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Grateful for Scarves

Grateful for Scarves

Scarves and Hats. Knitted and crocheted. Operation Gratitude. The goal: bring a smile, lift morale, express appreciation. Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 100,000 care packages to U.S. service members serving in hostile territories—and also to their children who are home without them, as well as to wounded veterans and first responders. For the month of [...]

Beautiful Blooming Bulbs

Beautiful Blooming Bulbs

Some of ‘em are good, some of ‘em not so good. This Thursday, August 9th, Mary McBride will explain what bulbs are suitable to plant in Southern California and what bulbs, well, not so much. Nursery owner of Mary’s Garden, McBride will instruct how to “layer” your bulbs into the landscape so you’ll have blooming [...]

Curiosity Lands on Mars!

Curiosity Lands on Mars!

The target was Gale Crater (a mere 94 miles wide). Fourteen minutes after the 1-ton spacecraft Curiosity touched down on Mars’ surface, a radio telescope in Australia picked up the “text message” from the orbiting Mars Odyssey satellite and Australia sent it on to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory here in Pasadena. On receiving two thumbnail [...]

Landing on Mars

Landing on Mars

It’s happening. Right now (and tomorrow). The Curiosity rover hits Martian space at 13,000 mph—154 million years from earth—but will be braking and landing on the planet “with the grace and lightness of a feather.” The Planetary Society is offering a weekend of complete immersion in everything space at the Pasadena Convention Center that includes [...]

The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

Innocence and jealousy in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Upholding the Hippocratic oath or directly linking a client’s treatment to one’s personal gain as in The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw. Finally, an atrophied heart regenerated to feel compassion in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. These three plays are on the fall 2012 schedule at A [...]

Crazy Tales & “Twilight”

Crazy Tales & “Twilight”

As the summer winds down, are you less and less able to come up with ideas to entertain your elementary school-aged kids and restless (or easily bored) teens? Let us help with a few suggestions: Continuing through the month of August the Pasadena Central Library is offering “Tales and Tunes,” hour-long shows for kids 5 [...]

Dancing Upstream

Dancing Upstream

“This place rocks, so bring your dancing shoes and prepare to dance.” “This place” is Farnsworth Park‘s ampitheater in Altadena, and you’ll be dancing Saturday night to the beat of Upstream, a reggae band and one of HP fan Peggy Sue Davis’ favorites. Actually, Upstream is a reggae and a Soca band. Two of Upstream’s members are [...]

Going Indie in NoCo

Going Indie in NoCo

NoCo: North of Colorado Boulevard. From Monday, July 30th to Sunday August 5th, enjoy special discounts, free gifts with purchases, and even a glass of wine in celebration of unique, independently-owned businesses in Old Pasadena. Blo Out Lounge is offering 20% off any of their services or a free summer tote with any product purchase [...]

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

What could your little one do with a 12×12 canvas with all the paint, paper, glitter, cut-out letters, googly eyes—even clothespins—they could ever desire? Come find out this Saturday, July 28th, at Little Junebugs‘ new monthly series called HeArts and Crafts. Included in the package price is the opportunity to get a portrait taken by [...]

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

“Pasadena must be the place to be for eight-handed piano ensembles.” So declared the Northern Bavarian Courier in review of eight pianists from Pasadena City College who traveled to Marktoberdorf, Germany to participate in the 8th International Competition for Six and Eight Hands. The competition aims to encourage ensemble playing at one or two pianos; [...]

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