WISPPA Weekly Newsletter August 29, 2018

Events in South Pasadena.

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Next meeting is on Saturday, September 8th (2nd Saturday). “It’s All About U, The Utility Tax Takeaways” South Pasadena City Treasurer, Gary Pia will outline the facts of what the loss of the Utility User’s Tax will mean. Measure N will be on the November ballot. Please note the new times:9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments: 9:30 a.mmeeting
INFORMATION OF INTEREST: Please note that all events listed in this newsletter are for informational purposes only. It does not imply endorsement or specific support by WISPPA, unless stated otherwise. To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the newsletter is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication; however, we do not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy and completeness of the information. Please let us know if any corrections need to be made. Thank you!
  • WISPPA YEARLY DUES: Thanks to all who have already paid their WISPPA dues! We hope that ALL our members will renew their commitment to WISPPA. Please send in your check for $40 as soon as possible to WISPPA Treasurer, P.O Box 3075, South Pasadena, CA 91031.
  • WISPPA Special Event – Behind the Scenes at the Pasadena Playhouse. Be sure to RSVP. If you haven’t received an invitation, please respond to this email and one will be sent to you. CEO and Artistic Director Danny Feldman will be giving WISPPA members and their guests a look behind the scenes on September 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. (Refreshments will be served) There will also be an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the play that afternoon, Native Gardens, at a discounted rate of $40.
LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.htmfor the latest info and to access links to the various South Pas calendars: Chamber of Commerce, The City of South Pas, and The Senior Center classes and programs.


