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Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Hardcover Fiction Week V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes 1Q84, Haruki Murakami 11/22/63, Stephen King The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Micro, Michael Crichton The Litigators, John Grisham The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Explosive Eighteen, Janet Evanovich Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson Hardcover Non-Fiction Shaq Uncut, Shaquille Oneal Steve [...]

Keep Your Hat On!

Keep Your Hat On!

When you step through the door at 49 W. Colorado in Old Town, you step into a late 19th-century mise en scène par 1895, the year Goorin Brothers Hats was born in San Francisco’s Mission District. From the old pedestal table near the entrance to the vintage hat racks, tractor-seat barstools (thanks to Restoration Hardware), [...]

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Christmas season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th. Why, you ask? Read on, we say. (Hint: pretty!) It’s Pasadena’s Annual Tree Lighting event, presented by One Colorado and Old Pasadena Management. Assisting in the evening’s festivities will be the 2012 Rose Queen, Drew Washington, and her Royal Court. A choral performance and holiday sing-a-long [...]

Singing Their Way to Broadway

Singing Their Way to Broadway

How good is it to be a teenager? Really, really good if you are one of the ten students chosen to perform a musical theatre number for Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. On Saturday, November 26th at the Pasadena Playhouse, these kids will perform and be critiqued by Brown. One of the students chosen, [...]

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Senior Center Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

A turkey feast with all the trimmings. Be welcomed and treated like royalty. This Thanksgiving, the Pasadena Senior Center will once again be offering a feast, continuing its tradition of doing all the cooking and the cleaning up. The menu includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, salads, beverages and desserts. All these delicious victuals will [...]

Shopping for Schools

Shopping for Schools

Holiday shopping just got easier. The Assistance League of Pasadena is raising money for Operation School Bell, which every year provides school uniforms, underclothes, shoes and an age-appropriate book for more than 1,300 elementary school students in the Pasadena Unified School District. ALP will be raising the money from what many people consider their favorite [...]

The Battery Books & Music

The Battery Books & Music

So, you’ve just finished Héctor Tobar’s The Barbarian Nurseries and you’d like to keep it, but your bookshelf simply refuses to accept any new neighbors. You have a new option: The Battery Books & Music store in South Pasadena. Though it is primarily a used book store, if you’ve bought a book new and read it, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/14/11

Hardcover Fiction 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes Damage Control, Denise Hamilton The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides State of Wonder, Ann Patchett The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco The Litigators, John Grisham Zero Day, David Baldacci Hardcover Non-Fiction A More Perfect Heaven, Dava Sobel [...]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

When young children feel overwhelmed, especially in social situations, they often don’t know how to recognize, understand and control their emotional responses. Behavioral difficulties can escalate quickly. Emily Mencken, executive director of Cottage Co-op Nursery School, says, “We view these conflicts as tremendous learning opportunities that encourage children to develop the building blocks that truly [...]

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

The deadline: this Thursday, November 11th. Foothill Family Services is once again offering its Adopt-a-Family program to bring relief, smiles, and a large dose of holiday cheer to families who only see the upcoming holidays as a daunting mountain of impossibilities. FFS was founded more than 85 years ago and has programs that include mental [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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