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Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace

Arroyo Adventure Opens @ Kidspace
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In early March 2016, “a crane with the capacity to lift 250 tons, delivered the steel platform  pieces of the Hawk’s Nest, one of the featured Arroyo Adventure exhibits.” The platform sits on custom laser-cut steel beams, engineered to make the support structure appear to be branches of a tree. The next phase of construction on […]

Jeanne Kelley: The Portable Feast

Jeanne Kelley: The Portable Feast

We first met Jeanne Kelley when she was asked to be a panelist for the inaugural LitFest Pasadena in Central Park, spring of 2012. At one point, we had to drop off materials at her home, a modern cement box nestled into the hillside that upon entering is a marvel. Instead of simply receiving what […]

Rotary Club Pasadena Awarding Tens of Thousands of Dollars to 21 Community Organizations

Rotary Club Pasadena Awarding Tens of Thousands of Dollars to 21 Community Organizations

Well, thank you Pasadena professionals and businesses! The Pasadena Rotary Club is holding its annual community grants award luncheon on April 27, and twenty-one local organizations shall benefit, receiving monetary awards totaling $38,500. Recipients include Light Bringer Project (congratulations, Tom and Paddy!), American Legion Post 13; Pacific Clinics, Learning Works Charter School, A Noise Within, L. A. […]

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena located in the marvelous, lovely Binn House is celebrating its 71st anniversary. On April 23, all are invited to WCC’s Spring Boutique and Club Fair. Folks are invited to “sip, shop, and socialize”—meeting members and learning about WCC membership, tour Blinn House (worth the trip!), learn about the nonprofits […]

3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Fest (and Earth Day!

3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Fest (and Earth Day!

If you haven’t seen the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, this Sunday would be the perfect opportunity to roam this impressive site. April 24 is the 3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Festival, which is also having celebrations in honor of Earth Day. All public areas of the temple are open […]

Bloom Again: Health & Hope

Bloom Again: Health & Hope

Know someone who’s economically vulnerable? Dealing with a health crisis? Can’t even afford a bus pass? The women of the Bloom Again Foundation are dedicated to supporting “working, but economically vulnerable, women who are experiencing a health crisis.” Partners with whom they’ve created relationships—primarily health care agencies—take note of the women who fit this criteria, discern their […]

Spring Is Sprung!

Spring Is Sprung!

    We hope you’ve had time to get out and walk the streets, in a strolling, smell-the-roses kind of way, as spring has sprung and, oh my, the colors and aromas rush the senses.   Enjoy…         A smashing blooming cactus courtesy of Debbie Dalton…     California poppies, calla lilies, and […]

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Our thanks to François Chouchan, Founder and Artistic Director of Le Salon de Musiques, for reminding us of this wonderful series: The eighth concert of our season titled “Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist ” features two European masters, Maurice Ravel and Paul Juon, with an exquisite chamber music program for piano trio, including one U. S. premiere. It will […]

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

It’s a centennial celebration. One hundred years of the Pasadena Garden Club: 1916-2016. On April 23, PGC celebrates its 100th anniversary with a botanical paradise and garden show titled “Reflections” to be held at the Pasadena Central Library. Larry Wilson of Pasadena Star-News writes that it was in June 1916 that local architect Myron Hunt and […]

Little Flower’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

Little Flower’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

  Our hearty, slightly giddy (chocolate swooning!) thanks to Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Little Flower Café and Bakery—and publisher Prospect Park Books, which has just released Little Flower Baking—for sharing their flourless chocolate cake recipe.   Flourless Chocolate Cake From Little Flower Baking by Christine Moore & Cecilia Leung (Prospect Park Books, 2016)   […]

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