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Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

We’ve found that the majority of time, volunteering is an effective way of increasing our sense of well being. Leaving our problems aside momentarily offers us an opportunity to recharge and to re-energize by focusing on helping others. On September 8, Five Acres holds its annual golf classic fundraiser and dinner—the “Mad for Plaid Par-Tee“—and volunteers are wanted. […]

Helping One of Our Own

Helping One of Our Own

Of course, Pasadena, Altadena, and the environs are large enough that we can’t know everyone, but this area often feels like a village rather than a city (cities), especially when we’re out with friends like Ann Erdman, Vicki Laidig, and Peggy Sue Davis who seem to know someone—or someone x 2 or 3—everywhere we go. That […]

Free & Inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

Free & Inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

KCET’s looking to save the planet. Or do what it can to help motivate all of us to action. On July 29, KCET and Link TV’s “Summer of the Environment” series presents the inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival. You’ll have to brave the freeway or meander the back streets because the films are screening […]

Mini Repair Demo

Mini Repair Demo

Repair Cafe Pasadena is a marvelously community-organized and community-focused foundation. It’s based on an idea initiated by Martine Postma in the Netherlands in 2007. Quite simply, Repair Cafe is a “bi-monthly meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired.” Neighbor helping neighbor not to simply throw away that toaster, those pair of pants, or that […]

Saving Edgar

Saving Edgar

It hasn’t been an easy road for Edgar. For two weeks after he was born, he was “on the streets.” No food bowl, no warm bed to sleep in at night, no safety from the elements and predators, no cuddles, no kisses. Luckily, he was brought to the Pasadena Humane Society and after 6 weeks of care […]

March Home

March Home

“March Home” is a 5k walk through Pasadena as the City and Union Station Homeless Services works to “end homelessness one step at a time.” The walk begins at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall and travels past Centennial Place, Euclid Villa, and Marv’s Place—three of Union Station’s permanent supportive housing programs. The “finish-line” festival […]

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

The Pasadena Humane Society is running incredibly low on towels and washcloths for its shelter animals and they need our help. Free up some space in your linen closet and donate your old towels or washcloths to the animals today! Isn’t it time for a bit of spring cleaning? Or simply time for a new set of […]

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.”   They are… Army First Lieutenant Todd J. Bryant, 23 – […]

A Red Carpet Affair

A Red Carpet Affair

Five Acres holds its 2017 gala “A Red Carpet Affair” at the Molina Estate in South Pasadena on June 3. Emceed by Mike O’Malley (Raising Hope, Glee, Sully), the evening begins with a champagne reception, silent auction, and wine raffle. A live auction is conducted during the dinner hour, followed by dancing; live music provided […]

Wilma Wednesday & Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Wilma Wednesday & Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Depending on your web search, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is somewhere between this Saturday, April 29th and next Sunday, May 7th. So let’s just say every day this coming week is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. With so many sweet, loving animals living in shelters (please spay and neuter your pets!), why buy at a […]

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