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Lego Club!

Lego Club!

There’s something about how the pieces click into place. About the click being so firm that you can extend the blocks, building a staircase to the stars, an arch for a castle, or a fender, trunk and hood. The Altadena Library once again offers Lego Club. Children from 2 to 13 years of age are […]

Taste of South Lake

Taste of South Lake

“Taste of South Lake started just a few years ago as a grassroots marketing effort,” says Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association. Now with several thousand people attending this day of food demos, food tasting from almost 20 South Lake establishments, indulging at the wine and beer garden, and listening to […]

Pasablanca!

Pasablanca!

The economy is still not what it was pre-2008, though many sources speak of a struggling—or even horrific—economy going back as far as 2003. For those women and men in Greater Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley, Women at Work has become a proven resource. They offer career guidance, job search support groups, and […]

SIP-tember Cocktails: The Final Judgment

SIP-tember Cocktails: The Final Judgment

After four rounds of voting and 4,962 votes cast, SIP-tember‘s celebration of the cocktail has been narrowed to four: The Taproom at the Langham Pasadena – CC Crush Green Street Restaurant – Bourbon Blackberry Collins Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro – Arugula Rocket Toro Sushi Bar Lounge – Cucumber Skini-Tini The final voting for top prize takes […]

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

“We feel the showing of multicultural arts on a monthly basis in a working class community can go a long way in educating people to the importance of diverse art in their lives.” Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park hosts art exhibits, poetry readings, film screenings, and musical events highlighting not only the arts and […]

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 […]

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