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Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Feb. 22, 2017. Editor’s note: We’re sorry to report, but we’ve just heard that this bee keeping class has been canceled. The wonder of bees. Now more than ever. Danny Finkelstein and The Valley Hive lead a class on bee keeping at The Arboretum on Sunday, February 26. Finkelstein will share the history of bee […]

Blind-Born Fish

Blind-Born Fish

If I were a blind-born fish Pale and listless on deep sea cliff, Never to know the heat of sun Nor the thin white feel of day, I could never dream of that called warm Nor vision a heat-scorched sand. I see in this colored day While sitting in filtered noontime sun, A world all […]

Aladdin, As Ballet

Aladdin, As Ballet

This event is not for a young’uns ooey gooey experience or working up a sweat or maneuvering with glue and paste, but we remember being young (8 or 9 years old?) when our grandparents took us to our first ballet, a performance of The Nutcracker at Rockefeller Center in New York City. We were hooked. […]

Mammoth SNOW

Mammoth SNOW

Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA took his kids up to Mammoth this past weekend… …and there was SNOW.   Let’s share some pictures…                     ~~~   DayTripsLA.com Ralph DeFelice: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 yo girl and a 8 yo […]

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Our gratitude to True Food Kitchen for contributing this week’s “Mangiamo” recipe of the week. One of TFK’s signature dishes…   Spaghetti Squash Casserole Makes 4 to 6 servings 1 large spaghetti squash (2 to 3 pounds) 2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil 1 large zucchini, grated 1/2 cup carmelized onions (recipe follows) 1 cup tomato sauce (recipe follows) Salt […]

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Kat Renee is an artist and illustrator. After graduate school at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center, “an institute devoted to the integrated study of art, theology, and culture,” she became a self-employed commercial artist. Recently, in an effort to create more meaningful artwork, Kat Renee began painting a collection of illustrations dedicated to the transcription […]

Ooey Gooey Weekend

Ooey Gooey Weekend

You say to a child, “It will be ooey and gooey” and eyes widen and mischievous grins form as images of a wet and gooey mess—all the way up to one’s elbows—dazzles the imagination. During President’s Day Weekend, Kidspace is welcomes kids to delve into an ooey gooey extreme… Create play dough poop sculptures and learn how […]

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Tech Girls, Express Yourself!, and Girls Empowerment Summer Camp are a few of the programs that YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley hosts with the “aim to empower young women” age 10 to 17. YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has been serving the Pasadena area for over 110 years and continually need to infuse its scholarship fund so that every […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

Details below thanks to the City of Pasadena… February 1-28: “Black History Month Displays” —38th Annual Pasadena Martin Luther King Community Coalition’s Art Contest Winners featuring artwork of students grade 4 through 12. Central Library/Centennial Room, 285 E. Walnut Street. —A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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