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Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction

Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction

This Saturday, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase pieces from over 75 Southern California contemporary artists. A ticket for “Off the Wall” includes drinks, live music, dinner sponsored by some of Pasadena’s best restaurants and the chance to bid in three silent and one live [...]

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

Wednesday’s a big day at Ten Thousand Villages, the nonprofit Pasadena store stocked with fair-trade goods from around the world. It will be launching its new partnership with The Women’s Room, a refuge for homeless and lonely women. The women have been making colorful sachets filled with local lavender, and the store will be selling [...]

Junior League of Pasadena

Junior League of Pasadena

This has been Pasadena’s blue-blood philanthropic organization since its founding in 1926—but it ain’t your mother’s Junior League. While today’s group still has plenty of country-club gals as members, it also has working women, and Junior Leaguers are increasingly diverse. Famed for its superb cookbooks (like the classic California Heritage), this group also raises money [...]

Pasadena Humane Society

Pasadena Humane Society

Created in 1903 to care for animals, this wonderful organization serves several cities in the west San Gabriel Valley, offering animal control, pet adoption and training classes, all through a beautiful facility just south of Old Town. Its September, the Wiggle Waggle Walk around the Rose Bowl is a great deal of fun and a [...]

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

Help Restore Angeles National Forest

This spring is your chance to get involved in the very worthy task of re-planting the parts of the Angeles National Forest that were badly burned by the Station Fire of 2009. Environmental nonprofit TreePeople, which works to both increase the number of trees throughout the Los Angeles urban area and to restore forest areas [...]

The Sycamores

The Sycamores

Originally an orphanage, this century-old institution is now devoted to the mental health of children in the San Gabriel Valley, offering everything from residential treatment and foster care to in-home therapy and after-school enrichment classes. It provides services at several locations, but its main facility is a five-acre, tree-shaded campus in Altadena. Volunteers help with [...]

Pet Adoption Fair

Pet Adoption Fair

You’ll have to be made of stronger stuff than we are to stop by Saturday’s Pet Adoption Fair at Vroman’s without taking home a new friend, and that’s the whole idea. Organized in partnership with the Pasadena Humane Society, the fair is intended to inspire you to give careful thought to adopting an orphaned animal—and [...]

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

It’s time once again for the annual Orange and Grapefruit sale, brought to you by Altadena Nursery School. Since 1953 ANS families have offered gourmet-quality California navel oranges and Arizona ruby grapefruit, delivered to your door by the schools’ current families. Only days off the tree and priced well below market rates, the citrus is [...]

Five Acres

Five Acres

Founded as an orphanage in 1888, Five Acres now focuses on preventing child abuse and helping victims of abuse. Many of the children it helps live and attend school on the pretty, green Altadena campus; others are placed in foster homes or are guided through the adoption process. Because of the abuse and/or neglect they’ve [...]

Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage

The second largest preservation group in California, Pasadena Heritage has played a big part in saving and showcasing the city’s best assets, from Old Town to the Colorado Street Bridge to the Huntington Hotel. It sponsors two outstanding events, the nationally renowned Craftsman Heritage Weekend in October and the Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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