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Fill a Backpack for Fall

Fill a Backpack for Fall

September, we hope, is a long way off, but you can be a sponsor or volunteer now for this summer’s work on Foothill Family Service‘s Back-to-School Backpack program. Last year, on the first day of school, more than 1,600 elementary, middle and high school students who wouldn’t have school supplies otherwise were able to tote backpacks […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/3/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/3/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Body of Death, Elizabeth George The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith The God of the Hive, Laurie King Help, Kathryn Stockett Solar, Ian McEwan Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith Every Last One, Anna Quindlen Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall […]

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Boulder Road Home Tour With Trimmings

Ready for some lookie-looing, bake sale goodies, floral arrangements and live music? This Sunday head for “Altadena Rocks on Boulder Road,” an estate home tour with block-party extras. The tour, a fundraiser put on by the Altadena Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital, benefits the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. The action centers on Boulder Road, […]

Garden Conservancy Open Days

Garden Conservancy Open Days

No reservations are required, but you might want to plan now to participate in the annual Garden Conservancy Open Days program this Sunday, rain or shine. This national program features more than 360 gardens in 21 states this year — and six, all private, are in Pasadena. Participants will gather to begin the Pasadena tour […]

Garden Club Flower Show at Huntington

Garden Club Flower Show at Huntington

Look for flower arrangements, photography, botanical jewelry and needle crafts that interpret the theme “the beauty of scientific discovery” at the Pasadena Garden Club Flower show this Saturday and Sunday at the Huntington Library. Members have put their creativity into play around ideas inspired by some of the rare materials in the Huntington’s Dibner Hall […]

Another Showcase House, Another Show!

Another Showcase House, Another Show!

Economy be darned, we’ll fantasize if we feel like it over rooms with walnut paneling and marble floors, boudoirs hung with crystal chandeliers and reading rooms furnished with silk-upholstered easy chairs. April 18 through May 16 marks the return of our annual fantasy-estate time, when the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is up and open […]

Local Gardens in Native Plants Tour

Local Gardens in Native Plants Tour

April 11, the second day of the annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour, focuses for the most part on home gardens in eastside communities, including 13 in the San Gabriel and Crescenta valleys. This means not only shorter drive time, but practical plant-selection tips — because if you see something you love, chances are you […]

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

Showcase House Gives Out $554,000

This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens April 18, but 42 local musical arts organizations are already celebrating. More than $554,000 in grants were announced by members of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA). Although designers are still at work at the historic Cravens estate, tickets are available at the website or […]

A Home for Your Homegrown Produce

A Home for Your Homegrown Produce

Swimming in citrus? Rich in garden-grown greens? Set aside some of your backyard produce to donate to local food banks — they’re happy to pass along the bounty to our hungry neighbors. We checked out two Pasadena pantries — one at Fuller Theological Seminary and the other at Friends in Deed — that are listed on AmpleHarvest.org, a national website […]

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