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United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

  Girl Rising has been described as encompassing “stunning cinematography matched with intelligent, almost poetic, monologues” (entertainment.inquirer.net) Nine girls from nine developing nations. All of them struggling with poverty, inflexible cultures, and incessant obstacles. Girls Rising was launched by Intel Philippines one year ago with the desire to illustrate “the inspiring transformation that happens to [...]

Art on Palm 2013

Art on Palm 2013

“Under a canopy of oaks…” A lovely image, and under these oaks will be 32 artists exhibiting their works at Art on Palm in Altadena on Saturday, October 26th. Kathleen Swaydan will have her paintings, Cassandra Tondro her ecoprints (steamed leaves against paper), Louise Wannier her textiles, and Anna Vosburg her original jewelry, to name just a [...]

Terror at the Fremont Theatre

Terror at the Fremont Theatre

In 1983 a small film crew entered the Fremont Theater to conduct a paranormal investigation… Nearly 30 years later, their footage was found… They were not. The investigators are gone, but the terror is not… Enter the world of deranged Maxwell Wyczeck, who was believed to have burned to death on October 27, 1963, in [...]

Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Three Latinas—performance poet, writer, and artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin; poet, author, curator, and columnist for Pasadena SGV Journal, Gerda Govine; and author, poet, editor, and writing consultant, Thelma T. Reyna will read their poetry in Spanish and English at Altadena Library on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. This event is the [...]

Who Wants Seconds?

Who Wants Seconds?

Jennie Cook is tall. Along with her height, she brings a smile that makes an entrance. And with that entrance, she brings food. Incredible food. Now all of us can make incredible food, too, with Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone In Between (Prospect Park Books). From reading her website, her [...]

Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes

This year’s Foothill Family Service fundraiser is being put on by the party organization Wine Women & Shoes. It will be held October 23rd at the Maxwell House in Pasadena. Guests can: Sip and discover new wines Shop the latest shoes & accessories Mingle with Sole Men Savor delicious food bites.     We think the [...]

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild Boutique

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild Boutique

The Wandering Foot Quilt Guild. Now, that’s a name. A good name. Start your holiday shopping early at this holiday quilt display and boutique October 19th at the Presbyterian Church in Arcadia. There will be opportunity baskets and a quilt give-a-way ($1 raffle), a bake sale, and hundreds of quilts and hand sewn items for [...]

Mentally Gifted, Not Disordered

Mentally Gifted, Not Disordered

Dr. Enrico Gnaulati specializes in child and adolescent therapy, assessment, parenting, consultation, couples therapy, and in-depth adult individual therapy. His most recent book is Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is having a discussion and book signing this Saturday at Hastings Branch Library. [...]

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

This photo of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is circa 1870. The dirt road was part of “El Camino Real” – the 600-mile California Mission Trail connecting the former Atla California’s 21 missions. The Moorish influence of the mission is evidenced by the Buttressed walls, vaulted roof, and fortress-like appearance. The walls are original and [...]

Art Night 2013

Art Night 2013

Born in Normandy and having spent her childhood years in Limousin and Brittany, artist Valérie Daval now calls Pasadena home. “A unique color and gesture spring from each of us,” she states. Her works can be as large as 9 by 13 feet or as small as 4 by 8 inches, but they all seem to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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