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Garden Talks & Field Trips

Garden Talks & Field Trips

It’s Thursday garden talks with Lili Singer at the Arboretum through October 31st. The series has already started but 5 remain and each class can be attended and paid for individually. Thursday, Oct. 3rd: Beneficial Insects: Good Bugs in the Garden with Lily Singer Productive gardens depend on a diverse array of tiny creatures to […]

Wiggle Waggle Time

Wiggle Waggle Time

The Pasadena Animal League has already collected $15,725. The Pasadena Pacers, $335. The Franco family, $295. Will you come Wiggle Waggle Walk? You can join as a team or sign up as an individual here. If you wiggle waggle right along with your four-footed friend, you’ve got to stay for the Wiggle Waggle Walk Fair […]

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening

Like the idea of eating pesticide-free food? Become an organic gardener starting with Garden Manager Rachel Young at Descanso Gardens this Saturday. Young will explain the importance of planning your garden, “maintaining garden vitality,” and prepping for the upcoming spring and summer. The lecture will be in the Maple classroom, while a garden talk will […]

Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

The South Pasadena Public Library is offering a feast of talented this Wednesday evening (September 25th). The panel will include Christina Schwarz who’s novel Drowning Ruth is included in Oprah’s Book Club collection. “Drowning Ruth started out with my thinking of a Boo Radleyish neighbor I had when I was growing up,” states Schwarz at […]

Get Bald!

Get Bald!

More than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. According to Wil Dee, Managing Partner of Haven Gastropub +Brewery, “only 4 percent of all federal cancer research (is) dedicated to pediatric cancer research.” As the month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, September 28th, HGB is teaming up with¬†St. Baldrick’s Foundation […]

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Enjoy a lunch prepared by chef Bryant Wigger at Pasadena’s relatively new Trattoria Neapolis (dubbed best new restaurant) while also having “an exclusive opportunity to meet, mingle, and enjoy conversation with legendary British designer Zandra Rhodes, CBE.” “‘I am tired of good taste,’ Zandra Rhodes once said. ‘I want to do everything wrong and get […]

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County (now Five Acres) is one of the oldest charity organizations in the area,¬†opening in 1888 as an orphanage. As they state on their website, this was the year that Grover Cleveland was re-elected as president, the average wage was $2.26 a day ($565 a year), […]

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

You first boss was tough. You gave your best, but he just didn’t understand your creative genius. So starts the description of Saturday’s performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Since we like a sense of humor, we shall let them continue: Believe it or not, Mozart toiled in […]

Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to […]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well […]

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