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South Pas Folks: Free Mulch & Compost

South Pas Folks: Free Mulch & Compost

Need to protect your soil? How about some free mulch? Could your soil need a nutrient boost? How about some free compost? The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with Athens Services and TruGreen Landscape, are hosting a free mulch and compost giveaway for South Pasadena residents on Saturday, June 22nd. If you’ve got containers, [...]

Conscientious Projector: Go Public

Conscientious Projector: Go Public

The Conscientious Projector film series will be screening the feature documentary GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District this Thursday, June 13th at the Armory Center for the Arts. A year ago, Dawn and James O’Keeffe saw there months of planning materialized with 50 small film crews followed public school [...]

Battlefields to Farmfields

Battlefields to Farmfields

“This is a fabulous cause: meaningful, universal, yet personal,” says Jordi Stringfellow of Jordi & CO event planning. “A wonderful pairing of efforts to help military veterans, as well as to promote artisanal farmers.” On Thursday, June 6th, the Armory will be hosting and screening Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields. This operation is working to [...]

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

  Villa Esperanza goes “glamping” for its fundraiser this year, Saturday, June 1st. “Camp Blue & White” will be in the backyard of a residence in La Cañada Flintridge with Mistress of Ceremonies Colleen Williams and Fritz Coleman as the evening’s auctioneer. Join Villa in the great outdoors for a stylish camping experience. For more [...]

Lawn Mower Exchange

Lawn Mower Exchange

Trade in your old, polluting, gas-guzzling lawn mower for a high-performance, environmentally friendly cordless electric model at the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program. You have to register, but in doing so you can get up to 75% in savings on such brand name lawn mowers as Black & Decker and [...]

SPARC: 50 Local Charities

SPARC: 50 Local Charities

The formerly known PISF and currently-called SPARC (Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change) is holding its annual Passport to Charities Event, Saturday, May 18th. This is a great way to learn about the local charities in the area, find out about their missions, explore “service projects,” and find out whether or not volunteering with them might interest [...]

Go Public at Arclight

Go Public at Arclight

May 8, 2012: 50 Filmmakers, 50 subjects, 28 schools, 1 day. Result: GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District. Producers James W. O’Keeffe and Dawn O’Keeffe have been working tirelessly—initially to foster interest in the project, commitment and participation, then pulling together—and coordinating—a massive team of professionals, teachers, administrators, and [...]

@Home – The Doc

@Home – The Doc

Mark Horvath, aka @hardlynormal,…uses social media and web video to tell the stories of homeless men and women. Having once been homeless himself, Mark knows what it’s like to be out on the streets, too often treated like a statistic. (KindlingGroup.org) On the front page of Horvath’s blog InvisiblePeople.tv, there’s a rectangular box with rounded [...]

Save the Monarchs; Eat Cake

Save the Monarchs; Eat Cake

The Monarch butterfly population this year is expected to be down to its lowest level since 1976, a “catastrophic collapse.” In response, La Monarca Bakery is expanding its Cakes for Cause campaign to include all its locations beginning on April 22nd, which is Earth Day. Ten percent of the proceeds from cake sales will benefit [...]

Photography Classes: Free (& CSC Gala)

Photography Classes: Free (& CSC Gala)

Capturing light trails. With long exposures. Light-emitting diodes. This all adds up to…photography. A free photography class, to be exact. The Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is offering a six-week photography course for cancer patients and their caregivers. Free of charge. No previous experience necessary. All materials provided. “Explore how to photograph light using long exposures to [...]

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