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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the Bard’s 450th birthday on April [...]

Hunting Eggs 2014

Hunting Eggs 2014

If Easter means bunnies and hunting for colored hard-boiled eggs (okay, plastic eggs filled with chocolate or jelly beans), then here are some choices where you don’t have to rise before dawn to hide the bounty… Egg-ceptional Celebration! at The Arboretum. Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (early 9 a.m. entry for members). “Children will [...]

Egg Hunt 2014

Egg Hunt 2014

Can’t walk or coordinate the hands, arms, legs, and knees for crawling? Can’t focus her eyes or doesn’t have a strong enough neck to hold his head up? No matter. The City of Pasadena’s Annual Spring Festival has announced an egg hunt for wee ones age 0-5. Literally. Zero to five years of age, they [...]

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Julia Edwards believes a child doesn’t need to be able to write (or read) to be a great storyteller. We tend to agree as memories of our junior Hometown Pasadena associate replay through our heads—many an evening was spent watching act after act of endless (until bedtime) improvisational plays with a cast of characters channeled [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Whether it’s Macduff and Macbeth fighting ferociously, Tybalt challenging Mercutio, or Hamlet scuffling with Laertes and grabbing his poisoned rapier, Shakespeare reveled in a good fight scene. And that doesn’t include all the melodramatic murders and suicides. For kids who are lured by the thought of learning swordplay, A Noise Within offers its annual summer [...]

Teen Tech

Teen Tech

Is your teen a techie, but also likes making things with his or her hands? Altadena Library is offering their “Teen Tech Week DIY Club” on Friday, March 14th. Get in touch with your creativity! We’re taking old technology, like cassette tapes, and making something new—like wallets and pencil holders!  Materials provided, although you are [...]

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

The Junior League of Pasadena’s 6th annual “Kids in the Kitchen” event is titled Follow the Seed. The program’s goal is to get kids motivated to choose a healthy lifestyle—through exercise and what they ingest. The event on March 30th will include seed planting, a mini farmer’s market, active games, practicing yoga, food preparation, and [...]

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Family Field Trip on Arbor Day

Native plant gardener, horticulturist, speaker, and blogger at Weeding Wild Suburbia, Barbara Eisenstein will lead a family field trip through the Arroyo Seco-South to celebrate Arbor Day. Discover “secrets” of the native trees, plants, and wildlife in South Pasadena’s Woodland and Wildlife Park. The park at Pasadena Avenue just before the York Boulevard Bridge has [...]

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

“What a Wonderful World” comes to Art Center for Kids when their classes start on February 23rd. For students ages 4-8, Art Center offers “classes in creativity, innovation, and visual literacy.” “Look Back in wonder…my 1st picture of Earth from the surface of Mars,” tweeted NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover last week. Accompanying that text was [...]

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