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PMH Seeking Volunteers

PMH Seeking Volunteers

The Pasadena Museum of History is calling all volunteers (or want-to-be volunteers): Each year thousands of third and fourth-grade students come to Pasadena History Museum to take advantage of unique programs exploring the history and art of the western San Gabriel Valley. These learning experiences are especially memorable because they take place in historic Fenyes [...]

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

You first boss was tough. You gave your best, but he just didn’t understand your creative genius. So starts the description of Saturday’s performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Since we like a sense of humor, we shall let them continue: Believe it or not, Mozart toiled in [...]

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

“The concepts of fair trade can be woven into social studies, business, mathematics, civics, humanities, (and) art and home economic classes,” says Sam Bills, manager of Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena. Ten Thousand Villages, wanting to show its appreciation for teachers, is hosting a free in-store workshop with speakers and a short film on fair trade. [...]

Flea Market for Kids

Flea Market for Kids

Has that little one of yours been trying to sell his sister again? Are the twins competing to see who can make the “best” cereal bowl, dragon, or vase (for mom) in ceramics class? Does your suddenly serious ten-year-old sneak paper into the pages of his textbook so that he can continue working on his [...]

Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to [...]

The Devil’s in the Details

The Devil’s in the Details

Altadena Heritage will hold a public forum to help demystify issues and answer questions about water supply, water quality, and compliance with federal Clean Water Act. The meeting will be held September 23rd at Altadena Community Center. The panelists include important water people: Chris Stone, L.A. County’s Water Resource Manager and another county roads person; [...]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also [...]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well [...]

Pericles and Richard II

Pericles and Richard II

“A tempest-tossed hero’s quest.” “Pirates, goddesses, jousting knights, and a lost princess, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is a…magical mystery tour…” So is described A Noise Within’s current production of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Though one of the “least-performed and most suspect plays in the Shakespeare canon,” (curtainup.com) Pericles has a [...]

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Thank you to Chez Cherie for allowing Hometown Pasadena to attend the Summer Bistro cooking workshop. We have an article in the works about that enjoyable evening, and more recipes to come!  Chocolate Soufflé à la Julia Makes 2 Ingredients: 1½ tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons sugar—2 tablespoons for the base and one [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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