a fifty dollar admission, drinks were free. Everybody had heard about the Kissing Booths, but they were surprised to see [...]

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

We are excited to open our new recipe-of-the-week category “Mangiamo” with a contribution from Claud Beltran of Noir Food & Wine and Claud & Co. Catering. Thank you to Claud, to Wendy Anderson for procuring and delivering the details, and thank you to Chef Daniel for presenting a delicious bowl of gumbo, which I quickly [...]

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. Beethoven’s 1st Symphony. Cal State L.A. Huh? It does make sense, really. Conductor Fung Ho is not only a former Concermaster  for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra and West L.A. Symphony, current conductor of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), but is also currently “on the violin faculty” (their [...]

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

Two of our own are getting some well-deserved kudos and financial goodies. A Noise Within (ANW) and The Theatre @ Boston Court received the BEST (Building Excellence in Small Theatres) Awards from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation at the recent L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The award, which can range from $10,000 to $25,000, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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