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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 [...]

Baking Bread at Fiore

Baking Bread at Fiore

Interested in creating your own sigh in perfect satisfaction, melt in your mouth bread? Fiore Market Cafe in South Pasadena is offering another in their series of Bread Making Classes on October 22nd. We reviewed Fiore just last month (read it here) and we gushed about their roasted chicken sandwich. We were delighted when Bill [...]

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

Transition | trăn’zi sʜ´ən | n. 1. The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. The Transition Movement is a grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis.…We believe that we can make the [...]

Pasadena ARTWalk: An Urban Art Fair

Pasadena ARTWalk: An Urban Art Fair

More art and music, free and for all ages. It’s the 8th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk on October 12th. ARTWalk is a juried art festival with over 30 artists showcasing their photography, painting, ceramics, and new media. More than 3,000 works will be on display (and available for purchase). El Molino Avenue will be the site [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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