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Making Hypertufa – Are You In?

Making Hypertufa – Are You In?

We’re ready to sign up!  Following is text provided by The Arboretum about their upcoming hypertufa pot workshop: Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa [...]

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

Parson’s Nose Theater shall read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lance Davis has adapted this classic tale into a 75-minute performance to enahnce the author’s words. “I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time [...]

A Whiskey Winter Party

A Whiskey Winter Party

The “Chandelier Room” at Santa Anita Park has been renovated and this historic site—as well as the holidays—shall be celebrated in an interesting fashion. Normally, December 26th is viewed as a kick back and chill day or a return all the horrid presents day, but this year it’s time for a little partying. Look at [...]

Relief Benefit Concert

Relief Benefit Concert

Producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick have organized a concert to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines. Wednesday, December 18th, performers such as Joan Almedilla who starred on Broadway in Miss Saigon, 1995-1997 and portrayed the role of “Fantine” in Les Misérables on the Third National Tour. Deedee Magno Hall also performed on Broadway in Miss Saigon [...]

Gallery McGinty

Gallery McGinty

Hey, All, we’re doing it again! New location just around the corner from Gallery at the End of the World. You can even take a trip down memory lane and be amazed at how small the old space was! Would love for you to drop by and see the new Gallery McGinty. So speaks Ben [...]

Tamale Lunch

Tamale Lunch

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena is having its annual Tamale Lunch on Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st. Chicken, pork, vegan jackfruit, green chile cheese, and sweet corn cheese tamales will have been made, filled, steamed, and ready to consume. Along with a tamale or two, hungry diners may choose from [...]

Sites of the Season

Sites of the Season

Lately, while we’ve been out and about in our car, we find ourselves effortlessly deferring an errand, a “should”, or a “next on the list”, and, instead, cutting down a side street to see what holiday decorations might await us. During these lapses in duty to work, parenting, the household, etc., when we succumb to [...]

Float of Hope

Float of Hope

City of Hope will exhibit its 40th float in this year’s Rose Parade on Wednesday, the 1st of January. If you’ve never had a chance to get up close and personal, consider signing up for a shift to help decorate their float, which is called “Turning Hopes and Dreams into Reality.” Inspired by the wishing trees [...]

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist: grain that is ground to make flour. Toll: origin, Old English, denoting a charge, tax, or duty. Paying a tribute, compensation. Grain is milled into flour. In bygone days, the miller was aloud a “toll” or percentage of the final product as payment for his work. Grist & Toll on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena [...]

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Waking up this Monday morning with the temperatures hovering near freezing, it certainly feels like the winter holidays are upon us. So, bundle up and choose your pick, because activities highlighting the season abound… Have your kids create Christmas ornaments out of paper, peppermints, candy canes, and whatever else Vroman’s Hastings can gather on Saturday, [...]

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