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Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Does your child like to build things? Always drawn to glue and nails, paint and sparkles? The American Institute of Architects Pasadena and Foothill Chapters (AIA-PF) is partnering with the Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) to present the inaugural “Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz,” a birdhouse-making competition, followed by a day at the gardens with music, food, an auction [...]

Zines, Comics & DIY

Zines, Comics & DIY

“It’s really very fun,” the man on the phone from Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch said in regard to the upcoming Zine Workshop on August 16th. After he explained further, we imagined a drawing, cutting, gluing, folding creative (without the brawling) free-for-all. At Vroman’s Hastings Branch, zines, comic books, or just about anything your mind imagines [...]

Teddy Bear TLC

Teddy Bear TLC

Does Teddy have a foot that’s flopping, his seams pulling apart? Does Panda’s neck loll because of too many grab ‘n carries by little hands with a death, but loving, grip? Kidspace’s Imagination Workshop will lead children into “up-cycle” their favorite stuffed animal “using soft circuit technology, some simple sewing techniques, and a whole lot [...]

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Hey, teens: Ready to put down the cell phone, click off Netflix and Hulu, and stretch your legs and minds? Teens age 11 to 17 are invited to a “truly epic” scavenger hunt at the Altadena Library on July 31st. Whether the hunt takes you scrambling around the library grounds or around stacks and shelves [...]

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Polearms, Daggers & Medieval Grappling!

Pasadena Central Libary is looking for a fight, though it shall be quite civilized and educational. On July 26th, teens may participate in a Swordscholar event learning German and Italian long sword styles, sword and shield, polearms, dagger, and medieval grappling. Swordscholar “teaches Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)” and is a regional youth program. HEMA [...]

“Two Decades of Amazing”

“Two Decades of Amazing”

It began as a family project, a way for Sierra Madre educator Gayle Blumel to offer her children to have a “meaningful and nurturing summer program.” “It” became the GATE Summer Musical Program. The name has morphed into the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program and is now celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary. Over two decades, thousands [...]

Wizards, Potions & Wands

Wizards, Potions & Wands

We welcome and support any effort made to have kids nurture, nudge, and unlatch their imagination and through her new endeavor, Pasadena StoryLab, Julia Edwards is working to help children take the stories in their heads and get them down on paper with words or pictures, share them orally, and even to structure them into a [...]

The Little Mermaid & HAIR

The Little Mermaid & HAIR

Giving students a 360-degree experience in the theater. That’s the idea of Pasadena’s Theatre 360. Kids not only get coached in acting, voice, and dance, but they are taught the backstage skills—lighting and sound, set design, costuming, assisting directing, and stage management—without adult intrusion, though with adult guidance. We are the only local company that [...]

Creating a Bug Hotel

Creating a Bug Hotel

Bugs can make us scream, , yelp, yip (sounds like “Yeep!”), and jump faster than we ever imagined we could. Then again, bugs often draw us closer—with their colors, their behavior, and their tenacity. On Saturday, June 28th, Kidspace welcomes children ages 5 to 11 to participate in a “Bug Hotel” workshop. A bug hotel is [...]

Interlocking Sculptures

Interlocking Sculptures

The forms and images are abstract, yet evoke the living form, reminiscent of plants and the human body. This is the basic definition of biomorphic. Biomorphism is “an art movement that began in the 20th century. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist, landscape architect, sculptor, and set designer. “In 1947, Noguchi…joined with George Nelson, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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