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Simply Speaking

Simply Speaking

Jane Olson “has devoted her life to international justice and humanitarian work.” Olson will be the featured speaker at the Junior League of Pasadena‘s second annual speaker luncheon on April 11th. She chairs the International Board of Human Rights Watch and chairs the board of Landmine Survivors Network. This event will honor Pasadena Mayor Bill […]

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey”

“Poets & Verse: An Exploration of Life’s Journey” includes nine poets and a flutist on Sunday, March 15th, 4-6 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the event’s sales of books and artwork will benefit the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Regular readers of Hometown Pasadena will recognize the name Gerda Govine Ituarte as she has contributed […]

Wardrobe for a Girl

Wardrobe for a Girl

A grandmother needs a crib and a bed so her grandchildren can stay with her; a working mom needs a supply of diapers to leave at daycare for her toddler; a family living in a converted garage needs a refrigerator to maintain custody of the children. Through the Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program […]

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

50/50 Leadership Pasadena

The organization’s creed: We are women and men from all walks of life who agree that leadership should reflect the gender of the population: women make up half, or more, of our population and should be included in equal numbers in boardrooms, in elected office, in academia, in the professions and in all public and […]

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Guests are being told to prepare for their palate “to be ignited with Global market dining.” We assume that means dishes representing the unique and intense flavors from around the world. As the eats are to be paired with “bold” red and white wines, as well as specialty cocktails, it’s a rather tempting promotional tease. […]

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

A Day at the Races, Villa Esperanza Guild’s 17th Annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing, Santa Anita Park, Club Terrace House, Saturday, Feb. 28th, 11 a.m. First race, 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 (purchase here). Price of ticket includes valet parking, park admission and official program, seating at table of four with personal television, choice of lunch […]

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. These are the means by which we receive and perceive external stimulus. Many children don’t have the ability to effectively integrate information from their senses, especially if there is an element of visual or auditory overload. For kids who may have a hard time sitting still while being read […]

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena invites interested parties to come and tour historic Blinn house, receive a complimentary drink to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary, and learn about the benefits of becoming a member. The event is free and open to the public.   Women’s City Club Open House Thursday, Jan. 29th, 6:30-9 p.m. […]

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

To feel the pull of the dance floor, to feel the urge within to move one’s body, to hear the music and want to, need to dance. And not be able to. In 2012, Nicoletta Baffo established “A Soul’s Two Feet,” a scholarship fund to provide “the gift of dance.” “A Soul’s Two Feet” was […]

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

Lori Hartwell missed her prom “because she spent all her teenage years on dialysis.” Hartwell didn’t want that same fate to befall another teenager, so as president and founder of Renal Support Network (RSN) she dreamed up the Renal Teen Prom. On January 18th, the 16th Annual Renal Teen Prom will be held at the […]

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