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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 […]

Free Women’s Self-Defense Instruction

Free Women’s Self-Defense Instruction

Teens and women, 14 years and older, are invited to learn “a sampling of options for building skills and confidence when self-defense is necessary.” On Saturday, April 29, the Pasadena Police Department and San Rafael Neighborhoods Association offer a free lecture and demonstration about self defense in conjunction with Rosemead’s UFC Gym and IMPACT Personal […]

“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

The Armory Center for the Arts auction ends April 21 at noon PST. The “Off the Wall” Gala will be held the following evening. Proceeds from the online auction go to CMA’s art classes, 80% of which serve socio-economically disadvantaged youth and families. Fifty-one pieces of art under $1,000 are looking for a place on […]

A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

From staged readings of a brand new Wicked Lit play and a Twilight Zone episode to an one-act horror comedy and “Shakespearean Burlesque,” the Colony State is the place to be on April 23. This is not only an evening of sauciness, horror and comedy, but a fundraiser for Wicked Lit, the unique creation of Unbound Productions, […]

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club is headquartered in Pasadena and has nine chapter locations up and down the state. Founded in 1909, honorary members include the likes of Aline Barnsdall, Edgar Alwin Payne, Tom Wolfe, Daphne Huntington, and Winston Churchill (in 1954). On April 8, CAC holds its Artists’ Gala Reception, an exhibit preview with many […]

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

To Race for Equality: A Virtual 5K

At the Pasadena’s latest Commission on the Status of Women, we met, finally and happily, Jessica Kubel, Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. We thank her for the text below…   Many of you know how proud and honored I am to be involved with the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. As Executive Director, I am passionate about the […]

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Great food in an outstanding location is a lure for charity-goers and the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy has nailed it for this year’s Seeds of Transformation benefit. On April 29, Chef Bruce Kalman of the highly praised Union Restaurant provides guests with a buffet of northern Italian cuisine. Union’s spaghetti “must be some of the best in […]

A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Text courtesy of Jericho Road Pasadena: This is a story of how Joyce Wedseltoft was able to pursue her passion while making the Pasadena community a little bit stronger. Joyce, recently retired, wanted to find a way to give back, particularly in the Arts community. Joyce spoke with Melanie Goodyear, the Executive Director of JRP, […]

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