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Dumpling & Beer Fest

Dumpling & Beer Fest
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It’s Octoberfest, Asian-style. Celebrate the year with beer! Or, a variety of beers… and dumplings… at San Gabriel’s Dumpling & Beer Fest on October 1, at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Not only dumplings are on the menu, but egg rolls, spring rolls, pork belly katsu, and Korean chicken wings (to name a few). For […]

The Altadena Best Fest

The Altadena Best Fest

Begin the day with pancakes under the deodars and let Altadena Best Fest begin. Art, crafts, music, and food. Best Fest features artisan ceramics, hand-crafted purses, handmade jewelry, hand-blown glass, mosaic tiles, textiles, and paintings. For listening pleasure, on site will be Firebird Sweet, Cruise Control, the Licata Brothers, Bohemian Soul Riders, and the Altadena […]

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

Raisin Lemon Scones

Raisin Lemon Scones

I’ve made these scones in several different variations, all with tasty results. They are inspired, once again, from one of my favorite cookbooks, A Homemade Life. You can try lemon raspberry, whole wheat flour and mixed berry, ginger apricot, or even chocolate chip! Scones are hard to mess up. Just add roughly half a cup […]

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Big names are once again on the Vroman’s schedule. On October 2, Vroman’s presents an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert at the Pasadena Hilton. She will be reading from and discussing her new book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. […]

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

It’s a flea market, a food sale, a crafts fair, and a pseudo nursery with plants for sale. It’s the Marshall Fundamental Booster Palooza Flea Market and Crafts Fair on September 19. The event is the fall fundraiser in support of the Marshall marching band and colorguard. Store up your carbs for a day of […]

The Poetry Circus

The Poetry Circus

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 on September 19, at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

“Ladies Night Out” Goes to Carnivale

We’re grateful to Vicki Laidig for sharing her thoughts on Cancer Support Community Pasadena… CSCP is such an important resource for people who are going through cancer treatment. It even offers support for their children and caregivers. CSCP provides a unique community of social and emotional support where people can meet others who are facing similar […]

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Appreciation to Nikki Parrish, event planner for the Muir Ranch farm-to-table suppers, for informing us of the upcoming 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens to be held on October 3. The all-day event features 12 workshops in both English and Spanish, as well as exhibits, live demos, giveaways, networking, and “a zero waste lunch.” Topics […]

Girls & Grit

Girls & Grit

Grit (grĭt) n. Indomitable spirit; pluck. (The American Heritage Dictionary) Grit \’grit\ n. Mental toughness and courage. Firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. (Merriam-Webster) Grit /ɡrɪt/ n. The courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant. (Oxford Dictionary) Melissa […]

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