Wine and Song Series Wednesdays at 7pm – $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to wineandsong.com/schedule Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
Shop and Eat Like A French Chef -Farmers’ Market Tour and Tasting with Chef Bruno Every Thursday at 4:30 pm $45 per person,, visit BistrodelaGare.com to RSVP . Take a 30-minute shopping tour with Chef Bruno Morin as he guides you through the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market. He will educate and show you how to pick the best produce and seasonal ingredients Provence-style. After the tour, take a seat at the Chef’s table where you’ll enjoy a sampling of hors d’oeuvres and a farm-to-table Pissaladière (French Pizza). Taste your selection of of three wine samples to pair with the meal. Advanced reservation and pre-payment is required in order to attend. PS. Please bring your shopping list and appetites!
Jazz at the Blue Guitar – Thursdays at 7:30pm $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to www.blueguitar.club Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
Energy Efficiency Info Session- Free Wednesday, August 29 6:00pm to 8:00pm How do businesses cut costs through energy saving equipment and methods? Find out how! Join us on August 29th for a superb information session on Energy Efficiency. Energy Upgrade California is a statewide educational initiative empowering Californians to take energy management actions. By being energy efficient, businesses can operate and grow without the heavy burden of high utility bills. Join us to learn tips to save energy and money in your household and business. Refreshments, giveaway items, and energy tips will be provided! Our event is FREE and open to all businesses and community members. Location: Rosemead Community Center 3936 Muscatel Ave. Rosemead, 91770
SPARC Gallery Exhibition – Shelley Stephens – It’s About Time Exhibit: Through August 31, 2018 The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present the exhibition Shelley Stephens-It’s About Time at SPARC Gallery, located at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce on Mission Street. MICRONAUT, an independent curatorial design firm in South Pasadena, has organized the exhibition.SPARC GALLERY @ South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce 1121 Mission Street South Pasadena, CA 91030. Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. Please call the Chamber to schedule your visit at (626) 441 2339.
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. “How to Create a Website that is Gorgeous and Converts!” Mari Pfeiffer, Writer and Web Designer. Your business website is often the very first impression you give to potential clients or customers. This makes it crucial to know the ins and outs of building a site that will inspire your target audience to contact you, buy from you or hire you! Come by for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet some other local business people. You’ll leave by 9 with some insights and hints you can use for the benefit of your business. Carrow’s Restaurant RSVP $13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included. To RSVP, email info@southpasadena.net.
LWV – Voices from the Front Lines of Voter Engagement and Empowerment Thursday, September 6, 8:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Our three panelists for League Day were selected for their experience in mobilizing people to be aware of the issues that matter to them and then vote. Each panelist will tell about his/her group’s experiences and best practices for motivating and empowering communities in our current environment. After Q & A with the audience, each table of participants will discuss and plan specific activities to help people in the Pasadena area get registered, informed, and then vote. Our panelists: Michael Lawson is the current President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL), local chapter of the national Urban League (UL), Giovany Hernandez is a civic engagement specialist from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Hilda Coleman is a co-founder and publicist-coordinator of the Rise to Reunite movement in Pasadena, which supports and advances the cause of immigrant families Program: 8:00: Registration 8:30: Served breakfast (optional) 9:00 Program 10:15 Table Discussions 10:45 Brief business meeting for by-laws change Reservations are required for breakfast ($25) and close on August 31 at midnight. All others may register through Wednesday, September 5. (This allows us to plan for enough seating) Coffee only will be available for $2. RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/ or leave a phone message at our office: 626-798-0965. 160 N, Oakland Avenue, Pasadena
(Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut. Parking is limited; please consider carpooling.)
The MOMS Club of South Pasadena is kicking off the fall with its annual Open House on Monday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Garfield Park! Please join us for FREE crafts, snacks, and thousands of dollars in raffle prizes generously donated from local businesses in the area. Learn more about how our Club supports mothers in South Pasadena, San Marino, and San Gabriel (91775) through monthly socials, play dates, moms night outs, family outings, and community service activities. We can’t wait to see you there! Questions? Contact: southpasmoms@gmail.com.
South Pasadena Police and Fire Department Open House Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cost: Free 1422 Mission Street
Cruz’n for Roses Classic Car Show Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Mission Street Between Fair Oaks and Meridian, South Pasadena The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee invites you to their 14th annual Classic Car Show along legendary Route 66 (Mission Street). The show will feature hundreds of hot rods, custom cars, and classics, as well as a raffle, trophies, refreshments, food, exhibits, and vendors of all sorts. Car clubs and car enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun and display their cars. Independent judges will award trophies in all 18 car categories. For more information or to register your vehicle, visit www.sptor.org.
Congresswoman Judy Chu invites us to join her for her annual banquet on Monday, September 17 at Ocean Star Restaurant in Monterey Park. Since they expect to sell out, RSVP ASAP to Heather or Drew at rsvpforjudychu@gmail.com or call 310-477-8081 or go online.
San Gabriel Valley Water Forum Tuesday, September 18 7:30 am – 1:30 pm This educational event is open to the public, city officials and businesses. The program and luncheon will feature experts in the water industry who will cover important water topics on climate and water supply conditions, Delta sustainability, storm water capture, and recycled water. The participating partners include San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Water Quality Authority, Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, and NBC 4. Note for the first time the SGV Water Forum is approved for four (4) Continuing Education Contact Hours by the State Water Resources Control Board.Tickets. Tickets are $75 each, but a limited number of complimentary tickets have been reserved for students, teachers and school administrators in the San Gabriel Valley. Click here to register or contact us at (626) 443-2297 to reserve your ticket. Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona
SPARC gARTen pARTy Saturday, September 22 3:00 to 6:00 p.mThis is SPARC’s 1st Annual AWARDS BENEFIT for the Arts in South Pasadena. Join us and support the cultural programs and activities we create in the community. Come experience ” What We Do”. Hosted by Mary and Bill Urquhart. Food & Drink provided by Crossings and Griffins of Kinsdale. For more info or to RSVP, click here. Single ticket $50; Couple $90.
Museum Day in Southern California. September 22 Pasadena Star-News reports on local and area museums offering free entrance that day and how to get tickets.
ASID Pasadena Home & Garden Tour October 7th, 10:00am – 4:00pm The semi-guided tour will give design enthusiasts a glimpse into Pasadena’s rich culture, showcasing three diverse home and garden styles. A personal take on a designer showcase house, this tour takes you inside real properties throughout Pasadena and South Pasadena. Plus, a pop-up market dubbed First Stop, will feature local shops, food trucks, designers’ vendors, and free design consultations. Your first stop is at 1020 El Centro St. in South Pasadena! Buy your Earlybird tickets through Sepember 15th for a discounted pricehere! PRICE Non-Member: $37 Through 9/15
CERT Basic Training – Oct 6, 13, 20, 8:00am to 1:00pm each day This 12 hour course teaches the CERT Basics including Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, & Hazardous Materials. Must complete all 3 classes to graduate. In 95% of all emergencies, a neighbor, co-worker, or bystander is the first person at the scene of an emergency. Would you know what to do? – South Pasadena Fire Department (817 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena) – Please wear comfortable clothes (shorts OK) and sturdy shoes Register Here.