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Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Pasadena Central Libary is looking for a fight, though it shall be quite civilized and educational. On July 26th, teens may participate in a Swordscholar event learning German and Italian long sword styles, sword and shield, polearms, dagger, and medieval grappling. Swordscholar “teaches Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)” and is a regional youth program. HEMA [...]

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Set in 1931 England, The Doll tells the story of Jane Joska and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down. (Official text) Unbound Productions, which has offered [...]

Family History: Finding Yours

Family History: Finding Yours

How did the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints corral the market on genealogy research? “One of the LDS Church fundamental tenets: that deceased family members, especially ancestors, can be baptized by proxy, as well as receive other saving ordinances.…Baptism is essential for salvation” (Mormon.org). Even if a baptism isn’t on your schedule, we layman can be grateful [...]

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Isidore’s E-Waste Collection

Don’t know what to do with that outdated cell phone; Dad’s old Dell PC; the half a dozen chargers that no longer fit any device in your home; or need to unload that clunky, seemingly 350-pound CRT TV embarrassment that you can’t wait to replace with an ultra HD 4K, 55-inch LED? Well, you’re in luck. [...]

Ferns & Exotic Plants

Ferns & Exotic Plants

In front of Ayres Hall this weekend, visitors will be deluged with a superabundance of ferns and exotic plants at the Los Angeles International Fern Society‘s Annual Fern & Exotic Plant Show & Sale. Vendors at the L.A. Arboretum will have dozens of different plants for sale, along with garden-related items. Lectures will be ongoing and [...]

Ellen Snortland & Gloria Gartz

Ellen Snortland & Gloria Gartz

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena was founded 70 years ago by Gloria Gartz who also donated the historic Blinn House to the cause. Gloria Gartz proved herself to be a catalyst of community contributions in Southern California, in particular in the Pasadena community. Ms. Gartz, was an Altadena native, daughter to A.F. Gartz, a [...]

Poppy Cake

Poppy Cake

Sierra Madre native Brittainy Turnquist had to settle on northern California in order to persuade her East Coast man to move west. After they met and then graduated in 2005 from the CIA—the Culinary Institute of America situated in Hyde Park, New York along the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt—they moved to [...]

The Restaurant

The Restaurant

As soon as she hears his key click, the sound of the bolt moving, and the door opening, she wipes her wet hands on her faded flowered apron and walks from the kitchen towards the front of their long narrow house in west London. The glass in the front door rattles against its scratchy wooden [...]

The Amado Women

The Amado Women

From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up. Mercy, the family matriarch, rules over her three daughters not with an iron hand but with a constant hope that they’ll find happiness. Mercy’s secrets are old ones. [...]

SparkleBlob

SparkleBlob

It’s being called an “Art Action.” SparkleBlob is the creation of Julianna Parr and is characterized as an arts and performance collective. On Saturday, August 2nd, they are having a full day of art exhibitions, an auction, live music, a DJ, food, and “artsy carnival games…and a fabulous live show at 8 p.m.” Jason Myers [...]

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