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A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire

A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire
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Lori and Scott Webster of Hoopla! in Altadena invite the public to celebrate Yule and “welcome back our progression toward light on the longest night of the year!” Additionally, Kristin Dwan will lead guests on a “Winter Solstice intentioning.” Says Lori… We’ll make a list of the things and thoughts you’d like to let go […]

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate 4 Great Causes

Professional Child Development Associates is celebrating the season by supporting four great causes: Heifer International, St. James Church, Pasadena Symphony & POPS, and PCDA. On December 12, the “halls will be decked” at the historic home of Craig and Carolyn Watson. Claud Beltran and his Claud & Co. catering company will be providing victuals and […]

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Last year, we wrote “Sip & Munch for Big Cats” to help promote a fundraising event that would benefit Amazonia Wildlife Foundation and its newest residents Olive and Leno who as 3-month old cubs were found under a car in Burbank in 2011. Malnourished and covered with parasites, initially they were helped and sheltered at […]

Million Meals Marathon

Million Meals Marathon

Twenty-four hours with the goal of receiving enough donations to provide for the nutritional needs of people in need as well as for their pets. The goal with Pasadena City College’s Million Meals Marathon on November 21st is to collect over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable goods, which will be 2 to 3 months of stock. […]

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s now called “food insecurity,” but it’s still means the same thing. Being hungry. Not for a few minutes before the microwave dings or before In ‘n Out delivers our double/double with grilled onions and animal fries, but being hungry for hours, days, weeks, and even years. Friends who have shared their childhood memories of […]

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a just grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works in India with survivors of forced prostitution, youngsters who have been sold or viciously tricked and trapped into life in a brothel. Laurie’s work is unique: she brings ukuleles to India and teaches girls […]

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime

A youth development volunteer is needed in the Dominican Republic. An agri-business educator in Cameroon, a secondary school science teacher in Tanzania, and a math teacher in Lesotho. Timor-Leste needs a health extension volunteer, a coastal resources management volunteer, and English teachers. Macedonia could use an NGO adviser and a special education teacher. From Tonga […]

Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages

Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages

According to SyrianRefugees.com, “an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011.” It seems in all the years since, nothing shocked us—we Americans who are thousands of miles away from the conflict—more than the image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi dead on the sand, his body having […]

POZ Life Seminar

POZ Life Seminar

Can you remember when you first heard about AIDS? When this unknown disease was first mentioned on the evening news, in the local newspaper? How the fear began to grow as the number of people infected increased at an alarming rate and doctors, researchers, and scientists couldn’t provide any answers? The dominant feature of this […]

Lucky 13 Black Cat Adoption

Lucky 13 Black Cat Adoption

If you are feeling lucky—maybe just maybe—Jupiter, Minny, or Ranger will let you take them home and love them. On the thirteenth of every month, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA  offers the adoption of any black cat, or mostly black cat, for only $13. The adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, the first round of […]

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