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Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

The Pasadena Humane Society is running incredibly low on towels and washcloths for its shelter animals and they need our help. Free up some space in your linen closet and donate your old towels or washcloths to the animals today! Isn’t it time for a bit of spring cleaning? Or simply time for a new set of […]

An Evening Among the Roses

An Evening Among the Roses

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is the special guest performing at the 4th annual “An Evening Among the Roses.” This fun and colorful garden party “celebrates Pride Month by recognizing the vital contributions that The Huntington’s LGBTQ+ staff, donors, artists, and scholars make to our community.” The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. […]

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Gaze at nebula, star clusters, planets, and the moon all while listening to live musical accompaniment at Mt. Wilson Observatory’s “Knowledges” series on June 3 and 4. Two of the largest telescopes in the world—the 60-inch telescope and the 100-inch Hooker telescope—are available to the public during these “micro-concerts” limited to a capacity of 20-25 […]

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

One of our all-time favorite films—made by locals Mary Trunk and Paul  Sanchez—is the 2013 documentary Lost in Living. If you missed the many screenings in the area, here’s a chance to do so—while also enjoying what promises to be a rather luxurious evening. Coach 2 Edify hosts “Oasis Garden Lounge for Working Moms” on June […]

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.”   They are… Army First Lieutenant Todd J. Bryant, 23 – […]

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Japanese green tea or Chinese? What’s Keemun versus Assam? Though Linda Louie earned her Master of Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court, she was born and raised in Hong Kong and a life-long passion was calling. Linda is now owner of the Bana Tea Company, an online business specializing in Pu-erh […]

A Red Carpet Affair

A Red Carpet Affair

Five Acres holds its 2017 gala “A Red Carpet Affair” at the Molina Estate in South Pasadena on June 3. Emceed by Mike O’Malley (Raising Hope, Glee, Sully), the evening begins with a champagne reception, silent auction, and wine raffle. A live auction is conducted during the dinner hour, followed by dancing; live music provided […]

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

From HP, September 2015: Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

It’s time once again for Open Studios’ spring event, a 2-day (one evening) self-guided immersive experience into the worlds of our local artists. See artists in situ at their studios, in local galleries, or in their homes, garages, and even front lawns. See assemblage art, sculpture, paintings, and mixed media. Shop for earrings, pocket books, […]

LitFest 2017

LitFest 2017

Evolve is the word. From its inception as a book festival in Central Park in 2012, LitFest Pasadena has evolved into a Playhouse District neighborhood day-long event of speakers, panels, music, and readings, which continues to celebrate the written word. There’s spontaneity in conversation and writing, LA mystery writers chatting about inspirations and adventures, and […]

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