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Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Hey, teens: Ready to put down the cell phone, click off Netflix and Hulu, and stretch your legs and minds? Teens age 11 to 17 are invited to a “truly epic” scavenger hunt at the Altadena Library on July 31st. Whether the hunt takes you scrambling around the library grounds or around stacks and shelves [...]

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

What started as a one man flower stand on the streets of Silver Lake grew into a walk-in storefront in sunset junction with over 14 years of experience… After starting in the Echo Park/Silver Lake area, Gilly Flowers & Events has opened a new shop in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard just east of Raymond [...]

Pasties & Pies

Pasties & Pies

It’s a bit out of the way and one must appreciate that running into patience-depriving traffic is a given for 23 hours out of every 24, but if you ever find yourself in Long Beach and are pining for a pàsty or pie, we’d suggest Pásty Bakery on Pine Avenue just north of Broadway. We [...]

Cluster-Cluck

Cluster-Cluck

Calling all chicken enthusiasts! There’s going to be a “Cluster-Cluck” next Saturday. The next installment in our Food for Thought series, this session is organized by member-owner Cynthia Frederick but will serve as a meet-up social for all fanciers of feathered friends. Come share your chicken and egg-related tips, experiences, and recipes! (Courtesy of Ginko Ching [...]

Crafting Cocktails

Crafting Cocktails

For 50 clams guests will sip and taste their way through an evening that sounds informative and delicious. Now, retaining this information is the sole responsibility of the individual… On Thursday, July 31st, Trattoria Neapolis presents “Craft Cocktails,” the first class in a 3-part series, which will benefit Pasadena’s AIDS Service Center. “Students” will listen, observe, participate, and sample four [...]

“Chalk It Up”

“Chalk It Up”

Number of stores and services: 282 Number of floors: 2 Total retail floor space: 1,300,000 square feet. What’s Up? Regarding all the first floor common area—now stripped down and bare—the Westfield Santa Anita Mall owners have decided to call on local chalk and airbrush artists to come have fun. All accepted artists will be given a space [...]

A Stroll Through the Langham

A Stroll Through the Langham

We attended Pasadena Magazine‘s Women in Business Awards at the Langham Huntington Hotel last month and was moved, motivated, and inspired by the three panelists: Chanel Boutakidis of Five Acres, Andrea Herz Payne of Aid Still Required, and Pasadena resident Amie Satchu of Foundation for Living Beauty. Unsurprisingly, the event was even more enjoyable, and funny, [...]

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Pasadena Central Libary is looking for a fight, though it shall be quite civilized and educational. On July 26th, teens may participate in a Swordscholar event learning German and Italian long sword styles, sword and shield, polearms, dagger, and medieval grappling. Swordscholar “teaches Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)” and is a regional youth program. HEMA [...]

Family History: Finding Yours

Family History: Finding Yours

How did the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints corral the market on genealogy research? “One of the LDS Church fundamental tenets: that deceased family members, especially ancestors, can be baptized by proxy, as well as receive other saving ordinances.…Baptism is essential for salvation” (Mormon.org). Even if a baptism isn’t on your schedule, we layman can be grateful [...]

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Don’t know what to do with that outdated cell phone; Dad’s old Dell PC; the half a dozen chargers that no longer fit any device in your home; or need to unload that clunky, seemingly 350-pound CRT TV embarrassment that you can’t wait to replace with an ultra HD 4K, 55-inch LED? Well, you’re in luck. [...]

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