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Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Does your child like to build things? Always drawn to glue and nails, paint and sparkles? The American Institute of Architects Pasadena and Foothill Chapters (AIA-PF) is partnering with the Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) to present the inaugural “Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz,” a birdhouse-making competition, followed by a day at the gardens with music, food, an auction […]

Literary Death Match 2014

Literary Death Match 2014

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books is feeling good. Their newest author Karen Rizzo is one of the readers at this year’s Los Angeles’ Literary Death Match “competition.” Rizzo’s debut novel Famous Baby is about a “mommy blogger” who’s 18-year-old daughter—the subject of many (too, too many) blogs—kidnaps her grandmother to save her from the same fate. The novel […]

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” So stated the joint resolution as submitted by the sixty-six Congress of the United States of America “begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, […]

Pacific Asia Immersion

Pacific Asia Immersion

How about a weekend of immersing yourself in the history, art, music, and poetry of Asia and the Pacific Islands? Find the perfect zen for the weekend by attending USC Pacific Asia Museum’s Hatha yoga class during lunch on Friday—beginners are welcome and class is only $10, the cost of a Euro Pane sandwich or […]

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

We’ve written before about these two sisters—Susan Cherney and Wendy Ross—and their venture Inside the Story, but we haven’t in a while and they are still going strong, offering a variety of workshops, lectures, and field trips for people who want to know more about a specific artistic genre or movement. Inside the Story events are […]

In Want of Water

In Want of Water

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency and requested that all state residents voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. (Gov.CA.gov) How’d you do? News outlets reported that we cut our water usage by a measly five percent. According to Jennifer Guess of Pasadena Water and Power, the city […]

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

About a year ago, I was asked if I might be willing to help build a spaceship. Since I spend my days looking at a screen and typing at a keyboard, I was a bit hesitant, especially as the weekends spent in the garage with my dad building a Bugatti (a VW kit car), which eventually […]

Teddy Bear TLC

Teddy Bear TLC

Does Teddy have a foot that’s flopping, his seams pulling apart? Does Panda’s neck loll because of too many grab ‘n carries by little hands with a death, but loving, grip? Kidspace’s Imagination Workshop will lead children into “up-cycle” their favorite stuffed animal “using soft circuit technology, some simple sewing techniques, and a whole lot […]

Native Plants: The Big Picture

Native Plants: The Big Picture

Lisa Novick is ready to talk plants, going native, and California lovin’. Novick is the Director of Outreach and K-12 Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley. Mr. Theodore Payne (b. 1872), in case you have not heard, hailed from Northamptonshire, England. At the age of 21, he sailed to America and his […]

Jr. League of Pasadena

Jr. League of Pasadena

Love volunteering? Training? Taking action? Helping women reach their potential? The Junior League of Pasadena holds an open house on August 9th where interested parties may meet current members, ask questions, learn about volunteer projects run in partnership with local nonprofits. Some projects “focus on girls’ health and wellness, art education in Pasadena schools, family […]

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